Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 02:48:35 pm
Cricket World Cup: South Africa v West Indies match rained off
June 11, 2019

South Africa's chances of qualifying for the World Cup semi-finals were dented when their match against West Indies was rained off.

The Proteas, who lost their first three games, reached 29-2 in the 7.3 overs possible in Southampton.

They collected their first World Cup point but face a struggle to finish in the top four in the group stage.

South Africa remain second from bottom of the table while West Indies climb two places to fifth.

Only 40 minutes of play were possible before persistent rain forced the players off.

This was the second match of the World Cup to be abandoned because of rain, following the wash-out between Pakistan and Sri Lanka on Friday.