Matches abandoned today due to rain. The Men’s T20 World Cup match between Ireland and Afghanistan was abandoned without a ball being bowled because of rain at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Afghanistan’s previous game against New Zealand was also abandoned on Wednesday because of rain at the same venue. England move to second in Group 1, based on their superior net run-rate, while Australia also sit on three points following abandonment; rain also washes out Ireland vs Afghanistan earlier in the day at the same venue.
Matches abandoned today due to rain | ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022
Ireland next face holders and hosts Australia in Brisbane at 08:00 GMT on Monday.
“It’s very disappointing, we’d played good cricket and were looking forward to this but can’t do much about the weather,” said Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie.
“It’ll be like a different country up in Brisbane. We want to push the champions.”
Afghanistan’s next tie is also in Brisbane, against Sri Lanka at 04:00 GMT on Tuesday.
“Most of the players are disappointed, not having played on such a fantastic ground [the MCG],” said Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi.
“But the weather is not in our control, so we have to accept it. We look forward to the future games and hope to win.”