West Indies vs. Bangladesh, Only T20: Highlights, Scorecard, Report

Chris Teale@@chris_tealeFeatured ColumnistAugust 27, 2014

Bangladeshi cricketer Tamim Iqbal plays a shot during a warm-up cricket match against United Arab Emirates ahead of the Twenty20 World Cup Cricket in Fatullah, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
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Rain and power issues forced the abandonment of the one-off Twenty20 International between West Indies and Bangladesh in St. Kitts.

A torrential downpour and unreliable floodlights forced the umpires to call the game off after just 4.4 overs had been bowled and the players had been off for over two hours in a delay.

Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo returned for the T20 side, with Sulieman Benn and Andre Fletcher among those to miss out.

Meanwhile, Shamsur Rahman and Mohammad Mithun were brought in for Imrul Kayes and Mominul Haque for Bangladesh from the team that played the third ODI.

The visitors won the toss and chose to bat, and they made a good start through Tamim Iqbal and Anamul Haque, with both hitting early boundaries.

West Indies vs. Bangladesh, Only Twenty20 International Scorecard
Bangladesh Innings
T. IqbalNot Out119
A. HaqueNot Out1919
Total31-04.4 overs
K. Santokie20180
S. Cottrell2150
Dwayne Bravo0.4080
ESPN Cricinfo

However, in the fifth over, the game was interrupted by a torrential downpour of rain and howling winds that forced the players off the field with the visitors’ score on 31-0.

The game was interrupted for well over two hours, with the ground’s floodlights also going out periodically in the midst of the swirling wind and rain.

Having gone off at 8:17 p.m. local time, the umpires emerged at 10:35 p.m. local time and after a long discussion decided to call off the game.

The floodlights appeared to be the major issue, as power issues at Warner Park meant they flickered on and off and thus were deemed unfit for purpose by the umpires.

It meant a disappointing end for both teams, who share the one-match T20 series and now move onto the two-match Test series.