Match Report – NEP vs SL 23rd Match, Group D, June 11, 2024

Sri Lanka vs Nepal
Match abandoned without a ball bowled

Sri Lanka and Nepal came to Lauderhill searching for their first wins, hoping to put their T20 World Cup 2024 on track. However incessant rain, heavy enough to trigger flash-flood alerts for local residents, left both teams splitting one point apiece. That means Sri Lanka are almost certainly out of Super Eights contention while Nepal’s chances of qualification also took a hit. South Africa, currently Group D toppers, were confirmed a place in the Super Eights.

For Sri Lanka to now qualify, they first need to hope the Bangladesh v Netherlands fixture on June 13 in Bridgetown is a washout, and then defeat Netherlands in their last group-stage game on June 16. They also need South Africa to beat Nepal by a small margin on June 14, and then for Nepal to beat Bangladesh by a big margin on June 16. Nepal could still qualify if they complete big wins against South Africa and Bangladesh in their last two games.

The weather also puts the remaining three games in Lauderhill under the spotlight. With rain forecast through the week, upcoming games could also be affected. Lauderhill is set to host three Group A games featuring India, Pakistan, Canada, USA and Ireland between June 14 and June 16.

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