Cricket World Cup 2015: Australia v Bangladesh washed out by rain

Australia have won seven of their past eight completed ODIs at the Gabba
Australia have won seven of their past eight completed ODIs at the Gabba
World Cup Pool A, Gabba, Brisbane
Australia v Bangladesh
No result - match abandoned

Australia's World Cup Pool A match against Bangladesh in Brisbane was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

Heavy rain overnight and throughout the day prevented any play at the Gabba.

Both sides took one point from the game and are level on three points in the group, three behind leaders New Zealand.

It is only the second World Cup match to be washed out completely, after Sri Lanka against West Indies at The Oval in 1979.

The weather prevented captain Michael Clarke from making his return from a hamstring injury, the Australia captain having missed the co-hosts' 111-run win over England on the first day of the tournament.

Clarke has not played a competitive international since having surgery in December, but made 64 in the World Cup warm-up win over the United Arab Emirates.

Bangladesh, who beat Afghanistan in their World Cup opener, face Sri Lanka in Melbourne on Thursday, while Australia play unbeaten New Zealand in Auckland on Saturday.

England sit bottom of Pool A after losing their first two games. Their next match is against Scotland in Christchurch on Monday.

The top four teams from each group qualify for the quarter-finals.

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Pool A
TeamPlayedWonLostN/RR/RPoints
1New Zealand3300+3.596
2Australia2101+2.223
3Bangladesh2101+2.103
4Sri Lanka1010-1.960
5Afghanistan1010-2.100
6Scotland1010-3.040
7England2020-3.950
Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza
Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza shelters from the rain
Bangladesh fans
Bangladesh have won only one of their 19 completed ODIs against Australia
Australia fans
The Gabba hosts Ireland's match against the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday

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