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Bangladesh, Afghanistan share trophy as rain washes out final

A general view of the field is pictured at the Sher-e-Bangla National stadium in Dhaka on September 24, 2019.

A general view of the field is pictured at the Sher-e-Bangla National stadium in Dhaka on September 24, 2019.   | Photo Credit: AFP

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Match officials declared the game abandoned 1500GMT as the rain showed no sign of stopping.

The final of the tri-nation Twenty20 tournament between Bangladesh and Afghanistan washed out without a ball being bowled at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Tuesday.

Match officials declared the game abandoned at 9pm local time (1500GMT) as the rain showed no sign of stopping — making it impossible to hold even a curtailed-over game.

The trophy was shared between the two teams after the wash-out.

It means hosts Bangladesh got a hand on the trophy of a Twenty20 tournament involving more than two teams for the first time in their history.

The wash-out also rounded off a mixed tournament for both teams as Bangladesh won three of their four matches in the league phase, while Afghanistan won their first two matches before losing the next two.

Zimbabwe was the other team of the tournament.

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