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ICC World Cup 2019: South Africa finally claim points after a washout against West Indies

The 15th World Cup match between South Africa and West Indies in Southampton was washed out on Monday after 7.3 overs due excessive rains.

The teams share a point each which means that South Africa finally opened their account on the points table but they remain winless playing 4 games. While, West Indies, on the other hand, are now with 3 points from as many games and are now level with Sri Lanka on the 5th spot.

Windies captain Jason Holder who won the toss and opted to field first putting the Proteas in trouble as fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell’s 2 wickets reduced them to 29/2 in the 8th over.

First to fall was veteran Hashim Amla on 6, second was Aiden Markram.

When captain Faf du Plessis joined Quinton de Kock in the middle to try and resurrect the innings but 8 balls later the showers arrived forcing the players off the field.

The rains however did stop intermittently but the ground was too wet to continue play, eventually abandoning the game. This is the second game that has been washed away after the clash between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

West Indies will next play hosts England on June 14 before South Africa meet Afghanistan a day later.