Dhaka - 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.
officials declared the game abandoned at 21:00 local time (17:00 SA time) 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.
means hosts Bangladesh got a hand on the trophy of a Twenty20
tournament involving more than two teams for the first time in their
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
"Disappointing that we didn't get any match today. It
was a very important final. We didn't play our best cricket in this
tournament but leading up to the final we played some good cricket,"
Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan said.
Afghanistan captain Rashid Khan hailed the fans who waited in the gallery, defying the rain and hoping for some action.
crowd we had today was amazing. We wanted to have a game today. I think
it was incredible performance from the guys. So unlucky that we didn't
get the match today," he said.
Afghanistan's Rahmanullah Gurbaz was named player of the tournament for making 133 runs in four innings.
Zimbabwe were the other team of the tournament.