Live Updates

  • 8:47 PM IST

    So, that looks done. Yes, the match is called off. Amla and De Kock remain unbeaten.

  • 8:20 PM IST

  • 8:17 PM IST

    But wait a minute, oh no, is this even for real! The rain, yes, the rain is back!

  • 8:16 PM IST

    South Africa in cruise control here, 12.4 overs gone, SA 95/0 (Amla 51, De Kock 37)

  • 8:09 PM IST

  • 8:00 PM IST

  • 7:59 PM IST

    The rain has stopped and we will be having a 31-over contest starting. The sun is out, the West Indian players are practicing around and the floodlights are lit already.

  • 7:59 PM IST

    After a very long delay, finally we are going to have some play.

  • 7:23 PM IST

    Nothing much to report from Bristol, folks. Just the rain, covers are still on and the wait gets longer.

  • 6:53 PM IST

  • 6:50 PM IST

    Bad weather has led to the Pakistan-Bangladesh match to be called off. It looks like both teams did not want to take a chance since it’s a warm-up match.

  • 6:29 PM IST

    At Cardiff, not only the rain has stopped, even the cut-off time has been pushed to 4:15 pm local.

  • 6:29 PM IST

    The previous update was regarding the South Africa-West Indies match in Bristol.

  • 6:28 PM IST

    Good news! The covers are coming off and it looks very bright. Play to resume at 2pm local time (6.30 pm IST). It’s going to be a 39-overs-a-side contest.

  • 6:02 PM IST

  • 6:01 PM IST

    It’s almost the same situation in Bristol, we have begun losing overs. It’s already been over 100 minutes of play stoppage overall.

  • 5:56 PM IST

    In Cardiff, we have started losing overs, lunch has been taken, the cut-off time is 3pm, still some time left. So, let’s keep our fingers crossed.

  • 5:16 PM IST

    Same is the situation in Cardifff, it’s turning out to be a really annoying day for fans in England.

  • 5:15 PM IST

    There’s actually nothing going on in Bristol, the drizzle remains a drizzle and the covers which were on, remain on.

  • 4:57 PM IST

  • 4:50 PM IST

    At Cardiff, just as predicted, the shower looks a short one, and the covers are being removed. Fingers crossed the rain stays away!

  • 4:41 PM IST

    South Africa are cruising along, 9.3 overs gone, SA 60/0 (Amla 33, De Kock 21). But wait, wait, wait, the rain has arrived!

  • 4:26 PM IST

  • 4:24 PM IST

    Good news! Play is ready to resume in Bristol, no overs have been lost!

  • 4:14 PM IST

    Meanwhile, here’s an update of the Indian team.

  • 4:13 PM IST

  • 4:13 PM IST

    At Bristol, the rain has reduced, but it’s still there, like one of those typical English mornings.

  • 3:49 PM IST

    Oh, dear! It left us alone for over eight overs, but it’s here, rain has arrived in Bristol as well. Now, both matches are stopped thanks to the rain.

  • 3:27 PM IST

    Bad news folks. It’s pouring in Cardiff, the covers are firmly in place and looks like the toss is set to be delayed. Stick around for more updates.

Hello and welcome to Day 3 of the ICC World Cup 2019 warm-up matches. Today we have two matches — South Africa vs West Indies and Pakistan vs Bangladesh.

South Africa, the perennial chokers in the World Cup, are looking to punch above their weight this time and are satisfied with the spotlight away from them. Meanwhile, an inexperienced West Indies side, pitted as darkhorses in the mega event, will be an entertaining lot under the astute leadership of Jason Holder.