SOUTHAMPTON, June 10: After a long delay owing to rain, the World Cup match between South Africa and the West Indies had to be abandoned here today.
Sheldon Cottrell�s double-blow had rattled South Africa before the play was stopped due to rain. Invited to bat by the West Indies, South Africa got the first jolt in the third over as Cottrell got Hashim Amla (6) caught at slip by Chris Gayle.
Before the Proteas could recover, the left-arm pacer struck again in the seventh over to send back Aiden Markram (5). South Africa were 29/2 in the eighth over with skipper Faf du Plessis (0) and Quinton de Kock (17) at the crease when rain halted play.
West Indies had brought in Darren Bravo and Kemar Roach in place of Evin Lewis and injured Andre Russell. South Africa too made two changes bringing in Aiden Markram and Beuran Hendricks in place of JP Duminy and Tabraiz Shamsi. With the match being abandoned both South Africa and West Indies take a point each from this match while it is the second washout in four days. � Agencies