File photo: More rain prevented Hong Kong and Scotland from taking the field at Mission Road © Getty Images
The second ODI between Hong Kong and Scotland at Mission Road has been abandoned without a ball bowled due to consistent rain across the city. The match had been pushed into a reserve day but that mattered little as wet weather continued from Thursday into Friday and with no chance of the field drying out, play was called off before the scheduled start time on Friday’s reserve day.
The result means each team gets a point from the abandonment, which pushes Hong Kong above Netherlands into first place, though Netherlands has a chance to leapfrog Hong Kong when they play UAE on Friday in Abu Dhabi. Scotland is now in third place with seven points, one point ahead of Kenya on the points table.
This marks the third time in six scheduled WCL Championship matches during the current competition that Scotland has had to split points due to poor weather following a no result and a total abandonment in the Netherlands last September. Scotland also came close to missing out on maximum points in their opening two encounters at home in July against Nepal but managed to come away with two wins despite wet weather in Ayr.
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Source: ESPN Crickinfo