Rain forces abandonment in World Cup match

Wednesday 28th June 2017
Written by Danny Painter

Persistent overnight rain which continued into the morning forced an abandonment in the ICC Women’s World Cup match between South Africa and New Zealand in Derby without a ball bowled.

Both teams got off to a winning start in the tournament, New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by nine wickets, whilst South Africa were taken to the 49th over by Pakistan before they won by three wickets.

However, continuing rain and a wet outfield meant no play was possible between the unbeaten teams and the umpires abandoned the game shortly before 2.00pm.

New Zealand sit top of the group stage with three points, whilst South Africa sit second with the same points and only net run rate separating the sides.

The next game to take place in Derby is the clash between rivals India and Pakistan on Sunday 2 July; 10.30am start.

Tickets are available for all games in Derby, with prices starting from just £10 for adults. Tickets can be purchased online via

For more information about ICC Women’s World Cup, please call 01332 388 101 or email [email protected].

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