3rd Match, Dublin (Malahide), May 09, 2019, Ireland Tri-Nation Series

Match abandoned without a ball bowled


Rain washes out Ireland-Bangladesh match in Dublin

Persistent showers forced the game to be called off before the toss could take place

Umpires Aleem Dar and Mark Hawthorne take shelter from the rain, Ireland v Bangladesh, tri-series, Dublin, May 9, 2019

Umpires Aleem Dar and Mark Hawthorne take shelter from the rain  •  Sportsfile via Getty Images

The ODI between Ireland and Bangladesh - the third of the tri-nation series, involving West Indies as the other team - was called off due to heavy rain in Malahide. The match officials waited till 2.15pm local time before making the decision as the rain didn't stop for much of the morning and afternoon.
The toss also didn't take place as the rain began soon after the teams arrived at the venue. There was also a lot of rain on Wednesday evening as well. Today's game would have been the first meeting between Bangladesh and Ireland in two years.
The two teams now split points which takes Bangladesh to the top of the points table with six points, followed by West Indies who are now on five points from two games. They beat Ireland by 196 runs before getting trounced by eight wickets by Bangladesh.
Ireland now take on West Indies in the fourth game of the tri-series, also in Malahide, on Saturday. The weather forecast is much better for that game.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84