Both the Group 1 crucial encounters on Friday at the MCG got washed out due to continuous rain in Melbourne from last few days. This also included Australia’s high-stakes clash against England in the Super 12 round , which turned out to be a damp after heavy rain washed out the match.
Due to the abandoned game, Australia will need to beat Ireland and Afghanistan with a big margin to qualify for the semifinals of the T20 World Cup. And England will have to win their both the remaining games against New Zealand and Srilanka. England have a better net run rate than Australia so margin of defeat will not be a point of consideration for them.
Though Cricket Fans left angry and also slammed the ICC and the officials for making games scheduled in rain affected area. Here are some of the reactions: