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It seems even Gods are against South Africa doing well in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 as their hopes of a semi-final have been washed out along with their fixture against the West Indies at the Rose Bowl on Monday.

The ‘no result’ has given them a first point of the competition from four matches, but they likely needed double that in order to compete for the knockout phase. West Indies now have three points from three games.

“These are the worst,” South Africa captain Faf du Plessis said. “Both teams wanted to play and get results but you can’t control the weather.”

He added they will be bolstered by the return of seamer Ngidi in their next fixture against Afghanistan in Cardiff on Saturday.

“Lungi will be ready for the next match and it will be good to have him back. We haven’t played our best cricket so far and we’ve got to beat Afghanistan,” Du Plessis said

West Indies captain Jason Holder was left to rue what might have been after his side’s clinical start.

“Yeah, it was a really good start again by the bowlers, it’s unfortunate the weather came,” Holder said.

“So far we’ve been getting new ball wickets. It’s just a matter for our bowlers to hit the straps and continue doing what we’re doing.

“We would have probably been happy with that (three points from three games) at the start of the tournament.”