The ICC World Cup clash between the West Indies and South Africa came to watery end at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton Monday, after only 7.3 overs of play were possible before umpired were forced to abandon the match.
At 4.15 pm the game was called off and both teams left the venue with one point each. The point further hampers South Africa's ambition of reaching the semis, as they now have only one point after four matches with three losses. The West Indies, on the other hand, have three points from as many matches with a win and a loss.
The game had earlier got off on time and the West Indies, after winning the toss, asked a struggling South Africa to take the first strike.
Soldier Sheldon Cottrell then made two early breakthroughs to leave South Africa tottering at 29 for two when the rains came.
In the time that play was possible, Hashim Amla continued his woeful World Cup by edging Cottrell to Chris Gayle at slip for six and Aiden Markram also fell the Jamaican, caught down the leg side by wicketkeeper Shai Hope, for five.
Wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock was left unbeaten on 17 and skipper Faf du Plessis was yet to score. Cottrell at the time had figures of four overs two for 18.
The West Indies made two forced changes to the side with opener Evin Lewis and Andre Russell both failing fitness tests before the start. They were replaced by Darren Bravo and Kemar Roach. The Barbadian pacer Roach looked okay in his three overs that went for 10 runs.
The West Indies will return to the Ageas Bowl on Friday to play tournament favourites England.