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Lights go off twice

Chittagong: The floodlights at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, here, went off twice during the Group 1 match between England and South Africa, at the World Twenty, on Saturday.

One of the lights failed to start at the beginning of the match and later, during the seventh over of South Africa innings, the same floodlight went off.

With the players walking off twice in the middle of this crucial match, the interruptions ended up delaying the first innings.

Put to bat, South Africa were 62 for no loss in 7.3 overs when power failure halted play.

England captain Stuart Broad had sent down his third delivery when one of the towers went off, forcing the players and the umpires off the ground.

Amla was batting on 40 while Quinton de Kock was on 19 at the unscheduled break.

Only 11 balls were bowled when the match was first hit by a power failure and play resumed after 10 minutes.

On May 19, the Group B qualifying match between Ireland and United Arab Emirates twice plunged into darkness following power failure at the Sylhet Stadium.