Rain had been predicted in Southampton, with the match the second of the tournament to be washed out after Sri Lanka versus Pakistan was abandoned without a ball being bowled in Bristol.
Only 7.3 overs were bowled at Hampshire's Rose Bowl on Monday after West Indies skipper Jason Holder won the toss and sent South Africa in to bat, expecting the Duckworth-Lewis run-rate calculator to come into play with heavy rain in the forecast.
He rested due to concussion symptoms for the game against Bangladesh, but then could only make a pair of 6s against India and the West Indies in Southampton.
This lack of confidence in their ability has filtered through to the pitch, with De Kock's 68 against England remaining South Africa's top score in the competition.
The Faf du Plessis-led side have got off to a worst possible start, with just one point to their name from four encounters.
Senior batsmen such as Hashim Amla and JP Duminy have yet to get out of the starting blocks, while youngsters such as Aiden Markram has looked like a deer in the headlights.
But three deliveries into Oshane Thomas' first over, rain forced the players off the field before umpires called off the game.
West Indies coach Floyd Reifer refused to lament a victory opportunity lost, instead insisting his side will continue their aggressive approach. Both teams wanted to play and get results but you can't control the weather.
South Africa will now face Afghanistan this Sunday at 12.30am while West Indies will take on England 9.30pm this Friday.
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United Kingdom clients can stream this match via BBC iPlayer , US clients can stream this match via NBC Sports Live Extra . Marta, a 33-year-old forward, missed Sunday's match with a left thigh injury she suffered last month in training.
Du Plessis added: "He will be disappointed he got out, but he has been hitting the ball really well in the nets so we just are hoping it's around the corner for him".
"I feel like we are batting well but we just haven't done it long enough".
"We are hoping he pulls up alright".
"If we do that, and the results start one by one happening, then this team will get a lot of confidence from that for the later stages".
ESPNcricinfo had reported first how the offer was made by de Villiers in May, just a day before South Africa selectors announced their final 15-member squad for the prestigious quadrennial event.
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The British London 2012 Olympic champion had a concussion test after the first defeat of his 23-fight career. Ruiz produced one of heavyweight boxing's biggest shocks to take the Briton's IBF, WBO and WBA world titles.
David Ortiz undergoes more surgery in Boston after shooting
Abel Gonzalez, who performed the surgery in the Dominican Republic, had said Ortiz was in stable enough condition to travel. He was stabilized and then flown to Boston and taken by ambulance, with police escort, to Massachusetts General Hospital.
Norway opens World Cup with 3-0 win over Nigeria
Guro Reiten opened the scoring for the Norwegians in the 17th minute before Lisa-Marie Utland made it 2-0 in the 34th minute. Giulia Gwinn got the only goal of the game six minutes after the hour mark to seal three points for the Germans.
Messi shines for Argentina
However, Argentina will hope that Messi is in full flow in the Copa America to help the South Americans win the coveted title. The left footer found the net in the 37th minute of the match before doubling Argentina's lead just 96 seconds later.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel in the works
The teaser trailer for the sequel revealed Link and Zelda exploring dark dungeons, terrifying villains, and a glimpse of Hyrule. Nintendo showed a short trailer for the sequel during its presentation at the E3 gaming show in Los Angeles.
US opens World Cup against Thailand
It always felt like the Netherlands would squeak out a win, especially with 16 shots on the day, and they did just that. It's been a trend at the tournament so far, with much stronger teams failing to convincingly put opponents away.
Fourth American died at Dominican Republic resort, report says
Another woman who stayed at the Bahia Principe this week claimed that she "vomited blood" after drinking a 7-UP from her minibar. Kaylynn Knull said she and her boyfriend enjoyed their vacation until they noticed their room beginning to smell of chemicals.
China prepares for 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup opener
At midfield, 24-year-old Lindsey Horan and 23-year-old Rose Lavelle figure to thrive in their first chance on the World Cup stage. However, it is just a fraction of the $400 million in prize money for last year's men's World Cup in Russian Federation .
Build-a-Bear Workshop changes 'Pay Your Age' promotion
Build-A-Bear ended up issuing an apology and giving out vouchers to those who were unable to get into the insanely crowded stores. That ticket will enable guests to visit a Build-A-Bear Workshop during one of two redemption periods in the week of June 24-28.