As feared, India’s World Cup semi-final clash against New Zealand at Old Trafford stadium was interrupted by rain in Manchester on Tuesday and has spilled on to Wednesday, the reserve day kept for the tie.
Rain has stopped play at the Old Trafford stadium in Manchester.
As feared, India’s World Cup semi-final clash against New Zealand at Old Trafford stadium was interrupted by rain in Manchester on Tuesday and has spilled on to Wednesday, the reserve day kept for the tie. The match will pick up from where it was left off on Tuesday. New Zealand were 211/5 with just 23 balls left to bat when rain halted play.
Latest update: The weather forecast for Wednesday, however, also does not look very promising. “Skies will often be cloudy through Wednesday, with further heavy showers at times. Some brighter interludes are possible between the showers though,” according to reports.
On the reserve day, New Zealand will first complete their 50-over innings and India will then complete their 50-over innings, weather permitting. The match may be shortened dependent on conditions.
For the match to be completed, India are required to bat for at least 20 overs. In case the Duckworth-Lewis System does come into play, these are the revised targets India will have to chase based on the number of overs.
In the event that play cannot be completed on Wednesday as well and the match is washed out, India will qualify for the final on the basis of more points (15) than New Zealand (11) in the league stage.
Virat Kohli’s men had finished top of the league table at the Cricket World Cup after Australia lost their last league stage match to South Africa. The Aussies will take on England in the other semi-final on July 11 at Edgbaston.
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