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ICC World Cup Semi-final India vs New Zealand : What happens if rains don’t stop?

The 2019 ICC World Cup semi-final between India and New Zealand in Manchester, Old Trafford has been interrupted by rain on Tuesday with New Zealand on 211 for 5 in 46.1 overs.

The players were forced off the ground at 2.01 pm local time and there is the option of a reserve day in case a result cannot be achieved on Tuesday.

Reserve day to be used ONLY if the game cannot be completed on Tuesday.




If there was no reserve day, by any hook or crook the match referee would want the game to be completed on Tuesday. If the covers come off and the rains clear, DLS (Duckworth-Lewis) would come into play.

For a result to be achieved, India will have to bat 20 overs. Unless New Zealand bowl India out, or India achieve their target, in lesser time.

If that’s not possible, the game will RESUME at 10.30am local time Wednesday from where it stopped.



Again if there are rains on reserve day India will be winners as they finished higher than New Zealand in the league stage.


Source : Various





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