India vs New Zealand rain scenario: The Sportsrush tells you how the winner of the first semi-final will be decided in Manchester.
During the first semi-final of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between India and New Zealand at Old Trafford, the tournament faced the wrath of inclement weather conditions after a significant halt.
It is worth mentioning that some matches of the tournament were affected by rain during the first half of the tourney. However, things drastically improved in the second half.
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) July 9, 2019
Talking about this match, clouds had started to make an impact since morning but it was only during the 47th over of New Zealand’s innings that the match got delayed due to a wet outfield. After New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and chose to bat, New Zealand have scored a mediocre 211/5 in 46.1 overs.
Hit by an impressive bowling performance from the Indian bowlers and a strange batting approach, New Zealand haven’t managed to post a match-winning total at the moment. The Kiwis would be expecting veteran batsman Ross Taylor (67) and wicket-keeper batsman Tom Latham (3) to finish well in the remaining 23 balls.
India vs New Zealand rain scenario
What calls for an interesting question is how the outcome of the knockout match will be decided if it gets washed out due to rain?
It is worth mentioning that ICC (International Cricket Council) have kept a reserve day for all the three knockout matches in the tournament. If no play is possible today, the match will not restart but start from the same point tomorrow.
The forecast has taken a turn for the worse, sadly. You can make up time upto two hours and all effort will be made to get a result today. Only goes into tomorrow if it isn’t possible to end the game today.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 9, 2019
Just in case the weather doesn’t permit any play to happen tomorrow as well, India will be declared the winners because they finished the league stage at a higher position as compared to New Zealand.
With seven wins in nine matches, India were the table-toppers in the league stage. On the contrary, with five wins in nine matches, New Zealand had finished the league stage at No. 4.