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The rain stopped play at Old Trafford in the semi-final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first against India in Manchester.

The Kiwis were 211/5 after 46.3 overs when rain interrupted the proceedings at Old Trafford.

The ongoing World Cup has already witnessed record 4 washouts.

If New Zealand doesn’t bat again, India’s DLS-adjusted target for 20 overs will be 148, and 237 for 46 overs.

Let’s look at the possible scenarios if the rain continues to pour.

SCENARIO 1:

There is an additional two hours’ playing time to complete the match on the scheduled day and a reserve day.

SCENARIO 2:

India needs to bat at least 20 overs as per Duckworth Lewis method, in order to get a result.

SCENARIO 3:

If a result is not reached today, the match will start from where it stopped.

SCENARIO 4:

India will automatically qualify for the World Cup final as group leaders but only if a 20-overs-per-side match cannot be completed on the reserve day.

 

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