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.
🔷 🇮🇳 need to bat at least 20 overs for a result
🔷 If possible, a result will be reached today
🔷 If not, the game will continue tomorrow
🔷 If still no result is possible, 🇮🇳 will progress to the #CWC19 final, as group winners#INDvNZhttps://t.co/Xim0zBSCug
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 9, 2019
Let’s look at the possible scenarios if the rain continues to pour.
There is an additional two hours’ playing time to complete the match on the scheduled day and a reserve day.
India needs to bat at least 20 overs as per Duckworth Lewis method, in order to get a result.
If a result is not reached today, the match will start from where it stopped.
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.