India-New Zealand match enters reserve day
July 10, 2019
The semifinal match between India and New Zealand was interrupted due to rains yesterday. The semi-final will continue on the reserve day that is today.
New Zealand won the toss and decided to bat first. The team made 211 runs at the loss of 5 wickets in 46.1 over. The innings had to be stopped due to heavy rains at the at Old Trafford stadium.
If New Zealand does not bat today, India will need to chase 237 in 47 overs. However, if the overs are reduced then the target will be 223 runs in 40 overs.
"In the event of poor weather for example, steps will be taken to be able to finish the match that day e.g. reducing the number of overs down to the minimum of 20 overs per team needed to achieve a result, or by extending the match by up to 120 min. If there is still no result on the scheduled match day, play will continue on the Reserve Day, using the same start time and hours of play as the scheduled match day. The reserve day will be a continuation not a restart, assuming play commenced on the original match day, meaning the score from the original match day will be carried through to the reserve day," tweeted BCCI
Earlier the league match between India and New Zealand had also washed out due to the bad weather.
"So the two-day international semi- finals to resume tomorrow. India will be happy with this compared to a curtailed game. #IndvNZ," tweeted former cricketer Mohammad Kaif.
England and defending champions Australia will face each other in seminal 2 tomorrow.