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Manchester weather: India vs New Zealand Cricket World Cup semi-final could see more rain on reserve day

Worst case scenario is there is no play, which would mean India go through to Sunday's final

India captain Virat Kohli leaves after rain stopped play during the first 2019 Cricket World Cup semi-final at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Jason Cairnduff / Reuters
India captain Virat Kohli leaves after rain stopped play during the first 2019 Cricket World Cup semi-final at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Jason Cairnduff / Reuters

What:

Reserve day of first 2019 Cricket World Cup semi-final

Who:

India v New Zealand

Where:

Old Trafford, Manchester

When:

Play, which got under way yesterday, is scheduled to resume at 1.30pm (UAE time) today

Current status:

New Zealand were 211-5 in 46.1 overs before rain ended play for the rest of the day

Weather update:

According to one local media report, the weather forecast for today also looks grim with rain expected. "Skies will often be cloudy through Wednesday, with further heavy showers at times. Some brighter interludes are possible between the showers though," the report said.

How to decide the winner:

Weather permitting, the game will continue where it was halted as New Zealand will complete their 50-over innings before India complete theirs. The match may be shortened dependent on conditions.

According to the International Cricket Council, India have to bat for at least 20 overs for the match to be completed. If after the reserve day the match has still not reached a result, India will progress to the final given their higher finishing position in the group stage.

Updated: July 10, 2019 09:29 AM

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