Match to resume tomorrow after rain suspends play
The semi-final 1 between India and New Zealand will resume on Monday after rain suspended the game on Sunday at the Old Trafford.
The latter part of the group-stage round of the World Cup was played without any disturbance from rain, but it has came down to play the spoilsport in the semi-final once again.
Before the start of the game, the weather forecast rightly predicted that rain will come into play and the match will likely have to be played on the reserve day. In the end, the scenario was exactly the same as New Zealand only managed to bat 46.1 overs on Sunday after winning the toss.
When only 3 overs were remaining, rain interrupted the play and it continued to pour hard since then. After waiting for for almost 4 hours, the umpires decided to suspend the play today and continue from the same stage tomorrow.
According to ICC, The match will recommence tomorrow (Wednesday 10 July) at 10.30am BST, weather permitting, with gates opening at 08.30am BST.
The game will continue where it was halted – New Zealand will complete their 50-over innings and India will then complete their 50-over innings, weather permitting. The match may be shortened dependent on conditions.
For the match to be completed, India are required to bat for at least 20 overs. 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.