IND vs NZ: Rain defers match; what happens next?Last updated on Jul 09, 2019, 10:59 pm
Persistent rain deferred the ongoing semi-final clash of the ICC World Cup 2019 between India and New Zealand.
With Wednesday being a reserve day, the match would start from where it ended today.
Batting first, New Zealand so far have managed to score 211/5 in 46.1, with fans witnessing some great bowling from India.
Here is the report from Tuesday.
How did the day pan out?
Winning the toss, Kane Williamson decided to bat first on a seemingly dry surface.
However, the decision backfired as they were off to an extremely slow start.
Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled their hearts out in the first power-play.
However, it was once again the pair of Williamson (67) and Ross Taylor (67*), who helped Kiwis to post 211/5, before rain halted play.
Records that were broken on Tuesday
Bumrah has bowled the most number of maidens (9) in this World Cup.
Kiwis posted the lowest power-play total (27/1) in the 2019 edition of the World Cup.
Williamson became the highest run-scorer (548) for New Zealand in a World Cup.
NZ posted third slowest 100, in this World Cup.
What would be revised target in case overs are reduced?
In case Kiwis don't bat anymore and gameplay is reduced, following would be the revised totals for India:
46 over - 237
40 over - 223
35 over - 209
30 over - 192
25 over - 172
20 over - 148
Key information about the reserve day
Information on reserve day:— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) July 9, 2019
First thing, they'll try to get a result today. Just like any normal rain interruption - shorten overs, DLS, etc.
They'll go for the reserve day only if the result is not produced today, after all the methods, like a normal day.
What happens in case there is rain on Wednesday?
In case there is rain interruption on Wednesday, the Duckworth-Lewis equation would come into picture, until the 20-over limit.
In case we don't get a game of at least 20-over a side, it would lead to the match being called off.
Meanwhile, India would qualify to the final on the basis of finishing above New Zealand in the opening round.