New Zealand reached to 211/5 off 46.1 overs before rain stopped play in their World Cup semi-final against India at Old Trafford on Tuesday.
Ross Taylor was batting on 67 and Tom Latham at three not out when persistent rain worsened sufficiently for the umpires to take the players off the field.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson had earlier scored 67 after winning the toss, with Jasprit Bumrah (1-25 off eight overs) leading a disciplined India bowling attack.
With the rain still falling down in Manchester, there are chances that New Zealand wouldn’t bat again in the match. In that case, India will be given a revised target using the Duckworth-Lewis method.
In case New Zealand doesn’t bat again, India’s revised target in:
46 overs will be 237
40 overs will be 223
35 overs will be 209
30 overs will be 192
25 overs will be 172
20 overs will be 148
This could affect India adversely as these revised targets could be tricky to chase down, giving the conditions. If the match doesn’t get over by day end today, then it will continue tomorrow, which is the first semi-final’s reserve day.
If there is no play tomorrow as well then India will qualify for the final as they finished ahead of New Zealand in the league stage.