Rain interrupted play with India in control against New Zealand in their semi-final at Old Trafford on Tuesday. But what will happen if New Zealand innings does not start again?
Incessant rain stopped play with 3.5 overs left in New Zealand's innings in their semi-final against India at Old Trafford in Manchester on Tuesday. There was a threat of rain on the day of semi-final. and it finally stopped play with New Zealand on 211 for 5.
Kane Williamson scored 67 to lead New Zealand's fightback after Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar had started off well for India. Bumrah struck early to remove Martin Guptill while Ravindra Jadeja sent Henry Nicholls back.
Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor were looking to knuckle down before Yuzvendra Chahal removed the New Zealand captain.
If New Zealand does not get to bat again (NZ score 211 for 5 off 46.1 overs), how much do Men In Blue need to chase down?
India's 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
In that case, India's DLS-adjusted target for 46 overs would be 237. More significantly, India will need to score 148 according to their Duckworth Lewis method target if their innings is reduced to 20 overs.
India's league match against New Zealand was washed out without a ball being bowled in Nottingham. India reached the semi-finals after winning 7 of their 8 completed matches.
They had lost to England in a high-scoring match while New Zealand qualified for the semi-finals with 11 points. India are playing their 7th World Cup semi-finals while New Zealand have reached the semi-finals 8 times now.
In 2015, New Zealand had lost the World Cup final to Australia. In case the match is not completed today also India will cruise into finals on the basis of gaining most points in the group stage.