The World Cup semi-final between India and New Zealand on Tuesday was postponed for the next reserved day after the match was washed out by rain which persisted for several hours. The decision was finally made at around 6:25 pm (10:25 pm PST), approximately four-and-a-half hours after it started to rain.
The Black Caps were 211 for the loss of five wickets after 46 overs when play was stopped. According to the report, the “weather forecast for tomorrow is apparently worse”.
According to ICC, it was raining heavily at first in Manchester which later reduced to a drizzle but again picked up after a while. The commentators reported at 5 pm (9 pm PST) that “if the match fails to start by 6:35 pm (10:35 pm PST), for a 20-over game, then it will be deferred to tomorrow. And for that to happen the rain has to ideally stop by 5:30 pm (9:30 pm PST).”
This is in accordance with the rules of the International Cricket Council (ICC). Ross Taylor and Tom Latham were on the crease when the game was interrupted by the rain. Taylor had scored 67 off 85 balls, while Latham stood at 3.
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