India vs New Zealand, World Cup 2019: Will the game get washed out if it continues raining?

The semis between India and New Zealand has stopped due to rain, and if rain does not stay away, the reserve day will come into play.
India vs New Zealand, World Cup 2019: Will the game get washed out if it continues raining? India vs New Zealand, World Cup 2019: Will the game get washed out if it continues raining?
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Rain has affected the much-awaited World Cup 2019 semi-final clash between India and New Zealand, with heavy downpour lashing Manchester. Play had stopped with New Zealand at 211 for 5 after 46.1 overs, and chances of rain clearing up today seem bleak. 

However, the match will not be washed away, just yet The ICC has alloted a reserve day for the semi-final and the finals, which means that if rain plays spoilsport during these games, the match can be played the next day. 

So, what are the scenarios of the game continuing tomorrow?

The umpires will try their best to ensure that the match is complete today. However, the deadline for the game to start after the rain interruption is 11.10pm IST. The rain has not yet stopped though, which means that a start today looks unlikely. 

If the match will start at 11.10pm IST, it will be a 20-over game. If rain falls again after India begin their innings, then the remaining overs will be played tomorrow. For example, if India bat 8 overs of their 20 overs today, they will have 12 overs remaining tomorrow. 

However, the more likely scenario is that the remaining game will not be held today. In that scenario, both teams will play out their 50 overs tomorrow. New Zealand have batted 46.1 overs, and they will complete their 50 overs, before India take the field. 

There is prediction of rain tomorrow as well, and if the rain clouds do not stay away and affect proceedings and a shortened game is unlikely, the game will be abandoned. 

India will qualify if the match is washed out tomorrow as well, as they finished with more points in the league table.

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