Rain washes out India-NZ WC match

Sports Desk

14 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

India’s World Cup match against New Zealand was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to persistent heavy rain in Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Thursday.

As rain washed out the match both the teams got one point each.

Before coming to this match, New Zealand played three matches and India two and in all of them, both teams came up victorious. They are now the only two teams who are yet to suffer a loss in this World Cup.

With one point from this match, New Zealand’s tally reached seven as they cemented their place at the top of the points table, and India secured five points to be at number three right after New Zealand and Australia.

Earlier, three more World Cup matches were abandoned without a ball being bowled, or ended up with no result. The unseasonal rain is causing serious harm to the ongoing World Cup.

The spectators witnessed the first abandoned game in the World Cup when Pakistan were supposed to face Sri Lanka on June 7 at Bristol. After that, the battle between South Africa and West Indies ended with no result at Southampton. Later, Bangladesh’s last game against Sri Lanka was also abandoned due to rain at Bristol on June 11.

Bangladesh coach Steve Rhodes questioned why reserve days were not factored in after his side’s fixture against Sri Lanka in Bristol was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

International Cricket Council chief executive David Richardson said reserve days for every match would be “extremely complex to deliver”.

India will take on Pakistan on June 16 at Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester while New Zealand will face off South Africa on June 19 at Edgbaston in Birmingham.