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India vs New Zealand Semi-final: All You Need to Know About the Reserve Day

Rain has stopped play at the Old Trafford stadium in Manchester.

Rain has stopped play at the Old Trafford stadium in Manchester.

Here is everything you need to know about resumption and reserve days.

The 2019 ICC World Cup semi-final between India and New Zealand in Manchester, Old Trafford was interrupted by rain on Tuesday (July 9), with New Zealand on 211 for 5 in 46.1 overs.

The players were forced off the ground at 2.01 pm local time and the play was finally called off after incessant rain ensured no play was possible. This means the play will resume on Wednesday (July 10), the reserve day. The play will resume from the same stage, where New Zealand will complete their innings and then India will chase.

Here is everything you need to know about resumption and reserve days.

How does the Reserve Day work?

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The reserve day will be a continuation not a restart, assuming play commenced on the original match day, meaning the score from the original match day will be carried through to the reserve day.

If no play was possible on the original planned match day, a full 50-over per team match will commence on the Reserve Day, weather permitting.

A tied match will use a super over to determine the winner.

What if it rains through the reserve day?

India will be winners if there’s no play on the reserve day either, as they finished higher than New Zealand in the league stage.

What if the final is washed out?

If rain plays spoilsport in the final, even on the reserve day, the trophy will be shared by the two finalists.

What if there is a tie?

A super over will be used.