India vs Pakistan: What happens if match is abandoned due to rain

With rain pouring down in Kolkata ahead of India vs Pakistan, we look at the way forward if in case the match gets called off.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: March 20, 2016 8:46 pm
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The clock is ticking down to India versus Pakistan at the Eden Gardens in ICC World T20. But in what are worrying scenes at the moment, the rain is likely to play spoilsport. It has been raining consistently since last night with sun playing hide and seek every now and then. But what would happen if the match is indeed washed out? We look at the scenarios:

PHOTOS: Rain plays havoc in Kolkata

SCENARIOS

At the moment, with no balls bowled, the standings see New Zealand at the top with four points having played two matches, Pakistan second with two points having played one and India are fourth with no points after their loss to New Zealand. Australia and Bangladesh also have zero points and stand third and fifth respectively.

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If the match gets washed out, both teams get a single point. Pakistan stay second with three points from two games and India leapfrog Australia to go third with one point as well. But Australia and Bangladesh both would have zero points having played one game less.

That would make India’s task of qualifying for the semi-finals all the more difficult. Then India would not just have to beat both Australia and Bangladesh but rely on other teams too. India face Bangladesh on March 23 in Bengaluru and Australia on March 27 in Mohali and need wins to stand a chance of moving forward.

There are no reserve days for group fixtures or semi-final matches but only for the final in Kolkata on April 3.