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World Cup 2019, India vs New Zealand Highlights: Match abandoned due to rain

World Cup 2019, India vs New Zealand, Ind vs NZ Highlights: India clash with New Zealand in their third World Cup 2019 match at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Thursday.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: June 14, 2019 8:56:43 am
India vs New Zealand Cricket Highlights: India clash with New Zealand

India vs New Zealand, Ind vs NZ Highlights: The match between India and New Zealand at Trent Bridge in Nottingham has been called off due to persistent rains. The points have been shared between the two teams. An inspection was scheduled for 6 PM (IST) but the rains came down before the umpires could step into the middle. The next inspection was scheduled for 7 PM (IST). Finally, at 7.30 PM (IST), the umpires decided that the outfield could not be made ready in time for even a 20-over match. The cut-off for a 20-over match between the two sides was 8:45 pm IST.

Both the teams remain unbeaten in the tournament. With this result, New Zealand move ahead of Australia to the top of the points table, with 7 points from 4 matches. India have moved ahead of England to third position on the table, with 5 points from 3 matches. After starting their World Cup campaign with a six-wicket win against South Africa, the Men in Blue went on to defeat a confident Australia by 36 runs. New Zealand top the table after beating Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan in their first three matches of the tournament.

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    19:43 (IST)13 Jun 2019
    'Don't want injuries'

    "From the players' point of view and where the teams are placed, it was better suited not to take the field when it is not safe to play. Don't want an injury at this stage," Kohli says.

    "It's been unfortunate but that's the way it is. The groundstaff did their best but the weather 48 hours prior to today made it really difficult for them. I am not sure what the forecast is but hopefully, the weather is better for Sunday," is the word from the umpires.

    19:38 (IST)13 Jun 2019
    Points table

    So, another match has been called off at this World Cup without a single ball being bowled. Here's how the points table looks like after that match:
    New Zealand - 7 points from 4 matches
    Australia - 6 points from 4 matches
    India - 5 points from 3 matches
    England - 4 points from 3 matches

    19:31 (IST)13 Jun 2019
    Match called off

    The match has been called off. Points to be shared between the two teams. The fourth match of this World Cup to be called off.

    19:28 (IST)13 Jun 2019
    Another inspection

    The umpires are set for ONE MORE inspection at 7.30 PM. Could this one be the last one for the day? We all thought Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson would be the two who would draw the most eyeballs today. But no, the two men in the eye of the storm, so to speak, have been Marais Erasmus and Paul Reiffel. And here they come out again for the umpteenth time today.

    19:22 (IST)13 Jun 2019
    Not good signs

    The rain has now stopped but the covers have been kept on. The umpires were seen having a word with the groundsmen before walking off last time. As for the groundsmen, they are not very intent on drying the outfield. Which could be a sign that getting the outfield ready for action in another hour will not be possible. Will we have an announcement of the match being called off in another 10 minutes? Or might we have a T20 match yet? Fingers crossed.

    19:14 (IST)13 Jun 2019
    One more inspection

    Another inspection will be carried out at 7.30 PM IST! That's the word from the umpires.

    19:05 (IST)13 Jun 2019
    Umpires are in the middle

    Here's how the ground looks though:

    19:02 (IST)13 Jun 2019
    Scenes from the dressing room balcony

    Ravi Shastri holds aloft MS Dhoni's jersey from the Indian dressing room balcony. Some solace for the fans in the ground, who will be feeling hard done by the rain. 

    18:54 (IST)13 Jun 2019
    Next inspection at 7 pm IST

    We can expect another inspection in another 10 minutes or so. We could have some definitive word after this inspection.

    18:53 (IST)13 Jun 2019
    A prayer

    Kedar Jadhav is praying for the rain in Nottingam to travel to Maharashtra, which state could do with all this rain.

    18:48 (IST)13 Jun 2019
    Only the most loyal fan is still hopeful

    Hope is a precious thing on a day like today. Only some at Trent Bridge are holding on to it though, the evidence of the rain pouring down not providing a very happy picture.

    18:32 (IST)13 Jun 2019
    Yuvraj on everybody's minds
    18:30 (IST)13 Jun 2019
    Still raining

    Maybe it's time to begin our countdown for a washout. Two more hours till we give up all hope, but the picture is bleak right now.

    18:28 (IST)13 Jun 2019
    Shankar takes a walk

    Vijay Shankar is seen walking around the ground.

    18:21 (IST)13 Jun 2019
    One positive for both teams

    One positive to take from this rain for both the teams is that both of them can continue their unbeaten streaks. These two are the only two teams in the tournament to not have lost a single game so far.

    18:13 (IST)13 Jun 2019
    Heavy rain

    Seems like this is the heaviest the rain has been all day.

    18:07 (IST)13 Jun 2019

    "Very dark now. Huge cloud. This is proper rain. Think both teams will stay unbeaten now," says Harsha Bhogle. Seems like rain could have the last laugh today after all.

    18:05 (IST)13 Jun 2019
    And rain is back on

    No cricket has been possible so far, but the rains have put on a game of their own. With minutes left for the 6 PM inspection, the clouds open up again! And it's dark. People can be seen making their way out of the uncovered parts of the stands. Some sections of the crowd still as enthusiastic as ever of course, they're playing the drums and conches. Not a positive picture to present from the middle of the ground though.

    17:51 (IST)13 Jun 2019
    Beating the rain blues

    Dinesh Karthik is dealing with the rain delay better than most of us are, with a wide grin. Next inspection in 10 minutes. The covers have come off again.

    17:40 (IST)13 Jun 2019
    Update from Harbhajan

    No glimmer of hope in Nottingham yet

    17:29 (IST)13 Jun 2019
    Midnight in New Zealand

    For those fans in New Zealand who are watching on television, it's midnight now and they don't even know if their team is going to play today.

    17:20 (IST)13 Jun 2019
    Rain again!

    This has been the story of this World Cup so far. Rain goes away, hope glimmers, then rains come down again! So frustrating for everyone!

    17:19 (IST)13 Jun 2019
    Rain interruptions

    Maybe time for other grounds around the world to emulate what is done at Eden Gardens when it rains:

    17:14 (IST)13 Jun 2019
    Go away rain!

    India head coach Ravi Shastri looks on in displeasure from the dressing room balcony. 

    17:10 (IST)13 Jun 2019
    Next inspection at 6 pm

    Word is in! The outfield is not fit for play yet. The next inspection has been scheduled for 6PM IST.

    17:08 (IST)13 Jun 2019
    Outifeld still problematic

    All eyes on umpires Paul Reiffel and Marais Erasmus at the moment. No official word from them yet, but they might still need some convincing regarding the nature of the outfield.

    17:03 (IST)13 Jun 2019
    Inspection underway

    The umpires are out in the middle with their umbrellas. The players are looking on expectantly from the dressing room balcony. The sky is a bright blue at the moment but there seem to be some problematic soggy patches in the outfield. 

    16:56 (IST)13 Jun 2019
    Points table

    Just for the record, if this match is a washout, New Zealand would pull ahead of Australia by one point. A washout would leave India on 5 points, in third place behind Australia and NZ, but ahead of England.
    Meanwhile, Iceland are drawing attention to the sunny days in Reykjavik a little to the northwest.

    16:53 (IST)13 Jun 2019
    Good news from Trent Bridge

    The sun has suddenly decided to show up in Nottingham! The covers are off and the next inspection is to go ahead at 5 pm.
    Getting the outfield ready for action will be the challenge for the groundsmen, but the sun is doing its part.

    16:44 (IST)13 Jun 2019
    Flashback no-look stumping

    A video of when an India keeper other than MS Dhoni pulled off the no-look stumping. Kiran More running out Martin Crowe of New Zealand when the two teams met in the 1992 World Cup:

    16:38 (IST)13 Jun 2019
    A World Cup record for rain

    A record three matches have already been either called off or abandoned in this rain-hit World Cup. If only there were reserve days!
    For the record, 8.45 pm IST is the deadline for the match to start, with the game truncated to being a 20-over game. Let's hope for now that we don't have to lose overs.

    16:25 (IST)13 Jun 2019
    More bad news

    It has started drizzling again at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. This is frustrating for both teams. 

    16:15 (IST)13 Jun 2019
    Next inspection: 5PM IST

    The umpires inspect but aren't satisfied. The next inspection has been scheduled for 5pm IST (12.30pm local)

    15:39 (IST)13 Jun 2019
    Rain's heavier

    Less than half an hour to go before the next inspection but the covers are back on and the rain's heavier now. The match looks unlikely with wet patches on the field and the rain that keeps coming back not helping

    15:17 (IST)13 Jun 2019
    Rain stops

    Rain has stopped and the next inspection is at 4PM IST (11AM Local time)

    15:02 (IST)13 Jun 2019
    Covers back in place
    14:53 (IST)13 Jun 2019
    Rain plays its own game

    Bad news folks! It has started to drizzle again at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham. And before I could finish the update, the rains got heavier. 

    14:45 (IST)13 Jun 2019

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    14:44 (IST)13 Jun 2019
    Positive signs
    14:29 (IST)13 Jun 2019
    Delayed start

    Delayed start to India's third World Cup clash against New Zealand. There will be an inspection at 3pm IST (10.30 am local time).

    There’s a high chance of precipitation in Nottingham throughout the day. Another washout, therefore, can’t be ruled out. Such an eventuality will harm India more than New Zealand, as the Blackcaps are top of the leaderboard.


    India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Shikhar Dhawan.

    New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Tom Blundell (wk).