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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

Teams:

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).