The India vs New Zealand World Cup 2019 semi-final was interrupted by rain at 6:30 PM IST. New Zealand had posted 211/5 in 46.1 overs when the rain caused the interruption during the first semi-final at Old Trafford on Tuesday. India's chase in the World Cup 2019 semi-final clash with New Zealand could be hit by rain as it is understood that there is a strong possibility of showers in Manchester later on Tuesday. According to tweets emanating from Old Trafford, there are very high possibilities of rain affecting the match in the second session. Earlier, the British met department had forecast that the sky would be cloudy throughout the day but a no result is unlikely to happen at the Old Trafford. Even in case of a wash out, the semi-final match between India and New Zealand will resume on the reserve day on Wednesday. The toss result will also be carried forward even if not a single ball is bowled on Tuesday.
India, who won seven out of their nine matches in the World Cup 2019 league stage, defeated Pakistan and the West Indies at this venue.
The league stage match between India and New Zealand was abandoned without toss due to rain in Nottingham.
Ahead of their next encounter, the weather forecast had said light showers were expected to intervene between 11 AM to 12 PM IST.
According to AccuWeather, showers are expected to stay away thereafter for a while, especially around toss time at 2:30 PM IST though dark clouds may stay over Old Trafford from 1 PM to 4 PM IST.
Play might be affected again in the evening, with AccuWeather showing chances of showers, from 6 PM to 7 PM IST.
India and New Zealand have been involved in World Cup matches since 1975 but the last one, scheduled for June 13 during World Cup 2019, was abandoned without a ball being bowled.
New Zealand had the upper hand in the initial matches before India got into the act.
In eight World Cup matches played between the two sides, New Zealand have won four and India have won three, while one match ended in no result.