- The T20 World Cup is under threat of cancellation.
- Heavy rain is anticipated in Melbourne on Sunday and Monday.
- If the game is rescheduled, the World Cup winners will split the trophy.
SYDNEY: The weather is expected to disrupt the ICC T20I World Cup final between Pakistan and the winner of tonight’s game between India and England.
According to the Australian Government’s Bureau of Meteorology, there is a strong chance of rain on Sunday.
Partly cloudy. Showers with a 95% probability of happening. thunderstorm possibility; potential for significant rainfall in the southeast suburbs. Winds are blowing from the north to northeast at 15 to 20 km/h and from the west to northwest at 15 to 25 km/h during the day.
Weather forced the cancellation of three T20 World Cup matches at Melbourne’s iconic MCG, but Ireland surprised England by winning their Super 12 match after it was called off early due to rain.
The T20 World Cup knockout matches have a reserve day, but the outlook for Monday is the same as it was for Sunday.
According to the ICC playing conditions, every effort will be made to complete the match on the designated day.
A match will be completed on a reserve day if the minimum number of overs required to constitute a match cannot be bowled on the scheduled day.
In contrast to round matches, the finals and semifinals require a least of 10 overs to be bowled in order to be deemed a full match.
If there is no playable scenario in the finals, both finalists will be proclaimed joint winners.
Pakistan Has Qualified For The Semifinals
The group led by Babar Azam won by seven wickets in the semifinals, easily surpassing the 153-run target set by the Black Caps for Pakistan.
Mohammad Rizwan, the wicketkeeper-batsman, and skipper Babar Azam put up a 105-run stand, which was broken when New Zealand dismissed Babar for 53 in the 12th over, when Pakistan required 47 runs off 43 balls.
But the Men in Green had made great headway by that stage, and Rizwan and Mohammad Haris kept the scoreboard ticking until the wicketkeeper was caught at run out at 57.
Haris was caught at short fine leg on the penultimate delivery of the 19th over, and Pakistan won the game by seven wickets in the very next over.
India or England will now face The Men in Green tomorrow.
Daryl Mitchell’s half-century enabled New Zealand to set a target of 153 runs after captain Kane Williamson elected to bat first.