first_img Next India vs New Zealand, Manchester Weather Forecast Live: Play suspended due to rain, match moves to reserve dayIndia vs New Zealand, Manchester Weather Forecast: India vs New Zealand semi-final match has been shifted to reserve day after heavy rain suspended today’s play.advertisement India Today Web Desk ManchesterJuly 9, 2019UPDATED: July 9, 2019 23:04 IST India vs New Zealand, World Cup 2019 semi-final Manchester Weather Today Forecast for July 9 (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSLight spells of rain is forecast for Tuesday in ManchesterIndia take on New Zealand in World Cup 2019 semi-final at Old TraffordICC has a reserve day for semi-finals and final of World Cup 2019India take on New Zealand in the big semi-final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Old Trafford in Manchester on Tuesday, June 9. “Manchester weather today” is among the most searched keywords as it has been overcast in the city since the morning. Keep in mind, the ICC has a reserve day in case the match gets washed out on Tuesday. However, there are no predictions for heavy rain at Old Trafford.India qualified for the semi-final after finishing the league stages at the top of the World Cup 2019 points table. On the other hand, New Zealand finished 4th after being tied on points with 5th-placed Pakistan, thanks to their better net run rate. All eyes on the Manchester weather today as rain is predicted during the 2nd half of the semi-final.India are starting as favourites, considering their run to the finals of World Cup 2019. Virat Kohli’s men have been able to mask their shortcomings wonderfully well and have been clinical, more often than not. Barring the loss to England at Edgbaston, India have been spotless in the tournament.On the other hand, New Zealand are heading into the semi-final on the back of 3 loses on the bounce. Kane Williamson’s men need to step up if they are to test India in the big semi-final.India vs New Zealand, World Cup 2019 semi-final: Live Weather Updates from Manchester11:00 pm IST: New Zealand (211/5 in 46.1 overs) vs India match to resume on Reserve Day (Wednesday) after rain stopped play on Tuesday9:40 pm IST: Rain has gotten heavier in Manchester, chances of the match resuming tonight is diminshing with each passing minute. Seems like players will have to complete the game tomorrow. But then again, the forecast for Wednesday isn’t that great either.advertisement9:03 pm IST: If it is a 20 over game now, the target would be 148. If, however, it becomes a 46 over game and India bat 20 overs, the target then will actually be just about 60-70 for no loss.8:57 pm IST: Drizzle is light enough for groundsmen to not wear raincoats. Drying work could start soon.8:33 pm IST: According to reports, heavy rain has reduced to a slight drizzle and we have started losing overs now.8:00 pm IST: Heavy rain is still on and as the things stand now, the match referee will try that we get a result today. It will be his call on whether a 20-over chase for India is possible. Also, if the referee decides for a 20-over chase today and then rain stops play, tomorrow also the match will resume with a 20-over chase.Information – In the event of poor weather for example, steps will be taken to be able to finish the match that day e.g. reducing the number of overs down to the minimum of 20 overs per team needed to achieve a result, or by extending the match by up to 120 min.BCCI (@BCCI) July 9, 20197:26 pm IST: Doesn’t look like it is going to stop any sooner in Manchester as the weather is turning worse.The forecast has taken a turn for the worse, sadly. You can make up time upto two hours and all effort will be made to get a result today. Only goes into tomorrow if it isn’t possible to end the game today.Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 9, 20196:40 pm IST: What happens if India vs New Zealand 1st semi-final gets affected by rain6:38 pm IST: The officials can wait for 2 hours before starting to reduce overs. However, we have a reserve day for the semi-final between India and New Zealand. Every effort will be done to complete the match today. If they are unable to do it, the match will resume from the postition at the end of Tuesday’s play.6:30 pm IST: It’s started to drizzle in Manchester. The covers have come on. So are the umbrellas in the crowd. India would have loved to continue. They were on top with New Zealand reeling at 211 for 6 in 46.1 overs.Bad newsThe rain has increased, and the teams have had to leave the field.New Zealand: 211/5 (46.1 overs)#INDvNZ | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/Q0sPZPkhRmCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 9, 20196:09 pm IST: The groundsmen are getting ready as it has started drizzling. The fans have also taken their umbrellas out.5:38 pm IST: India vs New Zealand could get rain interruptions as according to AccuWeather, there is a prediction of rain in the next 35 minutes. Screen grab from Accuweather4:03 pm IST: Cloudy weather in Manchester but no rain so far. As India bowlers keep it tight in the first powerplay with the wicket of Martin Guptill.advertisement1:05 pm IST: It’s looking overcast in Manchester. There’s no rain at the moment and that’s good news. However, there is rain interruption predicted at 3 pm BST (7:30 PM IST) at Old Trafford.11:40 am IST: Latest update from Manchester. It’s been cloudy since the morning but no rain so far. Let’s keep our fingers crossed. We’re less than 200 minutes away from the start of the Manchester match.9 am IST: A cloudy morning is expected in Manchester as India and New Zealand gear up for the big semi-final at the iconic Old Trafford.New-ball bowlers will love the clouds hanging over Old Trafford.Light spells of shower are expected to begin from 12 pm BST (5:30 pm IST) while a burst of heavy rain is predicted for 3 pm BST (7:30 pm IST). Keep in mind, the semi-final between India and New Zealand starts at 10:30 am BST (3 pm IST).Manchester weather forecast for Tuesday, July 9″Cloudy with outbreaks of rain, possibly heavy at times, especially across parts of Cumbria and north Lancashire during the morning. The rain becoming light and patchy during the afternoon. Brighter spells developing further south, where it’ll feel warm and humid. Maximum temperature 21 °C,” according to the Met Office. AccuWeather prediction for July 9 in Manchester Notably, India’s group-stage match against New Zealand in Nottingham was washed out without a ball being bowled due to rain.In case of another washout on Tuesday, the two teams will play the semi-final on Wednesday — the reserve day for semi-final 1.If Wednesday’s game is also washed out, then India, with more points in the group stages than New Zealand, will progress to the final.The forecast for Wednesday in Manchester isn’t good as well with heavy spells of showers expected in the afternoon.Manchester weather forecast for Wednesday, July 10″Outbreaks of rain, perhaps heavy, continuing to move southeast first thing. Staying cloudy with further outbreaks of patchy rain across northern parts,” according to Met Office.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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