The first World Cup 2019 semi-final between India and New Zealand in Manchester was suspended due to rain on Tuesday. Play will continue on the reserve day, on Wednesday, with New Zealand set to resume their innings at 211/5 in 46.1 overs.
However, according to AccuWeather, intermittent rain is expected on Wednesday as well. The weather in Manchester will remain cloudy from 1 pm to 4 pm IST. However, at 5 pm IST, rain is expected to hit Old Trafford but should ease a bit between 6 to 8 pm. It is expected to return from 9 pm to 11 pm IST with chances of play getting affected on multiple occasions.
On Tuesday, the India vs New Zealand World Cup semi-final was hit by rain at around 6:30 pm IST. Heavy rain continued for four hours, leaving massive puddles on the outfield and the in the end causing play to be deferred.
The rain did ease at around 10:20 pm IST with an inspection being scheduled for 10:40 pm. The match officials were also seen coming out on field to check the conditions of the outfield.
But before the inspection could take place, the drizzle returned, with the play being finally suspended for the day.