Persistent rain forces abandonment of Christchurch ODI

Relentless rainfall in Christchurch indicated that the 2nd ODI in between New Zealand and also Sri Lanka was rinsed without also the throw occurring. While rainfall had actually been anticipated for much of the day, there had actually however been hope of a reduced suit obtaining underway at some time.

However as the day endured and also the rainfall lingered at the Hagley Oval, that possibility looked much less and also much less most likely. The cut-off time for a 20-over video game, the minimum permitted rain-curtailed ODI, had actually been noted for 7.02 pm neighborhood time, however with the rainfalls continuing, the umpires called the video game off complying with the last examination at 4.25 pm.

Therefore, the groups divided factors, with Sri Lanka’s hopes of automated Globe Mug credentials being struck additionally. The leading 8 groups from the Super League table obtain straight access on the planet Mug, however Sri Lanka are presently put 9th after 82 factors, and also have simply another suit continuing to be in the cycle – the 3rd ODI versus New Zealand in 3 days’ time.

While a win will certainly take them over West Indies and also hence approximately 8th, Sri Lanka will certainly really hope that tenth-placed South Africa win at many one out of their 2 upcoming ODIs versus Netherlands. That will certainly leave South Africa stuck at 88 factors, and also enable Sri Lanka, that will certainly end up on 92 must they defeat New Zealand, to scratch via to the Globe Mug.

Nevertheless, New Zealand are readied to finish the Super Organization as table mattress toppers regardless of the washout in Christchurch, and also also if they shed to Sri Lanka in the 3rd ODI in Hamilton. They have 165 factors right now – 10 free from England, that are 2nd – however will certainly have wished that their edge gamers obtain sufficient method in advance of the Globe Mug.

Additionally, the washout has actually indicated they can not shed the recurring collection versus Sri Lanka, as they had actually thumped them by 198 runs in the first ODI in Auckland on Saturday. Actually, they will certainly end up the Super Organization having actually shed simply one ODI collection.

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