Cricket World Cup 2019: Rain ruins Blackcaps v India clash

Matt Henry and James Neesham.
Matt Henry and James Neesham. Photo credit: Image: Photosport

The Blackcaps and India have shared points, after their Cricket World Cup match was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

The two sides were preparing to face each other as the only unbeaten teams left in the tournament, but a soggy outfield and constant drizzle forced the match to be called off.

A record four matches have now been either called off or abandoned in the rain-hit tournament, with many questioning the absence of reserve days for group matches.

Match officials and ground staff did all they could to get the pitch in a condition where players were able to start - but the weather wouldn't co-operate. 

Trent Bridge.
Trent Bridge. Photo credit: Image: Photosport

Blackcaps captain Kane Williamson wasn't surprised the match was called off. 

"We've been here for four days and haven't seen any sun yet," he said. 

The Blackcaps remain at the top of the table on seven points - one ahead of Australia.

The Kiwi side will travel to Birmingham, where they will take on South Africa on Wednesday, June 19 at 9:30 pm (NZT).


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