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India vs South Africa, T20 WC 2024 final: Rain to play spoilsport? Here's all you need to know

The finalists of the T20 World Cup 2024, India and South Africa, are all set to lock horns on Saturday at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados. Both teams have had an incredible run in the tournament, going undefeated so far.

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Shgun S -- June 29th 2024 09:02 AM
India vs South Africa, T20 WC 2024 final: Rain to play spoilsport? Here's all you need to know

India vs South Africa, T20 WC 2024 final: Rain to play spoilsport? Here's all you need to know

T20 WC 2024 final: The finalists of the T20 World Cup 2024, India and South Africa, are all set to lock horns on Saturday at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados. Both teams have had an incredible run in the tournament, going undefeated so far. However, it appears that rain may have a major effect not only on the toss factor but also on the match itself.

Rain has intervened once or twice in this tournament. Earlier this week, India's semifinal match against England in Guyana was on the verge of being called off when the weather gods decided to be kind. Thunderstorms, however, might have a bearing on Saturday's thrilling final match.


India vs South Africa | Weather forecast

According to Accuweather, the forecast for Saturday is "cloudy, winds gradually subsiding and humid, with a thunderstorm in parts of the area." An hourly breakdown of the day shows that thunderstorms are likely between 6 and 8 a.m., with a 51% chance of precipitation throughout. This could mean a delayed start to the match, which is set to begin at 10:30 a.m. local time. While the odds of rain decrease dramatically to roughly 30% with a 'cloudy' prediction, thunderstorms are still possible between 1 and 2 PM.

India vs South Africa | What happens in case of rain?

If rain plays spoilsport on Saturday, the match will be played on the reserve day allocated by the ICC on June 30. 

With regard to the allocation of reserve days, the ICC playing conditions state "Every effort will be made to complete the match on the scheduled day with any necessary reduction in overs taking place and only if the minimum number of overs necessary to constitute a match cannot be bowled on the scheduled day will the match be completed on the reserve day".

In order to get a result, at least 10 overs have to be bowled to the team batting second. Furthermore, if the match begins on the planned day but is halted by rain, preventing play, it will resume from the same spot on the reserve day.

What if it rains on Sunday too?

Rain is expected on Sunday as well. Again, an extra 190 minutes would be given to finish the match. However, if no result is achieved, the teams will be declared joint winners.

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