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Rain likely to play spoilsport in T20 World Cup Final

There is a high chance of showers on Sunday and Monday

SYDNEY: The much-anticipated final of ICC T20 World Cup, involving Pakistan and winners of tonight’s second semi-final between India and England game, is likely to be hampered by weather.

According to advisory by the Australian Government’s Bureau of Meteorology there are high chances of rain on Sunday, November 13, in Melbourne. 

The advisory for Sunday reads “partly cloudy” with “very high (95%) chance of showers”.

“The chance of a thunderstorm, heavy falls possible in the southeast suburbs. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h turning west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day,” it added.

Three T20 World Cup matches at the iconic MCG were abandoned due to weather, while Ireland clinched an unexpected victory over England after rain prematurely ended their Super 12 contest.

Though the playing conditions of T20 World Cup knock-out matches allow a reserve day, but Monday forecast isn’t different from Sunday.

“Partly cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds westerly 15 to 25 km/h turning southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the day,” the forecast for Monday by Australia met department states.

According to ICC playing conditions every effort will be made to complete the match on the scheduled day.

“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,” it says.

However, unlike round matches, in the finals and semi-finals a minimum of 10 overs are to be bowled to constitute a complete match.

If there is no play possible in the final, both the finalists will be declared joint winners.

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