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The final of the World Test Championship is being played between India and New Zealand from Friday. The toss could be played after lunch due to rain on the first day. According to the Meteorological Department, all five days of the match will be cloudy and there is a possibility of rain. In such a situation, the possibility of rain-washing of the final cannot be ruled out. This is not the first time that India has been hit by rain in an ICC tournament.
Earlier in the 2019 ODI World Cup, Team India had to face defeat by 18 runs due to rain in the semi-final against New Zealand. This semi-final played in Manchester was completed in two days (Reserve Day).
Rain disrupts the semi-final against New Zealand.
Fifty of Jadeja and Dhoni, but could not get the win
In the match played on 9 July 2019, New Zealand won the toss and batted and scored 239 for 8 wickets. The team could only score 211 runs for 5 wickets in 46.1 overs that it was raining. In such a situation, the match was completed on the next day (reserve day). On this day New Zealand set a target of 240 runs for India. In reply, Team India could only score 221 runs in 49.3 overs.
India and Sri Lanka were declared joint winners in the 2002 Champions Trophy.
The final of the 2002 Champions Trophy was also played twice, both times canceled
Earlier on 29 September 2002, the final of the ICC Champions Trophy played between Team India and Sri Lanka in Colombo was also washed out due to rain. In this match, Sri Lanka, batting first, won the toss and scored 244 for 5 wickets. Team India could only score 14 runs in 2 overs that the match was canceled due to rain.
The next day (reserve day) the same final was played again. In this match too, Sri Lanka, after winning the toss, scored 222 for 7 and batting first. In reply, Team India could only score 38 runs in 8.4 overs losing 1 wicket when it rained again. After that the match was canceled again. In this sense both the teams were declared joint winners. It was the final of the same tournament, but both the matches started afresh, so ICC counts them in 2 matches.
Indian team that has won ODI World Cup 2 times
The Indian team played the final 3 times in the ODI World Cup, becoming champion twice in 1983 and 2011. In 2003, he had to face defeat at the hands of Australia. Team India played the final of T20 World Cup twice, winning once in 2007. In 2014, the team was defeated by Sri Lanka.
The Indian team played the Champions Trophy final four times, winning the title in 2013 by defeating England. Once in 2002, the final was canceled due to rain with Sri Lanka as joint winners. They were defeated by New Zealand in 2000 and Pakistan in 2017.