The final match of the World Test Championship will be played between India and Australia from June 7. The match will be hosted at England’s prestigious Kennington Oval ground. Both the teams have performed tremendously this season in the WTC tournament. However, what happens if it rains at London’s K Oval and the match is not decided? Questions have arisen in the minds of fans regarding this. Let’s find out about it.
If it rains in the match, how will the winner be selected?
ICC has made clear rules regarding rain in WTC finals. If the match is interrupted by rain and the match is not completed within five days, a Reserve Day is set aside, which can be enforced by the umpires. If there is still no result, the title of the tournament will be awarded jointly to both the teams.
When and how will reserve day be used?
According to ICC rules, if there is rain on the day of play, less than the scheduled overs are played and the match goes to the last day, but the match is not settled, the umpires can call the match on a reserve day. If there is a loss, win, draw or draw on the regular 5 days only, then the match will not be played on the reserve day.
A reserve day will be used only when fewer than the specified number of overs are played on each day. At that time the remaining overs on the reserve day will be used. If no result is reached after all the overs are bowled on each day of the match, the reserve day will not be used.
Use of Reserve Day in WTC Final 2021
In fact, one day is kept in reserve by the ICC due to rain crisis. The first final of the World Test Championship to be played in 2021 was interrupted by rain. A reserve day was then used. This was the result of the match. Also, the New Zealand team won the tournament. (what will happen in rain spoil match know here reserve day rule in ind vs aus wtc final 2023)
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