Deja vu for Team India: When it took two days to complete India vs England 1999 World Cup match


Sourav Ganguly was adjudged Man of the match for his all-round performance (File photo)

It’s deja vu for Team India as they face New Zealand in the semi-finals. On Tuesday, play was suspended due to rain and resumed on the reserve day today. In the 1999 edition of the World Cup, the India vs England encounter was also played over two days because of rain.

Yesterday, rain interrupted New Zealand’s first innings with the Kiwis 211/5 in 46.1 overs. The 1999 fixture between India and England was interrupted in the second innings though.

India had posted a respectable score of 232/8 at Edgbaston, Birmingham in 1999. Chasing the target, England were 73/3 in 20.3 overs when rain played spoilsport. It was a crucial group stage match as India needed to win it to qualify for the Super Six stage.

The game went into the reserve day and England got bowled out for 169 in 45.2 overs as Indian bowlers kept on taking wickets at regular intervals.