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Steve Smith opened the batting for Australia and scored a half century.
Rain continues to disrupt the World Cup warm-up matches. Both matches on Saturday could not be played due to rain. Not a single ball could be bowled in the India-England match, while the Australia-Netherlands match in Thiruvananthapuram was canceled twice due to rain. Even a day before, the Afghanistan-South Africa match was washed out due to rain.
So far, 3 out of 5 matches have been affected by rain, while results of 2 have been declared. Read further report
AUS VS NZ: Kangaroos gave target of 167
It started raining in Thiruvananthapuram even before the toss. In such a situation, the toss could be done at 6:45 pm and the game was started at 7 pm. Overs were cut short due to rain. This match was reduced to 23 overs.
Australia won the toss and decided to bat. Batting first, the team scored 166 runs for 7 wickets in 23 overs. Steve Smith, who came to open, played a half-century innings of 55 runs in 42 balls. For Netherlands, Logan Van Beek, Roelof van der Merwe and Bas De Leede got 2 wickets each.
Steve Smith played a half-century innings of 55 runs in 42 balls.
Netherlands 84/6 until rain arrives
The Netherlands team, which came to chase the target of 167 runs, did not have a good start. The team had lost 5 wickets within 50 runs. The team had scored 84 runs for 6 wickets in 14.2 overs. During this time it rained again. Colin Ackerman scored the highest unbeaten 31 runs. The rest of the batsmen could not perform well.
For Australia, fast bowler Mitchell Starc took 3 wickets, while Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Abbott and Marnus Labuschagne got one wicket each.
squads of both teams
Australia: Pat Cummins (captain) Alex Carey, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Steven Smith, David Warner, Shaun Abbott, Cameron Green, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc and Adam Zampa.
Netherlands: Scott Edwards (captain), Sybrand Engelbrecht, Paul Van Meekeren, Logan Van Beek, Shariz Ahmed, Ryan Kline, Aryan Dutt, Roelof van der Merwe, Saqib Zulfikar, Teja Nidamanuru, Bas De Leede, Colin Ackerman, Vikramjit Singh, Max O’Dowd and Wesley Baresi.
IND VS ENG match washed out in rain
India-England warm-up match canceled due to rain. In Guwahati, India captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and chose to bat, but the game could not start. Due to continuous rain it was decided to cancel this match.
See photos of pre-match practice
Indian batsman Virat Kohli practicing before the warm-up match.
When the match did not start, Virat Kohli was seen playing football.
Indian batsman Ishan Kishan during the pre-match practice session.
England’s left arm pacer Reece Topley doing warm-up.
Indian captain Rohit Sharma talking to head coach Rahul Dravid.
Squads of India and England teams
India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj and Mohammed Shami.
England: Jos Buttler (captain), Jonny Bairstow, Harry Brook, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Liam Livingston, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Gus Atkinson, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley and Mark Wood.
All 15 players can play warm-up match
Captains do not have to reveal the playing-11 in the warm-up match. All 15 players of the squad can play in this. These 15 players can be rotated in the match. However, only 11 players can be present on the field. The innings ends as soon as the 10th wicket of the batting team falls.
In a warm-up match, the batter may retire from the innings midway through the game. However, once retired, one cannot come back to bat again. Rest of the rules are the same as in international matches. It is not given the status of an official match of ICC.