The first semifinal between India and New Zealand is stopped due to rain. It has been more than two hours and play is still to resume. New Zealand was 211/5 in 46.1 overs when game halted. Now since it looks like that the “Duckworth Lewis” will come into play. Indian fans aren’t happy and we all have enough reason as well.
If New Zealand didn’t bat again, India will have to chase a target of 237 runs in 46 overs. Which just kept increasing if looking at the run rate. In 20 overs, to enter finals India will have to score 148 runs.
— Nishant Rana (@nishantranaCRM) July 9, 2019
The Black Caps were just 73 runs in 20 overs. What India will get to chase is more than the double of how much Kiwis scored in the same overs. Rules will be the same for every team and India is no different.
But, the big question is Is it fare.? And everyone knows the answer. India produced a lethal bowling performance and there is absolutely no way the team shouldn’t be awarded. New Zealand was 27-1 after the 1st powerplay the lowest of this World Cup. But the DLS rule is here to vanish the Indian team’s strong performance.
Indian fans since the game stopped are searching for DLS and the search which usually has zero searches are trending along with the related keywords on the top of the Google Trends.
Indian cricket fans are now busy searching with multiple keywords such as Duckworth Lewis method calculator, Duckworth Lewis calculator, DLS method calculator ODI, Duckworth Lewis method formula, DLS Method and many more.
And as now we all know India will be forced to chase a higher target, fans are fuming and trashing ICC on Twitter for the Duckworth Lewis method.
Who are these idiots Duckworth & Lewis. Throw them into Pacific Ocean.
To hell with ur DL METHOD. 🌵
— Ashish Shah (@_AshishCShah) July 9, 2019
This is Duckworth Lewis explained in detail pic.twitter.com/g167UE7LBL
— Krishna Sharma (@iamkrishnaaaaaa) July 9, 2019
Who called it Duckworth Lewis method & not Fuckworth Lewis method#INDvNZ
— Abhishek Gupta (@Abhideology) July 9, 2019
— ENGineer साहब (@daddyyOO77) July 9, 2019
— Gundya Bhau (@BhauGundya) July 9, 2019
In a 20 over match we will be asked to make as much as New Zealand scored in approx 40 overs.
— richa singh (@richa_singh) July 9, 2019
— Gaurav Chaudhary (@gkctweets) July 9, 2019
— सुन भई साधो (@sunbhaisadho) July 9, 2019
If games start today, India will have to chase a competitive total. And if the remainder of the game gets washed away tomorrow New Zealand will resume from where they left. This option in every way looks profitable to Kohli and Co.