Twitter reacts as fog stops IND vs NZ ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 match in Dharamsala
IND vs NZ clash of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 saw some interruption in play due to fog.
It’s almost the end of October, and winter is knocking at the door in North India. India are taking on New Zealand at one of their most picturesque cricket grounds up in the Himalaya. Dharamsala’s HPCA Cricket Stadium is hosting one of the most fascinating encounters in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. There was a bizarre situation during India’s chase of 274 runs against New Zealand. A big cloud cover engulfed the HPCA Ground, and the game was interrupted due to fog.
Social media took the moment, and a flood of memes flew on Twitter (Now X). Users took this situation lightly and reacted on a lighter note. The game was interrupted for about 15 minutes. Before players went out of the field, there was a slight 5-minutes interruption as well. The game resumed after a short break, but not for long. After a few balls, the umpires decided to move out and let the weather settle for further action in the match.
Twitter reacts as IND vs NZ ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 match gets stopped due to fog:
Weather will turn cool in Dharamsala
Dharamsala will be hosting one more game at HPCA Stadium. New Zealand will be taking on the five-time world champions and their arch-rivals, Australia. This match is scheduled to be played on Saturday, 28th October. With a week to go, there are high chances of the temperature going further down in Himachal Pradesh. According to accuweather.com, Dharamsala will dip to a minimum of 2 °C. It will be a day game in Dharamsala.
New Zealand have set a target of 274 runs for team India to continue their winning run in the World Cup. India and New Zealand have both won their 4 straight league games so far and have 8 points in the table. Team India have lost three wickets in their chase as captain Rohit Sharma (46), Shubman Gill (26), and Shreyas Iyer (33) are back in the pavilion. Virat Kohli and KL Rahul are present at the wicket once again to complete the chase.
New Zealand posted 273 runs on the board. Daryl Mitchell (130) scored his 5th ODI century and played a crisis manager role along with Rachin Ravindra (75). They both added 159 runs for the third wicket after losing their openers early in the innings. Indian pacer Mohammed Shami picked up a 5-wicket haul in his World Cup return. Shami has taken 36 wickets in 12 World Cup games for India, he has the best average (15.02) and strike rate (17.6) in the World Cup.