Watch: Bengaluru rains disrupt regular life; will it affect New Zealand vs Sri Lanka match and eliminate Black Caps?

The New Zealand vs Sri Lanka match in the ICC World Cup 2023 is scheduled to take place on November 9 in Bengaluru. Since November 6, it has been heavily raining in Garden City. And, that is not good news for the Black Caps as memories of losing their last match to Pakistan are still fresh.

In a high-scoring rain-affected encounter in Bengaluru, Pakistan defeated New Zealand by 21 runs on DLS. Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman’s spectacular display of batting at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium helped Pakistan overcome New Zealand on the Duckworth–Lewis–Stern (DLS) method in a high-scoring rain-affected encounter.

Their spectacular partnership between Zaman and Azam propelled Pakistan to 200/1 after 25.3 overs, well ahead of the necessary target when the match was called off due to rain.

While rain kept Pakistan’s chances alive, it spoiled New Zealand’s prospects in this World Cup. As it stands, the Kiwis must win their next match against Sri Lanka to stay in the Top 4. The match doesn’t make any difference to Sri Lanka as they do not have the chance to qualify.

A number of videos on X (formerly Twitter) show how non-stop Bengaluru rains are affecting day-to-day life. As per, There is a 100% chance of rain on November 7.

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