Melbourne weather forecast, Australia vs England: Match abandoned due to wet outfield at MCG

Melbourne weather AUS vs ENG, T20 World Cup: The Super 12 matches scheduled for Friday in Melbourne face rain threat as showers continue unabated in the Australian city. Follow live updates on all developments.

David Warner walks out onto the field as rain falls before the T20 World Cup match between England and Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground.

David Warner walks out onto the field as rain falls before the T20 World Cup match between England and Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground. | Photo Credit: Getty Images

Melbourne weather AUS vs ENG, T20 World Cup: The Super 12 matches scheduled for Friday in Melbourne face rain threat as showers continue unabated in the Australian city. Follow live updates on all developments.

BREAKING: Match abandoned

Match abandoned due to rain. England and Australia share points and Jos Buttler’s men climb to the second spot while Australia moves to the fourth spot.

3:13PM IST

Rain returns to the ‘G’. Morose scenes as another inspection was due in about seven minutes. Absolutely pouring down now and we’re headed towards another abandoned game. The covers are back on at the centre.

2:56PM IST

“Match officials having a long, long discussion with Aaron Finch and Jos Buttler. Next inspection at 8.50 PM (3:20PM IST),” our correspondent Shayan reports. Next inspection at 8.50pm

2:22PM IST Inspection delayed

The umpires have decided to have another inspection at 8:15PM local time which is about 20 minutes from now.

1:40PM IST: Covers off

The covers have been removed at the MCG as the rains relent. The outfield, however, has taken a beating and the groundsmen will have some work to do before we could think of the toss. And, hopefully the rains will stay away.

Covers are being removed at the MCG.

Covers are being removed at the MCG. | Photo Credit: SHAYAN ACHARYA

1:06PM IST: Next Inspection time

NEXT INSPECTION: The match officials will make an inspection of the field in about an hour at 2PM IST (7:30PM local time) if the rain stays away, our correspondent Shayan Acharya reports from MCG.

1:02PM IST

England vs Australia toss has been delayed by the rain at MCG.

11:10AM IST

Afghanistan v Ireland has been abandoned without a ball being bowled. Second full washout in the Super 12 stage.

10:44AM IST

Nothing new to report, really. Rains continue and so does the wait. While we are at it, why not glance through what the DLS method is all about? Since it seems it’ll be in use more and more as this tournament progresses. Click here to know all about it - What is Duckworth-Lewis method in cricket

10:25AM IST

Murky weather and the wait continues.

9:30AM IST
9:20AM IST: Rain delays Afghanistan vs Ireland

The toss of Friday’s first match between Afghanistan and Ireland at the MCG has been delayed due to rain.

WEATHER FORECAST

The threat of rain interruptions hovers over Friday’s 2022 T20 World Cup Super 12 match between England and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Melbourne experienced relentless showers on Wednesday, which forced the abandonment of New Zealand v Afghanistan match and handed a famous five-run win to Ireland over England via DLS method.

According to Bureau of Meteorology, there’s a 90 per cent chance of rain in Melbourne on Friday. “Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers in the west, very high (95%) chance of showers in the east,” the website stated.

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According to the tournament regulations, teams will split points if no play is possible. There are no reserve days in place for the league matches. However, semifinals and final have a reserve day.

England and Australia have each bagged one win, and suffered one loss, and cannot afford to lose another, with New Zealand already having three points after a win and a washout and the added advantage of a huge Net Run Rate. Assuming that those three teams can take care of their various assignments against Afghanistan, Ireland and Sri Lanka – there is always a caveat – an England defeat on Friday could see them get knocked out. An Australian loss would leave them needing England to lose to New Zealand, in order to tussle with England on Net Run Rate.

Australia and England would hope the skies clear up in time and rains don’t play spoilsport.

Time (Local time) IST(3:00 PM) 9:30 AM IST(5:00 PM) 11:30 AM IST(8:00 PM) 2:30PM IST(11:00PM) 5:30PM IST
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