World Cup: Wet outfield delays New Zealand vs Pakistan match

AFP Birmingham, UK Jun 26, 2019, 03.10 PM(IST)

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson (L) and Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed (R). Photograph:( AFP )

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The toss is now scheduled for 11:30am (1030 GMT) with the game set to begin at 12:00pm (1100 GMT) with no overs lost

The crucial World Cup encounter between Pakistan and New Zealand at Edgbaston on Wednesday has been delayed due to wet outfield with the toss still not taken place.

The scheduled 10:00am (0900 GMT) toss was put back after an early inspection by on-field umpires Paul Reiffel and Bruce Oxenford of Australia.

Overnight rain had left the outfield wet and there will be another inspection at 10:30 am before taking a final decision on when to start the match.

Unbeaten New Zealand are second on the 10-team table with 11 points, winning five matches and one no result while Pakistan are seventh with just two wins, three defeats and a no result.

The toss is now scheduled for 11:30am (1030 GMT) with the game set to begin at 12:00pm (1100 GMT) with no overs lost.