Scenarios explained for New Zealand - South Africa's rain curtailed clash
Scenario 1 : No Match today
Now if it does continue to rain, and plays gets called off for the day, then the match will resume from the same position on the reserve day, which is tomorrow.
Scenario 2 : Rain Stops
If the rain stops and if South Africa are unable to bat any more overs, then New Zealand will have to track down 264 runs in 38 overs.
Scenario 3 : Only time for 20 overs
and further if the game is reduced to 20 overs, then the target for New Zealand will be 166.
Scenario 4 : No match tomorrow
If the match doesn't resume on the reserve day as well, then New Zealand will progress through to the final as they finished higher in their Group.
Match till now :
After winning the toss and electing to bat, South Africa found themselves in early trouble as Trent Boult removed the opening pair of Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla cheaply to reduce them to 31 for 2 in the 11th over.
Faf du Plessis and Rilee Rossouw then began to rebuild the innings, putting on an 83-run stand for the third wicket before the latter was dismissed for 39, caught by Martin Guptill off the bowling of Corey Anderson.
Out walked AB de Villiers and in the company of a well-set du Plessis, pushed the scoring rate along, before opening out and scoring with a lot more freedom.
But just when it seemed like the Proteas would post a huge score on the board, rain made its presence felt at Eden Park, with South Africa on 216 for 3 after 38 overs. Du Plessis was not out on 82 and de Villiers was on 60 off 38 balls.
Reserve day tomorrow if rain continues. Cut off tonight is around 8-40 for 20/20. Target 167. Cut off for SA innings around 7-10.— Simon Doull (@Sdoull) March 24, 2015