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July 1, 2013

Is it fair for an ODI game to be continued on a reserve day following rain on the first?


Wash-outs aren't good for the game, and cricket should do everything within its power to ensure results - even if that requires an ODI to be continued on the second day.


Overhead conditions could change drastically over two days. The team batting first is likely to be at a considerable disadvantage if the game is carried over.


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July 8, 2013, 9:24 GMT


There are both advantages and disadvantages for both teams in continue on the following day. SL by playing the following day have the opportunity to regroup and mull over their situation, while WI are likely to lose some of their momentum. On the other hand, SL may not experience the same bowling conditions as did WI. Overall, I believe playing on the reserve day is an excellent idea, which is fair to both teams.

July 10, 2013, 20:13 GMT


It isn't very different from an ODI played on one single day, is it? We do have a considerable change in physical conditions in one single day itself : dew, cloud cover, etc. These are kept in mind during the toss. Now, the captains must also consider the possibility of play spilling into another day and the possible physical conditions of this second day. Modern technology is advanced enough to predict most physical conditions, rather accurately for the next few days of any day. There is also the argument of losing momentum and regrouping. We must remember that these happen always - when there's someone near the sight-screen, when a dog scampers across the field, when rain causes an interruption, etc. This is just an elongated interruption. How long is too long? Maybe one night isn't too long. The strongest argument against the idea is the fact that it wouldn't be a ONE Day International if it spans over two partial Earth days. This could be a thorn.

July 10, 2013, 5:30 GMT


Playing on the reserve day is a Good idea for the paying fans to start with ! Good For the economics of the game overall ! I wish there was no Duckworth rule involved in the match, after play , on a reserve day except for further rain delays . I trust that tickets are valid for the reserve days as also .

July 10, 2013, 2:27 GMT


Such is the game of cricket, that many double, (not sure if any triple) were scored with a rest in between in the early days of Test. If those records endure what is so wrong with a break in ODI series PROVIDED the match is a crucial one at the junction (ie a semi-final/final).

July 9, 2013, 18:25 GMT


yes..the match should be played on a reservd day...with a fresh start...new day new toss..a new match..

July 9, 2013, 18:22 GMT


completely spoiling one day cricket. If ppl want to play odi like this, why it does call oneday cricket?....... lol.....CHANGE THE NAME.............

July 9, 2013, 10:54 GMT

Asanka Sharmal

Good idea to continue. Change in the playing conditions can be minimized by breaking into 4 innings. Definitely the DL should be revised periodicaly to adjust for the changes in rules, adjustment for the number of interuptions, and the obvious bias it has towards the team batting second. Contrary to some comments ODIs should be persisted to identify Men among the Boys as it happened in the game beetween SL and WI....!

July 9, 2013, 10:23 GMT


For those who are complaining about change in playing conditions - ODIs always had that problem even in single day game. In many games TOSS has been the most important deciding factor and hence some players including SRT had suggested splitting game in 4 blocks of 25 overs. But till the time we have those games - having reserve day and continuing where you left off can give better chance of results than starting afresh. Also teams knew the rules before start (and also weather forecast) so they must adopt team/batting or bowling approach based on this. One strategy bowling sides must use in rain forecasted game is to bowl your best bowler as quickly as possible so that they may bowl more than allowed quota ( say bowling 8 overs of main bowler in 30 over game before it becomes 30 over game). Its risky but can payoff. Smart NO!!!

July 9, 2013, 6:18 GMT


It is much better than calling off the game completely, however, I think that duckworth lewis needs to be tweaked accordingly. For example Sri Lanka lost 9 overs, had they known it would be a 41 over game I don't think they would have crawled to 60 for 3 in 19 overs. Adding only 11 runs to their final total doesn't seem fair. In the context of a 41 over game what is 11 runs? Nothing really, had they known it was a 41 over game from the start it would have made perhaps 20 or 30 runs. It is not the continuation on the reserve day that should be the question. But, a look at D/L and how it can be used on day 2. For a match that is shortened it is a good methon (same day), but for a match that is carried on to the next day, I am not so sure.

July 9, 2013, 5:44 GMT


it definitely interrupts the momentum of the team who are at an advantage... if a batting team is going at a healthy runrate without the loss of any wicket or a team has just started to rebuilt beautifully, it disrupts the momentum as it is a fresh start again the next day and yet the game would have to continue. same could be said for the bowlers who are using the conditions well rattling the opposition and kept them under their spell where the next day, they could be bowling into an entirely new condition.... having said that we might just look at the champions trophy's final on the verge of being called of had another spell of rain had intervened and surely would have pushed for a reserve game..

Having pushed the game to a reserve day, i guess it should also do away with any shortening of the game unless rain interrupts on the reserve day as well..

July 9, 2013, 5:10 GMT


An unfair game in which both teams have a chance at least, versus a decision via a coin toss. I'd vote for the first any day!

July 9, 2013, 4:52 GMT


If a One Day International (ODI) match of 50 overs each, can be played for less than the allotted overs, sometimes 20-20 overs each, what is the problem in extending the game to a second day? I don't see any harm in it. The most important thing is that the spectators and TV audience should get to watch the game. It doesn't matter if a 50 over game is reduced to 20 overs or a ODI game is stretched to a second day.

July 9, 2013, 4:43 GMT


Better for the game :)

July 9, 2013, 4:34 GMT


Yes and the reason is as simple as that. The players get paid for the game and the spectators have paid for the game. There is no reason why it shouldn't be continued. And when the match is shortened due to rain, duckworth lewis is always there to take care. If at all you find that there is an advantage for a particular team, then the flaw is on the duckworth lewis system.

July 9, 2013, 4:16 GMT


Yes! but there should be a reserve day for all games in the series! otherwise it will be unfair for some teams

July 9, 2013, 3:43 GMT


i think it there should be spare days for only Tournaments. because all games are important and there will be no chance of losing team blaming the forecast.

July 9, 2013, 3:10 GMT


The Match was scheduled to start at the regular time of 9:30 am on Second Day and that would have been disadvantageous for Sri Lanka as their batsmen have to face the early morning dew, seam and swing. To justify it should be a practice to start the match on the second day at the same time the play was stopped on the first day to neutralize any disadvantage to batting side or have Full days play from scratch.

July 9, 2013, 2:58 GMT


If the match was not continued on the second day Sri Lanka would have to beat India for a place in the final. Now even if they lose they still have a v good chance of making the final.It will most be probably India Vs, Sri Lanka in the finals. Sri Lanka to win as their bowlers and batsmen are getting into form especially their captain Matthews. Good Luck Sri Lanka.

July 9, 2013, 2:04 GMT


I would say this is an excellent idea of having this reserve day of a match...

July 9, 2013, 0:46 GMT


The match should be allowed to be continued until next day simply because

1. We are talking about international teams not amateurs 2. All international teams have performed equally good and bad regardless of conditions in the past. If conditions on one day is different than the other then it is not unknown to the players. They are capable of adapting to different conditions, which is why they have been selected to play for their countries. If a particular condition is helpful to bowlers then the changed condition is helpful to the bowlers too, this should not be forgotten 3. A tie would be the worst result in a rain affected match because inevitably one team was going to win the match by playing better cricket, then why deny them that chance and leave the poor side to get a point? 4. I can go on an on, on the merits of having a full game over more than one day - if only my friends with a difference of opinion would convince me with evidence that a reserve day is wrong for cricket....

July 8, 2013, 23:49 GMT


I know the conditions are likely to be different. But the D/L method does not account for conditions when estimating 'par score' - only the ground. And everyone seems to accept it. So continuing the following day should not be unacceptable. The only people who have a reason to complain are the viewers.

July 8, 2013, 21:32 GMT


Yes, it is because the team effort wouldn`t be wasted

July 8, 2013, 21:22 GMT



If the playing arenas were covered then it would be a non-issue. The major cricketing venues should be 'covered'.

The technology should be innovative and low-cost.

July 8, 2013, 20:52 GMT


Cricketers at International Level should be adapting themselves to change in conditions and circumstances. A cut-short game in different conditions is much better than an abandoned game and will make the game more interesting. Also, since Cricket is the only major sport in the world which is influenced by conditions and weather, this way we are trying to get rid of that dependency and make the game more flexible for everyone.

July 8, 2013, 19:25 GMT


I will just say yes! cause i think it was a very fair decision! and the match was between two in-form teams! so i will say yes!

July 8, 2013, 18:35 GMT


Yeah, It is fair since we will see only one team wins not the Rain

July 8, 2013, 17:41 GMT


Yes, it does make sense to continue the match on the second day if the match is a qualifier like quarter,semi of final, as there is no other way to decide the winner for that match. Sharing a trophy after a washout in the final is the worst thing that can happen to save ODIs. Alhough shortening a match is an option but one cannot decide the true winner by that. The whole complexion of a ODI game changes there. The change in pitch and weather conditions is a part and parcel of the game. These factors can affect the game even in a single day match. So one cannot cry about that. As far as league matches are concerned where teams can qualify through NRR also, its fine if we dont have a reserve day.

July 8, 2013, 17:36 GMT


I second the description given by cricinfo itself, and a few conditions apply. The game cannot be abandoned, making thousands of fans upset. It does make sense playing on the result day, had it rained like yesterday, that is at the very beginning of the first innings itself. If a team were to accept the decision to playing on the following day, they should at least be in a stable position, if not bad, say with 90 scored off 25 overs losing one wicket. Both teams get time to regroup and come up with a different game plan for the next day. I reiterate that the game shall go on until the result is seen, but with a set of rules similar to D/L method. For Example, If SL had lost 2 wickets for 90 in 25 overs, having known the overcast conditions well ahead of the toss, they can be allowed to post a score playing the remaining 25 overs, with any eight of the total ten wickets (leaving Herath and Malinga, calling the top order batsmen in again). and WI should be allowed only the eight wickets.

July 8, 2013, 17:36 GMT


Fair enough in these conditions when you have match on the immediate day.

July 8, 2013, 16:50 GMT


No, the whole dynamics changes with the weather. A fresh start with a toss re-do is ideal just to be fair for both the sides. Especially with the current position SriLanka would like a new start.

July 8, 2013, 16:25 GMT


It's unlucky for the team that gets disadvantage by conditions, but it all evens out over time.

July 8, 2013, 16:19 GMT


Yes ,if not raining again in reserved day

July 8, 2013, 15:14 GMT


It's a very good idea. Something that should be consider for test also. My suggestion for test is if 8 hours or more have been lost within the first 5 days, then only one additional day should be given regardless how much more than 8 hours has been lost, if it's less than 8 hours, no reserve day.

July 8, 2013, 14:51 GMT


It's not ideal, but a better option than a no-result match, especially in competitions like the World Cup where the lack of a result can unfairly prejudice or help the sides concerned.

July 8, 2013, 14:47 GMT


Its Good for Cricket. See, the audience deserve a full match, but at least we can give them another day for their Tickets. And yes a deserving teams need another day, and who knows the other team may bounce back. So, I think it would be unfair not to have a reserve day. Especially, for the ICC Events, like the last 1.

July 8, 2013, 14:47 GMT

Jeewan Sucharitha

Yes only if you must to continue from where you stop, then at least you have to wait till comes the time the game stopped. If that stop 11.30 AM then the resume time should be also 11.30 AM on next day. That will prevent the moisture and other natural factors advantage of the morning session to take by the bowling side twice.

July 8, 2013, 14:28 GMT


I believe that the game should be carried over from the previous day. I see a lot of people arguing that the conditions would vary but isn't cricket always been so? Teams with a good pace attack wins the toss and in places where it is condusive to seam bowling inserts the opponents to bat first. A team with good spinners would opt to bat first and have the last days breaking pitch for their bowlers to bowl on. So continuing would be a great, provided there is no concept of duckworth lewis coming unless the side batting second gets a minimum of 40 overs. Else on such a day the odds are firmly against the side batting first.

July 8, 2013, 14:18 GMT


yes, resume on the reserve day from the overnight score. no need to start all over from the toss; that would negate everything that took place on the first day, including penalising the fielding side for good their good bowling. taking the current match as an example, claiming that it's unfair to make sri lanka bat 31 overs with 7 wickets on the second day is saying that it's unfair to sri lanka that west indies bowled well and took 3 wickets, thus making them slow down their scoring to preserve wickets. but then again, this is not a mere series. this is a tournament, so every result counts, so the match must be finished. on the other hand, if this were a bi-lateral series, then i'd be ok with starting over the next day, only because series move the venues around, and it's not fair to the fans who might have travelled many a mile only to miss out on seeing whole match. do what is necessary to ensure a whole match.

July 8, 2013, 14:13 GMT


if team batting first is doing well then they are at a disadvantage because their set batsmen will have to get settled all over again, but if hey are struggling then it's good because they have time to collect themselves and take a different approach. in this case SL can rebuild with less pressure.

July 8, 2013, 14:04 GMT


On the one hand, I am in agreement with people saying that there should be "fresh day , fresh start" scenario. But by doing that, we are under justifying the efforts of team which has done well on the day one. In my Opinion, ICC has done the right thing with reserve day + start from where they left.

July 8, 2013, 14:03 GMT


IT'S good to have reserve day for all the matches . fresh start would be way to go not from where they left off from last night ... condition is important in cricket then most of the sports .. but glad it's not ICC CHAMPIONSHIP . where they have no reserve day for rainy day atleast they have reserve day for tri nation tournament

July 8, 2013, 13:52 GMT


Before the toss both the captains should decide and agree on whether to continue with the game or start a new one. This is with respect to an ODI. For a T20, i'd say, it'd be better to start with a new one. Another tweak to the rule could be: The game will continue on the reserve day only if some minimum number of overs have already been bowled, say 20, else it would start afresh.

July 8, 2013, 13:43 GMT


reserve days are good , but don't this teams need a brake before the next match ? this is like a three day test match with two teams.

July 8, 2013, 13:42 GMT


No, Its not. Certainly there will be change in the condition on next day and conditions make lot difference in the game. Most of the time game will be resumed next day because of the rail fall on given day and because of the rain playing pitch, outfield will certainly take an effect which will be helpful either for bowling or batting and certainly it will affect the team. So i firmly believe it should not be resumed but be restarted.

July 8, 2013, 13:38 GMT

Devon L

Fair Play! This is like flipping a coin, Nay! Its all about performance, may the best man win. Have a stupendous day!


July 8, 2013, 13:34 GMT


Yes. But no. In my opinion this is good choice impact great one i wish this have been use for all those abandoned but important matches in the past. This is good when one day game haven't played single ball. As rule state if in a tournament team with pervious wins will qualify which is simply Ridiculous. This is a disappointment for fans but no one controls weather. I also would recommend next day play if the one day match already have play 50 overs and 50 to go because give fair play to both teams. Why NO because if game stooped during a run chase for a example needing total 350 runs and best batsmen on the crease had made 150 which we all know he be tied.Bad weather stop re start 24 hours benefit him to make 200 or even more.

July 8, 2013, 13:13 GMT


yes it's fair it will give a world of good to the supportes who will have a pleasure of viewin a full match.

July 8, 2013, 13:02 GMT


Yes, many people long in for a glimpse of their mathch. It might be their fav match or a much awaited match. It might also be a qualifier/eliminator or evn a final. It's perfectly okay 2 play in a reserved day

July 8, 2013, 13:01 GMT


Playing conditions are not likely to be the same on two consecutive days . While it can be argued that the batting team will need time to gain momentum on a fresh day , it can also be argued that the bowling team would have lost their rythem and hence tha advantage or disadvantage cuts both ways . In the 1983 world cup , some matches were played over two days and the concept is not new . It is good that effort is made to get a full game than splitting points or restricting the game to fewer overs .

July 8, 2013, 12:57 GMT


Once the rule is known to all, nothing is wrong. In test cricket the most important format, the batting team usually resumes on their score at the close of play, whether the initial scheduled close or close caused by unforeseen circumstances. So this is not an issue.

July 8, 2013, 12:09 GMT


All matches should have a reserve day. And it should start fresh from TOSS. Since pitch and outfield are not the same.

July 8, 2013, 12:08 GMT


Its absolutely fine to have a reserve day for ODI.. but it shud be a new match from the toss itself... no continuation from whr it stopped. See this WI v SL match, now SL has to bat again another same condition which they played 1st 20 overs. which is dubled the adverse impact which they were trying to negate.. this is totally unfair. i wonder whether SL score another 50 60 runs in remaning overs and ended the match with 150 which is capable of nothing better than loosing...

July 8, 2013, 12:07 GMT


This is a very good idea and I hope that some adjustments will be carried out to set the revised target similar to D/L method for the team who bats first. We know the power of D/L method which helps to bring maximum results for rain affected matches, and so as this..

July 8, 2013, 11:46 GMT


match should start a fresh. continuing the last days play is not a good idea as situations change everyday. Srilanka is at a big disadvantage.

July 8, 2013, 11:40 GMT


If you consider all the factors like rain,pitch changes,sky....,Then there is no point in playing Test matches.....Result is much better than getting abandoned....there is no loss to any team because they come to know about the pitch and they will be prepared for it.....We as fans get to watch our side playing again and we enjoy more....which is brighter sign....

July 8, 2013, 11:36 GMT


without any doubt.. Fans can have a complete match and can have a result of the same. A reserve day also provide teams to change strategies if match goes in reserve day..

July 8, 2013, 11:10 GMT


It is better to carry forward the day lost due to rain. Question about advantage or disadvantage is there in every sport. Be it cricket or any other game. Option of reserve day is better than abandoning the match and split points. Wazir Hossain

July 8, 2013, 11:09 GMT


i think its a fair option to be resumed on next day .. if you deduct the game to lets say 30 to 40 overs the scenario of the game changes drastically. and most of the teams are not so satisfied by the D/L method and its calculation. so by giving them full overs and game to play on next day is a better option .

July 8, 2013, 11:05 GMT


yes its fair to keep the reserve day,but with slight change in plans,the game should be equal to both the sides,the game should be reduced to the 20overs game,toss should be done once again,as the game stays fair and a game is played too,so that both and the other teams participating in the tournament doesn't feel unfair.A game should be equal for all and more over it should be played and completed.

July 8, 2013, 10:58 GMT


Yes it is unfair. But that's the way it is. We could say that playing one day cricket is unfair, where the side batting first has to always deal with the moisture and early movement. So, it's not a big deal. It is part of cricket. Given how critical conditions are in wins/losses, cricket is fundamentally an unfair game, even though we like to think otherwise. It is often conditions that win matches, not teams.

July 8, 2013, 10:48 GMT


Yeah ! ICC should give this favour to every team which were delay or tie due to the rain or bad light. ICC should take mandatory or make the new rule similar to that.

July 8, 2013, 10:37 GMT


Depending on importance of the Tourney, availability of teams (till the last extended day for the last game) and not clashing with other tourneys, the extension to rest day is the right way to go. The game and the tourney is intended primarily for the spectators or followers of the event, who are entitled for the maximum opportunity for a result. In all its wisdom, ICC missed this cardinal principle while running Champions Trophy, where match after match got washed out. The timing of the event during English summer rain season itself is questionable. Time to relocate major events to suit the expected weather conditions, at the same time keep extra days for one-day games to justify spectator interest.

July 8, 2013, 10:29 GMT


Yes. Only if both the captains agree, they can start all over again, other wise start from where it was left at same time after uncovering the pitch in the morning as per rule. So that it seems fair.

July 8, 2013, 10:19 GMT


Nothing wrong in continuing the game from where it stopped. Both the teams will be equally affected.

July 8, 2013, 10:16 GMT


i think yhe game should not resume because it will give india a good chance to enter the finals

July 8, 2013, 10:12 GMT


My answer:NO. ODI stands for ONE DAY international, and for the sanctity of the game and the name, it should be kept to one day only.

July 8, 2013, 10:00 GMT


It is fair in this case . All the three teams are in with a chance to make it to the finals , so a full match would be ideal . Otherwise ,playing a ODI game for two days, hmm., I do not know . My interest for ODIs is diminishing by the second . T20 is the future . The Champions league could`ve been a success result-wise (india winning it) , but it was rain affected and boring for most of the part ! . Ok , its always good to have a result , and so taking it to the reserve day is fair. !

July 8, 2013, 9:11 GMT


ya i think the idea of reserve day in ODI CRICKET is good because at the end of the day as cricket lovers we want a fair and even contest rather than shortened game due to bad weather conditions

July 8, 2013, 9:05 GMT


yes the game should start on the second day from where it was stopped

July 8, 2013, 8:47 GMT


Yes the game should continue irrespective of what the conditions are on the second day... As the game stands now its clear the advantage lies with the westindes because they bowled well and were lucky enough to prise out 3 wickets... Sri lanka have only their selves to blame for that because their batsmen didn't access the conditions well and were playing too many loose shots then in-turn lost their wickets.... if they were 60 without the loss of any wicket then people wouldn't have a reason to complain, would they?? So i say let the game continue, let westindes press home the advantage they gave themselves with some good bowling on the first morning.... Srilanka "dug their own grave", why should they be given a second chance to correct their mistakes....

July 8, 2013, 8:45 GMT


What about the team like WI who worked really hard to get into the position that they are in but on next day they loose coz they were not able to get the advantage. What if a team is at 100/9 and rain washes the rest of the day. Is it fair to the other team who worked really hard to get into this position and on next day again they have to play from the start. If rules are decided before the series then that's it u can't crib about it later.

July 8, 2013, 8:25 GMT


I think its fair to resume on the reserve day from where it was halted the previous day. I agree that the conditions can change on the reserve day, however the need for a result is more necessary than having a re-play. Moreover, games should not be left to linger on fate of teams, but rather let the better team win. Why deny that team the results of their hard work of the previous day?

At least we'll hear less of Mr Duckworth and Mr Lewis and more of cricket that way!

July 8, 2013, 8:24 GMT


Should be start the (new)game, not (re)start the match which is called off of the day. Because following on team has much advantage from current situation like pitch condition, out field & environment etc.

July 8, 2013, 7:54 GMT


Yes, the match should be replayed on the reserve day from scratch as the conditions may be drastically different to previous day. What I cannot understand is why is there so much inconsistency with regards to reserve days? There were no reserve days for Champions Trophy and yet there are for this rather unnecessary and irrelevent tri series.

July 8, 2013, 7:47 GMT


Reserve days are only there for one purpose. To get a result. In a CT final about 10 years ago, we had the SL IN game that had one finished innings. Then on reserve day we started again and had another finished innings.

However the game still ended as a draw. Had they done it like this back then, we would have had a result. Once rain is having its say, the number one priority is to get a result. If you try to fit in a full days play when you dont have to, you are more likely to run into rain again.

Its rare enough when a reserve day is used, that I think its fine the way it is. If its changed, we will end up with even reserve days being washed out due to not enough time to fit in a full game.

July 8, 2013, 7:31 GMT


It's quite fair to carry on playing the next day, especially if there is a provision for a Reserve day. Why waste it.

July 8, 2013, 6:57 GMT


It's not ideal, but better than a washout. At least there is a game. But the team batting first is at a disadvantage because the bowling team gets use of early morning conditions twice, and also they get to bat an uninterrupted innings, unlike the other team. But all in all, it's definitely better than a washout, or a 20 over dash in what was supposed to be a 50 over match.

July 8, 2013, 6:52 GMT

Muhammad Jawad

yes, every effort should be made to ensure a result. If a Tennis match can go into second or third day, why can't a cricket match?

July 8, 2013, 6:49 GMT


These are not test matches & only a limited number of overs are available. Since the matches are stopped due to rain, the pitch get freshened and become more harder to bat for the resuming team. On the other hand a completely new start would be unfair for a team if they have the clear advantage after a considerable number of overs have been played. Without a doubt I agree that ODIs should have a reserve day specially in multinational tournaments. Bet the match should start as a new one unless more than 20 overs of the second innings have been bowled.

July 8, 2013, 6:45 GMT


It has to be played as a new game. The team batting first will have a huge disadvantage otherwise. A result should be reached in a way it is fair to both the sides.

July 8, 2013, 6:41 GMT


yes it can but in the future its should be continue, not only for this tri- series the match is played on reserve day but also for the upcoming games it should be!!

July 8, 2013, 6:23 GMT


Yes. To ensure a result. Regarding change of conditions, there is always some luck factor in every match. So just need to take it in one's stride and move on. Even within a day and during intermittent rains, the conditions change very much. But in a tournament, not having a result is much worse than having a clear winner with distributed playing days.

July 8, 2013, 6:20 GMT


Most definitely yes. No doubt. And ODI cricket should be lessened to 35-40 overs.

July 8, 2013, 6:20 GMT


In my opinion ... result is very important, no matter its on 1st day or 2nd but result has to be concluded of the match ... there should be no draw in cricket.

July 8, 2013, 6:15 GMT


Yes, I am for continuation of the ODI's on the reserve day. It will have fair chance for both the teams.

July 8, 2013, 6:09 GMT


Of course yes, every effort should be made to ensure a result. In fact, reserve days should be made compulsory for every ODI.

July 8, 2013, 6:08 GMT


yes, it would not matter.

July 8, 2013, 6:07 GMT


Yes carry forward should be allowed. A repeat of the entire match means all that happens on Day1 would be wasted which would lead to a situation like we had in Ind vs SL Champions Trophy Final 2002. There was around 110 overs of cricket, all dominated by India but still no winner!

July 9, 2013, 3:59 GMT


If rain has runined day one and allows play to happen on day two it means the playing conditions have changed. Plus the pitch has been under cover for part of the game. These factors can significantly change the playing conditions. While it can be arguued it is the same pitch for both sides it should be remembered that one side is batting and another bowling when rain interrupted. So the conditions may alter significantly in favor of batting or bowling on day two. That makes it like two games.

Instead they should play a game afresh. If the forecast rain in the latter half of the day then the number of overs can be reduced upfront instead of doing when rain inevitably interrupts.

July 14, 2013, 22:42 GMT


No it's more disadvantage for the first batting if they are batting halfway . It's alright for the 2nd side if it is the start of their innings and if had rained before the start of the first day. Same situation only.

July 11, 2013, 8:56 GMT


Its not a good option for reserve day.If ter is an option then should be new toss.Reserve day is should applicable for finals.

July 9, 2013, 13:23 GMT


NO! it should not continue on the reserved day. They should start as a new game. It's a new day and a new game. It's just fair for both teams. ICC should have a format for any ODI or T20 if it runs to the reserved day, should treat as a new game.I have noticed some tournaments have a reserved day some do not. So where do you draw the line? its far better have one rule for any interruptions of the game, specially due weather.

July 9, 2013, 12:54 GMT


Not fair at all. I will even say the conditions should be exactly same throughout the length of the game, be it 40 overs, 100 overs or 5 days. They should not let the pitch deteriorate at all, amount of sunlight, temperature, wind and moisture should remain same. if this proves too complicated then each team should bat alternate over so that they get approximately same conditions!

July 9, 2013, 10:07 GMT


We can have a reserve day for an ODI for sure, but can not continue the game from the same point. Rose must be reperformed because of several changes and most importantly the playing conditions. Name itself says "one day international", how can you spread it over more than one day ! Behaviour of pitch will definitely change over the period of 20 hrs or so. The advantage or disadvantage which was one first day for any team will surely be lost or minimised which was earned by them on that particular playing condition.

Its not at all fair to continue the game. Restart should he more ideal.

July 9, 2013, 9:45 GMT


@Darshan Dias: Only 10 runs were added in the target as Lankans had lost 3 wickets by 19th Over (Sub Par). It all depends on wickets lost at the time of break. Even those 10 runs were added as Lankans had lost only 4 wickets by 32nd over. Had they been 5 or 6 down, only 2-3 runs would have been added. On the contrary, in case match would have been of 45 overs (as was deemed to be at start of yesterday's play), Lankans score would have been increased by just 1 run to set Windies a target. So in case you had lost more wickets at time of interruption, it is problematic for you.

July 9, 2013, 9:40 GMT


@Premendresinghal: India had scored 232 in 50 overs in match you are talking about and England was 70 odd for 3 on 1st day. So how can you say that India had almost lost the match on 1st day. Anyways the conditions do change and that is something that might cause problems to a particular team

July 9, 2013, 8:21 GMT


i think odis should be scrapped

July 9, 2013, 6:00 GMT


Its not fair because conditions never remain the same on next day. We have seen that in both the occasions firstly When India won an almost lost match against England in World cup 2009. And second time again when SL were on receiving hand they came back hard on next day. Importantly the mental state of a team changes drastically when they come again on next day.

July 9, 2013, 5:39 GMT

Hari Kishore

In my opinion, continuing a game on Day 2 is not a good and the right thing to do as it changes the whole scenario of the match. As the name suggests, it is a One-Day International and it is not fair to continue a game from where it stopped. If a reserve day is allotted, then a wise decision would be is to restart the whole game. The playing conditions, the ground conditions and more importantly the pitch conditions would have changed on Day 2 making it advantageous and/or completely disadvantageous for one team. If the reserve day is also washed out, well, we cannot stop nature. In my opinion, washed out games add to the tension, excitement in any tournament (triangular, quadrangular etc) increases as the NRR, permutations and combinations, splitting points etc come into play.

July 9, 2013, 5:35 GMT


Team batting on the first can now have got more time to plan things and prepare themselves accordingly. If a match is played in two days let both the teams change their two players as per the needs.Then both the teams get fair chances of winning the games. Also there's the chances that the team batting first will have to bat in overcast condition more suitable to bowlers and if the next come out to be shinny than team batting second will get the benefits. But if the both the teams were allowed to change their 2 players any of the team can be benefited.

July 9, 2013, 5:14 GMT


The match should start fresh on the reserve day from the toss it self. because conditions are different, Also if hosting country know the weather they should have 2 days gap in between the match. SL has to play against IND today without a rest. So these should be taken into consideration if the have plans to a play the washout match on the reserve day.

July 9, 2013, 4:10 GMT


it is unfair to team batting first. for a example if team batting first lost their all top order in the first day with bowling friendly condition, then they haven't enough batting power to exploit improved batting condition. this is clear disadvantage when ODI extend to the second day. if they want to get a result in particular match it should be completely restarted in the second day.

July 9, 2013, 4:02 GMT


its fair if it begin as a NEW match again.. But it is very unfair to begin from where it stop because conditions are totally different..

July 9, 2013, 3:59 GMT


the charm , the exuberance , the real cricket goes off if a halted match goes to the next day. i strongly believe one-day cricket should be played and finished on any particular day itself . It gives advantage to both batting and bowling team if it is taken to next day due to a rain-interrupted match.It will more or less become like a test match where everyone gets pumped up and comes hard in. cases like any team dominating the opponents could feel bad due to interruptions , they ideally wanted to finish off the opponent however if its taken to next day those opponents could comeback and they could take advantage because of rain. Its better to call it off and probably come out with a system where both batting and bowling teams are gauged at any point of match though interruptions might occur.for example batting teams could be rated on NRR and bowling teams on wickets taken,catches,dot balls etc..

July 9, 2013, 3:49 GMT


I'd say no unless it was a Semi or a Final where a clear result is required. Also in saying that given the D/L rule of 20 overs to be considered a game, I don't think continuing from where SL left over at 19 overs was a smart decision. Mentally speaking SL came out more prepared on the reserve day than WI did. Also WI might be considered unlucky as, if the game was called off and they shared points, their place in the final would be secure, now given the result they are hanging in the balance of who wins the next game and by which margin. If they are indeed moving to a reserve day scenario, then unless the team batting 2nd have completed a set number of overs they should start the match from scratch on the reserve day. At least that'll make the conditions seem more even to both teams.

July 9, 2013, 3:45 GMT


Not a good idea inless its a world cup or some other big tournament.

July 9, 2013, 3:32 GMT


to fare to the both the parties I would say "NO".it should be same condition which tested and the day when they tossed. if you want to utilize a extra day let it be a fresh match. if you consider some champion fast baller balled 5 overs on first day morning and then use the same condition on next morning. or either a batting pair who is going well suddenly stopped by rain and then next morning get out. also a team who is disturbed twice by rain how go ahaed and finish. what is contributed by dukwoth and Lewis method to these?

July 9, 2013, 0:54 GMT


Absolutely not, cos an ODI is meant to be played within a day. But I do support the match being replayed again on the next day.

July 9, 2013, 0:38 GMT


It's a good idea to have a spare day but it should be a rematch (start from the beginning) otherwise it gives massive advantage to the bawling side.

July 8, 2013, 22:30 GMT


It's supposed to be a ONE DAY game. If there is a reserve day, start afresh, not pick from where the previous days was.

July 8, 2013, 22:07 GMT


why dont ICC mandate to have roof covered ground. When the batsman hit the ball to roof and falls down without natural trajectory, then it is calleddead ball. Ball will be bowled again. so, rain dont have any say on a given day match, only players have the rightful right.

July 8, 2013, 21:36 GMT


No, it is not fair. Cricket unlike other sports is one that is so much dependent on conditions. This is what makes playing cricket more of an art. No matter how many scientifically measures steps are taken to create a perfect cricketer, it is this facet of cricket that would never guarantee a perfect cricketer or a result to go your way every time.

It would be really unfair for teams to expect to get different conditions on another day, when a team is not mentally prepared for such. Test cricket is different, where the teams prepare for the 5th day batting and 1st day batting. In limited overs, it is crucial that the sanctity remains the same, even if it rains. Hence, anything that changes the original intent should lead to a big NO in my humble opinion.

July 8, 2013, 20:41 GMT


right or wrong, it is called a one day game.

July 8, 2013, 19:54 GMT


It is as simple as this...More of Melbourne-esque stadiums with roof at the top should be entertained...The schedule should not be disturbed at any cost as playing in an impromptu manner on the next day will have impact on the fatigue of the players and it would indirectly affect the consequence of the next game too...WI and SL in this case would get a day less of rest when compared to India..After all the scheduled will be prepared conscientiously forecasting the weather conditions...Reserve days have to reserved only for knockout games like QFs/Semis/Finals

July 8, 2013, 18:58 GMT


I dont think so this is a good idead, if it is it has to be in icc tornament rather than in tri series, and still whole match has to be replay

July 8, 2013, 18:02 GMT


I would say NO unless it is a final or a semifinal...The very meaning of the word one-day is washed away with rain if you resume the game a day later..It might be great for the broadcasters, spectators and viewers..You should rather have a full match again or a cancel..Conditions can change drastically in a period of 24hours..it is very clear from this match itself..the ball swung a lot yesterday and WI kept a tight noose on the Lankans but batting proved to be a little easier. West Indies has thus an advantage today of getting to bat on a better pitch..Mind you I am an Indian supporter but would always want to see the game in its right spirit

July 8, 2013, 17:44 GMT


As first hour in morning is very important in cricket, can it be restart at same time it was stopped? Than its fair like in this game if srilanka middle order batsman has to face early morning conditions again which is difficult and slow. I think if we have reserve day why not do the fresh start? If 25 overs left in game for same crowed will come on next day? do they will enjoy same? Pressure of crowd can remain same for chase n play last 25 overs.? I think for washed out game result should be no result game and all records should be count in players record. Game should start next day with new toss!!!!!! Pls carry on and comment on this as well.

July 8, 2013, 17:41 GMT


No i do not agree because all the dynamics of the game are changed .The team batting second has too much of an advantage especially when the team batting first starts their innings on the first day .the game should be completed as close to the conditions when it started otherwise it becomes another format.

July 8, 2013, 17:39 GMT


More than the condition its the unfair advantage the bowlers have over the batsman. Consider bowler like Dale Steyn steaming in 5 overs at you with full energy then have nice rest when it rains, sleep and get his stamina back and then steam in 5 more overs with same energy the next day.

July 8, 2013, 17:30 GMT


Clue's in the name. One-Day International.

July 8, 2013, 16:44 GMT


No, the whole dynamics changes from one day to another. There should be a fresh start of the game with a toss re-do just to be fair for both the teams. On a given day results can change. But with SriLanka in this position probably they would like to have a new start.

July 8, 2013, 16:41 GMT


Having a reserve day is an excellent idea. However, the game should restart with a fresh toss.

July 8, 2013, 16:11 GMT



Overhead conditions could change drastically over two days. The team batting first is likely to be at a considerable disadvantage if the game is carried over.

July 8, 2013, 15:52 GMT


i think it should restart. as the conditions may change totally in some parts of world. like in england if next day is sunny and match day was overcast then its totally different game.

July 8, 2013, 15:39 GMT


A Re-Match with Fresh Toss should be the Option.. Conditions change drastically.. Team Strategies and Analysis get more time.. Players Mental Strength, Tuffness, Form and Thoughts may Strengthen or Weaken.. This 50 Over Game is Called ONE DAY International.. The Name has it ALL.. The Second Day will not have same Spirit and Thrill that's there in ODI.. We already have a Test Match for that..

July 8, 2013, 15:34 GMT


split ODI into two innings, then add a reserve day. modify the rules

1. captain who wins the toss selects who bats first in the second innings. 2. captain who losses the toss selects who bats first in first innings.

a. factors like ground conditions now evens out b. rain interruptions also even out c. less one sided games

July 8, 2013, 15:16 GMT


well i feel it is unfair to resume on the following day. if SL was had good score its unfair by the WI team. and the conditions may change over a day. either have a full match from the beginning. but cant tell anything about this issue as this is the tournament rules. it should have been sorted out prior to the tournament.

July 8, 2013, 14:48 GMT


As a spectator yes.But clearly it's some what unfair ,If match is going to resume then it should start from beginning .Not resuming ,ICC can do this if match stopped due to rain then they can have 30 overs match in resrve day.

July 8, 2013, 14:01 GMT


Due to more rain how about if match is reduced to 20 a over match?

July 8, 2013, 13:56 GMT


Yes but the name shouldnt be ODI it should be TDI (Two Day International)....

July 8, 2013, 13:21 GMT


No, it should not be continued as the conditions will not be same and will affect batting side.

July 8, 2013, 13:02 GMT


I see, from both sides of the divide, an overwhelming number of comments calling for a fresh start on the reserve day for very acceptable reasons. I too agree with them. My question is does the ICC seriously look into these comments to learn what the spectators expectations are and formulate the rules accordingly? At the end of the day its the spectator who drives the game.

On a different note when the rain is seasonal its very likely the reserve day too might see rain. In such a scenario restarting the game might end up like the previous day. Therefore, it will be a challenge to device regulations that will satisfy all concerned and yet give a fair opportunity for both teams.

July 8, 2013, 12:12 GMT


Well a reserve day is a new day and it should be a fresh start for both teams. Agree with all comments on the right side (literally) of this argument. In this case SL is not to blame for the rain and shouldn't have to go out with this sort of handicap. They get to bat 31 overs with 7 wickets on a bowler-friendly surface early on and WI get 50 overs with 10 wickets in conditions that will ease out. I say lets replay!

July 8, 2013, 11:40 GMT


I thins it's a good practice to have a reserve day in a Tournament. But i feel it's really unfair to start the match where it has been day before. Because there may be new day with different playing conditions, different moods, different fan support. Considering all this match should start as fresh for both the teams to enable change in team , tactics according to playing conditions. Just take an example of this match SL, in tough conditions batted almost for 20 overs scoring 60 runs at the loss of 3 wickets. But today conditions may be different and SL can score runs quickly viz-a-viz. I feel it's really unfair for both the teams to start the match from where it;s left yesterday.

July 8, 2013, 11:34 GMT


The atmospheric conditions in the first hour or so coupled with the deadly nature of the pitch, that had a green top, offering extra bounce for bowlers caused numerous problems for batsmen making it extremely difficult for them to score runs. Wicket was so deadly that instead of scoring runs batsmen had to take all sort of precautions to protect their wickets; only 2 fours scored in 19 overs. However, as the match went on with the pitch becoming dry and less threatening, rain came down and due to its persistent it was decided to replay the match . Yesterday, as the innings progressed Sri Lankan batsmen quietly got rid of all these obstacles with the loss of 3 wickets, but today they will again be stranded in the same situation as they have to start their innings right from the start under same conditions that caused them problems yesterday. Therefore, replay of this match from where it stopped could be considered unjustifiable and a new match would have been the better option.

July 8, 2013, 11:13 GMT


although one team may get annoyed that their advantage is lost with a restart, there are a lot of factors that could change overnight. pitch conditions (if there was overnight rain), the actual sky conditions etc. this all should be factored in and the game should restart from toss and team changes if anything less than 25 overs (i.e. half of the first half of the match) have been bowled. That's my opinion.

July 8, 2013, 11:07 GMT


Using a reserve day is good, but match should start a fresh. continuing the last days play is not a good idea as situations change everyday. Best will be new day, new match, new toss, whatever happened yesterday has already been washed by the rain!!!

July 8, 2013, 10:54 GMT


Obviously unfair. That's why game can also be classified as "No-Results" and just have to get use to it. But what is annoying is that when there's a drizzle, immediately players have to go off but I'd say who cares? just play on and stop wasting time.

July 8, 2013, 10:49 GMT


I don't think there should be any reserve day; Even if you have a reserve day, why not save it for the finals

July 8, 2013, 10:42 GMT


It should be a brand new game from the toss.

July 8, 2013, 10:27 GMT


it is not a test match or the ICC world cup, the championship trophy did not have any reserve days and now the ICC decides to have a another day. since it has been raining and possibly over night rain the pitch might have changed considerably, and the team batting would be in a disadvantaged situation. so taking all this into account there should not be another day. i don't understand why the points cant be shared.

July 8, 2013, 10:04 GMT


that would be absolute rubbish...spoiling the spirit of the game..

July 8, 2013, 10:01 GMT


When we consider about the pitch condition and outfield it is always have a disadvantage team who batting first because their score always less than 40-60 runs due to wet condition of the out field.my opinion they should start a new game but not should continues the previous one as well batting second those who batted first scored 250 and the other team batting 200/6 the situation like this is a great advantage for balling team to bowled out the team batting second because they are chasing about 280-290 score unless Duckworth-Lewis method. In accordance to this match it is much positive advantages give for the West indies because the pitch is already inconsistent bounce and more greenish and bouncing fast wicket not suit at all for 50 over game so it is more harder and harder to batting again...

July 8, 2013, 9:53 GMT


NO...if one has to break the match across multiple days, then the definition of "ONE DAY" match itself is lost. Rather, have a creative solution to decide on the winner.

July 8, 2013, 9:52 GMT


It's unfair to keep an ODI match in reserve day because the team bat first can practise in the following day............

July 8, 2013, 9:27 GMT


no.. condition changing. also start at 9.30 mean again start with lot of swing n seam..start as new game is good than this resume

July 8, 2013, 9:22 GMT


no. this affects badly to the momentum of the game. to have a good balanced and interesting game it should be a fresh start.

July 8, 2013, 9:02 GMT


As we all know, there are far too many variables in cricket for a match to be continued from where they left off - overhead conditions; its impact on the pitch, weather, etc. If there's a reserve day, re-start the match from beginning.

Also, in this case SL will have to play on 3 consecutive days which is not fair at all.

July 8, 2013, 8:47 GMT


The situation of yesterday and today is much different. So I think it should start from beginning today. Because the mind of players were different yesterday. I think today also have to toss and start the match from beginning session.

July 8, 2013, 8:43 GMT


ODI's should not be resumed on the reserved day, instead game should be restarted whenever the play has be moved to reserved day. This way it would be fair to both the teams playing the game.

July 8, 2013, 8:09 GMT


I don't exactly know whether this match condition remains for all the cases but what I feel from this match is that resumption is unfair to one team, that's the team batting first. For example, Sri Lanka tried not to loose any more wickets after 3 down (so scored slowly) and batted considerable no. of overs by Sanga and Thirimanne so if the match was not stopped, they would have accelerated scoring after 2-3 more overs whereas now, it seems they have to bat at least 12-14 overs as the conditions favour bowing and batsmen have to get in. When WI comes to bat, they only one session of bowler friendly condition. Having said that, this is cricket and we all know result is dependent on many conditions more than in any other sport.

July 8, 2013, 7:48 GMT


1. Agree to restart as a new match since minimum number of overs not completed to decide a match. Not sure how it works here coz minimum over requirement applies only (if I'm not mistaken) when the inning 2 (side batting 2nd) is started in ODI match.

2. Cannot compare it with a tennis match as mentioned by Jawed37 coz in a tennis match, both sides (opponents) gets the opportunity do similar activities throughout. In Cricket, activities relating to batting and bowling are different and very much subjective to overhead conditions, if they are different.

July 8, 2013, 7:42 GMT


no its not fair to continue an odi the next da as the conditions may vary they can start it fresh with the same team and same team batting first

July 8, 2013, 7:34 GMT


I think its a new day, new beginning. They just need to re-do everything right from the start. You have the whole day to play anyways and it would be fair for both the teams to encounter similar conditions. I believe even if a team plays it 50 overs and the second half gets washed out and if they have a reserve day they need to restart to whole match right from the toss. Having said that, whatever happens who cares, India is going to sneak into the finals and win it :) yet another heart break form Sri Lanka, who have now set a presidence of reaching most number of finals and semi finals to lose them :) we might want to check on that record.

July 8, 2013, 7:34 GMT

Satish Chandar

Team batting first struggles hard to weather the early morning conditions and scores a slow and steady 60-3 in 19 overs.. Now, they again come back next day fresh but new to the crease without any flow and face same conditions again.. How poor it would be if the conditions remain hostile like yesterday again.. The conditions will have say in the continuation and it looks bad for SL to continue.. They need to bat out of their skin to survive batting first again..

July 8, 2013, 7:27 GMT


This is absolutely silly, there is no uniformity and consistency in the cricket anymore at all. In some tournaments we have D/L taking center stage, now its reserve day and resume the game. Similarly whenever india plays you have an "option" of the review system. Consistency is the key, i am ok for reserve days, but not when it destroys teh consistency.

July 8, 2013, 7:18 GMT


It should be a new game.

July 8, 2013, 7:16 GMT


well have a look at this match. The lankans have managed to not to lose more than 3 wicket but now they will facing 2 fresh bowlers, using just 10 over old balls on a fresh pitch and probably in better bowling condition. Now they have to negotiate another 10 to 15 overs and before they know it, its the batting powerplay. I feel sorry for the lankans.

July 8, 2013, 7:12 GMT


Game should be restarted to give both teams a fair chance

July 8, 2013, 7:05 GMT


If there's a word 'Momentum' in the dictionary of cricket then NO. It has to be a fresh start.

July 8, 2013, 6:59 GMT


These are not test matches & only a limited number of overs are available. Since the matches are stopped due to rain, the pitch get freshened and become more harder to bat for the resuming team. On the other hand a completely new start would be unfair for a team if they have the clear advantage after a considerable number of overs have been played. Without a doubt I agree that ODIs should have a reserve day specially in multinational tournaments. Bet the match should start as a new one unless more than 20 overs of the second innings have been bowled. Because D & L method looks out of date after the introduction of twenty twenties.

July 8, 2013, 6:44 GMT


These are not test matches & only a limited number of overs are available. Since the matches are stopped due to rain, the pitch get freshened and become more harder to bat for the resuming team. On the other hand a completely new start would be unfair for a team if they have the clear advantage after a considerable number of overs have been played. Without a doubt I agree that ODIs should have a reserve day specially in multinational tournaments. Bet the match should start as a new one unless more than 20 overs of the second innings have been bowled.

July 8, 2013, 6:42 GMT


it is unfair for the game, it should be a fresh start.

July 8, 2013, 6:41 GMT


If under 20 overs have been played then it is not a game and should be replayed on the reserve day but if over 20 overs have been played then Duck Worth Lewis should come into play not requiring a reserve day.

July 8, 2013, 6:34 GMT


New day new env so new match...

July 8, 2013, 6:33 GMT


no, team batting first is seriously disadvantaged while balling first are rewarded with lots of benefits. in first day if bowling was not good (ex: WI leaking 20 extras) they can get coach's advises and regroup and come strong in the 2nd day in day which will definitely help for bowlers after rain in the other day. also for batting team they need to start all new after wasting the start they got in the previous day which uses additional time to find form in the middle and wasting balls. my view is its a new day new climate new mindset so start a new match that will help both teams to overcome all mistakes they done in the previous day!

July 8, 2013, 6:30 GMT


we shud have a restart since conditions might change drastically and be advantageous for the team batting second.

July 8, 2013, 6:15 GMT


It should be played as a new game, because its different conditions all together