The India vs New Zealand match was briefly halted as fog engulfed the field, leading to the players walking off in Dharamsala. The match would ultimately resume after a stoppage of more than 10 minutes.
As both teams went back to the dressing room, the umpires were in consultation, hoping that fog fades away. As the fog covered the two floodlights pole, the umpires had initially wanted to continue but Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer said they could not see.
According to the official rules, in order to constitute a match, a minimum of 20 overs have to be bowled to the side batting second, subject to a result not being achieved earlier.
UPDATE: The play has been delayed due to inclement weather.
Virat Kohli (7*) & Shreyas Iyer (21*) at the crease as 100 comes up for #TeamIndia 👌👌
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India were off to a flying start, courtesy of Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill before they were both dismissed. Kohli and Iyer were in the middle and both of them also had a rollicking start before the weather put a halt to the proceedings.
Earlier, pacer Mohammed Shami grabbed 5/54 in his comeback to help India restrict New Zealand to a modest 273 in a World Cup match here on Sunday.
Having been included in place of Shardul Thakur, Shami was the pick of the Indian bowling attack as New Zealand folded up for 273 in the last ball of the innings. Kuldeep Yadav bagged 2/73.
Daryl Mitchell top-scored for New Zealand with a career-best 130.
New Zealand lost openers Devon Conway (0) and Will Young (17) cheaply, but thereafter Mitchell and
Rachin Ravindra (75) shared a 159-run partnership to revive their innings.