England and Pakistan might share trophy if it rains

England and Pakistan could be forced to share the T20 World Cup if thunderstorms hit Sunday’s final match in Melbourne.

The keenly awaited match is set to take place at 7pm local time at the MCG.

However, the Met Office forecast for 8pm in Melbourne shows a 60 per cent chance of rain.

Tournament rules for state that the final needs to last at least 10 overs per side for a result to be recorded.

If rain interrupts play then the match could be resumed on Monday when the complete 20-over match could take place, if no play in possible on Sunday.

The Met Office forecast in Melbourne on Monday is better with light rain showers predicted in the city with a 40 per cent chance of rain during the evening.

If a result isn’t possible over the course of the two days, the trophy will be shared.

Four matches at this year’s T20 World Cup have already been hit by the weather with three matches in Melbourne washed out completely and two decided by the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method.

It’s not the first time rain has spoiled the prospect of a major cricket final .

The 2002 Champions Trophy was shared between India and Sri Lanka after rain washed out their match.


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