Weather Alert: Pakistan vs. New Zealand World Cup 2023 – Check Rain Forecast for Next 5 Hours

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Pakistan vs New Zealand World Cup 2023: Check Weather Update For Next 5 Hours

Bengaluru, India: The highly anticipated ODI World Cup clash between New Zealand and Pakistan faced an unexpected interruption today as relentless rain poured down on the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

At the time of suspension, Pakistan had reached a score of 160/1 in 21.3 overs, with Fakhar Zaman blazing at 106* and Babar Azam steady at 47*, showing tremendous resolve against New Zealand’s bowlers.

In a twist, the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) method came into play due to the weather’s interference. The DLS par score for Pakistan, in pursuit of New Zealand’s formidable 402, stood at 150. However, Pakistan was 10 runs ahead of this calculated par score at the point of suspension, providing them with a slight edge if the match resumes.

The weather forecast for Bengaluru, according to, isn’t promising for cricket enthusiasts. Rain is expected to persist for the next several hours, making it uncertain when the match can resume.

Here’s an hourly breakdown of the weather conditions:

  • 17:30 (5:30 PM): Temperature 23°C, 59% chance of rain.
  • 18:30 (6:30 PM): Temperature 22°C, 71% chance of rain.
  • 19:30 (7:30 PM): Temperature 22°C, 67% chance of rain.
  • 20:30 (8:30 PM): Temperature 22°C, 59% chance of rain.
  • 21:30 (9:30 PM): Temperature 22°C, 44% chance of rain.

As cricket enthusiasts anxiously await a potential resumption of this crucial match, the playing XIs for both teams have been a topic of discussion. New Zealand is fielding Devon Conway, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (wk/c), Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, and Matt Henry.

On the other hand, Pakistan’s lineup comprises Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Agha Salman, Shaheen Afridi, Usama Mir, Mohammad Wasim Jr, and Haris Rauf.

Cricket enthusiasts and the teams involved will keep a close eye on the weather conditions, hoping for a break in the rain to resume the thrilling encounter between New Zealand and Pakistan in the 2023 ODI World Cup.

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