17 September 2023, Mumbai: The much-awaited Asia Cup 2023 final between India and Sri Lanka is set to take place in Colombo. However, the weather forecast for the final day doesn’t look promising. In such cases, the reserve day rules will come into play. Let’s take a look at what could happen if rain affects the reserve day rules.
In case the final day of the Asia Cup 2023 is washed out, the reserve day will provide an opportunity for the teams to complete the match. However, if both the final and reserve days are washed out, the trophy will be shared between the teams.
The 20-Overs a Side Rule
If the match is affected by rain on the final day and the overs are reduced to a certain extent, then the 20-overs a side rule will come into effect. The teams will have to play a minimum of 5 overs to constitute a match, but if the overs are reduced to 20, then each side will get a maximum of 20 overs to bat and bowl.
If the match is affected by rain and the overs are reduced, then the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) method will be used to calculate the revised target. This method takes into account the score of the team batting first and the number of overs left to be played.
If the match is reduced to 20 overs a side, then the DLS method will be taken into account to calculate the revised target at the end of each team’s innings. The team with the higher score after the completion of its innings will be declared the winner.
The reserve day rules are crucial in cricket matches to ensure that the teams get a fair opportunity to complete the match in case of rain interruptions. With the Asia Cup 2023 final just around the corner, it remains to be seen whether the reserve day rules will come into play or not. Nevertheless, cricket fans worldwide will be eagerly waiting to witness the battle between India and Sri Lanka for the coveted trophy.