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Triple bowl-out looms as rain threatens T20 Blast Finals Day

Triple Bowl-Out Looms As Rain Threatens T20 Blast Finals Day | Wisden
by Wisden Staff 3 minute read

Rain could play a significant part on T20 Blast Finals Day, with a complete washout a possibility.

The semi-finals and final of English cricket’s premier short-form competition are set to take place on Saturday, October 3 at Edgbaston, the latest finish the English county season will have witnessed. But Accuweather suggests there is a 78 per cent chance of precipitation, predicting six hours of rain during the day and three hours in the evening and overnight.

There is a reserve day scheduled, but Accuweather predicts only a slight improvement in the forecast for Sunday, October 4, giving a 66 per cent chance of rain with five and a half hours of rain set to fall during the day.

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If there is a washout on both days, a succession of bowl-outs will be used to determine the destination of the 2020 T20 Blast title. Five players from each side will be nominated to bowl two deliveries each at a set of stumps, indoors or outdoors. If scores are equal, the same five bowlers will bowl one ball each on a sudden death basis.

Bowl-outs are an infrequent but popular tiebreaker in cricket games. The first match decided by a bowl-out, back in 1991, saw minor county Hertfordshire beat Derbyshire, while India famously beat Pakistan 3-0 in a bowl-out in the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007.

This article was brought to you in association with Wisden’s official betting partner, bet365. For all the latest T20 Blast odds and in-play markets, visit bet365

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