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'Bad civil engineering?': Twitterati dumbstruck after sun stops play at McLean Park during India vs New Zealand ODI

Rain often disrupts cricket, but in New Zealand it was the sun that forced players off the field on Wednesday during the one-day international between New Zealand and India and it left the Twitteratti dumbstruck.

'Bad civil engineering?': Twitterati dumbstruck after sun stops play at McLean Park during India vs New Zealand ODI

Rain often disrupts cricket, but in New Zealand it was the sun that forced players off the field on Wednesday during the one-day international between New Zealand and India.

The sun, shining down the Napier wicket, was too bright for batsmen, fielders and umpires, and senior umpire Shaun George took the players off the field with India 44 for one in reply to New Zealand's 157.

India's captain Virat Kohli (L) walks from the field with teammate Shikhar Dhawan after the fierce setting sun halted play during the first ODI. AFP

India's captain Virat Kohli (L) walks from the field with teammate Shikhar Dhawan after the fierce setting sun halted play during the first ODI. AFP

"Everyone is being protected," George said, adding it was the first time in 40 years he had experienced play called off because of the sun.

The match resumed once the sun went behind the grandstand. As always, Twitter was abuzz and at the same time dumbstruck and here's how the Twitterati reacted to the bizarre stoppage.

With inputs from AFP

Updated Date: January 23, 2019 13:40:20 IST

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