Pietersen fears Guwahati ODI may also be affected by bad light

November 22nd, 2008 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI  

Bangalore, Nov.22 (ANI): England cricket captain Kevin Pietersen has warned that the one-day international to be played at Guwahati, could also be decided by the Duckworth-Lewis rules, as bad light could curtail play.
Guwahati is the venue for the sixth one-dayer on November 29.
“They [the authorities] will have to do something about Guwahati. We are going to start there at 8.30 a.m. but that will still not make too much of a difference. It could get dark there by 3.30 p.m.,” Cricinfo quoted Pietersen, as saying.
Guwahati is located in the north east and the sun sets earlier in the region than elsewhere in India.
In Kanpur, the start of the third ODI was delayed by 45 minutes due to hazy conditions but only one over per innings was reduced.
The light deteriorated rapidly during India’’s run-chase and the umpires offered it to the batsmen at the end of the 40th over. At that stage India needed 43 runs off 54 balls with five wickets in hand but were 16 runs ahead of the D/L equation.
Pietersen, however, has called on his batsmen to convert the starts they were getting into hundreds in order to stay competitive in the series.
England cannot afford another defeat in the seven-match series which India lead 3-0. The fourth ODI is in Bangalore on November 23 and it will be the series” first day-night contest. (ANI)

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