So that's the official end of the match and due to rain, it has been called off.
The lunch was taken earlier and it seemed that it would start after lunch but god has some other plans it started raining heavily again and it seemed that it would never end.
After the lunch, the umpires had a look at the ground and if the rain would have stopped as the outfield was much drowned in water and was so wet that it would take the entire day to dry out the ground hence the match officials decided to take the decision to end the match and both the teams ended up sharing same points.
Everyone is hoping to see some good weather in the upcoming matches as no one would want to get another day with rain pouring in the entire match.
So a hard goodbye from myself Chinmay and my co-commentators Tugral and Ishan and our score analyst Yogesh.
Let's hope the weather will get better in the other half of the game and we will have no further delays. We will come back with more updates soon, stay tuned.
19.15 IST: So far only 16 overs are bowled and because of constant pouring the umpires have decided to take an early lunch. That also means we will have only 10 minutes between innings break. As obvious, we will lose a certain amount of more overs from here. 50 overs game can be reduced to a minimum of 20 overs in order to have a result based on the D/L method. After getting an invitation to bat first, Leinster lost a wicket of Tim Tector in the very first over which was bowled by Josh Manley.
Later on, the duo of Simi Singh and Andy Balbirnie put 48 runs together before Balbirnie got out on the individual score of 26. The pair of Simi (25*) and Harry Tector (3*) is at the crease and Leinster are 59/2 in 16 overs. For Northern Knights, Josh Manley and Matthew Humphreys have scalped one wicket each.
19:00 IST: Rain still persists and we may lose few more overs from here it seems.
18.35 IST: Players are leaving the ground as it again started drizzling here. The bad news is that it looks quite heavy.
15.6 M Humphreys to S Singh
1 Shorter and flatter outside off as Singh rocks back and pushed it to deep point fielder for a single.
15.5 M Humphreys to S Singh
0 Full ball outside off as Singh pushed it in off side for a single.
15.4 M Humphreys to S Singh
0 Left arm spin angling in to the batter and Singh sits forward and defended it.
15.3 M Humphreys to S Singh
0 Humphreys almost yorking Singh who digs it back to the bowler for no run.
15.2 M Humphreys to H Tector
1 Length ball on stumps as tector goes back and pushed it in leg side softly and runs for a quick single inside the circle.
15.1 M Humphreys to H Tector
0 Length ball turning away and Tector pushed it to point fielder for no run.
14.6 R Pretorius to H Tector
1 Full ball as Tector bends forward and drives it to the off side for a single.
14.5 R Pretorius to H Tector
0 Again short ball outside off as Tector leaves it alone to the keeper.
14.4 R Pretorius to S Singh
1 Short ball outside off and Singh cuts it with soft hands in the off side for a single.
14.3 R Pretorius to S Singh
0 Length ball as Singh pushed it back to the bowler.
14.2 R Pretorius to S Singh
4 Wonderful delivery but it went for Four by the outside edge of the bat. Length ball swinging away from the batter and Singh tried to press it forward but it Singh nicking it genuinely as the ball went between keeper and first slip for for runs.
14.1 R Pretorius to S Singh
0 Short ball outside off and Singh leaves it to the keeper who is standing above.