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Kohli and Dhawan walk off after the sunstrike

'The sun holds up to play" is not a headline, usually in connection with cricket but that was not the case during the first ODI between new Zealand and India at McLean Park in Napier.

To hunt In the 10th over of India, an over after the break for dinner, there was a stoppage of play for 30 minutes, due to the setting of the sun, was directly in the batsman's line of sight. Shikhar Dhawan, the batsman on strike had to play a word with the referee, then decided to up the sun in the light of player safety. A over and over was lost, as a result of the delay set in the recovery, with India a revised target of 156 off 49 overs.

Cricket pitches are located generally in a North-South direction, the East-West oriented Napier pitch this problem. "The setting sun directly in the eyes of the batsman. So, we have to consider the safety of players, referees. So we have decided to suspend play until conditions improve. This is the first time in my 14 years, I've seen something happen like this on a cricket field," said umpire Shaun George.

This is not the first time that Napier gives in the face of such a situation with the "sunstrike" an interruption. Earlier this month, on January 19, the Super Smash match between Central districts and Canterbury is a short interruption in the game due to the sun, during a T20I between new Zealand and Bangladesh in January 2017 was also held for the same reason.

The sun is always in the eye of the punch man, also happens in other cricket matches - the first day of the Old Trafford Test between England and West Indies, in the year 1995, an ODI between Pakistan and new Zealand at Gujranwala in December 1996, and a Friends Provident match between Derbyshire and Nottighamshire in June 2006, a few other such cases.

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