Mohali has been hit by rain with mere hours left for the crunch semifinal clash between India and Pakistan in the Cricket World Cup 2011.
If rain plays spoil-sport it could leave half the world with a feeling of betrayal, least of all the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan.
However, there is cause for hope as the Meteorological Department confirmed that the weather would clear up by morning.
It will be comparatively warm tomorrow. The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 30 to 33 degrees Celsius whereas the minimum temperature will be around 17 to 18 degrees Celsius Wednesday, said a Met official.
Rain is bad news for India. If it does rain tomorrow, there is a reserve day - Thursday - when the match can be played. If rain washes out play on the reserve day also, then the rule states that, If following a tie, weather conditions prevent the one over eliminator from being completed, or if the match is a no result, then the team that finished in the higher position in the Group stage shall proceed to the final.
Meaning India, because they finished second, will agonisingly be eliminated as Pakistan topped their Group.