ICC WC: India-New Zealand semifinal resumes today

Umpires stand on the pitch with an umbrella as players leave the field as it rains during the Cricket World Cup semifinal match between India and New Zealand at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Tuesday, July 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)

Sports Desk:

The first semifinal of the ongoing ICC Men’s World Cup between India and New Zealand will resume on the reserve day- Wednesday.

Due to the disturbance of rain, the match was failed to produce any result on the match day.

The match was stopped at 7:01pm (BdST) and was pushed to Wednesday at 11:22pm (BdST).

New Zealand won the toss and opted to bat first. They scored 211 for 5 in 46.1 overs before rain interrupted the match.

The match officials waited for more than four hours to restart the battle but the persistent rain did not allow to do so.

New Zealand will resume their batting from 211 for five in 46.1 overs. Ross Taylor is at the crease batting for 67 off 85 deliveries. Tom Latham is with him scoring three off four balls.

Before Taylor’s fifty, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson fell for 67 as well. Henry Nicholls added 28 while James Neesham and Colin de Grandhomme fell for 12 and 16 respectively.

All of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja and Yuzvendra Chahal took one wicket each.

If the reserve day fails to produce any result, India will march to the final for their better result during the league stage games.

At the end of the league stage, India topped the list with 15 points from nine matches with seven wins, one defeat and one washed-out game.

On the other hand, New Zealand finished 4th after the league stage securing 11 points.unb


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