On Tuesday, 9th July at Manchester’s Old Trafford Ground, the World Cup semi-final between India and New Zealand was stopped after 46.1 overs because of rain.
The New Zealand team, batting after winning the toss, had scored 211 runs losing 5 wickets.
After the rain, the umpires who came to investigate the ground shifted rest of the match at reserve day i.e. Wednesday. Now the New Zealand team will start batting ahead of 46.1 overs on reserve day.
However, even tomorrow there are 65% chances of rain.
If they could not play the match tomorrow, then India would reach the finals based on points.
Now New Zealand’s Ross Taylor and Tom Latham are unbeaten. Taylor made his 50th fifty of the career.
Earlier, Kane Williamson scored 67 runs and he was caught by Jadeja at the ball of ball of Chahal.
Williamson shared a 65-run partnership with Taylor for the third wicket.
Williams, the highest run-scorer in a world for New Zealand
Williamson became the highest run-scorer for New Zealand in a World Cup. In his World Cup, he scored 548 runs. He broke the record of Guptill. Guptill scored 547 runs in 2015. Only two New Zealand batsmen have scored 500+ runs in a World Cup so far. Williamson is the fourth batsman to score 500+ runs in this World Cup. Rohit Sharma (647 runs) is the highest run scorer.
Williamson made a half-century partnership with Nicholas
Ravindra Jadeja gave another blow to New Zealand when he dismissed Henry Nicholas.
Nicholas was bold after making 28 runs. He shared a 68-run partnership with Williamson for the second wicket. Jaspreet Bumrah sent Martin Guptill to the pavilion on the third ball of the fourth over. Guptill could only make one run. Virat Kohli took his catch. Jadeja gave 34 runs in 10 overs. James Neesham scored 12 runs off Hardik Pandya’s delivery. Bhuvneshwar dismissed Colin de Grandhomme (16).
New Zealand’s lowest run in the power play in this World Cup
Bumrah has thrown the most 9 maidens in this World Cup. England’s Jofra Archer, 8, and Australia’s Pat Cummins have scored 6 points. New Zealand first scored 27 runs in a power play. In this World Cup, this is the lowest score in the power play by any team.
India lost the first ball review
Earlier, India lost the first ball review. Bhuvneshwar Kumar appealed against LBW against Guptill, but the ball was going out of the leg stump. The third umpire called Guptill a not out. In the first two overs, the New Zealand team could not even open the account.