India vs New Zealand semifinal 1 to resume on reserved day
The semifinal 1 of World Cup 2019 between India and New Zealand couldn’t complete due to rain. The match will resume today at 3 PM ISD with New Zealand innings, 23 balls to go. The match was stopped in the 47th over when Bhuvneshwar Kumar was bowling and New Zealand had scored 211/5. Ross Taylor is batting on 67 runs and Tom Latham is batting at 3 runs.
Small showers were expected during the semifinal 1 but none expected heavy rains
Small showers were expected during the match in the weather forecast but nobody expected heavy rains. Umpires and match officials were looking to complete the match yesterday but they weren’t able to. Fortunately, ICC has kept a reserve day for knockout matches and the suspended match will be completed today. If there are rains today and a 20 over match is possible then India will be given a target of 148 as per D/L rule. If there is no possibility of playing the match then India will directly qualify for the World Cup as they finished the league stage on top.
India was on top when the match was suspended
There are extra 2 hours available apart from the designated time for the match. India was on top in the match and bowling well as they contained the New Zealand batsman convincingly. The current run-rate of New Zealand is 4.57 and expected score lies between 240 to 250. India will fancy chasing the 50 over a total of 240 around rather than 148 in 20 overs. Indian Bowlers were right on the money from the ball one and didn’t give many looseners to any batsman.
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