Manchester, July 9: Intermittent rain forced the match officials to suspend the semi-final between India and New Zealand of the ICC World Cup 2019 at Old Trafford on Tuesday (July 9). The play will be resume on reserve day i.e. Wednesday (July 10) at 3:00 PM (IST) with New Zealand set to start from 211/5 in 46.1 overs.
Earlier in the day, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson won a crucial toss in the high-stake encounter and elected to bat first on a fresh pitch. But Indian pacers prevented the Kiwi batsmen from cutting loose early on and never allowed them to score freely. Later, the spinners too kept it tight for New Zealand batsmen. However, the skies opened up in the 47th over and prevented the players from getting back on the field. Ross Taylor (67*) and Tom Latham (3*) will resume innings on Wednesday.
Virat Kohli and his band, who bowled brilliantly so far, would be looking to finish the remaining overs on a positive note and restrict New Zealand to a low total.
So, who will emerge winner from this crunch game? The MyKhel Live Score of India vs New Zealand semifinal.
Bye for now! We'll resume our live blog on Wednesday (July 10) at 3 PM.
Play has been abandoned for the day! New Zealand will resume their innings on Wednesday (July 10) at 3 PM (IST).
The hover cover has come back on, and we have 15 more minutes in hand before the match gets postponed for the reserve day.
The umpires are out in the middle and having a long chat near the pitch. The umpires are even rubbing their hands on the ground to check the dampness in the ground.
Update: The rain has returned, and the covers are coming back on
Update: Inspection at 6:10 PM local time. 22:40 IST at Old Trafford. It will be a 20 over game in that case and India's target will be 148.
Covers off. Inspection at 18.10. If okay, play can restart upto 18.35 for a 20 over game. Target 148 if so.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 9, 2019
Good news! Covers are coming off.
Covers are coming off!— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) July 9, 2019
Update: It has started raining and the match officials might just decide to schedule this game to tomorrow with New Zealand finishing their innings and set-up an Indian chase. The ground staff will be unable to prepare the ground if the rain doesn't stop in the next 30 minutes.
The playing conditions say that if play cannot restart by the cut-off time for a result on the day (18.35 local time), play will be abandoned for the day and will restart the next day from the point at which it ended today.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 9, 2019
The match has officially started losing overs if there is a resumption today. It will lose one over for every four minutes. Clearly, New Zealand won't be coming out to bat now.
Update: It's still drizzling at Old Trafford but the conditions have definitely improved and look a lot brighter.
A quick update about the calculations
In case New Zealand doesn't bat again, India's target in— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) July 9, 2019
46 overs will be 237
40 overs will be 223
35 overs will be 209
30 overs will be 192
25 overs will be 172
20 overs will be 148#IndvNZ #NZvInd#CWC19 #CWC2019
It is still pelting in Manchester. We will start losing over from 4 pm UK time.
Efforts will be made to complete the game today itself, even a 20-over chase. If it is not possible, will resume from 211/5 in 46.1 overs tomorrow - like it happened during the 1999 tournament.
We have a rain interruption. NZ are 211/5 after 46.1 overs.
2 over throws for NZ. Clumsy effort from Dhoni and the back-up fielders
Colin de Grandhomme gives a catching practice to Dhoni off Bhuvi. Five down for NZ with 200 on board
Chahal went for 18 run in his final over. He ends up with an underwhelming 10-0-63-1
Pandya finishes with 10-0-55-1. And Taylor gets 50 with a slog sweep off Chahal
Neesham went for a big shot off Pandya but the lack of pace in the pitch and in the ball reduced the shot just to a catch to Dinesh Karthik in the deep
Taylor is having an almighty struggle here. Meanwhile, Hardik Pandya has returned to the field and bowling.
Chahal gave the ball a bit air and Williamson saw the chance to play a drive. He went for it but only to give Jadeja a simple catch in the covers. Out for 67
Jadeja finishes his spell at 10-0-34-1. He kept NZ in check brilliantly.
Drinks time at Old Trafford and 122/2 NZ are after 33 overs.
50 between Taylor and Williamson, came in 76 balls
50 for Kane Wiliamson and that was his 39th in ODIs.
100 up for NZ. in the 29th over.
Taylor slog sweeps Chahal for a 4. First boundary since the 14th over.
NZ batsmen need a move on here. 3.32 is the run rate in the 25th over. They are leaving it too late
Jadeja castles Nicholls for 28. Straight and quick and beat Nicholls bat.
Chahal into attack and he starts with wide down the leg side which went for 4. Bit untidy from Dhoni too.
Hardik Pandya out for some treatment, possible hamstring. Remember India have only 5 bowlers here. If he can't bowl then it would be a big blow.
NZ are on a recovery mission here.
50 for NZ as Williamson cuts Pandya for 4. Chahal makes a mess of it at the third man fence
Two bowling changes for India -- Hardik and Jadeja from either end
27 for 1 after 10 overs.
First boundary for NZ. A cover drive by Nicholls off Bumrah.
So far NZ batsmen have not been able to find a boundary. Exceptional line and length by Indian bowlers so far.
It was a brilliant delivery by Bumrah. After getting the ball dart back on a few occasions, he took the ball away from Guptill, who saw a chance to play a shot. But he could only edge it to Virat Kohli at slips. Out for 1 and NZ are 1/1.
First ball. DRS. Bhuvi and Indian team decided to review the leg-before and third umpire concur with onfield umpire's call. Guptill survives.
Henry Nichols and Martin Guptill are opening for NZ and Bhuvi with the new ball and Bumrah should be on from other end
Kane Williamson | New Zealand captain: We're going to have a bat. It looks like a good surface. We have played a number of games here. A toss-up with the overheads, but it'll be around all day, so we need to get the job done first up. We are used to the routine, but we have to start afresh after the round robin we have a great opportunity to put up a good performance against a side like India. Ferguson comes in for Southee.
Virat Kohli | India captain: We would've batted first. Fresh wicket, nice and hard, and not moist. A bit of rain around as well, the ball will get wet as the game goes on. It could remain decent throughout the game. It's going to remain similar throughout the course of the game - we have done well in Manchester. We have had two good games in Manchester, and it's about focussing on the basics. We need to remember why we are in the semis. Chahal comes back in for Kuldeep Yadav.
New Zealand (Playing XI): Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(w), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Trent Boult
India (Playing XI): KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni(w), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
One change each for both India and NZ. Chahal comes in for Kuldeep while Lockie Ferguson replaces Tim Southee for NZ.
Toss: NZ have won and they expectedly elected to bat first.
Slightly overcast at Old Trafford but no immediate threat of rain. Google forecast has put the chances of rain at 5%
Toss is about 30 minutes away.
Welcome to the ICC WC 2019 semifinal between India and New Zealand, weather permitting this should be a cracker.