India v New Zealand: World Cup semi-final goes into reserve day

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‘Stunning’ Kohli take hang of eliminates Guptill as NZ lose early wicket
ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, Extinct Trafford
New Zealand 211-5 (forty six.1 overs): Taylor sixty seven*, Williamson sixty seven
India: Yet to bat

India and New Zealand will resume their World Cup semi-remaining on Wednesday after a rain-affected day at Extinct Trafford.

New Zealand reached 211-5 from forty six.1 overs sooner than rain forced the avid gamers from the discipline at 14:00 BST.

The rain was once now not heavy nonetheless it was once consistent ample to prolong play, with the umpires deciding at 18:25 no further motion would be imaginable.

It come New Zealand will resume their innings at 10:30 on Wednesday and India can have the stout 50 overs to hurry.

It was once, indubitably, a disappointing day – India have been on high on a dead pitch in front of a vociferous crowd, and returning for a second day will likely be a logistical suppose for some fans.

It does, nonetheless, appear to be the fairer option because it ensures every aspect play a stout 50 overs.

India on high

Kane Williamson walks off after scoring sixty seven off Ninety five balls

Tuesday – cloudy, humid, overcast – felt delight in an supreme bowling day, nonetheless New Zealand captain Kane Williamson opted to bat first after winning the toss.

New Zealand’s batting has now not fired within the midst of the tournament, Williamson aside, and they practically misplaced Martin Guptill to the predominant ball of the innings when he was once struck in front by Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

India reviewed the now not out decision nonetheless misplaced their assessment.

It was once dead going within the midst of the day. New Zealand didn’t score a scamper unless the Seventeenth ball of the innings; they didn’t hit a four unless the eighth over.

The wasted assessment against Guptill didn’t rate India too great – he was once brushed aside almost at the moment afterwards for one, caught by Virat Kohli at second lope – and Henry Nicholls and Kane Williamson crawled, in favor to cantered, via the overs.

Their 68-scamper partnership steadied the innings nonetheless Nicholls, out of nowhere, was once bowled by Ravindra Jadeja to full the stand.

There was once no boundary for 14 overs almost at the moment after, Williamson and Taylor tied all of the draw down to singles by the India spinners.

Whereas Williamson was once there, New Zealand constantly had hope, nonetheless when he was once caught at backward level, at remaining looking for to scamper the innings, issues firmly swung in India’s favour.

Nonetheless, the Black Caps, finalists in 2015, will resume on Wednesday with the skilled Ross Taylor at the crease.

He hit the predominant six of the match to reach his half of-century and he’s profitable of pushing them via the final 3.5 overs to a aggressive whole.

Who does this favour? – diagnosis

Prakash Wakankar, BBC Take a look at Match Special commentator

Reckoning on how the climate performs, theoretically we’re having a see at a stout hundred-over game.

That would effect the game within the steadiness – and that, I maintain, will likely be the fairest draw of deciding who gets a position in a 50-over remaining.

The shorter the game, the more it has to favour New Zealand. Without taking one thing else a long way from them, on the whole talking, the shorter the game, the much less all-round aspect gets the serve. And in that context, I relate New Zealand will favor pleasure in a truncated game.

This could perchance well perchance be tough for both teams to come help tomorrow [Wednesday].

New Zealand favor to come help and procure into the batting groove and they know that, if they lose early wickets, the DLS system works to their scrape, could well perchance mute it rain.

What about tickets?

Steering from the World Cricket Council is as follows:

  • Fans are educated that their tickets are legit for the reserve day. They could well mute protect protect of their brand from Tuesday as they would require them to enter the stadium on Wednesday.
  • Fans are now not ready to promote their tickets for the reserve day if they’ll’t support, attributable to the short turnaround time.
  • Fans who can’t support the reserve day are ready to donate their tickets as they recede Extinct Trafford on Tuesday to present with out cost to native cricket communities. As soon as fans have donated their brand, they are unable to support.

Wednesday’s climate – more rain?

BBC Climate’s Gareth Harvey: “The following day, we’re prone to examine blended conditions at Extinct Trafford with sunny intervals nonetheless some showers, these in all probability via the slack morning and the early afternoon. There desires to be some play with some decent drier interludes between the showers nonetheless interruptions are likely. This could perchance well perchance be a warmer day than at present time too with highs of round 22C.”

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