INDIA and New Zealand will resume their semi-final tomorrow morning after today’s action was ruined by rain.
The Kiwis were 211-5 with 23 balls left of their innings when the heavens opened at Old Trafford.
Rain ruined play during the World Cup semi-final between New Zealand and India[/caption]
Umpires eventually suspended play for the day at 6.20pm.
But unlike the World Cup group stage – when the fixture between these sides was one of four wash-outs – reserve days have been scheduled in for the knock-out ties.
So New Zealand will get to complete their 50 overs tomorrow – before India begin their chase.
The rolled-over match suits Virat Kohli’s side, as they would have faced a tricky revised target using the DLS system if they had got back on.
Instead, unbeaten Black Caps batsmen Ross Taylor and Tom Latham must immediately get their eye back in.
And then they have less than four overs to try and post a challenging score.
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and chose to bat today despite the grey skies overhead.
Virat Kohli’s team had a strong start at Old Trafford and will resume play tomorrow morning[/caption]
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But opener Martin Guptill fell to a sharp Kohli catch off Jasprit Bumrah for just one in the fourth over – and the Black Caps then toiled against the Indian attack.
Main man Williamson tried to rebuild but fell for 67 off 95 balls when he spooned a catch to Ravindra Jadeja at backward point off Yuzvendra Chahal.
Taylor reached his half-century with the only six of the innings and he will resume on 67 tomorrow, with Latham three not out.