Manchester Old Trafford Weather Live Updates, rain forecast, India vs New Zealand World Cup semi-final 2019, June 10, reserve day: India took on New Zealand in the first semi-final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Old Trafford in Manchester on Tuesday, June 9. As predicted the match was interrupted by rain and will now be continued today, the reserve day kept for the tie. New Zealand was 211/5 with 23 balls remaining when the match was stopped due to rain. The most searched keywords have been ‘Manchester weather today’ as it has been overcast in the city since the morning.
India qualified to the semi-final after finishing at the top position of the league stages of the World Cup 2019 points table. New Zealand, on the other hand, finished fourth. Pakistan tied on the points table with New Zealand but because of low net run rate was eliminated from semis.
India started as favorites and Virat Kohli men have been able to live up to the expectations of the billions of fans praying for their victory in the World Cup. Barring a loss to England, at Edgbaston, India was able to defeat every team in the tournament. While New Zealand headed to the semis after 3 losses.
According to Accu Weather, intermittent rain is expected today. The weather in Manchester will remain cloudy from 1 pm to 4 pm. however, at 5 pm rain is expected to hit Old Trafford with chances of play getting stopped.
India vs New Zealand, World Cup 2019 semi-final: Live Updates from Manchester
- Rohit Sharma caught behind the wicket, Virat Kohli leg before wicket by Trent Boult and KL Rahul caught by Tom Latham
- New Zealand finished the innings at 239/ 8. India needs 240 runs to win in 50 overs to reach finals.
- Bhubhaneshwar Kumar picked three wickets while Pandya, Bumrah, Chahal, and Jadeja picked one each.
- India vs New Zealand first semi-final match will start at 3 pm IST from the point it stopped yesterday. However, bad weather still poses a threat to the continuity of the match.
- New Zealand Captain for the 2015 World Cup Brendon McCullum and England’s former captain Kevin Peterson engaged in a banter over New Zealand’s projected run score against India. McCullum said that 250 runs will never be enough in a bilateral series between India and New Zealand but in a World Cup semi-final, it might be challenging enough.
Around 250 would never be enough in a bilateral series between these two teams on this surface but in a World Cup semi final….it may just be! ?
— Brendon McCullum (@Bazmccullum) July 9, 2019
Peterson replied on the tweet, saying ‘haven’t got 250 yet!’.
Haven’t got 250 yet!
— Kevin Pietersen? (@KP24) July 9, 2019
McCullum replied to the tweet saying that only two teams (Bangladesh and India) have successfully chased a target of 250 or more in the current World Cup and neither of them were under the pressure of the semi-finals.
But when they do…only 2 teams have successfully chased 250 or greater in this World Cup so far. And none of them in the pressure cooker of Semi finals! Cheers KP! Well batted the other day too ?♂️ ????@piersmorgan https://t.co/6KoXsr4Zp3
— Brendon McCullum (@Bazmccullum) July 9, 2019
- As per the recent reports, if New Zealand doesn’t get to bat again then India’s DLS-adjusted target would be 237 for 46 overs.
- In case New Zealand doesn’t bat again, India’s target in
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
- Weather continues to be cloudy at Old Trafford in Manchester. The first India-New Zealand semi-final is scheduled to resume later today. New Zealand is at 211/5 in 46.1 overs. India yet to bat.
- There is good news coming from Manchester as the morning has been cloudy but without any signs of rain so far. Earlier Weather forecast site Accuweather had said that skies will remain overcast through most of the day, with rain predicted from 12 pm local time (4: 30 pm IST) and 5 pm local time (9:30 pm IST).
- The semifinal will continue today from where it left off, with New Zealand at 211-5 after 46.1 overs
- The weather forecast for Wednesday does not paint a very promising picture. According to reports, skies will be cloudy with further heavy showers at times but some brighter interludes are possible between the showers.
- Today, New Zealand will complete their innings and after that India will bat their 50-over innings. The match may be shortened depending on the weather conditions.
- For the match to be completed, India will have to bat for at least 20 overs. If the Duckworth-Lewis system comes into play, India will have to chase revised targets based on the number of overs given to them.
- If the match is washed out today, India will qualify for the final on the basis of more points (15) than New Zealand (11) in the league matches.