India vs New Zealand ICC World Cup 2019 Ist semifinal: India on Tuesday will be locking horns with New Zealand in the first semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Old Trafford, Manchester in England. Currently, India tops the ICC ranking table with 15 points while New Zealand is at the 4th place with just 11 points. The Men in Blue have lost a single game against England during the entire tournament t so far. The Kiwis have already lost 3 games against Pakistan, Australia, and England. The team hasn’t won a single game against India since 1992. 

New Zealand simmers Lockie Ferguson, Trent Bolt could create problems for Indian batsman. On the other hand, India’s Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuveshaneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendr Chahal, Mohammad Shami could create a nightmare for the Black Caps. When it comes to batting, India has a solid lineup including tournament top run-getter Rohit Sharma, skipper Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, MS Dhoni, while New Zealand can rely on Ross Taylor and skipper Kane Williamson. 

India’s best batsman Sharma has been proved successful for the team as the opener batsman has scored 5 centuries so far in the single tournament while its other players like Virat Kohli, KL Rahul are other performers who have been in form during the tournament.

Squads: 

India XI: Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni(w), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah.

New Zealand 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.

Highlights

After 46 overs, New Zealand 209/5

Jasprit Bumrah back into the attack.7 runs coming off the over. Sloppy work at the fielding by the Indians.After 46 overs, New Zealand 209/5. Taylor 65, Latham 3.

After 45 overs, New Zealand 202/5.

Bhubaneswar Kumar to bowl his 8th over. India appealed for LBW against Ross Taylor in the first ball but as the ball impacted outside off, umpire refused to give out. However, Bhubaneswar strikes after 2 balls. Caught by Dhoni. Good over by Bhuvi. 5 runs conceded by him. After 45 overs, New Zealand 202/5.

After 44 overs, New Zealand 197/4

Chahal completes his spell as he conceded 59 runs taking 1 important wicket of Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson. 18 runs conceded by Chahal in his last over. After 44 overs, New Zealand 197/4

After 43 overs, New Zealand 179/4

Hardik Pandya completes his spell. He conceded 55 runs in 10 overs although has taken an important wicket of Jimmy Neesham. De Grandhomme played a beautiful shot on the off side off the fifth ball. 9 runs off the over. After 43 overs, New Zealand 179/4

After 42 overs, New Zealand 170/4

Chahal bowls his 9th over. New Zealand dealing with singles and doubles. Good controlled bowling performance by India so far. After 42 overs, New Zealand 170/4

After 41 overs, New Zealand 162/4

Hardik Pandya to bowl his 9th over of the innings. He strikes on the last ball of the over after conceding a boundary. Jimmy Neesham gone this time.7 runs coming off the over. After 41 overs, New Zealand 162/4

After 40 overs, New Zealand 155/3

Bumrah comes in the attack to deliver his seventh over. Taylor and Neesham have been unable to find a boundary. 4 singles in the over. 4 runs coming off the over. After 40 overs, New Zealand 155/3

After 39 overs, New Zealand 151/3

Bhuvaneswar Kumar continues his spell delivering 7th over of his spell. Kiwis are dealing with singles and doubles. 6 runs off the over. After 39 overs, New Zealand 151/3

After 38 overs, New Zealand 145/3

Hardik Pandya to bowl his 8th over. Conceded a wide attempting slower delivery. Brilliant fielding by Kuldeep Yadav at backward point. Saved three runs for his team. After 38 overs, New Zealand 145/3

After 37 overs, New Zealand 140/3

Bhuvaneswar Kumar comes in the attack delivering his 6th over. 4 runs coming off the over. After 37 overs, New Zealand 140/3. Taylor 29, Neesham 2.

Out!!

Kane Williamson out for 67, caught Jadeja, bowled Chahal. Big blow for New Zealand, key batsman and skipper Kane Williamson gone. He looks dissapointed as he trudged back to the hat, beautifully bowled by Chahal.

New Zealand 122/2 after 33 overs

Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor are yet to change the gear. They are playing so slow. Williamson scored 58 off 86 balls while Taylor made 22 off 47 balls. Only 17 overs are to go. Kiwis are now looking for a 250-plus total.

Williamson hits 50

Again, Kane Williamson did it. He scored 39th ODI fifty. He has been a brilliant performer in the World Cup with New Zealand leading to the semis. His 50 comes in 79 balls.

100 comes up for New Zealand

100 has come up for New Zealand in the 29th over with skipper Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor at the crease. After 29th overs, the score has reached 104. Williamson scored 48 off 77 balls while Taylor made 16 off 32 balls.

100 comes up for New Zealand

100 has come up for New Zealand in the 29th over with skipper Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor at the crease. After 29th overs, the score has reached 104. Williamson scored 48 off 77 balls while Taylor made 16 off 32 balls.

New Zealand close to 100 after 28 overs

After struggling to face Indian bowlers, New Zealand are finally close to 100 after 28 overs. They get a slow start, thanks to the superb bowling by pacers and spinners. Kane Williamson and Ross Taylo are using all their efforts to build a partnership.

300 looks a herculean task, New Zealand 83/2 after 25 overs

After an early dismissal of Martin Guptill, followed by the wicket of Henry Nicholls in 19th over, New Zealand are struggling to score runs. They have scored just 83 runs in the 25 overs. It looks, the Black Kiwis could not post a big total.

New Zealand 79/2 after 23 overs

Ross Taylor has joined his captain Kane Williamson after the dismissal of Henry Nicholls. Both the batsmen are most experienced in the Kiwis squad. The score reached 79 in 23 overs.

Ravindra Jadeja removes Henry Nicholls for 28

Ravindra Jadeja struck in his fifth over, departing opener Henry Nicholls for 28 off 51 balls. The left-handed batsman tried to build a partnership with skipper Williamson but missed the ball of Jadeja, hitting wickets. New Zealand have scored 70 for 2 in 17 overs.

8 runs off Yuzvendra Chahal's first over

Yuzvendra Chahal is the fifth Indian bowler to bowl in the match so far. He has a big responsibility on his shoulders. Before him, Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja bowled. Only Bumrah succeded to gave a blow to opponents, dismissing Martin Guptill for 1.

50 comes up for New Zealand

New Zealand have crossed 50 runs in the 14 overs with Henry Nicholls and Kane Willaimson at the crease. After the early dismissal of Marti Guptill, Nicholls and Williamson are looking good. Both the batsman are trying to build a partnership to help Kiwis to post a big total.

Kane Williamson gets 500 runs in World Cup 2019

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has completed 500 runs in the Cricket World Cup 2019, joining Rohit Sharma, David Warner and others. His average also crossed 100 in the tournament.

Another bowling change, Ravindra Jadeja bowls 11th over

After Hardik Pandya bowled 10th over and conceded just three runs, Virat Kohli handed the ball to Ravindra Jadeja. It was an expensive over of the match so far with Jadeja giving 7 runs. Kohli is likely to continue Pandya.

New Zealand 27/1 after 10 overs

India have dominated New Zealand in the first 10 overs of the game. Kiwus could only score 27 runs in the first powerplay with Nicholls and Williamson at the crease. Both the batsmen are trying to build a partnership.

Hardik Pandya comes to attack

Skipper Virat Kohli has handed the ball to Right-handed fast-medium Hardik Pandya to bowl 10th over of the match. He has been outstanding with his bowling in the tournament. Pandya has also been impressive with his bat.

New Zealand 10/1 after 7 overs

Kiwis have scored just seven runs in the opening seven overs of the match. Henry Nicholls and Kane Williamson have faced 14 each delivery and could not give a good start to their team.

New Zealand 7/1 after 5 overs

Indian opening bowlers have given a terrific start to their team in the opening five overs of the match. After the wicket of Guptill, skipper Kane Willaimson has joined Henry Nicholls.

Jasprit Bumrah strikes, New Zealand 2/1

Seamer Jasprit Bumrah struck in his second over and fourth over of the match, removing Martin Guptill for just a run. It was a superb delivery, Guptill got an outside edge, direct into the hands of skipper Virat Kohli.

First run comes in 3rd over

After 16 consecutive dot balls, New Zealand finally got a run in the penultimate ball of the third ball.

Another maiden over

Jasprit Bumrah has seconded Bhuvneshwar Kumar, bowling maiden over to Henry Nicholls. New Zealand could not score a single run in the first two overs of the game.

Maiden over by Kumar

Pacer Bhuveneshwar Kumar bowled maiden first over of the World Cup semi-final to Martin Guptill. The opening batsman seemed to be struggling while facing Kumar. India have a strong bowling side.

First innings begin with Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls at crease

Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls have started innings for New Zealand, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes to attack for India.

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