India’s semi-final clash against New Zealand at Old Trafford has been disrupted on Tuesday due to rain as the players were forced to leave the field in the 47th over of the New Zealand innings and the match was shifted to the reserve day.
However, The sun is out finally out in Manchester on Wednesday and it is all set to resume the match. According to the officials, the match will resume at 10.30 am (local time) or 3 pm (IST).
There is a prediction of clouds and light showers today as well. Although, the chance for rain today is around 20 per cent while it was around 40 to 50 per cent yesterday.
On the reserve day, New Zealand will complete their 50-over quota at first with 23 balls left in the innings. New Zealand were 211 for 5 wickets off 46.1 overs on Tuesday before rain stopped play at 2.00 om local time (6.30 pm IST).
If the match has to be completed, India will be required to bat for at least 20 overs. In that case, using Duckworth Louis method the revised target will be 148 runs for India.
If the match get cancelled today, then India will qualify for the final on the basis of the lague stage points. India (15 points), New Zealand (11 points).
Guptill gets MS Dhoni's wicket. Team India now need 25 runs off 8 balls.
MS Dhoni is now taking the charge and hitting the ball hard. SIX!!!
Jadeja out!!! Boult gets another wicket. Ravindra Jadeja departs after scoring 77 runs off 59 balls. India is only 31 runs behind now.
India need 37 runs off 18 balls
Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni will try to take on Boult in this over and score Maximum runs. India need 37 runs off 18 balls
MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja have taken the team to the 200-run mark and now team only need 40 runs to win.
Jadeja hits Ferguson out of the park. Six!!! Team India now need 52 runs off 30 balls. Jadeja and MS Dhoni are batting well and trying to take the team to the victory line.
India need 69 runs to win
Ravindra Jadeja is on a roll
Ravindra Jadeja has scored 11th half-century of his career and this one is really special as it comes at such a crucial time.
The sword twirl comes out ⚔️— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 10, 2019
Ravindra Jadeja brings up a brilliant fifty from just 39 balls 💪
He's keeping India in this game - can he take them over the line?#INDvNZ | #CWC19 | #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/WWJDgInWaE
50-runs for Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja has completed his half-century off 39 balls with 3 sixes and 3 boundaries. India 168/6 after 42 overs, need 72 more runs.
Sir Jadeja has hit the ball out of the park. SiX!!! Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni are punishing every bad ball out of the park now.
150 for India
Team India has crossed the 150-run mark and now eyeing to bag the match and book berth for 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup finals.
Jadeja is now taking on the Kiwi bowlers. A good shot SIX. Team India needs such big shots at this situation. A good for India as 10 runs were scored off it. India need 99 runs off 66 balls.
Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni are now punishing every bad ball and trying to get some boundaries here.
India need 114 runs to win
After 35 overs, Team India has scored 119 runs with the loss of 6 wickets and now need another 121 runs off 90 balls to win this match. MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja are trying their best to propel men in blue towards the winning line.
Boundary!!! MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja are now looking forward to launch the counter-attack against Kiwi bowlers. After 34 overs, Team India has scored 114 runs with the loss of 6 wickets.
All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has displayed impressive show while fielding and now fans are expecting him to perform with the bat too. India needs 133 runs to win with 4 wickets in hand.
India vs New Zealand
Team India is in a difficult situation and MS Dhoni is the man who can rescue the side.
Second wicket for Santner
New Zealand is on top now.
SANTNER GETS HIS SECOND!— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 10, 2019
The pressure had built hugely, and finally Hardik Pandya loses his cool. He skies one, and #KaneWilliamson holds onto the pressure catch.
India are 92/6, but Dhoni is still there...#INDvNZ | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/zimA0DfkGH
Hardik Pandya departs!!! There was no need for such a loose shot. India 6 down. Ravindra Jadeja will now join MS Dhoni. The hopes to qualify for finals are on MS Dhoni now.
All hopes on MS Dhoni
The records say MS Dhoni has won the matches for Team India 47 time out of 50 when he remains not out. India 92/5 after 30 overs.
After the end of 27 overs, Team India has scored 83 runs and the asking rate is moving up. MS Dhoni has to play a heroic inning here and tell his critics that why he is knowns as the best finisher of the world.
The required run rate is now above 6 and the current run rate is only around 3, which means India needs to double their scoring speed.
Indian 5 down
Indian has lost the 5th wicket. MS Dhoni has come to bat now.
SANTNER GETS THE BREAKTHROUGH!— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 10, 2019
In his first over, Rishabh Pant looks to go big and picks out Colin de Grandhomme on the midwicket rope.
India are 71/5, and their recovery has hit a stumbling block.
In comes MS Dhoni...
FOLLOW #INDvNZ LIVE 👇https://t.co/FdH7XRQ3po pic.twitter.com/YjnFxude0d
Another shocker for Team India! Rishabh Pant dismisses after scoring 32 runs. Pant played a really lose shot as he was playing well and gifted his wicket to Santner.
India vs New Zealand
Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant steady hold the fort, India 70/4
After New Zealand's blistering start, Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya have rebuilt well.— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 10, 2019
India are 60/4 after 18 overs, needing a further 180 to win from 32 overs.
This game is on a knife-edge!#CWC19
FOLLOW #INDvNZ LIVE! https://t.co/FdH7XRQ3po pic.twitter.com/Hs14jFMdwV
Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant are now trying to open their arms and hit the bad balls out of the park. Team India needs a good partnership here and run-rate is all in control. After 20 overs, India 70/4.
Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant have steady the inning and are eyeing a good partnership for Team India.
India vs New Zealand
All hopes and eyes are today on Pandya and Pant, and MS Dhoni has to play a big role. At this situation, New Zealand had lost only 1 wicket while Team India has lost 4 wickets. India only need to hold the wicket at this situation.
India vs New Zealand
Tweeple are asking where is Dhoni and it is now trending on the internet. Fans were expecting to come him to bat at number 4.
Time for drinks
Team India needs 197 runs in 35 overs with 6 wickets in hand. This seems to be one of the most interesting and nail-biting encounters of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Pandya and Pant are now trying to take the team towards the total.
It was another chance for Kiwis to get another wicket. Jimmy Neesham, who took a stunner a few minutes back, has dropped an easy catch.
DROPPED!— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 10, 2019
Lockie Ferguson's first ball is clipped to midwicket by Rishabh Pant, where Jimmy Neesham, who took a blinder just moments ago, shells the chance.
How big could that moment be?!#CWC19 | #INDvNZ
What a catch! Dinesh Karthik has to depart. Matt Henry is on a roll. James Neesham has taken a beautiful catch.
Pant, Karthik hold the fort
Rishabh Pant has hit 2 boundaries is trying to encash the opportunity to become hero for Team India.
After a long time, India gets a boundary. Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant are eyeing to steady the innings and build a partnership.
India vs New Zealand ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 first semi-final.
ANOTHER WICKET! Matt Henry on fire taking his second! This time it's KL Rahul fiddling outside off stump and Latham takes a great diving catch!— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) July 10, 2019
👀 SCORECARD!!#INDvNZ #BACKTHEBLACKCAPS #CWC19
LIVE 📲 | https://t.co/aU5ayqheAz pic.twitter.com/eUXQCwwMWM
India in trouble
Team Indian need a partnership here. Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant have a golden chance to play heroic inning and take their side to the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup finals.
Trent Boult has dismantled Indian top order. Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli are now back to pavilion and New Zealand has got a dream start.
India vs New Zealand
Another wicket, KL Rahul departs. Matt Hanry is the man who has dismissed 2 Indian batsmen.
Virat Kohli this time. Kiwis get back to back wickets of India and Men in Blue are in trouble now.
A big blow for India. Rohit Sharma has to depart. Matt Hanry gets the first breakthrough.
Openers KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma will start the Indian innings. KL Rahul will face Kiwi bowler Trent Bolt. Only 2 single of the first over. India 2/0.
India need 240 runs to win
India gets another breakthrough. Matt Hanry has to go this time. Bhuvneshwar Kumar dismisses Hanry and Indian skipper Virat Kohli took an easy catch.