New Zealand were 211-5 after 46.1 overs when heavy rain stopped play in the World Cup semi-final against India at Old Trafford.
India are well in charge at this stage of the contest. It remains to be seen, however, whether the game will be completed today or if it will be carried over to the reserve day tomorrow.
Earlier, New Zealand won the toss and opted to bat. It didn’t take long, however, for the Black Caps to succumb to the pressure exerted by the accurate India bowlers.
Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor fought hard to consolidate through the middle overs. While they struggled to take wickets during this period, India ensured that they kept the dangerous New Zealand batsmen in check.
Williamson attempted to accelerate the scoring rate in the 36th over. A loose stroke off the bowling of Yuzvendra Chahal resulted in a catch at backward point. The New Zealand skipper scored 67 runs off 95 balls.
The pitch was a lot drier and slower than most expected. That said, New Zealand should be disappointed with their approach over the course of the innings. They were 211-5 after 46.1 overs when rain stopped play.
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