Ind vs NZ 1st Semi-final CWC 2019: Rain threat prevail in reserve-day
New Zealand have had a less than four overs to bat through in their innings in the first semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 against India at the Old Trafford on Tuesday when Manchester rain forced day’s play to stretch in the reserve-day.
Ross Taylor and Tom Latham were batting on 67 and 3 respectively when rain forced the players off.
Match officials waited for more than four hours before deciding to take the game to the reserve day.
Weather forecasts from UK revealed domination of cloudy sky on Wednesday as well when the match is fixed to be started again.
The match will start at 3.30PM IST but rain is predicted at 4.30 PM IST, an hour after resuming the day’s play on Wednesday. Conditions are going to remain cloudy throughout the day with more rain predicted at around 9.30 PM IST.
It can be noted that the group match between New Zealand and India was also abandoned due to rain.
With the rain unrelenting, play has been called off for the day. New Zealand will resume their innings tomorrow at 10.30am on 211/5 with 3.5 overs to bat.
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 9, 2019
The first #CWC19 semi-final remains keenly poised! Can New Zealand pick up where they left off when we return tomorrow?
— ICC (@ICC) July 9, 2019