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India vs New Zealand, World Cup semi-final 2019: First knock-out match to be pushed to reserve day

India vs New Zealand, World Cup semi-final 2019:  India vs New Zealand is the first world cup knock-out match to be played on reserve day.

Jul 10, 2019 12:59 IST
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India vs New Zealand, World Cup semi-final 2019: India vs New Zealand World Cup semi-final will resume today, 10th July, on the reserve day after play was suspended due to rain. The first semi-final of World Cup 2019 was called off on the original match day due to weather and it will now resume on the reserve day. This is the first time in the history of World Cup that a knockout match will be resumed on the reserve day after weather disrupted play on the scheduled day.

When the match was called off, New Zealand was 211/5 with Ross Taylor batting at 67 and new-in batsman Tom Latham batting at 3 with 46.1 overs remaining. New Zealand will be resuming its game on the reserve day from exactly where it had left off with 4 overs remaining.

India vs New Zealand, the first semi-final of World Cup 2019 had to be moved to the reserve day after rain did not let play to continue. The umpires had come out for their last inspection at 10.40pm IST and after a long discussion, they decided that the play should not be continued.

First semi-final on reserve day

This is the first-ever time in a Cricket World Cup that a semi-final match has been pushed to the reserve day. Previously, a number of matches were played on reserve days after rain disrupted original day’s play but none of them were semi-finals or any other knock-out stage match.

The India vs New Zealand semi-final will resume from where it was left off at 3 pm IST today if the weather allows. The Manchester weather prediction for 10th July does not look very promising. If the match is called off today as well then, India will progress into the World Cup final, as it has more points than New Zealand. However, If India is able to bat for a minimum of 20 overs then Duckworth Lewis method will come into play and the target will be revised accordingly.

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