In the first semifinal of ICC Cricket World Cup (CWC) 2019, the notorious Manchester weather pushed the India vs New Zealand match to the reserve day after dominant Indian bowlers excelled yet again to restrict New Zealand cricket team to a sub-par 211 for five at The Old Trafford on Tuesday. Rain forced players off the field after 46.1 overs and as per ICC’s playing conditions, the game will resume on Wednesday from where it stopped. Despite half-centuries from skipper Kane Williamson (67 off 95 balls) and veteran Ross Taylor (67 not out off 85 balls), the Black Caps could not force the pace against tournament’s best bowling attack. By the time when the covers were off at 10pm IST, the outfield had too much water and there was no way match could have started.
However the day belonged to the Indian bowlers as skipper Virat Kohli found out that it was a good toss to lose.
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