In the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 semi-final clash between India and New Zealand, Indian bowlers dominated the Kiwi batsmen. However, fighting innings from Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor ensured that they post a decent total to give India a contest.
Both the batsmen went on to score their half-centuries with Ross Taylor still out there in the middle. The match will now be played on the reserve day (Wednesday) and the Kiwis will resume from the same score with no deduction of overs.
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson shone with the bat scoring a fighting 67 before being removed by leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. However, Ross Taylor is still out there in the middle and would look to propel the Kiwis to the 250 run mark in this crucial World Cup encounter.
For India, each bowler contributed with a wicket each. However, Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah were the star performers as they made the Kiwi batsmen work hard for their runs. Jadeja conceded only 34 runs in his 10 over spell dismissing Henry Nicholls.
In all probability, Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar would be bowling the remaining overs for India and look to restrict the Kiwi batsmen to the minimum.
Weather Update- Although fans would be looking forward to some great cricketing action on Wednesday but rains are expected to play spoilsport again.
As per reports, a heavy downpour is expected during the day and conditions would be overcast.
What if the match gets washed out?
India will qualify for the finals on account of finishing with more points in the league stage. New Zealand, on the other hand, will be out of the tournament.
DLS par score
It is to be noted here that if New Zealand cannot come out to bat their remaining overs, India’s 20-over target would be 148 while their Duckworth Lewis Stern (DLS)-adjusted target for 46 overs would be 237.