ICC World Cup semi-final: India restrict New Zealand at 239
Manchester: India restricted New Zealand at 239 for eight in 50 overs in the rain-interrupted first semi-final of the ICC World Cup at Old Trafford here on Wednesday.
Paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar claimed three wickets as the Men-in-Blue were left needing 240 to reach the final against England or Australia at Lord’s on July 14.
Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya and Chahal took one wicket each.
Earlier, New Zealand resumed on their overnight 211-5 off 46.1 overs.
Ross Taylor top-scored 74 off 90 balls, while Skipper Kane Williamson made 67 off 95 balls. Opener Henry Nicholls made 28 from 51 deliveries.
Yesterday, New Zealand had won the toss and opted to bat. Persistent rain had stopped the match when the Kiwis scored 211 for five in 46.1 overs and forced play to go into the reserve day.
The second semi-final between defending champions Australia and hosts England will be played at Birmingham tomorrow. The Final is slated for Sunday at London.