World Cup semi-final: Rain stops play after New Zealand score 211/5

Manchester: New Zealand scored 211 for five in 46.1 overs before rain stopped play in their World Cup semi-final against India at Old Trafford here on Tuesday.

Ross Taylor was 67 not out and Tom Latham three not out before the rain came down heavily at Old Trafford.

Earlier, New Zealand won the toss and opted to bat first. Skipper Kane Williamson scored 67 off 95 balls. Opener Henry Nicholls made 28 from 51 deliveries.

For India, all bowlers- Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Chahal and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar took one wicket each.

According to the rules, there is an additional two hours’ playing time in which to complete the match today and a reserve day has also been scheduled for Wednesday.

However, the reserve day will only come into operation if the minimum 20 overs-per-side match needed for a result under the Duckworth-Lewis method for rain-affected games cannot be finished today.

“The reserve day will be a continuation, not a restart, assuming play commenced on the original match day, meaning the score from the original match day will be carried through to the reserve day,” BCCI tweeted.

Both teams are facing each other for the first time in this tournament after their league game was washed out without a ball being bowled in Birmingham.

The second semi-final match will be played between England and Australia in Birmingham on Thursday. The final is slated for Sunday at the Lord’s in London.

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