All you need to know about reserve day for semi-final clash
- Author: Angelo Rivera Jul 10, 2019,
Jul 10, 2019, 0:44
They first played it in the 1983 World Cup and qualified for the final to stun the then mighty West Indies, who had won the first two tournaments of 1975 and 1979. The match will be played at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester. New Zealand, on the other hand, qualified in fourth by Net Run Rate over Pakistan and lost their final three matches against Pakistan (narrowly) and Australia and England (absolute thumpings by 86 and 119 runs).
Match officials waited for more than four hours while rain stopped and started before deciding to take the game to the rest day.
He was thrust into action nearly immediately after India were invited to field on a ground where the side that has batted first in five previous matches in this tournament went on to win.
Tuesday - cloudy, humid, overcast - felt like an ideal bowling day, but New Zealand captain Kane Williamson opted to bat first after winning the toss. But the good news is that most of the rain has been predicted for late evening, so the match should not get affected by rain. But little will it matter on Tuesday as it will be a fresh day and both sides will be itching for a victory.
The opener entered into the semi-finals on the back of three back-to-back hundreds.
He hit the first six of the match to reach his half-century and he is capable of pushing them through the final 3.5 overs to a competitive total.
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While Williamson was there, New Zealand always had hope, but when he was caught at backward point, finally trying to accelerate the innings, things firmly swung in India's favour.
World Cup: Kiren Rijiju tweeted his letter to Ravi Shastri, India's head coach, Virat Kohli and his team. "I haven't enjoyed the games where a side makes 350 batting first and the chasing team is out of contention".
The game's governing body previously said: "We do not condone any sort of political messages at the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup".