INDIA VS NEW ZEALAND, 1ST SEMI-FINAL 2019 WORLD CUP: UPDATES FROM MANCHESTERLive Cricket Score and Updates, India vs New Zealand, 2019 World Cup 1st Semi-final: Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the 1st semi-final of the 2019 World Cup between India and New Zealand live from Old Trafford, Manchester. Kane Williamson has won the toss and New Zealand will bat first. According to Kane, the pitch looked fresh and batting first suits the team. New Zealand have made one change with Lockie Ferguson coming in for Tim Southee. Virat Kohli also wanted to bat first but according to him, the pitch will remain the same and chasing can be a blessing in disguise in the conditions. India have left out Kuldeep Yadav with Yuzvendra Chahal replacing the chinaman in the side. Follow live updates of the IND vs NZ semi-final live at indiatvnews.com (Match scorecard | Live streaming IND vs NZ | Live Twitter reactions of India vs New Zealand)
Rain pushes game to reserve day. New Zealand 211/5 in 46.1 overs vs India in Manchester
22.58 IST: The game will begin at 1030 local (0930 GMT) provided that the ground conditions are suitable. We will resume from where we left off. The forecast for tomorrow does not look too bright either but let's hope we finish the game and have a clear finalist.
22.25 IST: The rain is back! The second inspection has now been delayed. Unfortunately, it is expected to carry on in intervals, but worst of all, if the match is pushed tomorrow, there is a forecast of 70% rain.
22.18 IST: The revised targets for India if New Zealand don't bat will be as follows, 237 in a 46-over game, 223 in a 40-over game, 209 in a 35-over game, 192 in 30-over game, 172 in a 25-over game and 148 in a 20-over game.
22.02 IST: UPDATE! Good News! The covers are coming off and rain has stopped. The Umpires are out to inspect the outfield but the comforting news is that rain has stopped!
* We once again have bad news for you, the rain has gotten heavier and now chances of anymore play today looks bleak. The good thing is we do have a reserve day tomorrow. However, there will maximum efforts to complete the game today but that just does not look possible.
* We have better news for you, the rain has now reduced into a drizzle. The Super Sopper is out doing its job. It has also brightened up. Let us keep our fingers crossed. Also, we have started to lose overs, so don't think New Zealand will be batting again. So what we are hearing right now is, the target for India could be around 230 to 240 if it's a 46 over game.
* Nothing much to report. It continues to rain. Stay tuned for updates.
* The only thing all we cricket fans feared. It was drizzling a bit but now it has started to gather pace. The umpires have decided to call the covers on and we will have a rain stoppage here. Let's hope that it is not a big delay.
18.32 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ross Taylor, Good ball but school boy stuff from Chahal. Very full on off, Taylor strokes it to the right of cover. Chahal moves to that side but misjudges it allowing them to take two. Kohli won't be happy with that.
18.27 IST: Jaspreet Bumrah to Tom Latham, Bizarre from Indian fielders and New Zealand robbed three runs from them.
18.22 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Colin de Grandhomme, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! A soft, soft dismissal. Why play this shot when you can hit the ball really hard! Colin de Grandhomme will be disappointed.
18.15 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal to Ross Taylor, FOUR! Taylor has decided to take it to the 5th gear now. Tossed up on middle, Taylor whips it wide of long on. Jadeja puts in a dive there to his right but in vain.
18.13 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal to Ross Taylor, SIX! Taylor brings his fifty up in style. This is the first maximum of the day and it was six the moment it left off the bat.
18.11 IST: Hardik Pandya to Colin de Grandhomme, FOUR! Excellent placement! Just used the pace of the bowler there! Shorter and outside off, de Grandhomme just opens the face and guides it past backward point for a boundary.
18.08 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal to Colin de Grandhomme, Oh, close! Googly on middle and leg, Grandhomme looks to drive against the spin but it goes off the inside edge towards the third man region. Hardik cleans it up before the ropes and the batsmen take two.
18.05 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal to Colin de Grandhomme, Floated on middle, CdG flicks it wide of mid-wicket and gets a couple.
18.01 IST: Hardik Pandya to Jimmy Neesham, OUT! In the air... taken! Pandya has the last laugh! The slow nature of the wicket has done Neesham in. It is on the pads, Neesham looks to whip it over the leg side. He though is early into the shot and ends up mistiming it towards wide long. Karthik takes a good catch running to his left.
18.00 IST: Hardik Pandya to Jimmy Neesham, FOUR!
17.55 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Jimmy Neesham, One more dot! Shorter and around off, Neesham awkwardly pulls it but finds mid-wicket.
17.51 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Jimmy Neesham, On the bounce! Good move to take mid on back. A slower one on off, Neesham drags it towards long on. It goes on the bounce to the fielder there for one.
17.47 IST: Hardik Pandya to Jimmy Neesham, In the air...and DROPPED! Tough chance though. Back of a length ball around off, the ball sticks on the pitch while it comes onto Jimmy. He top edges his pull and it falls to the right and behind of short mid-wicket. Rohit runs and stretches on that side. He gets his finger tips on it but cannot do anything else. Single taken.
17.40 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ross Taylor, A good change up! A slower bouncer on middle, Taylor is done in by the pace. He finally looks to pull it but misses.
* Jimmy Neesham is the new man in. He has been extremely good for the Kiwis with both bat and ball. They need a good innings from him here.
17.35 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal to Kane Williamson, OUT! Caught! Chahal's reintroduction has done the trick here. Yuzvendra bowls it slower through the air around off, Williamson was looking to go after this one and rightfully so as New Zealand need to put the foot on the gas.
17.31 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, FOUR! A slog sweep and a boundary results. This is flatter and on middle, Williamson plays it with the angle and over mid-wicket. No one in the deep so a boundary results. This is turning out to be a good over.
17.29 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, Excellent fielding! Saves a run for his side. Williamson stays leg side and lofts this over covers. Pant from long off runs to his left, he then looks to cut the angle by running forward but realizes he made the wrong move. He then does well to run back and push the ball back in with a dive.
17.26 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Kane Williamson, Another one which is angled into the batter, Williamson works it to mid-wicket.
* Drinks Break! New Zealand are dawdling along here. With just 17 overs left and 7 wickets in hand the Kiwis will now look to accelerate. The duo of Williamson and Taylor have added 53 runs but without too much of an urgency. India, meanwhile would be happy with the way they have controlled things here. Kohli and co. will be looking to restrict the Kiwis to under 210.
17.19 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, Shorter and outside off, Taylor plays it late but can't get it past point.
* Ravindra Jadeja is back!
17.16 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Ross Taylor, Is that just short or has that carried? It looked like it landed just before Dhoni. Actually, replays show that it just about carried. A leg cutter by Bumrah. It lands on off and then straightens. Taylor looks to defend but the ball goes off the outside edge low towards Dhoni. He could not quite get his gloves under the delivery.
17.11 IST: Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, IN THE AIR...BUT FOUR! R! Hardik bends his back and bowls it short on the body, Williamson is way too early in his pull. He gets a top edge which goes fine down the fine leg region. The fielder at fine leg has no chance getting there. The ball bounces just in front of ropes and goes away for a boundary.
17.10 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal to Ross Taylor, FOUR! Poor ball and put away! Runs coming thick and fast now! This is fired down the leg side, Taylor sweeps it through backward square leg and the ball races away to the fence.
17.07 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal to Kane Williamson, Loopy ball on middle, this is hit down to long on for one. Fifty up for the skipper, his 39th in ODIs. Once again he is leading from the front. A crucial and a very hard-working innings. He needs to continue though.
17.04 IST: Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, A couple now! Fuller and around off, Williamson strokes it towards cover where the fielder gets a hand to it, he takes the pace off the ball and the batters take two.
17.00 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal to Ross Taylor, FOUR! Second boundary in the over and a very good one for New Zealand. This is shorter and outside off, it is the googly so it turns back in. Taylor looks to cut but gets an outside edge which races to the third man fence.
16.59 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal to Kane Williamson, FOUR! First sign of aggression after a long time! Picked his spot nicely. He goes down on one knee, knows there is no one in the deep mid-wicket region so goes for the slog sweep. He does not hit it very well but still bags a boundary. A much-needed one.
16.56 IST: Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, A slower one on the fuller side and on off, Williamson works it to mid on.
16.52 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal to Ross Taylor, Direct hit and Williamson would have been a goner. Tossed up on off, Ross comes down the track and defends it wide of cover. He calls for a quick single and Williamson responds.
16.49 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, Another defensive stroke! On off, Taylor guides it towards point.
16.47 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal to Kane Williamson, Short around off, Williamson punches it off the back foot but there is a man at sweeper cover so just one.
16.44 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, Smart bowling! Sees Taylor come down the track and fires it on the pads. Taylor looks to flick but misses.
16.40 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal to Ross Taylor, Big, big turn! This is tossed up and it lands on off, it pitches and then turns away. Taylor defends for the original trajectory but gets beaten.
16.37 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, Gets a single this time as he drives it a lot straighter and towards long off.
16.34 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal to Kane Williamson, A lot of turn there! This lands around off and then spins away sharply. Williamson looks to defend but is beaten. An excellent ball from the leggie. New Zealand 72/2 in 19.4 overs
16.31 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, Ross is off the mark. Tossed up around middle and leg, Taylor flicks it towards square leg and gets a single.
* The experienced Ross Taylor walks out at number 4.
16.28 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Henry Nicholls, OUT! Bowled! What a beauty this is from Jadeja! He pitches this around middle and off, Nicholls looks to defend it off the front foot.
16.25 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal to Henry Nicholls, Stumping chance misses and FIVE WIDES! A difficult chance though, very tough actually. Nicholls comes down the track and Chahal might have spotted that. He bowls it down the leg side. Nicholls misses the flick. Dhoni might have been blinded and hence, does not collect the ball. It goes to the fine leg fence.
16.21 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, Good fielding but what a shot that was! This is tossed up on off, Williamson stays leg side of the delivery and creams it through covers. The long off fielder runs to his left, slides and pushes it back in. Kumar then scores a direct hit at the striker's end but the batsman completed his third easily.
* Hardik Pandya has walked off the field
16.18 IST: Hardik Pandya to Henry Nicholls, Gets through his over and it is a good one! Just two from it. This is on the pads, Nicholls looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It rolls towards mid-wicket.
16.15 IST: Hardik Pandya to Henry Nicholls, A moment of brilliance there from Jadeja almost got India a wicket. Actually no as Nicholls would have been back in. This is on off, Nicholls plays it late towards point. He sets off thinking it is an easy run. Jadeja though dives to his right, fields the ball. Seeing that Nicholls turns and tries to make it back in. Jadeja has a shy at the striker's end but misses.
16.10 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Henry Nicholls, Well fielded! Once again on off and middle, Nicholls flicks it to the right if mid-wicket. Kohli there swiftly moves to that side and saves runs with a brilliant dive.
* Drinks Break! New Zealand after being rocked early on have done well to steady the ship. Skipper, Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls started off slowly and found runs hard to come by but now they have started piercing the gaps.
16.05 IST: Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, FOUR! Another poor effort in the field! The 50 is up for the Kiwis and also the 50-run stand is up. This is shorter in length and outside off, Williamson guides it through backward point. Chahal at third man is really fine, he runs to his right and then dives but fails to stop it.
16.01 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Henry Nicholls, Sloppy from India! An overthrow! This is on the pads, Nicholls works it towards square leg and takes one. The fielder there has a needless shy at the non-striker's end but there is no one backing up. Another run taken.
15.59 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, Shorter in length and outside off, Williamson slaps it through covers for one.
15.54 IST: Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, FOUR! Too short and put away! This is a half tracker, it sits up to be hit. Williamson goes back and pulls it through mid-wicket. Runs have now started to come.
15.50 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Henry Nicholls, FOUR! This is fuller and around leg stump, Nicholls goes down on one knee and looks to sweep. It goes off the bottom edge and past the leg slip fielder for a boundary.
* Ravindra Jadeja is on now!
* Powerplay 2 has been signaled! Now a maximum of 4 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the 40th over.
15.46 IST: Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, Confusion! This is on the pads, Williamson looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. It rolls towards fine leg. They take one. Nicholls and gets to his end and goes for a second but then sees Williamson is not interested so heads back. Leg bye signalled!
* Hardik Pandya comes into the attack
15.40 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kane Williamson, FOUR! That is just a mere push! Excellent timing. Not a very bad delivery, it is on middle and just behind a fuller length. Williamson shows the full face of the bat and strokes it past mid on who does run after it but had no chance. 2 boundaries in the last 3 balls for New Zealand.
15.38 IST: Bumrah to Nicholls, FOUR! The first of the match and a well timed one as well! Very good shot, just used the pace of the bowler and found the gap. Slightly fuller by Bumrah this time and it is on off, Nicholls leans into it and strokes it past the diving mid off fielder. NZ 18/1 in 8 overs
15.36 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Henry Nicholls, Nicholls was way too late in the shot there! It is on the body and it is a shorter delivery. It hurries the batsman. Nicholls looks to pull but the ball hits the higher portion and lobs in the vacant square leg region for one.
15.32 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kane Williamson, Good fielding! Jadeja makes up for the misfield earlier! Shorter and outside off, Williamson guides it to the left of Jadeja. Ravindra dives to that side and stops it.
15.30 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kane Williamson, Finds the gap this time and a misfield sees Williamson take two! Shorter and outside off, Williamson pushes it through cover-point. Jadeja goes after it from point. He slides to stop it but fails to do so and the batters run one more on the misfield. NZ 10/1 in 6 overs
15.24 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Henry Nicholls, Good running! Nicholls is off the mark now! This is around off, Henry drops it on the off side, beside the pitch and takes off. Williamson and Kumar almost collide but no harm done.
15.19 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Kane Williamson, Kane is off the mark! Another one outside off, Williamson guides it towards point. Rahul dives to his left and makes a diving stop. Not cleanly and hence, it is an easy single.
15.17 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Kane Williamson, Almost another one! This is brilliant by the two Indian seamers! This time Bumrah lands it just outside off, now due to his action, it seems it would come back in so that makes Williamson play. The ball though straightens and beats the outside edge.
15.15 IST: Bumrah to Guptill, Edged and Taken! OUT! Bumrah strikes and the crowd goes wild. Guptill is gone and New Zealand are one down. The speed gun shows 138 KPH but that looked a lot quicker. Another failure for Guptill and New Zealand have been rocked very early. This lands on a length and around off, there is a little extra bounce and the ball straightens. NZ 1/1 in 3.3 overs
15.11 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Martin Guptill, Well fielded! 15 dot balls in a row now! This is slightly fuller and on middle. Guptill hits it back firmly towards the bowler who sticks his right hand out and stops it.
15.09 IST: Back to back maidens from India as Kiwi Openers struggle against Bhuvi Bumarah pace and Bounce.
15.06 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Henry Nicholls, BEATEN! This delivery moved a long way. This starts around middle and leg and the keeps tailing away. Pitches and moves away further. Nicholls looks to put bat on ball but is beaten.
* Jasprit Bumrah to bowl with the second new ball.
15.04 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Martin Guptill, Back to Back dot balls as Bhuvneshwar bowled a maiden over.
15.02 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Martin Guptill, NOT OUT! The impact is umpire's call and the wickets is missing! India lose the review on the first ball itself. It looked close initially but turned out to be a bad review. A good ball to begin with by Kumar though.
15.01 IST: Action straightaway! A review on the first ball itself! A huge shout for an LBW was turned down and India have taken a review. Looks close.
* Done and dusted with the National Anthems! The Indian players are in a huddle. The Kiwi openers, Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls make their way out to the middle.
14.45 IST: What captains said:
Virat Kohli: We would've batted first. Fresh wicket, nice and hard, and not moist. A bit of rain around as well, the ball will get wet as the game goes on. It could remain decent throughout the game. It's going to remain similar throughout the course of the game - we have done well in Manchester. We have had two good games in Manchester, and it's about focussing on the basics. We need to remember why we are in the semis. Chahal comes back in for Kuldeep Yadav.
Kane Williamson: We're going to have a bat. It looks like a good surface. We have played a number of games here. A toss-up with the overheads, but it'll be around all day, so we need to get the job done first up. We are used to the routine, but we have to start afresh after the round robin we have a great opportunity to put up a good performance against a side like India. Ferguson comes in for Southee.
14.35 IST: Playing XIs:
14.32 IST: TOSS -- New Zealand win toss, opt to bat against India in Manchester
14.30 IST: Will history repeat itself?
14.20 IST: All eyes on the ball
14.10 IST: Do the conditions come as a relief for New Zealand
13.55 IST: Team India has arrived at Old Trafford
13.45 IST: Turf for the day.
13.35 IST: Williamson, Shastri talk ahead of the big game in Manchester
13.25 IST: How much important will his role be under cloudy conditions?
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