2019 WORLD CUP 1ST SEMI-FINAL, INDIA VS NEW ZEALAND: UPDATES FROM MANCHESTER
India vs New Zealand, 2019 World Cup 1st Semi-final, Live Updates: After play resumed, New Zealand ran hard but some smart fielding from Ravindra Jadeja and good bowling from Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah, have allowed India to restrict NZ to 239/8. India will need to bat well and they can win this and progress into the final at Lord's and wait for the winner of the England vs Australia match tomorrow. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul will soon come out to bat as there will be no lunch session. Follow live scores and ball-by-ball update of the IND vs NZ semis here at indiatvnews.com (Match scorecard | Live Stream IND vs NZ)
INDIA VS NEW ZEALAND, 2019 WORLD CUP SEMI-FINAL 1: IND 221 in 49.3 overs vs NZ (239/8)
19.23 IST: James Neesham to Yuzvendra Chahal, OUT! There is a big edge and that is it, NEW ZEALAND ARE INTO THE FINALS! They win by 18 runs! Neesham gets the last man. Another slower one around off, Chahal goes for the heave across the line but the ball goes off the top edge towards the keeper who takes it by diving forward.
19.22 IST: James Neesham to Yuzvendra Chahal, FOUR!
19.20 IST: Lockie Ferguson to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, OUT! Bowled! New Zealand are just one wicket away from the World Cup final.
19.15 IST: Lockie Ferguson to MS Dhoni, RUN-OUT! Dhoni is out!
19.15 IST: Lockie Ferguson to MS Dhoni, SIX!
19.09 IST: Trent Boult to Ravindra Jadeja, OUT! Boult gets the big fish. Jadeja, complying to the need of the hour, goes for the big hit, but mishits. Williamson with another crucial catch.
19.08 IST: Trent Boult to MS Dhoni, 2 runs! Dhoni shows first signs of aggression.
19.03 IST: Matt Henry to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run. 200 for India!
19.00 IST: Trent Boult to Ravindra Jadeja, FOUR! Fortunate boundary but India won't care how they come as long as they come. This is a slower one around off, Jadeja looks to play it on the leg side but it goes off the outside edge and down to the third man fence.
18.58 IST: Trent Boult to MS Dhoni, 1 run. 100-run partnership between Dhoni and Jadeja!
Trent Boult replaces Jimmy Neesham
18.54 IST: Lockie Ferguson to Ravindra Jadeja, SIX! All the way! Probably the shot of the match. That strike was extremely clean. He even held the pose there. Slower one and fuller on off, Jadeja lofts it nonchalantly over the mid off fielder and it goes all the way.
18.48 IST: Jimmy Neesham to Ravindra Jadeja, 2 runs. New Zealand fails to dismiss Jadeja, TWICE IN AN OVER! The fielders remain a bit too short to catch the ball.
18.40 IST: Jimmy Neesham to Ravindra Jadeja, 2 runs. FIFTY FOR JADEJA!
18.39 IST: Jimmy Neesham to Ravindra Jadeja, FOUR! Pulls it towards the mid-wicket, but this time, it is on the ground. Jadeja only one run behind his half-century. India 164/6 in 41.4 overs
*Jimmy Neesham replaces Lockie Ferguson
18.34 IST: Mitchell Santner to Ravindra Jadeja, SIX! Steps out again, but this time, it's towards the mid-wicket!
18.28 IST: Lockie Ferguson to Ravindra Jadeja, FOUR! RISKY! Down the leg but quite short. Jadeja wanted to pull it but nicks it behind, and Lathan falls marginally short of catching it.
18.26 IST: Mitchell Santner to Ravindra Jadeja, SIX! Comes down to the ground and hits it over the long-off! That's a brutal hit.
18.22 IST: Matt Henry to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run. A bit short-pitched and Jadeja cuts it square for a run. Need 109 off 72 balls.
18.19 IST: Matt Henry to Ravindra Jadeja, FOUR! Good timing from Jadeja there. Pulls it towards the mid-wicket boundary, which was empty.
18.17 IST: Mitchell Santner to MS Dhoni, no run. Beaten with the turn. Dhoni looked to go for the cover-drive but misses. 3 runs of the over. The run-rate is now mounting up, going up to 8.77.
18.15 IST: Matt Henry to MS Dhoni, a half-appeal for caught-behind, but it's gone off Dhoni's pad. Four runs off the over. India need 117 runs in 84 balls.
18.08 IST: Mitchell Santner to MS Dhoni, no run. Five from the over. Jadeja and Dhoni playing on singles and doubles.
18.06 IST: Trent Boult to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Very well played. Low full toss on off, Dhoni does not go hard after it but times it well through mid off. The fielder from mid off gives it a chase but it's in vain. First boundary of the game for MS. IND 113/6 in 33.5 overs
18.04 IST: Jimmy Neesham to MS Dhoni, Overthrow! Shorter and on the body, this is worked down to fine leg. Dhoni takes the first run hard and wants a second but slips as he turns for it. The fielder there scores a direct hit at the striker's end and the ball deflects away from the keeper. Another run is taken. 9 from the over, an excellent one for India.
17.59 IST: Neesham to Jadeja, SIX! That's a massive hit! The first of the innings and could be a sign of what SIR Jadeja has in store. Some shot this. He steps down the track and lofts it over the long on fence with ease. 100 up for India. Also, are these signs that Jadeja has now stepped on the gas? IND 103/6 in 32.3 overs
17.53 IST: Trent Boult is back! Williamson knows he just needs one more here to push it further back from India's grasp so he has given the ball to his strike bowler.
DRINKS! India are in dire straits at the moment! The set Pandya is out and now it is all on Dhoni. Yes, there is Ravindra Jadeja but one believes it has to be MS if India are to cross the line. New Zealand on the other hand, know it is their game to lose now. They are probably a wicket away. More of the same is what Williamson will be hoping for from his side.
17.48 IST: Mitchell Santner to Hardik Pandya, OUT! Caught! Santner has got rid of the dangerous, dangerous Hardik Pandya. Hardik was playing the spinner unlike his usual self. He is known to be a spin tormentor but here he was playing the waiting game against Santner. He defended the first two deliveries of this over too. Santner flights this one and tempts Pandya to go for it. Hardik goes for the big slog sweep, he does not get any timing on it and ends up top edging it. IND 92/6 in 30.3 overs
17.46 IST: Jimmy Neesham to MS Dhoni, Three now! This is on a length and outside off, Dhoni pushes it past cover. The fielder in the deep runs to his right and pushes it back in with a slide. Saves a run for his side.
17.40 IST: Lockie Ferguson to Hardik Pandya, Back of a length and on off, this is defended. Run rate needed now is above 7. 157 needed in 132.
17.35 IST: Mitchell Santner to MS Dhoni, A single to end! Just the two from the over. Dhoni works it towards square leg and keeps strike. Santner's figures are 4-2-3-1 so far.
17.33 IST: Lockie Ferguson to Hardik Pandya, On off and on a length, Pandya turns it to square leg and gets to the other end. Pandya wanted the second but Dhoni straighaway refused.
17.25 IST: Mitchell Santner to Hardik Pandya, First run of Santner! This is flatter and on middle, Pandya works it towards square leg and takes one. Just the two from the over. 163 needed now in 150.
* MS Dhoni is the new man in!
17.19 IST: Mitchell Santner to Rishabh Pant, OUT! Pant holes out! He has thrown it away, he has literally thrown it away. Kohli is just not happy in the dressing room and rightly so. That is how Pant plays though. Santner is the partnership breaker. It was always going to be gamble to get him on against these two but it has come off. Santner bowls this outside off, Pant looks to drag it over the mid-wicket fence as he plays the slog sweep. He does not time it really well and it goes to the right Colin de Granhomme at deep mid-wicket who takes it by running towards that direction.
17.09 IST: Jimmy Neesham to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! Spoils the over! Short and wide outside off, Pant throws his bat at it. The ball finds the outside edge and goes to the third man fence.
17.07 IST: Jimmy Neesham to Hardik Pandya, A better throw and Pandya would have been in trouble! Shorter and on the body, Pandya pulls it to the left of fine leg. The batters take one and then go for the second. Ferguson picks the ball up and throws it wide of the keeper who collects it, then moves to his left and whips the bails off. Pandya makes it in by then.
17.03 IST: Lockie Ferguson to Rishabh Pant, Good shot but very well fielded in the deep by Neesham. Good length ball on the body, Pant plays a short arm pull towards square leg. Neesham runs to his left from deep mid-wicket and saves a certain boundary.
16.52 IST: Lockie Ferguson to Hardik Pandya, In the air... but safe! Is this signs of the luck moving into India's favor? A dropped catch early on and now one which falls short. A good short one on middle, it hurries onto the batter. Pandya looks to pull but gets a top edge which balloons over mid-wicket for one.
16.48 IST: Colin de Grandhomme to Rishabh Pant, One more excellent effort in the field! Shorter and outside off, Pant slaps it towards point. Guptill dives to his left and sticks out a hand to save three for his side.
* Drinks Break! New Zealand are all over India here. They have scalped 4 but Pant is out in the middle and more importantly he is looking good.
16.36 IST: Henry to Pandya, FOUR! Shot! Lovely back foot punch! Slightly shorter and outside off, it sits up to be hit. Pandya goes back and punches it past the diving cover fielder and the ball races away to the fence. IND 42/4 in 13.3 overs
16.32 IST: Lockie Ferguson to Rishabh Pant, DROPPED! Cricket is a great leveler, isn't it? Neesham who took a brilliant catch before, drops a sitter now. This could prove very costly as Pant is looking very good out there. Ferguson almost strikes on the very first ball. It is on the pads, Pant whips it, does not keep it down though. It goes towards Neesham at mid-wicket who gets two hands to it but the ball bursts through and a single is taken.
* Lockie Ferguson is into the attack now.
16.29 IST: Matt Henry to Rishabh Pant, A direct hit and that would have been close! New Zealand have their tails up here. This is fuller and outside off, Pant strokes it towards extra cover. The batters take off. Pant is actually jogging to the other end but then starts sprinting as he sees Santner stop it with a dive to his left. MS picks the ball up and has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. Pant's dive would have saved him though.
16.26 IST: Henry to Pant, FOUR! Excellent pull shot! He was in total control there. Shorter in length and on the body, Pant gets on top of the bounce and pulls it fine on the leg side for a boundary. IND 34/4 in 11.2 overs
16.24 IST: Trent Boult to Hardik Pandya, FOUR! Pandya is off the mark but this is just a very bad ball from Boult. It is on the pads, Hardik looks to flick it does not come off the middle but it has enough to send it fine down the leg side to the fine leg fence. IND 30/4 in 11 overs
* Powerplay 2 time! Now 4 fielders can now be placed outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over.
16.19 IST: Matt Henry to Dinesh Karthik, OUT! In the air... and what a catch that is. Catches win matches and this could be one that could win New Zealand the game. Jimmy Neesham, take a bow. Karthik can't believe it but that is how it is, when you are not in form, it just does not go your way. This is fuller and outside off, Karthik looks to drive it square on the off side but does so uppishly. The ball goes low and to the left of point where Neesham dives, stretches his left hand out and the takes it inches above the ground. Third wicket for Henry and New Zealand end the Powerplay 1 with a wicket.
16.16 IST: Matt Henry to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! Too full and the ball is put away! On the fuller side and outside off, Pant strokes it through extra cover. Mid off does give it a chase but finishes second best. Runs starting to come now for India.
16.12 IST: Boult to Karthik, FOUR! Off the mark finally! And a well played shot by DK! This is not such a bad delivery, there is a little room on offer outside off. Karthik just opens the face of the bat and guides it past backward point and the ball races away. IND 17/3 in 8.5 overs
16.06 IST: Trent Boult to Dinesh Karthik, Beauty! Perfect yorker outside off, Karthik tries to get his bat down in time but he is late.Latham fails to gather it cleanly but no casualty.
16.04 IST: Trent Boult to Dinesh Karthik, Good leave this. Dinesh is showing a lot of calm and awarness here. This one pitches outside off and nips in. Karthik knows where his off stump is and leaves it alone.
16.01 IST: Henry to Pant, FOUR! First boundary of the run chase! A gift for Pant. A full toss outside off, Pant just uses the pace and guides it through cover-point. The ball races away to the fence. IND 10/3 in 5.5 overs
15.58 IST: Trent Boult to Dinesh Karthik, Another loud shout but this seems to high! Boult starts this from outside off, it tails back in. Karthik lets it be. The ball hits the higher part of the pad and goes to the keeper. New Zealand appeal but the umpire shakes his head.
15.55 IST: Trent Boult to Rishabh Pant, Pant is off the mark! That should settle his nerves a little. This is fuller and on middle, Pant works it towards wide mid on for one.
* Dinesh Karthik is the new man in. He surely wouldn't have expected to bat so soon. India in dire straights and he will have to show his calm, composure nature.
15.50 IST: Matt Henry to KL Rahul, OUT! Another one bites the dust! New Zealand are all over India at the moment. The crowd just can't believe what is happening here. Matt Henry has got another one. This is a tentative stuff from Rahul. Just very poor from a guy who is coming on the back off a ton. It is on a length and outside off, Rahul initially looks to push at it but the tries to bail out. Too late till then, the ball kisses the outside edge and goes to the right of the keeper who takes it with a dive. New Zealand are into the fragile middle order of the Indian team.
15.47 IST: Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, OUT! Umpire's call and Kohli is out of here! He does not take the review along with him but that will be the last of India's concerns at the moment because they are under real pressure now.
* A big moment in the game! Kohli has been given out LBW but he has reviewed. Looks out to be honest.
* Out walks the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli. The master of run chases is what he is fondly called as. His team have lost their best batsmen of the tournament and now he will have to play a captain's knock.
15.39 IST: Matt Henry to Rohit Sharma, OUT! Edged and Taken! The HIT-MAN is out of here! Matt Henry gets the big fish. Why big fish? Because this guy is in tremendous form. Ideal start for New Zealand. They needed early wickets and they have got one. This is just a top class delivery. Unplayable one can say. It is on a length and it lands around off. Rohit plays the original trajectory. The ball though straightens, then kisses the outside edge and goes straight into the gloves of Latham. New Zealand are ecstatic. Game on here. IND 4/1 in 1.3 overs
15.33 IST: Trent Boult to KL Rahul, Good running but a good ball too! India are underway! Boult starts this around off and it shapes back in. Rahul pushes it towards mid off and takes off. Rohit obliges and they complete the run easily.
We are back for the chase! The Indian openers, KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma make their way out to the middle. Rohit Sharma will be on strike and he will face Trent Boult who has the first new ball in hand. Here we go...
15.25 IST: Play will resume soon as there will be no lunch session. KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma will take the crease soon in chase of 240.
15.24 IST: So New Zealand have crawled their way to one run less than 240. That means, they only managed to score 28 in the overs they played today. Surely they would have wanted a little more but runs scoring was not easy today too and Taylor and Latham found that out early. They were content to play it around and take the ones and twos.
15.21 IST: Just 7 runs from the final over and India have restricted New Zealand to 239/8 in Manchester. The Indians will need 240 to beat New Zealand and progress into the final at Lord's.
15.15 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Matt Henry, OUT! A wicket to start the over and one to end it! New Zealand are 8 down. A slower one and it is shorter in length around off. There is absolutely no pace behind the delivery and it is Henry who has to generate all the power. He looks to heave it over the mid-wicket fence but does not get the distance.
15.13 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Mitchell Santner, FOUR! Poor ball and put away! First boundary of the morning and a much-needed one. This is short and outside off, Santner slaps it through covers and the ball races away. No chance for the sweeper in the deep.
15.11 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Tom Latham, OUT! Latham holes out! It's Jadeja once again. You just cannot keep this man out of this game. Bhuvneshwar serves a fuller ball around off, Latham looks to heave it over mid-wicket fence. Jadeja who is standing a few inches inside the rope, judges it well and takes it over his head and maintains his balance. Two in two for India and a mega finish looks difficult now for New Zealand.
15.10 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Ross Taylor, OUT! Taylor is short! Brilliance, absolutely brilliance from Jadeja. He hits the stumps a number of times from inside the ring but doing it from so far out, amazing. A slower one on middle, Taylor works it through square leg and the batters run the first one quickly. They go for the second. Jadeja runs in from the deep, picks the ball up and scores a direct hit at the striker's end. The Indians appeal, they are actually celebrating and the umpire takes it upstairs. Replays roll in and they show that Taylor is short. A very good innings from him comes to an end. New Zealand would have wanted him to stay out there till the end but a piece of brilliance has got rid of him.
15.03 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to bowl from the other end
15.01 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Tom Latham, A dot! Gold dust at this stage! A yorker outside off, nothing you can do with that. Latham looks to jam it out but fails to do so.
15.00 IST: The Indian players are out in the middle and are about to take their positions in the field. New Zealand's overnight batting duo of Ross Taylor and Tom Latham stride out to resume their innings. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will complete the remaining 5 balls of his 9th over.
14.55 IST: Players are out in the middle and we are all set to start from where we left off yesterday.
14.45 IST: Canvas for the day and looks like it is a damp surface with loads of moisture on it. Batting second won't be easy for India but a total below 250 should be quite chaseable on this wicket.
14.35 IST: India players are enjoying a bit of football before the start of play as usual and Virat Kohli, who says is good with the ball in his feet, is not quite up to the mark here. A very bad first touch from the Indian captain. But, all's good as long as he is hitting them sweet with the bat.
14.25 IST: 35 minutes for play to resume in Manchester. The players are out in the middle and practicing. India will have 23 balls to bowl and New Zealand will be eying a score above 230.
14.15 IST: It has stopped raining in Manchester and the game should start on time. India will aim to keep the damage minimal and restrict New Zealand to under 230 and then chase it down. However, overcast conditions may suit New Zealand and there will be swing at offer for the Kiwi pacers.
14.00 IST: Eyes on the prize.
13.50 IST: What will it be like in the end?
13.40 IST: A bit of blue there as Kiwis depart for Old Trafford
13.30 IST: Should this be the modified trophy for this year's World Cup?
13.20 IST: Sky cloudy but no rain now
13.10 IST: How much do you think New Zealand will get to today?
13.00 IST: India face 'typical' English test against New Zealand on reserve day in Manchester
India have the chance to press home their advantage against New Zealand when the match restarts but New Zealand will be hanging tight after looking at the weather in Manchester. [Read full story here]
12.45: Manchester Weather Updates: Light showers hit Manchester. Follow live updates here
Brief preview: The 1st semi-final of the 2019 World Cup between India and New Zealand moved into a reserve day after persistent rain forced the umpires to call off the game on Tuesday and resume play on Wednesday. Ross Taylor was unbeaten on 67 — the same score made by New Zealand captain Kane Williamson — and was starting to get on top of India's bowlers for the first time before forecasted showers arrived over the Manchester ground at 2 PM local time and the Black Caps were forced to walk off the field with their score on 211/5 from 46.1 overs. [Read full preview here]