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India v New Zealand semi-final pushed to reserve day

India v New Zealand semi-final pushed to reserve day

ICC Men's Cricket World Cup, Old Trafford
New Zealand 211-5 (46.1 overs): Taylor 67*, Williamson 67
India: Yet to bat

India and New Zealand will resume their World Cup semi-final on Wednesday (Jul 10) after a rain-affected day at Old Trafford. New Zealand reached 211-5 from 46.1 overs before rain forced the players from the field at 14:00 BST.

The rain was not heavy but it was consistent enough to delay play, with the umpires deciding at 18:25 no further action would be possible.

It means New Zealand will resume their innings at 10:30 on Wednesday and India will have the full 50 overs to chase.

It was, without a doubt, a disappointing day - India were on top on a slow pitch in front of a vociferous crowd, and returning for a second day will be a logistical challenge for some fans.

It does, however, seem to be the fairer option as it ensures both sides play a full 50 overs.