Cricket World Cup – India, NZ semi to resume tomorrow after rain halts play
July 9, 2019 | 9:33 PM
by Times News Service
The first semi-final between India and New Zealand will resume tomorrow.

Manchester: The first semi-final between India and New Zealand will resume tomorrow, after match officials decided that heavy rain meant it was impossible to play further. New Zealand had made 211/5 after 46.1 overs, and will continue where they left off on Tuesday evening at Old Trafford in Manchester. India will bat after that.

A statement from the International Cricket Council said, “Due to adverse weather, the match officials have declared that no further play is possible in today's CWC19 semi-final between India and New Zealand at Old Trafford.

“The match will recommence tomorrow (Wednesday 10 July) at 10.30am BST, weather permitting, with gates opening at 08.30am BST,” added the ICC. “The game will continue where it was halted - New Zealand will complete their 50-over innings and India will then complete their 50-over innings, weather permitting. The match may be shortened dependent on conditions.”

“For the match to be completed, India are required to bat for at least 20 overs. If after the reserve day the match has still not reached a result, India will progress to the final given their higher finishing position in the group stage.”

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