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India vs New Zealand semi-final clash called off due to rain, to resume on Wednesday

The play has been called off for the day with New Zealand set to resume their innings on Wednesday at a score of 211/5 with 3.5 overs to bat.

India vs New Zealand semi-final clash called off due to rain, to resume on Wednesday
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The day's play for the first semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Old Trafford, Manchester on Tuesday was called off due to rain. The clash will proceed on Wednesday which is the reserve day.  

Here are the highlights from the day's play:

# India restricted New Zealand to a score of 211/5 in 46.1 overs before rain suspended play. The Men in Blue will look to dismiss their opponents early on Wednesday, and chase the target down without much ado.

# The play has been called off for the day with New Zealand set to resume their innings on Wednesday on 211/5 with 3.5 overs to bat!  

# The intensity of rain has increased even further! 

# It has started raining again with the covers back on! 

# There is a final inspection set to take place at 10:40 pm IST which will determine whether there will be a clash today or not! 

# The game should resume by 18:36 BST (11:06 PM IST) for a chase of 20 overs to take place today! 

# The rain has stopped in Old Trafford with the umpires out for the first round of inspection! 

# The game will resume from the same position in case it is postponed till tomorrow!  

# The intensity of rain has increased with the game expected to be called off soon! 

# It continues to drizzle in Manchester with the possibility of play reducing with every minute!  

# We have officially started losing overs with an over lost every four minutes! 

# If New Zealand do not bat any further, India will have a target of 237 runs in 46 overs! 

# Rain stops play following just one delivery by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, as Ross Taylor hit the yorker length delivery bowled outside off towards extra cover, resulting in a double. 

# Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl his ninth over! 

# New Zealand 209/5 (46 overs) with seven runs from the over as the two batsmen complete four singles hitting the ball to backward square leg, deep square leg, short third man followed by three runs off a single delivery. 

Jasprit Bumrah to bowl his eighth over of the innings! 

# Five runs from the over following a double and three singles toward mid off, third man. New Zealand 202/5 (45 overs)

# Tom Latham is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Colin de Grandhomme departs for 16 runs off 10 deliveries following a short delivery which he attempted to hit over the keeper without proper connect, resulting in a catch to MS Dhoni. New Zealand 200/5 (44.4 overs)

# Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl his eighth over of the innings! 

# New Zealand 197/4 (44 overs) with 18 runs from the over as Ross Taylor and Colin de Grandhomme score a six and two boundaries. Taylor hit the ball over mid-wicket for a six, followed by boundaries wide of mid-wicket and square of the wicket. 

# Yuzvendra Chahal to bowl his final over of the innings! 

# New Zealand 179/4 (43 overs) with nine runs from the over as Colin de Grandhomme scores his first boundary of the innings, following a short and wide delivery by Pandya, hitting the ball behind square on the off-side. 

# Hardik Pandya to bowl his final over of the innings! 

# New Zealand 170/4 (42 overs) with eight runs from the over as the two batsmen complete two doubles, hitting the ball to fine leg and wide of mid-wicket followed by four singles, hitting the ball to long-off, left of backward point. 

# Yuzvendra Chahal is back in the attack! 

# Seven runs from the over as Jimmy Neesham departs for 12 having scored a boundary off the previous back of length delivery hitting the ball behind square on the on-side. New Zealand 162/4 (41 overs)

# Colin de Grandhomme is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Jimmy Neesham departs for 12 runs off 18 deliveries as New Zealand lose a wicket during the crucial death overs. Hardik bowled a full delivery on to Neesham's pads as he attempts to flick, resulting in the ball going towards wide long-on with Dinesh Karthik completing a catch without much pressure. New Zealand 162/4 (40.6 overs)

# Hardik Pandya to bowl his ninth over of the innings! 

# New Zealand 155/3 (40 overs) with four runs from the over as Taylor and Neesham complete four singles, hitting the ball towards third man, backward square leg and past mid-wicket. 

# Jasprit Bumrah to bowl his seventh over of the innings! 

# New Zealand 151/3 (39 overs) with six runs from the over as Taylor and Neesham complete two doubles hitting the ball in front of long-on and wide of mid-wicket. The duo further complete two singles. 

# Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl his seventh over! 

# New Zealand 145/3 (38 overs) with five runs from the over as the two batsmen complete four singles, hitting the ball behind square on the off-side, behind square on the on-side and to the right of backward point.  

# Hardik Pandya to bowl his eighth over of the innings! 

# New Zealand 140/3 (37 overs) with four runs from the over as Taylor and Neesham complete two singles hitting the ball to third man and front of mid-on. The two batsmen further completed a double off the final delivery, hitting the ball to deep backward point. 

# Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back in the attack and set to bowl his sixth over! 

# Three runs from the over as Jimmy Neesham gets off the mark with a single, hitting the ball wide of square leg. Ross Taylor and Neesham further completed two singles hitting the ball wide of cover and towards long-on. New Zealand 136/3 (36 overs) 

# Jimmy Neesham is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Kane Williamson departs for 67 runs off 95 deliveries following a slow delivery by Chahal which drifted in, with Williamson looking to go over cover. However, the batsman failed to connect properly resulting in a sitter at backward point for Jadeja. New Zealand 134/3 (35.2 overs)

# Yuzvendra Chahal is back in the attack! 

# New Zealand 133/2 (35 overs) with eight runs from the over as Kane Williamson scores his sixth boundary of the innings, bending low and slogging the ball over the mid-wicket ropes. The two batsmen further completed three runs off the first delivery, as Williamson went inside out cover with the drive. 

# Ravindra Jadeja to bowl his final over of the innings! 

# New Zealand 125/2 (34 overs) with three runs from the over as Williamson hits a slower-off cutter from Bumrah behind square on the on-side for a single. The two batsmen further complete two singles, hitting the ball behind square and to third man. 

# Jasprit Bumrah to continue with the ball, bowl his sixth over! 

# New Zealand 122/2 (33 overs) with just a single run from the over, as Kane Williamson hit the flighted delivery bowled on the off stump to long-off. 

# Ravindra Jadeja is back in the attack, set to bowl his ninth over of the innings! 

# New Zealand 121/2 (32 overs) with just a single off the over as Kane Williamson completes a single off the first delivery, hitting the short of length delivery bowled outside off stump to third man. 

# Pacer Jasprit Bumrah is back in the attack! 

# New Zealand 120/2 (31 overs) with seven runs from the over as Kane Williamson scores his fifth boundary of the innings, following a full delivery. The two batsman further completed three singles hitting the ball to deep point and deep square leg. 

# Hardik Pandya to bowl his eighth over of the innings! 

# New Zealand 113/2 (30 overs) with eight runs from the over as Ross Taylor scores his second boundary of the innings following a sweep shot, getting it past the short fine leg. Taylor and Williamson further complete three singles hitting the ball to long-off, sweeper cover with the New Zealand skipper completing his half-century as well. 

# Yuzvendra Chahal to bowl his seventh over of the innings! 

# New Zealand 105/2 (29 overs) with six runs from the over as the two batsmen complete three singles along with a double and an extra run off a wide delivery.  

# Hardik Pandya to bowl his sixth over! 

# New Zealand 99/2 (28 overs) with 10 runs from the over as Kane Williamson scores the first boundary for the Kiwis in 81 deliveries, following a full delivery hitting the ball to the deep mid-wicket fence. Ross Taylor further followed it up with a boundary off the final delivery following a thick edge. 

# Spinner Yuzvendra Chahal to bowl his sixth over! 

# New Zealand 89/2 (27 overs) with four runs from the over. Kane Williamson and Taylor completed two singles off the first two deliveries, hitting the short of length delivery to fine leg as well as past the square leg umpire. The two batsmen further completed singles off the third and fourth delivery, hitting the ball through backward square leg. 

# All-rounder Hardik Pandya to bowl his fifth over of the innings! 

# New Zealand 85/2 (26 overs) with just two runs from the over as Ross Taylor completed a single off the third delivery, hitting the ball to short cover. Williamson further completed a single off the final delivery, hitting the short delivery bowled outside off stump square of the wicket on the off-side. 

# Yuzvendra Chahal to bowl his fifth over! 

# New Zealand 83/2 (25 overs) with just a single off the over, as Ross Taylor completes a single off the fifth delivery hitting the full delivery to long-on. 

# Ravindra Jadeja to bowl his eighth over of the innings! 

# New Zealand 82/2 (24 overs) with three runs from the over, as Ross Taylor drives the third delivery of the over to long-off, followed by a single off the next delivery as Williamson hit the ball to sweeper cover. The duo further complete a single off the final delivery as Ross Taylor hit the ball to the left of cover.  

# Yuzvendra Chahal to bowl his fourth over! 

# New Zealand 79/2 (23 overs) with two runs from the over, as Williamson drives the first delivery of the over bowled outside off stump to sweeper cover. Taylor further hit the ball down the ground to long-off for a single. 

# Ravindra Jadeja to continue with the ball, bowl his seventh over! 

# New Zealand 77/2 (22 overs) with three runs from the over as Williamson and Taylor complete two singles off the third and fifth delivery, hitting the ball to long-off and cover. The third run comes off a leg-bye from the final delivery. 

# Yuzvendra Chahal to bowl his third over! 

# New Zealand 74/2 (21 overs) with just a single off the over as Williamson drives the fourth delivery bowled very full, to long-off. 

# Ravindra Jadeja to continue with the ball! 

# New Zealand 73/2 (20 overs) with three runs from the over as Chahal bowls a wide delivery down the leg-side off the first delivery, with Williamson and Taylor further completing singles hitting the ball to long-off and long-on. 

# Yuzvendra Chahal to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# Just a single and a wicket off the over as Ross Taylor gets off the mark with a single hitting the ball to square leg, New Zealand 70/2 (19 overs)

# Ross Taylor is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Ravindra Jadeja strikes following a wicket-to-wicket delivery which Nicholls attempted to defend off the front foot, with the ball sneaking through the bat-pad gap to hit the middle and off stump. New Zealand 69/2 (18.2 overs) 

# Ravindra Jadeja is back in the attack as India look for a breakthrough! 

# New Zealand 69/1 (18 overs) with eight runs from the over following five wides off the first delivery. Chahal bowled a delivery down the leg-side with Nicholls overbalancing, Dhoni failing to cover the line. 

# Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal into the attack! 

# New Zealand 61/1 (17 overs) with four runs from the over as Williamson and Nicholls completed three runs off the second delivery, following a drive between extra cover and mid-off. Bhuvneshwar Kumar ran in from long-off to save a run. 

# Ravindra Jadeja to continue with the ball! 

# New Zealand 57/1 (16 overs) with just two runs from the over following two wide deliveries early on as Pandya bowled two short deliveries bowled at a great height, resulting in the umpire ruling for a wide. 

# Hardik Pandya to bowl his fourth over! 

# New Zealand 55/1 (15 overs) with three singles off the over as Williamson and Nicholls complete a 50-run partnership. Nicholls hit the third and final delivery to short fine leg and deep mid-wicket resulting in singles, with a third single as the skipper hit the ball to fine leg. 

# Ravindra Jadeja to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# New Zealand 52/1 (14 overs) with eight runs from the over. Kane Williamson scores his third boundary of the innings, hitting the ball to square third man with a boundary possible only due to a misfield by Yuzvendra Chahal. The duo further completed two single and a double off the first, third and fourth delivery, hitting the ball towards sweeper cover, third man and fine leg. 

# Hardik Pandya to bowl his third over! 

# New Zealand 44/1 (13 overs) with six runs from the over. Henry Nicholls and Williamson completed two doubles off the second and final delivery, hitting the ball towards fine leg and square leg. The duo also completed singles hitting the ball towards deep mid-wicket and sweeper cover. 

# Jadeja is set to bowl his second over!

# New Zealand 38/1 (12 overs) with four runs off the over as Kane Williamson hits his second boundary of the innings, pulling the ball through the cow corner area despite not timing the shot well. 

# Pandya to continue, bowl his second over! 

# New Zealand 34/1 (11 overs) with seven runs from Jadeja's opening over of the spell. Henry Nicholls scores his second boundary of the innings off the fourth delivery, hitting the ball to fine leg. Williamson and Nicholls further completed singles off the second and final delivery, hitting the ball to sweeper cover and square of the wicket.    

# Spin-bowling all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja into the attack! 

# New Zealand 27/1 (10 overs) with four runs off the over. Williamson and Nicholls complete a double off the first delivery following a loose ball, hitting the ball towards backward square leg. The two batsmen further complete a single off the second delivery as Williamson hit the ball towards fine leg which was followed by a wide.  

# All-rounder Hardik Pandya has been introduced into the attack!

# New Zealand 23/1 (9 overs) with five runs from the over as Kane Williamson makes it two boundaries in two consecutive overs, hitting the ball off the on-drive to the long-on fence for four. Williamson will be on strike at the beginning of the next over after completing a single off the final delivery which was a half-volley.

# Bhuvneshwar Kumar to continue with the ball! 

# New Zealand 18/1 (8 overs) as Henry Nicholls scores the first boundary of the innings off the final delivery, hitting the ball towards long-off. The batsman was nearly dismissed off the third delivery following a back of length delivery, which lobs towards the wide slip with Kohli failing to complete the catch. 

# Jasprit Bumrah will bowl his fourth over of the innings! 

# New Zealand 10/1 (7 overs) with just two runs from the over. Williamson punched the second delivery of the over off the backfoot between backward point and cover point, completing a double. The duo could have been restricted to a single if not for a misfield by Jadeja in the deep. 

# Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl his fourth over! 

# New Zealand continue to struggle to score freely against Bumrah, with just a single off the fast-bowler's third over of the innings. Kane Williamson hit the third delivery of the over which was angling into the pads, to mid-wicket for a quick single. New Zealand 8/1 (6 overs)

# Jasprit Bumrah is set to continue with the ball having picked a wicket off his previous over! 

# New Zealand 7/1 (5 overs) with five runs from the over as Henry Nicholls gets off the mark following a back of length delivery, hitting it towards cover. Williamson and Nicholls further completed two singles and a double hitting the ball towards backward square leg and third man.  

# Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# Bumrah starts his bowling spell with two economical overs, conceding just a run off his second over as Kane Williamson gets off the mark. Williamson hit a good length delivery towards KL Rahul at point who picked the ball up quickly but failed to prevent a single. New Zealand 2/1 (4 overs)

# Skipper Kane Williamson is the next batsman in!  

# Wicket! Martin Guptill departs for 1 run off 14 deliveries as the batsmen edges the ball towards the slip cordon, with Kohli diving to his lift and completing the catch. New Zealand 1/1 (3.3 overs)

# Jasprit Bumrah to continue with the ball as India look for an early wicket! 

# New Zealand score the first run of their innings off the 17th delivery, as Martin Guptill nudged a short of length delivery towards square leg. Nicholls is yet to get off the mark at the other end having faced seven deliveries. New Zealand 1/0 (3 overs) 

# Bhuvneshwar to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# Two consecutive maiden overs for India as Jasprit Bumrah starts off with a maiden. Bumrah troubled the New Zealand openers with back of length deliveries and movement. New Zealand 0/0 (2 overs) 

# Fast-bowler Jasprit Bumrah to share the new ball! 

# Bhuvneshwar Kumar starts the innings with a maiden. India have lost their only review following the decision to review the first ball of the match, which pitched on a back of length and hit Guptill on the pads. The ball was missing leg-stump, New Zealand 0/0 (1 over)

# Pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar will bowl the opening over! 

# New Zealand openers Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls are set to kick off the innings!  

# Players from both sides are set for the national anthem ceremony!

# New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has won the toss and opted to bat against India! 

Team India is all set to battle it out against New Zealand in the first semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at the Old Trafford, Manchester on Tuesday. While the former have been defeated only once in the tournament so far resulting in them being considered favourites, the Kiwis cannot be taken lightly. 

The two outfits last faced each other in a World Cup clash back in 2003. Weather is expected to play spoilsport yet again with a reserve day for the two semi-finals as well as final in place.

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has been in good form for his side in the tournament so far, with game-changing knocks. Virat Kohli, on the other hand, has failed to build on starts and convert them into big knocks at the same level as expected. He will be looking to make his presence felt in this vital clash. 

There will also be another exciting contest on show between Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult who are considered two of the best bowlers in International cricket. The toss is also expected to play a vital role with batting first after winning the toss almost a no-brainer at the Old Trafford. 

Lineups:

India (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni(w), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah. 

New Zealand (Playing XI): Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(w), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Trent Boult.