Reserve day needed to find winner in first Cricket World Cup semi-final
Manchester’s weather has caused havoc overnight, washing out more than half of the first Cricket World Cup semi-final between India and New Zealand.
Unlike the league phase, where four matches were completely rained out, both semi-finals and the final have reserve days, allowing the match to resume later tonight (AEDT).
The match was halted in the 47th over with New Zealand at 5-211 after they earlier won the toss and elected to bat.
After Kane Williamson was dismissed for 67, Kiwi hopes now rest with the unbeaten Ross Taylor (67*) to muster up a competitive total after India’s bowlers expertly restricted New Zealand throughout most of the first innings.
The match will resume at 7:30pm AEDT tonight.
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