Semifinal 1 between India and New Zealand has been spoiled by rain, after the domination of Indian bowlers. The bowlers were performing exceptionally well and didn’t let Kiwi batsmen dominate. Unfortunately, the match stopped due to rain. Ground and pitch were covered and everyone was waiting for the rain to stop, but due to heavy rain ICC decided to resume the game on reserve day i.e Wednesday.
Kiwis batting stumbled-
After winning the toss, New Zealand decided to bat first. But this decision didn’t turn in their favor. The batting line up of Kiwi stumbled, moreover opening batsmen failed to provide momentum.
Martin Guptill who is a menacing batsman failed to hit. After acing 14 balls he succumbed to one of the best bowlers of the current scenario, Bumrah. Whereas on the other side, Henry Nicholls wasted many balls. He managed to score 28 off 51 balls and later lost his wicket to Jadeja.
“Willamson- Taylor” a must needed partnership-
After losing two quick wickets, captain Kane Williamson played the captain’s knock and provided a much-needed momentum to his team by scoring 67 runs. On the other hand, Ross Taylor didn’t disappoint his fan and supporters. With 67 not out, he was playing until the rain stopped the game.
Bowlers- “The backbone of India”
This World cup is highly dominated by Indian bowlers. Till now bowlers have taken 74 wickets in this world cup. They have changed the perception of “cricket is batsmen game”. From Bumrah to Chahal to Mohammed Shami to Kuldeep Yadav to Bhuvi, none of them disappointed us in any way.
What if rain doesn’t stop?
The match was stopped after 46.1 overs when NZ scored 211 for 5. If the rain doesn’t stop, then India will reach the finals due to more points.
If New Zealand doesn’t complete its 50 overs due to rain, then the DL method will be applied and the revised target for India would be 237 runs in 46 overs.
If the game reduces to 20 overs, then the target for India would be 148 runs.
There are 65% chances of rain in Manchester, which can spoil the excitement of the semi.
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