As it happened: New Zealand beat India by 18 runs to enter final of World Cup

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Updated: Jul 10, 2019, 07:35 PM(IST)

India vs New Zealand. Photograph: AFP


First semi-final of Cricket World Cup 2019 is between India and New Zealand

Jul 10, 2019, 07:24 PM (IST)

New Zealand are in the finals!

New Zealand defeated India by 18 runs to enter the final of Cricket World Cup 2019. 

They will either face Australia or England. 

Chasing 240 runs to win, India were all-out for 221 in the last over. 

In the first innings, New Zealand scored 139 for a loss of eight wickets in a rain-hit match that which was forced into the reserve day. 

Resuming on the reserve day at 211-5, New Zealand added 28 runs from the remaining 23 deliveries. 

Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor scored half-centuries to help New Zealand post a modest total. 

Williamson won the toss on Tuesday and opted to bat at a venue where teams batting first had won all five previous matches in the tournament. 

Jul 10, 2019, 07:28 PM (IST)

49.3 | Wicket!

James Neesham to Chahal, caught out by the wicket-keeper. 

It's done as India knocked out of the tournament. 

Jul 10, 2019, 07:23 PM (IST)

49th Over

Brilliant over by Ferguson. It's a game changing over for New Zealand. 

Two wickets and India lost all the hopes. 

Jul 10, 2019, 07:22 PM (IST)

48.6 | Wicket!

Chahal out.

Ferguson to Chahal, bowled. 

Next batsman is Jasprit Bumrah. 

Jul 10, 2019, 07:19 PM (IST)

48.3 | Wicket!

Dhoni run out. 

He tried to take two runs but a brilliant throw by Martin Guptill and Dhoni has to depart. 

He scored 50 off 72. 

Next batsman is Chahal. 

Jul 10, 2019, 07:16 PM (IST)

48th Over

Trent Boult's last over.

6 runs off this over and he took a massive wicket of Jadeja also. 

His bowling figure for the match is 10-2-42-2. 

Jul 10, 2019, 07:13 PM (IST)

47.5 | Wicket!

Jadeja out.

Trent Boult to Jadeja, caught out by Kane Williamson.

He scored 77 off 59 balls. 

Next batsman is Bhuvneshwar Kumar. 

Jul 10, 2019, 07:08 PM (IST)

47th Over

Matt Henry's last over of the match.

His bowling figure of the game ended with 10-1-37-3.

In his last over, he gave 5 runs. 

India need 37 runs in 18 balls. 

Jul 10, 2019, 07:05 PM (IST)


The required run rate is 11.18. 

Jul 10, 2019, 07:03 PM (IST)

46th Over

Boult's 9th over and he gave 10 runs from this over. 

India need 42 runs in 24 balls. 

Jul 10, 2019, 06:58 PM (IST)

45th Over

Ferguson's 9th over.

10 runs from this over. 

Jul 10, 2019, 06:53 PM (IST)

44th Over

Neesham's 7th over.

7 runs from this over. 

From here,India need 62 runs in 36 balls. 

Jul 10, 2019, 06:48 PM (IST)

43rd Over

Ferguson's 8th over of the match.

He gave 3 runs. 

Jul 10, 2019, 06:44 PM (IST)

42nd Over

James Neesham's 6th over. 

9 runs from this over. 

Jul 10, 2019, 06:43 PM (IST)

Fifty up for Jadeja!


Ravindra Jadeja scored half-century. A crucial knock by this fella but the job is not done yet. 

Jul 10, 2019, 06:37 PM (IST)

41st Over

Mitchell Santner's last over and his bowling figure for this match ended with 10-2-34-2. 

9 runs from this over. 

Jadeja hit a massive six on the fifth ball of the over. 

Jul 10, 2019, 06:34 PM (IST)

40th Over

The score is 150/6. 

Ferguson's 7th over and total 9 runs from this over. 

A boundary on the first ball of the over from Jadeja's bat. 

India need 90 runs in 60 balls. 

Jul 10, 2019, 06:30 PM (IST)

39th Over

Mitchell Santner's 9th over.

A big over for Team India here.

A big six from Jadeja's bat on the 4th ball of the over. 

Jul 10, 2019, 06:29 PM (IST)

38th Over


Matt Henry's penultimate over. 

5 runs from this over. 

Jul 10, 2019, 06:21 PM (IST)

37th Over

Another good over by Mitchell Santner. 

Just 3 runs from this over. 

Jul 10, 2019, 06:20 PM (IST)

36th Over

Matt Henry comes back into the attack.

Williamson is calling all death-over bowlers as he is desperate for more wickets. 

Jul 10, 2019, 06:19 PM (IST)

35th Over

Mitchell Santner comes back into the attack. 

5 runs from his over. 

Jul 10, 2019, 06:05 PM (IST)

33rd Over

James Neesham comes back into the attack. 

9 runs from this over. 

Jadeja hit a giant sixer on the third ball of the over and India crossed 100-run mark. 

Jul 10, 2019, 06:03 PM (IST)

32nd Over

Trent Boult is back into the attack. 

3 rund from this over. 

Williamson has called him back as he is looking for more wickets. 

Jul 10, 2019, 05:56 PM (IST)

31st Over

Another brilliant over by Mitchell Santner. 

He gave 2 runs and took the most crucial wicket at this moment. 

Jul 10, 2019, 05:50 PM (IST)

30.3 | Wicket!

Spinner Mitchell Santner struck again. 

Hardik Pandya out. 

He scored 32 runs off 62 balls.

Next batsman is Ravindra Jadeja. 

Jul 10, 2019, 05:48 PM (IST)

30th Over

The score is 92/5.

James Neesham comes back into the attack. 

7 runs from this over. 

Jul 10, 2019, 05:42 PM (IST)

29th Over

Mitchell Santner's 5th over. 

2 rund from this over. 

Jul 10, 2019, 05:41 PM (IST)

28th Over

Ferguson's 6th over. 

Just 1 run off this over. 

Jul 10, 2019, 05:35 PM (IST)

27th Over

Santner's 4th over and he gave 2 runs in this over. 

Jul 10, 2019, 05:29 PM (IST)

25th Over


2 runs from the over. 

This is Santner's third over. 

Jul 10, 2019, 05:25 PM (IST)

24th Over

James Neesham's third over.

4 runs from this over. 

Jul 10, 2019, 05:22 PM (IST)

23rd Over

Brilliant over by Mitchell Santner. 

Back-to-back maiden overs and this one was a wicket maiden. 

Jul 10, 2019, 05:21 PM (IST)

22.5 | Wicket!

Mitchell Santner broke the partnership between Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant as he dismissed the later one. 

Pant scored 32 runs before losing his wicket to Santner. 

Santner to Pant, caught out by Colin de Grandhomme. 

Next batsman is MS Dhonu and all eyes are on him. 

Jul 10, 2019, 05:17 PM (IST)

22nd Over

James Neesham's second over. 

1 run from this one. 

Jul 10, 2019, 05:15 PM (IST)

21st Over

Mitchell Santner comes into the attack. 

It's a maiden. Good start by the spinner. 

Jul 10, 2019, 05:14 PM (IST)


Time for some stats...

Jul 10, 2019, 05:10 PM (IST)

20th Over

James Neesham comes into the attack.

8 runs from this over.

These two batsmen are showing positive intent to soak in the pressure. They are taking singles and rotating the strikes. 

Jul 10, 2019, 05:05 PM (IST)

19th Over

Ferguson's 4th over.

He has been brilliant in middle overs throughout the tournament. In the middle overs, he has taken most wickets. 

2 runs from this over. 

Jul 10, 2019, 05:04 PM (IST)

18th Over

De Grandhomme's second over. 

9 runs from this over. 

Jul 10, 2019, 04:55 PM (IST)

17th Over

Lockie Ferguson's 3rd over.

4 runs from this over. 

Jul 10, 2019, 04:50 PM (IST)

16th Over

Colin de Grandhomme comes into the attack. 

Two singles and 1 double in this over. 

Jul 10, 2019, 04:42 PM (IST)

15th Over

Ferguson's second over.

1 rund from this one.

Now, it's time for the drinks break. 

Jul 10, 2019, 04:40 PM (IST)

14th Over

Matt Henry continues from one end. 

Pandya hit a boundary on the cover-point on the 3rd ball of the over. 

5 runs from the over. 

These two have soaked some of the pressure but they have an uphill task to do. 

Jul 10, 2019, 04:36 PM (IST)

13th Over

Lockie Ferguson to comes into the attack. 

2 runs from his 1st over of the match. 

Jul 10, 2019, 04:34 PM (IST)


James Neesham dropped an easy catch, a lifeline for Pant. 

Jul 10, 2019, 04:31 PM (IST)

12th Over

The pacers are continuing, it's Matt Henry's 6th over. 

New Zealand skipper wants wickets here to put more pressure on Indian batting unit. 

5 runs from this over. 

Jul 10, 2019, 04:26 PM (IST)

11th Over

Hardik Pandya opened his innings with boundary.

6 runs from this over. 

Jul 10, 2019, 04:23 PM (IST)

10th Over

Matt Henry's 5th over and again a brilliant one. He took a wicket and gave 5 runs. 

On the second ball, a beautiful cover drive by wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant that went all the way to four runs. It's a big opportunity for this young fella. 

But Karthik's wicket will hurt the Indians. 

The first Powerplay of the game was completely dominated by the Kiwis. 

Jul 10, 2019, 04:21 PM (IST)

9.6  | Wicket!

Dinesh Karthik out...

Matt Henry to Karthik, caught out by James Neesham.

Stunning left-handed catch. 

Karthik scored 6 runs off 25 balls.

Next batsman is Hardik Pandya. 

Jul 10, 2019, 04:16 PM (IST)

9th Over

One boundary on the fifth ball of the over by Dinesh Karthik. 

Then he took two runs on the last ball. 

Total 6 runs from Boult's fifth over. 

Jul 10, 2019, 04:10 PM (IST)

8th Over

Matt Henry's 4th over.

2 singles and 1 wide, total 3 runs in this over.

India need to build partnership and slightly increase the run rate. 

Jul 10, 2019, 04:08 PM (IST)

7th Over

It's a maiden again.

New Zealand are building pressure on the batsmen as are they are looking for more wickets. 

Jul 10, 2019, 04:06 PM (IST)


Not a good sign for the Indian fans. 

Two-time champions are struggling at the moment in the game against New Zealand pacers. 

Jul 10, 2019, 04:03 PM (IST)

6th Over

A boundary from Pant's bat on the fifth ball of the over gave some relief to the Indian team.

Matt Henry's 3rd over.

He gave 4 runs. 

Jul 10, 2019, 04:01 PM (IST)

5th Over

Trent Boult's 3rd over. 

1 run from this over. 

Jul 10, 2019, 03:59 PM (IST)

4th Over

Brilliant over by Matt Henry.

He took a wicket, a crucial one and it was a wicket maiden. 

Two wicket maiden back-to-back. 

Jul 10, 2019, 03:58 PM (IST)

3.1 | Wicket!

KL Rahul out! Massive blow to the India cricket team here at this moment.

After scoring just 1 run, Rahul is walking back to the pavilion. 

Matt Henry got the breakthrough!

Next batsman is Dinesh Karthik. 

Jul 10, 2019, 03:55 PM (IST)

3rd Over

India are in big... big trouble. 

The score says it all, after three overs it is 5/2. 

Boult's 2nd over and it's a wicket maiden. 

Jul 10, 2019, 03:50 PM (IST)

2.4 | Wicket!

Kohli out!

Virat Kohli also departs on just one run.

This is a disastrous start for team India.

Trent Boult takes the wicket.


Jul 10, 2019, 03:44 PM (IST)

1.3 | Wicket!

Rohit out!

India's star opener Rohit Sharma out after scoring just one run.

Matt Henry takes the priced wicket.

Jul 10, 2019, 03:38 PM (IST)

1st over

Rohit and Rahul both score a run in the first over.

India are 2/0.

Jul 10, 2019, 03:32 PM (IST)

Indian openers KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma take the crease.

Trent Boult will bowl the first over.

Jul 10, 2019, 03:23 PM (IST)

Innings break:

New Zealand post 239/8 in 50 overs. 

Half-centuries from captain Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor helped New Zealand to a modest 239 for eight. 

Resuming on the reserve day at 211-5, New Zealand added 28 runs from the remaining 23 deliveries as Taylor top-scored with a gutsy 74.

Williamson won the toss on Tuesday and opted to bat at a venue where teams batting first had won all five previous matches in the tournament.

India's new ball pair of Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3-43) and Jasprit Bumrah, both of whom began with maiden overs, bowled with impeccable discipline while spinner Ravindra Jadeja was also very economical with the ball and characteristically superb in the field.

Yuzvendra Chahal, the only specialist spinner in India's side, conceded 63 runs in his 10 overs but claimed the important wicket of Williamson who made 67, his fourth 50-plus score of the tournament including two centuries.

India's trusted five-bowler policy nearly backfired with Hardik Pandya hobbling off the field due to a hip injury before returning to complete his full quota of 10 overs on Tuesday.

Jul 10, 2019, 03:21 PM (IST)

50th Over

Jasprit Bumrah bowled the last over. 

He gave 7 runs in the last over. 

The innings ends here.

Jul 10, 2019, 03:19 PM (IST)

49th Over

Brilliant over by Bhuvi. 

His bowling figure for the match is 10-1-43-3. 

In his last over he took two wickets and gave 7 runs. 

Jul 10, 2019, 03:17 PM (IST)

48.6 | Wicket!

Bhuvi struck again as he took Matt Henry's wicket in the same over. 

Bhuvi to Henry, caught out by Virat Kohli.

Next batsman is Trent Boult. 

Jul 10, 2019, 03:16 PM (IST)

48.1 | Wicket!

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Tom Latham, caught out by Jadeja.

Latham scored 10 runs off 11 balls. 

Next batsman is Matt Henry. 

Jul 10, 2019, 03:15 PM (IST)

48th Over

Jasprit Bumrah's penultimate over. He gave 8 runs in this over. 

And Jadeja took a wicket also. 

Jul 10, 2019, 03:14 PM (IST)

47.6 | Wicket!

Jasprit Bumrah to Ross Taylor, run out.

1 run completed but Tyalor has to depart as a brilliant direct hit by Jadeja send him back. 

Taylor scored 74 or 90 balls.

Next batsman is Mitchell Santner. 

Jul 10, 2019, 03:10 PM (IST)

47th Over

Bhuvneshwar Kumar completed his 9th over, finally. 

8 runs from this over. 

Jul 10, 2019, 03:03 PM (IST)

It's bright and sunny in Manchester and the fans are hoping for a full 50-over match.

Jul 10, 2019, 02:59 PM (IST)

Ross Taylor is at the crease Tom Latham in at non-striker's end. 

Bhuvneshwar Kumar will bowl the remaining of his 9th over.

Jul 10, 2019, 02:24 PM (IST)


New Zealand team is also warming up. 

Jul 10, 2019, 02:13 PM (IST)


Indian team is practising and currently, it is not raining. 

Jul 10, 2019, 01:16 PM (IST)


The match is expected to start at 3pm IST. 

Jul 10, 2019, 12:45 PM (IST)

Hello and welcome back...

Let's begin with the weather conditions.

It is expected to be cloudy in the morning and the sun may come out when the semi-final resumes on the reserve day at 10:30am BST (3pm IST). 

Rain is expected to hit the pitch again at 12pm BST (5:30pm IST) and again by 5pm (9pm IST). 

The official site of Met Office gave a forecast for Wednesday to Friday: "Rain or showers are likely on Wednesday followed by warm humid weather on Thursday and Friday, accompanied by some heavy thundery showers."

Jul 10, 2019, 01:02 AM (IST)

We will be back with updates related to conditions and weather report on July 10 at 12:30pm IST. Till then, Good Night.

Jul 09, 2019, 11:21 PM (IST)

So far in the game...

The game has been abandoned for today and will resume tomorrow at 3pm IST. New Zealand on 211 for five against India after 46.1 overs.

Match officials waited for more than four hours while rain stopped and started before deciding to take the game to the rest day.

New Zealand won the toss and opted to bat first. 

Ross Taylor was 67 not out and Tom Latham three not out when persistent rain worsened sufficiently for the umpires to take the players off the field at 2:00pm (1300 GMT) with 23 balls of the scheduled 50 overs in the innings left.

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson had earlier made 67.

India's pacer Jasprit Bumrah led a disciplined bowling attack as in his eight overs, he took 1 wicket and gave 25 runs. 

Jul 09, 2019, 10:56 PM (IST)


The game has been abandoned for the day and will resume tomorrow at 3pm IST. 

Stay connected with us to get live updates tomorrow. 

New Zealand will come out to bat as they have 23 balls left in the game and a full 50-over match will happen. 

But if the match gets washed out tomorrow as well, India would reach the final owing to their better finish in the 10-team group stage. 

Jul 09, 2019, 10:29 PM (IST)

Oh, God! It is raining again.

The covers are back on the pitch. 

It's is going to be a long day...

Jul 09, 2019, 10:10 PM (IST)

Well, well... the rain has been stopped and super soppers are clearing the water. 

The umpires are inspecting the outfield... hope, the match starts soon...

Jul 09, 2019, 09:02 PM (IST)


The umpires will try everything they can to complete the game today. To finish the game today, India need to play at least 20 overs. 

If a game is unable to be completed today then play will resume tomorrow with the objective to get as full a game as possible. 

Jul 09, 2019, 08:22 PM (IST)


The ground-staff is at the work...

Jul 09, 2019, 06:55 PM (IST)


The complicated calculations...

Jul 09, 2019, 06:47 PM (IST)


The ground-staff are pulling more covers. It's not a good news as the rain has become heavy at the moment. 

Jul 09, 2019, 06:38 PM (IST)

Rain stopped the play!

The game has been stopped. It was drizzling but now the rain has become too heavy. 

Players have gone back to their respective dressing rooms. 

Jul 09, 2019, 06:36 PM (IST)

46th Over

7 runs from Jasprit Bumrah's 8th over. 

Virat Kohli is not pleased as there was a misfielding on the 4th ball. 

Jul 09, 2019, 06:31 PM (IST)

45th Over

Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes back into the attack. 

Quite an eventful over it was...

On the first ball of the over, Bhuvi appealed for an lbw dismissal of Ross Taylor and on-field umpire approved it but New Zealand decided to go upstairs, which turned out to be the right decision. 

The ball's impact was outside the line and Taylor got a lifeline. 

But Colin de Grandhomme in this over departed and this will hurt the Kiwis. 

Jul 09, 2019, 06:26 PM (IST)

44.4 | Wicket!

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Colin de Grandhomme, caught out by the wicket-keeper MS Dhoni. 

He scored 16 runs off 10 balls. 

Next batsman is Tom Latham. 

Jul 09, 2019, 06:20 PM (IST)

44th Over

A big over for New Zealand...

18 runs from this over. 

It's Chahal's last over of the match and his bowling figure was 10-0-63-1. 

Jul 09, 2019, 06:15 PM (IST)

43rd Over

Hardik Pandya's final over.

He gave 9 runs in this over.

Pandya's bowling figure for this match ended with 0-0-55-1. 

Jul 09, 2019, 06:13 PM (IST)

42nd Over

Yuzvendra Chahal comes back into the attack to bowl his penultimate over.

8 runs from this over... and for the first time in this match, the run rate has gone above 4. 

Currently the run per over is 4.13 and with this rate, New Zealand are expected to score 203 score. 

Jul 09, 2019, 06:09 PM (IST)

41st Over

Another good over by Pandya.

Gave 7 runs in this over and took an important wicket also. 

Jul 09, 2019, 06:06 PM (IST)

40.6 | Wicket!

Hardik Pandya got James Neesham's wicket. 

Neesham was trying to hit big shots to push the run rate but lost his wicket after scoring 12 runs off 18 balls. 

Pandya to Neesham, caught out by Dinesh Karthik.

Next batsman is Colin de Grandhomme. 

Jul 09, 2019, 05:58 PM (IST)

40th Over

The score is 155/3. 

4 runs came from this over. 

Jul 09, 2019, 05:56 PM (IST)

39th Over

Bhuvneshwar's 7th over.

two doubles and two singles in this over. 

Jul 09, 2019, 05:50 PM (IST)

38th Over

Hardik Pandya's 8th over.

5 runs from this iver.

There was also an opportunity to dismiss James Neesham but Rohit Sharma was unable to take it. 

Jul 09, 2019, 05:44 PM (IST)

37th Over

Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes back into attack. 

4 runs scored in this over. 

Jul 09, 2019, 05:43 PM (IST)

36th Over

A good by Chahal here...

He took a crucial wicket and gave 3 runs in this over. 

Jul 09, 2019, 05:39 PM (IST)

35.2 | Wicket!

Chahal got a massive breakthrough as he took Kane Williamson's wicket. 

Chahal to Williamson, caught out by Ravindra Jadeja. 

Williamson tried for a shot over the covers but after the outside edge, the ball went straight towards point, as Jadeja grabbed it easily. 

Williamson scored 67 runs and next batsman is James Neesham. 

Jul 09, 2019, 05:36 PM (IST)

35th Over

8 runs from Jadeja's final over.

His bowling figure for this game ended with 10-0-34-1. 

Jul 09, 2019, 05:32 PM (IST)

34th Over

3 runs from Bumrah's 6th over.

Kohli is definitely looking from more wickets. He knows what Williamson is capable of, he can accelerate the innings at any given time. 

Jul 09, 2019, 05:23 PM (IST)

33rd Over

Jadeja's penultimate over and he gave 1 run. 

It's time for the drinks break. 

Jul 09, 2019, 05:21 PM (IST)

32nd Over

Jasprit Bumrah comes back into the attack. 

Just 1 run from this over. 

Kohli is looking for wickets as an opportunity also came on the 3rd ball of the over but missed by the wicket-keeper. 

Ross Taylor survived a scare here...

Jul 09, 2019, 05:18 PM (IST)

31st Over

7 runs from this over.

It's Pandya's seventh over. 

The New Zealand batsman are opening their hands and they are trying to hit big shots. 

Jul 09, 2019, 05:15 PM (IST)

30th Over

The score is 113/2.

It's Chahal's 7th over and 8 runs came in this over. 

Jul 09, 2019, 05:11 PM (IST)

Fifty for Williamson!

The Kiwi skipper brings up his half-century.

He reached his fifty in 79 balls.

It's his 39th ODI fifty. 

Jul 09, 2019, 05:09 PM (IST)

29th over

Hardik Pandya's sixth over.

Just five runs off this over.

Jul 09, 2019, 05:02 PM (IST)

28th Over

A slightly better over for New Zealand here...

It's Chahal's 6th ov er. 

10 runs from this over. 

Jul 09, 2019, 05:01 PM (IST)

27th Over

Hardik Pandya comes back into attack. 

4 singles from this over. 

Jul 09, 2019, 04:54 PM (IST)

26th Over

3 runs from Chahal's 5th over.

Economical bowling by the spinners. 

In previous 10 overs, New Zealand scored 10 runs. 

Jul 09, 2019, 04:51 PM (IST)

25th Over

This is Jadeja's 8th over and he gave 1 run in this over. 

Jul 09, 2019, 04:50 PM (IST)

24th Over

Both the spinners have stopped run flow. 

3 rund from Chahal's 4th over. 

Jul 09, 2019, 04:50 PM (IST)


23rd Over

Jadeja's 7th over.

2 runs added to NZ score. 

Jul 09, 2019, 04:47 PM (IST)

22nd Over

Chahal bowled his 3rd over. 

3 runs from this over. 

Jul 09, 2019, 04:45 PM (IST)

21st Over

Jadeja's 6th over.

Just 1 run from here.

He has been brilliant so far in this game. 

Jul 09, 2019, 04:38 PM (IST)

20th Over

The score is 73/2. 

Chahal's 2nd over and he gave 3 runs in this over. 

Jul 09, 2019, 04:35 PM (IST)

19th Over

Brilliant over by Jadeja. 

He took a crucial wicket and gave just 1 run. 

Jul 09, 2019, 04:33 PM (IST)

18.2 | Wicket!

Ravindra Jadeja got the breakthrough.

Jadeja to Henry Nicholls, bowled. 

He scored 28 runs off 51 balls. 

Next batsman is Ross Taylor. 

Jul 09, 2019, 04:31 PM (IST)

18th Over

Yuzvendra Chahal comes into the attack. 

8 runs fromt his over. 

Jul 09, 2019, 04:21 PM (IST)

16th Over

Otherwise it was a maiden but Pandya gave two extras. 

FYI, no rains yet which is a good news...

Jul 09, 2019, 04:17 PM (IST)


Williamson has been leading from the front....

Jul 09, 2019, 04:15 PM (IST)

15 over

After drinks break, Jadeja bowls his 3rd over. 

7 runs from this over. 

Jul 09, 2019, 04:10 PM (IST)

14th Over

Fifty up for New Zealand. 

8 runs from Pandya's 3rd over. 

Before this over, Rohit and Virat were talking to Pandya about bowling strategy, they definitely need some strategy if they seek to take wickets.

On the other hand, both the batsmen, Williamson and Nicholls are holding up. 

Jul 09, 2019, 04:06 PM (IST)

12th Over

Jadeja's second over and the Kiwis scored 6 runs in this over. 

Jul 09, 2019, 04:04 PM (IST)

12th Over

Four runs from Hardik's second over.

One boundary on the 4th ball of the over by Kane Williamson. 

Jul 09, 2019, 03:55 PM (IST)

11th Over

Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack.

Good news for team India here is that the ball is turning.

7 runs from this over. 

Jul 09, 2019, 03:49 PM (IST)

10th Over

All-rounder Hardik Pandya comes onto attack.

He gave 4 runs in this over. 

The first Powerplay was slightly dominated by team India as the bowlers were not giving any opportunity to hit big shots. 

Jul 09, 2019, 03:39 PM (IST)

8th over

Bumrah's 4th over and he gave 8 runs in this over. 

Including a boundary on the last ball of the over. 

Jul 09, 2019, 03:35 PM (IST)

7th over

Bhuvneshwar Kumar's fourth over in partnership with Bumrah.

New Zealand manage to score two runs.


Jul 09, 2019, 03:30 PM (IST)

6th over

Third over for Jasprit Bumrah.

He just gives one run off the over.

Jul 09, 2019, 03:26 PM (IST)

5th over

The Kiwis finally score more than just one run in an over since the start.

Five runs off Bhuvneshwar Kumar's 3rd over.

Jul 09, 2019, 03:23 PM (IST)

4th over

Jasprit Bumrah delivers another tight over.

Just one run for the Kiwis and they lose an opener in Guptill.

Jul 09, 2019, 03:19 PM (IST)

3.3 | Wicket!

Martin Guptill departed after scoring 1 run.

Bumrah to Guptill, caught out by Virat Kohli.

What a stunning catch by it was... brilliant...

Next batsman is the skipper himself, Kane Williamson. 

Jul 09, 2019, 03:16 PM (IST)

3rd Over

New Zealand open their account as Martin Guptill took the first run. 

Just 1 run off this over.


Jul 09, 2019, 03:10 PM (IST)

2nd Over

Jasprit Bumrah is into attack as he is bowling from the other end.

Another maiden.

Jul 09, 2019, 03:07 PM (IST)

1st Over

1st ball of the innings and huge wicket appeal by Bhuvi. It was denied by the on-field umpire but Virat decided to go upstairs but it was missing the leg-stumps.

India lost the review...

Although a good over by Bhuvi... It's a maiden. 

Jul 09, 2019, 03:02 PM (IST)

Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls are at the crease to open the innings and Bhuvneshwar Kumar opened the bowling innings. 

The match has started...

Jul 09, 2019, 02:33 PM (IST)


New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to bat under overcast skies at Old Trafford. 

The 2015 finalists made a change, bringing in a fit-again Lockie Ferguson, their leading wicket-taker in the tournament, and leaving out fellow quick bowler Tim Southee.

"It looks like a good surface," New Zealand captain Kane Williamson said.

"Always a toss up with the overheads but I’m not sure this is around all day so we need to do the job first up.

"We have a great opportunity today against a great side in India and we’ll be looking for an improved performance, as we do in all our matches."

Twice champions India also made a change to the side that beat Sri Lanka in their final group match, bringing in Yuzvendra Chahal in place of fellow wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav.

"We would have batted first, it's a good surface, nice and hard, it’s not moist or anything," India skipper Virat Kohli said.

"We’ve played really good cricket in Manchester, two really good game, it’s just about doing the same things again."

India and New Zealand are playing each other for the first time in this year's tournament after the group match between the sides in Nottingham was washed out.

Tuesday's game is a repeat of the semi-final of the 2008 Under-19 World Cup in which a Kohli-led India defeated a Williamson-captained New Zealand in Kuala Lumpur.

Playing XI:

New Zealand: 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

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

Jul 09, 2019, 02:04 PM (IST)

Watch: Virat's pre-match press conference

In the media address, Kohli said, "Decision making will be crucial. Both teams are experienced enough to have played these games."

Jul 09, 2019, 01:57 PM (IST)

What if match gets abandoned?

In case the match gets washed out, reserve days will be in place for both semi-finals and final of the tournament.

The semi-finals of the tournament will be played between India-New Zealand and Australia-England. 

Reserve days for the semi-finals and final:
Semi-final 1: India vs New Zealand -July 10
Semi-final 2: England vs Australia -July 12
Final: Winner SF1 vs Winner SF2 - July 15

Jul 09, 2019, 01:25 PM (IST)


India vs New Zealand

Jul 09, 2019, 01:05 PM (IST)


the weather is expected to get drier in the afternoon but it's going to be humid as well and overcast.  

The official site of Met Office gave a forecast for Tuesday's weather, it published, "Much of Cumbria and Lancashire will have patchy rain on and off throughout the day. Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire will be rather cloudy but avoid most of the rain. Maximum temperature 20 °C.

The rain is expected to affect the crucial first hour of the match, according to the weather report.

So far in the tournament, teams batting first have won each of the five games played at Old Trafford. Considering the conditions, both captains will look to bat first.

Jul 09, 2019, 01:02 PM (IST)


In World Cup history, both the teams have played a total of eight matches. India won three and New Zealand four, one got abandoned. 

It is ironic that India's only washout in the group came against New Zealand, who had beaten the two-time champions in a warm-up game in May. 

Jul 09, 2019, 01:00 PM (IST)


India: Virat Kohli (c), Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav

New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), Tom Blundell (wk), Mitchell Santner, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Colin Munro, Ish Sodhi, Henry Nicholls, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Jimmy Neesham

Jul 09, 2019, 12:58 PM (IST)


Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team face Kane Williamson's side in the first semi-final of Cricket World Cup 2019 on Tuesday. 

Two-time champions India and 2015 runners-up New Zealand will leave no stone unturned when they will battle for a finale berth at Manchester's Old Trafford cricket stadium. 

India topped the group stage with seven wins from nine matches, while New Zealand limped into the last four after three successive defeats.  

Jul 09, 2019, 12:42 PM (IST)

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