Rain Postpones First Semi-final Match

Rain Postpones First Semi-final Match

Rain Postpones First Semi-final Match

Match moved to reserved day, to continue where it left off.

The first match of the ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final between India and New Zealand has been postponed due to rain and will be continued on its reserve day. The match stopped with New Zealand scoring 211/5 off 46.1 overs. Even after four hours off the field, the umpires decided that even a 20 overs per side match - the minimum required under the DLS method - was not possible.

The match will continue where it left off with New Zealand batting, Ross Taylor having 67 not-out, and Tom Latham unbeaten on three. Kane Williamson, New Zealand’s cricket team captain, won the coin toss and opted to bat first; he also scored 67 runs. As for India, Jasprit Bumrah, who is 1/25 off eight overs, leads the bowling attack.

If, however, a 20 overs per side match cannot be completed on the reserve day, then India will win the match. This is because they are ahead of New Zealand in points based on the scoring table. No reserve days were set aside for the group matches of this World Cup which saw four games get washed out. 

Australia, the defending world cricket champions, and England will be the participants in the second semi-final match which will be held at Edgbaston on Thursday. If the same situation happens, the match will continue on Friday, its reserve day.

With the match postponed, the odds for the teams have changed with India having -476 and New Zealand having +370. To find out more about cricket odds, visit Betwala's page.

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