India's disciplined bowling effort confined New Zealand to 211-five earlier than rain stopped play with three.Five overs of the innings left in the first Cricket global Cup semifinal at old Trafford on Tuesday.

Ross Taylor turned into unbeaten on 67 — the same rating Kiwi captain Kane Williamson was out for — and changed into starting to get on top of India's bowlers for the first time earlier than the forecast showers arrived.

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The pitch looked more and more sluggish, preventing the Black Caps from accelerating within the middle part of the innings after being tied down at eighty three-2 after 25 overs. They have been 10-1 after seven overs and simply 27-1 after 10, the lowest score via any aspect this event after the outlet Powerplay.

Jasprit Bumrah changed into especially inexpensive, getting Guptill early on — to a lifter that drew an area excessive to Virat Kohli at 2nd slip — and going off due to the rain with figures of 1-25 off eight overs.

Henry Nicholls become next to head for 28, leaving New Zealand with Williamson and Taylor — its great batsmen.

but they failed to noticeably up the run charge, with Taylor in particular frequently mistiming his photographs. Nonetheless, he hung around until the final overs and turned into unloading before the rain came.

in keeping with Accuweather, there's a forecast for showers till 10 pm Manchester time on Tuesday (2.30 AM IST, Wednesday)

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Umpires can reduce the variety of overs to the minimal of 20 in keeping with aspect, which is wanted to obtain a result.

If there may be still no result by way of close of play on Tuesday, the mathc will retain on Wednesday — the unique reserve day for the first semifinal. The reserve day is a continuation of the game, now not a restart.

If there may be no extra play on Wednesday, India would boost courtesy of completing better within the organization standings. They were first and New Zealand was fourth.

The winner plays England or Australia in the final at Lord's on Bastille Day. The second one semifinal is at Edgbaston on Thursday.

With inputs from AP

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