World Cup India Vs New Zealand Semifinal LIVE: Battle-ready Team India Take On Defiant Kiwis In Manchester As Place In Final Beckons

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India will lock horns with New Zealand in the first semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at the Old Trafford in Manchester

Written By Koushik Narayanan | Mumbai | Updated On:

India will lock horns with New Zealand in the first semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at the Old Trafford in Manchester
Update at 23:03
3 months ago

Play suspended for the day. Weather permitting play will recommence at 10:30 am tomorrow. New Zealand will start playing from 46.1 overs and will be batting  the rest of 3.5 overs

Update at 22:54
3 months ago

No play is possible today as the match will be played tomorrow. 


Update at 22:27
3 months ago

It has started raining again. 


Update at 22:20
3 months ago

Pitch & ground inspection by umpires at 6:10 PM local time. Here are the scenarios.


Update at 21:57
3 months ago

Good news for fans as rains have stopped. The super sopers are out to dry the field. Stay tuned for further updates.  


Update at 21:11
3 months ago

 As the rain has played a spoilsport in the ongoing semi-final contest between India and New Zealand, the fans need not lose hope as we have got some good news for you.

Sun comes out. Match referee David Boon decides to finish the match today itself.

Update at 20:08
3 months ago

Can this cricket fan make his dream come true?


Update at 18:34
3 months ago

The weather gods have intervened and the play has been stopped for the the time being.

New Zealand are 211/5 in 46.1 overs.

Update a 18:22
3 months ago

Bhuvi strikes as he removes Colin de Grandhomme.

New Zealand are 200/5.

Update at 18:14
3 months ago

Ross Taylor anchoring New Zealand's innings with a solid half-century

Update at 18:03
3 months ago

Partnership broken as Jimmy Neesham is dismissed by Hardik Pandya.

J Neesham 12 (18)      c D Karthik   b Pandya 

Update at 17:56
3 months ago

Jimmy Neesham and Ross Taylor rebuild a crucial partnership as the Kiwis cross 150 runs.

At 40 overs, New Zealand are 155-3

Update at 17:35
3 months ago

Big blow for New Zealand, as skipper Kane Williamson is dismissed by Chahal.  

K. Williamson 67 (95)   c Jadeja  b Chahal   

Update at 17:12
3 months ago

Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor add 50 runs for the third wicket stand.

Update at 17:09
3 months ago

Kane Williamson's half-century stabilizes New Zealand's innings. 

New Zealand are 113/2 after 30 overs.

Update at 17:03
3 months ago

New Zealand reach 100 in the 29th over.

Kane Williamson holding one end with a solid knock of an unbeaten 45.

Update at 16:36
3 months ago

Indian bowlers keeping the Kiwi batsmen at bay.

After 20 overs, New Zealand are 73/2.

Update at 16:30
3 months ago

Ravindra Jadeja breaks a dangerous partnership as he castles Henry Nicholls.

New Zealand are 69/2.

Update at 16:12
3 months ago

At 15 overs, New Zealand are 55-1

Update at 15:57
3 months ago

New Zealand are struggling to keep the scoreboard ticking as Indian pacers keep the batsman stuck to the crease. 

At 12 overs, New Zealand are 38-1 

Update at 15:17
3 months ago

Bumrah strikes. The Kiwis were getting carried away by the pressure. Martin Guptill heads back with only a single run to his name.

New Zealand are 1/1.

Update at 15:14
3 months ago

Indian pacers making it tough for the Kiwi batsmen.

After 3 overs, New Zealand are 1/0.

Update at 15:05
3 months ago

Bhuvi starts off with a maiden over.

New Zealand are 0/0 after the first over.

Update at 14:59
3 months ago

Indian bowlers will be gunning for quick wickets as New Zealand openers make their way out to the middle

Update at 14:49
3 months ago

World Cup: India's team nomination sheet for New Zealand semifinal accessed, here's what it looks like


Update at 14:37
3 months ago

Here is Team India's Playing XI


3 months ago


Update at 14:33
3 months ago

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson wins a crucial toss and elects to bat first.



Update at 14:05
3 months ago

The players are all charged up as they battle against New Zealand for a place in the final.


Update at 13:49
3 months ago

As we are moments away from the high-octane semi-final clash, the Men In Blue have made it to the Old Trafford. 


3 months ago

The England Cricket Board has informed the BCCI that the airspace above Old Trafford will be closed when the match is in progress. 

Earlier, anti-India forces had flown private flights over the stadium during India's match against Sri Lanka with a banner that displayed provocative, anti-national message, following which BCCI raised concerns with the ICC.  

Update at 13:33
3 months ago

As India and New Zealand battle it out for a place in the final, what should the team winning the toss do first?


Update at 13:31
3 months ago

Here's what Team India's head coach Ravi Shastri had to say as the Men In Blue aim to make their fourth World Cup final appearance.


3 months ago

Dark-grey clouds loomed over the Old Trafford, hours before the contest is set to kick-off. Rains were predicted earlier towards the latter half of the match. 


3 months ago


Update at 13:03
3 months ago

Ahead of the high-octane semi-final clash between India and New Zealand, Rishabh Pant can be seen doing Rishabh Pant things.


Update at 12:46 PM
3 months ago

It seems that the players of both sides are pumped up for this blockbuster semi-final clash.


Update at 12:44 PM
3 months ago

As India lock horns against New Zealand for a place in the final, here's how Rishabh Pant might be feeling ahead of this mouth-watering contest.


Update at 12:23 PM
3 months ago

As India and New Zealand lock horns against each other in a high-octane semi-final, both the teams appear to be full of confidence.


Update at 11:31 AM
3 months ago

India's 2011 World Cup-winning skipper MS Dhoni will be playing his third consecutive World Cup semi-final.


3 months ago

Despite having a reserve day in place if the contest is washed out today, the prospect of a complete game is weak as showers are predicted for 10 July as well. According to the ICC, if the game is washed out on the reserve day as well then the team that was higher on the points table in the group stage will automatically qualify for the finals. India, sitting on top of the tournament table, thus have higher chances to qualify directly to the finals if both the days are washed out.

3 months ago

According to the British Met department, the skies are likely to remain rather cloudy throughout Tuesday. There will be the risk of the odd light shower again. A light drizzle is expected to batter Old Trafford all day. with the possibility of light showers during the evening. Maximum and minimum temperatures are forecast to be at 19-degree-Celsius and 14-degree-Celsius respectively.  

Calm before the storm: A preview of the India-New Zealand semi-final clash
3 months ago

India will be locking horns against New Zealand in the first semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at the Old Trafford in Manchester. The fans were earlier deprived of a contest between these two teams in the league stages as the match was washed away due to rain. The two teams were the only undefeated sides in the ongoing quadrennial event. The Men In Blue suffered their only defeat against the hosts England while the Black Caps who were enjoying a splendid run suffered a huge setback as they lost their last three matches against Pakistan, Australia and hosts England respectively. 

At the same time, the two teams will be meeting each other in a World Cup clash after 16 long years. If rain plays spoilsport again, there is no need to worry as the ICC has provided a reserve day. The match will restart the next day, Wednesday, at the same venue. Nonetheless, if it the rain still plays a spoilsport on the reserve day as well then the Virat Kohli-led side will move to the final because they finished higher in the group stage, 1st, as compared to New Zealand's 4th. 

Heading into this all-important clash where both teams will be battling it out for a place in the final, let's take a look at how both teams have fared in the World Cups as well as in One Day Internationals. 

Head-to-head World Cup records:

Matches Played: 8

India Won: 3

New Zealand Won: 4

No Result: 1

When it comes to head-to-head World Cup encounters, the Kiwis are ahead of the Men In Blue by a 4-3 margin. New Zealand have registered wins in 1975, 1979, 1992 and 1999 editions respectively while India have won on three occasions- twice in 1987 and once in 2003. Their league match of this edition was washed away without a ball being bowled. 

Here's what the ODI record of both sides suggests.

Head-to-head One Day International records 107

India Won: 55

New Zealand Won: 45

Tied: 1

No Result: 6 

The results are completely opposite when it comes to the overall ODI meetings between the two sides. Out of the 107 matches that both teams have played, the two-time World Champions have registered 55 victories while New Zealand have managed 45 wins. The two sides ended up making an edge-of-the-seat thriller contest in 2014 where no team won in the end. Meanwhile, there have been six instances of no result.

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