Image Courtesy: Cricket World Cup
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World Cup: Twitterverse Has Nominations For The 'best Dressed Award' Of The India-New Zealand Semifinal

Written By Karthik Nair | Mumbai | Published:

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  • India is battling against New Zealand in the first semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Old Trafford in Manchester
  • Just as it was predicted, the weather gods intervened and rain played a spoilsport at the backend of the New Zealand innings
  • There was an Indian fan and a New Zealand fan who had come to the ground in their own unique outfit

India is battling against New Zealand in the first semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Old Trafford in Manchester. The Men In Blue will be eyeing their fourth World Cup final appearance while the Black Caps will be hoping for a second consecutive summit clash appearance. Just as it was predicted,  the weather gods intervened and rain played a spoilsport at the backend of the New Zealand innings. As the players left the field, the Kiwis  were 211/5 after the end of 46.1 overs.

Nonetheless, despite the rain interruption, there were some standout moments in this contest. There was an instance of former Australian skipper Steve Waugh reliving his team's 1999 triumph when the tournament was last played in England & Wales. Apart from that, there was another moment and it featured a best dressed contest. Yes, you have heard it right. There was an Indian fan and a New Zealand fan who had come to the ground in their own unique outfit. 

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The image of the two passionate cricket fans was posted by Cricket World Cup on their official Twitter handle with a caption 'Who do you think deserves the #CWC19 Best Dressed award?'

The netizens who were already annoyed due to the rain interruption came forward with some hilarious memes. Take a look.

Earlier, before the rain made its presence felt, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to bat first. The Kiwis got off to a slow start and also suffered an early setback as Martin Guptill was dismissed just when the pressure of the initial spell got the better of him. Williamson and Henry Nicholls then added 69 runs for the second wicket stand. The Black Caps skipper scored a 95-ball 67 before he was dismissed by Yuzvendra Chahal. Post Williamson's dismissal, veteran batsman Ross Taylor anchored the innings.

The Indian bowlers applied the pressure on the batsmen and made sure that the run-scoring was not easy. Taylor remained unbeaten on an 89-ball 67 while Tom Latham was unbeaten at 3.

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