Throwing his weight behind the middle-order of the team to guide the Men in Blue to victory, former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh took to Twitter to convey that the middle-order of the team should rotate the strike, get singles and move forward. Stressing on the significance of MS Dhoni and his finishing capabilities, Yuvraj hoped that Dhoni will guide the team to victory.
Here is the tweet by Yuvraj Singh:
India had a nightmare start after they lost four wickets within the first ten overs. Vice-captain Rohit Sharma was the first victim of the vicious New Zealand pace attack complimenting with the conditions of the pitch. Skipper Virat Kohli was the next to follow, as he fell for an LBW off Boult shortly followed by KL Rahul. The collapse of the top-order of India was seen for the first time in this tournament, as the dominant display of the batsmen has always driven India across any situations.
Openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul along with skipper Virat Kohli were dismissed for just one run, putting India in a very critical situation. With the threat of rains looming over Old Trafford, India are scrambling to keep the scoreboard ticking as they are crumbling under the pressure of the New Zealand bowling attack.
Earlier today, the Meteorological Department had predicted cloudy skies and showers during the latter half of the match. With play being called off on 9 July due to incessant downpour after New Zealand completed 46 overs of batting, the game was pushed into the reserve day.
India is chasing a target of 240 after New Zealand resumed play on the reserve day at 211 and went on to finish their innings at 239.