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New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat

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According to ICC's playing conditions rule 13.8.2

The ICC Match Referee is able to add a further 1 hour of Additional Extra Time (in addition to the 2 hours of extra time already available), if he/she believes that a result (see clause 16.1.1) can no longer be obtained on that day, even after using the available extra time and reducing the number of overs to be played, and that the application of the Additional Extra Time will increase the likelihood of obtaining a result on that day. For clarity, this additional extra time may also be used to allow for the completion of the Super Over.

In effect, Kaushik explains: "It is understood that the match referee will take a call on if he feels a 20-over chase is possible for India. So roughly they'll need about 80 minutes for it. He will try to do everything possible to try and get a result today. If the referee makes a call to reduce it to 20 overs for the chase, and they're not able to when it resumes tomorrow, it'll still be a 20 over chase."

Well, well, well

There is a reserve day for the semifinal clash. However, here's what ICC's 'Playing Conditions' state:

"Every effort will be made to complete the match on the scheduled day with any necessary reduction in overs taking place and only if the minimum number of overs necessary to constitute a match (minimum of 20 overs for each side) cannot be bowled on the scheduled day will the match be completed on the reserve day." "If the match has started on the scheduled day and overs are subsequently reduced following an interruption, but no further play is possible, the match will resume on the reserve day at the point where the last ball was played." "If a Super Over is required and the weather prevents it from being played on the scheduled day, it will take place on the reserve day."

Kaushik says: "The rain has gotten over. It's pelting down". The skies are dark and gloomy. Seems unlikely that New Zealand might get to resume their innings.

RAIN BREAK It has started pouring, covers have come off, the play has stopped and the players are walking back to the pavilion. New Zealand 211 for 5 in 46.1 overs. It's only a light shower through, for now.

Virat Kohli has his 'Ben Stokes' moment. In one delivery, Indian fielders concede overthrows twice. What should have been one run ends up becoming three. The Indian skipper is not impressed. Ross Taylor and Tom Latham were smart. What is your favourite miffed Virat Kohli moment?

WICKET Another one falls to the cutter. Colin de Grandhomme the victim this time. Yet again, just when New Zealand were all set to push their scoring rate, a wicket falls.

FIFTY For as painful an innings as it has been, it has held New Zealand's going together on a wicket that has at times looked very easy to bat on, and at times tricky. Nonetheless, he has brought up his fifty with a slog six off Yuzvendra Chahal.

After 41.3 overs, New Zealand have finally managed to touch the scoring rate of 4 an over, for the first time in this match.

WICKET Just as New Zealand close in on the 4-run-an-over mark, James Neesham gets a top edge and gets caught by Dinesh Karthik in long on.

Kane Williamson has thrown it away! The patience vigil has ended. Wanted to go inside out and ended up slicing it to point off the bowling of Chahal. India get a huge wicket!!!

FIFTY PARTNERSHIP Not the most attractive runs, but Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor have notched up yet another half-century stand.

FIFTY And yet again, coming to the rescue of the team after a poor start, Kane Williamson has notched up yet another half-century: his 39th ODI fifty

28.1 overs down, New Zealand bring up their 100th run. They have lost only two wickets in the process, but the scoring rate has been extremely slow.

Pandya has returned to the field and will resume bowling.

India's direct hit game hasn't been at the top. And with Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor in the middle, there is a chance lurking around at all times.

Two down - Trust Jadeja to create something just when it was needed. Started the 19th over with a fast one and on off from around the wicket. Nicholls was expecting another fast one, but Jadeja slows it down a touch. The ball spins in and crashes into the stumps. New Zealand 69 for 2

INJURY ALERT Hardik Pandya was struggling with his hamstring for some time and now, he has left the field hobbling. If he doesn't recover on time, India will struggle to fill up the fifth bowler's quota.

Predict New Zealand's score at the end of the 20th over

After a really slow start (10 for 1 in 7 overs), Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls have picked up the scoring rate (42 for no loss in 7 overs) without taking any undue risks. There isn't much on the surface for the bowlers, and suddenly without Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah in operation, it looks a much easier surface to bat on.

27 for 1 in 10 overs. This is the lowest Powerplay score in this world cup. But also, three of the four lowest powerplay scores in the tournament have come at Old Trafford, with the other being India's 28 for 1 at Edgbaston. New Zealand had scored 30 for 2 in the powerplay at the same venue against West Indies. But in the end, they went on to win that clash in a thrilling finish.

First four of the day: Nicholls drives one past cover off the final ball of the 8th over to score the first boundary. And then Kane Williamson gets one off Bhuvneshwar Kumar. New Zealand trying to break the shackles a bit.

Deepu says: Nine maidens by Bumrah is the most by a bowler in WC 2019. Next most: Jofra Archer (8)

WICKET Martin Guptill's poor form in the world cup continues. But that is to take nothing away from Jasprit Bumrah, who has bowled in probing lines and got the ball to shoot off steeply. He induced the edge off Guptill's bat for Virat Kohli to take a fine catch at slips. New Zealand 1/1.

EARLY DRAMA First ball, bang on pads, umpire says not out, six-seven players huddle around to discuss, Virat Kohli cannot resist and takes a review, ball tracker shows the delivery is going down the leg, India lose the review

Henry Nicholls and Martin Guptill have walked out to open the batting for New Zealand. Bhuvneshwar Kumar with the first new ball.

As we wait for the match to start, here's something that you can read: Ross Taylor's rejuvenated journey reaches moment of truth

QUESTION 2 Of the seven world cup semifinals New Zealand have been a part of, which has been your favourite match?

Akash says: 2015 against South Africa. Easy.

Kaushik says: As forecast, it is cloudy and nippy. Lights are on at Old Trafford.

TOSS New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat. Both teams have come in with a change each. Lockie Ferguson has come in for Tim Southee while Yuzvendra Chahal has come in for Kuldeep Yadav.

New Zealand (Playing XI): Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Trent Boult

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah

QUESTION 1: As we wait for the toss, what do you think is India's best XI for this game?

Ganesh feels, "Doesn't look like Shami is playing for India. Pant is having a long chat with Rohit and is not doing any warm-ups. Guessing Kedar could come in place of him."

Kaushik adds, "On the Black corner, looks like Nicholls will continue (and not Munro)"

Hello and welcome to the first semifinal of the ICC World Cup 2019 - to be played between India and New Zealand. Even as both teams managed to finish the round-robin stage in the top four, neither of them have managed to find their best XI. It is expected to be a cloudy day and that should help New Zealand a bit. The two teams did not face each other in the round robin stage, with their clash getting washed off. In the warm-ups New Zealand did beat India, but in the semis expect Virat Kohli's team to come harder at them.

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