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New Zealand 211-5 v India as rain stops play in World Cup semifinal

New Zealand 211-5 v India as rain stops play in World Cup semifinal

Ross Taylor was 67 not out and Tom Latham three not out when persistent rain worsened sufficiently for the umpires to take the players off the field at 2:00 pm (1300 GMT).

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson had earlier made 67 after winning the toss, with Jasprit Bumrah (1-25 off eight overs) leading a disciplined India bowling attack.There are an additional two hours’ playing time in which to complete the match on Tuesday and a reserve day has also been scheduled for Wednesday.

But the reserve day will only come into operation if the minimum 20 overs-per-side match needed for a result under the Duckworth-Lewis method for rain-affected games cannot be finished on Tuesday.

In that case, the match would continue Wednesday from where it left off rather be re-started.

India or New Zealand will face the winners of Thursday’s second semi-final between hosts England and reigning champions Australia in the July 14 final at Lord’s.