India’s dominated New Zealand with its disciplined bowling attack before intermittent rain washed out the rest of the day’s play in the first Cricket World Cup semi-final.
The 2015 finalists were 5-211 in 46.1 overs when rain forced the players off the field and match officials waited for more than four hours before deciding to take the game to its reserve day, Wednesday.
“Weather permitting, play will recommence tomorrow at 10:30am (7:30pm AEST) from the point at which it was halted,” the governing International Cricket Council said in a statement.
“New Zealand will be required to complete their 50-over innings, with India still to bat.
“Should adverse weather continue throughout the reserve day the match may be shortened. India will be required to bat for at least 20 overs to complete the match.”
The abandoned June 13 group contest between the teams was one of the record four “no-result” matches in the rain-hit tournament.
Ross Taylor will resume on 67 with Tom Latham on three after New Zealand failed to vindicate skipper Kane Williamson’s decision to bat first at Old Trafford.
See how the match has unfolded so far: