first_imgRain forced match officials to call off play after 46.1 overs of the New Zealand innings in the the first semi-final of the 2019 Cricket World Cup against India at Old Trafford on Tuesday. The match will resume on Wednesday, the scheduled reserve day.Play was stopped with only 3.5 overs left in the New Zealand innings. There was threat of rain before the match began. In overcast conditions, however, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to bat.Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar started off perfectly for India. The pacers did not give away a single run in the first 16 balls before Bumrah got rid of Martin Guptill.Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls shared a solid 68-run stand for the 2nd wicket and that partnership gave New Zealand hopes of a good platform in trying conditions. But Ravindra Jadeja snared Nicholls in the 19th over to dent the Black Caps again.Play to resume at 10.30 AM local time #CWC19 https://t.co/C2V5FCg1Ow BCCI (@BCCI) July 9, 2019With rain around the corner, Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor made sure New Zealand did not lose wickets in a hurry. But Taylor’s inability to rotate strike and pierce the gaps built more pressure on New Zealand and Williamson. The skipper was lured into a false shot against Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravindra Jadeja took an easy catch at point in the 36th over.(What happens on reserve day: Read More)Ross Taylor then dropped anchor and shared important stands with James Neesham and Colin de Grandhomme and New Zealand did well to cross the 200-run mark before play was stopped.advertisementAccording to ICC rules, every effort must be made to ensure there is a result on the scheduled day but if there is no time for the minimum number of overs to be bowled, the match would resume on the reserve day.On Wednesday, the match will continue at the same time, 3 PM IST. New Zealand’s score (211 for 5 in 46.1 overs) will be carried through to the reserve day.Also Read | India vs New Zealand World Cup 2019 1st Semi-final: What happens on reserve day?Also Read | World Cup 2019 semi-final: How much will India need to chase if New Zealand do not bat again?Also Seelast_img read more