India took control of their Cricket World Cup semi-final against New Zealand, who laboured to 211 for 5 when rain brought a halt to proceedings in the 47th over. Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to bat first at Old Trafford, Manchester, but they toiled to 27-1 in the powerplay before Kane Williamson (67) at least attempted to push their innings on. Heavy rain and a poor outfield force the umpires to call off play. The India vs New Zealand match will resume at 3 PM IST on Wednesday (July 10). You can get live coverage of India vs New Zealand through live streaming, live TV and live cricket score. (LIVE UPDATES DAY 2| LIVE SCORECARD | SCENARIOS)
A 31-run defeat to England is all that mars a perfect record for India, and with Rohit Sharma in devastating form with the bat they would certainly be worthy finalists. New Zealand looked on course to cruise into the last four after winning five straight games, but they lost their way towards the end of the group stage and were fortunate Pakistan did not click into gear until late on.
After their sloppy batting, New Zealand - beaten finalists in 2015 - may have their work cut out to progress against 2011 champions India, who have won seven matches in the competition and are hot favourites to triumph at Old Trafford.
For the record, there have been seven completed matches between India and New Zealand in World Cup history - the Black Caps have edged it so far with four wins. However, India have recorded six victories in their last seven ODIs against New Zealand.
STAR Sports will bring the LIVE telecast of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Bangla and Malayalam.
For live streaming, go to HOTSTAR.com. The Hotstar app is a good way to enjoy the entire Cricket World Cup. For payment details, visit the Hotstar website.
To catch India vs New Zealand, Day 2, check out the STAR Sports 1, STAR Sports 1 HD, STAR Sports 2, STAR Sports 2 HD.
Apart from Star Sports in the Indian sub-continent, the India vs England match will be broadcast on Sky Sports (United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland), SuperSport (South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa), OSN (Middle East & North Africa), Fox Sports Australia and Channel 9 (Australia), Willow TV (USA), Sky TV and Prime (New Zealand), Ten Sports and PTV (Pakistan), ESPN (Caribbean), Gazi TV, Maasranga and BTV (all Bangladesh), SLRC (Sri Lanka) and Fox Network Group (China and South East Asia), Digicel (Asia Pacific), Radio Television Afghanistan (Afghanistan) and Yupp TV (Continental Europe and Central Asia).
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