ICC WC 1st semi-final: India suffer batting collapse chasing 240 against New Zealand

ICC WC 1st semi-final: India suffer batting collapse chasing 240 against New Zealand

Citizens Voice tv (Lodon) India lost four early wickets with Rohit Sharma, captain Virat Kohli, KL Rahul and Dinesh Karthik for chasing the 240 targets by New Zealand in the semi-final at Old Trafford, Manchester on Tuesday.

Opener Rohit Sharma was removed by Matt Henry after putting only a single run on the scoreboard in four balls with captain Virat Kohli also following him with only one run.

On the other hand, KL Rahul who also went after scoring a single run was dismissed by New Zealand’s Trent Boult.

Ross Taylor top-scored with 74 as New Zealand reached 239 for eight in 50 overs on the reserve day of the rain-interrupted World Cup semi-final against India on Wednesday.

The Black Caps, who resumed on their overnight score of 211-5 in 46.1 overs after rain halted play on Tuesday, scored 28 in remaining 23 deliveries at Old Trafford.

Skipper Kane Williamson made 67 for New Zealand after they elected to bat first.

Paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar claimed three wickets as India were left needing 240 to reach the final against England or Australia at Lord´s on July 14.

The match started at 02:30 PM Pakistan Standard Time (PST).

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