Published: Wed, July 10, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Sanjay Manjrekar Tweets After Ravindra Jadeja’s Brilliant 77

Sanjay Manjrekar Tweets After Ravindra Jadeja’s Brilliant 77

If a 20 overs per side match can not be completed on Wednesday as well, India would go through to Sunday's final at Lord's on the basis of having finished first to New Zealand's fourth in the 10-team group stage.

In the same edition of world cup, India and New Zealand played each other in Nagpur on October 31, 1987.

One of the reasons why Manjrekar may have chose to block Vaughan is because the latter had continued to take a potshot at the former India cricketer even on Tuesday by routinely referring to his "bits and pieces" remarks.

Martin Guptill was the man out for 1, the out-of-form opener edging Jasprit Bumrah to Virat Kohli for a head-high catch at second slip.

Australia will play England in the other semifinal in Birmingham, after falling in an upset to a South Africa side who finally showed what they were capable of, though far too late to make up for a disappointing Cup campaign.

Kulpdeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal both enjoyed success in that series as well, so it remains to be seen if that will influence selection decisions for the semi-final.

Batting first has become an increasingly successful tactic at the World Cup in general and at Old Trafford in particular, where it's been part of the winning strategy featured in all five previous games on the ground.

"Hopefully he can do that again against India on Tuesday".

The X-Factor of Jimmy Neesham and Colin de Grandhomme in the middle order, with bat and ball alike, could be a quiet key to the clash, while on the bowling side, it's likely to fall on Trent Boult or Lockie Ferguson to take apart the Indian top order, which will require them to.

Four years after becoming world champions for the first time, India hosted the 1987 World Cup and met New Zealand twice in the group stage. The Proteas batted like they didn't in the entire tournament and put an impressive score of 325/6 on the board in their innings.

New Zealand finished fourth in the 10-team group stage and only edged out Pakistan from a place in the knockout stages on net run-rate.

New Zealand will play India at Old Trafford, Manchester on 9th July in the first semifinal. Jadeja perished for 77 from 59 balls, hitting 4 sixes and as many boundaries.

New Zealand might have the wood on India in World Cups overall.

The challenge for New Zealand?

Editorial team of CricketCountry.

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