India vs New Zealand LIVE Manchester Weather today: Scattered clouds over Manchester

India vs New Zealand, Old Trafford, Manchester Weather Update, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Our reporter Aditya Bhattachrya is heading to the stadium and observes scattered clouds, but No big cloud cover like yesterday

Skies will be on the cloudy side for many today with outbreaks of rain at time, mainly in the north. Generally drier to the south with some brighter spells possible this afternoon. Feeling warm and humid, particularly in brighter spells. Maximum temperature 22 °C.

After the rain played spoilsport on Tuesday, the designated day for the 1st semi-final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between India and New Zealand had to be deferred to reserve day and the good news is that the weather forecast for Wednesday at Manchester is of clearer skies.

While rain continues to pelt down north of England, the southern part, where Old Trafford, Manchester is situated is expected to have a drier spells.

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Focusing on the match situation,  it will be picked up from where it stopped on Tuesday, meaning New Zealand will play out the remaining 3.5 overs before India begin their innings. ALSO READ: Rain pushes semi-final into reserve day with New Zealand 211/5

Incidentally, the round-robin game of the World Cup 2019 between India and New Zealand was also washed out, the game in Nottingham called off without the toss. On Tuesday in Manchester, with India having completed 46.1 overs, it began drizzling, which further picked up and transformed into heavy rainfall.

 

It might have been the big semi-final, but the narrative remained same – India’s pacers, a sluggish surface and New Zealand’s two most experienced batsmen bailing them out of trouble. Under heavy cloud cover, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah had the New Zealand batsmen struggling to score, but half-centuries from Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor held the innings together.

Both half-centuries arrived at interesting junctures – Williamson’s when New Zealand had crawled to register the slowest Powerplay of the World Cup and Taylor’s when India threatened to run away with advantage after getting Williamson’s wicket. Initially, Taylor had to grapple with the potent bowling attack that is India but looked a lot assured in the final passage of play.