As an alternative, the 2 groups will resume play in Manchester on Wednesday morning with India favourite to face both England or Australia in Sunday’s showpiece last.
The rain delay could have pissed off each side with New Zealand, which struggled early on in its innings, starting to combat again towards the Indian bowling assault.
After dropping its first wicket with only a single run on the board, captain Kane Williamson helped regular the scenario with one other half century, whereas Ross Taylor remained unbeaten on 67 when the rain got here down.
On a gradual pitch, New Zealand could have 23 balls to face earlier than India launches it response with a full 50 overs at its disposal.
Solely two groups at this 12 months’s event have efficiently chased down a rating of over 250 and so India, with star bowler Jasprit Bumrah on the coronary heart of its assault, shall be hoping to limit its opponents to as few runs as attainable.
Whereas India arrived at Previous Trafford high of the group stage desk with eight wins from 9 and backed by 1000’s of followers, New Zealand’s arrival on the semifinal stage was quite much less spectacular.
As soon as once more it was Williamson, the captain, who provided hope for the Black Caps. One of the crucial gifted batsmen in world cricket, Williamson’s 67 allowed New Zealand to get well from a dreadfully gradual begin punctuated by the lack of wickets.
When he was lastly dismissed, the baton handed to Taylor, who remained unbeaten on the shut alongside Tom Latham.
Solely as soon as in its earlier seven makes an attempt has New Zealand progressed from the final 4 to the ultimate on the World Cup.
That was 4 years in the past when the Black Caps overcame South Africa earlier than dropping out to Australia within the last.
India, a two-time winner of the competitors, final lifted the trophy on residence soil again in 2011.