India pipped a low lying Sri Lanka by 7 wickets at Leeds courtesy Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul’s brilliant century and Jasprit Bumrah’s three wickets, to take two points from the game. The Virat Kohli led side finished with 16 points in 9 games which includes a washed out game against New Zealand. India needed South Africa to pip Australia to top the table and the Faf Du Plessis led side didn’t disappoint by scoring 325 runs after winning the toss. Australian top order failed to fire but the intent from the middle order batsmen was not enough to win the game for them. South Africa won by 10 runs and helped India top the league table after which they will be up against a low lying New Zealand in the semi-final at Manchester.
The Kane Williamson led side won the warm-up game against India by 6 wickets to take the confidence into the world cup. The two sides will now be up against each other in the knockout stage of the tournament. Considering the recent form, India looks in compact touch after two clinical victories against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka after they were hammered by England on 30th June.
New Zealand were sitting on top of the table at one stage but their three consecutive loss to Australia, England and Pakistan in the latter part of the league stage didn’t help their cause. The black caps managed to get a semi-final berth but they will have to punch above their weight to thump a confident Indian team.
What TV Channels will broadcast India vs New Zealand semi-final clash in the 2019 World Cup
The match will be available on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 1 in Hindi, Star Sports HD and DD Sports. Sky Sports NZ will broadcast the match in New Zealand.
The venue, date and timing of India vs New Zealand semi-final clash in the 2019 World Cup
The first semi-final of the world cup will take place on 9th July at Manchester. The match will be live in India from 3 PM(IST), while viewers in New Zealand can catch it from 9:30 PM(NZST).
Live streaming of India vs New Zealand semi-final clash in the 2019 World Cup
You can catch the action unfold on Hotstar mobile application or Hotstar’s website. Sky Sports will have the broadcasting rights in England.
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