India vs New Zealand DLS target: How many runs will Team India be required to chase as per the Duckworth Lewis method vs NZ at Old Trafford
The first semi-final of the ongoing 2019 World Cup match between India and New Zealand at The Old Trafford in Manchester has been marred by the rain Gods, with only 3.5 overs left in the first innings.
Opting to bat first after winning the Toss, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson yet again got a disappointing start from his opener Martin Guptill (1 off 14 deliveries) who got dismissed as early as in the fourth over off Jasprit Bumrah.
The Indian pace attack with the services of Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar tightened the noose right from the start, as they bowled with dead accurate line and length with the new ball. In fact New Zealand could manage only 27 runs in the first mandatory powerplay, making it the slowest powerplay for any team in the World Cup so far.
In fact they batted with a run-rate of less than four till the 41st over of the innings.
But, just when India were about to finish on a high, the rain decided to play a spoilsport.
India to get an increased target
The play was stopped after the first delivery of the 47th over, with New Zealand total huffing and puffing to 211/5. Ross Taylor (67* off 85) and wicket-keeper Tom Latham (3* off 4) were present at the crease.
The rain started pouring down heavily at 14:30 (local time), which is 7 pm Indian Standard Time. We will start losing overs only from 4 pm local time which is equivalent to 8: 30 pm IST.
Thus, if the New Zealand innings does not carry on till the end of 50 overs, India is set to get a revised target of 237 runs in 46 overs.
Moreover, in case if it turns out to be a 40-over match, India will have to chase a target of 223 in the second innings.
The authorities will make sure that they at least get a 20-over match as the worst case scenario. Thus, if a T-20 match is possible, India will have to chase down a target of 148 in 20 overs.
In case New Zealand doesn’t bat again, India’s target in
46 overs will be 237
40 overs will be 223
35 overs will be 209
30 overs will be 192
25 overs will be 172
20 overs will be 148#IndvNZ #NZvInd#CWC19 #CWC2019
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) July 9, 2019
With provisions for a reserve day as well in the knock out stage, if the match heads towards the reserve day (that is Wednesday) with a pre-decided 20 over chase today itself, it will still be a T20 match, with India to start their innings with 148 runs to achieve in 20 overs.