Rain stops play in India-New Zealand semifinal

MANCHESTER: New Zealand were 211 for five against India in 46.1 overs when rain stopped play in the first World Cup semifinal, here Tuesday.

New Zealand, after electing to bat, endured a sluggish start before Ross Taylor took the Kiwis past 200-run mark with an unbeaten 67-run knock.

On a difficult pitch, skipper Kane Williamson scored 67 off 95 balls.

Brief Scores:

New Zealand: 211 for 5 in 46.1 overs. (R Taylor 67 batting, K Williamson 67, Henry Nicholls 28; J Bumrah 1/25, B Kumar  1/30). (AGENCIES)