India’s disciplined bowling effort restricted New Zealand to 211-5 before rain stopped play with 3.5 overs of the innings left in the first semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at the Old Trafford on Tuesday.
Ross Taylor was unbeaten on 67 – the same score New Zealand captain Kane Williamson was out for – and Tom Latham on three not out when persistent rain worsened sufficiently for the umpires to take the players off the field.
A video has emerged on the internet where the Indian skipper Virat Kohli can be seen imitating Jasprit Bumrah while training. Kohli was seen copying Bumrah’s bowling action and celebration in Manchester.
Here’s the video:
— ICC (@ICC) July 10, 2019
From a personal viewpoint, Kohli has had an excellent outing in the ongoing World Cup. Not only has he captained the Indian team to the semi-finals, but he has also done reasonably well as a batsman. India finished the league stage on top of the table with 15 points from nine matches. The Men in Blue beat Bangladesh by 28 runs at Edgbaston to book a berth in the semis.
Prior to the semis, Kohli had amassed 442 runs at an average of 63.14 with a top score of 82 against Australia at the Kennington Oval in the league stage. He will now try to help India win the trophy and bring back the joy and jubilation of the 1983 and 2011 World Cup.