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World Cup semi-final: New Zealand's opening woes continue as Guptill departs on 1

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jul 9, 2019, 3:41 pm IST
Updated Jul 9, 2019, 3:50 pm IST
New Zealand were able to post only one hundred-run opening stand in their last nine matches.
New Zealand opener Martin Guptill. (Photo: Cricket World Cup/Twitter)
 New Zealand opener Martin Guptill. (Photo: Cricket World Cup/Twitter)

Mumbai: New Zealand fail to build an opening stand yet again in the ICC World Cup 2019. Bumrah continuing his scintillating form, struck early for India to dismiss Martin Guptill for 1 run.

New Zealand were able to post only one hundred-run opening stand in their last nine matches. Apart from a 137-run opening partnership against Sri Lanka, the  Kiwis have failed to get off a flying start in rest of the tournament. ICC World Cup 2019's official Twitter account also tweeted about New Zealand's opening woes in the mega-event.

 

Martin Guptill was in phenomenal form in previous edition of the World Cup. However, the right-hander has failed to leave a mark in World Cup 2019. He has gathered 167 runs in the tournament at an average of 20.87.

Harsha Bhogle also pointed out New Zealand's inefficiency to build a stable opening stand in the World Cup.

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