India has seized early control of the first Cricket World Cup semifinal, restricting New Zealand to 27-1 after 10 overs. It was the lowest score at the end of the first powerplay this tournament.
Martin Guptill was the man out for 1, the out-of-form opener edging Jasprit Bumrah to Virat Kohli for a head-high catch at second slip. It was Guptill's fifth single-figure score this World Cup.
It took the Black Caps until the last ball of the eighth over to register their first boundary, with pacemen Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar tying the batsmen down with disciplined bowling and plenty of movement in front of a heavily pro-India crowd at Old Trafford.
Henry Nicholls was 10, and captain Kane Williamson was with him on 14. Bumrah had 1-10 off four overs....