The most awaited time has arrived. After completing the group stage, the big stage organized the first semifinal between India and New Zealand. Both teams are locking horns at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. That is a high-profile clash. Both teams are the big horses of the tournament. But on the occasion of the first semifinal, on-field umpire Rod Tucker has achieved a milestone in the first semifinal.
100 ODI of Tucker:
This is a high-voltage clash. Both teams are rivals in the ICC knockout stage. India has always been a bit unlucky in the ICC tournaments against New Zealand. In the 2019 World Cup semifinal, India and New Zealand locked horns. India got heartbroken in the last. India won the match. That was the most disappointing moment of that World Cup edition.
In this semifinal, on-field umpire Rod Tucker achieved a milestone. He is umpiring the 100th ODI match of his career. That is a huge achievement. Tucked umpired his first ODI match back in 2009. Now, in this match, they have the reached 100th ODI in the big stage of the World Cup. That is a big moment for him. He was also the umpire of the 2015 World Cup. even in the 2019 World Cup, he was the umpire.
Along with him, England’s Richard Illingworth will be the other field umpire. He was also the umpire of the India vs. New Zealand semifinal match in the 2019 World Cup. India faced a defeat of 18 runs and was knocked out of the tournament. For this clash between India and New Zealand, Joel Wilson will be the third umpire and Adrian Holdstock will be the fourth umpire. Andy Pycroft will be playing the role of the match referee.
IND vs. NZ Clash:
The crucial match of the tournament is here. India and New Zealand are locking horns at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. After winning the toss, Rohit Sharma opted to bat first. India started excellently. Skipper Sharma was leading the team from the front. He played a knock of 47 runs in just 29 balls. The innings consisted of 4 boundaries and 4 over-boundaries. That set the base of India’s innings. Another opener, Shubman Gill perfectly accompanied him. He is batting on 21 runs. Virat Kohli joined the field after Rohit’s dismissal. In the ninth over, India is 71/1.