The CWC 2019 semi-final game between India and New Zealand is currently underway at the Old Trafford Cricket Stadium in Manchester. After winning the toss, New Zealand elected to bat first and India had a dream start to the game as Bumrah stuck early and dented the Kiwi side with a wicket. Bowling at 138 kmph, Guptill looked to defend that one, but he got edged and taken by Virat Kohli on the third ball of the third over. As a result, Guptill was seen making way back to the pavilion on the score of 1 and became a butt of jokes on social media. India vs New Zealand Cricket Score 1st Semi Final ODI Match.
The netizens trolled Guptill with funny memes and poked fun at him. The Kiwi opener faced 14 balls before making way to the pavilion. Bumrah has been a strike bowler for India for quite a long time and once again proved his prowess with the new ball. Check out a few funny memes that were used by netizens to troll the Kiwi opener.
Bumrah ne फेंका Gola,
— Narayan Taparia (@SreesanthFC2) July 9, 2019
What a start for India! 🇮🇳
— MansionBet (@MansionBet) July 9, 2019
Double checking the scores.
Me double checking the score. 1/1 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
— Dembe Munyai (@DembeMunyai2) July 9, 2019
— Sadaf Ali (@notSadaf) July 9, 2019
Single digit dismissals.
Most dismissals in single-digit scores for an opener in a WC:
6 - Astle, 1999
5 - Astle, 1996
5 - Otieno, 2003
5 - Bray, 2003
5 - Shahriar Nafees, 2007
5 - Tamim, 2007
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) July 9, 2019
— ربيع (@rabiekaleem) July 9, 2019
The Indian team is playing their seventh semi-finals in the CWC. The Men in Blue will surely look to better their record against the Kiwis in CWC in England. Out of the three matches played between both teams in England, India lost all games. For now, Team India looks in a commanding position as the Kiwis could only get 27 runs from the first powerplay.
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