Former Black Cap Peter McGlashan previews tonight's semi-final

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Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 5:52PM

It's taken them 16 years, but the Black Caps are set to - finally - complete a Cricket World Cup game against India.

Having not played against India at a World Cup since 2003 - and with rain washing out their group stage clash in Nottingham last month - the wait went on for New Zealand and Indian fans to see their sides finish a game on ODI cricket's biggest stage.

Rain hampered their semifinal showdown in Manchester today, with just 46.1 overs able to be bowled, and the Black Caps moving through to 211-5.

Former Black Cap Peter McGlashan told Heather du Plessis Allan the slow pitch was similar to what the Indian players are used to back home, which they used to their advantage.

“It seemed to be a little bit slow, when the best batsman in our team (Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor) are struggling, you know its a difficult surface to bat on."

Tune into Radio Sport for live commentary of the match, which resumes at 9.30pm.

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