New Zealand beat India to reach World Cup final

Martin Guptill’s run out of MS Dhoni changed the course of the match

The two co-hosts would meet in the final of that event, which saw Australia defend their title as they chased New Zealand's low total of 183 in just 33.1 overs.

"We spoke about the conditions during the interval, we wanted to put the ball in good areas and move the ball around and put some pressure on India, they are a world-class side", said Williamson.

"In a crunch moment like this you would think of promoting Dhoni and control the game".

India's hold on the game of cricket and the tournament of the World Cup notwithstanding, New Zealand was always capable of creating this mega-upset. And the sudden exit has in fact left the Indian players "stranded" as the players are set to be mere spectators till Sunday. Shankar himself had not been entirely convincing and an untimely toe injury meant that it was young Rishabh Pant batting at No4 in the semi-final after not being picked in the original squad. Guess, no one wants to hear the news of Mahi's retirement!

"So there are many things that we can take back as positives. It's important that feet are on the ground - and we look forward to that challenge".

But the crucial phase of the match came when Matt Henry and Trent Boult ripped through a much vaunted top order to reduce India to 24 for four in 10 overs.

Deadly tribal violence erupts in Papua New Guinea
Communities are restful based entirely around tribal traditions and heaps little villages include never had avenue connections. During the last years, the inflow of automatic weapons has made clashes extra lethal and escalated the cycle of violence.

Jadeja and veteran Mahendra Singh Dhoni, renowned as one of the game's great finishers, rekindled the hopes of the cricket-crazy nation with a fighting seventh-wicket century partnership but it wasn't enough as India, cahsing 240 to win, fell 18 runs short.

New Zealand had managed to seal a semifinal berth by the skin of their teeth, pipping Pakistan due to a superior net run-rate, and headed to the clash against India on the back of a three-match losing streak. I just wish it hadn't rained yesterday.

Dhoni struck a six off the first ball of the 48th over but was then superbly run out by Martin Guptill to realistically end India's slim chances.

Make cricket more fun with predictions and prizes!

"Instead of Hardik, may be Dhoni coming in at No. 5 would have made a difference. Economical with the ball and the familiar celebration that you see more in Test matches with him", Manjrekar added.

Related News:



Most liked

Tommy Robinson supporters 'verbally abuse' journalists after he is sentenced to jail
Supporters then marched towards the court, chanting "we want Tommy out" and booing when his nine month sentence was handed down. Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, also known as Tommy Robinson, has been sentenced to 9 months in jail over contempt of court charges.

Mexican finance chief quits over policy discrepancies
The move dealt a blow to Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador , who named a well-regarded deputy minister to replace him.

Ross Perot, Texas Billionaire Businessman And Former Presidential Candidate, Dies At 89
Perot had firsthand knowledge of how inefficiently IBM's customers were using their system, so he set out to change that. Ross Perot's will explicitly instructs his 11 children to donate $9 million each to the Trump 2020 campaign.

Ravindra Jadeja ripped me apart on all fronts: Sanjay Manjrekar
Jadeja displayed an all-round performance against the Kiwi side as he played a knock of 77 runs and went on to take one wicket. New Zealand survived Jadeja's late onslaught to stun India by 18 runs in a low-scoring thriller on Wednesday.

Family escorted from Disneyland after violent fight in front of children
Blair visited Disneyland's Toontown last Saturday with his wife and two daughters not expecting to see a fight break out. Three men then pull him away and bring him to the ground and keep him there until Disney guards arrive on the scene.

Meghan Markle Called "Nightmare" By Wimbledon Official For Wearing Jeans
Interestingly, and without explanation, Wendy said that Markle didn't get the job, even though she was qualified to get it. Some netizens, however, pointed the finger at Morgan for allegedly targeting Meghan because of her race.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Crossed Up at Charity Basketball Event
However, defeat for the 42-year-old didn't come in the ring, but on the basketball court. Fif went to Twitter Tuesday to flame Mayweather about catching a huge on-court L.

U.S. urges Turkey to halt drilling operations off Cyprus coast
Several peacemaking endeavors have failed and the discovery of offshore resources has increasingly complicated peace negotiations. Refinitiv Eikon shipping data showed a Turkish ship arrived off the east coast of Cyprus earlier this week.

New Zealand stun India by 18 runs to reach World Cup final
Kohli lauded India's show overall in the World Cup, only pointing to stray instances of poor shot selection as areas for improvement.

Oops! MLB All-Star scoreboard has rough night in Cleveland
McNeil, who saw his headshot swapped out for Jacob deGrom's when he came up to bat, was particularly unhappy with the situation. He began his career in Cleveland , and it was only fitting the big left-hander got to say goodbye in his final season.

Shaun Livingston not planning to retire after being waived by Warriors
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday that Livingston was being waived. The 33-year-old, however, does not intend to retire.

National Football League supplemental draft time, rules and Bengals outlook
WSU visits Arizona State in Tempe on October 12, one day before the Cardinals host Atlanta at the University of Phoenix Stadium. Washington State safety Jalen Thompson was the only prospect to be selected during the supplemental draft .

Bank of Canada makes its latest interest rate announcement
Macdonald said she doesn't think the anticipated US slowdown later this year will be enough to warrant a rate cut by the Fed. Odds of a rate cut also ticked up higher, though investors are still not fully pricing in move over the next 12 months.

Cameron Boyce's passing was due to a seizure, confirms family
The family spokesperson reported that the cause of death had been seizure caused by some medical-condition that he was facing. Meanwhile, Adam Sandler , who played the father of Boyce's character in the Grown Ups movies, penned a heartfelt tribute.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is getting more zombie-themed content
It's boasting a map said to be '400%' larger than the fan favourite Nuketown Zombies one, and plenty of new enemies to tackle. Multiple zombie themed characters, weapons, and maps will be introduced into the game over the course of the operation.