New Zealand stun India to reach World Cup final
The Black Caps will face the winners of Thursday’s semifinal between England and Australia in Sunday’s final at Lord’s.
New Zealand add 28 runs to their overnight score from 23 balls to finish on 239 for eight – a modest total India would have been confident of chasing down with ease.
But the Kiwi bowling attack turned the game around, taking three wickets in the opening 19 balls with tournament top scorer Rohit Sharma, skipper Virat Kohli and KL Rahul all dismissed for one.
From a dire position of 24-4, however, India got themselves back in the game thanks to a superb 116-run seventh-wicket partnership between MS Dhoni (50) and Ravindra Jadeja (77), only to be bowled out for 221 with three balls remaining.
Highlights of the ICC Cricket World Cup match between India and New Zealand from Old Trafford, Manchester.
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INDIA: Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (capt), Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
NEW ZEALAND: Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (capt), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Trent Boult
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester
Series: World Cup 2019
Toss: New Zealand , opted to bat first
Player Of The Match: Matt Henry
Match days: 9, 10 July 2019
Umpires: Richard Kettleborough, Richard Illingworth
TV Umpires: Rod Tucker
Reserve Umpire: Nigel Llong
Match Referee: David Boon
Match Result: New Zealand Progressed in Final