Wednesday, July 10, 2019

New Zealand beat India to reach the ICC World Cup 2019 Finals

It was a great semi final of ICC World Cup 2019 today between India and New Zealand today. The Indians may have never thought of exiting from the tournament at the hands of the Kiwis - but the latter superbly did it to be the finalists.

Giving a target of 240 for the Indians to win the match, the Kiwis struck very early in the match and three top batsmen were shown the pavilion for mere six runs. And the fourth wicket fell at 37.  New Zealand could have scooped up another important wicket in the 13th over, when Neesham dropped a catch at mid wicket that would have dismissed Rishabh Pant.

Thereafter the Indians seem to have taken a stand, but the Kiwis were not giving in and kept the pressure. Jadeja from India placed himself firmly but he too was sent home at 77. Dhoni paid for his dirty trick by deliberately allowing England to win and keep Pakistan out and was too had to see way back at the critical stage of the match.

Thereafter, it was just minutes before the final Indian crumble who were all out with 18 runs to chase.

So well done Kiwis - now win your maiden World Cup !!

England and Australia meet in the second semifinal at Edgbaston on Thursday. The final is at Lord's on Sunday.

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