New Zealand stun India by 18 runs to reach World Cup final


The match was then pushed to Wednesday, the reserve day kept for the tie.

BCCI acting President CK Khanna and COA member Diana Edulji on Thursday lauded India's performance in the World Cup following the team's heartbreaking loss against New Zealand in the semifinals. The New Zealand new-ball bowlers bowled brilliantly and exploited the overcast conditions to the fullest as they deflated India's chase of 240 removing Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul in the space of the first four overs. "It is very disappointing not turning up when the team wanted me to". Williamson is not only a brilliant batsman but also an excellent captain surrounded by a supportive group of senior players who are always there to offer advice or an opinion. Everything has to be balanced, like we want it to be on the field.

Immediately after Pant's dismissal, TV cameras caught Kohli swiftly walking out of the Indian dressing room to have a chat with head coach Ravi Shastri. "We have to accept that and accept the failure as it shows on the scoreboard".

It was the third consecutive occasion when Virat Kohli failed to make it count in a World Cup semi-final.

"In my watching Jadeja for 10 years, me playing with him as well, this is probably his top quality, like best knock according to me because the kind of pressure", Kohli said.

"We are sad, but we are not, you know, devastated because of the kind of cricket that we played in this tournament".

"Today we were not good enough".

"You finish No. 1 in the table and then a spell of bad cricket and then you are out of the tournament completely".

"They absorbed the pressure nicely and anything can happen with Dhoni and Jadeja at the crease, so it's just nice to come out on the right side", Boult said.