2 fans die as India lose semi-final thriller to NZ


Never before did the first three batsmen of a team got out for one run each in a match.

His statements come in the context of the talk - from before the World Cup - focused on the No. 4 spot and the middle order in general, which cropped up again following the 18-run defeat to New Zealand on Tuesday.

A spokesperson of the New Zealand has openly accused the Indian team and BCCI for indulging in horse-trading and luring away their players by tempting them with big IPL contracts. The 240-run chase had gone down to the wire with Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni forging a partnership worth 116 runs from 92/6.

Another World Cup semifinal, another failure.

He averaged 68 in 2015, luxuriating in home conditions to lead New Zealand to their first World Cup final.

"But we know what to expect this time and the pressures that come with it". The vice-captain tweeted a moving post and wrote that the team could not deliver as a unit in the fateful match.

"And 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, the stage we are at, nearly out of the game and then he produces that".

"I didn't think the ball was coming to me, but yeah I tried and got there as quickly as I could". Before that, you told Hardik Pandya to take on the spinners. One tournament, one series - and that, too, 30 minutes of play can't decide that. They lost to England, but still managed to top the group with 15 points from nine matches.In the semifinal against New Zealand, who reached the knockouts by the skin of their teeth after finishing fourth, India were overwhelming favourites to win. He ended up with three wickets and helped India restrict the Kiwis to a sub-par score.

Well following India's disastrous run in the semis, Gavaskar had further seen it as a bolt from the blue when Agarwal was included in India's squad. You could then say that if Pant had continued and not got out... but that's sport. Twitteratties also started the #ThankYouMSD trend to paid a heartfelt tribute to former captain cool Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The difference between getting into the semis, getting into the final and ultimately winning it are huge obstacle stages and only World Champion teams with a bit of luck earn their place.