Manchester: India captain Virat Kohli admitted his aspect had paid the fee for "forty five minutes of awful cricket" as he regarded back on the wreckage of his aspect's stunning global Cup exit.

Kohli's team crashed to an unexpected 18-run defeat against New Zealand in the semi-finals at vintage Trafford on Wednesday.

desiring simply 240 to attain Sunday's very last, -time champions India had been undone by a dark start to their run chase.

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not able to cope with the pace bowling of Matt Henry and Trent Boult, India were reduced to 5-3, 24-4 and 92-6 before their Ravindra Jadeja-inspired overdue revival set up a worrying finale that ultimately fell brief.

Kohli, the world's main batsman, changed into one of the India stars to flop as he changed into dismissed for one along Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, who also most effective managed a single each.

"It's tough, forty five mins of horrific cricket put you out of the tournament. It's tough to come back to terms with however New Zealand deserve it, they put us beneath stress and got here through inside the key moments," Kohli told Sky sports.

"Our shot choice should've been higher however in any other case we played a very good logo of cricket and i'm proud of the way we played.

"Come the knockouts it's miles each person's game and New Zealand confirmed more composure and have been braver and they need to undergo to the final."

Kohli felt India had taken a large step in the direction of the final once they limited New Zealand to 239-eight at the belief of the Black Caps' rain-interrupted 50 overs -- with the match carried over from Tuesday due to the awful weather.

"We got what we needed to get inside the area this morning and we thought we had limited them to a complete that is chaseable on any surface. But the manner they bowled in that first half of an hour became the distinction in the game," he stated.

Insisting India weren't fazed with the aid of having to go back to vintage Trafford to finish the suit at the reserve day, Kohli added: "It become first-rate having to return back today. We had a very good day the day before today and i'm very proud of that effort. Then it changed into a expert attempt with the ball this morning and we had the momentum.

"but credit to the brand new Zealand bowlers, the manner they bowled with the new ball, shifting it round, it was an notable ability level on display and they made lifestyles very tough for our batsmen."

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