MANCHESTER (AFP) - Kane Williamson praised New Zealand s "terrific preventing attempt" as his aspect reached their 2nd successive global Cup very last with a dramatic 18-run win over India on Wednesday.

In a semi-very last that went into a 2d day because of rain, New Zealand ripped via India s top-order on Wednesday to reduce the 2-time former champions to 24 for 4.

Matt Henry and Trent Boult did the harm with the new ball as India s pinnacle 3 of Rohit Sharma, -- who got here into in shape having hit a document five loads at a unmarried international Cup -- captain Virat Kohli and KL Rahul all fell for a single apiece in pursuit of a reputedly modest target of 240.


Henry finished with outstanding figures of three for 37 from his most 10 overs and Boult for forty two.

"A top notch combating effort from our men on any other tough floor," Black Caps skipper Williamson said.

"We wanted 240, 250. Then to have the begin with the ball we had turned into an first-rate manner to kick matters off and get us right into a function of power."

Williamson s 67 in awkward batting conditions on Tuesday, collectively with fellow senior batsman Ross Taylor s 74, had furnished the cornerstone of latest Zealand s 239 for 8.

India were in dire straits of their chase whilst all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja came in at 92 for six.

but he went on to make seventy seven and proportion a global Cup report 7th-wicket partnership of 116 with veteran wicketkeeper MS Dhoni, who made 50 in aid.

Williamson eventually held the capture that ended Jadeja s counter-assault following a skyer off left-arm short Boult.

"The innings Jadeja played, it changed into like he become playing on a specific wicket, definitely. He timed the ball fantastically nicely," Williamson stated.

requested what he became thinking when he stuck Jadeja, the smiling captain answered: "someone is going  trap it  and it s sort of... It s above me so it have to be mine."

New Zealand got here into this match on the lower back of three immediately group-level defeats by way of Pakistan, Australia and England.

They qualified fourth on net run-charge while India topped the ten-team organization table, making them heavy underdogs towards one of the pre-match favourites.

"We ve seen that all people can beat every body," stated Williamson, who will now appearance to lead New Zealand to their first international Cup identify against either champions Australia -- the group that beat them within the 2015 very last -- or hosts England at Lord s on Sunday.

whilst it changed into advised that New Zealand had plunged billions of India enthusiasts into a country of mourning, the understated skipper, who has captained the Sunrisers Hyderabad inside the Indian most effective League, answered: "i am hoping they re no longer too indignant.

"manifestly, the passion for the game in India is unrivalled and we are all lucky to play this recreation and feature a rustic like India be proper at the back of it.

"but with a bit of luck we can adopt 1.Five billion supporters and they ll be helping us, what do you reckon?

"the sport of cricket is fickle in its nature specifically with regards to the white ball and Twenty20 and one-day cricket.

"nowadays possibly a number of the ones small margins went our manner and it become amazing that we may want to get throughout the road and beat a totally robust aspect."