MANCHESTER: Captain Kane William­son hailed his tempo attack after a devastating commencing 10 overs despatched New Zealand into their 2nd directly global Cup very last with a marvel 18-run win over India at old Trafford on Wednesday.

After New Zealand set them a modest target of 240 to win, India were reduced to 24-4 with Rohit Sharma, skipper Virat Kohli and k.L.

. Rahul dismissed for a single run each as the Black Caps’ commencing attack brought in style.

Matt Henry did the damage with three of the early wickets while left-armer Trent Boult additionally bowled beautifully, maintaining the pressure and choosing up the important wicket of India skipper Kohli. Boult later putting off dangerman Ravindra Jadeja (seventy seven off fifty nine balls), who had threatened to thwart the Kiwis.

“We spoke approximately the conditions throughout the c language, we wanted to place the ball in excellent areas and circulate the ball round and placed some strain on India, they are a global-class side,” said Williamson. “With the brand new ball, our bowlers attempted to move the ball off the seam or inside the air. We knew we want to put strain on that world class batting line-up of India

“It became a super begin from the bowlers, we knew it might get tougher for us because the innings went on. We confirmed masses of coronary heart and the fielders and bowlers have been top notch.”

of the key moments in the sport had been bits of brilliance inside the discipline — Jimmy Neesham’s remarkable left-exceeded catch to disregard Dinesh Karthik for the fourth wicket and an immediate hit from Martin Guptill jogging out Mahendra Singh Dhoni to fatally wound India’s past due run chase.

Henry, who finished with figures of three-37, said the overall performance in the field and with the ball confirmed the team’s spirit.

“I thought we managed to scrap it out. We had the perception — we knew we needed to bowl nicely,” he stated. “obviously, they're international-elegance batsmen — Hardik [Pandya], Dhoni and Jadeja — we knew to win the sport we needed to get them out.”

The Black Caps had misplaced their ultimate three games within the institution stage, which become topped by means of India, who themselves suffered simplest one defeat. But Williamson said he turned into now not amazed to look his group come via to installation a final on Sunday in opposition to England or Australia.

“you come back to this match in which everybody can beat anyone. We saw some of consequences that perhaps wherein sides ranked decrease beat facets ranked better, but I think anybody knew that absolutely everyone can beat everyone,” he stated. “We came thru in the fourth role, which is high-quality. After which we placed out a far-progressed performance in the semi-final and it's miles critical for us to try to make small upgrades moving into our subsequent in shape,” Williamson brought.

posted in , July eleventh, 2019