MANCHESTER: New Zealand greatly surprised India to attain their 2d successive world Cup very last as they survived Ravindra Jadeja’s late heroics to clinch a thrilling 18-run win at antique Trafford on Wednesday.

It became a extraordinary show by means of the underdogs, who came into the match at the again of three immediately defeats by means of Pakistan, Australia and England and best qualified for the semi-finals on internet run-fee, while India crowned the 10-team league-round degree.

The Black Caps will face the winners of Thursday’s second semi-very last between Australia — the crew that beat them inside the 2015 final — and hosts England in Sunday’s name in shape at Lord’s.


-time world champions India misplaced key batsmen Rohit Sharma, skipper Virat Kohli and okay.L. Rahul for simply one run every.

They slumped to 5-three in pursuit of a goal of 240 and had been 24-four while Dinesh Karthik turned into out.

Black Caps will play their 2d successive very last on Sunday

New Zealand pacemen Matt Henry (three-37) and Trent Boult (2-forty two) did the harm with the new ball.

India, one of the pre-tournament favourites, had been all but beaten at ninety two for 6 while Jadeja came in to bat along veteran former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

The pair gave India hope at some stage in a international Cup document seventh-wicket stand of 116, all-rounder Jadeja boldly main the manner with seventy seven.

Jadeja hit properly-struck sixes off both Jimmy Neesham and left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner at some stage in a 39-ball fifty.

With 10 overs left, India were 150-6 and needing a in addition 90 runs off the final 60 balls of the innings.

Jadeja got them closer with a exquisite directly six off rapid bowler Lockie Ferguson and, with 5 overs left, the goal became all the way down to fifty two.

however with India in sight of an outstanding win, left-hander Jadeja’s 59-ball innings, offering 4 fours and four sixes, ended whilst he skyed Boult to New Zealand captain Kane Williamson.

It turned into a first-rate, if ultimately futile, effort from Jadeja, brushed off as a ‘bits and portions player’ by way of former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar, after he had additionally taken one for 34 along with his left-arm spin and been extraordinary in the area.

With India wanting 31 off two overs, Dhoni uppercut Ferguson for 6 to the pride of the massed ranks of India fanatics inside the crowd.

but going for a second run to maintain the strike, the 38-year-antique Dhoni, India’s 2011 world Cup-prevailing captain, turned into just run out by Martin Guptill’s direct hit for fifty off seventy two balls.

With 23 required off the final six balls, tailender Yuzvendra Chahal glanced Neesham for 4.

however the match finished with 3 balls to spare whilst Chahal edged to wicket-keeper Tom Latham, a overview confirming his dismissal and New Zealand’s shock victory.

Sharma, who had already made a five hundreds at this event — a file for a single world Cup, commenced the procession of top-order dismissals when he become stuck at the back of off Henry.

Kohli fell next, lbw to a notable in-swinger from left-armer Boult.

Kohli reviewed but replays upheld English reliable Richard Illingworth’s original out choice on umpire’s name.

India had been then five-three while Rahul become brilliantly stuck by means of a diving Latham after edging Henry.

At that level, India had misplaced 3 wickets for one run in 10 balls.

Neesham then held a high-quality high-quality one-surpassed trap at backward point to brush aside Karthik off Henry.

Rishabh Pant holed out for 32 when he turned into stuck at deep midwicket by using Colin de Grandhomme following a lofted sweep off Santner.

India suffered another setback while Hardik Pandya, slogging across the line, skyed Santner to Williamson at midwicket as he fell for 32.

in advance, New Zealand delivered 28 runs in the closing 23 balls in their innings to finish on 239-eight after rain had stopped play on Tuesday.

Ross Taylor, who resumed on sixty seven not out, top-scored with 74 after Williamson had made a masterly sixty seven in awkward conditions.

posted in sunrise, July 11th, 2019