Exactly one yr in the past, India had crashed out of the World Cup 2019 after struggling a heartbreaking 18-run loss to New Zealand within the first semifinal as a consequence of top-order failure on the reserve day.
During the World Cup 2019 semi-final between India and New Zealand, there was pin-drop silence within the Manchester crowd after MS Dhoni was run out as the wicketkeeper-batsman’s wicket was the ultimate nail within the coffin for India of their 240-run chase on Wednesday.
Millions of Indian followers’ hearts had been damaged after that run-out and clips exhibiting MS Dhoni strolling again after getting out had been doing the rounds during which Dhoni seemingly bursts into tears. It’s been one yr since then, Dhoni has not performed for the Indian group.
WHAT A MOMENT OF BRILLIANCE!
— ICC (@ICC) July 10, 2019
Earlier, Kane Williamson had elected to bat after successful the toss on July 9. However, Indian bowlers dominated New Zealand in Manchester earlier than rain pressured play to be suspended for the day. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah bowled fiery new-ball spells, which the Kiwi batsmen discovered arduous to cope with.
Henry Nicholls and Kane Williamson then steadied the innings. The duo shared a 68-run stand earlier than Nicholls was eliminated by Ravindra Jadeja. Williamson (67) slammed a half-century and took the rating previous 100.
As New Zealand resumed play from 211/5 in 46.1 overs, Taylor obtained run out after including simply seven runs to his in a single day rating. Bhuvneshwar Kumar then struck with a twin-blow, sending again Tom Latham (10) and Matt Henry (1). NZ had been restricted to 239/8.
Chasing 240, India was 92/6 and looking out down the barrel earlier than Jadeja joined Dhoni and raised hopes of a counter. In the top, their partnership of 116 runs was the very best within the historical past of the World Cup for the seventh wicket.
But the beginning was a catastrophe for India as the in-form Rohit Sharma (1), skipper Virat Kohli (1), opener Okay.L. Rahul (1) and Dinesh Karthik (6) had been performed in by some lovely bowling by Matt Henry and Trent Boult.
With MS Dhoni on the crease, there was nonetheless a perception that India would be capable of gun down the whole and seal a ticket to the Lord’s remaining on July 14.
Jadeja (77 off 59 balls) used each ounce of his ‘bits and pieces’ talent however the ‘men in blue’ may solely get as far as 221 in 49.three overs in pursuit of 240.