New Zealand reach World Cup 2019 final after defeating India

New Zealand

MANCHESTER: A nail-biting fight to the finish saw New Zealand’s disciplined bowling and fielding outclassing tournament favourites India by 18 runs on Wednesday and advancing to the final of the Cricket World Cup 2019.
A 116-run partnership between former skipper MS Dhoni (49) and Ravindera Jadeja (77) troubled New Zealand in the middle overs the Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, but fine death bowling and a spectacular display of fielding gave the Kiwis the last laugh.
Henry took three wickets while Santner and Boult picked two wickets each.
The Indian top order had earlier collapsed in the face of New Zealand’s disciplined bowling and fielding at the Old Trafford, as they chased a 240-run target in the rain-affected first semi-final.
The seventh wicket partnership between Dhoni and Jadeja brought India back into the game from a near-impossible situation, only for the Kiwis to later outclass the Asians by 18 runs.– Agencies


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