India lose four early wickets in stunning start to semi-final reply

Ravi Jadeja runs out Ross Taylor as India maintain their stranglehold over New Zealand

Ravi Jadeja runs out Ross Taylor as India maintain their stranglehold over New Zealand

Former Black Cap Grant Elliott, whose memorable six against South Africa took New Zealand to that final, urged them to go one better this time.

The cricketer-turned-commentator, who had called Jadeja a "bits and pieces player", had excluded him from his playing XI against the Kiwis for the semifinals, was trolled heavily on the social media.

In a rain-affected contest that spanned two days at Old Trafford, 2015 finalists New Zealand booked their return to the showpiece despite only posting 239-8 with the bat.

New Zealand paceman Matt Henry was the wrecker-in-chief as he sent the in-form Sharma trudging back to the pavilion in his very first over. One reason for New Zealand's poor run at the end of the group stage was a result of being on the wrong end of quickly changing conditions, or - against Pakistan - having misread the surface entirely.

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Many focused on the heroics of top-scorer Jadeja, whose sword-twirling bat celebration after reaching 50 was as a rare moment of cheer. No new tickets will be sold for the match if you thought you could make a last-minute attempt to enter the stadium. Congratulations to New Zealand team. The talent is there for everyone to see and the character is there, but, as I said, yes, a few shots, not just Rishabh, but that happens in sport. India and New Zealand or India and England could play against each other. However, an astrologer named Balaji had predicted about India's loss weeks before the World Cup had begun. Then too, the Men in Blue had advanced to the final after a almost spotless campaign only to falter when it mattered most. Guptill picked up the ball and heaved it at the stumps, knocking the bails off with a direct hit. Pant got trapped under a spell of tremendous pressure and perished trying to slog sweep Mitchell Santner into the mid-wicket stands.

Exhausted but energised New Zealand fans will have to wait until Sunday to see whether they can.

"Hard luck Virat. Just wasn't our day today".

By the third over of the second innings, New Zealand had India on the ropes at 5-3, with Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, and star captain Virat Kohli all falling for one run apiece.

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