Underdog Kiwis stun India to reach another final

New Zealand's Mitchell Santner celebrates with team mates after taking the wicket of India's Hardik Pandya in World Cup semi-final on July 10. — Reuters

New Zealand's Mitchell Santner celebrates with team mates after taking the wicket of India's Hardik Pandya in World Cup semi-final on July 10. — Reuters

Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar said the target was "not big" but India had been too reliant on the top three in the batting order - Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and captain Virat Kohli - who each only scored one run. Pant come out with a fearless approach and kept releasing the pressure from time to time with eye-catching shots until the moment he got out. In a shocking video which is going viral over the internet, some fans were seen burning the posters of MS Dhoni and Indian team. The New Zealand bowlers made sure to take down some of the best batsmen from Team India, leading to our men in bue's unfortunate defeat. "These kinds of things happen now and then".

India's loss also fuelled speculation over Dhoni's retirement but Edulji said the the World Cup winning captain showed in the tournament that he still has a lot of cricket left in him.

"We got what we needed to get in the field this morning and we thought we had restricted them to a total that is chaseable on any surface". However, Manjrekar found a golden opportunity to step back once Jadeja produced a gem of a performance in the semi-final game against New Zealand on Tuesday and Wednesday. They could hit just one boundary.

The Black Caps, who only reached the last four on net run-rate, upset the odds to beat group table-toppers India by 18 runs in a dramatic semi-final at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

New Zealand will face the victor of the second semifinal, between Australia and England, in Lord's on Sunday.

Woman receives 'marijuana' birthday cake after request for 'Moana' theme is misunderstood
Davis believes the employee made an honest mistake and didn't let the design keep her from enjoying the cake. Davis posted on social media about the birthday surprise.

The population of New Zealand is around five million, less than half that of Bangalore, my home city in southern India. "That's the nature of the tournament, one bad day at this stage and you are out of this tournament".

"Contributions can come in so many different ways. Luckily I'm a teacher and on school holidays", McMurtrie said. "But that is not how sports tournaments work". It is extremely disappointing to see them play in such a manner.

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.

He pointed out that before the World Cup the way the Indian people in general and their cricket community had blasted Pakistan and talked about boycotting the 16 June World Cup match, it was payback time for the Pakistani people. "If they had beaten New Zealand, then the trophy was theirs".

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.