India Vs New Zealand CWC19 Semifinal 1 Result
Toss: New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first in the 1 semifinal of the World Cup 2019.
New Zealand surprised India to qualify for the second consecutive World Cup final after surviving the end of Ravindra Jadeja’s and clinching a thrilling 18 runs victory in the 1st semifinal of the World Cup 2019. The Black Caps, who have played three straight defeats to Pakistan, Australia, and England, won the match. They only qualified for the semi-finals thanks to a net rate, while India dominated the top 10. group stage.
New Zealand will face the winners of the second semi-final between Australia and England. India was beaten due to the wickets of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and KL Rahul. They dropped to five for three in pursuit of a target of 240 and were 24 for four when Dinesh Karthik was out. New Zealanders Henry and Trent Boult did damage with the new ball. Indian captain Kohli, shocked by Shell, admitted that his team had paid the dismal start of their innings.
India, one of the favorites before the tournament, was beaten 92-6 when Jadeja came to fight alongside MS Dhoni. The duo gave India hope with Jadeja at the top of the pack with 77 runs. Jadeja hit well-hit runs from both Jimmy Neesham and left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner during a 39-ball pass. With 10 outs remaining, India was 150 for six and needed 90 more runs in the last 60 balls of the innings. Jadeja brought them closer together with a superb fast-paced fifth Lockie Ferguson and, with five outs to go, the goal was reduced to 52.
But Jadeja’s left-hander 77 with four-four and four-six, came to an end when he fired New Zealand captain Kane Williamson. While India needed 31 runs out of two, Dhoni scored Ferguson six to the delight of many Indian fans Dhoni winner of the 2011 World Cup, was eliminated by Martin Guptill, who won the World Cup in 2011, for a second-round but failed to score.
Man of the Match Award:
Matt Henery was declared as the man of the match award for his destructive bowling.