India VS NZ

India vs New Zealand World Cup 2019 Semi-Final highlights: New Zealand bowlers put up a clinical show to restrict India to 221 in the first World Cup semifinal at Old Trafford. MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja put up a 100-run partnership after India got off to a disastrous start. In-form batsman Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul were both caught by the keeper off the bowling of Matt Henry. Skipper Virat Kohli could also just score 1 run before he was dismissed by Trent Boult.

India vs New Zealand Scoreboard

India v New Zealand
Date: 9 July 2019 Match: Semifinal 1 Start time: 15:00
Venue: Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
Umpires: Richard Illingworth / Richard Kettleborough
Toss: New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.
New Zealand win by 18 runs
India First Innings New Zealand First Innings
221 all out (49.3 overs) 239 for 8 (50.0 overs)

Score Board

India First InningsRunsMinsBalls4s6sSR
Rahulc Latham b Henry11870014.29
Sharmac Latham b Henry1740025
Kohli *lbw Boult1860016.67
Pantc de Grandhomme b Santner3289564057.14
Karthikc Neesham b Henry629251024
Pandyac Williamson b Santner3281622051.61
Dhoni †run out (Guptill)50114721169.44
Jadejac Williamson b Boult77845944130.51
Kumarb Ferguson0101000
Chahalc Latham b Neesham58510100
Bumrahnot out04000 
Extras (0nb 13w 3lb 0b)Total 221 all out (49.3 overs)
de Grandhomme201306.501
Fall of wickets Overs
4 Sharma 1.3
5 Kohli 2.4
5 Rahul 3.1
24 Karthik 9.6
71 Pant 22.5
92 Pandya 30.3
208 Jadeja 47.5
216 Dhoni 48.3
217 Kumar 48.6
221 Chahal 49.3
New Zealand First InningsRunsMinsBalls4s6sSR
Guptillc Kohli b Bumrah11514007.14
Nichollsb Jadeja2887512054.9
Williamsonc Jadeja b Chahal67137956070.53
Taylorrun out (Jadeja)74130903182.22
Neeshamc Karthik b Pandya1228181066.67
de Grandhommec Dhoni b Kumar16191020160
Lathamc Jadeja b Kumar1022110090.91
Santnernot out913610150
Henryc Kohli b Kumar1620050
Boultnot out36300100
Extras (0nb 13w 5lb 0b)Total 239 for 8 (50.0 overs)
Fall of wickets Overs
1 Guptill 3.3
69 Nicholls 18.2
134 Williamson 35.2
162 Neesham 40.6
200 de Grandhomme 44.4
225 Taylor 47.6
225 Latham 48.1
232 Henry 48.6

Post Match Presentation Speech

Kane Williamson: It’s a different feeling, to be fair. The surfaces and the way we had to skin it, has been different to the last World Cup we experienced. Have a really good bunch of guys. A tough game, tough semifinal and really pleased to be on the right side of things. It was really tough. We had to assess conditions quickly and I think both sides felt that it wasn’t a high-scoring track. We thought that 240-250 will help us to put India under pressure. The guys were able to do that in the middle and at the back end without going too hard. Lot of it was on the conditions, with the rain around yesterday and whether it changed the conditions. With the new ball, our bowlers try to move the ball off the seam or in the air. Need to put pressure on that world class batting line-up of India. We knew that when the track slowed down, we had to squeeze. They showed why they are a world class side when they took it really deep to a position where they could have won it through MS and Jadeja. Our character was tested and we came out on top. We’ve seen conditions be really tricky at times and in some games, we didn’t play our best cricket but guys weren’t disheartened and backed ourselves. On a particular day, anything can happen and it was a game of small margins. Pleased to come across the line. Indian supporters have been really good.

Virat Kohli: The first half, we were very, very good. With the ball, in the field, we were spot on. We got what we needed at that point. We thought we had restricted New Zealand to a chaseable score on any surface but the way they come out with the ball in the first half-an-hour was what made the difference. We knew we had a good day yesterday and were proud of it. Had a good time in the morning today as well and we had momentum with us. Credit to the New Zealand bowlers, they were really good with the new ball and hit the right areas. I think it was the skill level on display (from NZ bowlers) was there for all to see. I think Jadeja had a really good couple of games and it’s his performance today that’s a huge positive for his skill-set. MS had a good partnership with him, and again a game of small margins, run out by a small margin. Always feels bad when you play well all tournament and then 45 minutes of bad cricket puts you out. New Zealand deserve it, they put us under more pressure. At times, I think our shot-selection could have been better. Otherwise, we played a really good brand of cricket. Really proud of the way we competed throughout the tournament. As I said, come the knockouts, it’s anyone’s game and New Zealand showed more composure. They were braver than us and deserve to win. Thanks to all the fans, thanks for coming out in huge numbers.

Matt Henry | Man of the Match | 10-1-37-3: In the break, we talked about making sure we do the best we can and play the way we wanted to play. We started well with the ball and created a lot of pressure. We had to ask a lot of questions against that world-class batting line-up. We knew we had to create pressure against that batting line-up but we also knew that this was a difficult wicket to bat on and it was holding up a little bit. We brought ourselves on and if we could create a few early chances, anything could happen. Hardik and Dhoni, the way they batted with Jadeja to come in, we know they are world-class finishers. We needed to finish off well and get them out before it went too deep. Very special to earn ourselves a Lord’s final, thanks to all the New Zealand supporters out there. We are looking forward to the final on Sunday.


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