The India national cricket might have lost the semifinal against New Zealand at Old Trafford, Manchester but received a hefty amount from the International Cricket Council. The Indian team won the prize money of $8000000 from the governing body for the making the way into the last four of the tournament.
Meanwhile, the winners of the competition will take whopping prize money of $4 million. The winners also get the golden trophy which generally stays with the ICC.
India would be disappointed.
On the other hand, India was knocked out of the World Cup after New Zealand came up with a complete performance to win by 18 runs. India was able to restrict New Zealand to 239 runs after Kane Williamson won the toss and decided to bat first.
Meanwhile, India got off to a horrible start as they lost three quick wickets. Rohit Sharma got a stunning delivery from Matt Henry whereas Virat Kohli was pinged in front of the wickets by Trent Boult. KL Rahul played a nothing shot as India’s top three could only gather one run each.
It was always going to an uphill task for the Indian team to come back from that situation and they were always behind in the run-chase. Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni showed the gumption as the southpaw batsman scored 77 runs from 59 balls whereas Dhoni scored a valiant 50. However, their efforts went in vain as New Zealand was able to get to their second successive World Cup final. Thus, it was a disappointing batting performance from India.
Matt Henry was awarded the Man of the match for taking three wickets. New Zealand will meet either England or Australia in the final at Lord’s, London on 14th July.