ICC World Cup 2019: Twitter Reacts As New Zealand Storm Into The Final
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ICC World Cup 2019: Twitter Reacts As New Zealand Storm Into The Final

Matt Henry
New Zealand. Credit: Twitter.

New Zealand came up with a fine performance to book their final berth as they defeated India by 18 runs. It was a sublime bowling performance from the Kiwis. New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson skipper won the toss and decided to bat first. The Kiwis could not get off to a good start as they lost the wicket of Martin Guptill. However, Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls added a good partnership of 68 runs.

Subsequently, New Zealand failed to get going as Indian opening fast bowlers kept a tight grip on the proceedings. Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were right on the money and there were no loose balls on offer.

ICC World Cup 2019: Twitter Reacts As New Zealand Storm Into The Final
India vs New Zealand (Credits: Twitter)

Fine performance from New Zealand.

Ravindra Jadeja was able to get the second wicket as found the gap between the bat and pad Henry Nicholls.

India kept the runs down as their bowlers did a fine job. Kane Williamson scored his 14th ODI fifty but could not change the gears.

Williamson scored 67 runs from 95 balls with the help of six boundaries. The New Zealand skipper and Ross Taylor added 65 runs before Williamson could not time his drive and gave a simple catch to Ravindra Jadeja at point.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the pick of the Indian bowlers as he scalped three wickets. On the other hand, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja took one wicket each.

New Zealand
Twitter.

India had a horrible start as they lost three early wickets. The man in form Rohit Sharma received a stunning delivery from Matt Henry and the right-hander had to play at it. The ball moved marginally to take the outside edge of the right-hander’s bat. Subsequently, Indian skipper Virat Kohli was plumbed in front by Trent Boult by an incoming delivery.

KL Rahul was in double thoughts whether to play or leave the ball. Matt Henry found the outside edge of the right-hander’s bat and Tom Latham took a fine catch. Thus, India had their backs against as they were tottering at 5-3.

However, Ravindra Jadeja scored a fighting fifty to get India back into the contest. MS Dhoni showed his experience as he also gave good support to his partner.

Here is how Twitter reacted:

 

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