Martin Guptill helps New Zealand beat India in a thriller semifinal
Martin Guptill who failed with his bat whole tournament hit the bullseye when it was needed the most. Indian team needed 25 from 10 balls they had well set, one of the best finishers world has ever seen and Guptill ran him out from a brilliant direct hit. He ran out MS Dhoni on 50 and took his team to second World Cup final on the trot. Billions of hearts were broken when MS Dhoni walked back to pavilion in the penultimate over.
New Zealand had won the toss and made 211 run on the original day of the match but due to rain match was suspended and it resumed yesterday. They took their team to a respectable total of 239 which looked easy for India to score. Indian team with the strongest batting line-up in the world failed miserably in the start and lost 6 wickets for just 92 runs. Indian fans switched off their TV and closed the Hotstar app in their phone after seeing the Indian team in a vulnerable position.
Ravindra Jadeja’s effort almost saved India’s exit from World Cup
When it was almost certain that India has almost lost the match, Ravindra Jadeja came from nowhere and played one of the best innings of his life in a World Cup semifinal. Jadeja along with Dhoni played some amazing cricketing shots and for a moment India believed they can win. Indian team needed 42 from last four overs and MS Dhoni was on the crease. Men in blue believed but First Jadeja got out and then MS Dhoni, ruining all the chances of Indian team winning the match and the World Cup.
Martin Guptill might have won the match for New Zealand but Indian fans should be happy for the fight India put.
Martin Guptill might have won the match for New Zealand but Indian fans should be happy for the fight India team showed and the hard work they put. They played amazing cricket throughout the tournament but lost crucial 45 minutes as Captain Kohli said and they lost the game. Cricket is a sport and winning and losing is a part of it so we should not be sad in fact we should cherish the moments this team gave in previous 45 days.
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