Indian fan dies after MS Dhoni’s dismissal in the semi-final

Ruben Hill
July 12, 2019

"With the new ball, our bowlers tried to move the ball off the seam or in the air".

New Zealand will now play either Australia or England in the finals to be played on Sunday at Lord's. Jadeja (77) and Dhoni (50) shared a 116-run stand for the seventh wicket.

India's top-order crumbled as they were on just five runs after the loss of three wickets in four overs.

Sachin Tendulkar lauded Jadeja for his special knock and also praised Dhoni for being the guiding force behind that seventh-wicket partnership which nearly won the game for India in Manchester. If Australia wins, it will be a repeat of the 2015 final won by the Australians in Melbourne.

Given how India were touted as favourites, just like they were coming into their match against New Zealand, Boult admitted that the Black Caps were inspired by the way in which Pakistan defeated India. Soon after Jadeja returned to pavillion after playing a scintillating knock of 77 runs in 59 balls, Dhoni made a decision to take control of the Indian run-chase as he despatched Lockie Ferguson for a six.

India and New Zealand or India and England could play against each other.

At 92-6 Dhoni and Jadeja dug in in an attempt to rescue the situation. A board behind him shows India's previous two World Cup triumphs in 1983 and 2011.

Balaji said that the New Zealand will emerge as the ultimate victor in the World Cup tournament 2019 adding that Kane Williamson will be named as the Man of the series.

Jadeja obliged, clubbing four fours and as many sixes, before holing out to long-off off Trent Boult and though Dhoni attempted to up the ante, the veteran was run out following a direct hit from Martin Guptill in the penultimate over as India's hopes vanished. The ICC broadcast captured Dhoni's walk with the former Indian captain crying.

James Neesham took the final wicket of Yuzvendra Chahal as India were bowled out, with the Kiwis claiming a dramatic victory.

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