What a game of cricket we had today. Semi-final at its best. The second day of One Day International was fully dominated by the Kiwis. India nowhere in the contest. A surprising day for all cricket fan around the globe. 

New Zealand continued their batting from where they left yesterday and added 28 more runs to their total. Yes, there was some moisture in the pitch and clouds were in the favor of bowling side but, was expected to be an easy chase for India. Rohit Sharma was in the superb form as he had scored 5 hundred in the ICC cricket world cup 2019. KL Rahul has also joined him in the party and Kohli was scoring some decent 60s and 70s. But the picture was totally different. Rohit, Kohli and, Rahul the top 3 were out for 5. Yes, India was 5 for 3 and it was more like a soccer scorecard 5-3. Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya played better innings but just couldn't accelerate. 

The match became more interesting when Ravindra Jadeja played a brilliant fighting knock of 77 off 59 balls which was fully supported by Dhoni on the other end, bring India back in the match. At the crunch moment, Jadeja lost his wicket and paid the price. In the 49th over MS Dhoni tried to pick a double by guiding the ball towards square leg fielder. Dhoni was lighting fast but this time Guptill was quicker and had a direct throw. Guptill, who hasn't done anything with the bat for his team have finally found the way out by getting rid of MS Dhoni by hardly an inch. Guptill will feel delighted about it because not with the bat but his ballistic fielding effort he has suddenly saved the Cricket World Cup for New Zealand.

India was all out in the final over and lost the first iconic semi-final by 18 runs. After 2015, Kiwis are in the final of cricket world cup 2019.

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