Kohli not against IPL-style playoffs in World Cup

Annette Crawford
July 12, 2019

The Black Caps will now clash against the victor of the second semi-final between Australia and England at Lord's on Sunday.

"So contributions can come in so many different ways and I think we have seen on the fielding charts he has been right up there and for him to do that and pull off what was a significant turning point in the match was special", Williamson said.

Star batsmen Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli misfired at Old Trafford, India's top three making just one apiece, as they lurched to 24 for four and then 92 for six chasing 240 on the reserve day of the semi-final. But, you know, we'll go into another match and try to implement similar things that are important to our side, that gives us the best chance of success.

MS Dhoni and Jadeja's power knock kept hopes alive after India's top-order succumbed to New Zealand's pace bowlers, but their efforts were insufficient to take India on the path to its World Cup glory.

The manner of the defeat will hurt Virat Kohli's India but Williamson hopes their passionate Bharat Army supporters will now adopt the Black Caps, as they seek to win the World Cup for the first time. You finish number one in the table and then a spell of bad cricket and then you are out of the tournament completely.

Chaudhry tweeted: "Pakistanion ki Nayi Mohabbat NewZeeland (sic) (New Zealand: The new love for Pakistanis)".

The seventh wicket partnership between Dhoni and Jadeja brought India back into the game from a near-impossible situation, only for the Kiwis to later outclass the Asians by 18 runs. "They put us under pressure and came through in the key moments", Kohli said.


The introduction of the metronomic Mitch Santner was telling and India had added only one run in 16 balls before Pant departed for 32 after wildly slugging the slow left armer to deep midwicket.

But left-hander Jadeja's 59-ball innings, featuring four fours and four sixes, ended when he skyed Boult to New Zealand captain Kane Williamson.

However, the result of the semi-final between India and New Zealand was foreseen by an astrologer named Balaji Haasan nearly 6 months before the World Cup frenzy.

New Zealand scored 28 runs after the resumption under cloudy but brightening skies, finishing on 239-8.

Tendulkar praised MS Dhoni a lot, saying that not many batsmen have this kind of successful career as the India wicketkeeper.

Let's have a look at those three players who might not feature in ODIs for India:Dinesh Karthik:Photo Credit: BCCI.

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