New Zealand beat India to enter final

 New Zealand edged India by 18 runs to seal a place in the final for the second time in as many editions of the tournament. Ross Taylor’s 74 and Kane Williamson’s 64 helped the Kiwis put on a total of 239 runs on the board in 50 overs on reserve day after Tuesday’s play was washed out due to rain.

India then suffered a top-order collapse but a century stand between Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni revived the chase. In the end, both were dismissed in quick succession as India lost the match in the last over.

After the failure of the top order, Ravindra Jadeja’s blazing half-century revived Indian hopes. But his dismissal followed by the run out of MS Dhoni left India short by 18 runs.

Responding to India’s defeat, captain Virat Kohli said : ‘Bad 45 minutes in the knockouts puts you out of the tournament. Very proud of the way we played. Our shot selection could have been better but other than that, really proud of the way we played in the tournament. Credit to New Zealand as to how they bowled in the initial stages of the match. Jadeja changes the game in such a short time and his partnership with Dhoni was amazing. But cricket is a game of margins and it showed in the end with the run out.’

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