BLACKCAPS enter ‘Finals’

India vs New Zealand was the 46th ODI match in the World Cup 2019 series. The match was played at Old Trafford, Manchester.

New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first against India.

New Zealand scored 211 runs losing 5 wickets by the end of 46.1 overs and then match was pushed to reserve day(wednesday, 10-07-2019).

The match continued from 2nd ball of 46th over with New Zealand batting. New Zealand by the end of 50 overs scored 239 runs losing 8 wickets. The target set to India was 240 runs.

Being unbeaten and table-topper in this World Cup 2019 series, this score was assumed to be an easy chase for Indian Cricket team according to fans and cricket admirers. But, once the second innings kicked off, the pressure prevailing around the trophy started showing off.

Indian players right now facing the New Zealand bowlers and Indian fans on either sides.

India already lost 6 wickets. After 5 down, Dhoni and Hardik were a trustable partnership while Hardik was out, caught by Williamson.

Ravindra Jadeja who made his entry after Hardik, and started off giving a promising hits. Dhoni and Jadeja are literally driving the team into triumph.

By the end of 46 overs India were at 198 runs and in need of 42 runs to win.

By the end of 47 overs India were at 203 runs and in need of 37 runs to win.

Ravindra Jadeja definitely very well played scoring 77 runs and left the field caught by Williamson.

By the end of 48 overs India were at 209 runs and in need of 31 runs to win.

Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar Kumar was standing on the pitch to make it happen.

Dhoni left the field immediately after Jadeja, producing a half century.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Chahal stands for the team in the final overs.

In the final overs, India lost all the wickets scoring 211 runs with 3 balls remaining.

New Zealand won by 18 runs against India.

It is notable that, New Zealand were the runner up of ICC World Cup 2015.

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