India Suffer Heartbreaking Loss To New Zealand In World Cup Semi-Final
New Zealand reached their second World Cup final with a stunning 18-run win over shell-shocked India at Old Trafford on Wednesday.
Martin Guptill fell for just one when he fended at a rising Jasprit Bumrah delivery and was caught by Virat Kohli at second slip. (All Images Courtesy: AFP)
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson once again anchored his side's innings with a painstaking 67 on Tuesday.
Ross Taylor, 67 not out overnight, top-scored with 74.
New Zealand added 28 runs in the remaining 23 balls of their innings to finish on 239/8 after rain had stopped play on Tuesday.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar claimed three wickets as India were left needing 240 to reach the final against England or Australia at Lord's on July 14.
Chasing 240 to win, India lost three wickets for one run in 10 balls against New Zealand.
Virat Kohli fell to a superb inswinger from Trent Boult.
Ravindra Jadeja gave India hope after a stunning top-order collapse left them reeling against New Zealand.
MS Dhoni fell for 50 as India were bundled out for 221 in 49.3 overs.
In Sunday's final, New Zealand will face the winners of Thursday's match between hosts England and defending champions Australia.