Pakistan minister calls former Indian skipper MS Dhoni match-fixer, biased cricketer

1:21                                            India captain Virat Kohli looks back on his first meeting with New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson at Under-19 level 11

And after what New Zealand media quickly dubbed "The Manchester Miracle", the understated Williamson insisted the 2015 runners-up had every chance of going one better and winning their first World Cup title.

Virat Kohli admitted India had paid the price for "45 minutes of bad cricket" as the heart-broken skipper surveyed the wreckage of his side's stunning World Cup exit.

Indian cricket fans were feeling pain rather than anger on Thursday as they tried to come to terms with their team's shocking World Cup semi-final defeat to New Zealand. In the one-day game you had five catching fielders.

According to some reports, New Zealand prepared for the contest by watching videos of Pakistan's victory over India in the 2017 Champions Trophy final - another match which featured key early wickets in India's run-chase.

New Zealand bowled themselves into the World Cup with a superb second innings fielding performance here on Wednesday.

"Because many players will not be able to process it".

"We got what we needed to get in the field this morning and we thought we had restricted them to a total that is chaseable on any surface". Till the time he was there, it looked like he would win the game for India.

"I don't think that I would like to break things down immediately", said Kohli.

"We are not shying away from accepting that we didn't stand up to the challenge and we were not good enough under pressure". "We all know the game is a fine line in a number of ways. Accept the failure as it shows on the scoreboard". Yet, the New Zealand bowlers kept their line and length and made scoring very hard for the pair early on.

Jadeja and MS Dhoni put on 116 runs for the seventh wicket to fix the damage, but their wickets spelt the end for the pre-tournament favourites.

Kohli also quashed any knowledge of Dhoni potentially retiring, saying the veteran wicketkeeper-batsman has not spoken to him about his future plans. I still feel that he has a lot of cricket left in him.



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