The Indian cricket team has been eliminated from the title race in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 after suffering a close defeat at the hands of New Zealand in the semi-final of the tournament.
The Black Caps bowlers were outstanding with the new ball as they destroyed the Indian top-order with their nagging lines and movement off the pitch. However, India did manage to come back in the game in the final phase of the innings as Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni built a match-defining 116 runs stand.
Nonetheless, it was New Zealand’s game to win as soon as Jadeja was caught by Kane Williamson in the 48th over. They reached their second consecutive World Cup final and have moved one step closer to winning their first ever world title in cricket.
Fans all around the world empathized with the Indian batsmen while they heaped immense praise on the exuberant Black Caps who produced a clinical performance against the best ODI team in the world.