Team India's achievements in 2019 World Cup

New Zealand players celebrate after India's MS Dhoni is run out during the ICC World Cup Semi Final at Old Trafford Manchester

New Zealand celebrate after MS Dhoni is run out More

They have an excellent batting line-up, no doubt, and 239 wasn't a big score on this ground. First up, it was Rohit's batting masterclass and then that ball from Kuldeep Yadav to dismiss Babar Azam. "It was an overhang into the Lord's game and then when we came here we managed to produce something similar to the cricket we have been playing over the last four years and that was really encouraging".

Fellow fan Prabhdeep Singh said that after India lost early wickets, including that of captain Virat Kohli to reduce the two-time champions to 24 for four, Dhoni and Jadeja had given them hope of victory. They were stuck and confused.

Damaging losses to Sri Lanka and Australia left England fearing the worst for their last-four hopes, but an impressive response with wins over India and New Zealand booked their ticket to the knockout stages.

Never losing to Pakistan in a World Cup: After the 89-run win (via D-L method) at Old Trafford, the unbeaten streak has now extended to 7-0. However, Kiwis, who had a dream start with the ball, reduced India to 92 for six. So it's not easy under pressure.

"India batted, bowled, fielded well throughout the tournament, of which we are very proud". It proves now that their middle order can not handle pressure.

India lost the semi-final following a resilient show from Ravindra Jadeja 77 (59) and MS Dhoni 50 (72).

He was all praise for Ravindra Jadeja, who made batting on a hard pitch look easy.

"It was unfortunate that Jadeja got out to a ball that he could have hit for a six". But Kane Williamson outsmarted India tactically with the way he attacked upfront and the way he set the field.

The 2019 World Cup is taking place in England and the semi-finalists could be India, Australia, New Zealand and England.

As for Dhoni, it's not for me to decide whether he should hang up his boots. Sometimes he was coming at No. 5, sometimes further down.

No reserve days were scheduled for the group matches of this World Cup, which has already featured a record four washouts.

"So contributions can come in so many different ways and I think we have seen on the fielding charts he has been right up there and for him to do that and pull off what was a significant turning point in the match was special", Williamson said.

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