Occupied Kashmir celebrates as India faces defeat in cricket world cup

Occupied Kashmir celebrates as India faces defeat in cricket world cup

Chasing 240 for victory, India lost four of their top batsmen for 24 runs in the first 10 overs and were eventually bowled out for 221.

Ravindra Jadeja was playing only his second match in the World Cup 2019 but still managed to make an impact with his all-round performance as he nearly pulled off a miracle for Team India in the first semi-final against New Zealand.

The tweet read, "Dhoni you deserved such disgraceful exit for polluting the gentleman's game with fixing and bias!"

By the third over of the second innings, New Zealand had India on the ropes at 5-3, with Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, and star captain Virat Kohli all falling for one run apiece.

"We knew they were going to attack more and not let the game go to the end", said Kohli.

Asked what this win would mean for cricket in New Zealand, where rugby union's world champion All Blacks dominate the sporting scene, Williamson said: "I don't think it will change the number one sport".

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He admitted afterwards that he had been unable to control his emotions in the moment, but owned up to failing when it mattered most for his team.

India's hold on the game of cricket and the tournament of the World Cup notwithstanding, New Zealand was always capable of creating this mega-upset. Everything has to be balanced, like we want it to be on the field.

Kohli insisted the defeat, which came after India won seven of nine group games, will eventually be dissected to work out what went wrong.

"We are not shying away from accepting that we didn't stand up to the challenge and we were not good enough under pressure. You make errors, you make decisions which are not right at that time and you have to accept it". "We have to accept that and 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.

The 89-year old singer, who is also a massive cricket fan, took to Twitter to support MSD, who according to reports is about to announce his retirement from the ODI format for the game.