Matt Henry and Trent Boult reduced India to 5 for 3 in their chase of 240, but they fought back remarkably only to fall narrowly short
The former India captain said there had been a lot of "baffling" decisions by the team management, including how Rayudu and Rahane had been handled.
The match spilling into a second day made the New Zealander lose sleep, but he remained confident about the total they got given the conditions on offer
India captain defends middle-order after spirited comeback, but there's no way back following aggressive New Zealand attack
All tournament long, India's top three had piled up the runs; yet, just as in the 2015 World Cup, they collectively failed at the first knockout hurdle
When the ball didn't swing, he leapt like superman to pluck catches, when it did, he prised out the world's best
Elation and disappointment: the reactions to New Zealand's 18-run win over India in the World Cup semi-final at Old Trafford
New Zealand captain says key to their victory was in identifying 240-250, and not 300, as a competitive total
The India captain said the 'skill level' of New Zealand's bowlers 'made life very difficult for the batsmen'
New Zealand got to 2 for 1 after four overs, while India had 5 for 3; it wasn't the prediction at all
An India fan was forced to change plans last-minute to make the semi-final at Old Trafford, where a thrilling two-day match took place
India appear to have settled on the five-bowler plan, but will that be too big a risk?
Varun Shetty checks with Sambit Bal and Andrew Fidel Fernando on the game situation, and which way it's likely to go, weather permitting
ESPNcricinfo's live updates and analysis on the India v New Zealand semi-final
On paper he's in at No. 3, but he often pretty much ends up opening - and sticks around for ages, come juicy pitches or skilled bowling
Kane Williamson said it will be a fresh start for everyone when the semi-final round begins
None of the three batsmen have scored even 60% of the runs they would generally do, leaving Williamson to shoulder most of the responsibility
It's been a new role in the middle overs, says Indian captain, and a challenge that he has enjoyed
Rohit Sharma v Trent Boult, the Indian spin options and New Zealand's express pace - what will be the game-changer?
As long as he was there, giving India's faltering chase direction, the allrounder put the New Zealanders on the back foot
India ponder their bowling combination, while New Zealand look to end their three-match losing streak as the teams face off in the first semi-final
|1st||4||RG Sharma||KL Rahul|
|2nd||1||V Kohli||KL Rahul|
|3rd||0||KL Rahul||RR Pant|
|4th||19||KD Karthik||RR Pant|
|5th||47||HH Pandya||RR Pant|
|6th||21||MS Dhoni||HH Pandya|
|7th||116||MS Dhoni||RA Jadeja|
|8th||8||MS Dhoni||B Kumar|
|9th||1||B Kumar||YS Chahal|
|10th||4||YS Chahal||JJ Bumrah|