Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    3.3 edged and gone! Bumrah's cobra-like zip off a tight off-stump line, snags the outside edge of a back-foot flinch, and that's a tremendous take from Kohli at second slip! Utterly flying, and he clings on with a shimmy to his left, high in front of his face 1/1
    18.2 Jadeja finds sharp turn and barges through Nicholls' gate! Good length, starts outside off, breaks back in and bounces, Nicholls aims to defend off the front foot, but, perhaps, he did not expect it to spin this much. Jadeja breaches his defences. The middle stump is knocked back. Excellent bowling from Jadeja 69/2
    35.2 slapped to point! Chahal tosses one up, Williamson is lured into the slash, but it sticks in the surface, turns to scuff the outside edge, and it's a simple looping catch to Jadeja, and a massive moment in this semi-final! 134/3
    47.6 tight line, slower ball ... clipped to midwicket ... and it's a direct hit! India know they've got their man ... Jadeja's shy is pinpoint, and Taylor is walking before the decision is given. He was turning for the second, an automatic call, and a correct one too, but it took a moment of brilliance in the field to end a fighting innings 225/6
    40.6 a massive mow, out to the leg side! Who wants this ... Karthik is the man! It's a steepling leading edge, looming out of the floodlights, but he steadies himself for a very cool take to end the stay of a dangerous customer 162/4
    44.4 suckered by the slower ball! Deceived through the air, his arms were already fully cocked for a massive wipe through the line, so instead he leans back for a cramped dink through third man, but merely feathers an edge to Dhoni. Poor shot, key breakthrough. He had the levers to do damage in the final five 200/5
    48.1 absolutely belted out through midwicket, and a sensational take from Jadeja! Latham seized on the length, sizing up the agenda-setting six, but Jaddu tracked back, leapt high, plucked it in two hands, and kept his balance inside the rope to make it two wickets in two balls, and both the set men! 225/7
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    48.6 crashed mightily into the leg side ... but not mighty enough! Too much elevation on the stroke, not enough length to the longest part of the ground, and Kohli, 20 metres in, swallows the catch ... two wickets in the over, and now it's all down to Santner as he's joined by the tail 232/8
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    18 (lb 5, w 13)
    TOTAL
    239/8 (50 Overs, RR: 4.78)
    Did not bat: LH Ferguson
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Martin Guptill, 3.3 ov), 2-69 (Henry Nicholls, 18.2 ov), 3-134 (Kane Williamson, 35.2 ov), 4-162 (James Neesham, 40.6 ov), 5-200 (Colin de Grandhomme, 44.4 ov), 6-225 (Ross Taylor, 47.6 ov), 7-225 (Tom Latham, 48.1 ov), 8-232 (Matt Henry, 48.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    B Kumar1014334.30322000
    JJ Bumrah1013913.90311000
    HH Pandya1005515.50295050
    RA Jadeja1003413.40382000
    YS Chahal1006316.30285140
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    3.1 Rahul nicks off too. Latham, you beauty, he throws himself to his right and grabs it with both hands in front of Taylor at first slip. Good length, angling in from over the wicket and bending away outside off. Rahul would have been better off had he left it alone. He is caught between leaving and playing. In the end, he does a bit of both and tickles it behind 5/3
    1.3 What a cracker from Matt Henry. Rohit gone in the second over. Fuller than a good length, angling in towards off stump, straightening away so very late. The tight line teases Rohit into feeling for the ball with his feet rooted to the crease. Rohit has a tendency to fiddle with such balls early in his innings. The first couple of balls simply came in with the angle, but this one curved away. He is squared up and can only feather is behind to Latham 4/1
    2.4 Boult belts out an appeal for lbw, umpire Illingworth raises his finger. Boult flashes a big grin... but wait Kohli has reviewed this. Full again, starts on leg stump and swings back in towards middle. Kohli stretches across and plays around his front pad. Pinged on the front pad just above the knee-roll. This looks close, and the tracker returns umpire's call on leg stump. Game on like Donkey Kong 5/2
    22.5 patience pays off, and Pants succumbs! A wild heave across the line, finally deciding that something had to give, but de Grandhomme was perfectly stationed inside the rope at cow corner, and that is a hugely timely breakthrough for New Zealand! 71/5
    9.6 Carved away in the air...and Neesham pulls off a zinger of a catch at backward point. He throws himself to his left, the ball dies on him, but he still completes the one-hander and is mobbed by his team-mates. He watched the 2015 World Cup semi-final at the Eden Park grass banks. Here he is pulling off a screaming catch. Bona fide contender for the catch of the tournament. Pitched up and outside off, Karthik drives in the air. Then it's time to #UnleashtheNeesh 24/4
    30.3 Pandya has been utterly suckered! The drip-drip-drip of Santner's line and length lures him into a wild, massive, woolly, awful slog across the line.. It's gone miles in the air, Williamson circles under it at midwicket, steadies himself well, and flops to the turf on impact to complete a massive wicket! Dhoni won't win this without anyone to stay with him! 92/6
    48.3 Guptill, you legend. He runs out another legend. Rocket direct hit to dismiss Dhoni. Is that that? Dhoni walks back.... for the last time? Gone for 50 off 72 balls. Ferguson goes wide of the crease and bangs a bouncer on middle, tucks him up for room. Dhoni can only flap it away behind square. He chances a second, stretches, and comes up short. Just short. Short by an inch. Guptill tears in, picks up the ball, and nails the stumps with surgical precision. What a moment in the game 216/8
    47.5 It's a skier. Who would you want settling under it with a spot in the final on the line? Of course, it's Williamson. On a length and outside off, in the slot to be put away, but Boult gives no pace, rolling his fingers across it. Jadeja gets more height as opposed to distance and Williamson grabs it nonchalantly at long-off 208/7
    48.6 121ks slower dipper from Lockie Ferguson. Suckers Bhuvneshwar and bowls him. Floated in, looks like a back-of-the-hand variation, beats the outside edge and makes a mess of Bhuvneshwar's stumps 217/9
    49.3 Neesham closes out the game for New Zealand and puts them in the final. Shortish, another legcutter variation from Neesham. Chahal wants to swing this into the other Old Trafford, but he can only snick it behind. He was given out, Chahal went for the review, but he's gone. India are gone 221/10
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    16 (lb 3, w 13)
    TOTAL
    221 all out (49.3 Overs, RR: 4.46)
    Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Rohit Sharma, 1.3 ov), 2-5 (Virat Kohli, 2.4 ov), 3-5 (KL Rahul, 3.1 ov), 4-24 (Dinesh Karthik, 9.6 ov), 5-71 (Rishabh Pant, 22.5 ov), 6-92 (Hardik Pandya, 30.3 ov), 7-208 (Ravindra Jadeja, 47.5 ov), 8-216 (MS Dhoni, 48.3 ov), 9-217 (Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 48.6 ov), 10-221 (Yuzvendra Chahal, 49.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    TA Boult1024224.20364030
    MJ Henry1013733.70425030
    LH Ferguson1004314.30361220
    C de Grandhomme201306.5040010
    JDS Neesham7.304916.53223130
    MJ Santner1023423.40400210

Match Notes

India 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st4RG SharmaKL Rahul
2nd1V KohliKL Rahul
3rd0KL RahulRR Pant
4th19KD KarthikRR Pant
5th47HH PandyaRR Pant
6th21MS DhoniHH Pandya
7th116MS DhoniRA Jadeja
8th8MS DhoniB Kumar
9th1B KumarYS Chahal
10th4YS ChahalJJ Bumrah