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India’s dream run in World Cup ends with 18-run shock loss to New Zealand despite Jadeja’s brave all-round show
Cup of Hope World Cup 2019 Semifinal 1
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Hot favourites India have been eliminated from the 2019 World Cup, their robust run in the tournament coming to a screeching halt with an 18-run defeat to New Zealand in the first semi-final, spread over two days.
Resuming at 211/5, New Zealand added 28 runs in their last 23 deliveries, losing three wickets to post 239/8 in 50 overs. India, in reply, were all out for 221.
Under grey skies, New Zealand pacers shredded India’s strong batting line-up, reducing them to 5/3 before an inspiring 116-run partnership between Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni put them on the brink of victory.
Jadeja and Dhoni batted out 17.2 overs to bring India within striking distance of glory, but Trent Boult’s dismissal of the all-rounder and Martin
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