Interestingly enough, it seems every time ICC has pushed a match to a reserve day, India is one of the two teams that suffers.
Victor of the second semifinal would face New Zealand in the world cup final at Lord's stadium on Sunday.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson also conceded that India could have won the match had Jadeja and Dhoni stayed longer at the crease. "I remember in the 1983 World Cup, we batted first and scored about 260 against West indies in the opening match in Manchester", he said.
The Guardian's blogger Simon Burnton said it was an unforgettable match that was turned around by the devastating new-ball burst from Player of the Match Matt Henry and Trent Boult.
"The way Jadeja and (MS) Dhoni were hitting the ball, they were likely to win, but our fielders were then outstanding".
"All those first three wickets, KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, were outstanding worldwide wicket-taking deliveries and got rid of players who were in brilliant form", he added. A large reason for India's run-strangulation in the middle overs was due to Santner, who found himself with figures of 6 overs, 2 maidens, 7 runs and 2 wickets at one point. That too can have an unsettling effect; for when Henry ran in to bowl his second over-with three slips and five fielders in catching positions-the very first ball tickled Rahul's bat and landed in Rod Latham's gloves.
Nevertheless, Taylor's acceleration before the heavens opened, coupled with some hard running, saw the Black Caps add 84 in their last 10 overs to leave India needing 240 to reach the Lord's showpiece on Sunday. "In the field, I think we were spot on", Kohli said.
This isn't the first time matches have been pushed to reserve days.
On Wednesday Indian bowlers restricted New Zealand to 239 with an incredible display of tight bowling.
However, in this instance, Jadeja produced one of the best innings in recent memory and transformed his side's fortunes with some spectacular pyrotechnics as New Zealand began to feel the rug being pulled from under their feet. Kumar had 3-43.