Occupied Kashmir celebrates as India faces defeat in cricket world cup

1:21                                            India captain Virat Kohli looks back on his first meeting with New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson at Under-19 level 11

1:21 India captain Virat Kohli looks back on his first meeting with New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson at Under-19 level 11

The victory sent 2015 runners-up New Zealand to their second consecutive World Cup final and Vettori said they would be full of confidence. That shows the kind of control they bowled with and they put the fielders in the right positions and that was a ideal spell of fast bowling with the new ball, which really put us under a lot of pressure.

Daniel Vettori takes a wicket for New Zealand.

The Black Caps came into the semifinal on the back of three straight defeats - the first team in World Cup history to enter the knockout stage on such a barren run.

While those 45 minutes might indeed have been the unraveling of what was an otherwise near flawless World Cup campaign for India, the warning signs had been present for some time.

Indian Cricket captain suggests that ICC change World Cup formatBy Shanil Singh Thursday 11/07/2019Indian Cricket captain Virat Kohli. And then it was a brilliant start with the ball.

"There's so much more to winning and losing and I think it's really, really important that as a side you identify parts of matches where you may have not done things that well - and try and move away with a bit of clarity, so you are not too perhaps scarred or dented from just what the result was", explained Williamson. "I think they really deserve to go all the way", added Jitesh.

They do not play with the same razzmatazz as they did four years ago. However, both were dismissed before India could reach the total and New Zealand ultimately booked their place in the final with an 18-run win.

Leading into the World Cup, there were concerns with the Indian middle order - it was not fixed, there was no certainty over the positions and it was brittle.

"We knew they were going to attack more". I have always been a supporter of New Zealand and I hope they win the tournament. Pant come out with a fearless approach and kept releasing the pressure from time to time with eye-catching shots until the moment he got out. "If they face England, it means they are facing the hosts, so there will be excitement there as well". "Because the kind of cricket we played in this tournament, we know where we stood as a team", Kohli added.

"Just because India had won all their games so far, maybe they thought they would be able to win this game easily as well", he said.

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