After New Zealand lost in the semi-final at Wankhede, Kane Williamson said he was proud of his side for putting up a fight under tough conditions batting second, and actually threatening to chase down the steep target. In fact, earlier in the tournament, New Zealand were in the hunt chasing 389 against Australia until the final delivery, before falling just short.
Virat Kohli scored his record-breaking 50th ODI hundred and Shreyas Iyer notched up his second successive century – off just 67 balls – to lead India to an imposing total. Kohli and Iyer’s brilliance came in the afterglow of Rohit’s fireworks upfront while Gill too was among the runs until the scorching Mumbai heat lent him a bout of cramps.
India hit 110 in the last 10 overs with even New Zealand’s experienced campaigners leaking runs. Trent Boult went for 86 in his 10 overs while Southee leaked 100 as his plan to take pace off didn’t yield the desired results beyond the big wicket of Rohit.
🗣️ "Disappointing to go out but super proud of the effort that’s gone in…"
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