"India batted, bowled, fielded well throughout the tournament, of which we are very proud".
But when MS Dhoni, India's warhorse, was spectacularly run out by Martin Guptill's direct hit to follow Ravindra Jadeja back to the pavilion, the fans knew the game was as good as over and most walked out, devastated.
"That was a brilliant fighting effort, which showed such a great mentality from our guys".
New Zealand managed to get to 239 runs for the loss of eight wickets after resuming today and playing the remaining 23 balls of their innings.
"The game was on a very fine line at one point and it's just nice to be on the right side of it and the small margins went our way". Narula apparently asked about Kohli's involvement in the Jadeja-Manjrekar situation, to which the 30-year-old replied that the team as such did not need to involve much as Jadeja took matters into his own hands. The ball was just clipping the bails and he was given out by the on-field umpire. Australia missed out on top spot after losing to South Africa in their final group game but largely impressed during the group stages, Starc leading the wicket-taking list with 26.
But Edgbaston has not been a happy hunting ground for Australia, with their last win at the venue in any format coming in a 2001 Test match.Читайте также: Air Canada flight makes emergency landing with 35 people injured
"We can beat anybody when we turn up", added Williamson. "It's the semi-final of a World Cup".
"We want to reflect on the good things we did in this match and the things we want to improve on".
Rayudu played some important knocks in New Zealand to help team India win the series as he scored 113 and 90 in the series. "However, he was unfortunate and couldn't take India to the finals".
"Yes, at that stage, we all felt like in the changing room the game can be closed out, it can be done, but then again he played so well and then a mistake can happen at any stage - I don't think it was even a mistake, it was lack of execution which in oneday cricket you have to take a risk here and there", he said. "Hopefully we can adopt 1.5 billion supporters and they'll be behind us on Sunday", Williamson signed off.
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