Just before 3pm, deep into the second afternoon, this epic World Cup semi-final finished in a startling 18-run victory for New Zealand. In the end the margin was even tighter than that, no wider than the single inch between the tip of MS Dhoni’s bat and the crease when he was run out by a direct hit from Martin Guptill. India needed 24 off nine balls at that point, and Dhoni, who had made fifty from 72, was their last, best hope of getting them. The crowd, ear-splittingly loud, fell awfully quiet as the truth sunk in that New Zealand had won through to the World Cup final. Only hours earlier, it had seemed a desperately unlikely result. CricViz’s win predictor tool gave New Zealand a 2% chance of winning at the start of the second innings. After being 211 for five overnight, they had cobbled together 28 runs from the 23 balls left in their innings from the previous evening. They were stymied by the brilliant fielding of Ravi Jadeja, who helped dismiss both their unbeaten batsmen. He ran out Ross Taylor with a 35-yard throw from mid-wicket, and caught Tom Latham with a leap on the boundary. Brilliant… Read full this story
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