Angry Indian Fans Burn Poster Of Virat Kohli And MS Dhoni

They may not have eye-candy stroke-makers or super-talented young guns, but the Kiwis are a hardworking, utility team that works within its limits, uses its brains to the optimum and often punches well above its weight!

As he put together a fighting century partnership with Dhoni, Indian fans began hoping big again.

Kohli insisted it was just a rare bad day at the office for India, who had finished the group stage in first place with seven wins from nine games before their disappointing semi-final exit.

Twitterati also went into overdrive following the Men in Blue loss with users trolling Indian team's captain Virat Kohli saying: "Kohli tujhse nahin hota chase".

We know now the gutsy 67 Kane Williamson was able to graft out was yet more evidence of his mastery. However, Manjrekar found a golden opportunity to step back once Jadeja produced a gem of a performance in the semi-final game against New Zealand on Tuesday and Wednesday. "I have heard enough of your verbal diarrhea Sanjay Manjrekar".

"The one criticism (for selectors) is that they fiddled around the middle order". The India captain reviewed the decision but replays showed the ball was clipping the bails.

New Zealand will face the victor of the second semifinal, between Australia and England, in Lord's on Sunday. "Hard to take it - but New Zealand deserve it", Kohli said after the game. "There had to be a good balance in the team, if one is striking the ball well, the other has to play second fiddle". "They have just been quietly going about their business without drawing attention to themselves". Unfortunately, they could not finish off the game and India lost by 18 runs.

On Thursday, England skittled out Australia for 223 before romping to their target in 32.1 overs in a lop-sided battle between the hosts and the holders at Edgbaston. "Whatever happened in the past didn't really matter", Henry said. "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. You will not be given anything on a plate.

They do not play with the same razzmatazz as they did four years ago. What can I say about the way in which they played?

The Black Caps added 28 runs from their overnight score off the last 3.5 overs to edge towards a challenging total following a tepid start to their innings.

  • Julie Sanders