After semi-final loss, Virat Kohli identifies big reason behind shock defeat

INDIA vs New Zealand: Bollywood celebrities REACT after Team India loses in ICC World Cup 2019 semi-finals

New Zealand defended 239 and marched into the finals.

This in connection with his earlier tweet which said, sportsmanship of Champions got tested and they failed clearly shows he believes India paid the price for "abusing the game".

Kohli was one of the India stars to flop as he was dismissed for one alongside Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, who also only managed a single each.

Although there is a forecast of more rains today, the hope is the match will be able to completed as normal, without the need to reduce overs and revise targets under the Duckworth-Lewis method for weather-affected matches.

Kohli conceded their shot selection could have been better though he refused to blame 21-year-old Pant, who was playing only his ninth one-day worldwide.

Ferguson (1-43) bowled Bhuvneshwar Kumar later in the over and Neesham (1-49) finished the job three balls into the last as Yuzvendra Chahal edged behind, leaving India to reflect on a surprise exit and New Zealand looking forward to the chance to go one better than 2015 as they bid to lift the World Cup trophy at Lord's on Sunday. He nearly won the match alongside Dhoni and his all-round performance was brilliant for the entire match.

Instead, proving nothing is guaranteed in sport, New Zealand defeated India by 18 runs on Wednesday, booking their place in the finals.

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"His bowling was fantastic, great batting and great fielding, but he can not do it on his own and unfortunately, he was left with too much to do in the end".

I have to give great credit to Kane Williamson's captaincy.

"That's why when they were batting they didn't play the big shots as they knew they only had their two main batsmen in Williamson and Ross Taylor, they just wanted to hang around".

"That's what happens in the World Cup and you just have to accept it and move on".

"We got what we needed to get in the field this morning and we thought we had restricted them to a total that can be chased on any surface". Players around them also will have to take more responsibility.

"We're still struggling to get the right middle-order combination".

India suffered their only group stage defeat against hosts England, who meet Australia in the second semi-final in Birmingham on Thursday. "We were not good enough and that is the nature of this tournament", he concluded.

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