New Zealand stuns India by 18 runs to reach World Cup final

Publish: 9:07 PM, July 10, 2019 | Update: 9:07:PM, July 10, 2019

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, – New Zealand reached their second World Cup final with a stunning 18-run win over shell-shocked India at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

The Black Caps will play hosts England or holders Australia in Sunday’s title match at Lord’s after pulling off a remarkable triumph against two-time
champions India.

New Zealand, beaten in the 2015 final by Australia, were restricted to just 239-8 after completing their 50 overs a day later than expected
following the suspension of play due to rain on Tuesday.

But Kane Williamson’s side bowled superbly to rock India, with three top- order wickets from paceman Matthew Henry proving the key contribution in dismissing the pre-tournament favourites for 221.