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Virat Kohli says ’45 minutes of bad cricket’ cost India in World Cup semi-final loss to New Zealand | Cricket News

India captain Virat Kohli says “45 minutes of bad cricket” price his facet a spot within the World Cup closing following their defeat to New Zealand.

The Black Caps got here out on prime in an exciting semi-final at Outdated Trafford as they defended 239 to make it to Sunday’s showpiece at Lord’s.

India appeared sturdy favourites on the midway however slipped to 5-Three after which 24-Four early within the chase and, regardless of the most effective efforts of Ravindra Jadeja, weren’t in a position to absolutely recuperate.

“We played outstanding cricket throughout this tournament and to just go out on the basis of 45 minutes of bad cricket is saddening and it breaks your heart,” Kohli stated.

Kohli was one of many first three wickets to fall, trapped lbw by Trent Boult for one, and now has a document of simply 11 runs in three innings in World Cup semi-finals.

“It’s very disappointing, not turning up when the team wanted me,” he added. “Clearly, it feels unhealthy. Everybody will get disenchanted after they get out.

“You could have labored so exhausting all through the match to construct momentum. You end No 1 within the desk after which a spell of unhealthy cricket after which you might be out of the match utterly.

“However you need to settle for it. It is occurred to us earlier than and we now have all come out higher cricketers due to these setbacks, particularly at a stage like a World Cup.

“We thought we had restricted New Zealand to a complete which was fairly chaseable on any floor, however the best way they got here out and so they bowled in that first half an hour actually was the distinction within the recreation.

“We felt that we had the momentum and the correct mindset however the credit score has to go to the New Zealand bowlers, as a result of with the brand new ball I thought they had been excellent.

“It made life very troublesome for the batsmen.”

Watch the second Cricket World Cup semi-final between Australia and England from 9.30am, Thursday on Sky Sports activities Cricket World Cup.

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