"MS Dhoni is a world class cricketer": Kane Williamson

New Zealand reached their second World Cup final with a stunning 18-run win over shell-shocked India at Old Trafford on Wednesday. However, with the overhead conditions conducive to swing bowling, Trent Boult and Matt Henry were always going to be the threat for the Indian openers with the new ball. Jadeja (77) and Dhoni (50) shared a 116-run stand for the seventh wicket. Chasing 240, India suffered from a top-order collapse and never recovered from it until Ravindra Jadeja and Dhoni gave 1.3 billion Indian fans a glimmer of hope with their stupendous batting display.

Sharma, who had already made a five hundreds at this tournament - a record for a single World Cup, began the procession of top-order dismissals when he was caught behind off Henry. Rohit (Sharma) got a brilliant ball.

"So contributions can come in so many different ways and I think we have seen on the fielding charts he has been right up there and for him to do that and pull off what was a significant turning point in the match was special", Williamson said. The ball was just clipping the bails and he was given out by the on-field umpire. Mitchell Santner who was extremely impressive and picked the two crucial wickets of Pant and Pandya was successfully taken on by Jadeja.

With 31 needed off the last two overs and Dhoni on strike, India were still in the game, but Dhoni's run-out sounded the death knell for their World Cup campaign. Twitteratties also started the #ThankYouMSD trend to paid a heartfelt tribute to former captain cool Mahendra Singh Dhoni. "Dhoni is an absolute legend".

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"I thought Jadeja had an outstanding game; the way he played today was a great sign for his skillsets and what he can do for the team". He had said that India will either face New Zealand or England in the World Cup semi-final but this time around, a new team will rise up from the ashes to claim the winning trophy.

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Balaji said that the New Zealand will emerge as the ultimate victor in the World Cup tournament 2019 adding that Kane Williamson will be named as the Man of the series.

New Zealand will now play against the victor of the second semi-final between Australia and England at Lord's on July 14.

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