Although most of yesterday’s semifinal between New Zealand and India was dominated by India after Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson had won the toss, it was literally India all the way till the 17th ball of New Zealand’s innings. Surprising? Well, New Zealand openers -- Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls -- were tormented by the two India quicks in Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah. And it was as late as the 17th delivery of the game when Guptill finally tucked an angled in delivery from Bumrah towards mid wicket to take a single -- New Zealand’s first run. Certainly it was a moment to cheer for Kiwi fans after such a bleak start.
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