New Zealand beat India to reach World Cup final

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"You have worked so hard throughout the tournament to build momentum", Kohli said, after India were unable to recover from 24-4 to chase 240 against New Zealand. And despite a spirited comeback, led by Ravi Jadeja and MS Dhoni, the damage proved too much to overcome in an 18-run defeat.

Cricket-mad Indians tried today to come to terms with their shock World Cup exit, with the Times of India telling readers "The Sun will still rise tomorrow" and Ravindra Jadeja emerging as a new national hero.

"I think we are good enough to beat anyone". "I particularly enjoyed the innings played by Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor on the first day when they assessed conditions brilliantly and refused to buckle under the pressure that inevitably comes when the scoring rate was actually getting slower as the innings progressed". "India played brilliant cricket in the league phase". Everything has to be balanced, like we want it to be on the field.

"Because many players will not be able to process it".

During a post-match conference following India's loss, when Virat Kohli was asked about Dhoni's retirement and if "Captain Cool" has spoken about his future plans, the Indian captain said, "No, he hasn't told us anything about his future".

"Trent Boult and Matt Henry's opening spell was one of the best you'll see, and to dismiss three incredibly talented India batsman to have them five for three takes something special". "I know how deep the level of disappointment will be".

"They absorbed the pressure nicely and anything can happen with Dhoni and Jadeja at the crease, so it's just nice to come out on the right side", Boult said.