Kane Williamson praised New Zealand´s "brilliant fighting effort" as his side reached their second successive World Cup final with a dramatic 18-run win over India 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.
Jadeja's half-century came up from just 39 balls, a scoring rate significantly faster than any other player in the match, and as the game entered the final six overs, there was belief among the Indian supporters their side could complete an unlikely comeback. New Zealand will meet the victor of the second semifinal at Lord's on July 14.
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After a disastrous start by India's top order, MS Dhoni and Jadeja stood up to the occasion and cemented a 50-plus runs partnership.
Jadeja, batting for the first time in the tournament, put on a World Cup record 116 for the seventh wicket alongside the more subdued Dhoni, who was content to defer the big-hitting responsibilities to his junior partner.
The way the chase panned out vindicated New Zealand captain Kane Williamson's attritional approach to batting on hard conditions on Tuesday, which ended prematurely because of rain with the Blacks Caps 211-5 with 3.5 overs remaining. But it was too late in the day as the top-order collapse came to haunt India at the end. New Zealand wrapped up their innings on the second day of play at 239-8. It was New Zealand's attack on Team India which led to the top four batsmen (Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Dinesh Karthik) go back to the pavilion.
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India's captain reviewed the decision but could not get it overturned. Virat Kohli managed to score only one run in the first World Cup 2019 semi-final in Manchester.
Rahul also edged behind off Henry, who had figures of 3-15 in five overs. In the 23rd over, with left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner keeping things tight, Pant swept confidently only to find Colin de Grandhomme between him and the boundary - the Kiwi all-rounder catching easily.
Dhoni went in the next over and India ran out of deliveries to make a shock exit from the tournament.More news: Springbok World Cup victor James Small dies aged 50