"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".
Soon after India's Cricket World Cup dream was shattered by New Zealand in the tournament's semi-final round, residents of Srinagar in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) could not hide their joy and took to streets to celebrate the defeat Wednesday night.
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.
Jadeja played an important role in giving India hope of progressing to the World Cup final, scoring 77 runs off 58 balls.
The Chase television star Paul Sinha has tweeted his admiration for the Black Caps after they stunned India by 18 runs in the Cricket World Cup semifinal overnight.
Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar said he is heartbroken like every Indian supporter but praised the good fight put up by Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni against the Kiwis.
In the following over, it was over to Boult as he hooped the ball back in to Kohli and struck him on the pad, it looked good, the umpire agreed and up went the finger. Virat Kohli managed to score only one run in the first World Cup 2019 semi-final in Manchester.
The India captain reviewed, indicating he thought the ball was going over the top.
Rahul also edged behind off Henry, who had figures of 3-15 in five overs.
New Zealand will now play either Australia or England at Lords on July 14.
He and Dhoni (50) kept India afloat in the chase which was eventually derailed when both fell in successive overs.
India was bowled out for 221 with three balls remaining.
"New Zealand deserve a lot of credit because they put up a great display how to bowl with the new ball".
Rishabh Pant added 47 runs with Hardik Pandya to arrest the slide and Pant made 32 before his wild heave off Santner found Colin de Grandhomme near the mid-wicket boundary. Jadeja miscued it, the ball went straight up and Williamson made no mistake as he came round to get underneath.
Dhoni ramped up the pressure about with a six carved over the offside from the first ball of the next over but he was gone two balls later, sprinting to get back for two.