New Delhi: Indian cricket team on July 10 set an unwanted record for the lowest total for the loss of three wickets in World Cup semis at 5/3. The not-so-impressive record was earlier held by Australia for 8/3 against West Indies in the 1996 World Cup in Mohali.
However, India can take heart from the fact that Australia, after setting this dismal record, went on to beat the Windies and enter the finals.
Another fact that India can take heart from is Kapil Dev’s impressive innings of 175 after India lost five wickets at a low score of 17 against Zimbabwe in 1983, the same year when India first lifted the cup.
The hopes are high from MS Dhoni as India struggles to manage a stable partnership in the ongoing semi final match. It remains to be seen if Dhoni will be able to repeat Kapil Dev’s magic knock to help ‘Men in Blue’ enter the final.
New Zealand resumed their inning at at 211 for 5 after rain halted the match on July 9. The Kiwis bundled up at 239/8, which seemed a meager score for team India until it lost 3 back to back wickets for just 8 runs in three overs.
The World Cup final will be played on June 14 at Lord’s Cricket Ground.
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