Kane Williamson (Photo: Reuters)
Kane Williamson (Photo: Reuters)

Kane Williamson gets revenge on Virat Kohli for 2008 semi loss

  • Eleven years ago, it was Virat Kohli and his men who had come out on top in a tense rain-affected semi by 3 wickets
  • New Zealand booked their spot in the final of the World Cup for the second time in two editions

Kane Williamson on Wednesday got revenge on Virat Kohli for the loss in the 2008 U-19 World Cup as New Zealand beat India by 18 runs in the semi final of the ICC cricket World Cup semi final in Manchester.

Eleven years ago, it was Virat Kohli and his men who had come out on top in a tense rain-affected semi by 3 wickets (DLS method).

On Wednesday, though it was a different story as the Kiwis ended India’s hopes of reaching the final in a clinical performance. Batting first New Zealand scored 239/8 in their fifty overs and Men in blue struggled from the very beginning and were restricted to 221 in their fifty overs.

Batting first New Zealand got 205/8 in their 50 overs and after a rain delay India were set a target of 191, which they achieved with nine balls to spare and three wickets remaining.

Kane Williamson, who was New Zealand captian that day, got 37, while India captain Virat Kohli got 43 in the run chase.

New Zealand will now face the winner of the other semifinal between England and Australia at Manchester.

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