Team India lost the World Cup semis against New Zealand, but will still win $800,000

India's Ravindra Jadeja reacts towards team's dressing room to celebrate scoring fifty runs during the Cricket World Cup semi-final match between India and New Zealand at Old Trafford in Manchester, England. AP/PTI(
  • The team which loses the semi finals gets a cheque of $800,000 from ICC to make their way this far.
  • The winners in the ICC World Cup as going to get a whopping prize money of $4 million.

The Indian cricket team which had failed to defeat New Zealand at the World Cup semi finals isn’t going to return home empty handed.

The team which loses the semi finals gets a cheque of $800,000 from ICC to make their way this far. The winners in the ICC World Cup as going to get a whopping prize money of $4 million and a gold trophy — which is usually remains with the ICC itself.

Kicked out of finals

The fate of the match was sealed with M S Dhoni’s runout in the 49th over after a magnificent 50 runs off 72 balls! But the 239 total set by New Zealand was too tough to chase.

India were at 92 runs with 6 wickets down and looking down the barrel before Jadeja joined Dhoni and raised hopes of a possible win in the nail-biting match. In the end, their partnership of 116 runs was the highest in the history of World Cup for the seventh wicket.

But the disaster started as Rohit Sharma (1), skipper Virat Kohli (1), opener K L Rahul (1) and Dinesh Karthik (6) were bowled over by Matt Henry and Trent Boult.

Second semi-final loses buzz

The World Cup matches lost their sheen after India’s exit. The road that leads to the pavilion at the Edgbaston Cricket Stadium wore an almost deserted look as hosts England and Australia clashed in the second semi-final of the 2019 World Cup on Thursday.

All the Indians who had booked tickets to check who would qualify and play India, are no longer interested in the outcome of this game.

(With IANS)
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