New Zealand reach 2019 Cricket World Cup final after defeating India

New Zealand reached their second Cricket World Cup final with a stunning 18-run win over shell-shocked India in the semifinal of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup at the Old Trafford 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.

New Zealand, beaten in the 2015 final by Australia, were restricted to just 239-8 after completing their 50 overs a day later than expected following the suspension of play due to rain on Tuesday.

But Kane Williamson's side bowled superbly to rock India, with three top-order wickets from paceman Matthew Henry proving the key contribution in dismissing the pre-tournament favorites for 221.

Source(s): AFP