World Cup 2019 semi-final: Virat Kohli’s catch to dismiss Martin Guptill leaves fans awestruck

first_imgIndia made a dream start to their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 semi-final against New Zealand at Old Trafford in Manchester on Tuesday as their pacers kept it tight with the new ball.New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to bat on an overcast morning in Manchester. The outcome of the toss has been influential at the venue as teams batting first have won all the matches (5) played so far at the iconic venue.India vs New Zealand, World Cup 2019 semi-final: Live Cricket ScoreHowever, Indian new-ball bowlers made sure they jolted New Zealand by putting immense pressure on Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls — the two New Zealand openers.India bowled 16 dot balls with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah bowling tidy lines and lengths. Jasprit Bumrah then gave India an early breakthrough for India by removing Martin Guptill for 2.Guptill’s horror run in World Cup 2019 continued when he nicked one towards the slip cordon as a ball from Jasprit Bumrah zipped past after pitching on good length. Captain Virat Kohli at the second slip took a stunner as he held on to the ball that was travelling at some pace.Kohli was nearly off-balance when he took the catch as it came at an awkward height. Bumrah and his teammates celebrated in delight as they made sure Martin Guptill returned to the Old Trafford pavillion after an early successful LBW appeal agianst him.India lost their only review for the semi-final in the first ball as Virat Kohli opted to use the DRS for a decision in favour of Martin Guptill. Bhuvneshwar Kumar struck Guptill on his pads but replays showed the ball was comfortably missing the leg-stump.advertisementVirat Kohli’s stunner sent social media into a tizzy as India fans were left awestruck by the captain’s effort at the slip. Kohli appeared to be in some discomfort but he was fine to continue.Calm and collected from the Indian captain to pull off that first catchWatch the wicket and more highlights on the #CWC19 appAPPLE World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 9, 2019What a start by the Indian team in the semifinal!Amazing catch by the captain, @imVkohli and @Jaspritbumrah93 is as awesome as he always is!#CWC19 #CWC2019Anand Malto (@anandmalto) July 9, 2019What a catch! @imVkohli Can’t imagine how fast that ball must have traveled! Let’s go!!!! #INDvsNZ #SemiFinal1 @CWC19_WC2019Madhav Namjoshi (@Robin824) July 9, 2019This catch from @imVkohli is max underrated. Was travelling so bloody quick. #NZvIND #WorldCup2019Vinit Pawar (@WinitPawar) July 9, 2019Talk about starting a big game well – Fast bowlers have done well and what a fine catch it was from #Virat . THAT was traveling! #CWC19RK (@RK_sports) July 9, 2019This start by India. Ball is seriously hooping ?????? #CWC19 Michell (@tim_michell) July 9, 2019#IndvNZ Whattt a catch!! Virat KohliCricket India (@cric_ind) July 9, 2019Virat Kohli…. What a beauty of a catch! You can see Guptill cursing as he hits the pavillion.#ICCCricketWorldCup #INDvsNZShivangi Prabhudesai (@ShiviStormborn) July 9, 2019What a catch by @imVkohli ???????? (@vinod_d007) July 9, 2019Also Read | World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli wants India to stick to basics as New Zealand batAlso Read | India my favourite team since the start of World Cup 2019: Kamran AkmalAlso See:last_img

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