India crash out of World Cup

India crashed out of the World Cup after suffering a heart-breaking 18-run loss to New Zealand in the first semifinal in Manchester on Wednesday.

Earlier, Resuming on 211/5 on Wednesday, New Zealand finished on 239/8 in their 50 overs after rain interrupted play at 46.1 overs into their innings on Tuesday.

India lost key batsmen Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and K.L Rahul for just one run each as they slumped to five for three and were 24 for four when Dinesh Karthik was out for six.

Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni produced a 116-run partnership to drag the 2011 winners back in contention.

But a stupendous 47th over from Matt Henry where he went for just five runs changed the complexion of the game. Boult got the huge wicket of Jadeja in the next over with the left-hander skying a good length delivery to Williamson for 75.

The moment of the match though came from Martin Guptill. Dhoni tucked the ball to the on side and going for a second run was run out for 50 courtesy a direct hit from Guptill that all but sealed the game.

Neesham got the final wicket of Yuzvendra Chahal to spark celebrations in the New Zealand camp.

(with news agency inputs)