Watch – “Those who have played against MS [Dhoni] know that as long as he is there anything is possible”, Tim Southee recalls 2019 CWC Semifinal game

New Zealand players shared their experience of playing against India in 2019 Cricket World Cup semifinal.

New Zealand defeated India by 18 runs in semifinal of World Cup 2019 and faced England in final. However, England defeated New Zealand in final by boundary count rule. India while chasing 240 runs set by NZ lost 4 wickets inside 10 overs on 24 runs.

Afterwards, Dhoni & Jadeja made partnership for 116- run and tried to rescue the team but Jadeja got out and in 19th over, Dhoni tried to change his gear but got run-out by Martin Guptill in attempt of stealing 2 runs and India lost the game.

In a video released by Prime Video ahead of the impending white-ball series between India and New Zealand, starting November 18, New Zealand stars from that 2019 World Cup team recalled that epic moment

Kane Williamson: I think I might have been at mid-off that is usually where I stand. It was clearly quite a pivotal point in the match. Unbelievable run-out from Martin Guptill for a direct hit from that distance. It clearly was a big wicket which certainly gave us a much better chance to get across the line

Martin Guptill: Colin de Grandhomme was there but it had to be a direct hit and I think he [Dhoni] was something like that far short so if it had been taken he would have been safe so it had to be a direct hit. It was one hell of a game.

Tim Southee: In that fashion was pretty special for Guptill to be able to hit the stumps from so far away. Those who have played against MS [Dhoni] know that as long as he is there anything is possible. As long as he was there, India had a chance so it was a massive moment in the game and probably sort of final piece that had to go away, and to get it that way was pretty special.

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