A Virat Kohli-led India lost to a clinical New Zealand by eight wickets in an ICC T20 World Cup Super 12 match on Sunday, virtually dashing their hopes of making the semifinals. A timid India could only manage a below-par 110/7 in their vital match and then saw New Zealand chase down the target of 111 with 33 balls to spare. Opener Daryl Mitchell top-scored for New Zealand with 49 off 35 balls, while skipper Kane Williamson made an unbeaten 33.
Sent into bat by New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson, India lost wickets at regular intervals and struggled to pose any serious threat to a disciplined Kiwi attack. Leg-break bowler Ish Sodhi and left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner returned exceptional figures of 2/17 and 0/15 from their respective quota of four overs each. Pace spearhead Trent Boult picked up 3/20.