Cricketnext Staff | July 10, 2019, 11:17 PM IST
India skipper Virat Kohli admitted after losing the ICC World Cup semi-final to New Zealand that their opening bowling spell made the difference in the game. "Yes, I think the game pretty much changed in those first 40 minutes when we were batting and, as I said in the post-match, New Zealand deserve a lot of credit because they put up a great display how to bowl with the new ball and they hit perfect line and lengths and forced us to sort of make errors, if any, or bowl good deliveries to us so the pressure created was immense in those first 40-45 minutes. And when you lose 3 wickets for 6 it is very difficult to come back into the game. Still, our effort was commendable but, yeah, that first spell made all the difference," he said.