For Ben Stokes, his brilliant knock of 84 not out in the final and winning World Cup would remain as a moment of redemption. But his name would also be associated with controversies
New Zealand entered in their second consecutive World Cup final after defeating the table-toppers India. With the surprising win, the Kiwis forced the world to believe in the unpredictable nature of the game and anybody can beat anybody regardless who holds the tag of favourites.
Sharma is the highest run-getter of the tournament as he amassed 648 runs. Moreover, he scripted history by scoring five centuries in a single edition of the quadrennial tournament.
The Men in Blue finished the group stage at the top of the standings with 15 points from nine matches whereas New Zealand finished the round robin stage at the fourth position with 11 points from nine matches.
India would enter the semi-finals with winning momentum behind their back as they won their last two matches. On the other hand, the Kiwi side have lost their last two matches and they would look to change their fortunes around.
The 40-year-old made his ODI debut in the year 2011 World Cup against West Indies in Delhi and he went on to scalp four wickets.In his eight-year-long ODI career, the leg-spinner has featured in 106 ODIs for Proteas and has bagged 172 wickets. His career-best figures till now are of 7/45 against West Indies in 2016
Jos Buttler and Eoin Morgan tried to carry the momentum set by the openers but the Kiwis did not allow the English batsmen to open their arms. Boult returned and sent Buttler back to the pavilion for 11, bringing Ben Stokes to the crease. However, Mitchell Santner did not allow Stokes to settle in and dismissed him for 11, leaving England at 248/5.
Root needed 24 runs to touch the milestone when he came out to bat against the Kiwis. Root scored 24 runs and achieved the feat but soon after that, he was sent back to the pavilion by Trent Boult.
The 87-year old caught everyone's eyes when she was seen ardently cheering for the Indian team when the team was batting against Bangladesh during their World Cup on Tuesday.