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.
Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar also wished Dhoni on the occasion and wrote: "Wish you a happy birthday @msdhoni! Have a great year. All the very best for the next two games
When India and Sri Lanka lock horns at Leeds in the ongoing ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, the Men in Blue would look to finish the group stage at the top of the table whereas the Islanders would try to end their campaign on a high note.
We have to be realistic, but we will try to score 500 runs against Bangladesh. We have to score 500 runs and try to bowl out Bangladesh for 50. It is very clear that Pakistan have to beat Bangladesh by 316 runs to qualify for the semi-finals. We will try to win the match
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.
Chasing a challenging target of 292, West Indies suffered early blows as they lost Shai Hope and Nicholas Pooran in quick succession. Trent Boult bowled Hope (1) and returned to get Pooran (1) caught behind, reducing West Indies to 20/2.
Kane Williamson played a knock of 106 runs as New Zealand defeated South Africa by four wickets
New Zealand are 'invincible' in the tournament as they won their first three clashes and the last match against India was called off due to rain. Kiwis are currently at the second position in the teams' standing with seven points in four matches.
India and New Zealand were awarded one point each as their match in the ongoing ICC Men's Cricket World Cup was abandoned due to rain on Thursday at Trent Bridge.
"I have joined the Congress and will do whatever the party will ask me to do," Singh said at a press meet at the Congress headquarters here.