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'Was lucky to get a direct hit from the outfield': Guptill on MS Dhoni run out

PTI
Published Jul 12, 2019, 5:44 pm IST
Updated Jul 12, 2019, 8:09 pm IST
With that run out in the 49th over, India's hopes ended in the tense semifinal at Old Trafford on Wednesday.
Guptil had endured a below-par World Cup with the bat before this run-out redeemed him to an extent. (Photo: AP)
 Guptil had endured a below-par World Cup with the bat before this run-out redeemed him to an extent. (Photo: AP)

London: It was called a game-changing moment of brilliance but New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill says his direct that ran out M S Dhoni in the World Cup semifinal against India was more a case of luck doing its bit for him.

With that run out in the 49th over, India's hopes ended in the tense semifinal at Old Trafford on Wednesday. The former champions went down by 18 runs against the last edition's finalists.

 

"I did not think the ball was actually coming to me, I tried to get there as soon as I could. Once I got hold of the ball, I thought it was actually quite straight. Lucky enough to get a direct hit from out there, lucky for us he was out of his ground," Guptill said in a short video uploaded by the ICC on social media.

Guptil had endured a below-par World Cup with the bat before this run-out redeemed him to an extent.

It was that moment of brilliance which tilted the game completely in New Zealand's favour with Dhoni getting out on 50 off 72 balls.

Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja shared a 116-run stand for the seventh wicket to give India a fighting chance after a top-order collapse left them reeling at 24 for four.

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