Williamson hails special moment

Williamson hails special moment

With all the odds stacked against them, New Zealand booked their spot in the final of the 2019 World Cup.

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Kane Williamson’s troops, stunned India in a semi-final which last two days, due to persistent rain delays.

Defending a lowly target of 239, the Black Caps bowled out India for 221 at Old Trafford to shock the cricketing world.

Williamson hailed their second consecutive final in the tournament as a ‘special moment’.

“I am sure people back home are pretty excited and, you know, another great opportunity to play in a World Cup Final. Only every four years do you get the opportunity to play in a World Cup, let alone make a final. So, a special moment,” Williamson said.

They will face either England or Australia for the title with the old foes set to face off in Edgbaston on Thursday.

“We sort of just want to reflect on the good things we did in this match and the things we want to improve on and try and treat it in a similar respect,” Williamson said.

Ross Taylor and Williamson both got fifties on a difficult pitch to bat on Tuesday before Matt Henry and Trent Boult put on a high-class display of fast bowling to send the Indian top order packing.

“A brilliant fighting effort from our guys on what was another tough surface and sort of required that mentality,” Williamson said.

“It was really important that we're prepared to do that and stay in the game for a long time. We all know the class side that India are,” he concluded.

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