World Cup 2019: Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s run out was big, says Kane Williamson

Manchester: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson on Wednesday said the run out of India wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni was significant during the first semi-final at Old Trafford. "His (Dhoni) contribution throughout the campaign was extremely important. He is a world-class cricketer. We all knew the game was a final line in a number of ways," Williamson said after defeating India by 18 runs. "That run out was significant as Dhoni can finish games and (he has) on a number of occasions. It was a tough surface so nothing promised but naturally, to dismiss Dhoni on whatever fashion was extremely important," he added.

Applauding Jadeja's performance with the bat, Williamson said the all-rounder timed the ball beautifully. Dhoni assumed the role of second fiddle to Jadeja, who played aggressive shots from ball one and along the way completed his fifty. Boult tilted the table and put India under pressure as dismissed Jadeja (77), who played a skier and gave a comfortable catch to Williamson at long off.

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