With play going into the reserve day after rain ended play on Tuesday, the bowlers were superb up front, defending what seemed to be meagre target.
"We've played outstanding cricket throughout this tournament".
Now, as per ICC rules, during the third Powerplay, only five players are allowed outside the 30-yard circle. "They could have saved the wickets of Dinesh Karthik and Hardik Pandya and let Dhoni build a partnership with Rishabh Pant", Laxman said during the chat show.
Asked what this win would mean for cricket in New Zealand, where rugby union's world champion All Blacks dominate the sporting scene, Williamson said: "I don't think it will change the number one sport".
"I have to apologize to him (Jadeja), he was looking for me but I wasn't there".
The defeat will be doubly painful for Kohli because, once again, he failed with the bat in a crucial knock-out contest.
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Today he chose to review his lbw decision after being struck on the pad by Boult, but was sent on his way after the umpire's call was upheld by the replay. Then too, the Men in Blue had advanced to the final after a almost spotless campaign only to falter when it mattered most. "It is very disappointing not turning up when the team wanted me to".
Exhausted but energised New Zealand fans will have to wait until Sunday to see whether they can.
India captain Kohli said: 'It breaks our hearts because you work so hard to build momentum and finish No.1 in the table.
Cricket-mad Indians tried on Thursday to come to terms with their shock World Cup exit, with the Times of India telling readers "The Sun will still rise tomorrow" and Ravindra Jadeja emerging as a new national hero.
He said, "Not just for Virat and Rohit, we have got 15 members in the squad along with the support staff". But you have to accept it. However, the match then went in to the second day and the Indian team bowled West Indies out and won that match.
"The ball spun quite sharply and we thought if we got 240-250, we'd be right there in the game to put India under pressure".