Having someone as experienced as MS Dhoni standing behind the stumps is always a bonus, according to Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar.
Australia and India will be aiming to finish top of the World Cup league phase and so avoid facing hosts England in the semi-finals as they prepare for the final day of round-robin matches.
It was a superb display by the underdog Black Caps, who came into the match on the back of three straight defeats by Pakistan, Australia and England and only qualified for the semi-finals on net run-rate, while India topped the 10-team group stage.
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.
India skipper Virat Kohli said on Sunday the team’s “hunger” to keep improving has led to their record 11th-straight Test series win at home after outplaying South Africa by an innings and 137 runs.
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