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India stunned by New Zealand in Cricket World Cup

(CNN)There are no certainties in sport.But when India's batsmen walked to the crease at Old Trafford on Wednesday morning, the score predictor gave it a 98% chance of victory in the Cricket World Cup semifinal against New Zealand.Few would have disagreed, though perhaps some might have settled for 90% instead. Even the most ardent of New Zealand supporters must have feared the worst after watching its side limp to 239-8 off its 50 overs.That it contrived to lose by 18 runs after a thrilling contest should finally extinguish the aura of this Indian side.After rain had forced play to be called off for the day on Tuesday evening, most of those turning up in Manchester were expecting to watch an Indian progression into Sunday's final at Lord's ...