Dozens of passionate cricket fans gathered in Kolkata on Wednesday to watch the ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup semi-final between India and New Zealand. The match which was scheduled yesterday was stopped halfway due to rain and resumed today.
Fans, including children, were seen dressed in Indian team jersey with Indian colours painted on their faces as they cheered their team on waving Indian flags... Еще with one confident Indian fan, Pillu Gattachariya predicting an Indian win, he said «Today India will win this semi final match and they can even become champions. They will play against England [in the finals].»
Joy soon turned to dismay on the streets of Kolkata as India lost 4 wickets in quick succession with fans looking disappointed as they watched the match screened on street corners.
New Zealand won the match by 18 runs and will play the finals to be played at the Lord's cricket stadium in London on July 14.