India’s top-order, comprising openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, and captain Virat Kohli, collapsed within 19 balls of the chase against New Zealand in their ICC World Cup semi-final on Wednesday, 10 July.
All three Indian batsmen were dismissed for 1.
Sharma, the Cricket World Cup’s top run-scorer, edged Matt Henry behind off the fourth ball of his innings. It was his shortest ODI innings since the 2017 Champion Trophy.
Kohli only lasted six balls, before he was trapped lbw by Trent Boult.
The India captain reviewed the decision but replays showed the ball was clipping the bails.
On the first ball of the fourth over, Rahul nicked a delivery off Latham.
India was 5-3 after 3.1 overs.
Sharma has struck a record five centuries this World Cup and came into the semifinals on 647 runs – 26 off the record for a single edition held by compatriot Sachin Tendulkar in 2003.