West Indian great Brian Lara was critical of Pakistan's decision to not play a specialist spinner and questioned the role of Afridi.

I don't consider him (Afridi) a spinner or a proper batsman. I used to play him like a pace bowler. I am surprised that Pakistan dropped a spinner for the match against India. Neither Afridi nor Shoaib Malik are proper spinners and you needed a specialist spinner who can

turn the ball in

the match

Pakistan's former spin great Saqlain Mushtaq questioned the team's tactics for the big match as Pakistan had lost another big opportunity to beat India in a World Cup match.

They couldn't read the pitch. But for such a high profile match they should have played a proper spinner. It was not a pitch to field four fast bowlers. Pakistan management should have noted that New Zealand beat India by playing three spinners. We contribute to our own downfall by making tactical blunders.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni hailed India as cricket's bounceback kings after they again followed up an early defeat in a major tournament with an emphatic win.

If you see we have been in this position many times. We know how to turn it around. To have a very bad game or a very bad series and to come back strong, it's the kind of character the boys have. "And I feel it's very important to back them and have confidence in them that they will bounce back

and will come

back strong."

India’s Virat Kohli said he was determined to win it for his country after disappointing defeat to New Zealand.

I told myself in the change room that I am going to back myself to play good cricketing shots. I was confident that I needed to play with a straight bat so that the strike keeps rotating. I remain pretty calm. Luckily my heart rate was low when we lost three wickets. I am just grateful I was able to do it.

New Zealand women head coach Haidee Tiffen, their coach was unhappy as her team had to travel from Chandigarh to Nagpur, which involved changing of airplanes twice.

I'm proud of the way the team carried themselves, it was tough. We left the hotel at 6am in the morning and arrived in Nagpur at 6pm in the evening. I don't know if that was the most efficient or the most economical way that we could have got there. I want to question the logistics.