Despite being 6/92, with MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja at the crease you knew India were still in with a shot. It would be Jadeja to take control as the pair put on a partnership that would drag their team back into the match.
Jadeja slapped four sixes as they took the score past the 200 mark but the run rate had ballooned out to more than 10 an over as Dhoni attempted to anchor the innings. The Indian veteran was a master at run chases, but he may have this one too late, leaving the big hitting to the all-rounded at the other end.
It was one big hit too many in the end for Jadeja as he attempted to put Trent Boult in the stands. Williamson again looked cool and calm underneath a really high ball and the crucial partnership was broken.
After a very average World Cup series with that bat, it would be Martin Guptill who sealed the deal for the Kiwis, running out MS Dhoni with a sensational direct hit and sending the Black Caps to Lords.
New Zealand will meet either the tournament hosts England or reigning cup holder Australia after their clash tonight at Edgebaston.