Former England skipper Kevin Pietersen was left extremely disappointed with the way Rishabh Pant gave away his wicket in the first semi-final against New Zealand which India lost by 18 runs at the Old Trafford. Pant, who came in to bat at the number four spot after the top-order collapsed, played sensibly for the most part of his 56-ball innings during India's chase of 240. However, after playing few dot balls against left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner, he lost patience and went for a slog sweep, only to be caught at deep mid-wicket by Colin de Grandhomme for 32. His wicket left India in a much difficult situation with 71/5 at the scoreboard. However, former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh came to Pant's aid, stating a lack of experience on the former's part for his mistake. Skipper Virat Kohli had also defended Pant after the match and believes that the 21-year-old, who has a great amount of talent, will learn from his mistake.