Revealed on: November 16, 2023
Virat Kohli (117 off 113) reached his document fiftieth ODI hundred whereas Mohammed Shami additionally registered document figures of seven/57 as India defeated New Zealand by 70 runs within the first semi-final of the 2023 World Cup on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday, November 15. With the triumph, India superior to the World Cup remaining for the primary time since 2011. They’ll meet the winner of the second semi-final between Australia and South Africa.
India batted first after successful the toss in opposition to New Zealand and posted an enormous whole of 397/4 on the plate. Aside from Kohli breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s document for many one-day lots of, Shreyas Iyer additionally hit a century, hitting 105 off 70 balls. Shami then led New Zealand’s batting line-up because the Kiwis completed on 327. Daryl Mitchell (134 off 119) hit one other hundred, however this innings too went in useless.
India bought one other blazing begin from captain Rohit Sharma (47 off 29 balls). Kohli and Shubman Gill then have 93 runs for the second wicket. Nonetheless, Gill needed to retire injured when he hit a pleasant 79 off 65 balls. After returning to the pavilion, Kohli and Shreyas joined forces and added 163 runs in a dominant partnership.
Kohli hit 9 fours and two sixes in his stunning innings, which got here to an finish when he tried to chase Tim Southee. Shreyas wanted simply 67 balls to succeed in 100, his second consecutive century within the World Cup. His magnificent knock was punctuated by 4 fours and eight sixes. Gill (80*) returned in the direction of the tip nevertheless it was KL Rahul (39* from 20 balls) who did the injury with 5 fours and two sixes.
Chasing 398, New Zealand misplaced each their openers Devon Conway (13) and Rachin Ravindra (13) to Shami as they flirted outdoors close to hazard with out transferring their toes. Mitchell and captain Kane Williamson (69 off 73) then added 181 runs for the third wicket. Within the second half of the partnership, New Zealand regarded to dominate India.
Below strain, Shami even dropped a easy catch provided by Williamson. Luckily, India didn’t should pay closely for the demolition. The Indian pacer dismissed the Kiwi skipper, who smashed one into the arms of a fielder. Tom Latham (0) was trapped in the identical theft.
Glenn Phillips (41 off 33) tried to deal with the Indian assault however the asking worth was properly uncontrolled by then. Mitchell’s resistance ended within the forty sixth over, when he too fell to Shami and pulled down the curtains after a preventing knock, hitting 9 fours and 7 sixes. Shami additionally ran by way of the tail with out a lot problem.
–By a cricket correspondent