Mumbai: There is good news for cricket fans. India has reached the final of the World Cup. The Indian team has defeated New Zealand by 70 runs in the semi-finals of the World Cup 2023. With this victory, the Indian team has succeeded in making it to the finals after 12 years.
In the match played on Wednesday at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, India, batting first, scored 397 runs losing 4 wickets in 50 overs, thanks to centuries from Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer. In response to this and despite Daryl Mitchell’s century, the New Zealand team could score only 327 runs losing 10 wickets in 48.4 overs. Mohammed Shami took 6 wickets for India. India had earlier made it to the final of the 2011 World Cup, where it defeated Sri Lanka in the title match. After this, Australia defeated India in the semi-finals of the 2015 World Cup, whereas in the 2019 World Cup, New Zealand showed its way out of the semi-finals.
The New Zealand team, which came out to chase the huge target of 398 runs, got a bad start. Shami sent both the opening batsmen to the pavilion in the powerplay itself. Conway was out after scoring 13 runs and Rachin was out after scoring 13 runs. After this, there was a partnership of 181 runs in 149 balls for the third wicket between Kane Williamson and Daryl Mitchell. Mohammed Shami made India’s comeback by taking two wickets in a single over. Kane Williamson was out after scoring 69 runs in 73 balls. Tom Latham could not even open the account. There was a 75-run partnership between Daryl Mitchell and Glenn Phillips. Bumrah sent Phillips to the pavilion. Glenn Phillips was out after scoring 41 runs in 33 balls. Bumrah got the first wicket. Shami took seven wickets.
India, batting first against New Zealand, scored 397 runs for the loss of four wickets in 50 overs thanks to centuries from Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer. India made a strong start in the first semi-final against New Zealand. There was a 71-run partnership between Rohit Sharma and Gill for the first wicket. Captain Rohit Sharma returned to the pavilion after scoring 47 runs in 29 balls. Shubhman Gill retired hurt on a personal score of 79, after which he returned to bat and returned unbeaten on a personal score of 80. Virat Kohli has broken Indian great Sachin Tendulkar’s record of scoring most centuries in ODIs.
Sachin has scored 49 centuries in ODI cricket, while Virat Kohli now has 50 centuries to his name. Virat Kohli was out after scoring 117 runs in 113 balls in the first semi-final of the World Cup 2023 against New Zealand. There was a partnership of 163 runs between Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer. Shreyas Iyer was out after scoring 105 runs. KL Rahul scored unbeaten 39 runs in 20 balls. Suryakumar could score only one run. However, Suryakumar did not get much chance in this World Cup. But he is considered a dangerous player