IND vs. NZ 1st Semi: India Reaches Final with 70-run Victory; Shami Claims 7 Wickets

IND vs. NZ Semi finale: India defeated New Zealand by 70 runs in their first World Cup quarterfinal in Mumbai. In response, bowler Shami (7-57) claimed the first four wickets for the Black Caps, including two in three deliveries when New Zealand was leading 220-2. The Black Caps were bowled out for 327. At 119 balls, Daryl Mitchell scored 134 runs. In his six World Cup games, Shami has claimed three five-wicket scores, setting a record for the most at the competition.

In the maiden World Cup semi-final, India defeated New Zealand with a huge total thanks to massive strikes from Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer, who combined to lead India to 397 runs. To defeat India and advance to the World Cup 2023 semifinals, the Kiwis needed to score 398 runs. At the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Virat Kohli made cricket history by surpassing the great Sachin Tendulkar with his 50th ODI century. In addition, he followed Sunil Gavaskar as the only other Indian batter to score a century in a World Cup game against New Zealand.

Virat Kohli Ind vs NZ Semi finale

In the ICC World Cup 2023, Virat Kohli scored his sixth half-century with great force. The Indian star is now aiming to surpass Sachin Tendulkar’s record and become the first batter to score 50 ODI hundreds. After retiring due to injury, Shubman Gill has returned to the pavilion, and Shreyas Iyer is doing a good job in his role.

Pre Match

The iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai hosted India, who batted first under Rohit Sharma. India and New Zealand’s matchup in the semifinals is unaltered. Both Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill started the Indian innings off well, hitting some boundaries off the New Zealanders’ top pacers. With nine victories from their first nine games, Rohit’s India was sitting first in the ICC World Cup points table.

First Semi-Final: IND vs. NZ, Important Pointers

IND vs. NZ 1st Semi: India Reaches Final with 70-run Victory; Shami Claims 7 Wickets

  1. After winning the toss, Indian captain Rohit Sharma decided to bat first.
  2. With a few boundaries in the first few overs of the Indian innings, Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill got things going.
  3. With the new ball, Trent Boult and Tim Southee, two pacers, are spearheading New Zealand’s pace assault.
  4. After 47 runs, Tim Southee got rid of Rohit Sharma.
  5. Shubman Gill lamented his ICC World Cup 2023 fourth half-century.
  6. Shreyas Iyer is the new hitter at the crease as Shubman Gill, who retired due to injury,
  7. Virat Kohli’s 50th ODI century beat Sachin Tendulkar’s record.
  8. Tim Southee of New Zealand rejects Suryakumar Yadav.
  9. Devon Conway edges and goes on the front foot, but KL Rahul brilliantly catches him off Mohammed Shami’s bowling.
  10. Mohammed Shami bowls an excellent length delivery outside off, which Ravindra edges onto his front foot before being caught by KL Rahul behind the stumps.
  11. Jasprit Bumrah pitches one up, outside off, and takes the wicket.
  12. After switching to his front foot, Philips lofts a weak drive, but Ravindra Jadeja catches him on the off side.
  13. With a full ball bowled outside leg and an angled asss, Kuldeep Yadav strikes and dismisses Mark Chapman. Chapman advances and sweeps, but Ravindra Jadeja intercepts him from behind the square.
  14. Shami Mohammad takes the wicket. Outside, whole ball off. KL Rahul catches Southee as he advances and outside edges.

Shami Ind vs NZ Semi finale

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