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IND vs. NZ Highlights: Kohli Leads India to Four-Wicket Win

IND vs. NZ CWC Highlights: On Sunday at Dharamsala. India overcame New Zealand by four wickets to maintain its unbeaten streak in the current World Cup. This victory helped the hosts move up to the top spot in the ten-team points table since it was India’s sixth triumph in the same number of games. Ravindra and Mitchell made India feel the heat in the cold surroundings of Dharamsala. India starved New Zealand for runs in the first 10 overs after Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bowl first.

India, who had two overs remaining after being forced to chase a challenging 274, won the match. India’s run chase was led by Virat Kohli, who almost missed a well-deserved century. By the time Kohli was removed for 95(104), New Zealand had already lost the match. Kohli participated in three fifty-plus partnerships throughout his innings (stands of 52 with Shreyas Iyer, 54 with KL Rahul, and 78 with Ravindra Jadeja). Jadeja, who also batted well, came back undefeated on 39 off 44 balls.

Meanwhile, India got off to a solid start thanks to Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill. Before Lockie Ferguson bowled Rohit out for 46(40), the partnership accumulated 71 runs for the first wicket, primarily by hitting boundaries. The pacemaker quickly got rid of Gill for 26(31).

IND vs. NZ CWC 2023 Highlights

IND vs. NZ Highlights

The run chase had been hampered by haze and poor vision in the 16th over, but the play quickly picked up again. In his maiden World Cup game, Mohammed Shami took five wickets to help India rally in the final 10 overs. During their 159-run partnership that took just 152 balls, Daryl Mitchell and Rachin Ravindra. New Zealand were poised to reach at least 300 runs. Despite Mitchell’s subsequent magnificent effort of 130 runs in 127 balls, New Zealand could only muster 54 runs in the final 10 overs and lost six wickets.

Due to Hardik Pandya’s injury and Shardul Thakur’s removal, there was no sixth seamer available, which was felt acutely by the hitters. As they thoroughly outplayed spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja. In contrast to how the previous 10 overs went, Kuldeep ultimately let up 32 runs in his first three overs. In the opening 10 overs, the Indian seamers were persistent. MMohammed Shami eventually dismissed Will Young with his first ball of the game within that time.

Jadeja, a spinner who bowled 10 consecutive overs and finished with statistics of 0/48. He was obliged to bowl all of India’s allotted overs in the first 30 overs alone. When Bumrah dropped Mitchell at the boundary and the ball sailed over for four, the partnership between Ravindra and Mitchell ultimately surpassed 150. Shami dismissed Ravindra for 75 off 87 balls in the 34th over. Then, India’s suffering was finally over. Tom Latham, the captain of New Zealand, was eventually bowled by Kuldeep, but Mitchell persisted. Finally, he reached his sixth ODI century. New Zealand was subsequently dismissed for 273 runs when the Indians battled back.

IND vs. NZ Highlights

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