World Cup 2023 : India beat New Zealand by 70 runs, Shami Claimed 7 Wickets

Mohammed Shami claimed a record seven wickets, helped India to beat New Zealand by 70 runs in the World Cup 2023 semifinal. It was a 10th win in a row for team India. They will play the final at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday against the winner of Australia vs South Africa semifinal.

Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bat first against New Zealand. Rohit as usual gave india a striking start with 47 off 29 balls with 4 fours and 4 sixes After Rohit Sharma got out Virat came to bat and built the innings with Shubman and Shreyas Iyer. When Shubman was at 79, he got retired hurt due to Cramp. Virat scored his 50th ODI ton off 106 balls, managed to score 117 off 113 balls with nine boundary and two over boundary before got out. On the fourth ball of the 40th over, Virat pushed the ball between Long leg and Deep mid wicket and managed a double. History was made, a new milestone set. The ‘Sachin, Sachin’ roar changed into ‘Kohli, Kohli’. He scored much-awaited record-breaking 50th ODI century, going past legendary Sachin Tendulkar’s highest ODI century record (49). He also broke Sachin’s record of scoring most runs in a single edition of the World Cup (673). Shreyas Iyer played a responsible knock 105 off 70 balls, his secend century in this world cup. At last with KL Rahul’s 39 off 20 balls India reached 397/4 in 50 overs.

Defending 398, Mohammed Shami was out standing today. He got 7 wickets, highest by any Indian in a world cup match. In his 17 World cup match he got 54 wickets, fastet 50 world cup wickets, surpassing Mitchel Starc (17 matches). Shami also became the first bowler to bag three five wickets hall in a single World Cup edition. He has now most 5 wickets hall in world cup (4). He also became most Indian wicket taker in a single World Cup edition (23) surpassing Zaheer Khan (21).

Shami striked with excellent seam bowling. He nipped out both the New Zealand openers Devon Conway (13), Rachin Ravindra (13). The Kiwis fought back valiantly, with a superb 181-run stand between Mitchell and Williamson. India were under pressure for the first time in this tournament and Shami redeemed in style. He provided the key breakthrough by removing Kane Williamson (69 off 73 balls) and trapped Latham (0) lbw in the same over. Then Mitchell and Phillips forged a half century partnership. Kuldeep and Bumrah bowled four superb overs where they picked 2 wickets. And then, Shami came back to produce the killer blow by Dismissing Mitchell (134 off 119 balls). He finished with 7/57, his best ever figure in ODI. New Zealand got all out in 327. India won the match by 70 runs and fixed their place in the final.

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