World Cup 2023 : Virat Kohli, Mohammed Shami Guided India to beat New Zealand by 4 wickets

Inia beat New Zealand by 4 wickets with a successful chase of 274 runs at Daramsala Stadium anchored by the indomitable Virat Kohli. Before that Mohammad Shami broke New Zealand in his very first world Cup 2023 match with 5 wickets. Then Rohit, Gill, Iyer, Rahul all could not construct a formidable innings after promising start. Though dependable Virat Kohli missed his another century 5 runs short, but done his job so far.

Conway got out early contributed duck. Siraj was the first wicket taker for India. Then Shami got Will young out. But after thet Daryl Mitchell (130 off 127 balls) and Rachin Ravindra (75 off 87 balls) guided New Zealand with a stable partnership. Then Shami strike again. Rachin Ravindra is his second wicket. After quick wickets by Kuldeep and Bumrah Shami finished the tail off. He got set Daryl Mitchell also. Shami finished with 54 for 5 figure. Kuldeep got 2 wickets and Bumrah, Siraj both got one wicket. They restricted New Zealand in 273 runs.

When chasing Rohit Sharma and Shubhman Gill gave India a comfortable start. But Rohit (45), Gill (26), Iyer (33), Rahul (27) all could not construct a formidable innings after promising start. Suryakumar Yadav got Run out early. Virat Kohli’s well-knit 95 stole the show. India hunted down the total in 48 overs. Though Virat Kohli missed his another century, Jadeja scores the winning runs with boundary. Virat Kohli and Jadeja made 78 runs partnership in 6th wicket. India managed their 5th victory in World Cup 2023. Mohammed Shami bags the Player of the Match award for his five-wicket haul (5 for 54).

India became the only unbeaten team in the Cricket World Cup 2023. Now they topped the point table with 10 points in 5 matches. New Zealand on 2nd position with 4 wins and 8 points in 5 matches. South Africa and Australia on 3rd and 4th position with 6 and 4 points respectively.

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