IND vs NZ World Cup 2023: The Indian team had a target of 274 runs to win. Team India won the match by scoring 274 runs for 6 wickets in 48 overs. Virat Kohli scored the highest score of 95 runs in 104 balls.
IND vs NZ World Cup 2023: India continued its winning streak in the World Cup by defeating New Zealand thanks to Virat Kohli’s 95 runs. By achieving fifth consecutive win, India has reached the first position in the points table. With this, India is now certain to play in the semi-finals.
India restricted New Zealand’s innings to 273 runs in 50 overs with the help of Mohammed Shami’s 5 wickets. To achieve this target, Rohit Sharma once again played a stormy inning of 46 runs. India won by scoring 274 runs with two overs remaining. Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami, who took 5 wickets, was awarded the Player of the Match.
Team India’s fifth consecutive victory
The start of the Indian team was excellent. Openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill added 71 in 11.1 overs. Rohit Sharma returned to the pavilion after scoring 46 runs in 40 balls. Rohit Sharma hit 4 fours and 4 sixes in his innings. At the same time, India got the second blow at the score of 76 runs. Shubman Gill was out after scoring 26 runs on 31 balls. Virat Kohli returned to the pavilion after scoring 95 runs in 104 balls, but by then he had ensured the victory of Team India.
Wickets fell early after a good start, then…
Shreyas Iyer departed after scoring 33 runs on 29 balls. After this, Suryakumar Yadav was run out after scoring 2 runs on 4 balls. After this Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja took the responsibility. Ravindra Jadeja returned unbeaten after scoring 39 runs on 44 balls. Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja had a partnership of 78 runs.
Lockie Ferguson was the most successful bowler for New Zealand. Lockie Ferguson got 2 successes. Apart from this, Trent Boult, Mitchell Santner and Matt Henry got 1-1 success.
Daryl Mitchell scored a brilliant century for New Zealand
Earlier, Indian captain Rohit Sharma had decided to bowl after winning the toss. New Zealand, who came to bat first, scored 273 runs in 50 overs. For New Zealand, Daryl played an inning of 130 runs in 127 balls. He hit 9 fours and 5 sixes in his innings. Apart from this, Rachin Ravindra contributed 75 runs on 87 balls. However, 7 New Zealand players could not cross the double figures.
Deadly bowling by Mohammed Shami…
Mohammed Shami took maximum 5 wickets for India. Kuldeep Yadav took 2 wickets in his name. Apart from this, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Siraj got 1 success each.
Indian team is certain to reach the semi-finals
At the same time, after this victory, it is almost certain that the Indian team will reach the semi-finals. Now the Indian team has 10 points in 5 matches. Team India is on top in the points table. New Zealand has suffered its first defeat of the tournament. After this defeat, the Kiwi team has slipped to second position in the points table. New Zealand has 8 points in 5 matches. Apart from India and New Zealand, South Africa, Australia and Pakistan are in the top-5 in the points table. South Africa, Australia and Pakistan have 6, 4 and 4 points respectively.