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ICC World Cup: India Enters Final With 70-Run Win Over New Zealand. Shami Becomes Man Of The Match With 7 Wickets

India defeated New Zealand by 70 runs in their first World Cup semifinal 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. In order to defeat India and advance to the World Cup 2023 semifinals, the Kiwis need 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.

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

Virat Kohli, the great batsman for India, is at the wicket as Tim Southee, a pacer from New Zealand, removes Rohit Sharma. Team India is off to a good start, but New Zealand has also rallied after taking out the Indian captain.

The iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai is hosting India, who are batting 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 is currently sitting first in the ICC World Cup points table. The Men in Blue were also the highest-ranked team in the 2019 competition, but they fell to the Kiwis in the semi-finals by an innings, so the Indian team management will exercise caution.

This Indian team has been the most impressive in the competition and appears to be well-rounded in every way. All sides in the competition have been jealous of India’s speed attack, which consists of Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammed Siraj. Meanwhile, Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja, the country’s spinners, have been able to destroy the opposition in the middle overs with a combination of attacking and defensive bowling.

However, New Zealand will not be deterred by the well-known players in India’s playing XI; instead, they will continue to play the brand of cricket that has made the Kiwis one of the most successful teams in the history of the game.

The Black Caps will be looking to young cricket prodigy Rachin Ravindra to fire once again against the hosts on Wednesday, while skipper Kane Williamson will continue to shoulder most of the responsibility in the batting line-up.

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