India enters final in Cricket World Cup 2023

India (397/4) defeated New Zealand (327) by 70 runs in Mumbai to storm into the final of the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup.

India has made it to the final of the World Cup by defeating New Zealand by 70 runs in the semi-final played at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The Indian team has reached the final for the fourth time. Earlier the team had reached this tournament final in 1983, 2003 and 2011.

India won the toss and batted first and scored 397 runs for 4 wickets in 50 overs. Virat Kohli scored the 50th ODI century of his career and played an inning of 117 runs. Shreyas Iyer scored 105 runs. In reply, New Zealand was all out for 327 runs in 48.5 overs. Daryl Mitchell scored 134 runs. Mohammed Shami took 7 wickets. He was the man of the match for his excellent bowling.

Interesting facts and records of Kiwi innings

Mohammed Shami has taken 4 wickets against New Zealand. With this he has taken 4 or more wickets in an innings for the 8th time in the World Cup. Shami is at the top in this record, second is Australia’s Mitchell Stark, who has the record of taking 4+ wickets 6 times in the World Cup.

Mohammed Shami completed his 50 wickets in the World Cup by taking the third wicket against New Zealand. For this he took only 17 innings, which is the fastest in the tournament history. He broke the record of Australia’s Mitchell Starc, who had taken 50 wickets in 19 innings.

Daryl Mitchell became the batsman who scored the most sixes for New Zealand in a World Cup. He hit his 18th six in the current season. Mitchell broke Brendon McCullum’s record of 17 sixes in the 2015 season.

Daryl Mitchell hit the longest six of this World Cup, 107 meters. He left behind Shreyas Iyer’s 106 meter six.

New Zealand, which was chasing the target of 398 runs, did not have a special start. The team lost the wickets of the openers while scoring 46 runs in the powerplay. Rachin Ravindra and Devon Conway were out after scoring 13 runs each.

In the initial over of the powerplay, the Kiwi openers played shots cautiously. The team’s score in 5 overs was 30 runs without loss. Here Mohammed Shami achieved success on his first ball and dismissed Conway. Not only this, Shami got Rachin Ravindra caught by wicketkeeper KL Rahul on the fourth ball of the 8th over.

India’s innings from here…

India gave target of 398 runs, Kohli-Iyer scored centuries

Team India, batting after winning the toss at Wankhede ground, scored 397 runs for 4 wickets in 50 overs. This is the biggest score of any team in the World Cup knockout match. Earlier, this record was 393 runs. Which New Zealand had made in the quarter-finals of the 2015 World Cup against West Indies in Wellington.

Virat Kohli played an inning of 117 runs off 113 balls. He scored the 50th century of his ODI career. He became the batsman with the most centuries in ODIs. Virat broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 49 centuries. On the other hand, Shreyas Iyer scored 105 runs on 70 balls. Iyer scored his second consecutive century in the World Cup. Shubman Gill scored 80 runs on 66 balls and captain Rohit Sharma scored 47 runs on 29 balls. Tim Southee took 2 wickets for New Zealand.

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