The India vs. The 2022 crash world cup New Zealand semi-final match is probably the best match to have occurred recently. On the fifteenth of November 2023, India defeated Australia by seventy runs, playing the game at the Wankhede stadium located in Mumbai.
About the Game
India had the privilege to choose batting first after it won in the toss. They started well, as both Rohit and Shubam scored half-centuries. Virat Kohil made then his 50th century in ODI while Shreyas Iyer played scintillating 105 runs. However, 397 for 4 was the highest figure scored in the tournament by India before the close.
To win this match, New Zealand had to score an incredibly high 398 runs. They began on a good note, with Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill making half-century contributions each. They regularly lost their wickets with Mohammed Shami bowling a career best of 7 for 57 leading to their bowled out for 327 off 48.5 overs.
The Indian team beat Australia with a margin of 70 runs, earning them a slot at the finals of the world cup. The two teams would advance to play their matches against either Australia or South Africa in the finals on Sunday November 19th 2023 at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmadabad.
- There were many crucial incidents along the way, which turned it into an Indian victory eventually. Opening partnership of 120 runs by Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill helped set grounds for India
- It was an outstanding performance when Virat got his 50th ODI century that put India ahead of New Zealand.
- Shreyas Iyer scored 105 out of 70 balls and led India to secure a huge total of 39 / 4.
- New Zealand’s hopes of winning the match were dashed by Mohammed Shami’s career-best 7 for 57, a destructive bowling spell.
Player of the Match
Mohammed shami was awarded man of the match award for his marvelous bowling. He bowled a 9.5 over spell having picked up 7 wickets at the cost of 57 runs which eventually led India home victors with 70 runs.
The India vs. The New Zealand semifinal game was an exciting battle, which could easily be mistaken as the kick-off time of a world cup clash. Their unity was responsible for the win which leaves them with hopes of carrying on with the winning.