The Indian Cricket Team made it five wins in a row during the ODI World Cup 2023 tournament. It was a comfortable victory in the end as Rohit Sharma led team maintained their winning streak. Virat Kohli scored 95 runs in a memorable chase for India.
New Zealand were put into bat by Rohit Sharma after winning the toss. The Indian team made two expected changes with Mohammed Shami and Suryakumar Yadav coming into the team. Shardul Thakur and Hardik Pandya were benched to make way for the duo.
The Kiwis ended their innings by posting a healthy-looking 273 runs in their 50 overs. Mohammed Shami was the star with the ball as he picked 5/54 from his 10 overs. Daryl Mitchell was the main batter for New Zealand as he scored his 5th ODI ton on Sunday
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Mohammad Siraj gave the Indian team a great start by getting rid of Devon Conway for a duck caught by Shreyas Iyer. Mohammed Shami then celebrated his comeback to the team with the wicket of Will Young for 17 with his first ball of the game.
Rachin Ravindra combined forces with Daryl Mitchell to add 159 crucial runs for the third wicket. The partnership came at a healthy rate of over 6 runs per over. That partnership was broken by Mohammed Shami who had Rachin Ravindra caught by Shubman Gill for 75.
Daryl Mitchell kept going as he continued to attack the Indian bowlers. The 32-year-old Kiwi continued to bat with the aggressive mindset he displayed right from the start. Mitchell finally got his reward when he took a single to score his 5th ODI century.
Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill added 71 runs for the first wicket in just 11.1 overs. Lockie Ferguson got rid of both the openers first removing Rohit Sharma for 46 and Gill for 26.
Virat Kohli was steadfast on one end as he saw the wickets fall at regular intervals on the other hand. Shreyas Iyer was caught by Conway off Boult for 33, while KL Rahul was out LBW for 27. Suryakumar Yadav was run out for 2, but Virat Kohli led the batting charts. The former Indian skipper fell to Matt Henry when looking to get to his ton in style. Jadeja hit the winning runs as he was not out on 39 and finished the game with a four.
Here's how the fans reacted -
INDIA HAVE DEFEATED NEW ZEALAND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN AN ICC MATCH IN 20 YEARS....!!! pic.twitter.com/1CGipsA8zq— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) October 22, 2023
This only trailor.....Semi ya final me bhi pite gay....inko— Hriday Singh (@hridaysingh16) October 22, 2023
India won by 4 wickets— Wyni Pang (@Wyni16) October 22, 2023
In the captaincy of goat Rohit Sharma— Useer45 (@140of113) October 22, 2023
This is another masterpiece from King Kohli ❤️🔥— Mintu Dutta (@MNGamin65372627) October 22, 2023
He made for Chasing 🔥🔥 jadeja Was too good as well 🔥🔥
Shami is always sensational ❤️
A great team performance from india to win this match 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/BRVCmKYNOX
Two hero’s 🗿🗿 pic.twitter.com/bspXQgeD2i— Naks..! (@oyenakss) October 22, 2023
Congratulations India. At one stage, India was under pressure, but the way they handled themselves is commendable. New Zealand could have won if they scored 300.— Hamza Tariq (@_HamzaPro) October 22, 2023
Most wins in Odis World Cups— Bhullar (@loverajbhullar) October 22, 2023
71 (98) - Australia
58 (89) - India
58 (94) - New Zealand