Final” – Twitter Erupts As Mohammed Shami’s Sensational 7-Fer Helps India Enter World Cup 2023 Final

The 1st semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 saw the high-octane clash between Rohit Sharma-led India National Cricket Team and Kane Williamson-led New Zealand National Cricket Team at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday, November 15.

India National Cricket Team finished the league stage at the No.1 position with 18 points as they won 9 matches on the trot. New Zealand National Cricket Team, on the other hand, finished the group stage at the No.4 spot with 10 points as they won 5 matches.

Meanwhile, India National Cricket Team won the toss and opted to bat first in the match. The Men In Blue and the Black Caps fielded the same playing XI from their previous matches.

Batting first, Rohit Sharma once again provided India with a flying start. He showed sheer class and pushed New Zealand on the backfoot with his 47-run knock. Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli capitalized on the start provided by the Indian captain and played stupendous innings.

Shubman Gill (80*) got retired hurt and wasn’t able to hit a century. However, Virat Kohli (117) and Shreyas Iyer (105) smashed sensational centuries. Kohli created history with his knock as this was his 50th ODI ton. In the end, KL Rahul (39) provided a finishing touch to help India post a mammoth total of 397/4 on the board.

Defending the target, ‘Sensational’ Mohammed Shami dismissed the New Zealand openers Rachin Ravindra and Devon Conway to provide India with a terrific start.

However, after that, Daryl Mitchell and Kane Williamson showcased a batting masterclass and played remarkable innings. Together they added an outstanding 181 runs in 149 balls.

When India were in the backfoot, Rohit Sharma once again brought Shami back in and the pacer repaid the faith of his skipper. He dismissed the star batsman Kane Williamson (69) to provide a crucial breakthrough to India.

After that, Daryl Mitchell (134) fought a remarkable battle, but he didn’t get the much-needed support from the other end. He was also dismissed by Shami.

In the end, the Black Caps were bundled out for 327 in 48.5 overs, with Mohammed Shami finishing things off for India. Shami registered exceptional figures of 9.5-0-57-7. Also, India won the match by a good margin of 70 runs to secure a place in the final of the competition.

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