In a thrilling encounter at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, India emerged victorious against New Zealand in the 21st match of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023. Electing to bowl first after winning the toss, India managed to restrict New Zealand to a total of 273/10 in 50 overs. India chased down the target, winning by 4 wickets with just two overs to spare.
Daryl Mitchell, Rachin Ravindra take New Zealand to a decent total
New Zealand’s innings started on a rocky note as they lost early wickets. Devon Conway (0) and Will Young (17) struggled to make an impact at the top of the order. However, Rachin Ravindra (75) and Daryl Mitchell (130) showcased tremendous resilience and brilliance in the middle overs, helping New Zealand post a competitive total. The lower-order batsmen couldn’t contribute significantly, with Mitchell Santner and Matt Henry both being dismissed for ducks.
India’s bowling attack was led by Mohammed Shami, who picked up a remarkable five wickets for just 54 runs in his 10 overs. Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj chipped in with crucial wickets, while Kuldeep Yadav also played his part by taking two wickets.
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Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja drive India to the finish line
Chasing a target of 274, India’s opening pair, Rohit Sharma (46) and Shubman Gill (26), provided a solid start with a 73-run partnership. Former skipper Virat Kohli (95) played a crucial role in anchoring the innings, almost reaching a century. Shreyas Iyer (33) and Ravindra Jadeja (39) made valuable contributions.
For New Zealand, Trent Boult, Matt Henry, and Lockie Ferguson picked up crucial wickets, but they couldn’t do enough to stop India’s march toward the target. India secured a hard-fought victory by 4 wickets, demonstrating their batting prowess and composure under pressure.
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Here is how Twitter reacted:
India 🇮🇳 make it FIVE in a row!
Ravindra Jadeja with the winning runs 🔥🔥
King Kohli 👑 reigns supreme in yet another run-chase for #TeamIndia 😎#CWC23 | #MenInBlue | #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/d6pQU7DSra
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 22, 2023
Great win. King Kohli doing it in grand style but it was an outstanding spell from Shami that restricted NZ to 273. Closest match for us and a wonderful win. pic.twitter.com/FVyRHOzFjt
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 22, 2023
Man what a player @imVkohli is!! 👑
King of chases
— DK (@DineshKarthik) October 22, 2023
Another masterclass !! From the #GOAT such a good knock absorbing the pressure and taking the game till the end @imVkohli ! Nicely supported by @imjadeja Great spell by @MdShami11 🇮🇳 marches on ! #indiavsnz #WorldCup2023
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) October 22, 2023
A very important win for India because they were stretched, needed Jadeja at no 7 to display his batting. But the turning point, once again, was provided by the bowlers who put on another outstanding show.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 22, 2023
08′ U-19 heroes taking center stage once again 15 years later! 🎪🔁#PlayBold #INDvNZ #CWC23 #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/HgHBRF04K1
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) October 22, 2023
Ye Hota ha All rounder
Deliver with bat when needed
Hope Nawaz watching Jadeja
— Abdul Ghaffar 🇵🇰 (@GhaffarDawnNews) October 22, 2023
India becomes the first team to win 5 matches in World Cup 2023 🇮🇳
– Rohit Army on full flow….!!!! pic.twitter.com/M4pZ9JqsMb
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) October 22, 2023
2023 – Jaddu Finishes.
A forever lover story? 💛
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) October 22, 2023
Virat Kohli’s form is red hot right now with 4 fifty-plus scores in his last 5 games
His only failure came against Pakistan #CWC23 #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/jTaRfmxcMF
— ThePoppingCrease (@PoppingCreaseSA) October 22, 2023
A win against New Zealand in Cricket World Cup after 20 years. https://t.co/jgJ8eQpuo4
— Cricketopia (@CricketopiaCom) October 22, 2023
That 95 was a 💯 in our eyes. 🥺#INDvNZ #ViratKohli #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/lNSDyxmxfG
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) October 22, 2023
Virat Kohli in successful run chases in ODIs:
Not outs 32
Fifties 24#CWC23 #INDvNZ
— Saj Sadiq (@SajSadiqCricket) October 22, 2023
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