It is a matter of pride for the whole of India that this time India is going to the final and we all hope that the World Cup will be ours. India has taken great revenge in the semi-finals for not going to the final of its previous World Cup. The first semi-final of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 saw India defeat New Zealand by 70 runs on Wednesday, November 15. Even though it was always going to be tough to chase down 398, Kane Williamson and Daryl Mitchell nearly put the game away with an 181-run partnership for the third wicket. Although Mitchell scored his second century of the World Cup, Mohammed Shami ended the partnership and went on to claim his third five-wicket haul of the competition. Shami’s final score was 7/57.
At the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Rohit Sharma had earlier won the toss and chosen to bat first against New Zealand in the first semifinal of the 2023 ODI World Cup. In a two-day match, the Kane Williamson-led team caused India great heartache in the first semifinal of the 2019 competition. This match is being replayed.
India has amassed a massive 397/5 in the first innings thanks to centuries from Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer. In the presence of his idol, Sachin Tendulkar, Kohli has achieved his 50th ODI century. The bowling assault of the New Zealanders faltered against the formidable Indian batting team on Wednesday, despite their bowlers being reliable throughout the competition.
With the wicket of Lockie Ferguson to end the innings and send India to the championship, Mohammed Shami became the first Indian player to capture seven wickets in a World Cup match. Kuldeep Yadav’s wicket of Mark Chapman was a reward for his excellent bowling.