In the World Cup 2023 Semi-Final clash between India and New Zealand, Virat Kohli’s remarkable 50th ODI century stole the show, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s record. Mohammed Shami shone with a historic seven-wicket haul, setting a new standard for an Indian bowler in World Cup matches. India won, securing their 10th consecutive win under captain Rohit Sharma.
Choosing to bat first after winning the toss, Rohit Sharma’s decision proved fruitful as centuries from Kohli and Shreyas Iyer propelled India to an imposing total of 397/5. Kohli’s century, achieved in the presence of his idol Tendulkar, added to the team’s dominance. The New Zealand bowling unit, reliable throughout the tournament, struggled against the Indian juggernaut in this crucial encounter.
The match mirrored the 2019 edition’s first semifinal, where New Zealand, led by Kane Williamson, had inflicted a heartbreaking defeat on India. However, this time, India emerged victorious, securing a spot in the World Cup final at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The comprehensive victory showcased India’s batting prowess and Shami’s exceptional bowling performance, setting the stage for an exciting final showdown on Sunday. Now the entire world is curiously waiting to know who will face the men in blue in the World Cup final after today’s South Africa Vs Australia match.