The first semi-final match of the World Cup 2023 was played between India vs New Zealand on 15 November at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. In this match, apart from the batsmen of the Indian team, the bowlers also performed amazingly. The team ensured its place in the final by defeating New Zealand.
By defeating New Zealand, India registered its tenth consecutive win in the World Cup 2023. He praised his players profusely in the post-match conference. Apart from this, there was talk of pressure in this match. However, he has raised questions regarding the laxity of the players in the match.
There was a lot of pressure in the match- Rohit Sharma:
After winning by 70 runs from New Zealand, captain Rohit Sharma said in the post-match conference, “I have played a lot of cricket here, you cannot rest. You have to complete the work as soon as possible. We knew that there would be pressure on us. We were calm even though we were a little loose on the field. If these things are bound to happen, then you have to take chances. He gave us opportunities, and Mitchell and Williamson batted brilliantly. I am very happy with what Iyer has done in this tournament. The way Gill went ahead and batted was fantastic. Kohli was as brilliant as always. Shami did a great job in this tournament. Today, I will not say that there was no pressure.”
India won the match by 70 runs:
Batting first in this match, the Indian team scored 397 runs losing four wickets. Virat Kohli scored the most runs for the team. He played an inning of 117 runs. Apart from this, Shreyas Iyer also contributed 105 runs. While chasing the target, the New Zealand team collapsed for 327 runs. Daniel Mitchell scored the most runs for New Zealand. He contributed 134 runs. Apart from this, captain Kane Williamson scored 69 runs. However, both of these players could not lead their team to victory. Mohammed Shami took 7 wickets for India.
Rohit Sharma’s brilliant performance:
In this match, Rohit Sharma gave a great start to India by scoring 47 runs in 29 balls with his bat. He hit four fours and four fours during his innings. During this period, Hitman had scored runs with a strike rate of 162.07. Although Tim Southee had made him his victim. In the World Cup 2023, Rohit Sharma is succeeding in giving great starts to India in almost all the matches.