Live Cricket Score: India vs New Zealand, 1st semi-final, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

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New Zealand 327-10 (48.5 Ovs)
Trent Boult  2 (2)
India 397-4
Mohammed Shami  9.5-0-57-7
India won by 70 runs
Virat Kohli stepped up for India once again.
Virat Kohli stepped up for India once again. © Getty

Best bowling returns in a World Cup match

7/15 - Glenn McGrath (AUS) vs NAM, Potchefstroom, 2003

7/20 - Andy Bichel (AUS) vs ENG, Gqeberha, 2003

7/33 - Tim Southee (NZ) vs ENG, Wellington, 2015

7/51 - Winston Davis (WI) vs AUS, Leeds, 1983

7/57 - Mohammed Shami (IND) vs NZ, Mumbai WS, 2023

Most five-fors in World Cups

4 - Mohammed Shami

3 - Mitchell Starc

Shami also became the first bowler to bag three five-fors in a single World Cup edition.

Most wickets in a single World Cup edition

27 - Mitchell Starc (2019)

26 - Glenn McGrath (2007)

23 - Chaminda Vaas (2003)

23 - Muttiah Muralitharan (2007)

23 - Shaun Tait (2007)

23 - Mohammed Shami (2023)

Best bowling returns for India in ODIs

7/57 - Mohammed Shami vs NZ, Mumbai WS, 2023 WC

6/4 - Stuart Binny vs BAN, Mirpur, 2014

6/12 - Anil Kumble vs WI, Kolkata, 1993

6/19 - Jasprit Bumrah vs ENG, The Oval, 2022

6/21 - Mohammed Siraj vs SL, Colombo RPS, 2023

A topsy-turvy campaign for New Zealand

They started off with four straight wins but then lost four on a trot after that so it's not been an easy World Cup for New Zealand. They also missed Williamson in several games but they managed to pull through and make it to the semis. And at one point tonight, many did believe they could make it to the finals for the third straight edition. However, they eventually ran out of steam. They do have positives to pick though from this campaign. Rachin Ravindra is their biggest find and he definitely has a huge future with NZ having scored over 500 runs this time.

Shami finishes with 7

It's a record-breaking day at the Wankhede today. Virat Kohli hit the headlines by going past Tendulkar's tally for most runs in a single edition and becoming the first batter to score over 700 runs. He also registered his 50th ODI ton and overtook Sachin again. But in the second half, Mitchell, Williamson and Phillips for a brief moment had put India under pressure but Shami's double strike changed the game. He becomes the first Indian bowler to pick seven wickets in an ODI. What a feat!!

India reach the World Cup final

Never in doubt beyond a point!! India are in the World Cup Final once again. The last time they made it to the final, they went onto win the tournament 12 years ago. That was a home World Cup as well. And the way they have been playing this edition, you got to back them to win the title once again. Will they be playing Australia or South Africa is the question.

5 for Shami.......Again

He picked up a five-fer against New Zealand in Dharamsala. He picks up a five-fer on the grand stage in the semifinal against the same opponent. That's ten wickets against New Zealand this World Cup for Shami. He gets rid of the centurion Mitchell. What an innings. He definitely gave the Indian fans a massive scare, didn't he?

Kuldeep strikes

Mark Chapman has timed this perfectly but once again it's hit straight to Jadeja and he isn't going to drop any. Chapman goes for 2 and NZ are 298/6. This is India's game.

Massive wicket

This should be India's game from here. Phillips was looking dangerous but he is caught on the boundary now. NZ need 103 from 43 and 13 of those deliveries will be bowled by Bumrah. We need to witness something really really special from here for NZ to win.

Phillips takes on Siraj

6,6,4 - Phillips is bringing that required run rate down with an onslaught. He was batting on 6 off 12 at one stage but has now moved to 36 off 27. He has the ability to go absolutely berserk so India will have to be very careful. 112 needed from 54.

Equation- 132 from 60

On most days, you would back the fielding team to get the job done here. But at the Wankhede, there are no guarantees. But for New Zealand to win, Mitchell will have to keep going and it isn't easy for someone who has already batted over 100 deliveries tonight.

What a turnaround!!

Wow, Wankhede erupts as the dreaded finger goes up. India have struck again and it's Shami again!! He has turned from Villain to Hero again by picking two wickets in three balls. Tom Latham is trapped lbw and he doesn't want to review. That did look very close. Terrific stuff from the seamer!!

A wicket....finally

Williamson is distraught. Mitchell just reached his hundred and Williamson flicks one off Shami that looks destined for a second to go all the way but Suryakumar Yadav takes a good catch near the boundary, much to the delight of the Wankhede crowd!! India are absolutely delighted. What a wicket!! They needed this badly. Can they bowl some dot balls to Tom Latham now and increase that required rate?

A T20 scenario now

Got to commend New Zealand. They haven't given up easily after seeing India post almost 400 on the board. They want to reach the final for the third straight time. What a massive moment this will turn out to be if they manage to win this. Not easy by any stretch though. India's confidence is low after Shami dropped a simple catch to get rid of Williamson. New Zealand now need 199 from the last 20 overs. They have made 199 from the first 30.

Most sixes for New Zealand in a World Cup edition

18* - Daryl Mitchell (2023)

17 - Brendon McCullum (2015)

17 - Rachin Ravindra (2023)

16 - Martin Guptill (2015)

14 - Ross Taylor (2011)

New Zealand's hopes are revived

Williamson and Mitchell have brought up their century stand and it has come in a quick time. They are running well between wickets and the boundaries are flowing as well. Mitchell, who hit a century against India in Dharamsala, has a half-century now and Williamson is inching towards one.

Update- 274 needed from 180

It's not out of sight for New Zealand. They have two very good batters out in the middle in the form of Williamson and Mitchell. They know how to bat with a certain equation in mind. And remember, dew will have an effect here going forward so preserving wickets will be the key for New Zealand for another five overs at least.

What effect will spin have?

This is the moment that can turn the game any way. It will be interesting to see if dew prevents spinners from making an impact here. Else, Jadeja and Kuldeep have the ability to run through this lineup with the pitch assisting turn as we witnessed earlier.

And he does it again

He was just hit for a neat drive but Shami stages a strong comeback and gets the big wicket of Rachin Ravindra. He has also edged Shami behind to the keeper. Both the openers are back in the pavilion now. New Zealand's best bet was to save wickets at the start before going for the target later when the dew arrives. But now things have become extremely difficult. Got to fancy India reaching the final now.

Shami strikes

He comes into the attack pretty early today and strikes first ball. In all honesty, there was nothing special in this delivery that was bowled around the wicket but Conway had no foot movement and wanted to drive the ball. He nicks one behind.

India batters with most sixes in a World Cup innings

8 - Shreyas Iyer vs NZ, Mumbai WS, 2023

7 - Sourav Ganguly vs SL, Taunton, 1999

7 - Yuvraj Singh vs BER, Port of Spain, 2007

6 - Kapil Dev vs ZIM, Tunbridge Wells, 1983

6 - Rohit Sharma vs PAK, Ahmedabad, 2023

6 - Shreyas Iyer vs SL, Mumbai WS, 2023

Highest team totals in World Cup knockouts

397/4 - IND vs NZ, Mumbai WS, 2023 SF

393/6 - NZ vs WI, Wellington, 2015 QF

359/2 - AUS vs IND, Johannesburg, 2003 Final

328/7 - AUS vs IND, Sydney, 2015 SF

302/6 - IND vs BAN, Melbourne, 2015 QF

India finish with 397/4

That's not 400 but India will take it. What a finish that was from KL Rahul. He finishes unbeaten on 39 off 20 balls. Shubman Gill came to bat in that final over and finishes unbeaten on 80. What a day for the home side with the bat!! They have one foot in the final given what the bowling attack has done in the tournament.

Iyer falls for 105

He was getting exhausted and he mistimes one to get caught at long on for 105. The knock has come off just 70 balls and he put on a six-fest today. India are 381/3 and have 7 more balls left in the innings to try and get to 400.

Stat -This is also the fastest ton in a World Cup knockout game. Iyer's ton came off 67 balls and the previous record was held by Adam Gilchrist, who reached 100 off 72 balls in the 2007 final against Sri Lanka

Back-to-back tons

What a tournament he is having!! There were doubts if he would get ready to play in the tournament but Shreyas Iyer's last four games have been amazing. He has now scored back-to-back hundreds. Rahul Dravid and Rohit Sharma are the only other Indian batters to have hit back-to-back ODI hundreds in the World Cup.

Most runs from No.4 or below in a WC edition

511* - Shreyas Iyer (2023)

499 - Scott Styris (2007)

482 - AB de Villiers (2015)

465 - Ben Stokes (2019)

456 - Martin Crowe (1992)

Kohli departs

Wankhede stands up to appreciate this tremendous innings from Virat Kohli. He has found the fielder and has to walk back for 117. This has been a top innings and once again, he has put India in a very good position.

Most hundreds in World Cups

7 - Rohit Sharma

6 - Sachin Tendulkar

6 - David Warner

5 - Ricky Ponting

5 - Kumar Sangakkara

5 - Virat Kohli

50th ODI ton

It has finally happened. Virat Kohli is bowing in front of Sachin at the Wankhede after going past his record. No one thought a player would some day go past Sachin's 49 ODI tons but Virat has been on target ever since he made his debut and after all these years, it has finally happened. And what a stage to do it!!

India are slowing down

Only 27 runs have come in the last five overs. From overs 36-41, you would have expected Shreyas and Virat to step on the accelerator with nine wickets left in the innings but New Zealand have dried things up. 400 looks tough now for India. There is also plenty of turn now on the surface.

Kohli struggling

Well, the heat is getting to everyone and now even the great Kohli is struggling. He has right thigh taped but he is batting in the nineties, there is no way he is going to leave the field now. Santner has conceded just seven runs in his last three overs. That's terrific given India's standing in the game now.

Shreyas steps up again

That's a 35-ball fifty now for Shreyas Iyer. He is in terrific form. 82, 77, 128* and now 50*. What a difference it's making to have a solid No.4 in that XI.

Kohli-Shreyas partnership hurts NZ

Shreyas has raced to 37 off just 24 balls and Kohli has moved to 80. India are absolutely on top here. They have made 248/1 in 34 overs. Will nine wickets in hand, the hosts will eye 400.

Kohli sets all-time World Cup record

Wow, he equalled his icon's record of 49 hundreds in that game vs South Africa and now he has broken Sachin's 20-year record for most runs in a single edition. Sachin made 673 in 2003 and Kohli has touched 674.

Kohli overtakes Sachin
Kohli overtakes Sachin ©

Most 50-plus scores in a World Cup edition

8 - Virat Kohli (2023)

7 - Sachin Tendulkar (2003)

7 - Shakib Al Hasan (2019)

6 - Rohit Sharma (2019)

6 - David Warner (2019)

Most 50-plus scores in international cricket

264 - Sachin Tendulkar

217 - Ricky Ponting

217 - Virat Kohli

216 - Kumar Sangakkara

211 - Jacques Kallis

Another day, another fifty

Cometh the hour, cometh the man!! The tournament's leading rungetter gets another fifty and it has come on the big day. Virat Kohli steps up in the semifinal and gets to a half-century off 59 balls. His role will once again be to bat deep in the innings with the rest of them batting around him.

Gill leaves the field

He has been struggling for a while and now he decides enough is enough. That's a blow for India just when Gill was looking in great touch. He has retired hurt now and is replaced in the middle by Shreyas Iyer. Will be interesting to see if he comes out to bat later if required.

Most runs in ODIs:

18426 - Sachin Tendulkar

14234 - Kumar Sangakkara

13705* - Virat Kohli

13704 - Ricky Ponting

Gill takes charge

Shubman was sedate to begin with but now has taken over after Rohit's departure. He has been dealing in boundaries and brings up a stunning 41-ball fifty. New Zealand wouldn't have expected that from a batter who has had a lukewarm tournament with the bat. India are flying.

What a catch!!

Huge wicket!! Rohit was batting on 45 off 22 at one point but one quiet over from Boult has unsettled Rohit. Southee uses the offcutter and Rohit completely mistimes the shot. It's a skier but Williamson takes a superb catch to snatch the big wicket. Virat Kohli is in.

Rohit goes berserk

This has been a stunning start from India, from Rohit to precise as he has absolutely toyed with the bowling attack, dealing in boundaries. India have 58 on the board in just six overs in the semifinal.

Rohit went past Gayle.
Rohit went past Gayle. ©Cricbuzz

Most sixes in a single World Cup edition

27 - Rohit Sharma (2023)

26 - Chris Gayle (2015)

22 - Eoin Morgan (2019)

22 - Glenn Maxwell (2023)

21 - AB de Villiers (2015)

21 - Quinton de Kock (2023)

What a start!!

Typical Rohit Sharma. He wants to set the tempo very early and takes on Trent Boult to smash him for a couple of boundaries in the very first over of the semifinal. India 10/0.

The game is on...

National Anthems done and dusted, and the Indian openers are out at the center. David Beckham and Sachin Tendulkar in attendance. We're all set for the biggest event in the country at the moment.

TOSS: India win the toss and elect to bat first; both teams unchanged

Pitch ReportbySimon Doull and Ravi Shastri

"If you look at the spinners' length, it's bare, the spinners will come into play on this surface. As the game progresses, if there's dew, it'll play nicely. When you look at the center of the surface, there's a little bit of grass. There'll be carry for the fast bowlers from a back of a length. You want to bat first in the semi-final. When it comes to second innings, you just have to negotiate the first 20 overs. If that dew becomes a factor, it becomes a lot easier to bat on. You'll always get movement with the humidity around."

Not a pretty ICC Head to Head

Man for Man, India is significantly stronger than New Zealand. However, that was also true every time since 2003 - the last time they beat New Zealand in an ICC event before the league stages of 2023.

India were stronger in 2007, when they went on to win the T20 World Cup, but only lost to New Zealand in the league stages. India were stronger in 2016 when they were skittled out by spin in the T20 World Cup in Nagpur. India were stronger in the 2019 World Cup semi-final buy a country mile, and even in the World Test Championship final in 2021. By the 2021 T20 World Cup, it was a foregone conclusion - New Zealand is India'a Achilles' Heel in ICC events.

In 2023, New Zealand ran them close, but India overpowered them. Can India do it twice in 2023?

A dream on the line

Social media has largely dominated the narrative over the last few days, ahead of the India-New Zealand semi-final. It's fair, that India have an encore of the 2019 semi-final, and the ghosts of the defeat to bury. The MS Dhoni run-out to be avenged. 5-3 to be avenged. Not to mention, that before the unbeaten run in this World Cup, they had one-upped that with 2-3 against Australia - just before Kohli and Rahul came to the rescue.

However, a country with a population less than a quarter of the city they're preparing to upset, has its sights set on Ahmedabad on November 19 - not quite an encore of July 14, Lord's, but perhaps a chance to recover from one of the more painful heartbreaks in the world of sport. The nice guys don't do vengeance, but it had to hurt. Enough for a new dream of taking up baking and dying happy and fat at 60. The final countdown begins.




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