India vs New Zealand, World Cup 2023 Semi-Final HIGHLIGHTS: India beat New Zealand by 70 runs, enter FINAL
Nov 15, 2023 10:28 PM
India enter World Cup FINAL!
Nov 15, 2023 10:26 PM
New Zealand 9 DOWN
Tim Southee AND Mitchell Santner depart
Nov 15, 2023 10:25 PM
Shami gets rid of Daryl Mitchell at 134(119)
NZ: 306/7 (45.2 overs)
Nov 15, 2023 10:13 PM
Mark Chapman OUT!
Kuldeep Yadav removes Mark Chapman for 2(5).
NZ: 299/6 (44 overs)
Nov 15, 2023 10:01 PM
Glenn Phillips departs
New Zealand 295/5
Nov 15, 2023 09:46 PM
NZ reach 266/4 in 40 overs
Nov 15, 2023 09:09 PM
Double blow for New Zealand
Shami strikes again. Tom Latham's poor World Cup performance continues. The wicketkeeper-batsman is caught LBW for 0(2).
NZ: 220/4 in 33 overs
Nov 15, 2023 09:07 PM
Mohammed Shami sends Wankhede into frenzy
Shami puts down Kane Williamson for 69(73). He takes the aerial route only to run into Suryakumar Yadav at square leg.
Nov 15, 2023 08:59 PM
NZ: 219/2 in 32 overs
The action resumes after the drinks break, and the boundaries continue to be pushed. On the backfoot, Williamon whacks a short delivery from Jadeja for a boundary near midwicket
Nov 15, 2023 08:29 PM
NZ reach 165/2 in 26 overs
Daryl Mitchell presses on and hits Jadeja for a knockout.
Williamson then reaches his half-century in the next over, which is bowled by Kuldeep and lasts 58 deliveries.
Later in the over, Daryl Mitchell mistimes a ball as he steps down the track and goes for the aerial route.
Nov 15, 2023 08:16 PM
FIFTY for Daryl Mitchell
Daryl Mitchell scores his sixth ODI half-century in 49 balls.
New Zealand 142/2 in 22.1 overs
Nov 15, 2023 07:43 PM
Mohammed Siraj to Kane Williamson 4 runs
New Zealand 86/2
Nov 15, 2023 07:19 PM
New Zealand 54/2
Nov 15, 2023 07:08 PM
Shami strikes again
Rachin Ravindra out
New Zealand 40/2 in 7.5 overs
Nov 15, 2023 06:58 PM
Devon Conway out
New Zealand 30/1
Nov 15, 2023 05:58 PM
Team India set target of 398 in Semi-Final
Nov 15, 2023 05:22 PM
Virat Kohli departs
Nov 15, 2023 05:15 PM
India crosses 300 mark
Nov 15, 2023 05:11 PM
Virat Kohli scores his 50th hundred
Virat Kohli surpasses the legendary Sachin Tendulkar and now has the most centuries in Men's ODIs
Nov 15, 2023 05:04 PM
Virat Kohli inches closer to his 50th hundred
Nov 15, 2023 04:37 PM
SIX for Iyer
Glenn Phillips to Shreyas Iyer 6 runs
Nov 15, 2023 04:20 PM
India crosses the 200 mark
Another four for King Kohli
Nov 15, 2023 04:06 PM
India vs New Zealand Live Score, World Cup 1st Semi-Final: Kohli notches up 72nd ODI fifty in World Cup knockout
In the World Cup 1st Semi-Final clash against New Zealand, Virat Kohli has once again showcased his batting prowess by securing his 72nd half-century in ODIs. This notable achievement includes his first fifty in a World Cup knockout match, a significant milestone for the Indian captain. Kohli's composed innings took 59 balls to reach the fifty, providing stability to the Indian innings. At the time of this update, Shreyas Iyer accompanied him, scoring 14 off 9.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 194/1 in 27 overs
Nov 15, 2023 04:03 PM
India vs New Zealand Live Score, World Cup 1st Semi-Final: Kohli's swift running showcases stamina in semi-final
India vs New Zealand Live Score, World Cup 1st Semi-Final: In the ongoing World Cup 1st Semi-Final clash between India and New Zealand, Virat Kohli's exceptional fitness and speed were on full display during the 26th over. Facing a delivery from Ferguson, Kohli skillfully directed the ball towards long leg. In a remarkable display of agility, he sprinted flat out, executed a swift turn, and safely made it back for a well-deserved second run. This demonstrated Kohli's outstanding running between the wickets, especially noteworthy given the challenging conditions of heat and humidity. At that point, Kohli had faced 53 deliveries and accumulated 47 runs.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 180/1 in 25.2 overs
Nov 15, 2023 03:49 PM
India vs New Zealand Live Score, IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: Gill forced to retire hurt in World Cup semi-final clash against New Zealand
India vs New Zealand Live Score, IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: In a surprising turn of events, Shubman Gill is forced to retire hurt, making way for Shreyas Iyer. Gill requires substantial assistance to leave the field, suggesting the issue might extend beyond mere cramps. The partnership between Gill and Kohli concludes, at least temporarily, at 93 off 86 deliveries.
Nov 15, 2023 03:47 PM
India vs New Zealand Live Score, IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: Gill faces health scare in semi-final clash against New Zealand
India vs New Zealand Live Score, IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: A moment of concern arises as Shubman Gill encounters cramps during the game. A sudden flurry of activity ensues, with Rohit Sharma swiftly heading down to the dugout. Gill struggles to stand, prompting Ashwin to provide sustenance and water. The situation unfolds with uncertainty.
Nov 15, 2023 03:43 PM
India vs New Zealand Live Score, IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: 22 overs gone
India vs New Zealand Live Score, IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: The game reaches the 22nd over, and a strategic move is witnessed as Rohit Sharma dispatches Ashwin with a drink and a message at the end of the 21st over. Kohli, currently at 29 off 39, might be receiving guidance to elevate the scoring pace. On the other end, Gill maintains a strong position at 78 off 64.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 157/1 in 22 overs
Nov 15, 2023 03:38 PM
India vs New Zealand Live Score, IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: 20 overs done
India vs New Zealand Live Score, IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: The completion of 20 overs sees a robust partnership between Gill and Kohli, accumulating 79 runs off 70 deliveries. Gill has impressively contributed 53 runs in just 36 balls. Currently, Gill stands at 74 off 57, while Kohli has reached 26 off 34. India has set a formidable score, akin to what would be competitive even in a T20 game.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 150/1 in 20 overs
Nov 15, 2023 03:30 PM
India vs New Zealand Live Score, IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: The fifth delivery of the over, a slower one from Santner outside off, prompts Gill to stay back and execute a late cut between short third man and point, earning a boundary. The subsequent ball results in no runs. Gill's score stands at 63 off 49, while Kohli is on 19 off 24. The partnership between the two has reached 61 in 52 deliveries.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 132/1 in 17 overs
Nov 15, 2023 03:23 PM
India vs New Zealand Live Score, IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: The subsequent delivery races to the boundary for four!
Nov 15, 2023 03:21 PM
India vs New Zealand World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: 15 overs complete - Gill and Kohli building steady partnership
India vs New Zealand World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: After 15 overs in the highly anticipated World Cup 1st Semi-Final clash between India and New Zealand, the Indian team is progressing steadily with a score of 118/1. Shubman Gill, displaying his batting prowess, has reached an impressive score of 52 runs off 44 deliveries, anchoring the innings. On the other end, the Indian captain Virat Kohli has contributed 16 runs from 17 balls.
The batsmen seem to have entered a phase commonly observed in Indian innings, characterized by a balanced mix of rotating the strike through singles and occasional boundary strikes. The match is poised for an exciting continuation as both Gill and Kohli look to build a substantial partnership for Team India.
Nov 15, 2023 03:14 PM
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: Boundary! Kohli finds the gap
Nov 15, 2023 03:06 PM
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: Half-Century for Gill!
Nov 15, 2023 03:05 PM
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: Maximum! Following the next delivery, a powerful six is unleashed!
Nov 15, 2023 03:03 PM
India vs New Zealand World Cup Semi-Final Live Score: 11 overs gone, 89/1
India vs New Zealand World Cup Semi-Final Live Score: Shubman Gill has assumed control of the scoring rate, showcasing his prowess with sumptuous shots. The bat produces a crisp sound upon contact with the ball. The pitch offers little assistance to the New Zealand bowlers, and their performance reflects this reality. Notably, Lockie Ferguson and Trent Boult have struggled. In the last few overs, Southee has adapted by employing cutters, a strategy that paid off with the dismissal of Rohit Sharma.
Nov 15, 2023 02:58 PM
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: BOUNDARY! Gill in fine form
India vs New Zealand Live Score, IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: In the third ball of the 11th over bowled by Southee, Shubman Gill confidently sends the ball through the air, past midwicket. Gill's score has now reached 34 off 28.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 88/1 in 10.3 overs
Nov 15, 2023 02:57 PM
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: First 10 overs completed
India vs New Zealand Live Score, IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: Shubman Gill has notched up 30 runs off 26 balls, while Virat Kohli stands at four off five deliveries. With a run rate of 8.40, the team has made yet another extraordinary start.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 84/1 in 10 overs
Nov 15, 2023 02:54 PM
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: Gill dominates Ferguson with consecutive boundaries
India vs New Zealand Live Score, IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: Shubman Gill seizes the opportunity presented by Ferguson, cashing in on two gifts. The 10th over begins with a dot ball, followed by Ferguson reducing the pace for the second delivery. Gill capitalizes on the change, pulling it away for a boundary. Another dot ball ensues, and then a short delivery with insufficient pace. With no protection on the leg side, Gill easily picks up another boundary.
Nov 15, 2023 02:51 PM
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: BOUNDARY! Kohli survives close call
In the fourth ball of the same over, the ball deflects off Kohli's pads and races to the boundary. New Zealand launches a fervent LBW appeal, prompting the umpire to dismiss it. However, Williamson opts for a review. Despite a slight spike on the snicko as the ball passes the bat, Kohli earns a boundary, and New Zealand loses a review in the process.
Nov 15, 2023 02:46 PM
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: Rohit Sharma departs, outstanding catch by Williamson!
India vs New Zealand Live Score, IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: Tim Southee skillfully slows down the second ball of the ninth over, and in a breathtaking moment, Kane Williamson stuns Wankhede with an incredible catch.
Rohit c Williamson b Southee 47 (29)
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 71/1 in 8.2 overs
Nov 15, 2023 02:38 PM
India vs New Zealand Live Score, IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: FOUR! Shubman Gill gets one away
Nov 15, 2023 02:31 PM
50 up for India
Rohit Sharma is in a mood. Williamson introduced Mitch Shantaner in the sixth over and the left-arm spinner was welcomed with a four and six by Rohit. Fifty up for India in the sixth over.
Nov 15, 2023 02:26 PM
India vs New Zealand Live Score, IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: FOUR AND SIX! Rohit Sharma goes after Santner!
Nov 15, 2023 02:22 PM
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: BOUNDARY! Rohit unleashes the pull
India vs New Zealand Live Score, IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: Tim Southee delivers a slightly short ball aimed at Rohit's body, and the Indian captain responds emphatically with a powerful pull shot, showcasing his signature style.
Nov 15, 2023 02:19 PM
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: Sensational six by Rohit!
India vs New Zealand Live Score, IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: In the third ball of the third over, Rohit Sharma charges at Trent Boult, launching the full delivery over extra cover for the day's first six. A remarkable shot.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 24/0 in 2.3 overs
Nov 15, 2023 02:16 PM
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: SIX! Spectacular shot by Rohit!
India vs New Zealand Live Score, IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: In the third ball of the third over, Rohit Sharma aggressively advances towards Trent Boult, dispatching the full delivery over extra cover with finesse. It's the first six of the day, showcasing an exceptional shot.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 24/0 in 2.3 overs
Nov 15, 2023 02:14 PM
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: 18 runs in the opening 2 overs
India vs New Zealand Live Score, IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: India maintains its tradition of a brisk start. Shubman Gill has accumulated eight runs off six balls, courtesy of two fours, accounting for the only runs in the second over. Rohit Sharma stands at 10 off six balls.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 18/0 in 2 overs
Nov 15, 2023 02:12 PM
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: CONSECUTIVE BOUNDARIES ONCE MORE!
India vs New Zealand Live Score, IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: Shubman Gill gets a stroke of luck on this one. The fourth delivery, a full one from Southee coming wide of the crease, sees Gill attempting to play through the off side. However, an inside edge guides the ball past the stumps and the wicketkeeper, finding its way to the boundary for another four.
Nov 15, 2023 02:11 PM
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: BOUNDARY!
India vs New Zealand Live Score, IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: Tim Southee opens with two dot balls against Shubman Gill. However, he falters with a half-volley on the leg side, and Gill capitalizes by elegantly guiding it through square leg for a four.
Nov 15, 2023 02:10 PM
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: CONSECUTIVE BOUNDARIES!
India vs New Zealand Live Score, IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: Trent Boult delivers a full ball, but it strays too wide outside off. Rohit Sharma capitalizes, unleashing a powerful shot through the mid-off region. The following delivery results in a dot, leaving India with a total of 10 runs from the opening over. Rohit Sharma stands at 10 off 6 balls, while Shubman Gill awaits his turn to face. Now, the responsibility of the new ball shifts to Tim Southee, the other key figure in the New Zealand lineup.
IND vs NZ Live Score: India 10/0 in 1 over
Nov 15, 2023 02:04 PM
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: THE ACTION BEGINS!
India vs New Zealand Live Score, IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: Rohit Sharma takes on Trent Boult in this crucial face-off. Despite their shared successes with the Mumbai Indians, today's stakes far surpass any previous achievements. Familiar foes, they face off once again. Shubman Gill stands at the opposite end, and the anticipation is high. Will this opening pair deliver another explosive start? The answer is imminent.
Nov 15, 2023 01:37 PM
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: Toss Update - IND elects to bat first
India vs New Zealand Live Score, IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: Rohit Sharma wins the toss and announces India's decision to bat first.
Nov 15, 2023 01:31 PM
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: Pitch analysis
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: Ravi Shastri provides a concise pitch report – win the toss and opt for batting! According to Shastri, the pitch is expected to favor spinners, making it imperative for both teams to prioritize setting a substantial target. Shastri notes, 'I can see multiple spots on the surface. Spinners will have a role to play, even if the team opts to field first. As the game progresses, the track remains firm enough. If there is dew, it will play smoothly. There are patches of grass towards the end, providing carry for fast bowlers at the back of the length. Hence, the ideal strategy would be to bat first and set a challenging total on the board.'
Nov 15, 2023 01:10 PM
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: India - Too good to be true?
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: India's performance in this tournament has been so dominant that fans find themselves in a state of awe, almost apprehensive about the absence of challenges faced by the team thus far. Even teams that entered matches with strong records seemed to lose their footing when confronted by India. Pakistan, initially formidable, witnessed a downturn in their campaign after a loss to India. New Zealand, riding high with four consecutive wins, encountered their first setback against India. South Africa, known for their resilience batting first, succumbed unexpectedly as India dismantled their potent batting lineup for a mere 83 runs. Yet, all these past triumphs hold no weight today, and potentially on Sunday if India advances.
Nov 15, 2023 01:04 PM
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: Rachin Ravindra's dazzling performance
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: If this match weren't against India, the Wankhede Stadium would likely be echoing with the iconic "Sachin, Sachin" chants. However, today, it's a different name that would be resonating through the crowd – Rachin. Despite his father dispelling the urban legend connecting his name to Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar, Ravindra has emerged as a new fan favourite. His popularity is a testament to the impressive statistics he has amassed in his debut World Cup tournament. The 23-year-old has accumulated 565 runs at an outstanding average of 70.62 and a striking rate of 108.44, featuring three centuries and two half-centuries.
Nov 15, 2023 12:55 PM
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: Rohit Sharma reflects on team dynamics
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: The Indian team exudes a distinctive confidence and buoyancy throughout this World Cup, evident in their spirited performances. Notably, the post-match fielding medal award ceremonies have become a delightful hallmark of their campaign. Rohit Sharma attributes this positive team ambiance to a concerted effort by the management to maintain a light atmosphere.
"Our conscious effort has been focused on ensuring that the team's environment remains consistent, irrespective of the match outcomes," Rohit stated. It is crucial to cultivate an environment that suits the team's needs and is essential. This collective effort is not the responsibility of one or two players alone; it requires the active participation of the entire team, including the support staff.
Nov 15, 2023 12:48 PM
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: India's unrivaled supremacy
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: The group stage unfolded as a closely contested affair, deviating from the initial impressions it left before the halfway mark. However, one aspect that remained clear long before the final match day was India's undisputed position at the top of the table. The only instances where they faced significant challenges were at the hands of Australia, who dismantled their top order within the first five overs in the opening game, and during a middle-order onslaught by Daryl Mitchell and Rachin Ravindra in the match against New Zealand in Dharamsala. In both instances, India emerged victorious, rendering those brief periods of struggle mere footnotes in the narrative. Winning all nine matches, India concluded the group stage with an unparalleled net run rate of a staggering 2.570.
Nov 15, 2023 12:45 PM
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: A battle of historical rivals
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: The encounter between India and New Zealand is often characterized as a clash of bogeys, with both teams holding historical significance for each other. New Zealand has rightfully earned the reputation of being a challenging adversary for India, particularly in crucial matches of international tournaments. Although India secured their first World Cup victory against New Zealand since 2003 earlier in this tournament, the knockout stage reinstates the lingering apprehension of the bogey in the minds of the fans.
Interestingly, New Zealand also faces a bogey factor in this contest. In the last three World Cups, they were eliminated by host nations - Sri Lanka in the semi-final in 2011, and Australia and England in the finals in 2015 and 2019, respectively.
Nov 15, 2023 12:35 PM
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: Kohli's potential milestone at Wankhede
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-Final 2023: Virat Kohli, with his innate sense of occasion, needs no introduction to the significance of the moment. A stalwart in the cricketing realm, Kohli has navigated numerous pivotal situations throughout his illustrious career. However, today's scenario presents a unique and highly charged atmosphere. It's the World Cup semi-finals, a rematch against the team he faced defeat to as captain in 2019. The stage is the iconic Wankhede Stadium, a venue synonymous with the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, whose record of 49 ODI centuries Kohli equaled earlier in this tournament.
A century today would not only play a pivotal role in India's success, irrespective of whether they bat first or second, but it would also elevate Kohli above his hero, Sachin Tendulkar. For a player with a career marked by significant moments, achieving a century today would undoubtedly stand as one of the most monumental highlights.
Nov 15, 2023 12:32 PM
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-final 2023: Mumbai weather update
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-final 2023: The current weather in Mumbai can be described as bright and hazy. However, the brightness is tinged with haziness, primarily due to the elevated pollution levels that tend to surge mysteriously in many major Indian cities during this time of the year. This phenomenon coincides with the customary use of vehicles and the tradition of bursting crackers. The likelihood of rain in Mumbai today is minimal, making the feared reserve day scenario less probable and providing a promising outlook for an uninterrupted match.
Nov 15, 2023 12:30 PM
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-final 2023: Contingency plans in case of a washout
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-final 2023: In the event of a potential washout today, there's no need to fret as a reserve day has been allocated. However, memories of the 2019 semi-final might linger, where rain disrupted play and didn't bode well for the Indian team. The reserve day rules for this World Cup can be explored in detail, but the essence is that Thursday serves as the reserve day for this game. Conversely, Friday is earmarked as the scheduled reserve day for the other semi-final between Australia and South Africa at the Eden Gardens. Considering the weather forecasts, there appears to be a higher likelihood of the reserve day being activated for the second semi-final.
Nov 15, 2023 12:29 PM
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-final 2023: New Zealand's complete squad
For the highly anticipated clash against India, here is the full squad representing New Zealand:
This formidable lineup is ready to take on India in the World Cup 1st Semi-final 2023.
Nov 15, 2023 12:28 PM
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-final 2023: India's complete squad
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-final 2023: Here is the comprehensive lineup for Team India:
This formidable squad is geared up for the crucial encounter against New Zealand in the World Cup 1st Semi-final 2023.
Nov 15, 2023 12:27 PM
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-final 2023: Bumrah emerges as India's premier match-winner
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-final 2023: While Mohammed Shami's scintillating form, securing 16 wickets in just five matches, has ignited this tournament, the significance of Jasprit Bumrah's performance underscores how much India missed him in the previous tournaments and crucial matches during his recovery period. Bumrah, with 17 wickets in nine matches, stands as India's leading wicket-taker. His prowess, particularly in the death overs, instills a sense of fear, compelling batsmen to adopt an aggressive approach against him, along with Shami and Mohammed Siraj in the initial 10 overs. Few teams have successfully batted through the entire 50 overs against India in this tournament. In a notable instance, when Afghanistan posted 272/8 in 50 overs, Bumrah showcased his match-winning ability by claiming three crucial wickets between the 45th and 49th overs, concluding with impressive figures of 4/39.
Nov 15, 2023 12:26 PM
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-final 2023: Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma aim to overcome semifinal challenges
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-final 2023: Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have been prolific run-scorers in this World Cup, amassing 594 and 503 runs respectively. However, as cricket enthusiasts may note, their knockout performances haven't matched their group stage brilliance. Kohli, in particular, has a less-than-ideal record in ODI World Cup semifinals, accumulating just 9 runs across three games - 9 vs Pakistan in the 2011 semifinal, 1 vs Australia in 2015, and 1 against New Zealand in 2019. Rohit's semifinal track record is slightly better, yet with 35 runs from two matches - 34 vs Australia in 2015 and 1 against New Zealand in 2019 - the Indian captain has faced challenges in scoring big during these crucial encounters.
Nov 15, 2023 12:24 PM
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-final 2023: Bollywood A-list and football icon to grace Wankhede
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-final 2023: Mumbai, the heart of Bollywood, is set to host a star-studded gathering at the Wankhede today. The who's who of the Indian film industry, including superstar Rajinikanth, who has journeyed from Chennai, as well as Ranbir Kapoor, Aamir Khan, and others, are anticipated to be present, demonstrating their unwavering support for Team India. A reminiscent scene of April 2, 2011, and the iconic farewell match of Sachin Tendulkar comes to mind, both witnessing Bollywood's enthusiastic backing. Adding to the allure, football legend David Beckham, currently riding high on the success of his docuseries 'Beckham,' will also grace the stands. Having been spotted playing cricket with school kids, Beckham is evidently immersing himself in the sport, eagerly anticipating the thrilling semifinal match.
Nov 15, 2023 12:22 PM
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-final 2023: Considering the law of averages?
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-final 2023: The absence of a single off-day for India in this tournament prompts the question about the law of averages, reminiscent of the 2019 World Cup. However, is it truly pivotal? Must a team inevitably experience that one off-game in this very tournament? This Indian squad, cruising through the World Cup without breaking a sweat, appears destined for remarkable achievements. Tennis players conquer Grand Slam majors undefeated, boxers endure years without defeat, and even Australia achieved it in 2003 and 2007. So, why not Rohit and his gladiators? While the law of averages looms, for today at least, it can take a backseat.
Nov 15, 2023 12:21 PM
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-final 2023: Indian fans, concerned? No need!
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-final 2023: In the wake of New Zealand's confirmation as India's opponents in the semifinals, a wave of unease has gripped Indian fans. Suddenly, the weight of historical matchups seems overwhelming, casting a shadow on India's stellar performance and the impressive 9-0 winning streak in this World Cup. Yes, it's New Zealand, a team that has historically posed challenges for India. But is there truly cause for excessive worry? We believe not. This Indian team is poised for something extraordinary—ruthless, comprehensive, and untested thus far. A team not missing its vice-captain Hardik Pandya, claiming 86 out of 90 opposition wickets, and displaying unstoppable prowess. So, rest assured! Don't succumb to fear. Stay calm and trust in Team India's capabilities.
Nov 15, 2023 12:19 PM
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-final 2023: Unveiling the rich history of India vs New Zealand
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-final 2023: The clash between India and New Zealand has always been a captivating spectacle, etched with a compelling history. With 58 victories, India holds the lead in head-to-head contests, but New Zealand boasts significant triumphs in pivotal encounters. The saga began in 1976 when India embarked on their first ODI series against New Zealand, with the breakthrough series win achieved in 1988 after an agonizing 18-year wait. This rivalry is adorned with defining moments, such as Sachin Tendulkar's transformative 1994 innings in Auckland, where he opened the innings for the first time in ODIs, scoring 82 off 49 balls. Tendulkar, with 1750 runs from 42 games, stands as the leading run-scorer in IND vs NZ matches. Notable instances include the heart-wrenching image of MS Dhoni's run-out in the 2019 World Cup semifinal and the extinguishing of India's flame by Chris Cairns in the 2000 Champions Trophy, 22 years ago. So, in the realm of India vs New Zealand, nothing is taken for granted, even for a team with an unbeaten record at 9-0!
Nov 15, 2023 12:17 PM
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-final 2023: Beyond Pakistan and Australia, New Zealand emerges as India's ultimate rivals
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-final 2023: Beyond the realm of Pakistan and Australia, the undeniable truth lies in New Zealand's emergence as India's most formidable adversaries. Over the years, facts, stats, and cricketing trivia paint a picture where New Zealand consistently poses the toughest challenge for India. While encounters with Pakistan are veering towards one-sided outcomes, and clashes with Australia have their memorable moments, it is against New Zealand that India faces its most relentless opposition. In ICC tournaments, the BlackCaps have often dominated, with recent instances like the 2019 World Cup semis, the 2021 World Test Championship final, and the 2021 T20 World Cup showcasing their prowess. This rivalry, though less discussed, has intensified over the past seven years and stands prominently in the cricketing landscape. While India recently broke their ICC jinx against New Zealand earlier in this World Cup, today's encounter poses a sterner test against a team that has reached the World Cup final—ODIs and T20Is combined—thrice in the last eight years.
Nov 15, 2023 12:01 PM
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-final 2023: Live Updates and Commentary - A High-Stakes Clash Resumes!
IND vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi-final 2023: Welcome back to the cricketing extravaganza after a thrilling league stage. Today, we witness the crucial first semifinal between two-time World Champions India and the winners of the inaugural World Test Championship, New Zealand. Reminiscent of the intense 2019 World Cup clash in England, this match holds the promise of high drama and redemption. For Indian fans, the haunting memories of the Manchester semifinal four years ago serve as a poignant backdrop, but this revamped Indian team, on a 9-0 winning streak, is poised to rewrite history. As the teams clash on this Wednesday, the excitement rivals that of a Sunday blockbuster. Stay tuned for live scores and updates!
India vs New Zealand Live Score, World Cup 2023 Semi-Final: In the highly anticipated initial semifinal of the 2023 ODI World Cup, India is set to face off against New Zealand at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday. This matchup mirrors the first semifinal of the 2019 edition, where the Kane Williamson-led side caused heartbreak for India in a game that extended over two days.
India, having topped the table, emerged victorious in all nine of their league stage encounters, including a notable win against New Zealand. In contrast, the Kiwis experienced a setback with four consecutive losses after an initial triumph. However, they concluded the league stage with a significant victory against Sri Lanka, securing a spot in the final four.
- With inputs from agencies