India in last: 10/10 Men in Blue Stay Unbeaten -
India in last: 10/10 Men in Blue Stay Unbeaten
Posted 16 Nov 2023 10:22 AM

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India, washouts in the past two elimination rounds of the World Cup, are in the last following a 12-year hole following one more complete group execution — Virat Kohli scored his 50th ODI century, Shreyas Iyer got his second straight, Mohammed Shami got done with seven wickets, and the host group guarded a prominently defendable 397 against New Zealand.

At the scene where they won the World Cup crown in 2011, India traversed into the last subsequent to beating New Zealand by 70 runs, and however the Kiwis gave India a decent battle despite a unimaginable objective — "got a sniff", said skipper Kane Williamson later — the host group's success was never in uncertainty.

Rohit Sharma, who has molded the group in his picture — flippant, forceful, daring — and his men repaid for the confidence he rested in them. He got India moving with a sacrificially forceful 47 off 29 that made the New Zealand paceman fail to remember their lines; Shubman Gill (80) and Shreyas Iyer (117) did likewise. Virat Kohli was permitted, subsequently, to assume his part flawlessly — bat long and profound, as a protection against a breakdown — while everybody around him could go hard at the resistance.

The speed threesome of Jasprit Bumrah, Shami and Mohammed Siraj copped some discipline — not exactly surprising, on a sluggish and level track; however they had the advantage of a monstrous complete on the board.

"Today being the elimination round, won't say there was no strain… Elimination round adds a piece extra, we needed to not ponder it," said Rohit later. "Last two World Cups, we lost (in the elimination rounds)," said Shami. "Who can say for sure whenever or on the other hand in the event that we'll get an opportunity! So we needed to thoroughly take care of this."

With respect to Williamson, he was left colorless confronted, yet as yet grinning, and expressions of recognition for India, and advance notice to their last rivals: "They're the best group on the planet."

Shami's 7-wicket pull

Pacer Mohammed Shami, who scalped top four Kiwi players, fixed New Zealand's destiny by finishing Daryl Mitchell's pugnacious thump. Shami wound up with a best quality level seven-wicket pull

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