Rohit on World Cup semi in opposition to NZ: “We’ll be courageous. Hopefully, fortune favours the courageous.”
India and New Zealand go head-to-head within the first of the Cricket World Cup semi-finals once they conflict in Mumbai. The World Cup hosts efficiently ended their group stage marketing campaign unbeaten, profitable all 9 of their matches, and signing off with a thrashing of the Netherlands on Sunday to take care of their tag because the event favourites.
Rohit Sharma leads a formidable aspect with aggressive opener Shubman Gill, legendary batter Virat Kohli and a plethora of attacking bowling choices from Jasprit Bumrah to Kuldeep Yadav.
Although they create all of the momentum into the knockout phases India shall be nervous for this knockout recreation. Additionally they topped the group stage standings in England 4 years in the past earlier than shedding to New Zealand within the semis at Outdated Trafford.
New Zealand, in the meantime, began the competitors in spectacular vogue with an enormous win over England earlier than stuttering in direction of the knockout rounds following a collection of accidents to key personnel. They’ve reached one other white-ball event semi-final and have the expertise to problem India right now.
Comply with all of the motion from the semi-final under plus get all of the Cricket World Cup odds and suggestions right here:
India vs New Zealand
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New Zealand 308-7 (46) Santner 4, Southee 1, Shami 5-50 (10), NZ want 90 from 24 balls
Southee is the brand new man within the center however he can do little. He swings away with effort however there’s simply two coming from the over.
Shami’s spell is completed and dusted. 5-50 is kind of excellent and he’s absolutely received the sport for his aspect within the second innings.
Ben Fleming15 November 2023 16:45
WICKET! Mitchell c Jadeja b Shami 134 (New Zealand 306/7)
5 for Shami as Mitchell falls!
The ball simply preserve following Jadeja across the subject as he takes yet one more catch – this time at cow nook – to take away Mitchell, who has performed an outstanding knock to present his aspect even the faintest probability on this recreation.
That wicket additionally offers Shami his fifth – what an outstanding efficiency it has been from him. India absolutely now can’t be caught.
Ben Fleming15 November 2023 16:41
New Zealand 306-6 (45) Santner 4, Mitchell 134, Bumrah 1-59 (9), NZ want 95 from 30 balls
Bumrah on the loss of life shouldn’t be the person you wish to be dealing with while you want a mountain of runs. And he’s maintaining it tight, various his size and velocity with nice ability.
The Kiwis can solely muscle seven from it. India are on the brink now.
Ben Fleming15 November 2023 16:39
New Zealand 299-6 (44) Santner 0, Mitchell 132, Kuldeep 1-56 (10), NZ want 99 from 36 balls
Simply the 4 runs of that Kuldeep last over. Very good given the place we’re within the innings and one other nice spell from the leg spinner, going at simply over 5.5 runs per over.
Santner is the brand new man however he’s bought an nearly unattainable job on his palms. The Kiwis want 99 from six overs.
Ben Fleming15 November 2023 16:34
WICKET! Chapman c Jadeja b Kuldeep 2 (New Zealand 298-6)
Two quickfire wickets as Chapman falls after solely 5 balls. Similar to Phillips, he’s caught by Jadeja, who this time is stationed out at deep sq. leg. Kuldeep will get a wicket in his final over and the Kiwis are in all types of bother.
Ben Fleming15 November 2023 16:32
New Zealand 295-5 (43) Chapman 0, Mitchell 131, Bumrah 1-52 (8), NZ want 103 from 42 balls
Chapman blocks out his first ball but it surely’s a mammoth process for him as he joins Mitchell on the crease.
103 from 42 for the Kiwis.
Ben Fleming15 November 2023 16:29
WICKET! Phillips c Jadeja b Bumrah 41 (New Zealand 295-5)
A lucky boundary from Phillips as he jobs away previous Rahul. It’s a welcome boundary however they want a lot extra at this stage of the innings.
Phillips received’t be hitting any extra, although, as he holds out to Jadeja within the deep. Calm below stress, he takes the catch and Phillips has to move to the dugout. Bumrah along with his first wicket of the sport.
Ben Fleming15 November 2023 16:27
New Zealand 288-4 (42) Phillips 37, Mitchell 128, Kuldeep 0-52 (9), NZ want 110 from 48 balls
An outstanding over from Kuldeep – again within the assault – to place India in cost. Simply two runs from the leg spinner and New Zealand now want nearly 14 runs an over. That appears a tall order from right here.
Ben Fleming15 November 2023 16:22
New Zealand 286-4 (41) Phillips 36, Mitchell 127, Siraj 0-71 (8), NZ want 112 from 54 balls
Kuldeep nonetheless has overs to bowl however India stick with Siraj for now. And Phillips takes benefit, scything him away and into the stands for six as Siraj’s supply is only a fraction brief.
And once more! Down the bottom and back-to-back sixes for Phillips now. Might this be the large over to present themselves a slither of hope? Maybe it might as Phillips carves it away for an additional boundary.
Virtually one other boundary off the final however excellent fielding from Gill to forestall the fourth boundary. Nonetheless, 20 runs coming from it for the Kiwis.
Ben Fleming15 November 2023 16:17
New Zealand 266-4 (40) Phillips 19, Mitchell 126, Shami 4-48 (8), NZ want 132 from 60 balls
Shot! It was over from Shami as much as that time however Mitchell ensures he will get one thing from the over with an outstanding ramp shot for six.
9 off the over however the run fee is over 13 now. An enormous ask for these two Kiwi batters.
Ben Fleming15 November 2023 16:10