India is set to face New Zealand in the World Cup 2023 Semi-finals today at Wankhede Stadium. The match holds significance as New Zealand defeated India in the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup. Manchester is quite far from Mumbai but it doesn’t erase the bitter memories of four years ago. New Zealand was in fourth place still they came out victorious against India in the semi-finals by knocking them down by 18 runs in a rain-affected two-day semifinal.
In today’s World Cup 2023 Semi-finals you can see Subhman Gill scored a cracking 13th ODI fifty and along with Virat Kohli, continued to score at a brisk pace after India lost captain Rohit Sharma for a 47. Gill then kept up the pace, catching up 79 in 65 balls but due to a sudden injury he had to leave for the pavilion and Shreyas Iyer needs to take his place.
Virat Kohli then found his touch after scoring his first ever World Cup 2023 knockout half-century and his second overall and he has set up another strong stand with Shreyas Iyer. together they scored 100 as well with Iyer notching a half-century and then the Wankhede breathed heavily for Kohli’s 50th Hundreds. Eventually, Kohli became the first player to score 50 ODI centuries in this World Cup 2023. He broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record, who was among those in the stands standing up and applauding for Kohli.
Two teams can be seen in full-on winning mode as they are giving the best they can. And for both India and New Zealand, it’s an opportunity to lay their World Cup 2023 demons to rest. Both India and New Zealand were at one stage undefeated with four wins from four matches, but while India stayed undefeated by 9-0, the Kiwis stuttered to lose four on the bounce – against India, Australia, South Africa and Pakistan.
The present team of India is something else, there have been so many outstanding Indian teams in the past, but none had the aura of invincibility and awesomeness this unit under Rohit seems to possess. They are not the only team that has remained undefeated so far but also the only team that has knocked all the teams till they reached Semis. Two out of the top five leading run-getters this World cups are Virat Kohli and Rohit, while Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja are among the top 10 highest wicket-takers.
Indian team is going strong now, and it is becoming hard for the Kiwis to stop them and reach the target that they have set for them. They have to play their heart and mind out to win the Semis.