Kathmandu – India beat New Zealand by 70 runs in Mumbai. Virat Kohli’s world record 50th ODI hundred and a scintillating century by Shreyas Iyer powered India into the final of the World Cup with a 70-run victory over New Zealand in their last-four clash on Wednesday.
Chasing the huge target of 398 runs given by India, New Zealand were bowled out for 327 runs in 48 overs. Darrell Mitchell of New Zealand scored a century. He was dismissed after scoring 134 runs off 19 balls.
Similarly, captain Kane Williamson added 69 runs. On the bowling side, Mohammad Shami of India took 7 wickets.
Earlier, India batted after winning the toss at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and scored 397 runs after losing 4 wickets in the scheduled 50 overs.
India’s Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer scored centuries. Kohli got out after scoring 117 off 113 balls and Iyer scored 15 runs off 70 balls.
Similarly, Shubman Gill scored 80 off 66 balls, captain Rahit Sharma scored 47 off 29 balls and KL Rahul scored 39 off 20 balls. Tim Southee of New Zealand took 3 wickets for bowling.
Along with this, India has taken revenge for 4 years ago. In the 2019 ODI World Cup, New Zealand reached the final by defeating India in the first semi-final match in Manchester. India reached the final for the first time since 2011.
India will now play the winner of the second semi-final match at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata in the final on Thursday.
Australia and South Africa are playing tomorrow. The final match will be played in Ahmedabad on Sunday.