22 Oct 2023

India vs. NZ: ODI World Cup-2023: India beat New Zealand after 20 years; Kohli struck 95, Shami grabs 5 wkts

India beat New Zealand by four wickets to record their straight fifth win in the ODI World Cup-2023 in Dharamsala on Sunday. India beat New Zealand after 20 years in the World Cup and became table topper.

Virat Kohli struck 95 off 105 balls and shared 78 runs with Ravindra Jadeja (39 not out) for the sixth wicket to chase down the 274-run target in 48 overs.

Captain Rohit Sharma contributed 46 off 40 balls at the top of batting order.

Lockie Ferguson was the most successful New Zealand bowler with figures of 2 for 63.

Earlier, pacer Mohammed Shami grabbed 5/54 in his comeback game to help India restrict New Zealand to 273. Kuldeep Yadav bagged 2/73.

Daryl Mitchell top-scored for New Zealand with a career-best 130.

New Zealand lost openers Devon Conway (0) and Will Young (17) cheaply, but thereafter Mitchell and Rachin Ravindra (75) shared a 159-run partnership to revive their innings.

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