India secured a spot in the final of the 2023 Cricket World Cup on the back of Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, and Mohammad Shami’s performances. India defeated New Zealand in the semifinal by 70 runs. Five players played crucial roles in India’s victory. Kohli and Iyer both scored centuries, with Kohli making 117 runs off 113 balls, including 9 fours and 2 sixes, while Iyer scored 105 runs off 70 balls, hitting 8 sixes and 4 fours. India posted a formidable total of 397 runs on the board, primarily due to their centuries.
The opening partnership between Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill also contributed to India’s success. Rohit scored 47 runs off 29 balls, including 4 fours and 4 sixes, while Shubman Gill made an impactful 80 runs, smashing 8 fours and 3 sixes. Along with Kohli and Iyer, these two played significant roles in India’s victory.
Mohammad Shami’s lethal bowling performance was the highlight of India’s win. Shami took 7 wickets, giving away 57 runs in 9.5 overs. His crucial wickets, including that of Williamson and Mitchell, broke a strong partnership. Shami dismissed Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Tom Latham, Tim Southee, and Lockie Ferguson.
Captain Rohit Sharma praised the players after the victory, acknowledging their crucial contributions. The Indian team will now advance to the final of the Cricket World Cup 2023.