Shami finishes it off for India with a seven-for! What a bowler! He comes away with India's best-ever bowling figures in ODI cricket. Rahul bags another catch behind the stumps. Back of a length and outside off, kisses the outside edge. India KO NZ and storm into the final
10.55pm That's the presentation wrapped up. India await the winner of Australia and South Africa. A rematch of the semifinals from 1999 and 2007. Who will it be? We can't wait to bring that game from Eden Gardens to you. For now, this is Shashank Kishore signing out on behalf of our entire crew. Much thanks to Deivarayan Muthu and our data analysts, Chandan Duroah and M Venkat Raghav. Look forward to your company on Thursday. Until then it's goodbye and goodnight from all of us here. Cheers and thank you once again for your patronage.
Rohit Sharma: I've played a lot of cricket here, any score on this ground, you can't relax. Got to get the job done quickly and stay at it. We knew there will be pressure on us. We were very calm, even though we were a bit sloppy on the field. These things are bound to happen but glad we could get the job done. It's hard to say if we would've been in trouble [had India scored 30-40 less]. They wouldn't have taken those risks. Williamson and Mitchell batted brilliantly. Was important for us to stay calm. The crowd went silent, but we knew we needed a catch or run out. Shami was brilliant. The form all the guys are in, top five-six batters, whenever they've gotten an opportunity, they've made it count. Very pleased to see what Iyer has done for us this tournament. Gill, the way he's batted for us has been brilliant. Unfortunate he had to go off with cramps. Kohli did what he does, also got to his landmark century as well. England game we got 230 on the board, way bowlers bowled with the new ball was amazing. Today obviously being the semifinal, won't say there was no pressure, whenever you play there's pressure. Semifinal adds a bit extra, we wanted to not think too much about it, just do what we've been doing like in the first nine games. Things came off for us nicely in the second half."
Kane Williamson: "Firstly, congrats to India, they played outstandingly well, probably their best game today. 400 was naturally going to be tough but credit to the guys, proud effort to stay in the fight. Disappointing to go out but super proud of the effort that's gone in for the last seven weeks. The effort was there, but like I said India are top class, have world class batters who didn't give us a sniff really. You come in and get 400, it's a tick in the box. They deserve to be where they are, played outstandingly well. It wasn't to be today but nice to be out there to give ourselves a chance. It was a fantastic crowd, unbelievable atmosphere, slightly one-sided in the support but special to be part of the tournament, great to be hosted here by India. We had some incredible contributions, as a team there was real commitment to the cricket we wanted to play, Rachin and Mitchell were special throughout the campaign, on varied surfaces. They played really, really well. Bowlers chipped in, a lot of fight, proud of that. Even if it didn't go our way, ultimately moving forward as a team, we've taken some really good steps in the right direction."
Mohit: "It wasn't a semifinal. It was a 'Shami'final."
Mohammed Shami is the Player of the Match for his figures of 7 for 57.
"I was waiting for my chances. I didn't play a lot of white-ball cricket. My return started against New Zealand [in Dharamsala]. We talk a lot of variations, but I still believe in pitching it up and getting wickets with the new ball. I dropped Williamson's catch, I shouldn't have. I felt terrible. But the focus was to try and take pace off, see if they're hitting it in the air. It was a chance we had to take [with the variations]. The wicket was very good, lots of runs were scored in the afternoon. There was some fear of dew, the grass had been shaved off from the wicket. If dew was there, it skids on and there's a chance runs could've been made. It feels amazing [this kind of performance]. Last two World Cups, we lost [in the semifinals]. Who knows when or if we'll get a chance, so we wanted to do everything for this, one chance we didn't want to let go."
10.30pm Thirty overs in, New Zealand were more than in with a shout. It was brewing to be a classic before Shami inflicted mayhem. Finishes with the best figures in a World Cup for an Indian. He's got over 50 wickets in total in World Cup cricket, in just 17 innings - the quickest by anyone in history. And he didn't play their first few games. He was an injury replacement, remember?
Conditions in Mumbai were really tough. The first 10 overs offered swing and seam. The next 20 offered spin and bounce. There was no dew. Everything was in India's favour today and still they took the game deep. There was a point where India were actually panicking. Panicking after having 397 on the board. And then New Zealand collapsed, with Shami picking up Williamson and Latham. They didn't recover from that. So, have the ghosts of Old Trafford 2019 been wiped out, India fans?
half-volley on middle, Ferguson picks it up and smashes it over wide long-on for six
Pavan: "And with that, Shami settles MoM debate !"
short and on the stumps, Ferguson keeps it out
Can Shami take seven wickets?
Make that six wickets for Shami. Full and outside off, Southee has a big drive and nicks it behind. Rahul dives across to his right to pouch a smart, low catch. Shami is the second Indian bowler, after Nehra, to collect six wickets in World Cups
full and at the stumps, Boult hangs back and stylishly whips to deep midwicket
on a length and outside off, an outside edge streaks away to deep third
Boult ahead of Lockie, who has been managing an Achilles injury throughout the WC. He has his pads on, though
Rohit settles under this skier at extra cover. A fielder not named Jadeja has taken a catch. Slower short ball, hides it away from the swinging arc. Santner can just toe-end it to the India captain. Siraj is among the wickets for India
another slower ball, shorter in length, skied in front of long-off
Divyang: "5 wickets on Wankhede by fast bowlers..That is nothing less than a miracle, my MOM is Sami "
Southee ducks under this slower bouncer
Andy C: "MoM Shami all day long : single-handedly taken down the Kiwi top 5. Oh and the first man in World Cup history with four 5-fors btw"
Nikhil: "Shreyas' century was better than Kohli's so if POTM goes to a batter then Shreyas should get it "
full and wide, slashed away to the right of short third for four
Mags: "My POTM while be either of Mitchell or Shreyas - simply for making this a contest for either teams."
Wilson: "Rachin Ravindra will be feeling the same feeling that Rohit had in 2019. having a great tournament throughout, but failing in the knock-out..!"
on-pace short ball angling across off, swatted away to deep midwicket
Indian javelin star Kishore Kumar Jena had a breakthrough 2023 where he won silver at the Asian Games and qualified for the Paris Olympics. However, there was a time back in July when he contemplated quitting sport. Here's how a tear-filled 3am conversation with his father convinced him to pull along and become India's second-best javelin thrower.
on a length and floats over the top of middle as Southee swishes and only connects with thin air
swing and a miss to another slower delivery outside off
Dropped by Rohit. Slowie outside off, short, chipped in the air. Rohit dives to his left from extra cover and drops it. Replays indicate he had taken his eyes off the ball
yorker outside off, jammed down to long-off
Abu: "I would pick Shami - cleaning up openers, a set Kane and well-set Mitchell and economy under 6 on this pitch."
Musavir Khan: "MoM should be surely Shami. If not for him, this target was under serious threat."
Southee steps out and yorks himself. Stabbed out to point
Ishan Jain: "Shami's daily routine - Eat, take a 5-fer, sleep, repeat!"
shortish and outside off, swatted down to long-on
Ritesh: "Hardik Pandya's injury has really turned out to be a blessing in disguise for India. Shami might not have played so many matches if not for Pandya's injury."
slowie outside off, Southee swings for the hills and makes no contact
Dil: "IND NZ battle turns a full circle! 2019 dhoni failed to get ind over the line, 2023 Mitchell fails in his bid!"
ShahSafeer: "Hard battle between Virat and Shami to win PotM for this game and and PotT too!"
mighty full and on off stump, driven to wide long-off
Ravi: "How many Jadejas in the field?"
Santner swings and misses outside off as Shami hides a slower ball away from his reach
|Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai|
|Toss||India, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||India advanced|
|Match number||ODI no. 4703|
|Hours of play (local time)||14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-18.00, Second Session 18.00-21.30|
|Match days||15 November 2023 - daynight (50-over match)|
Over 49 • NZ 327/10