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RESULT
21st Match (D/N), Dharamsala, October 22, 2023, ICC Cricket World Cup
(48/50 ov, T:274) 274/6

India won by 4 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
5/54
mohammed-shami
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Scorecard summary
New Zealand 273/10(50 overs)
130 (127)
5/54 (10)
India 274/6(48 overs)
95 (104)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
NZ164.48130(127)146.53164.48--0
IND118.2295(104)100.72118.22--0
IND108.431(1)10.665/544.38107.76
NZ89.9475(87)80.9970.450/46-19.48
IND80.42--01/451.8580.42
end of over 487 runs • 1 wicket
IND: 274/6CRR: 5.70 
Ravindra Jadeja39 (44b 3x4 1x6)
Mohammed Shami1 (1b)
Matt Henry 9-0-55-1
Trent Boult 10-0-60-1

10.31pm A clash of the table toppers, and it looks like India have finally buried the ghosts of playing NZ in a World Cup game. Plenty of positives for both sides today, some negatives as well for the two outfits. Lots of food for thought as the teams now have nearly a week before their next match. Thank you all for your company, on behalf of Karthik Krishnaswamy, Venkat Raghav and Thilak R, this is Sreshth Shah saying, goodnight!

10.25pm Time for the captains.

Rohit Sharma, India capt: "Good start to the tournament but job is half done. Shami took the opportunity with both hands. He's got class and so much experience and he used the conditions really well. At one stage NZ put up a big partnership there. Dew came in as well. But we have to give credits to the bowlers in the back end. Shubman and I compliment each other quite well in the middle. Couldn't get big enough runs ourselves but happy to win. Nothing much to say about Virat. We've seen him do this for so many years. He backs himself to do the job. Towards the end there was a bit of pressure with a few wickets lost, but Kohli and Jadeja took us home. Fielding is something we pride ourselves on. It wasn't as clinical as we'd like to. Couple of dropped catches but those guys are good, Jadeja is among the best in the game. We love travelling and playing in different parts of the country. So far we have not been disappointed and we have not disappointed the crowd as well"

Tom Latham, NZ stand-in capt: "We didn't capitalise in the last ten overs (with the bat). India bowled well in the death and we left a few runs out there. With the ball, we never got a double breakthrough. I don't think we capitalised, 30-40 short. Daryl and Rachin set us up well for the back ten. From a batting point of view, Ravindra and Daryll gave the perfect blueprint. That are positions we want to be in, and when we get things right at the back end, we are dangerous. Kohli played a fantastic innings. Controlled the tempo and the rest could bat around him. As a captain, you have to be proactive but also work to your plans. Think about match-ups. Virat has a response to most plans. The fog was very random - sometimes you get in random situations. Few days off, and next is a day game in about a week (against Australia).

Mohammed Shami is the Player of the Match for his 5-54. "When you come back after a long time to the XI it is important to get confidence early. That first game helped get that confidence," he says. "Its not too hard (waiting by the sidelines) if your team is doing well. They are your teammates and if they are doing well then you should be supporting them. If its in the team's interest, I'm okay with it. The wickets are important because we were top 2 teams of the World Cup were playing."

Ravi: "I wish Indian team keeps Shami even after Hardik returns. He is gem of a bowler."

Shrajit : "Jadeja couldn't finish the game back in Manchester four years back. It's only fair that he hit the winning runs today. Poetic justice of sorts."

10.15pm Daryl Mitchell's 127-ball 130 will be a mere footnote in this game as the runners-up of WC 2015 and 2019 lose their first game of 2023. They're now 4-1 in the WC but have three difficult games coming up: Australia (28th Oct), South Africa (Nov 1) and Pakistan (Nov 4). India have England in Lucknow next on Oct 29.

10.10pm A hard-fought win for India, courtesy a Virat Kohli 95, Rohit Sharma 46 and a few useful contributions from Iyer, Rahul and Jadeja. For Jadeja hitting the winning runs, the game completes a full circle. Remember his drop of Ravindra early on that allowed NZ to pile on a big third-wicket stand.

Also apt that Shami was there not out, considering his five-wicket haul helped India restrict NZ in the death overs. India were somewhat tested with one less batting option today, but the utility of a full-time fast bowler in Shami might've eased the batting with the eventual target that NZ put up.

47.6
4
Henry to Jadeja, FOUR runs

around the stumps. Short ball aimed at his neck. But Jadeja pulls and pulls well! Deep square leg can't cut it off... and India are 5 out of 5 in the 2023 ODI World Cup

Taran: "Glad Kohli didn't take another ball after refusing the single and went for six or out."

47.5
1
Henry to Shami, 1 run

good length ball angling into middle. Worked to square leg for a single

Here's Shami at No. 8. Batting in Shardul's position. The NZ seniors are aving a chat. Boult and Henry with some conversations, with Santner and Latham listening in

47.4
W
Henry to Kohli, OUT

Kohli will not equal Tendulkar today! The crowd is deflated because the blockbuster finish shall not be. Tries to go for a big shot by flicking over midwicket but it came off the bat's bottom. Cow corner takes the catch and Kohli walks back after a brilliant 95. There's plenty of applause for him

Virat Kohli c Phillips b Henry 95 (104b 8x4 2x6 154m) SR: 91.34
47.3
Henry to Kohli, no run

short ball outside off. Pulled to deep square leg. Kohli refuses the single!

Naveen: "That was the most loud cheer for a forward defense!!"

47.2
Henry to Kohli, no run

yorker length, just outside off. Guides it towards short third, but the fielder does well to intercept

47.1
2
Henry to Kohli, 2 runs

short ball just outside off. Tries to nudge it leg side and even though it is a mis-hit, the shot is in the gap at square leg. Enough time for two

India need 7. Kohli needs 7. Rohit can no longer sit. He's standing. Crowd going "Kohli, Kohli"

end of over 4712 runs
IND: 267/5CRR: 5.68 RRR: 2.33 • Need 7 from 18b
Ravindra Jadeja35 (43b 2x4 1x6)
Virat Kohli93 (100b 8x4 2x6)
Trent Boult 10-0-60-1
Rachin Ravindra 9-0-46-0
46.6
Boult to Jadeja, no run

And Jadeja obliges. The best front-foot defense you'll see from Jadeja. Hashtag textbook.

People in the crowd telling Jadeja to defend.

46.5
1
Boult to Kohli, 1 run

good length ball angling in. Kohli comes down the track and guides it to cow corner. Single.

Sens: "Are you not entertained? Are you not entertained? Is this not why you are here?"

46.5
1w
Boult to Kohli, 1 wide

short ball, pace off totally. Kohli is a bit surprised and tries to meet it away from his body. Misses. Doesn't matter because umpire says that's wide for height

46.4
Boult to Kohli, no run

full and wide ball outside off. Guided towards backward point

46.3
4
Boult to Kohli, FOUR runs

full ball just outside off stump. Kohli drills a shot down the V, and Jadeja moves out of the way well too! Mid on has no chance either and Virat Kohli is in the nineties! Dravid showing emotions by the sidelines

46.2
Boult to Kohli, no run

short ball angling into him. Tries the pull, misses, this time there was extra bounce

46.1
6
Boult to Kohli, SIX runs

around the stumps. And what a welcome! Stands tall and deposits a pulled six over cow corner! Perfect angle of the delivery with Boult coming around the stumps

Four overs to go. Henry has 2, Boult has 1, Ferguson has 2, Ravindra has another. For now, Boult to bowl out.

end of over 467 runs
IND: 255/5CRR: 5.54 RRR: 4.75 • Need 19 from 24b
Virat Kohli82 (95b 7x4 1x6)
Ravindra Jadeja35 (42b 2x4 1x6)
Rachin Ravindra 9-0-46-0
Trent Boult 9-0-48-1
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45.6
1
Ravindra to Kohli, 1 run

full ball just outside off. Driven to long off and Kohli will keep the strike

45.5
1
Ravindra to Jadeja, 1 run

full ball outside off stump. Comes down the track and hammers it past the bowler to long on

45.4
1
Ravindra to Kohli, 1 run

again Phillips with an important fielding effort! Kohli tries to cut this through the off side but the livewire fielder in action once more

45.3
1
Ravindra to Jadeja, 1 run

overpitched ball full outside off. Drilled to wide long off

45.3
1w
Ravindra to Jadeja, 1 wide

length ball going down the leg side. Umpire gives it a wide. Turning away too much

45.2
1
Ravindra to Kohli, 1 run

full ball on middle and driven to long on for a single

45.1
1
Ravindra to Jadeja, 1 run

full ball outside off. Cuts it behind square and wants two but has to settle for one

Dilum: "After 45 overs NZ: 245/5 IND:248/5"

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
DJ Mitchell
130 runs (127)
9 fours5 sixes
Productive shot
on drive
24 runs
1 four2 sixes
Control
85%
V Kohli
95 runs (104)
8 fours2 sixes
Productive shot
pull
21 runs
2 fours1 six
Control
91%
Best performances - bowlers
Mohammed Shami
O
10
M
0
R
54
W
5
ECO
5.4
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Kuldeep Yadav
O
10
M
0
R
73
W
2
ECO
7.3
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
TossIndia, elected to field first
Series
Season2023/24
Player Of The Match
Match numberODI no. 4678
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 days22 October 2023 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsIndia 2, New Zealand 0
Language
English
Win Probability
IND 100%
NZIND
100%50%100%NZ InningsIND Innings

Over 48 • IND 274/6

Virat Kohli c Phillips b Henry 95 (104b 8x4 2x6 154m) SR: 91.34
W
India won by 4 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)
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TEAMMWLPTNRR
IND990182.570
SA972141.261
AUS972140.841
NZ954100.743
PAK9458-0.199
AFG9458-0.336
ENG9366-0.572
BAN9274-1.087
SL9274-1.419
NED9274-1.825