3.5 overs (1 run) 1 run
3.4 overs (6 runs) Six!
3.3 overs (4 runs) FOUR!!! A great pull shot by the batsman here. The ball is short in length and is pulled towards square leg. Perfect coordination between bat and ball. The ball hits the gap and goes straight over the boundary line for four runs.
3.3 overs (1 run) Wide! Out of reach of the batsman below the leg. Went to the keeper. The umpire spread his arms and declared wide.
3.2 overs (1 run) On a tossed up ball, Gill pushes it towards long off and takes the run.
3.1 overs (0 runs) Pushed the ball but couldn’t hit it in the gap.
2.6 overs (0 runs) The batsman tries a pull shot on a short length fast ball. The ball bounced quickly and came inwards and hit the body. Couldn’t create a chance to run.
2.6 overs (1 run) wide!!! The umpire declared the ball wide outside the leg stump. The ball was away from Rohit at which he swung the bat but could not make contact.
2.5 overs (0 runs) The batsman pushes the ball towards mid-wicket on a good length. The fielder present could not get a run.
2.4 overs (0 runs) Rohit cleverly defended the ball on the wicket line.
2.3 overs (6 runs) Six!! The first six of this match came from the bat of Rohit Sharma!! The batsman came forward and shot in the air towards deep cover. The ball hit the middle of the bat and went straight into the stands for six runs.
2.2 overs (0 runs) Another dot ball!! Flicked the ball into the crease but couldn’t get the gap.
2.1 overs (0 runs) Watched the ball till the last moment and blocked it.
1.6 overs (0 runs) The over ended with a dot ball. A certain leave has been observed by the batsman. The batsman did not show any interest in playing this ball outside the off stump. 18/0 India
1.5 overs (0 runs) Got on the front foot and defended the ball strongly.
1.4 overs (4 runs) Four!! Another boundary from Gill’s bat!! Didn’t play where he wanted but Gill got as many runs as he wanted!! The batsman was saved by an inside edge. Here the ball went very close to the leg stump. A lucky four coming through fine leg.
1.3 overs (4 runs) Four!! With this, Shubman Gill opened his account by hitting a boundary!! A good innings will also be expected from this batsman today. A quick ball on the pads line, Gill flicks it towards mid-wicket. The ball quickly went towards the boundary line. The fielders ran after it but failed to stop the ball and got four runs.
1.2 overs (0 runs) Pushed the ball but couldn’t hit it in the gap.
1.1 overs (0 runs) Shubman Gill pushes the ball towards mid-wicket, which is thrown onto the leg stump. Fielder in there, no run.
Tim Southee brings the ball from the other end…
0.6 overs (0 runs) Dot ball!! This concludes the first over!! Watched the ball till the last moment and blocked it. India 10 for no loss after 1 over.
0.5 overs (4 runs) FOUR!!! Back to back boundaries coming from captain Rohit Sharma’s bat!! Last time I hit the boundary playing on the leg side, this time I hit the shot on the off side!! Next ball played between cover and mid off. The ball quickly goes into a gap of four runs. Rohit has started in his own style.
0.4 overs (4 runs) FOUR!!! First boundary from captain Rohit Sharma’s bat!! Here Rohit has launched a counter attack. The batsman flicked the ball in the air towards mid-wicket on the pads line. There was good synergy between the ball and the bat. Meanwhile, the ball went straight outside the boundary line for four runs.
0.3 overs (0 runs) Once again the batsman pushes the ball towards cover on a good length. The ball hit the fielder. Could not score runs.
0.2 overs (0 runs) Dot ball!! This time Bolt changed the line. Rohit Sharma saw the line of the ball and thought it best to defend it lightly. There will be a competition between these two players.
0.1 over (2 runs) Duggi!! With this the competition begins!! The batsman flicked the ball towards mid-wicket on the pads line. The ball went into the gap and the fielders ran after it. Meanwhile, the batsmen quickly completed 2 runs.
After the national anthem, the New Zealand team has entered the bowling ground with both field umpires while the opening batting burden for India will be on the shoulders of Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill. As Trent Boult prepares to take the first over for New Zealand…
…National Anthem continues…
Pitch Report – Ravi Shastri comes to talk about the pitch and says that this wicket is dry. As the match progresses, the role of spinners will become important here. Yes and if there is mist in the evening it can be helpful for the batsmen. There is some grass in the middle which will help the fast bowlers. He further said that whichever team wins the toss will want to bat first.
(Playing 11) New Zealand (Playing XI) – Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Kane Williamson (captain), Darrell Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Tom Latham (wicket keeper), Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.
(Playing 11) India (Playing XI) – Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wicket keeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Mohammad Siraj.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson said after losing the toss that we also wanted to bat first. This is a used wicket which will later support the bowling. Now we have to chase them down by limiting them to the minimum score. Four years ago we faced each other in one such contest. There was also competition and there will be good competition here too. We are going with the same team.
Indian team captain Rohit Sharma who came to bowl after winning the toss said that we want to bat first. Rohit further said that the pitch looks very good for batting and we are looking to make a big score here. New Zealand is a good team and we are looking to forget 2019 and give our best performance today. Today is very important for us and we will try to do better here. While leaving he said that we have not made any changes in our team.
Time for the toss – Rohit Sharma and Kane Williamson line up for the crucial toss at the Wankhede ground. Meanwhile, amid much fanfare, the coin was tossed; India won the toss and decided to bat first.
Currently, the players of both the teams are seen warming up. There is not much delay in the toss and playing eleven…
However, on the other hand, there are some players in this match for New Zealand on whom all the fans will be watching along with Team India. Rachin Ravindra, Kane Williamson and Darrell Mitchell could be the batsmen who can take this match to his team while the Kiwi captain will want his veteran opener Devon Conway to play an impressive innings in this important match. While in bowling, Indian batsmen have to keep behind Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson and Mitchell Centner. So guys, now it remains to see which team wins and moves on to the trophy from here and which one loses.
In this match, it will again be the responsibility of Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill to provide a strong partnership for their team while in the middle order, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul will be crucial to score runs with the bat. Captain Rohit will expect them to repeat the same performance that Team India has put up so far in bowling. In such a situation, a lot will depend on the quick trio of Siraj, Bumrah and Shami.
While the Kiwi team, after winning four matches in a row in the beginning, lost four matches and won the last league stage match to clinch the ticket to the semi-finals, while Team India won all their matches in a row and entered the semi-finals in impressive style. In such a situation, Rohit and company will want to continue their winning streak here too but it will not be easy to get a win against the Kiwis. Statistically, the Kiwi team has been at the top of the ICC competition so far, but in Team India’s current form, the journey to the finals is not going to be easy for Kane and Co.
Team India’s heart is desperate for revenge!! Will Rohit and the army attack the Kiwis? Hello and welcome friends, welcome to the first semi-final match of the World Cup 2023 between India and New Zealand, which is being played between these two teams at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. If the competition is high, the pressure will surely be high. Now whoever withstood the pressure and played well, their ticket to the finals is confirmed and the losing team will be disappointed. Only time will tell which of these captains Rohit Sharma or Kane Williamson will take a step closer to the ultimate trophy. However, the journey to the league stage has been very different for these two teams so far.