The Indian cricket team booked their place in the final of the ODI World Cup for the fourth time after beating New Zealand by 70 runs here on Wednesday. India will now face the winner of the second final between Australia and South Africa. India won the toss and batted first and scored 397 runs for four wickets. In reply, the New Zealand team was bowled out for 327 runs in 48.5 overs. In this entire match, India’s bowling superstar Mohammad Shami once again emerged as the hero.
Mohammad Shami took 7 wickets for 57 runs in 9.5 overs in his spell. When the match was stalling, it was Shami who gave India success. Now everyone is praising Shami. Prime Minister himself Narendra Modi Shami has tweeted and read folk songs in praise. PM Modi wrote that future generations will remember Shami’s performance.
The Prime Minister tweeted, “Today’s semi-final was made all the more special by a brilliant individual performance. Mohammad Shami’s bowling in this game and in the World Cup will be remembered by cricket lovers for generations to come. Brilliant performance by Shami!” Before this Virat Kohli After breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s record by completing a half-century in ODIs, Mohammed Shami again showed spectacular bowling prowess by taking seven wickets. Shami produced a career-best performance and set an Indian record with seven wickets for 57 runs. This is the first time an Indian bowler has taken seven wickets in an ODI match.
Apart from congratulating Shami, PM Modi also congratulated Team India for making it to the final. He wrote, “Congratulations Team India! India did well and entered the final in style. Great batting and good bowling won the match for our team. All the best for the final!”
It may be noted that India could not go beyond the semi-finals in 1987, 1996, 2015 and 2019. Four years ago New Zealand halted their triumphant campaign in Manchester, settling the score at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Talking about today’s match, India won the toss and batted first and scored 397 runs for four wickets and thus set a record for the highest score in the knockout stages of the World Cup. In reply, the New Zealand team was bowled out for 327 runs in 48.5 overs. India will face the winner of the other semi-final between Australia and South Africa in the final in Ahmedabad on Sunday. Two-time champions India had previously reached the final in 1983, 2003 and 2011.