The ongoing Cricket World Cup in India finally witnessed its first close match with India vs New Zealand result being a thriller at the picturesque Dharamsala on Sunday (October 22). Team India managed to register its fifth win in a row as the hosts also finally broke the New Zealand jinx after 20 long years in the World Cup.
New Zealand, on the other hand, fought till the end and lost their first match of the tournament in five outings. With this loss, the Kiwis have slipped to the second position while India is the only unbeaten side in the World Cup now.
As far as the match is concerned, Daryl Mitchell shined with the bat for the Kiwis as they recovered from 19/2 to post 273 runs on the board. However, they looked good to post a total in excess of 300 at one stage. But the Indian bowlers clawed their way back into the game especially in the last 10 overs of the innings to restrict the opposition to 273.
The chasemaster Virat Kohli was once again at work as he smashed 95 runs to make sure the team reached home with two overs and four wickets in hand. However, yet again Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill got the team off to a good start before falling in quick succession. But Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja eventually made sure they got the team home in fine fashion.
India vs New Zealand result: India won by six wickets
The 21st match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 was won by hosts India as they are now on top of the points table. They also beat New Zealand for the first time in the World Cup since 2003.
New Zealand’s innings: Mitchell scored a brilliant 130 and Rachin Ravindra too supported him with 75 as the Kiwis posted 273 runs on the board. But it was Mohammed Shami’s five-wicket haul that restricted them in the end.
India’s chase: After a quick start from Rohit and Gill, India lost wickets at regular intervals. But Kohli held the innings together and was unlucky to get out on 95 in the end. Nevertheless, he and Jadeja made sure that India won their fifth match in a row in this mega event.
Man of the Match | India vs New Zealand Result
Shami won the player of the match award for bowling exceptionally in his first match of this World Cup. He struck on the very first ball he bowled on the day dismissing Will Young and then broke the 159-run partnership to send back Ravindra. He came back in his final to pick three more wickets and end with the figures of 5/54.
India vs New Zealand Result Final Scorecard
The final scorecard of the India vs New Zealand result played at the HPCA stadium in Dharamsala:
New Zealand Innings: 273/10 after 50 overs
India Innings: 274/6 after 48 overs
|Shreyas Iyer||33||29||6||0||113. 79|