India continued its impressive form with a four-wicket victory over New Zealand in the 21st match of the ICC World Cup at HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala on Sunday .
This crucial win establishes India as the only unbeaten team in the 2023 World Cup.
While chasing the target of 274 runs, Rohit Sharma delivered a blistering start, taking India to 63-0 within the first 10 overs.
Although Rohit Sharma didn't complete his half-century and was dismissed for 46 runs by Lockie Ferguson, his rapid start ensured India stayed ahead of the required run rate.
Rohit's performance set the stage for his teammates to build partnerships and adapt to the situation. Virat Kohli, along with KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja, played a crucial role in securing India's fifth World Cup victory. Kohli showcased his skills with 95 runs, well supported by Jadeja in a 78-run partnership.
The majority of the Indian batsmen excelled, except for Suryakumar Yadav, who was unfortunately run out after scoring just two runs.
In their innings, New Zealand encountered early setbacks, losing two wickets for just 19 runs. However, a resilient 159-run partnership between Rachin Ravindra and Daryl Mitchell revived the Black Caps' innings.
Despite losing wickets at regular intervals, Mitchell's outstanding performance with 130 runs off 127 balls propelled New Zealand to a competitive total of 273 runs.
India's Mohammad Shami emerged as the star bowler, securing a five-wicket haul (5-54) in his first match of the World Cup.