One of the most awaited and crucial matches is going on between India and New Zealand. After concluding the group stage, the tournament is organizing the semifinal stage. The first semifinal is going on between India and New Zealand at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. India put a massive total on the board. While bowling in the second innings, Indian bowlers are struggling a bit. Then the Wankhede crowd uniquely cheered them.
Unique Cheer by the Crowd:
After scoring a huge total, India came to bowl in the second innings. After losing the first two wickets, New Zealand started controlling the game. Bowlers were giving runs and the Kiwi batters were using it wisely. When Williamson was on 29 runs, Mohammad Shami dropped his catch. Daryl Mitchell was also hitting biggies. India was making major fielding mistakes.
In the 33rd over, Mohammad Shami came to bowl. In the very second delivery, he picked up Kane Williamson when he was on 69 runs. That was a long-desired breakthrough for India. In the 4th ball of that over, Shami picked up Tom Latham on a duck. The talented pacer of India took 2 wickets in the same over. After that, the Wankhede crowd set a different vibe in the stands. They started singing A.R Rahman’s ‘Vande Mataram’ and ‘Chale Chalo’ to lift the Indian player. That moment has gone viral.
A Match Tour:
This is a thrilling clash. Both teams met in the 2019 World Cup semifinal but India faced a heartbreaking 18-run defeat against the Kiwis. This time India is trying hard to be on the winning side. While batting in the first innings, Indian batters get their job done. Virat Kohli played a sensational knock of 117 runs in 113 balls. With this century, he completed his 50th century and became the highest runscorer of the tournament. Shreyas Iyer scored another century in this career. Shubman Gill remained unbeaten on 80 runs. India scored 397/4 in 50 overs.
In the second innings, New Zealand lost the first two wickets pretty early. After that, skipper Kane Williamson and Daryl Mitchell made a partnership. But Mohammed Shami broke that by picking up Williamson on 69 runs. But Daryl Mitchell’s excellence is dominating Indian bowlers. Mitchell is batting on 126 runs in 107 deliveries. Glenn Phillips is on 19 runs. After 40 overs, New Zealand is in 266/4.