The most awaited clash for the Indian and the Kiwi fans has arrived. India and New Zealand met in the first semifinal at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. That is an exciting match. Both teams had locked horns at the semifinal stage of the 2019 World Cup semi-final. That was a heartbreaking moment for all the Indians. Now, in the World 2023, both teams are meeting again in the World Cup semifinal. Famous English footballer David Beckham is witnessing the clash at the Wankhede Stadium. Before the match, a moment between Virat Kohli and David Beckham caught the limelight.
Playful Moment Between Kohli and Beckham:
Being the UNICEF’s goodwill ambassador, David Beckham is here in India for a three-day tour. When he was in Ahmedabad, he was seen playing cricket with the local kids. Fans are adoring this moment. He is here to spread awareness about child rights and gender equality.
He is present in the first semifinal clash between India and New Zealand. Before the match started, Beckham was at the ground. Team India was warming up on the ground. Virat Kohli was playing football. He passed the ball to Beckham and he passed that back to Kohli. That video has gone viral and Beckham added that in his Instagram story. He also interacted with the players of both teams.
The India vs. New Zealand:
This is a high-voltage clash. Both teams are fighting to become the best. Initially, India won the toss and opted to bat first. India started in a great way. Unfortunately, he missed the well-deserved half-century. He played a quick-fire innings of 47 runs in just 29 balls with 4 boundaries and 4 over-boundaries. That knock set India’s innings. Gill was outstanding again. When he was on 79 runs in 65 balls, he had cramps and got back to the pavilion by retired hurt.
Virat is in a different form. He is very close to his 50th century. He is batting on 90 runs in 93 balls. He smashes 8 boundaries and 1 over-boundary. Shreyas Iyer is again showcasing his talent. He completed his half-century. He is batting on 53 runs in 399 balls. His innings contain 2 boundaries and 4 over-boundaries. After 38th over, 275/1