khaskhabar.com : Saturday, November 18, 2023 1:38 PM
New Delhi . The Rohit Sharma-led Indian team has been on a great run since October thanks to its unbeaten run in the 2023 Men’s ODI World Cup. The dominance of winning ten consecutive matches means that two-time champions India are through to the title clash, where They will face mighty Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Sunday. Here is a look at India’s unbeaten journey to the 2023 Men’s World Cup final, where they have traveled extensively and given a lot of joy to their loyal fans with brilliant performances Match 1, October 8: India beats Australia by six wickets in Chennai. Indian spinners, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin and Kuldeep Yadav together took six wickets to bowl out Australia for just 199 runs in 49.3 overs. In reply, Australia created initial panic in the Indian camp by taking 2-3 wickets in two overs. But a brilliant partnership of 165 runs in 215 balls between KL Rahul (97 not out) and Virat Kohli (85) helped India win by six wickets over Australia. Gave a great start to their campaign by securing a memorable wicket win.Match 2, 11 October: India beat Afghanistan by eight wickets in New Delhi. Jasprit Bumrah (4-39) bowled lethal fast and restricted Afghanistan to 272/8. Against the difficult target of 273 runs, captain Rohit Sharma played an inning of 131 runs and local player Virat Kohli played an unbeaten inning of 55 runs, entertaining the home crowd and maintaining India’s good start in the competition. Match 3, 14 October: India beat Pakistan by seven wickets in Ahmedabad In a nail-biting contest, India’s bowlers, led by Bumrah, took two wickets each, leading to a surprise collapse in the middle overs as Pakistan lost eight wickets for 36 runs, and 191. Finished on the run. Rohit once again shone with the bat. Scored 83 runs while Shreyas Iyer scored an unbeaten 53 to complete a hat-trick of wins for India. Match 4, October 19: India beat Bangladesh by seven wickets in Pune. After losing Hardik Pandya due to a left ankle injury, India got Kept on the backfoot for periods, before Ravindra Jadeja took 2-38 and produced a brilliant performance in the field to restrict Bangladesh to 256/8. There was a partnership of 88 runs for the first wicket between Rohit and Shubman Gill, after which Kohli played an unbeaten inning of 103 runs, which was his 48th ODI century and he achieved the target with 51 balls remaining. Match 5, 22 October : India beats New Zealand by four wickets in Dharamshala Playing in his first World Cup match, Mohammed Shami made a brilliant comeback by taking 5-54 in the last ten overs and bowled out New Zealand for 273 runs. In reply, Kohli played a brilliant inning of 95 off 104 balls while Jadeja played a valuable inning of 39 not out as India moved to the top of the points table with a four-wicket win over New Zealand. Match 6, October 29: India beat England by 100 runs in Lucknow. Rohit top-scored for India with 87 while Suryakumar Yadav scored a crucial 49 at the back-end as India scored 229/9 on a difficult two-pace pitch. Shami took 4 wickets for 22 runs, while Bumrah took 3 wickets for 32 runs and took four wickets in the first ten overs for England. Kuldeep took 2 wickets for 24 runs while Jadeja took 1 wicket for 16 runs, as India A brilliant display of accuracy bowled out England for 129 in 34.5 overs and returned to the top of the table.Match 7, November 2: India beat Sri Lanka by 302 runs in MumbaiIndia scored 357/8 , in which Gill, Kohli and Iyer played innings of 92, 88 and 82, giving Sri Lanka a big mountain to climb. Bumrah, Shami and Siraj created such a ruckus with the new ball that the Sri Lankan team was out for just 55 runs in 19.4 overs. Bumrah had figures of 1-8 in five overs, while Siraj troubled the batsmen with swing and seam. The upset compensated for an indifferent time in the tournament by taking 3-16 from seven overs. Shami continued his brilliant performance, taking 5 wickets for 18 runs in five overs. Match 8, November 5: India beat South Africa by 243 runs in Kolkata. On his 35th birthday, Kohli scored an unbeaten 101 against South Africa. The innings equaled Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 49 ODI centuries, and Iyer’s brilliant 77 helped India post 326/5. Jadeja produced his career-best performance with figures of 5 for 33 while Kuldeep took two wickets as South Africa were bowled out for 83 runs in 27.1 overs. Match 9, 12 November: India beat Netherlands by 160 runs in Bengaluru.India India scored 410/4 as KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer scored centuries, with captain Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli scoring fifties. In reply, Netherlands were all out for 250 in 47.5 overs, with Siraj, Bumrah, Kuldeep and Jadeja taking two wickets each, while Virat and Rohit also got one wicket each. Semi-finals, 15 November: India Beat New Zealand by 70 runs in Mumbai Kohli scored a brilliant 117, which is also his 50th century in ODIs and overtook the great Sachin Tendulkar’s long standing record of 49 ODI centuries, interestingly it was on his home ground. It happened in front of this great player. Shubman Gill scored unbeaten 80 off 66 balls, while Shreyas Iyer scored 105 in front of his home crowd, helping India score 397/4. Mohammed Shami took 7 wickets for 57 runs. New Zealand were bowled out for 327 runs, thereby securing India’s place in the title match.–IANS
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