A thriller to watch for every Indian fan out there as India registered its fifth victory in the ongoing ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. India and New Zealand played each other today at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamshala. The 21st match of the ongoing tournament proved to be a nail-biting thriller for everyone to watch with India winning the match by 4 wickets with 12 balls to spare. The king, Virat Kohli did the necessary job by smashing the much needed 95 in order to attain a boundary line target of 274 for India.
Looking at India’s batting line up
India had a flying start at the beginning of the second innings with openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill smashing sixes and boundaries. Shubman Gill became the first prey of New Zealand while Rohit Sharma got dismissed for 48, after laying the foundation for team India. Then came Virat Kohli who became a treat for Indians fans to watch as the king went on to smash 95 runs off 104 deliveries. Shreyas Iyer proved to be an upper right hand for Kohli as he smashed a total of 6 boundaries setting the tone for India. After that, while Kohli was set on the field, he got Ravindra Jadeja and KL Rahul as his upper right hands. Jadeja and Rahul got dismissed after scoring 39 runs and 27 runs respectively.
Iyer’s dominating boundaries
On Shreyas Iyer’s batting approach, Indian commentator and Youtuber Harsha Bhogle assessed the cricketer’s performance after he smashed unexpected boundaries for the team leading his way forward and in the process got dismissed in no time to come. Harsha took to his official Twitter handle remarking “Shreyas Iyer gives me the feeling that every ball is a contest to be won, that he must impose his presence on every ball. He is such a wonderful talent that he should be winning more games off his bat, putting a higher price on his wicket. This was a game to be won in the 46th or the 47th over.”
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