World Cup 2023 Semi Final: India set victory target of 398 runs for New Zealand

India set a target of 397 runs for New Zealand to win the semi-final match of ICC World Cup 2023 played at Wankhede stadium.

Mumbai: India set a target of 397 runs for New Zealand to win the semi-final match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 played at Wankhede stadium. India scored 397 runs losing four wickets.

In the first inning, Virat Kohli hit 117 runs at 11 balls while Shreyas Iyer clinched 105 runs in 70 balls. Meanwhile, Indian cricket captain Rohit Sharma 47 runs in 29 runs while Shubman Gill retired hurt after scoring 79 runs in 65 balls.

From New Zealand side, Tim Southee took two wickets by giving 85 runs in nine overs.

During the semifinal match, Virat Kohli has once again left an indelible mark on cricket history, breaking three Sachin Tendulkar’s all-time elite World Cup records. Virat hit his 50th century today, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 49 centuries. Kohli now leads the scoring chart with an impressive tally of 674* runs in just 10 innings, and the way he’s playing, there’s a strong possibility he might breach the coveted 700-run mark in tournament history.

The legendary Sachin Tendulkar had previously held the record with 673 runs in 11 innings during the 2003 edition, where India reached the final but lost to Australia. Following Tendulkar, Matthew Hayden held the second spot with 659 runs in 10 innings from the 2007 edition, and current captain Rohit Sharma had amassed 648 runs in 9 innings during the 2019 edition.

Also Read: Virat Kohli Breaks Three All-Time Elite Records Of Sachin Tendulkar

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