India secured a place in the ICC World Cup 2023 finals after a thrilling semi-final against New Zealand on November 15, 2023, witnessing the creation and breaking of several significant cricket records.
- Exceptional bowling by Mohammed Shami and explosive batting performances from Shubhman Gill, Virat Kohli, and Shreyas Iyer led India to a decisive victory over New Zealand.
This stellar performance secured India's spot in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 finals, scheduled to take place at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Yesterday's match showcased fierce competition between two highly deserving semi-finalists of the ICC World Cup 2023.
Virat Kohli's impressive batting and Shami's excellent seven-wicket spell resulted in the breaking of several long-standing cricket records.
- Kohli's remarkable innings against New Zealand not only equaled Tendulkar's record but also secured his place in cricketing immortality as the first batsman to achieve 50 ODI centuries.
- Kohli surpassed Tendulkar's seven half-centuries in the 2003 World Cup by scoring his eighth fifty-plus in the 2023 World Cup.
- His total of 674-plus runs in the 2023 World Cup surpassed Tendulkar's 673 runs in the 2003 edition, making Kohli the highest run-scorer in a single World Cup.
- Shami’s brilliant performance notched up his fourth 5-wicket haul in the World Cup, surpassing Mitchell Starc's record of three in the ODI tournament.
- After dismissing Tom Latham, Shami made history by becoming the fastest to claim 50 wickets in the ODI World Cup, achieving this feat in just 17 innings, breaking the previous record held by Australia's Mitchell Starc (19 innings).
- Shami has now become India's leading wicket-taker in the ODI World Cup, surpassing Zaheer Khan and Javagal Srinath's record wicket tally of 44.
- His impressive 7/57 spell stands as the top bowling performance by an Indian in the World Cup, surpassing Ashish Nehra's previous record of 6/23 against England in the 2003 tournament.
Shreyas Iyer's record-breaking ton
Shreyas Iyer's century in 67 balls is the fastest in an ODI World Cup knockout, beating Adam Gilchrist's 72-ball record in the 2007 final.
Other notable records
- India achieved a groundbreaking total of 397 runs for four wickets against New Zealand, establishing a new record for the highest score in an ODI knockout game. The previous record was held by New Zealand, scoring 393 for 6 against West Indies during the 2015 World Cup quarter-final.
- The India vs New Zealand semi-final on Disney+ Hotstar hit a peak of 53 million (5.3 crore) viewers, breaking the previous record of 43 million on October 22, 2023. Earlier, the India vs. Pakistan's group-stage match in the ICC World Cup 2023 peaked at 35 million viewers.