India showcased their dominance in the 2023 World Cup, securing their 10th consecutive win with a commanding 70-run victory over New Zealand in the first semi-final at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. Opting to bat first, India posted an imposing total of 397/4, powered by Virat Kohli’s historic 50th ODI century, Shreyas Iyer’s explosive 105, and Shubman Gill’s unbeaten 80. Tim Southee of New Zealand took 3/100.

In response, New Zealand faced early setbacks but managed a remarkable 181-run partnership between Kane Williamson (69) and Daryl Mitchell (134). However, Mohammed Shami’s exceptional bowling, claiming 7/57 in 9.5 overs, shifted the momentum in India’s favor, sealing a comprehensive victory.

Kohli’s innings not only marked his 50th ODI century but also propelled him to become the third-highest scorer in ODI cricket, surpassing Ricky Ponting with 13,794 runs. Additionally, Kohli set the record for the highest run tally in a World Cup campaign, reaching 711 runs in WC 2023 with an average of 101.57.

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The match witnessed several record-breaking performances, including Kohli’s milestone of the most runs in a World Cup edition and the highest score by an Indian in a World Cup semi-final (117). His innings also made him the joint-highest centurion for India against NZ in ODIs, equalling Virender Sehwag’s six tons.

Shreyas Iyer, with a scintillating 70-ball 105, set a new record for the fastest century in an ODI World Cup knockout match, surpassing Adam Gilchrist’s previous record. Iyer surpassed 500 runs in WC 2023, becoming the highest scorer in a single ODI World Cup edition, overtaking Scott Styris’ 499 in 2007.

Rohit Sharma achieved multiple milestones, surpassing 1500 World Cup runs and reaching 2000 ODI runs as captain. He also became the first player to hit 50 sixes in ODI World Cups.

Mohammed Shami’s outstanding performance included becoming the fastest to 50 ODI wickets in the event and recording the best figures for India in ODIs (7/57). Shami’s three five-wicket hauls in this World Cup made him the first to achieve such a feat in a single edition.

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India’s total of 397/4 became the third-highest score in ODI World Cups, with their highest World Cup score against New Zealand. The match’s aggregate score of 724 runs made it the third-highest in World Cup history. India’s 19 sixes set a new record for the most sixes by a side in a single Cricket World Cup innings. Their total of 397/4 also became the highest knockout score in a World Cup match, surpassing New Zealand’s 393/6 against West Indies in 2015.