Dharamshala: India edge past New Zealand in thrilling World Cup clash

Dharamshala India vs New Zealand

Dharamshala, India: The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium witnessed a pulsating encounter today as India edged past New Zealand by 3 wickets in a thrilling Cricket World Cup clash.

Chasing a challenging target of 274, India were off to a flying start, with Rohit Sharma (78) and Shubman Gill (52) putting on a 128-run partnership for the first wicket. However, New Zealand fought back with some tight bowling and fielding, and India were reduced to 193/5 in the 37th over.

Dharamshala India vs New Zealand

But a crucial 62-run partnership between Shreyas Iyer (39) and Virat Kohli (42) steadied the ship for India, and they eventually reached the target with 11 balls to spare.

For New Zealand, Daryl Mitchell (130) and Rachin Ravindra (75) had earlier put on a 159-run partnership for the third wicket to help them post a competitive total. Mohammed Shami was the pick of the Indian bowlers, with a five-wicket haul.

The victory was India’s fourth in the tournament, and it keeps them in contention for a top-four finish. New Zealand, meanwhile, are now in danger of missing out on the semi-finals.

Brief scores:

New Zealand 273/10 in 50 overs (Daryl Mitchell 130, Rachin Ravindra 75; Mohammed Shami 5/53)

India 274/7 in 48.5 overs (Rohit Sharma 78, Shubman Gill 52; Shreyas Iyer 39, Virat Kohli 42; Lockie Ferguson 3/52)

Player of the Match: Mohammed Shami (India)

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