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ICC Cricket World Cup, 2023
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IND
397/4
50 Ovs
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NZ
327/10
48.5 Ovs
India beat New Zealand by 70 runs

INDIA

Batsmen
RB4s6sSR
Rohit Sharma (C)
472944162.07
c Kane Williamson b Tim Southee
Shubman Gill
806683121.21
not out
Virat Kohli
11711392103.54
c Devon Conway b Tim Southee
Shreyas Iyer
1057048150.00
c Daryl Mitchell b Trent Boult
KL Rahul (W)
392052195.00
not out
Suryakumar Yadav
120050.00
c Glenn Phillips b Tim Southee
Ravindra Jadeja
00000.00
Jasprit Bumrah
00000.00
Mohammed Shami
00000.00
Kuldeep Yadav
00000.00
Mohammed Siraj
00000.00
Fall Of Wickets:
1-71-(Rohit Sharma (C) 8.2 ov)
-(Shubman Gill ov)
2-327-(Virat Kohli 44 ov)
3-381-(Shreyas Iyer 48.5 ov)
-(KL Rahul (W) ov)
4-382-(Suryakumar Yadav 49.1 ov)
-(Ravindra Jadeja ov)
-(Jasprit Bumrah ov)
-(Mohammed Shami ov)
-(Kuldeep Yadav ov)
-(Mohammed Siraj ov)
Bowlers
OMRWEcon
Trent Boult
1008618.60
Tim Southee
100100310.00
Mitchell Santner
1015105.10
Lockie Ferguson
806508.13
Rachin Ravindra
706008.57
Glenn Phillips
503306.60

NEW ZEALAND

Batsmen
RB4s6sSR
Devon Conway
13153086.67
c KL Rahul b Mohammed Shami
Rachin Ravindra
13223059.09
c KL Rahul b Mohammed Shami
Kane Williamson (C)
69738194.52
c Suryakumar Yadav b Mohammed Shami
Daryl Mitchell
13411997112.61
c Ravindra Jadeja b Mohammed Shami
Tom Latham (W)
02000.00
lbw b Mohammed Shami
Glenn Phillips
413342124.24
c Ravindra Jadeja b Jasprit Bumrah
Mark Chapman
250040.00
c Ravindra Jadeja b Kuldeep Yadav
Mitchell Santner
9100090.00
c Rohit Sharma b Mohammed Siraj
Tim Southee
9101090.00
c KL Rahul b Mohammed Shami
Trent Boult
2200100.00
not out
Lockie Ferguson
6301200.00
c KL Rahul b Mohammed Shami
Fall Of Wickets:
1-30-(Devon Conway 5.1 ov)
2-39-(Rachin Ravindra 7.4 ov)
3-220-(Kane Williamson (C) 32.2 ov)
7-306-(Daryl Mitchell 45.2 ov)
4-220-(Tom Latham (W) 32.4 ov)
5-295-(Glenn Phillips 42.5 ov)
6-298-(Mark Chapman 43.5 ov)
8-319-(Mitchell Santner 47.5 ov)
9-321-(Tim Southee 48.2 ov)
-(Trent Boult ov)
10-327-(Lockie Ferguson 48.5 ov)
Bowlers
OMRWEcon
Jasprit Bumrah
1016416.40
Mohammed Siraj
907818.67
Mohammed Shami
9.505775.80
Ravindra Jadeja
1006306.30
Kuldeep Yadav
1005615.60

New Zealand

327/10(48.5 Overs)

... THE RUN CHASE ...

We are back for the chase!

Right then, India have posted a mammoth total and with their bowling attack, they will be pretty confident of defending this one and advancing to the final. New Zealand have already scored a 400 in this World Cup but that was batting first. However, they could take some confidence from that game and just bat freely as they have to be proactive right from the start. Join us in a bit to see how the chase unfolds.

Virat Kohli, the record-breaking centurion is down for a chat. He says that it all feels like a dream, too good to be true just to help the team so many times and adds that he tried to anchor the innings and they managed to get a big total on the board. Mentions that the most important thing for him is to take his team to the win and with the confidence he is taking to the latter overs, he can dominate the ball. Adds that it's the stuff of dreams with his wife and Sachin Tendulkar himself sittin

There is nothing much to talk about the bowling effort from New Zealand. With no swing available up front, Trent Boult and Tim Southee were taken to the cleaners in the first Powerplay which forced Kane Williamson to go to spin early on which also didn't work. Southee managed to get rid of Rohit Sharma but much credit goes to Williamson for an amazing catch. They managed to squeeze in a few cheap overs in the middle overs but failed to pick up more wickets which allowed the Indian batters to

The pressure of a knockout game was not at all visible on the Indian openers as they went ultra-attacking the first Powerplay, especially skipper Rohit Sharma who was just hitting boundaries for fun. They added 71 runs together. Unfortunately, he had to walk back on 47 off just 29 balls. Shubman Gill then took the role of the aggressor which gave lot of time to Virat Kohli to settle in. They continued to score runs at a good rate and Gill also brought up his half-century playing in his first

Take a bow, KING KOHLI! He chose the perfect game and the perfect ground to break his idol's record of most ODI hundreds in front of Sachin Tendulkar as well. The hosts have put on a batting masterclass in this big semi-final and ended with 397/4 with Shreyas Iyer also scoring a brilliant ton. They have taken a massive step to break their knockout curse and will surely be the happier side going into the break.

Tim Southee to KL Rahul, ! Ends with a boundary does KL Rahul and 15 runs come off the final over as well with Southee bringing up a century with the ball too! Banged in short and wide of the off stump, asking KL Rahul to reach for it. Rahul manages to free his hands and gets it over the man at backward point for a boundary. He ends up with 39 off just 20 balls and India finish with a mammoth total of 397/4 on the board.

Tim Southee to KL Rahul, ! A bit too straight from Southee and KL Rahul doesn't miss out here. Slower and shorter over middle and leg, Rahul stays back and swings it away off the inner half of the bat behind square leg and picks up a boundary.

Tim Southee to KL Rahul, Misses out on this occasion!

Tim Southee to KL Rahul, ! Swung away for another maximum and KL Rahul is finishing with a flourish here. Picks the slower one and the length as well before swatting it across the line and over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, Full this time, pace on and this is whipped away toward deep mid-wicket for a single.

Tim Southee to Suryakumar Yadav, ! CAUGHT! Another one bites the dust and Tim Southee picks up his third wicket of the game.

Who will walk out now?

Who will bowl the last over? It will be Tim Southee (9-0-85-2). Can he keep India under 400?

Suryakumar Yadav is the next man in.

Trent Boult to Suryakumar Yadav, Full and right at the toes, Suryakumar Yadav manages to clip it away to deep square leg for a single.

Trent Boult to Shreyas Iyer, ! c Daryl Mitchell b Trent Boult.

Trent Boult to Shreyas Iyer, ! Pinged off the bat and 15 already off this over.

Trent Boult to KL Rahul, Nails the yorker on middle, KL Rahul jams it out to the right of the diving bowled and down to long on for a single.

Trent Boult to KL Rahul, ! Squeezed through the gap! Full and wide, gets it in the blockhole this time, KL Rahul stays deep in his crease and opens the bat face at the last moment to slice it wide of short third for another boundary.

Trent Boult to KL Rahul, ! Wow, that's an upper-decker from KL Rahul!

Tim Southee to KL Rahul, Good decision not to go in for the catch! Another slower one, bowled shorter and outside off, KL Rahul stays back and clubs it over the point region. The fielder from the deep comes charging in but steps on the brakes to collect it on the bounce. Just the single then.

Tim Southee to KL Rahul, Takes pace off a bit and bowls it fuller outside off, KL Rahul shuffles well across the stumps and sits down before sweeping it away behind deep square leg for a couple of runs.

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, Hard length over off, Shreyas Iyer looks to stand tall and swing it away but doesn't get much timing on it. The ball goes toward deep mid-wicket and they pick up another run.

Tim Southee to KL Rahul, Back of a length over middle, KL Rahul looks to pull off the back foot but gets it off the inside edge and down to deep backward square leg for a single.

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, BACK-TO-BACK HUNDREDS FOR SHREYAS IYER! What a fiery knock this has been from him and he takes off his helmet to rightfully soak in the applause from the crowd. This is pitched up on middle and Iyer just pushes it down to long on for a single.

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, ! Into the crowd again and Shreyas Iyer moves on to 99! Attempted slower delivery, right in the slot around middle, Iyer slogs this one away high and over the square leg fence for his eighth maximum of the game.

Trent Boult to KL Rahul, Nice change of pace to end the over. This is dug into the pitch and pushed well across the right-hander but it is the slower ball. KL Rahul looks to fetch and pull but is comprehensively beaten.

Trent Boult to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run.

Trent Boult to KL Rahul, Leg bye! Half an appeal from Trent Boult but the umpire says now. This is full again around off, angling across, KL Rahul attempts a cheeky reverse sweep but misses and the ball goes off the pads toward backward point. They pick up a leg bye.

Trent Boult to KL Rahul, Goes pace on now and nails the yorker around the off stump, KL Rahul looks to get across the stumps and play at it but misses.

Trent Boult to KL Rahul, ! A little bit of width is all KL Rahul needs! A slower delivery, short and angled across the right-hander, Rahul stays back and shows tremendous bat speed to cut it hard past point for a boundary.

Trent Boult to Shreyas Iyer, Boult begins the new spell from over the wicket and serves it full and wide, in the blockhole. Shreyas Iyer clears the front leg and drills it through wide mid off for a single.

Tim Southee to KL Rahul, And again! Another well-disguised slower ball, shorter and angling into the body. KL Rahul misses the pull and takes a blow to the mid rif. Just 6 off that over, a great one under these circumstances.

Tim Southee to KL Rahul, Excellent change of pace again from Tim Southee.

Halt! Devon Conway has hurt his right knee trying to stop that ball using his feet. He looks in some pain but positive signs as he walks back to his position.

Tim Southee to KL Rahul, Slower delivery, full and around off, KL Rahul walks across and looks for the lap sweep but finds the fielder at short fine leg.

Tim Southee to KL Rahul, ! Oh, dear! Devon Conway has gone down holding his knee and that could be catastrophic for New Zealand.

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, Pitches this one up on the off stump, Shreyas Iyer walks into the shot and drives it away with a closed bat face down to long on for another single.

Tim Southee to KL Rahul, On a hard length around middle and angled in, KL Rahul gets pushed back but manages to punch it away in front of mid off for a quick single.

Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, ! HIGH AND HANDSOME!

Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, Fires this one full and outside off, Shreyas Iyer offers no shot at it thinking it will be a wide but no signal from the umpire. It was touch and go.

Rachin Ravindra to KL Rahul, 1 run.

Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run.

Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, No run.

Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, ! MASSIVE! This is tossed up, full and on middle, Shreyas Iyer clears his front leg away and tonks it a long way over the long on fence for a biggie.

KL Rahul walks out to bat next.

Tim Southee to Virat Kohli, ! c Devon Conway b Tim Southee.

Tim Southee to Virat Kohli, 2 runs.

Tim Southee to Virat Kohli, ! Salt to the wounds!

Tim Southee to Virat Kohli, ! A good effort through! This is back of a length and around leg, Virat Kohli shovels it in the air wide of deep mid-wicket where Glenn Phillips runs to his right and dives, gets both hands on it but spills it out. Two runs taken. Kohli gets life which could prove costly for the Kiwis.

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run.

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, Fuller one and on middle, Shreyas Iyer looks to slog it away but gets an inside edge towards mid-wicket for a couple of runs. Good running again from the Indian batters!

Tim Southee (6-0-54-1) is back on.

Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, Another single to end the over as this short ball is cut away through point by Iyer.

Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, Wide!

Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, Rachin Ravindra sticks to the shorter length, outside off, Virat Kohli punches it towards sweeper covers for one.

Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run.

Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, No run.

Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, ! SMACKED!

Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, Slower through the air, short and on off, turns away again, Shreyas Iyer withdraws his bat at the last moment.

Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, Flatter, short and outside off, turns further away, Shreyas Iyer leaves it alone. Wided.

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, Four!

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, 2 runs.

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, RECORD ALERT! NUMBER 50 FOR KOHLI!

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Lockie Ferguson bangs this short again and on middle, Shreyas Iyer pulls it with not much timing towards deep mid-wicket for another run.

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, Touch fuller and around off, Virat Kohli uses his feet to loft it away but gets it off the inside half of the bat towards deep mid-wicket for a run.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Short of a length and on middle, Shreyas Iyer swats it wide of long on for a single.

Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, Flatter, short and outside off, turns away again, Shreyas Iyer looks to cut it away but misses. There is half an appeal for caught behind, but turned down. However, Kane Williamson goes for the review after some discussions with his players. UltraEdge shows nothing and New Zealand lose both their reviews now.

Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, Another short delivery, outside off, Shreyas Iyer slaps it towards sweeper covers for one.

Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, Flighted, full and on middle, Virat Kohli drives it wide of the bowler where Rachin Ravindra dives to his left and parries it towards mid off. They cross.

Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, Short again and around off, Shreyas Iyer forces it towards long off for another run.

Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, Tossed up, full and on middle, turns away, Virat Kohli looks pushes it wide of cover-point for a run.

Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, A bit short and on middle, Shreyas Iyer moves back and tucks it towards the mid-wicket region for a single.

Powerplay 3! Now, five fielders are allowed outside the circle till the last over. New Zealand will need all the help they can get to restrict India under 400 here.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run.

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, Back of a length over off stump, punched off the back foot in front of mid on for a quick single. Kohli has to dive in to make his ground and moves to 95 now.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, This is full and on the pads, flicked away to deep square leg for a single.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, ! Finds the gap! Pitched up on middle and leg at 142 clicks, Shreyas Iyer shimmies across a touch and plays the on drive, uppish but wide enough of mid on for a boundary.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Wide! Looks to bang it in hard and attack the body but slides it down leg for a wide.

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, Hard length around the hips, tucked away down to fine leg for one more.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Banged in short over middle and leg, Shreyas Iyer gets inside the line and pulls it down to fine leg for a single.

Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, No run.

Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, Just short! A bit edgy now Virat Kohli.

Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, Nicely bowled! Drifts this one onto leg stump and gets it to grip and turn away a bit, Virat Kohli looks to flick it away but closes the bat face early and gets a leading edge onto the off side.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run.

Halt! Virat Kohli is in the 90s now but he has started to cramp up as well. The physio is in to attend him and he looks set to continue.

Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, This is shorter and around off, Virat Kohli pushes it away with an angled bat behind point and collects a run.

Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, Almost gets caught out! This is full and around off, Virat Kohli looks to hammer the cover drive but ends up slicing it firmly on the bounce to man at short extra cover.

Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, A good bumper over middle and leg, Virat Kohli gets inside the line and helps the pull shot down to fine leg for a fifth single in the over. A bit of a hobble from Kohli as he gets through to the other end and even he is starting to cramp up now.

Trent Boult to Shreyas Iyer, Goes full and attacks the toes, Shreyas Iyer jams this one out in front of mid-wicket and turns the strike over.

Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, Takes pace off and bowls it fuller outside off, Virat Kohli gets on the front foot and hits it down to long off for a single.

Trent Boult to Shreyas Iyer, Banged in short over off, Shreyas Iyer swivels and pulls it away to deep square leg for a run.

Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, 1 run.

Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, Just sliding down leg! A touch fuller on middle, angling in a long way. Virat Kohli looks to flick it away but is beaten and gets rapped on the pads.

Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, Short and outside off, Kohli waits for it and plays it with an opened bat face through cover-point for one.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Nicely bowled! Nagging length, on off and turning away sharply, Shreyas Iyer hangs back and just about manages to keep it out.

Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, Slightly shorter around middle, tucked away toward mid-wicket for one.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, FIFTY for Shreyas Iyer and he makes it a fourth consecutive score of 50 or more in this World Cup! This is nicely flighted outside off, Iyer leans into the shot and strokes it away through cover-point for a single. He will now look to attack even more.

Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, Full and quick, angling in from around off, Virat Kohli gets on the front foot and firms it down to long off for a single.

Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, Good length around off, Virat Kohli hits it down to long on and picks up a single. 17 off that over, an expensive one from Trent Boult.

Trent Boult to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run.

Trent Boult to Shreyas Iyer, ! It's raining boundaries in this over and already 15 runs off it! Full and wide, Shreyas Iyer stays back and opens the bat face before creaming it behind point for four more runs.

Trent Boult to Shreyas Iyer, ! Gorgeous bat swing from Shreyas Iyer and Trent Boult is getting battered here. Pitched up a bit and outside off, Iyer stays back and leg side of the ball before freeing his arms and clubbing the ball straight back over the bowler's head for a maximum.

Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, 1 run.

Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, ! Immaculate timing! Trent Boult bangs it in short and around off, Virat Kohli stays back and rolls his hands over the top of the ball, managing to pull it down and well in front of the man at deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, A maiden out of nowhere by Mitchell Santner! This is quicker and flatter around off, Iyer hits it straight to the man at point.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, No run.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Nicely bowled! Slows it up a few notches and serves it shorter outside off, the ball grips and turns as Shreyas Iyer is beaten on the cut shot.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Full and at the stumps again, Iyer pushes it back to Mitchell Santner.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Fires one in on middle and leg, looking to sneak it through but Iyer does well to keep it out on the off side.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, No run.

Glenn Phillips to Virat Kohli, A tad bit short on middle, tucked away to square leg.

Glenn Phillips to Shreyas Iyer, Back to over the wicket now and bowls it short on the pads, Shreyas Iyer glances it down through backward square leg for a run.

Glenn Phillips to Shreyas Iyer, Six!

Glenn Phillips to Virat Kohli, 1 run.

Glenn Phillips to Shreyas Iyer, Quicker and a touch shorter on middle and leg, Shreyas Iyer goes on the back foot and tucks it away to deep square leg for one more.

Glenn Phillips to Virat Kohli, Bowls this one from wider of the crease and bowls it full on middle and leg. Virat Kohli clips it away in front of mid-wicket and collects a single.

Tim Southee to Virat Kohli, On a good length around middle, pushed down to long on for an easy single.

Tim Southee to Virat Kohli, Devon Conway does really well in the deep! A touch slower again and on a length around off, Kohli waits a bit before getting his hands out in front and punching it well in front of sweeper cover. Conway speeds across to his right and pushes the ball before tumbling over the ropes and saves a couple of runs for his side.

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, Another slower one over middle, hit away down to long on for a single this time.

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, ! Stand and deliver! Slower delivery, in and around the slot on off stump, Shreyas Iyer clears the front leg and just throws the kitchen sink at it. The ball goes high and over the fence at cow corner for a maximum.

Tim Southee to Virat Kohli, Virat Kohli comes forward and pushes this shortish-length delivery down to long on for one more.

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, Bowled on a hard length and angled into the pads, Shreyas Iyer looks to whip it away but the ball comes slower off the deck and the shot is mistimed uppishly toward the vacant square leg region. They pick up a single.

Glenn Phillips to Virat Kohli, Pulls the length back and bowls it onto middle and leg, Virat Kohli goes deep in his crease and nudges it behind square leg for no run. Just the boundary and a single off that over.

Glenn Phillips to Virat Kohli, No run.

Glenn Phillips to Virat Kohli, This is tossed up on middle, Virat Kohli leans forward and pushes it toward mid on.

Glenn Phillips to Virat Kohli, ! Deft touch from Kohli! A bit quicker and angling into the pads, Virat Kohli tickles it fine and the ball races away into the fine leg fence for a boundary.

Glenn Phillips to Virat Kohli, Flighted delivery on middle, turning in, Virat Kohli uses his wrists to flick it down to short fine leg.

Glenn Phillips to Shreyas Iyer, Floats it up very full on middle, Shreyas Iyer drives it down to long on for a single.

Drinks! New Zealand were able to pull things back a bit but Virat Kohli has changed gears after reaching his fifty and with nine wickets in hand, the hosts are all set to post a massive score on the board. The Kiwis need wickets and they need them right now. They will also hope to get a few breakthroughs in quick succession to put pressure on the hosts or else this game could get away from them very quickly.

Trent Boult to Shreyas Iyer, Fuller in length, slower too and angling into middle and leg, Shreyas Iyer eases it down to long on and picks up a single.

Trent Boult to Shreyas Iyer, Banged in quick and hard outside off, Shreyas Iyer looks to take on the pull but gets it off the under edge down to short mid-wicket.

Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, Another slower delivery, on a good length and over middle, Kohli waits and tucks it away in front of mid-wicket for a single.

Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, No run.

Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, ! Gets it through! Boult switches to over the wicket and bangs it in around off, angling it away. Virat Kohli just hangs back and dabs it down to the left of backward point and the ball beats short third as well before rolling away into the ropes.

Trent Boult to Shreyas Iyer, On a hard length over off, angling in, Shreyas Iyer stands tall and punches it away square toward deep cover for a single.

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, Short of a length and around off, Shreyas Iyer pushes it towards sweeper covers for one more.

Tim Southee to Virat Kohli, Tip and run! This is on a good length and on off, Virat Kohli drops it in front of short covers and scampers across for one.

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, Back of a length and around off, Shreyas Iyer punches it through cover-point for another run.

Tim Southee to Virat Kohli, On a length and on middle, Virat Kohli knocks it towards mid on for a single.

Tim Southee to Virat Kohli, ! Into the crowd!

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, Fuller one and around leg, Shreyas Iyer nudges it towards fine leg for a single.

Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, Another short delivery from Boult, Virat Kohli looks to pull but mistimes it again off the bottom half of the bat as the ball rolls towards short mid-wicket.

Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, Touch fuller and on middle, Virat Kohli stabs it towards point.

Trent Boult to Shreyas Iyer, Length again and on off again, Shreyas Iyer pushes it through covers for a run.

Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, On a length and on off, Virat Kohli knocks it towards mid off for a quick single.

Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, Short of a length and on middle, Virat Kohli mistimes his pull towards short mid-wicket.

Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, ! Up and over! Trent Boult serves this full and around off, Virat Kohli advances down the track and  has to reach for it a bit but lofts it away nicely over mid off for a boundary.

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, Pitched up and around leg, Virat Kohli flicks it through mid-wicket for one.

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, Short of a length and on off, Virat Kohli punches it straight to short covers.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Full again and on middle, Shreyas Iyer works it wide of mid on for a run.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Right in the blockhole at 145 clicks, on leg, angling in, Shreyas Iyer backs away but only manages to dig it out towards mid off.

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, 1 run.

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, No run.

Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, 1 run.

Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, Bye.

Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, ! Almost a wicket for New Zealand!

Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, ! BOOM! Shreyas Iyer breaks the shackles now! This is flighted and around off, Shreyas Iyer skips down the track and launches it through the line over the long off fence for a biggie.

Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, Floated, full and on off, Shreyas Iyer drives it straight to short extra covers.

Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, Tossed up, full and around off, Virat Kohli pushes it through covers for a single.

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, Touch fuller and down the leg side, Virat Kohli clips it towards fine leg for one.

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, Lockie Ferguson bangs in a sharp and quick bouncer, on middle, Virat Kohli ducks underneath it well.

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, Another full delivery, on middle, angling in, Virat Kohli looks to work it away but misses to get hit on the pads.

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, Pitches this one up and on off, Virat Kohli miscues his drive off the inner half of the bat towards mid on.

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, On a length and on middle, Virat Kohli tucks it with soft hands towards deep square leg and comes back for the second run quite easily. Excellent running!

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, Fuller one and on off, Virat Kohli keeps it out to the off side.

Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, Buzzers!

Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, Darts this one full and around off, Virat Kohli drills it towards wide of long off for one.

Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, No run.

Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, Flatter, full and on middle, Shreyas Iyer eases it towards long off for a run.

Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, Floated, full and on off, Virat Kohli drives it towards long off for a single.

Rachin Ravindra (2-0-13-0) is back on.

Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, Tossed up, full and on off, Virat Kohli pushes it towards short covers.

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, Overpitched and on off, Virat Kohli drills it towards mid off for one.

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, Four!

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, This is on a hard length and around off, Virat Kohli stabs it in front of point.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Lockie Ferguson bangs in a sharp bouncer now on middle, Shreyas Iyer gets hurried by it and takes his eyes off the ball but manages to hook it towards fine leg for another run.

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, This is on a good length and on middle and leg, Virat Kohli clips it through square leg for a run.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Back of a length and around off, Shreyas Iyer runs it down to third man for a single.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Flatter one, on a length and around off, punched down to long off for a single and Shreyas Iyer is off the mark.

Halt! It looks like Shubman Gill is cramping up a bit. The physio is in to check on him. Oh..no! A bit of bad news for India as Gill has to retire hurt now.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Drifts this one into the legs, Shreyas Iyer works it away just behind square leg.

Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, 1 run.

Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, ! Very well controlled from Virat Kohli! This is very short and outside off, slower too, Kohli goes on the back foot and rolls his hands over the top of the ball to pull it down in front of mid-wicket for a boundary.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Flatter delivery outside off, pushed away toward sweeper cover for a single by Shubman Gill.

Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, 1 run.

Glenn Phillips to Virat Kohli, Flighted delivery, turning in from outside off, Virat Kohli presses forward and uses his wrists to stroke it down to long on for another single.

Glenn Phillips to Shubman Gill, Keeps it nice and full, attacking the stumps, Gill leans on and eases it down to long on for a single.

Glenn Phillips to Shubman Gill, No run.

Glenn Phillips to Virat Kohli, 1 run.

Glenn Phillips to Shubman Gill, Tries to fire it into the leg stump, Shubman Gill uses his feet and plays it with a straight bat down to long on for a single.

Glenn Phillips to Shubman Gill, Quicker and sliding into middle, nudged away 'round the corner for no run.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Short on leg stump, Shubman Gill goes on the back foot and pushes it down to long on for one more.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, No run.

Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, On a length and angled into middle and leg, this is worked awy past square leg for a run.

Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, Slightly flatter on off and sliding in off the deck, Virat Kohli looks to play off the back foot but one hand comes off the handle and the shot is miscued toward cover-point.

Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, No run.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, 1 run.

Glenn Phillips to Virat Kohli, Fuller on off, Kohli plays it with a straight bat to the left of the bowler.

Glenn Phillips to Virat Kohli, Pushed through on a nagging length around off and turning in, Virat Kohli punches it off the back foot but straight to mid on.

Glenn Phillips to Shubman Gill, Shorter one on middle, Shubman Gill walks into the ball and works it away through mid-wicket for a single.

Glenn Phillips to Shubman Gill, Six!

Glenn Phillips to Virat Kohli, 1 run.

Glenn Phillips to Virat Kohli, Floated up and sliding onto the pads, Virat Kohli flicks it toward square leg.

Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, Shortens the length this time and angles it into leg stump, Virat Kohli goes deep in his crease and half-pulls it down to long on for a run.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, 1 run.

Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, Slows it up now and angles it onto middle, Virat Kohli stays back in his crease and hits it down the ground for a run.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Slightly shorter and around off, Gill cuts it off the back foot in front of point and picks up a single.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, No run.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, No run.

Glenn Phillips to Shubman Gill, Quicker and on a nagging length, trying to fire one through the gate, Shubman Gill manages to tuck it away in front of square on the leg side and pick up a single.

Glenn Phillips to Virat Kohli, 1 run.

Glenn Phillips to Virat Kohli, 2 runs.

Glenn Phillips to Shubman Gill, Shortens the length this time and drifts onto the pads, Shubman Gill tucks it away through backward square leg and looks for two but has to settle for the single.

Glenn Phillips to Virat Kohli, Fuller this time on middle, Virat Kohli leans on and pushes it down to long on for a single.

Glenn Phillips to Virat Kohli, No run.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, No run.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Four!

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, ! Down the ground and over the ropes!

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, No run.

Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, 1 run.

Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, No run.

Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, 1 run.

Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, No run.

Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, No run.

Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, No run.

Rachin Ravindra to Shubman Gill, 1 run.

Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, This is fired in full and outside off, Virat Kohli drives it away wide of long off for an easy single.

Drinks! India once again got off to a solid start with their skipper taking on the Kiwi attack. However, after his dismissal, Shubman Gill has taken up the aggressor role and also got to his fifty while Virat Kohli is taking his time. The hosts will hope that these two extend the stand further while New Zealand knows that they need to pick up wickets to stop this Indian side from getting to a big total. This break will give them some time to come up with some different tactics or plans to pu

Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, 1 run.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Uppish but safe! Tossed up full and outside off, Shubman Gill looks to loft it over covers but the ball gets sliced off the outer half and goes over point. They get a single.

Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, Slower and shorter on middle, forced away off the back foot down to long on for a single.

Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, Nicely bowled! Holds it back a touch, drifts it into middle and leg and gets it to grip a bit. Virat Kohli watchfully defends it out.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, 1 run.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Quicker and a touch shorter, angling in from around off, Shubman Gill looks to cut off the back foot but fails to get it away.

Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, Short and over off stump, pushed away off the back foot toward covers.

Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, Four!

Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, 2 runs.

Rachin Ravindra to Shubman Gill, FIFTY for Shubman Gill and what a fine knock this one has been from the young man! Very full, a low full toss in fact around off, this is eased down to long on for a single.

Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, 1 run.

Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, Starts with a very full delivery on off stump, Virat Kohli makes room and hammers it away past extra cover toward wide long off for a couple of runs.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, Good stop! Floated up full and wide at over 141 clicks, Shubman Gill gets on the front foot and strokes it nicely but the fielder at short covers dives well to his right to make the stop.

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, Back of a length around off and angling in, Virat Kohli hops back and dabs it down close to the body toward third man for a single.

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, Slightly fuller and outside off, Virat Kohli strides out and drives it straight to the man at mid off.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, Pitches this one up around off at 142 clicks, Shubman Gill with a firm punch off the front foot straight to mid off but the batters scamper through for a single.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, ! Even better this time!

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, ! In the air but in the gap and that is a stylish boundary for Shubman Gill. Fraction shorter over middle, a nothing delivery really and Gill jabs it flat past a diving Glenn Phillips at mid-wicket for a boundary.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, 1 run.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, This is floated down leg, Shubman Gill goes down for the sweep and connects it well behind square leg. Devon Conway sprints across to his right in the deep and saves a couple of runs for his side.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Tossed up, full and on off, Shubman Gill pushes it back to the bowler.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, No run.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Floated, full and on middle, Shubman Gill tucks it towards short mid-wicket.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Tossed up, full and on middle, Shubman Gill prods  forward and blocks it out.

Tim Southee to Virat Kohli, Another full delivery, on middle, Virat Kohli drills it towards mid on.

Tim Southee to Virat Kohli, Pitches this one up and around off, Virat Kohli clips it straight to short mid-wicket.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, Pulls his length back a bit, on leg, Shubman Gill works it through mid-wicket for a single.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, ! Sweetly timed! Tim Southee serves this full but on the pads, Shubman Gill flicks it away uppishly but well wide of mid on and with great timing as well as the ball races to the fence for a boundary.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, Goes fuller this time, on middle, Shubman Gill strides forward and knocks it towards mid on.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, Change of pace from Tim Southee again, on a length and on off, Shubman Gill dabs it towards point.

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, No run.

Powerplay 2!

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, Goes back to his fuller length, on leg, Shubman Gill flicks it through backward square leg for a single.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, ! Nicely played! Lockie Ferguson bangs in a bouncer now, pace on and on leg again, Shubman Gill stands tall and pulls it over short fine leg for another boundary.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, No run.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, ! A poor delivery and rightly punished!

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, This is pitched up and around off, Shubman Gill drills it straight to mid off.

Tim Southee to Virat Kohli, Fullish delivery, on middle, Virat Kohli works it towards mid on this time.

Tim Southee to Virat Kohli, ! Virat Kohli gets off the mark with a streaky boundary!

A huge appeal from the Kiwis for LBW but it was turned down. Kane Williamson after a lot of deliberation does opt for the review. The UltraEdge is checked first and there is a bit of an inside edge from Virat Kohli and that saves him big time. NOT comes up on the big screen and New Zealand lose an early review.

Tim Southee to Virat Kohli, No run.

Tim Southee to Virat Kohli, Full and on middle, Virat Kohli blocks it down the pitch.

Tim Southee to Rohit Sharma, ! IN THE AIR AND GONE! What a fantastic catch this is from the Kiwi skipper!

Virat Kohli walks in at number 3.

Tim Southee (2-0-21-0) is brought back into the attack but from the other end.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, A slower delivery, full and on middle, Shubman Gill knocks it towards mid on for a quick single.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, Right in the blockhole, on middle, Shubman Gill jams it out towards wide of mid on for one.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, Overpithced and on middle, Shubman Gill gently pushes it down the ground where Lockie Ferguson gets a hand to it as the ball parries towards the long on fence, Tim Southee from mid on chases after it and puts in a brilliant dive to push it back inside. Two runs taken.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, No run.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, Full again and on middle, angling in, Shubman Gill flicks it past mid-wicket and comes back for the second run.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, ! Cracking shot! Lockie Ferguson serves this full and around off, Shubman Gill stands tall and drives it on the up with fine timing through covers for a boundary.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, Lockie Ferguson begins with a hard-length delivery, outside off, Shubman Gill slaps it with no timing towards short covers.

Bowling change.

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, This is on a hard length and on off again, Rohit Sharma stays back and taps it towards short covers.

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, Trent Boult bangs this short again and around off, Rohit Sharma rides the bounce and punches it past point for a couple of runs.

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, Short of a length and outside off, Rohit Sharma looks for the cut again but bunts it in front of point, he wants the run but is sent back and rightly so.

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, This is pitched up and around off, Rohit Sharma throws his bat at it but it goes off the inside half of the bat towards mid on.

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, No run.

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, On a length but down the leg side once again, Rohit Sharma misses his flick. It is called a wide. Sloppy from the Kiwi pacers.

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, Back of a length and outside off, Rohit Sharma looks to cut but chops it onto the ground as the ball goes towards the right of the keeper.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Flighted, full and on middle again, Shubman Gill strides forward and knocks it back towards the bowler. 11 runs off Santner's first over!

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Tossed up, full and on middle, Shubman Gill works it towards short mid-wicket.

Mitchell Santner to Rohit Sharma, 1 run.

Mitchell Santner to Rohit Sharma, ! There is no stopping Rohit Sharma here!

Mitchell Santner to Rohit Sharma, ! Just wide! This is floated, full and on middle and leg, Rohit Sharma goes down on one knee and sweeps it uppishly but past the diving short fine leg fielder for a boundary. 50 up for India in no time!

Mitchell Santner to Rohit Sharma, No run.

An early change in the bowling as Mitchell Santner is brought into the attack.

Trent Boult to Shubman Gill, Back of a length and outside off, Shubman Gill cuts it towards point where Glenn Phillips goes down to stop it but lets it through as the batters get across for two more runs.

Trent Boult to Shubman Gill, On a length and around leg again, Shubman Gill nudges it towards short mid-wicket.

Trent Boult to Shubman Gill, This is on a hard length and on leg, Shubman Gill misses his flick and gets hit high on the pads as the ball goes nowhere.

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, A low full toss and around off, Rohit Sharma drills it towards sweeper covers for a single.

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, ! Up, up and away! Trent Boult bangs in a bouncer but around leg, Rohit Sharma picks up the length early, swivels and hooks it way over the fine leg fence into the second tier for his record-breaking 50th maximum in World Cups. Edge of the seat stuff!

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, Fuller in length and outside off, Rohit Sharma mistimes his push in front of short covers.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, Overpitched and on off, Shubman Gill prods forward and defends it solidly as the ball rolls towards mid off.

Tim Southee to Rohit Sharma, 1 run.

Tim Southee to Rohit Sharma, ! Rohit Sharma is in some touch here! Tim Southee bowls this full and on the pads, Rohit Sharma stays in his crease and picks it up from there to whack it over the deep square leg fence for a biggie.

Tim Southee to Rohit Sharma, ! Lovely shot! Tim Southee bangs this short and on middle, sits up nicely for the batter, Rohit Sharma gets into a good position, rolls his wrists to pull it towards the deep backward square leg fence for a boundary.

Tim Southee to Rohit Sharma, Tim Southee loses his line and pitches this well down the leg side, Rohit Sharma misses his glance. It is called a wide.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, Full again and around off, Shubman Gill gets to the pitch of it and knocks it towards mid off for a single.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, Full and on off, swinging away in the air, Shubman Gill drives it straight to short covers again.

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, Oh..that must have hurt! Trent Boult bangs this one into the pitch, on middle, angling in once more, Rohit Sharma goes for the pull shot but misses it and gets hit around the lower stomach area.

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, Goes fuller but down the leg side, Rohit Sharma looks to heave it away but misses. Wided.

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, No run.

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, No run.

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, ! BANG! Rohit Sharma goes big now! Trent Boult serves this full and on off, angling in, Rohit Sharma dances down the track and smacks it through the line over the deep extra covers fence for a biggie. 

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, Back of a length and on middle, Rohit Sharma stays back and pats it towards short mid-wicket.

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, On a length and on off, Rohit Sharma gets behind the line of it and blocks it down the pitch.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, This is on a good length and outside off, Shubman Gill leaves it alone.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, Another full delivery, on off, Shubman Gill pushes it gently towards short covers.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, Four!

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, ! Easy pickings! Tim Southee bowls a half-volley around the leg stump line, Shubman Gill uses his wrists well to flick it with good timing through square leg as the fielders chase after it and dives but fails to stop it from going to the fence for a boundary.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, Full again but around off this time, Shubman Gill drives it firmly but straight short covers.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, Tim Southee begins with a full delivery as well, on middle, Shubman Gill tucks it straight to short mid-wicket.

Tim Southee to take the other new ball.

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, No run.

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, Four!

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, ! Just over! Trent Boult pitches this one up once more, on middle, Rohit Sharma takes a couple of strides forward and whips it elegantly with his back foot in the air over the leaping short mid-wicket fielder for another boundary.

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, Goes fuller again and on middle,too, Rohit Sharma looks to work it away but gets a leading edge along the ground towards short covers.

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, No run.

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, Rohit Sharma and India are underway straightaway! Trent Boult looks for some swing and starts with a full delivery, on middle, Rohit Sharma flicks it away nicely through mid-wicket as Lockie Ferguson from mid on runs to his right and slides to stop it. Two runs taken.

Done and dusted with the pre-match formalities and it is now time for the play to begin! The two umpires are out in the middle and so are the players of New Zealand. The Indian opening pair of skipper, Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill also stride out to the middle and the stadium is absolutely buzzing. Trent Boult has the new ball in hand and is raring to go. Just the one wide slip in place, let's go...

We are minutes away from the start of the game but first, the officials walk out and the coveted trophy is placed upon a podium as well. It is a sea of blue and cheers of 'India, India' can be heard throughout the ground. Next up, the players along with their mascots line up for their respective national anthems. It will be the national anthem of New Zealand first, followed by the Indian national anthem.

Kane Williamson, the skipper of New Zealand says that they would have batted first as well. Adds that they will try to use the new ball and hopes there will dew later on. Tells that four years ago, it was the same occasion but different venue. Says this should be an amazing game. Mentions that it has been a great effort from his side so far but it all comes down to this game. Informs they are unchanged as well.

Rohit Sharma, the captain of India says that they will bat first. Adds that it looks like a good pitch, a bit on the slower side and they need to do well. Mentions that it was in 2019 when they played against the same Kiwi side in the semifinal and they know how they play their cricket. Also adds that it is a very important day but it is all about turning up on a given day and control the controllables. Informs that they are playing the same team.

India (Unchanged Playing XI) - Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj. 

New Zealand (Unchanged Playing XI) - Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Kane Williamson (C), Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Tom Latham (WK), Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult.

India (Unchanged Playing XI) - Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj. 

... THE RUN CHASE ...

We are back for the chase!

Right then, India have posted a mammoth total and with their bowling attack, they will be pretty confident of defending this one and advancing to the final. New Zealand have already scored a 400 in this World Cup but that was batting first. However, they could take some confidence from that game and just bat freely as they have to be proactive right from the start. Join us in a bit to see how the chase unfolds.

Virat Kohli, the record-breaking centurion is down for a chat. He says that it all feels like a dream, too good to be true just to help the team so many times and adds that he tried to anchor the innings and they managed to get a big total on the board. Mentions that the most important thing for him is to take his team to the win and with the confidence he is taking to the latter overs, he can dominate the ball. Adds that it's the stuff of dreams with his wife and Sachin Tendulkar himself sittin

There is nothing much to talk about the bowling effort from New Zealand. With no swing available up front, Trent Boult and Tim Southee were taken to the cleaners in the first Powerplay which forced Kane Williamson to go to spin early on which also didn't work. Southee managed to get rid of Rohit Sharma but much credit goes to Williamson for an amazing catch. They managed to squeeze in a few cheap overs in the middle overs but failed to pick up more wickets which allowed the Indian batters to

The pressure of a knockout game was not at all visible on the Indian openers as they went ultra-attacking the first Powerplay, especially skipper Rohit Sharma who was just hitting boundaries for fun. They added 71 runs together. Unfortunately, he had to walk back on 47 off just 29 balls. Shubman Gill then took the role of the aggressor which gave lot of time to Virat Kohli to settle in. They continued to score runs at a good rate and Gill also brought up his half-century playing in his first

Take a bow, KING KOHLI! He chose the perfect game and the perfect ground to break his idol's record of most ODI hundreds in front of Sachin Tendulkar as well. The hosts have put on a batting masterclass in this big semi-final and ended with 397/4 with Shreyas Iyer also scoring a brilliant ton. They have taken a massive step to break their knockout curse and will surely be the happier side going into the break.

Tim Southee to KL Rahul, ! Ends with a boundary does KL Rahul and 15 runs come off the final over as well with Southee bringing up a century with the ball too! Banged in short and wide of the off stump, asking KL Rahul to reach for it. Rahul manages to free his hands and gets it over the man at backward point for a boundary. He ends up with 39 off just 20 balls and India finish with a mammoth total of 397/4 on the board.

Tim Southee to KL Rahul, ! A bit too straight from Southee and KL Rahul doesn't miss out here. Slower and shorter over middle and leg, Rahul stays back and swings it away off the inner half of the bat behind square leg and picks up a boundary.

Tim Southee to KL Rahul, Misses out on this occasion!

Tim Southee to KL Rahul, ! Swung away for another maximum and KL Rahul is finishing with a flourish here. Picks the slower one and the length as well before swatting it across the line and over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, Full this time, pace on and this is whipped away toward deep mid-wicket for a single.

Tim Southee to Suryakumar Yadav, ! CAUGHT! Another one bites the dust and Tim Southee picks up his third wicket of the game.

Who will walk out now?

Who will bowl the last over? It will be Tim Southee (9-0-85-2). Can he keep India under 400?

Suryakumar Yadav is the next man in.

Trent Boult to Suryakumar Yadav, Full and right at the toes, Suryakumar Yadav manages to clip it away to deep square leg for a single.

Trent Boult to Shreyas Iyer, ! c Daryl Mitchell b Trent Boult.

Trent Boult to Shreyas Iyer, ! Pinged off the bat and 15 already off this over.

Trent Boult to KL Rahul, Nails the yorker on middle, KL Rahul jams it out to the right of the diving bowled and down to long on for a single.

Trent Boult to KL Rahul, ! Squeezed through the gap! Full and wide, gets it in the blockhole this time, KL Rahul stays deep in his crease and opens the bat face at the last moment to slice it wide of short third for another boundary.

Trent Boult to KL Rahul, ! Wow, that's an upper-decker from KL Rahul!

Tim Southee to KL Rahul, Good decision not to go in for the catch! Another slower one, bowled shorter and outside off, KL Rahul stays back and clubs it over the point region. The fielder from the deep comes charging in but steps on the brakes to collect it on the bounce. Just the single then.

Tim Southee to KL Rahul, Takes pace off a bit and bowls it fuller outside off, KL Rahul shuffles well across the stumps and sits down before sweeping it away behind deep square leg for a couple of runs.

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, Hard length over off, Shreyas Iyer looks to stand tall and swing it away but doesn't get much timing on it. The ball goes toward deep mid-wicket and they pick up another run.

Tim Southee to KL Rahul, Back of a length over middle, KL Rahul looks to pull off the back foot but gets it off the inside edge and down to deep backward square leg for a single.

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, BACK-TO-BACK HUNDREDS FOR SHREYAS IYER! What a fiery knock this has been from him and he takes off his helmet to rightfully soak in the applause from the crowd. This is pitched up on middle and Iyer just pushes it down to long on for a single.

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, ! Into the crowd again and Shreyas Iyer moves on to 99! Attempted slower delivery, right in the slot around middle, Iyer slogs this one away high and over the square leg fence for his eighth maximum of the game.

Trent Boult to KL Rahul, Nice change of pace to end the over. This is dug into the pitch and pushed well across the right-hander but it is the slower ball. KL Rahul looks to fetch and pull but is comprehensively beaten.

Trent Boult to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run.

Trent Boult to KL Rahul, Leg bye! Half an appeal from Trent Boult but the umpire says now. This is full again around off, angling across, KL Rahul attempts a cheeky reverse sweep but misses and the ball goes off the pads toward backward point. They pick up a leg bye.

Trent Boult to KL Rahul, Goes pace on now and nails the yorker around the off stump, KL Rahul looks to get across the stumps and play at it but misses.

Trent Boult to KL Rahul, ! A little bit of width is all KL Rahul needs! A slower delivery, short and angled across the right-hander, Rahul stays back and shows tremendous bat speed to cut it hard past point for a boundary.

Trent Boult to Shreyas Iyer, Boult begins the new spell from over the wicket and serves it full and wide, in the blockhole. Shreyas Iyer clears the front leg and drills it through wide mid off for a single.

Tim Southee to KL Rahul, And again! Another well-disguised slower ball, shorter and angling into the body. KL Rahul misses the pull and takes a blow to the mid rif. Just 6 off that over, a great one under these circumstances.

Tim Southee to KL Rahul, Excellent change of pace again from Tim Southee.

Halt! Devon Conway has hurt his right knee trying to stop that ball using his feet. He looks in some pain but positive signs as he walks back to his position.

Tim Southee to KL Rahul, Slower delivery, full and around off, KL Rahul walks across and looks for the lap sweep but finds the fielder at short fine leg.

Tim Southee to KL Rahul, ! Oh, dear! Devon Conway has gone down holding his knee and that could be catastrophic for New Zealand.

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, Pitches this one up on the off stump, Shreyas Iyer walks into the shot and drives it away with a closed bat face down to long on for another single.

Tim Southee to KL Rahul, On a hard length around middle and angled in, KL Rahul gets pushed back but manages to punch it away in front of mid off for a quick single.

Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, ! HIGH AND HANDSOME!

Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, Fires this one full and outside off, Shreyas Iyer offers no shot at it thinking it will be a wide but no signal from the umpire. It was touch and go.

Rachin Ravindra to KL Rahul, 1 run.

Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run.

Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, No run.

Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, ! MASSIVE! This is tossed up, full and on middle, Shreyas Iyer clears his front leg away and tonks it a long way over the long on fence for a biggie.

KL Rahul walks out to bat next.

Tim Southee to Virat Kohli, ! c Devon Conway b Tim Southee.

Tim Southee to Virat Kohli, 2 runs.

Tim Southee to Virat Kohli, ! Salt to the wounds!

Tim Southee to Virat Kohli, ! A good effort through! This is back of a length and around leg, Virat Kohli shovels it in the air wide of deep mid-wicket where Glenn Phillips runs to his right and dives, gets both hands on it but spills it out. Two runs taken. Kohli gets life which could prove costly for the Kiwis.

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run.

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, Fuller one and on middle, Shreyas Iyer looks to slog it away but gets an inside edge towards mid-wicket for a couple of runs. Good running again from the Indian batters!

Tim Southee (6-0-54-1) is back on.

Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, Another single to end the over as this short ball is cut away through point by Iyer.

Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, Wide!

Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, Rachin Ravindra sticks to the shorter length, outside off, Virat Kohli punches it towards sweeper covers for one.

Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run.

Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, No run.

Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, ! SMACKED!

Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, Slower through the air, short and on off, turns away again, Shreyas Iyer withdraws his bat at the last moment.

Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, Flatter, short and outside off, turns further away, Shreyas Iyer leaves it alone. Wided.

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, Four!

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, 2 runs.

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, RECORD ALERT! NUMBER 50 FOR KOHLI!

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Lockie Ferguson bangs this short again and on middle, Shreyas Iyer pulls it with not much timing towards deep mid-wicket for another run.

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, Touch fuller and around off, Virat Kohli uses his feet to loft it away but gets it off the inside half of the bat towards deep mid-wicket for a run.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Short of a length and on middle, Shreyas Iyer swats it wide of long on for a single.

Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, Flatter, short and outside off, turns away again, Shreyas Iyer looks to cut it away but misses. There is half an appeal for caught behind, but turned down. However, Kane Williamson goes for the review after some discussions with his players. UltraEdge shows nothing and New Zealand lose both their reviews now.

Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, Another short delivery, outside off, Shreyas Iyer slaps it towards sweeper covers for one.

Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, Flighted, full and on middle, Virat Kohli drives it wide of the bowler where Rachin Ravindra dives to his left and parries it towards mid off. They cross.

Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, Short again and around off, Shreyas Iyer forces it towards long off for another run.

Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, Tossed up, full and on middle, turns away, Virat Kohli looks pushes it wide of cover-point for a run.

Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, A bit short and on middle, Shreyas Iyer moves back and tucks it towards the mid-wicket region for a single.

Powerplay 3! Now, five fielders are allowed outside the circle till the last over. New Zealand will need all the help they can get to restrict India under 400 here.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run.

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, Back of a length over off stump, punched off the back foot in front of mid on for a quick single. Kohli has to dive in to make his ground and moves to 95 now.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, This is full and on the pads, flicked away to deep square leg for a single.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, ! Finds the gap! Pitched up on middle and leg at 142 clicks, Shreyas Iyer shimmies across a touch and plays the on drive, uppish but wide enough of mid on for a boundary.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Wide! Looks to bang it in hard and attack the body but slides it down leg for a wide.

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, Hard length around the hips, tucked away down to fine leg for one more.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Banged in short over middle and leg, Shreyas Iyer gets inside the line and pulls it down to fine leg for a single.

Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, No run.

Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, Just short! A bit edgy now Virat Kohli.

Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, Nicely bowled! Drifts this one onto leg stump and gets it to grip and turn away a bit, Virat Kohli looks to flick it away but closes the bat face early and gets a leading edge onto the off side.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run.

Halt! Virat Kohli is in the 90s now but he has started to cramp up as well. The physio is in to attend him and he looks set to continue.

Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, This is shorter and around off, Virat Kohli pushes it away with an angled bat behind point and collects a run.

Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, Almost gets caught out! This is full and around off, Virat Kohli looks to hammer the cover drive but ends up slicing it firmly on the bounce to man at short extra cover.

Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, A good bumper over middle and leg, Virat Kohli gets inside the line and helps the pull shot down to fine leg for a fifth single in the over. A bit of a hobble from Kohli as he gets through to the other end and even he is starting to cramp up now.

Trent Boult to Shreyas Iyer, Goes full and attacks the toes, Shreyas Iyer jams this one out in front of mid-wicket and turns the strike over.

Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, Takes pace off and bowls it fuller outside off, Virat Kohli gets on the front foot and hits it down to long off for a single.

Trent Boult to Shreyas Iyer, Banged in short over off, Shreyas Iyer swivels and pulls it away to deep square leg for a run.

Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, 1 run.

Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, Just sliding down leg! A touch fuller on middle, angling in a long way. Virat Kohli looks to flick it away but is beaten and gets rapped on the pads.

Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, Short and outside off, Kohli waits for it and plays it with an opened bat face through cover-point for one.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Nicely bowled! Nagging length, on off and turning away sharply, Shreyas Iyer hangs back and just about manages to keep it out.

Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, Slightly shorter around middle, tucked away toward mid-wicket for one.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, FIFTY for Shreyas Iyer and he makes it a fourth consecutive score of 50 or more in this World Cup! This is nicely flighted outside off, Iyer leans into the shot and strokes it away through cover-point for a single. He will now look to attack even more.

Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, Full and quick, angling in from around off, Virat Kohli gets on the front foot and firms it down to long off for a single.

Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, Good length around off, Virat Kohli hits it down to long on and picks up a single. 17 off that over, an expensive one from Trent Boult.

Trent Boult to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run.

Trent Boult to Shreyas Iyer, ! It's raining boundaries in this over and already 15 runs off it! Full and wide, Shreyas Iyer stays back and opens the bat face before creaming it behind point for four more runs.

Trent Boult to Shreyas Iyer, ! Gorgeous bat swing from Shreyas Iyer and Trent Boult is getting battered here. Pitched up a bit and outside off, Iyer stays back and leg side of the ball before freeing his arms and clubbing the ball straight back over the bowler's head for a maximum.

Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, 1 run.

Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, ! Immaculate timing! Trent Boult bangs it in short and around off, Virat Kohli stays back and rolls his hands over the top of the ball, managing to pull it down and well in front of the man at deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, A maiden out of nowhere by Mitchell Santner! This is quicker and flatter around off, Iyer hits it straight to the man at point.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, No run.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Nicely bowled! Slows it up a few notches and serves it shorter outside off, the ball grips and turns as Shreyas Iyer is beaten on the cut shot.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Full and at the stumps again, Iyer pushes it back to Mitchell Santner.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Fires one in on middle and leg, looking to sneak it through but Iyer does well to keep it out on the off side.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, No run.

Glenn Phillips to Virat Kohli, A tad bit short on middle, tucked away to square leg.

Glenn Phillips to Shreyas Iyer, Back to over the wicket now and bowls it short on the pads, Shreyas Iyer glances it down through backward square leg for a run.

Glenn Phillips to Shreyas Iyer, Six!

Glenn Phillips to Virat Kohli, 1 run.

Glenn Phillips to Shreyas Iyer, Quicker and a touch shorter on middle and leg, Shreyas Iyer goes on the back foot and tucks it away to deep square leg for one more.

Glenn Phillips to Virat Kohli, Bowls this one from wider of the crease and bowls it full on middle and leg. Virat Kohli clips it away in front of mid-wicket and collects a single.

Tim Southee to Virat Kohli, On a good length around middle, pushed down to long on for an easy single.

Tim Southee to Virat Kohli, Devon Conway does really well in the deep! A touch slower again and on a length around off, Kohli waits a bit before getting his hands out in front and punching it well in front of sweeper cover. Conway speeds across to his right and pushes the ball before tumbling over the ropes and saves a couple of runs for his side.

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, Another slower one over middle, hit away down to long on for a single this time.

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, ! Stand and deliver! Slower delivery, in and around the slot on off stump, Shreyas Iyer clears the front leg and just throws the kitchen sink at it. The ball goes high and over the fence at cow corner for a maximum.

Tim Southee to Virat Kohli, Virat Kohli comes forward and pushes this shortish-length delivery down to long on for one more.

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, Bowled on a hard length and angled into the pads, Shreyas Iyer looks to whip it away but the ball comes slower off the deck and the shot is mistimed uppishly toward the vacant square leg region. They pick up a single.

Glenn Phillips to Virat Kohli, Pulls the length back and bowls it onto middle and leg, Virat Kohli goes deep in his crease and nudges it behind square leg for no run. Just the boundary and a single off that over.

Glenn Phillips to Virat Kohli, No run.

Glenn Phillips to Virat Kohli, This is tossed up on middle, Virat Kohli leans forward and pushes it toward mid on.

Glenn Phillips to Virat Kohli, ! Deft touch from Kohli! A bit quicker and angling into the pads, Virat Kohli tickles it fine and the ball races away into the fine leg fence for a boundary.

Glenn Phillips to Virat Kohli, Flighted delivery on middle, turning in, Virat Kohli uses his wrists to flick it down to short fine leg.

Glenn Phillips to Shreyas Iyer, Floats it up very full on middle, Shreyas Iyer drives it down to long on for a single.

Drinks! New Zealand were able to pull things back a bit but Virat Kohli has changed gears after reaching his fifty and with nine wickets in hand, the hosts are all set to post a massive score on the board. The Kiwis need wickets and they need them right now. They will also hope to get a few breakthroughs in quick succession to put pressure on the hosts or else this game could get away from them very quickly.

Trent Boult to Shreyas Iyer, Fuller in length, slower too and angling into middle and leg, Shreyas Iyer eases it down to long on and picks up a single.

Trent Boult to Shreyas Iyer, Banged in quick and hard outside off, Shreyas Iyer looks to take on the pull but gets it off the under edge down to short mid-wicket.

Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, Another slower delivery, on a good length and over middle, Kohli waits and tucks it away in front of mid-wicket for a single.

Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, No run.

Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, ! Gets it through! Boult switches to over the wicket and bangs it in around off, angling it away. Virat Kohli just hangs back and dabs it down to the left of backward point and the ball beats short third as well before rolling away into the ropes.

Trent Boult to Shreyas Iyer, On a hard length over off, angling in, Shreyas Iyer stands tall and punches it away square toward deep cover for a single.

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, Short of a length and around off, Shreyas Iyer pushes it towards sweeper covers for one more.

Tim Southee to Virat Kohli, Tip and run! This is on a good length and on off, Virat Kohli drops it in front of short covers and scampers across for one.

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, Back of a length and around off, Shreyas Iyer punches it through cover-point for another run.

Tim Southee to Virat Kohli, On a length and on middle, Virat Kohli knocks it towards mid on for a single.

Tim Southee to Virat Kohli, ! Into the crowd!

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, Fuller one and around leg, Shreyas Iyer nudges it towards fine leg for a single.

Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, Another short delivery from Boult, Virat Kohli looks to pull but mistimes it again off the bottom half of the bat as the ball rolls towards short mid-wicket.

Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, Touch fuller and on middle, Virat Kohli stabs it towards point.

Trent Boult to Shreyas Iyer, Length again and on off again, Shreyas Iyer pushes it through covers for a run.

Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, On a length and on off, Virat Kohli knocks it towards mid off for a quick single.

Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, Short of a length and on middle, Virat Kohli mistimes his pull towards short mid-wicket.

Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, ! Up and over! Trent Boult serves this full and around off, Virat Kohli advances down the track and  has to reach for it a bit but lofts it away nicely over mid off for a boundary.

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, Pitched up and around leg, Virat Kohli flicks it through mid-wicket for one.

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, Short of a length and on off, Virat Kohli punches it straight to short covers.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Full again and on middle, Shreyas Iyer works it wide of mid on for a run.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Right in the blockhole at 145 clicks, on leg, angling in, Shreyas Iyer backs away but only manages to dig it out towards mid off.

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, 1 run.

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, No run.

Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, 1 run.

Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, Bye.

Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, ! Almost a wicket for New Zealand!

Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, ! BOOM! Shreyas Iyer breaks the shackles now! This is flighted and around off, Shreyas Iyer skips down the track and launches it through the line over the long off fence for a biggie.

Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, Floated, full and on off, Shreyas Iyer drives it straight to short extra covers.

Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, Tossed up, full and around off, Virat Kohli pushes it through covers for a single.

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, Touch fuller and down the leg side, Virat Kohli clips it towards fine leg for one.

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, Lockie Ferguson bangs in a sharp and quick bouncer, on middle, Virat Kohli ducks underneath it well.

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, Another full delivery, on middle, angling in, Virat Kohli looks to work it away but misses to get hit on the pads.

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, Pitches this one up and on off, Virat Kohli miscues his drive off the inner half of the bat towards mid on.

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, On a length and on middle, Virat Kohli tucks it with soft hands towards deep square leg and comes back for the second run quite easily. Excellent running!

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, Fuller one and on off, Virat Kohli keeps it out to the off side.

Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, Buzzers!

Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, Darts this one full and around off, Virat Kohli drills it towards wide of long off for one.

Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, No run.

Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, Flatter, full and on middle, Shreyas Iyer eases it towards long off for a run.

Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, Floated, full and on off, Virat Kohli drives it towards long off for a single.

Rachin Ravindra (2-0-13-0) is back on.

Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, Tossed up, full and on off, Virat Kohli pushes it towards short covers.

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, Overpitched and on off, Virat Kohli drills it towards mid off for one.

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, Four!

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, This is on a hard length and around off, Virat Kohli stabs it in front of point.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Lockie Ferguson bangs in a sharp bouncer now on middle, Shreyas Iyer gets hurried by it and takes his eyes off the ball but manages to hook it towards fine leg for another run.

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, This is on a good length and on middle and leg, Virat Kohli clips it through square leg for a run.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Back of a length and around off, Shreyas Iyer runs it down to third man for a single.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Flatter one, on a length and around off, punched down to long off for a single and Shreyas Iyer is off the mark.

Halt! It looks like Shubman Gill is cramping up a bit. The physio is in to check on him. Oh..no! A bit of bad news for India as Gill has to retire hurt now.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Drifts this one into the legs, Shreyas Iyer works it away just behind square leg.

Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, 1 run.

Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, ! Very well controlled from Virat Kohli! This is very short and outside off, slower too, Kohli goes on the back foot and rolls his hands over the top of the ball to pull it down in front of mid-wicket for a boundary.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Flatter delivery outside off, pushed away toward sweeper cover for a single by Shubman Gill.

Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, 1 run.

Glenn Phillips to Virat Kohli, Flighted delivery, turning in from outside off, Virat Kohli presses forward and uses his wrists to stroke it down to long on for another single.

Glenn Phillips to Shubman Gill, Keeps it nice and full, attacking the stumps, Gill leans on and eases it down to long on for a single.

Glenn Phillips to Shubman Gill, No run.

Glenn Phillips to Virat Kohli, 1 run.

Glenn Phillips to Shubman Gill, Tries to fire it into the leg stump, Shubman Gill uses his feet and plays it with a straight bat down to long on for a single.

Glenn Phillips to Shubman Gill, Quicker and sliding into middle, nudged away 'round the corner for no run.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Short on leg stump, Shubman Gill goes on the back foot and pushes it down to long on for one more.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, No run.

Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, On a length and angled into middle and leg, this is worked awy past square leg for a run.

Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, Slightly flatter on off and sliding in off the deck, Virat Kohli looks to play off the back foot but one hand comes off the handle and the shot is miscued toward cover-point.

Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, No run.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, 1 run.

Glenn Phillips to Virat Kohli, Fuller on off, Kohli plays it with a straight bat to the left of the bowler.

Glenn Phillips to Virat Kohli, Pushed through on a nagging length around off and turning in, Virat Kohli punches it off the back foot but straight to mid on.

Glenn Phillips to Shubman Gill, Shorter one on middle, Shubman Gill walks into the ball and works it away through mid-wicket for a single.

Glenn Phillips to Shubman Gill, Six!

Glenn Phillips to Virat Kohli, 1 run.

Glenn Phillips to Virat Kohli, Floated up and sliding onto the pads, Virat Kohli flicks it toward square leg.

Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, Shortens the length this time and angles it into leg stump, Virat Kohli goes deep in his crease and half-pulls it down to long on for a run.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, 1 run.

Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, Slows it up now and angles it onto middle, Virat Kohli stays back in his crease and hits it down the ground for a run.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Slightly shorter and around off, Gill cuts it off the back foot in front of point and picks up a single.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, No run.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, No run.

Glenn Phillips to Shubman Gill, Quicker and on a nagging length, trying to fire one through the gate, Shubman Gill manages to tuck it away in front of square on the leg side and pick up a single.

Glenn Phillips to Virat Kohli, 1 run.

Glenn Phillips to Virat Kohli, 2 runs.

Glenn Phillips to Shubman Gill, Shortens the length this time and drifts onto the pads, Shubman Gill tucks it away through backward square leg and looks for two but has to settle for the single.

Glenn Phillips to Virat Kohli, Fuller this time on middle, Virat Kohli leans on and pushes it down to long on for a single.

Glenn Phillips to Virat Kohli, No run.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, No run.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Four!

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, ! Down the ground and over the ropes!

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, No run.

Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, 1 run.

Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, No run.

Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, 1 run.

Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, No run.

Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, No run.

Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, No run.

Rachin Ravindra to Shubman Gill, 1 run.

Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, This is fired in full and outside off, Virat Kohli drives it away wide of long off for an easy single.

Drinks! India once again got off to a solid start with their skipper taking on the Kiwi attack. However, after his dismissal, Shubman Gill has taken up the aggressor role and also got to his fifty while Virat Kohli is taking his time. The hosts will hope that these two extend the stand further while New Zealand knows that they need to pick up wickets to stop this Indian side from getting to a big total. This break will give them some time to come up with some different tactics or plans to pu

Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, 1 run.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Uppish but safe! Tossed up full and outside off, Shubman Gill looks to loft it over covers but the ball gets sliced off the outer half and goes over point. They get a single.

Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, Slower and shorter on middle, forced away off the back foot down to long on for a single.

Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, Nicely bowled! Holds it back a touch, drifts it into middle and leg and gets it to grip a bit. Virat Kohli watchfully defends it out.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, 1 run.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Quicker and a touch shorter, angling in from around off, Shubman Gill looks to cut off the back foot but fails to get it away.

Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, Short and over off stump, pushed away off the back foot toward covers.

Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, Four!

Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, 2 runs.

Rachin Ravindra to Shubman Gill, FIFTY for Shubman Gill and what a fine knock this one has been from the young man! Very full, a low full toss in fact around off, this is eased down to long on for a single.

Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, 1 run.

Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, Starts with a very full delivery on off stump, Virat Kohli makes room and hammers it away past extra cover toward wide long off for a couple of runs.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, Good stop! Floated up full and wide at over 141 clicks, Shubman Gill gets on the front foot and strokes it nicely but the fielder at short covers dives well to his right to make the stop.

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, Back of a length around off and angling in, Virat Kohli hops back and dabs it down close to the body toward third man for a single.

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, Slightly fuller and outside off, Virat Kohli strides out and drives it straight to the man at mid off.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, Pitches this one up around off at 142 clicks, Shubman Gill with a firm punch off the front foot straight to mid off but the batters scamper through for a single.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, ! Even better this time!

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, ! In the air but in the gap and that is a stylish boundary for Shubman Gill. Fraction shorter over middle, a nothing delivery really and Gill jabs it flat past a diving Glenn Phillips at mid-wicket for a boundary.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, 1 run.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, This is floated down leg, Shubman Gill goes down for the sweep and connects it well behind square leg. Devon Conway sprints across to his right in the deep and saves a couple of runs for his side.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Tossed up, full and on off, Shubman Gill pushes it back to the bowler.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, No run.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Floated, full and on middle, Shubman Gill tucks it towards short mid-wicket.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Tossed up, full and on middle, Shubman Gill prods  forward and blocks it out.

Tim Southee to Virat Kohli, Another full delivery, on middle, Virat Kohli drills it towards mid on.

Tim Southee to Virat Kohli, Pitches this one up and around off, Virat Kohli clips it straight to short mid-wicket.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, Pulls his length back a bit, on leg, Shubman Gill works it through mid-wicket for a single.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, ! Sweetly timed! Tim Southee serves this full but on the pads, Shubman Gill flicks it away uppishly but well wide of mid on and with great timing as well as the ball races to the fence for a boundary.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, Goes fuller this time, on middle, Shubman Gill strides forward and knocks it towards mid on.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, Change of pace from Tim Southee again, on a length and on off, Shubman Gill dabs it towards point.

Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, No run.

Powerplay 2!

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, Goes back to his fuller length, on leg, Shubman Gill flicks it through backward square leg for a single.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, ! Nicely played! Lockie Ferguson bangs in a bouncer now, pace on and on leg again, Shubman Gill stands tall and pulls it over short fine leg for another boundary.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, No run.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, ! A poor delivery and rightly punished!

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, This is pitched up and around off, Shubman Gill drills it straight to mid off.

Tim Southee to Virat Kohli, Fullish delivery, on middle, Virat Kohli works it towards mid on this time.

Tim Southee to Virat Kohli, ! Virat Kohli gets off the mark with a streaky boundary!

A huge appeal from the Kiwis for LBW but it was turned down. Kane Williamson after a lot of deliberation does opt for the review. The UltraEdge is checked first and there is a bit of an inside edge from Virat Kohli and that saves him big time. NOT comes up on the big screen and New Zealand lose an early review.

Tim Southee to Virat Kohli, No run.

Tim Southee to Virat Kohli, Full and on middle, Virat Kohli blocks it down the pitch.

Tim Southee to Rohit Sharma, ! IN THE AIR AND GONE! What a fantastic catch this is from the Kiwi skipper!

Virat Kohli walks in at number 3.

Tim Southee (2-0-21-0) is brought back into the attack but from the other end.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, A slower delivery, full and on middle, Shubman Gill knocks it towards mid on for a quick single.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, Right in the blockhole, on middle, Shubman Gill jams it out towards wide of mid on for one.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, Overpithced and on middle, Shubman Gill gently pushes it down the ground where Lockie Ferguson gets a hand to it as the ball parries towards the long on fence, Tim Southee from mid on chases after it and puts in a brilliant dive to push it back inside. Two runs taken.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, No run.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, Full again and on middle, angling in, Shubman Gill flicks it past mid-wicket and comes back for the second run.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, ! Cracking shot! Lockie Ferguson serves this full and around off, Shubman Gill stands tall and drives it on the up with fine timing through covers for a boundary.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, Lockie Ferguson begins with a hard-length delivery, outside off, Shubman Gill slaps it with no timing towards short covers.

Bowling change.

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, This is on a hard length and on off again, Rohit Sharma stays back and taps it towards short covers.

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, Trent Boult bangs this short again and around off, Rohit Sharma rides the bounce and punches it past point for a couple of runs.

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, Short of a length and outside off, Rohit Sharma looks for the cut again but bunts it in front of point, he wants the run but is sent back and rightly so.

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, This is pitched up and around off, Rohit Sharma throws his bat at it but it goes off the inside half of the bat towards mid on.

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, No run.

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, On a length but down the leg side once again, Rohit Sharma misses his flick. It is called a wide. Sloppy from the Kiwi pacers.

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, Back of a length and outside off, Rohit Sharma looks to cut but chops it onto the ground as the ball goes towards the right of the keeper.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Flighted, full and on middle again, Shubman Gill strides forward and knocks it back towards the bowler. 11 runs off Santner's first over!

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Tossed up, full and on middle, Shubman Gill works it towards short mid-wicket.

Mitchell Santner to Rohit Sharma, 1 run.

Mitchell Santner to Rohit Sharma, ! There is no stopping Rohit Sharma here!

Mitchell Santner to Rohit Sharma, ! Just wide! This is floated, full and on middle and leg, Rohit Sharma goes down on one knee and sweeps it uppishly but past the diving short fine leg fielder for a boundary. 50 up for India in no time!

Mitchell Santner to Rohit Sharma, No run.

An early change in the bowling as Mitchell Santner is brought into the attack.

Trent Boult to Shubman Gill, Back of a length and outside off, Shubman Gill cuts it towards point where Glenn Phillips goes down to stop it but lets it through as the batters get across for two more runs.

Trent Boult to Shubman Gill, On a length and around leg again, Shubman Gill nudges it towards short mid-wicket.

Trent Boult to Shubman Gill, This is on a hard length and on leg, Shubman Gill misses his flick and gets hit high on the pads as the ball goes nowhere.

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, A low full toss and around off, Rohit Sharma drills it towards sweeper covers for a single.

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, ! Up, up and away! Trent Boult bangs in a bouncer but around leg, Rohit Sharma picks up the length early, swivels and hooks it way over the fine leg fence into the second tier for his record-breaking 50th maximum in World Cups. Edge of the seat stuff!

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, Fuller in length and outside off, Rohit Sharma mistimes his push in front of short covers.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, Overpitched and on off, Shubman Gill prods forward and defends it solidly as the ball rolls towards mid off.

Tim Southee to Rohit Sharma, 1 run.

Tim Southee to Rohit Sharma, ! Rohit Sharma is in some touch here! Tim Southee bowls this full and on the pads, Rohit Sharma stays in his crease and picks it up from there to whack it over the deep square leg fence for a biggie.

Tim Southee to Rohit Sharma, ! Lovely shot! Tim Southee bangs this short and on middle, sits up nicely for the batter, Rohit Sharma gets into a good position, rolls his wrists to pull it towards the deep backward square leg fence for a boundary.

Tim Southee to Rohit Sharma, Tim Southee loses his line and pitches this well down the leg side, Rohit Sharma misses his glance. It is called a wide.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, Full again and around off, Shubman Gill gets to the pitch of it and knocks it towards mid off for a single.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, Full and on off, swinging away in the air, Shubman Gill drives it straight to short covers again.

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, Oh..that must have hurt! Trent Boult bangs this one into the pitch, on middle, angling in once more, Rohit Sharma goes for the pull shot but misses it and gets hit around the lower stomach area.

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, Goes fuller but down the leg side, Rohit Sharma looks to heave it away but misses. Wided.

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, No run.

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, No run.

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, ! BANG! Rohit Sharma goes big now! Trent Boult serves this full and on off, angling in, Rohit Sharma dances down the track and smacks it through the line over the deep extra covers fence for a biggie. 

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, Back of a length and on middle, Rohit Sharma stays back and pats it towards short mid-wicket.

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, On a length and on off, Rohit Sharma gets behind the line of it and blocks it down the pitch.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, This is on a good length and outside off, Shubman Gill leaves it alone.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, Another full delivery, on off, Shubman Gill pushes it gently towards short covers.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, Four!

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, ! Easy pickings! Tim Southee bowls a half-volley around the leg stump line, Shubman Gill uses his wrists well to flick it with good timing through square leg as the fielders chase after it and dives but fails to stop it from going to the fence for a boundary.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, Full again but around off this time, Shubman Gill drives it firmly but straight short covers.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, Tim Southee begins with a full delivery as well, on middle, Shubman Gill tucks it straight to short mid-wicket.

Tim Southee to take the other new ball.

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, No run.

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, Four!

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, ! Just over! Trent Boult pitches this one up once more, on middle, Rohit Sharma takes a couple of strides forward and whips it elegantly with his back foot in the air over the leaping short mid-wicket fielder for another boundary.

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, Goes fuller again and on middle,too, Rohit Sharma looks to work it away but gets a leading edge along the ground towards short covers.

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, No run.

Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, Rohit Sharma and India are underway straightaway! Trent Boult looks for some swing and starts with a full delivery, on middle, Rohit Sharma flicks it away nicely through mid-wicket as Lockie Ferguson from mid on runs to his right and slides to stop it. Two runs taken.

Done and dusted with the pre-match formalities and it is now time for the play to begin! The two umpires are out in the middle and so are the players of New Zealand. The Indian opening pair of skipper, Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill also stride out to the middle and the stadium is absolutely buzzing. Trent Boult has the new ball in hand and is raring to go. Just the one wide slip in place, let's go...

We are minutes away from the start of the game but first, the officials walk out and the coveted trophy is placed upon a podium as well. It is a sea of blue and cheers of 'India, India' can be heard throughout the ground. Next up, the players along with their mascots line up for their respective national anthems. It will be the national anthem of New Zealand first, followed by the Indian national anthem.

Kane Williamson, the skipper of New Zealand says that they would have batted first as well. Adds that they will try to use the new ball and hopes there will dew later on. Tells that four years ago, it was the same occasion but different venue. Says this should be an amazing game. Mentions that it has been a great effort from his side so far but it all comes down to this game. Informs they are unchanged as well.

Rohit Sharma, the captain of India says that they will bat first. Adds that it looks like a good pitch, a bit on the slower side and they need to do well. Mentions that it was in 2019 when they played against the same Kiwi side in the semifinal and they know how they play their cricket. Also adds that it is a very important day but it is all about turning up on a given day and control the controllables. Informs that they are playing the same team.

India (Unchanged Playing XI) - Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj. 

New Zealand (Unchanged Playing XI) - Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Kane Williamson (C), Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Tom Latham (WK), Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult.

India (Unchanged Playing XI) - Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj.