IND vs NZ World Cup 2023 Semifinal: Team India scored 397 runs for 4 wickets in 50 overs in the first semi-final of the World Cup 2023 against New Zealand. In this innings, Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer played century innings. This is the 50th ODI century of Virat’s career. At the same time, Shreyas Iyer played a brilliant inning while scoring runs at a fast pace. During this innings, he hit many big sixes with his bat and also broke a big record of the World Cup.
Shreyas Iyer made this big record
Shreyas Iyer scored 105 runs in 70 balls at a strike rate of 150 in this innings. Iyer hit 4 fours and 8 long sixes during this innings. With this, he has become the Indian batsman to hit the most sixes in a World Cup match. He has broken the record of Sourav Ganguly. Sourav Ganguly had scored 7 centuries in the match played against Sri Lanka in the 1999 World Cup. At the same time, Yuvraj Singh has also scored 7 centuries in a World Cup match.
Indians who hit most sixes in a World Cup match
- 8 – Shreyas Iyer vs New Zealand, 2023*
- 7 – Sourav Ganguly vs Sri Lanka, 1999
- 7 – Yuvraj Singh vs Bangladesh, 2007
- 6 – Kapil Dev vs Zimbabwe, 1983
- 6 – Rohit Sharma vs Pakistan, 2023
- 6 – Shreyas Iyer vs Sri Lanka, 2023
Team India made a big score
In this match, the Indian team won the toss and decided to bat first. Once again Rohit and Gill gave a great start to the team. Rohit scored 47 runs in 29 balls with the help of 4 fours and 4 sixes. After this Gill retired due to cramps. But Virat Kohli and Iyer continued the run of runs and scored centuries. Kohli played an inning of 117 runs in 113 balls with the help of 9 fours and 2 sixes. KL Rahul also scored 39 runs in 20 balls at a strike rate of 195. At the same time, at the last moment of the innings, Gill retired unbeaten after coming back from hurt. He played an unbeaten inning of 80.
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