India beat New Zealand by 70 runs to reach Cricket World Cup final

 Srinagar, Nov 15(KNS): In a thrilling encounter at the ICC World Cup Semi-Final 1, India showcased their cricket prowess by defeating New Zealand by a substantial margin of 70 runs. The match, marked by stellar performances, saw India's captain Virat Kohli leading from the front with a magnificent innings of 117 runs, setting the stage for a commanding total.

Supporting Kohli's efforts, Shreyas Iyer displayed exceptional batting skills, contributing significantly with a brilliant century (105 runs). The formidable partnership between Kohli and Iyer laid the foundation for India's imposing total. However, the standout performer for New Zealand was Mohammed Shami, who wreaked havoc with an exceptional bowling performance, claiming seven wickets for just 57 runs.

Chasing a challenging target set by India, New Zealand faced a formidable Indian bowling attack. Despite their efforts, New Zealand fell short by 70 runs, securing India's place in the coveted World Cup Final.

India's journey to the final has been marked by consistent performances, and cricket enthusiasts are now eagerly anticipating a thrilling final clash. With the team's key players in exceptional form, hopes are high for India to clinch the World Cup title in the upcoming final match.(KNS).

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