Indian PM congratulates Mohammed Shami and India on reaching final

Cricket: Indian PM congratulates Mohammed Shami and India on reaching final. India defeated New Zealand by 70 runs in the semifinal at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

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Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi.

India continued their unbeaten streak in the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023. The 2-time world champions knocked New Zealand out of the tournament in the semifinal of the tournament and took revenge for their loss in the 2019 ODI World Cup. The domination of India continued in the tournament, as they outperformed New Zealand in all facets of the game. 

New Zealand could do nothing about India's performance in the match. With the ball, New Zealand conceded a whopping 397 runs, the most by a team in the Knockout stage of the ODI World Cup. Though Indian batters were sensational, New Zealand could not bowl to their best abilities. Tim Southee conceded more than 100 runs with the ball. Many things went wrong for the Kiwis in the match.

Chasing 398, New Zealand found themselves at 41/2. Kane Willaimson and Daryl Mitchell did try their best to win the match for New Zealand. But the exceptional performance from India was too good for the Kiwis. Mohammed Shami was the pick of the bowlers, who claimed 7/57 with the ball. The right-arm seamer created several records in his spell in the middle, which was appreciated by everyone. 

Best wishes for the Finals - Narendra Modi

The congratulations for the team and Mohammed Shami poured in. The Indian Prime minister wished India the luck for the final. "Congratulations to Team India! India puts up a superlative performance and enters the Finals in remarkable style. Fantastic batting and good bowling sealed the match for our team. Best wishes for the Finals!," wrote Narendra Modi on X (Formerly called Twitter). 

Modi further congratulated Shami for his brilliant spell in the match. The Indian PM added that the performance of Shami in the match and the tournament will be remembered for a long time. "Today's Semi Final has been even more special thanks to stellar individual performances too. The bowling by @MdShami11 in this game and also through the World Cup will be cherished by cricket lovers for generations to come. Well played Shami," added Modi. 

ODI World Cup 2023 Mahammed Shami India vs New Zealand Narendra Modi.