Team India Unbeaten 7 matches: Team India First Team to Secure Semi-Final in World Cup 2023

Team India Unbeaten 7 matches in the thrilling 2023 Cricket World Cup. Winning all Seven of their initial matches.

India has become the first team to secure a spot in the semi-finals, and their journey is one that’s worth celebrating.

Team India has been showcasing remarkable performances that have not only kept their fans on the edge of their seats but also made cricket history.

Let’s take a closer look at their spectacular journey match by match.

Team India Unbeaten 7 matches: Team India First Team to Secure Semi-Final in World Cup 2023

Team India World Cup 2023 Match 1: India vs Australia (8th October 2023)

Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

In the opening match of the World Cup, India squared off against arch-rivals Australia. Australia won the toss and elected to bat.

David Warner (41), Steven Smith (46) ,Marnus Labuschagne 27(41), Glenn Maxwell 15(25),Mitchell Starc 28(35), Pat Cummins (c) 15(24) set the stage for the Aussies, but India’s bowling attack was relentless.

Ravindra Jadeja took three wickets, while Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav took 2 wickets each. Mohammed Siraj, Ravichandran Ashwin and Hardik Pandya all made significant contributions for one wicket each. Australia was bowled out for 199 in 49.3 overs.

Chasing a target of 200 runs, India faced a minor hiccup as Rohit Sharma got dismissed for a duck. However, Virat Kohli’s masterful 85 and KL Rahul’s unbeaten 97 ensured India’s victory with 6 wickets to spare. The final score was 201/4 in 41.2 overs.

Team India World Cup 2023 Match 2: India vs Afghanistan (11th October 2023)

Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi

In the second match, India took on Afghanistan. Afghanistan won the toss and decided to bat. Their innings was led by Hashmatullah Shahidi (80) and Azmatullah Omarzai (62), and they set a target of 273 for India. Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya were the stars with the ball, taking four and two wickets, respectively.

In response, Rohit Sharma’s explosive 131 runs off 84 balls, supported by Virat Kohli (55), Ishan Kishan (47), and Shreyas Iyer (25), helped India reach the target of 273 in just 35 overs. India secured an 8-wicket victory.

Team India World Cup 2023 Match 3: India vs Pakistan (14th October 2023)

Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

The much-anticipated India vs Pakistan clash saw India winning the toss and opting to field. Pakistan’s Babar Azam (50) and Mohammad Rizwan (49) put up a fight, but the Indian bowling attack was too strong. Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, and Ravindra Jadeja all took two wickets each, bowling out Pakistan for 191 in 42.5 overs.

In their second innings, India chased down the target of 192 with ease. Rohit Sharma’s 86 runs, along with Shreyas Iyer’s unbeaten 53, ensured India’s 7-wicket victory. The match ended with India reaching the target in just 30.3 overs.

Team India World Cup 2023 Match 4: India vs Bangladesh (19th October 2023)

Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune

In the fourth match, India faced Bangladesh after they won the toss and chose to bat. Tanzid Hasan (51) and Litton Das (66) led the charge for Bangladesh, setting a target of 257. Virat Kohli played a heroic knock, remaining unbeaten with 103, while Shubman Gill (53) and Rohit Sharma (48) contributed significantly. India reached the target of 257 with ease, securing a 7-wicket victory.

Team India World Cup 2023 Match 5: India vs New Zealand (22 October 2023)

Venue: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala

In the 5th match of the series, India faced New Zealand in a gripping encounter. India won the toss and elected to field.

New Zealand’s 1st innings saw an impressive performance by Daryl Mitchell, who scored 130 runs from 127 balls, with valuable contributions from Rachin Ravindra 75 from 87 balls, Glenn Phillips 23 from 26 balls, and Will Young 17 from 27 balls. New Zealand posted a total of 273 runs in 50 overs.

India’s bowlers, led by Mohammad Shami with 5 wickets, and supported by Kuldeep Yadav 2, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Sira both took crucial 1 wicket each to restrict New Zealand.

In India’s 2nd innings, they successfully chased down the target of 274 runs with 4 wickets to spare, thanks to solid performances by Rohit Sharma 46(50), Virat Kohli 95(104 balls), Shreyas Iyer 33(29), Shubman Gill 26(31 balls) and an unbeaten Ravindra Jadeja 33 runs from 44 balls. India Won by 4 Wickets.

Team India World Cup 2023 Match 6: India vs England (29 October 2023)

Venue: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow

The 6th match featured India taking on England, who won the toss and chose to field. India’s 1st innings was anchored by Rohit Sharma, who scored 87 runs, and Suryakumar Yadav 49 runs from 47 balls, with contributions from KL Rahul 39 runs and Jasprit Bumrah 16 runs. They managed to post a total of 229/9 in 50 overs.

England’s bowlers, led by David Willey 3 wickets and Chris Woakes and Adil Rashid took 2 wickets each. Mark Wood took crucial 1 wickets for the team.

In England’s 2nd innings, they faced a daunting target of 230 runs but could not chase it successfully.

Match Summary England vs India

England 2nd InningsIndia First Innings
Target  230(50 Overs)Rohit Sharma (c)              87(101)
Jonny Bairstow                   14(23)Virat Kohli                         0(9)
Dawid Malan                      16(17)K L Rahul (WK)                 39(58)
Joe Root                               0(1)Suryakumar Yadav          49(47)
Ben stokes                           0(10)Shubman Gill                    9(13)
Jos Buttler(c)(WK)             10(23)Jasprit Bumrah 16(25) Run out by Jos Buttler
Moeen Ali                           15(31)Total 229/9(50 Overs)
Liam Livingstone               27(46)Wickets For England
Chris Woakes                    10(20)David Willey Took 3 Wickets
David Willey Not Out      16(17)Chris Woakes and Adil Rashid Took 2 Wickets Each
Adil Rashid 13(20)Mark Wood Took 1 Wicket
All out 129 (34.5 Overs)India Won By 100 Runs

 Mohammad Shami 4 wickets and Jasprit Bumrah 3 wickets, took 7 wickets collectively. Kuldeep Yadav 2 wickets and Ravindra Jadeja contributed with 1 wicket vital scalps, resulting in a 100-run victory for India.

Team India World Cup 2023 Match 7: India vs Sri Lanka (2 November 2023)

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

In the 7th match, India locked horns with Sri Lanka, who won the toss and elected to field. India’s 1st innings was a masterclass in batting, with notable contributions from Shubman Gill 92, Virat Kohli 88, Shreyas Iyer 82 and Ravindra Jadeja 35 runs, K L Rahul 21 runs, Suryakumar Yadav 12 runs helping India reach a commanding total of 357/8 in 50 overs.

Sri Lanka’s Dilshan Madushanka was the standout bowler, claiming a 5-wicket haul.

In Sri Lanka’s 2nd innings, they faced a colossal target of 358 runs and struggled against India’s bowling attack. Maheesh Theekshana was the only Sri Lankan batsman who managed to resist, but his team was all out for just 55 runs. India Won By 302 Runs.

Sri Lanka 2nd Innings
Target                                                                 358(50 Overs)
Maheesh Theekshana not out                       12(23)
Kushal Mendis (c)(WK)                                    1(10)
Charith Asalanka                                              1(24)
Angelo Mathews                                              12(25)
Kasun Rajitha                                                    14(17)
Dilshan Madushanka                                       5(6)
Sri Lanka All out 55(19.4 Overs)

Team India’s unbeaten run in the 2023 Cricket World Cup has been nothing short of spectacular. With team India dominant performances in all Seven matches, they have become the first team to secure a spot in the semi-finals. The incredible batting and bowling displays have made fans all over the world hopeful for India’s chances of winning the World Cup. The journey continues, and cricket enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting the next chapter in India’s quest for glory.

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