In the semi-final match against New Zealand, the Indian team, batting for the first time, scored 397 runs losing four wickets in 50 overs. This is also the largest total of knockout matches in ODI World Cup history. In 2015, in the quarter-finals against West Indies, New Zealand scored 393 runs losing 6 wickets.
India’s third highest score in the World Cup
This is also Team India’s third highest total in the ODI World Cup. Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill got off to a great start, adding 71 runs for the first wicket in 8.2 overs. Rohit scored 47 runs in 29 balls. Whereas, Shubman Gill scored 80 runs on 66 balls.
Later Shreyas Iyer and Virat Kohli took charge. Kohli left Sachin Tendulkar behind by scoring the 50th century of his ODI career. Kohli scored 117 runs in 113 balls with the help of 8 fours and three sixes. While batting explosively, Shreyas Iyer scored a century in 67 balls and made the record of scoring the fastest century in the semi-finals. Iyer was out after scoring 105 runs on 70 balls.