ODI World Cup 2023: India overcame New Zealand by four wickets to win the tournament and stay unbeaten thanks to another outstanding performance by Virat Kohli. The Men in Blue defeated the Blackcaps at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala on Sunday, securing their fifth straight victory in the competition and moving up to the top spot. With 354 runs from five matches at an astounding average of 118.00, Kohli became the tournament’s top run scorer after hitting 95 runs in 104 deliveries.
He passed Indian captain Rohit Sharma to take the lead in the tournament, and he now has one century and three half-centuries to his name.
With 311 runs at an average of 62.20 with a century and a fifty under his credit, Rohit Sharma had risen to the top for a spell after playing a promising innings of 46 runs in the run chase against New Zealand.
Mohammad Rizwan of Pakistan is ranked third behind the Indian dou, having amassed 294 runs at an average of 98.00 in four games.
Rachin Ravindra, a batsman in form for New Zealand, surged to fourth place against the Men in Blue following an outstanding 75-run performance. In five games, he has amassed 290 runs at an average of 72.50.
The next person to go to is Daryl Mitchell, who has 268 runs in five games and is now in fifth place.
Top run Scorers :
- India’s Virat Kohli 5 games, 5 innings, 354 runs, and an average of 118.00
- Indian Rohit Sharma 5 games, 5 innings, 311 runs, and an average of 62.20
- Pakistani native Muhammad Rizwan 4 games, 4 innings, 294 runs, average of 98.00
- The New Zealander Rachin Ravindra 5 games, 5 innings, 290 runs, and an average of 72.50
- The Kiwi Daryl Mitchell 5 games, 5 innings, 268 runs, and an average of 89.33
Regarding the bowlers, the New Zealand spinner, who has taken 12 wickets in five matches, is still in first place as the tournament’s top taker.
Leading bowler Jasprit Bumrah of India is in second place with 11 wickets, and Dilshan Madushanka of Sri Lanka is in third place with 11 wickets after taking four wickets against the Netherlands.
Matt Henry of New Zealand is currently in fourth place in the tournament with 10 wickets taken in five matches. Shaheen Afridi and Adam Zampa of Pakistan are next with 9 wickets apiece in four matches.
Leading Wicket Takers :
- New Zealander Mitchell Santner Five matches, five innings, twelve wickets
- Indian Jasprit Bumrah Five matches; five innings; eleven wickets
- Sri Lanka’s Dilshan Madushanka Four matches; four innings; eleven wickets
- The New Zealander Matt Henry Five matches, five innings, ten wickets
- Pakistani author Shaheen Afridi Four matches, four innings, nine wickets.