India bowled out New Zealand for 273 all out Rohit SharmaThe men have worked 12 balls to make it five out of five in the ongoing World Cup. Chasing 273 by New Zealand Virat, who hit 103 balls in the previous win over Bangladesh, forged key partnerships including a 78-run stand with Ravindra Jadeja, who scored a match-winning four in the 39th over.
Virat fell to Matt Henry in pursuit of the glory that would have given him another century.
The Indian batting maestro leads the tournament batting charts with 340 runs.
New Zealand captain Tom Latham praised Virat and lauded his effort to win the match.
ICC World Cup 2023: India beat New Zealand by 4 wickets in Dharamshala
“(Virat) Kohli played a fantastic innings. He controlled the pace and the rest could burn around him. Virat has a response to most plans,” Latham said after the match.
New Zealand suffered their first loss in five matches and are second behind leaders India in the 10-team table.
“We didn’t take advantage of the last ten overs (with the bat). India played very well and we let a few run in there. We never got a double penetration with the ball. I don’t think we got 30-40 times. A couple of days off and the next one is a day’s match at about week,” Latham said.
India will now take on defending champions England in their sixth match of the tournament on October 29 in Lucknow.
New Zealand will face Australia on October 28 in Dharamsala.
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