Bhubaneswar, Nov 16: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated the Indian Men’s Cricket team on reaching the final of World Cup 2023 with a spectacular victory over New Zealand in the semi-final match.
“Congratulate the Indian Men’s cricket team on reaching the final of #ICCCricketWorldCup23 with a spectacular victory over New Zealand in the semi-final match. The record-breaking 7-wicket haul by @MdShami11 guided the Men in Blue to continue their invincible run in the tournament. Best wishes to the team for the final.,” CM Naveen posted on ‘X’ formerly Twitter.
Shami claimed his third five-wicket haul of the tournament in a brilliant 7-57 as India overcame a valiant century by Daryl Mitchell (134) to defeat New Zealand by 70 runs and storm into the final.
Shami, who came into the team after Hardik Pandya was injured and claimed 5-54 against New Zealand at Dharamsala and then picked 5-18 against Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium, struck when India needed the most as he bagged 7-57 in 9.5 overs.