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India Makes History with Fifth Consecutive ODI World Cup Win while Chasing

India creates history by winning their fifth consecutive ODI World Cup in a thrilling chase against New Zealand. Read more about this remarkable achievement and the key moments of the match.

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Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja in match-winning run-chase during ODI World Cup 2023 India vs New Zealand 21st Match at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala

In a remarkable display of skill and determination, the Indian cricket team has secured its fifth consecutive victory in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023. This historic achievement has not only propelled India to the top of the points table but also equaled New Zealand's record from the 2015 edition of the tournament. With each of these victories coming from successful run chases, India has showcased its prowess in ODI cricket. Let's delve deeper into India's impressive winning streak and the key moments that led to their success.

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India's Dominance in the 2023 World Cup

India's journey in the 2023 World Cup began with a resounding victory over Australia in Chennai. Chasing a challenging target, the men in blue demonstrated their batting prowess and clinched a six-wicket win. This triumph set the tone for India's subsequent matches, as they continued their winning streak by defeating Australia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and most recently, New Zealand.

 

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 Opponent   Description   Date   Result
  Australia   5th Match   08 Oct   Won by 6 wkts
  Afghanistan   9th Match   11 Oct   Won by 8 wkts
  Pakistan   12th Match   14 Oct   Won by 7 wkts
  Bangladesh   17th Match   19 Oct   Won by 7 wkts
  New Zealand   21st Match   22 Oct   Won by 4 wkts

ICC World Cup Points Table 2023

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Ravindra Jadeja leaves Australia Reeling in Chennai

In Chennai, India emerged victorious over Australia by six wickets in their opening match of the Cricket World Cup. Ravindra Jadeja showcased his bowling prowess, claiming three wickets for just 28 runs, effectively dismissing Australia's batting lineup for a modest total of 199. With the team facing a challenging start at 2-3, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul batted brilliantly to guide India towards a remarkable recovery and secure the win on home turf.


A Stellar Performance Against Afghanistan

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In New Delhi, India faced a formidable challenge from Afghanistan. However, their batting lineup proved to be too strong for the Afghan bowlers. With a clinical display of stroke play, India secured an eight-wicket victory. This win not only showcased India's powerful batting lineup but also highlighted their ability to chase down targets comfortably.


Overcoming Pakistan's Challenge

In a highly anticipated match against arch-rivals Pakistan in Ahmedabad, India once again proved their mettle. Despite the pressure of the occasion, the Indian batsmen held their nerve and achieved a convincing seven-wicket win. This victory not only added to the team's winning streak but also boosted their confidence for the remainder of the tournament.

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Bangladesh's Resilience Tested

India's clash with Bangladesh in Pune proved to be a challenging encounter. The Bangladeshi team displayed resilience with both bat and ball, setting a competitive target for India. However, the Indian batsmen showcased their class and experience, ultimately securing a hard-fought seven-wicket victory. This win highlighted India's ability to overcome difficult situations and maintain their winning momentum.


A Thrilling Encounter Against New Zealand, Breaking the two-decade-long Streak

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The most recent match against New Zealand in Dharamshala was a thrilling encounter that pushed India to their limits. After a spectacular bowling performance by Mohammad Shami, who took a fifer, India faced a challenging target set by the Kiwis. However, Indian captain Virat Kohli played a composed innings, leading his team to a remarkable four-wicket victory. This win not only secured India's fifth successive victory but also equalled New Zealand's record from the 2015 World Cup.


New Zealand's Winning Sequence in 2015

In the 2015 edition of the ODI World Cup, New Zealand also achieved a remarkable winning sequence while chasing targets. Their victories came against Scotland, England, Australia, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh. This impressive run demonstrated New Zealand's strength as a team and their ability to chase down targets consistently.

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Joining the Elite Club

India's achievement in securing five consecutive ODI World Cup victories while chasing a target places them in an elite club. Only two other teams have accomplished this feat in the history of the tournament. The West Indies achieved this milestone in 1975, while Australia replicated it in 2007. This further emphasizes India's dominance in limited-overs cricket and their ability to perform under pressure.


Conclusion

India's remarkable winning streak in the ongoing ICC World Cup has captivated cricket fans around the world. With each victory coming from a successful run chase, the Indian team has showcased their depth of talent and ability to perform under pressure. As they equal New Zealand's record from the 2015 edition, India's dominance in the tournament is unquestionable. The team's consistent performances and strategic brilliance have solidified their position as one of the favorites to lift the coveted trophy. As the competition progresses, cricket enthusiasts eagerly await India's next match, hoping to witness more thrilling displays of skill and determination from the men in blue.

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