India are utilizing the resources at their disposal effectively at the Cricket World Cup 2023. On Sunday, after India outperformed New Zealand at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala, they involved the spider camera in their post-match celebrations.
The fielding coach, T Dilip, addressed the dressing room after India’s remarkable victory, which propelled them to the top of the World Cup 2023 standings. India surpassed New Zealand to claim the top spot, accumulating 10 points from 5 matches after achieving their first victory over the BlackCaps in an ICC tournament in two decades.
T Dilip commended Shreyas Iyer’s effort in setting the tone on the field for India with an excellent low catch to dismiss Devon Conway, following Rohit Sharma’s decision to field first. The fielding coach praised Mohammed Siraj’s contribution on the field, while also mentioning the consistent energy displayed by Virat Kohli, as India restricted New Zealand to 273.
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T Dilip acknowledged that there were dropped catches by the Indian fielders on Sunday. However, he praised their efforts on the field, especially given the rough outfield conditions at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala.
When the highly anticipated moment of the post-match celebrations arrived, the players were in for a surprise. Dilip did not declare the winner of the ‘best fielder’ medal, instead urging the players to leave the dressing room and gather on the ground.
To the players’ delight, the spider camera descended from above, carrying the best fielder medal with the player’s photo attached. Shreyas Iyer emerged as the recipient of the honor on Sunday, and the entire team felt thrilled to see the spider camera join in the celebrations.
When Daryl Mitchell and Rachin Ravindra were in full flow, forging a 159-run partnership for the 3rd wicket, it seemed like New Zealand would amass a total exceeding 300. However, the Indian pacers delivered in the death overs and restricted the BlackCaps to 273. Mohammed Shami stood out among the Indian bowlers, recording his second five-wicket haul in World Cups.
Virat Kohli guided the chase for India, accumulating a well-paced 95, while valuable contributions from the likes of Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja helped India cross the finish line in 48 overs.
India’s next opponent in Lucknow on Sunday, October 29, will be the reigning world champions, England.
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