India won a convincing four-wicket over New Zealand as their first in an ICC tournament since 2003 to climb to the top of ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 table. New Zealand got their first defeat of the tournament, India have now won five games on the trot at the World Cup.
Rohit Sharma and Indian Cricket Team chase down a target of 274 with 12 balls to spare, by an emphatic 95 from Virat Kohli.
But the match also set a new world record for live streaming, with Disney+ Hotstar recording 4.3 crore live concurrent viewers.
Disney+ Hotstar owns the digital streaming rights for the ongoing World Cup and, according to the streamer, 4.3 crore live concurrent viewers tune to watch India vs New Zealand.
This marks a new world record for streaming, breaking the previous record set by the India versus Pakistan match on 14th October 2023.
India and 2019 World Cup finalists New Zealand were the only two undefeated sides at the tournament came into the match, with the Black Caps sitting top of the table on the basis of a higher net run rate.
New Zealand field an unchange side from their win over Afghanistan, India made two changes.
Suryakumar Yadav and Mohammed Shami came in for the injure Hardik Pandya and Shardul Thakur.
India won the toss and put New Zealand to bat, who set up a total of 273 with the help of Daryl Mitchell’s 130 off 127 balls, with Shami taking five wickets in the process.
Virat Kohli narrowly miss out on century, his 95 help India reach 274 with two overs remaining.
As to remind India vs Pakistan match on 14th October 2023 also set a global streaming record when over 3.5 crore live concurrent viewers tune in on Disney+ Hotstar.
Company holds the streaming rights for the World Cup in India and is also offering new viewing features for the tournament in association with the ICC.
Its new MaxView feature allows cricket fans to watch matches in portrait mode on their smartphones, with ICC providing a dedicate vertical feed.