Virat Kohli continued his red-hot type with a fifty in opposition to Netherlands within the final group-stage match of the ICC World Cup 2023 on Sunday, November 12. India’s high order offered an excellent begin to put India on observe for a giant complete at Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium to proceed its dominance within the event.
With semifinal qualification already secured, the Males in Blue remained unchanged for his or her final project earlier than the semifinal showdown with New Zealand. Rohit Sharma gained the toss and elected to bat first and proved his choice proper by smashing an excellent fifty.
Rohit and Shubman Gill gave India an explosive begin with a 100-run stand in simply 71 balls. Gill additionally scored 51 runs and took solely 30 balls to place India on observe for a giant complete. Netherlands tried to steadiness the sport with successive wickets of Rohit and Gill however subsequent batters Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer put India in a dominant place.
Kohli scored 51 off 56 earlier than dropping his wicket to Roelof van der Merwe and missed recording his fiftieth ODI hundred. Nonetheless, the star batter equalled Sachin Tendulkar and Shakib Al Hasan’s report for many fifty-plus scores in a single version of the ODI World Cup. This was Kohli’s seventh fifty-plus rating on this event, a report first set by legendary Sachin Tendulkar in 2003 after which by Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan within the final version.
Most 50-plus scores in ODI World Cup historical past:
- 7* – Virat Kohli in 2023
- 7 – Shakib Al Hasan in 2019
- 7 – Sachin Tendulkar in 2003
India Enjoying XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj
Netherlands Enjoying XI: Wesley Barresi, Max ODowd, Colin Ackermann, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamanuru, Logan van Beek, Roelof van der Merwe, Aryan Dutt, Paul van Meekeren
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