Match-winning tons by KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer helped India pummel Netherlands within the closing group stage match of the continued World Cup 2023 by 160 runs whereas taking part in on the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday, November 12. A complete win over the Dutch helped India to maintain their profitable momentum intact forward of their semifinal conflict in opposition to New Zealand.
After electing to bat first, India batters asserted their sheer dominance on the Chinnaswamy Stadium to catch the Dutch off guard. Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma added 100 runs for the opening wicket off simply 65 balls earlier than Shubman perished whereas making an attempt to speed up additional. Gill aggregated 51 runs off simply 32 balls at a jaw-dropping strike fee of 159.37 and matched his captain when it comes to attacking stroke play.
Rohit additionally scored a well-compiled fifty and have become the primary India captain in historical past to attain greater than 500 runs in a single version of the World Cup. He appeared on track to interrupt Chris Gayle’s all-time report of smashing essentially the most sixes (49) in ODI World Cup historical past however fell within the 18th over at a person rating of 61.
Netherlands’ bowling assault made a little bit of a comeback as Virat Kohli additionally bought out after scoring a fifty within the twenty ninth over of the sport. Nonetheless, the Dutch bowlers lacked venom and the pair of Shreyas (128* off 94 balls) and Rahul (102 off 64 balls) utilised it to its benefit,
Shreyas scored his maiden World Cup hundred and smashed 10 fours and 5 maximums throughout his match-winning ton. He was unlucky to overlook out on the three-figure mark within the final two video games in opposition to South Africa and Sri Lanka however cashed in at Chinnaswamy to steer India’s cost with the bat.
Rahul was equally sensible with the willow because the 31-year-old batter raced to his second World Cup hundred, destroying Rohit’s report of scoring the quickest hundred for the Males in Blue in ODI World Cup historical past. The wicketkeeper-batter reached the milestone with a six off Bas de Leede within the closing over of India’s innings and took simply 62 balls to get there. India posted a huge complete of 410 on the board on the finish.
It was at all times going to be a troublesome ask for the Dutch batters to scale the mammoth complete and that is what it turned out to be regardless of Rohit asking a number of batters to roll their arms over. Max O’Dowd (30 off 42 balls), Colin Ackermann (35 off 32 balls) and Sybrand Engelbrecht (45 off 80 deliveries) confirmed some resistance in opposition to the highest Indian bowlers and pounced on to the scoring alternatives which have been introduced to them by the non-regular bowlers.
Rohit’s experiment gave the Bangalore crowd one thing to cherish within the second innings when Virat claimed his first-ever ODI World Cup scalp. Netherlands captain Scott Edwards was unlucky to overlook out on a strong batting deck as he bought a faint tickle on an innocuous supply that went previous his legs and was safely held by Rahul behind the stumps. Teja Nidamanuru entertained the group too as he smoked a couple of throughout his keep on the crease earlier than getting out at a person rating of 54 off 39 balls and the Dutch bought restricted for 250 runs within the forty eighth over.
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