(CTN News) – During the 45th match of the ICC World Cup 2023, the Netherlands was defeated by India by 160 runs at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, on Sunday to give a flawless end to the country’s inch-perfect group stage campaign.
As a result, India will play New Zealand on November 15 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, in the first semi-final of the World Cup.
After losing their first wicket for five runs in the second over, the Dutch made a decent comeback in the game and avoided a collapse even though they had a bad start.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Max O’Dowd (30) and Colin Ackermann (35) for providing their side with some stability. However, both of the batters lost their wickets before their side scored 100 runs.
Since Rohit Sharma had the advantage of such a colossal total, he put all his bowlers at his disposal, including Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav and himself, and he used them all to take advantage of the match.
As he bowled his second over, Kohli took a wicket, removing the Dutch captain Scott Edwards for a score of 17 runs.
In their attempt to chase down a target of 411 runs, the Dutch side was out for 250 runs.
As the visitors batted first, India put up a mammoth target of 411 runs courtesy of a commanding display by their batsmen, which assured Edwards’ men of victory.
The day belonged to the Indian batters as all six batters – except Suryakumar Yadav who played only one ball – showcased their batting skills and played great knocks to earn the win for India.
Earlier in the game, Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill put on a spectacular opening stand, scoring 100 runs in 11.4 overs before the latter retired to the pavilion while Sharma continued to score runs.
As Kohli came to bat following Gill’s dismissal, he hoped to achieve a record 50th ODI century. Roelof van der Merwe bowled him for 51 runs after completing his half-century despite completing his half-century.
In 28.4 overs, Kohli left India at 200-3, but Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul formed a 208-run partnership that helped India post 410 runs – their second-highest World Cup score.
Rahul was well set on the wicket when Iyer came to bat, which is why he continued to play attacking cricket and eventually made his well-deserved hundred.
Having reached his fifty off 40 balls, KL Rahul accelerated quickly to complete his century on 62 balls, scoring his last 50 runs in 22 balls.