India vs Netherlands: Cricket World Cup 2023: IND tame NED by 160 runs, end group stage unbeaten
Tons by Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul powered India to 410/4 batting first
India dished out another clinical show and defeated Netherlands by 160 runs in the World Cup encounter in Bengaluru on Sunday.
Tons by Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul powered India to 410/4 batting first. Netherlands in response could only manage 250 in 47.5 overs.
The proceedings kicked-off with Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill giving India a strong start. The pair added 100 runs together before Gill fell for 51(32) in the 12th over.
Rohit scored 61(54) before getting out to Bas de Leede.
Virat Kohli, who is in red-hot form, also chipped in 51, following which Rahul and Iyer took charge.
Rahul in particular showed more aggression between the two and was dismissed in the penultimate ball of the innings.
He scored 102 off 64 balls, while Iyer returned unbeaten for 128(94).
Mohammed Siraj then gave India an early breakthrough but Colin Ackermann and Max ODowd helped Netherlands recover from the early blow.
They added 50-plus stand for the second wicket and took Netherlands to 62/1 at the end of first powerplay. Kuldeep Yadav then removed Ackermann for 35(32) and shortly after Ravindra Jadeja got rid of ODowd for 30(42). Virat Kohli removed Scott Edwards to get his first ODI wicket in nine years.
India continued to make inroads at regular intervals before wrapping the show in 47.5 overs.