Bas de Leede overtakes own father to achieve remarkable feat at Chinnaswamy

Dutch pacer Bas de Leede overtook his father Tim de Leede and became the leading wicket-taker for the Dutch team in the ongoing match. ICC World Cup 2023. De Leede achieved the landmark in the 45th match of the ICC World Cup 2023 against India at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday.

With 15 wickets in the famous tournament, Bas de Leede holds the top spot on the ‘Most wickets for the Netherlands in WCs’ list. De Leede’s father, Tim de Leede, stands second with 14 wickets.

Meanwhile, the De Leede team of Logan van Beek and Paul van Meekeren stand third and fourth respectively with 12 wickets each.

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Earlier, Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul hit an onslaught of centuries to power India to a massive 410-4 against the Netherlands as the hosts look to remain undefeated in the final series match of the World Cup.

India, aiming for a 9-0 finish in the series, elected to bat for the first time in Bengaluru with their minds already set on Wednesday’s semi-final against New Zealand. Iyer smashed an unbeaten 128 off 94 balls for his first World Cup ton in a match where the top five Indian batsmen crossed the fifty mark on a batting-friendly pitch.

He brought up his debut — his fourth in ODI cricket — off 84 balls and put on 208 runs with Rahul, who hit 102. Bengaluru-born Rahul reached his ton with two sixes for the fastest Indian debut in a Cup the World in 62 balls. He departed four balls later as India failed to achieve a record World Cup total of 413-5 against Bermuda in 2007.

Virat Kohli reached his half-century but fell for 51, silencing the crowd hoping for the star batsman’s 50th ODI ton after equaling Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 49 in the team’s win over South Africa before this.

SSkipper Rohit Sharma, who hit 61, and Shubman Gill laid the foundations for the total in an opening stand of 100 with both hitting regular boundaries. Gill fell for 51 against Paul van Meekeren and fellow quick Bas de Leede dismissed Rohit after the captain reached his fourth 50-plus score including a ton in the tournament.

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