India beat Netherlands in Cricket World Cup 2023© AFP
India are yet to bat at the end of the Cricket World Cup 2023 group stage with a commendable win over the Netherlands in Bengaluru on Sunday. Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul hit brilliant centuries and Indian pacers continued their impressive run and India won by 160 runs. This was India’s ninth win on the trot and they finished the group stage with 18 points. On the other hand, the Netherlands finished in last position with just 4 points. Sri Lanka finished ninth and missed out on the Champions Cup slot while Bangladesh finished eighth with 4 points. India will face New Zealand in the first semi-final while Australia and South Africa will face each other in the second semi-final. Pakistan finished fifth with eight points and a Net Current Rate (NRR) of -0.199.
Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul hit stunning centuries as India thrashed the Netherlands by 160 runs to end their World Cup campaign with a record nine wins on the trot.
The hosts produced a solid batting display to post a mammoth 410 for four with Iyer (128 not out off 94 balls) slamming a career-best ODI ton, while KL Rahul (102 off 64 balls) won the fastest World Cup debut by an Indian. . The duo added 208 runs off 128 balls.
Rohit Sharma (61), Virat Kohli (51) and Shubman Gill (51) also scored fifties after India opted to bat.
In response, the Netherlands gave a better display against a fancied Indian attack compared to some of the opposition teams earlier, as they were bowled out for 250 in 47.5 overs.
Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja all chipped in with a couple of wickets each.
(With PTI inputs)
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