India accomplished a flawless World Cup group stage by hammering the Netherlands by 160 runs in Bengaluru.
The hosts made it 9 wins out of 9 video games after posting an enormous 50-over whole of 410-4, simply three runs shy of their World Cup finest in opposition to Bermuda in 2007.
Shreyas Iyer top-scored with an unbeaten 128 from 94 balls and KL Rahul accomplished his century within the last over earlier than being dismissed for 102. Rahul reached his hundred in 62 balls – the quickest by an Indian batter at a World Cup – and his fourth-wicket partnership of 208 with Iyer took the sport away from the Dutch.
Rohit Sharma (61), Shubman Gill (51) and Virat Kohli (51) additionally went previous fifty as India claimed one other World Cup record. It was the primary time the highest 5 of any workforce have all acquired half-centuries in the identical innings within the competitors – and solely the third time within the historical past of ODI cricket.
Kohli appeared nicely set to break the record of 49 ODI lots of that he shares with countryman Sachin Tendulkar, solely to miss a straight supply from spinner Roelof van der Merwe and having to content material himself with overtaking South Africa’s Quinton de Kock because the match’s main run-scorer.
India have been all the time in management on a flat wicket and the Netherlands have been finally dismissed for 250 from 47.5 overs.
Teja Nidamanuru (54) and Sybrand Engelbrecht (45) provided resistance as Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja took two wickets apiece, whereas Kohli claimed his ODI wicket since 2014.
Sharma: ‘India scientific from sport one’
India captain Rohit Sharma: “Since we started the tournament it was always about taking one game at a time and playing that game well. 11 games in all if you go all the way, that’s a lot of games. It’s important for us to break it down and focus on one game and play it well.
“That’s what everybody did. You play in numerous situations, you have acquired to adapt and that is what we did. We’re very happy with how we performed in these 9 video games. We’ve been very scientific from sport one till immediately. That’s as a result of totally different people have stepped up at totally different factors.”
Netherlands captain Scott (*160*): “India showed pure class with the bat. I thought we bowled well in periods. They soaked up the pressure. They’re going to be a hard side to beat in the rest of the tournament. As for ourselves, we’re a young side still and it’s about growth for us.”
The semi-final line-up is now confirmed, with India enjoying fourth-placed New Zealand in Mumbai on Wednesday earlier than Australia tackle South Africa in Kolkata a day later. Build-up of these matches begins on Sky Sports Cricket from 8am on these days, with matches beginning at 8.30am.
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