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 complete 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 ultimate 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 file. It was the primary time the highest 5 of any staff 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 interrupt the file of 49 ODI lots of that he shares with countryman Sachin Tendulkar, solely to overlook 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 at all times 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 medical from sport one’
India captain Rohit Sharma: “Since we began the match it was at all times about taking one sport at a time and taking part in that sport nicely. 11 video games in all in the event you go all the best way, that is a whole lot of video games. It is necessary for us to interrupt it down and concentrate on one sport and play it nicely.
“That is what everybody did. You play in numerous circumstances, you have to adapt and that is what we did. We’re more than happy with how we performed in these 9 video games. We have been very medical from sport one till at the moment. That is as a result of totally different people have stepped up at totally different factors.”
Netherlands captain Scott Edwards: “India confirmed pure class with the bat. I assumed we bowled nicely in intervals. They soaked up the stress. They’ll be a tough aspect to beat in the remainder of the match. As for ourselves, we’re a younger aspect nonetheless and it is about progress for us.”
The semi-final line-up is now confirmed, with India taking part in fourth-placed New Zealand in Mumbai on Wednesday earlier than Australia tackle South Africa in Kolkata a day later. Construct-up of these matches begins on Sky Sports activities Cricket from 8am on these days, with matches beginning at 8.30am.
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