India beat the Netherlands by 160 runs. Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul achieved centuries as India, the hosts of the Cricket World Cup, secured a dominant 160-run victory over the Netherlands. This win maintained India’s flawless record with nine consecutive group-stage victories, setting the stage for the upcoming semifinals.
India beat the Netherlands by 160 runs | World Cup 2023
On the M Chinnaswamy cricket Stadium pitch, which favored batting, Iyer showcased his batting prowess with an unbeaten 128, marking his fourth ODI century. Following their colleagues’ brisk fifties, Rahul contributed significantly with a score of 102. The dynamic duo illuminated the stage on the auspicious Hindu festival of Diwali, propelling India to an impressive total of 410-4 on Sunday. Despite a shaky start in his pursuit of reaching 50 ODI tons and surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s record, Virat Kohli delighted the crowd with a diverse range of shots. However, Roelof van der Merwe momentarily silenced the fans by dislodging Kohli’s stumps with a deceptive delivery.