After another goal from Kohli, India beat the Netherlands in the T20 match World Cup. Virat Kohli has made two fifty-plus scores without losing a game. To improve to 2-0 in the T20 World Cup, India defeated the Netherlands by 56 runs on Thursday at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Rohit Sharma (India’s captain) and Suryakumar Yadav (a middle-order batsman) scored the 50s, boosting their team’s batting total. They easily topped South Africa in Group 2 with a score of 179-2, then held the Dutch to 123-9 to claim first place.
Only three fours and two sixes were hit in Kohli’s 62 run off of 44 balls. But it was full of fine details, and his two-game total now stands at 144.
India beat the Netherlands in a T20 match
Indian supporters constituted a disproportionately large portion of the Sydney crowd. There wasn’t quite the same excitement as their Super 12 opening against Pakistan in Melbourne on Sunday. But the atmosphere was nonetheless celebratory.
India won the toss and elected to bat. However, they could not score more than 32 runs within the first five overs. For the reason that the Dutch bowlers performed a great job of limiting the batting and got rid of opener KL Rahul cheaply.
With his 53 runs off of 39 balls, Rohit was the first to accelerate the game, setting the stage for Kohli to take over. Every time he faced a ball with taking the batting lead for the rest of the inning, he was cheered to the highest levels of the stadium.
Suryakumar contributed to the effort from the other end. Not being out after facing 25 balls while on 51. The 2-year-old right-hander, who hit a leg flick for six., finished the innings nicely Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2-9) of India’s bowling attack typified their goals. One of his two wickets from the powerplay overs was of Vikramjit Singh.
Max O’Dowd, the other Dutch opener, was bowled out for 16 by spinner Axar Patel (2-18) on the very first delivery he faced. Ravichandran Ashwin and Arshdeep Singh took two wickets each.
The Dutch gave it their all in their first game of this format, but India’s disciplined bowling ultimately defeated them. Twenty of Tim Pringle’s runs were scored. (Nick Mulvenney filed this report, which Mitch Phillips edited.)
“The message was loud and clear when I went into bat, we had to get about 8-10 an over and get a total that our bowlers could defend easily. I’m very happy with the way things went,” said Suryakumar, who shared a partnership of 95 with Kohli.
“I’m really enjoying batting with (Kohli), I think the thoughts are very clear when we are playing together.”