IND vs NED: India Test Their Batsmen as a Bowler

IND vs NED: Indian bowlers dominated the Netherlands’s batting lineup with an incredible performance from all five top batters. They sent all players back to the pavilion after 47.5 overs – earning India victory by 160 runs and nine consecutive World Cup victories since 2023.

Netherlands batters lost wicket quickly while chasing 411 runs for victory, only Teja Nidamanuru (54) reaching 50 runs; Sybrand Engelbrecht, Colin Ackermann, and Max O’Dowd all scored 30 runs while all other batters scored less than 20.

Jasprit Jadeja, Mohammed Siraj, and Kuldeep Yadav each took two wickets for India. At the same time, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma each picked up one wicket as bowlers after years without bowling regularly.

Shreyas Iyer earned Player Of The Match honors after scoring 128 points in just 94 balls.

Shreya Iyer and KL Raul scored centuries. India’s batsmen in their top order all shone during an impressive display against the Netherlands during their last Group Stage matchup, scoring an impressive score of 410-4.

Shubman Gil delivered an explosive half-century to set India off on their final World Cup League match against the Netherlands with a bang. India reached 119-1 after 15 overs.

Gill scored 51 off 32 balls and added 100 runs to the first stand with Rohit Sharma (60 off 48 balls) before hitting his fifth six at deep square-leg backward boundary.

India have now scored 90 runs in their initial Powerplay three successive times. With two sixes within 15 overs, Rohit has now broken AB de Villiers’ previous record of 58 sixes per calendar year.

Rohit Sharma won the toss at MA Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru and chose to bat first. Without changing their playing XI, their Bengaluru fans could celebrate King Kohli’s 50th ODI century.

Rohit Singh-led India are currently unbeaten and will look to carry their momentum into their semi-final match against Netherlands, who already had one loss at this tournament but could make an impressionful statement against two-time champions India in the 2023 World Cup.

The Blues lead the World Cup point table after eight victories in eight matches and an outstanding net run rate (+2.456). They sit atop it by six points with a run rate of -1.63; their nearest rivals in terms of issues are the Netherlands, who currently stand 10th with 6 points and an opposite run rate of -1.63.

Indian Team may rest key players like Virat Kohli or KL Rahul before their semi-final match on November 15; perhaps even Captain Rohit may take time off himself—instead, Rohit and co. Could give playing time to left-handed batter Ishan Kishan, all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin or pacer Prasidh.

Indian Team has had an outstanding tournament, excelling across all three departments. Openers Rohit and Shubman provided a solid start in the Powerplay; middle-over batters also contributed toward building a stable total; while pace trio Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bhumrah, Mohammed Shami have made all teams jealous, with 16 wickets being taken by Shami alone so far in four matches played so far.

Highlights of India vs Netherlands

  1. Van Meekeren back of a line. Nidamanuru catches Shubman Gil spectacularly behind the square after he pulls on his back foot.
  2. Barresi, the bowler of Bas de Leede, catches Rohit Sharma as he pulls on the front foot.

3. Roelof Van der Merwe bowls Virat Kohli after he moves to the back foot and tries a cut. The ball goes through.

4. Iyer (128 off 94) scored his best ODI century. KL Rahul (102/64) became the first Indian to reach a World Cup 100 in the fastest time possible. The duo combined for 208 runs from 128 balls.

Netherlands Innings :

  1. Mohammed Siraj bowls his second over, and Wesley Barresi is dismissed on the third delivery.
  2. Netherlands scored 50 runs in just 8.1 overs (49 Balls)
  3. In 46 balls, a 50-run partnership is reached by the 2nd wicket (MP O’Dowd 19 and CN Ackermann 32).
  4. Kuldeep continues his attack, dismissing Colin Ackermann (35) on the first ball of the 13th over.
  5. Max O’Dowd was BOWLED OUT by the first ball in the 16th over.
  6. The Netherlands scored 100 runs in just 23.2 overs (140 balls)
  7. Virat Kohli got a WICKET. Kohli dismisses Scott Edwards (17) on the third delivery of the 25th over.
  8. WICKET.. Bas de Leede BOWLED out by Jasprit Bummerah on the final ball of the 32nd Over.
  9. The Netherlands scored 150 runs in just 34.1 overs (205 balls)
  10. Sybrand Engelbrecht (45) BOWLED OUT on Siraj’s fourth delivery of the 38th over.
  11. The Netherlands scored 200 runs in just 40.6 overs (246 balls)
  12. Kuldeep Yadav attacks, dismissing Logan van Beek (16) on the first delivery of the 43rd over.
  13. Ravindra Jadeja was brought back into attack. Van der Merwe (16) smashes 2nd ball and 3rd for SIX. Then, he gets out in the 44th over on the 4th delivery.
  14. Jasprit Bhumrah dismisses Aryan Dutt (5) in the 47th over on his first delivery.
  15. The skipper Rohit Sharma ends the Netherlands innings by dismissing Teja Nidamanuru (54) on the fifth delivery of the 48th over.
  16. India won 9 consecutive matches at the World Cup in 2023, continuing its winning streak.
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Shreyas, Player of the match

As happened with Australia, this happened to me as well. Although I lost my wicket (not today.), I didn’t want to give up this time. So I took cramp pills, taking advantage of my recent scores and the two-paced wicket’s two-pace nature and tacky surface to take full advantage. My (straight) shot worked very well – my goal was hitting straight; with slog shots, it is all about keeping my head steady while making contact.

Rohit Singh, Indian Captain

From the very start of our tournament, we focused on playing each game as it came. Because this would be an ongoing tournament, it was important not to think too far ahead; we concentrated on doing just one game well – everyone did this well, adapting quickly to new conditions and venues during play. “We have been extremely pleased with how we’ve played these nine games. 

From game one until now, our play has been clinical, and individuals have stepped in at crucial moments; it is encouraging when all team members want to do what is right.”

“Having played extensively in India, we understand its conditions very well; however, meeting new opponents presents unique challenges. 

However, we adapted very well, chasing four consecutive games to start the tournament before having to bat, score runs, and allow spinners to do their work.”

Results are essential in keeping a dressing-room environment lively. Knowing there would be high expectations, we wanted everyone involved to put aside distractions and focus on the task – which they happily did once the tournament began. 

We all found great joy in one another’s company and thoroughly enjoyed each other’s company. At our game, our objective was to have fun while simultaneously performing well on the field. Creating an upbeat environment where everyone felt safe and happy helped improve performance. 

When working with five players, it’s essential that there are options available; thus, we ensured there were nine bowling options.

This was our chance to do certain things differently as a bowling team and see what results could come from this experiment. For instance, we wanted to experiment with wide yorkers thrown by seamers, which was not strictly necessary but satisfying in trying new approaches as bowlers.

Scott Edwards Netherland Captain

“We had two outstanding cricket matches and created chances for ourselves in other matches. Comparing where we are with where we want to be is difficult; however, our style of play gave us confidence as we knew going into this tournament would be challenging.” India is one of the best teams in the world. 

There’s much we can learn and do to improve before next year’s T20 World Cup, especially from their batting style, periods during which we bowled exceptionally well, but they handled pressure admirably. 

As long as ten overs remain, if you’re three down with 10 to go, you will score runs. We are an up-and-coming side. With many young players and lots of potential future stars, we look to expand. Training camps will also be coming up; unfortunately, we do not know the fixtures.


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