India beat Netherlands in Cricket World Cup 2023© AFP
India remained unbeaten at the end of the Cricket World Cup 2023 group stage with a commendable win over the Netherlands in Bengaluru on Sunday. Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul blasted brilliant centuries as Indian pacers continued their brilliant form as India won by 160 runs. This was India’s ninth win on the trot and ended the group stage with 18 points. The Netherlands, on the other hand, finished in last position with only 4 points. Sri Lanka finished ninth and missed out on the Champions Trophy spot, while Bangladesh finished eighth with 4 points. India will face New Zealand in the first semi-final, while Australia and South Africa will face each other in the second semi-final match. Pakistan finished fifth with eight points and a Net Run Rate (NRR) of -0.199.
Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul hit magnificent centuries as India literally thrashed Holland by 160 runs to end their World Cup league duties with nine wins on the trot.
The hosts produced a solid batting display to post a mammoth 410 for four with Iyer (128 not out off 94 balls) hitting a career-best ODI ton while KL Rahul (102 off 64 balls) hit the fastest World Cup hundred by a inside. The duo added 208 runs off 128 balls.
In reply, Holland gave a better display against a fancied Indian attack compared to some of the previous opposition teams as they were bowled out for 250 in 47.5 overs.
(With PTI inputs)
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