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      World Cup 2023 : India beat Netherlands by 160 Runs in Cracking Diwali Show

      Invincible India gives another intimidating show with both bat and ball as they outclass the Netherlands by 160 runs in their final league game of World Cup 2023. On Diwali crowd enjoy the fireworks from the Indian batters before the bowlers came up with a clinical show on a good batting pitch in Bengaluru. 

      India became the first team to go unbeaten in the league stage of a World Cup featuring a single round-robin format.

      Rohit Sharma’s team made a big statement of intent with 9 wins on the trot before they head to Mumbai to take on New Zealand in the first semi-final. 

      Shreyas Iyer’s 128 not out and KL Rahul’s 62-ball hundred, India post their second-biggest World Cup total (410).

      There was no stopping the show of aggression from the Indian batters as they script a new World Cup record.

      For the first time in the history of the tournament, all batters in the top 5 of an innings hit at least a fifty as India made the most of the early advantage of winning the toss and opting to bat on a batter-friendly pitch. 

      Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav pick up 2 wickets each.

      In a double delight for fans on the festival day, Virat Kohli hit 51 and roll his arm also picking up a wicket, his first in World Cups as he got the opposition captain Scott Edwards. 

      The Netherlands lost the wicket of Wesley Berresi as early as the 2nd over as Mohammed Siraj steam in and produce an outside edge.

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      Max O’Dowd and Colin Ackermann added 61 runs for the 2nd wicket at a good click as Netherlands post the highest powerplay score of the tournament against the relentless Indian attack. 

      Then Kuldeep Yadav remove Ackermann out LBW for 35.

      Max O’Dowd was not able to make good use of a drop catch as he fell to Ravindra Jadeja in the first delivery of the left-arm spinner’s spell. 

      Rohit Sharma had to turn to his part-time bowlers, Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill and Suyrakumar Yadav, as Mohammed Siraj need a concussion test after he was hit on his throat following the drop catch of O’Dowd. 

      Virat Kohli got the wicket of Edwards with a harmless delivery that drift down the leg side.

      Sybrand Engelbrecht and Teja Nidamunuru continue the defiant batting display but the Indian spinners and Mohammed Siraj kept picking wickets at regular intervals before it all came to an end in the 48th over.

      While as cherry on the cake is as Rohit Sharma also pick up a wicket, that of the half-centurion Nidamunuru, as India bundle out the Neetherlands for 250.  

      Scoreboard of India vs Netherlands

      India  (50 Overs)

      BATTING RBM4s6sSR
      Rohit Sharma (C)c Barresi b de Leede61547482112.96
      Shubman Gill c Nidamanuru b van Meekeren51324934159.37
      Virat Kohli b van der Merwe5156695191.07
      Shreyas Iyer not out12894145105136.17
      KL Rahul (WK)c Engelbrecht b de Leede1026498114159.37
      Suryakumar Yadav not out21100200.00
      Extras(lb 1, nb 1, w 13)15
      TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 8.20)410/4
      Did not bat: Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj 
      Fall of wickets: 1-100 (Shubman Gill, 11.5 ov), 2-129 (Rohit Sharma, 17.4 ov), 3-200 (Virat Kohli, 28.4 ov), 4-408 (KL Rahul, 49.5 ov)

      Netherlands  (Toss : 50 Overs)

      BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
      Jasprit Bumrah913323.66353010
      Mohammed Siraj612924.83235010
      Mohammed Shami604106.83154110
      Kuldeep Yadav1014124.10391300
      Ravindra Jadeja904925.44314210
      Virat Kohli301314.33101000
      Shubman Gill201105.5041000
      Suryakumar Yadav201708.5050200
      Rohit Sharma0.50718.4030100

      Points Table of World Cup 2023

      TEAMSPWLTPTS.NRR
      IND(Q)990018+2.570
      SA(Q)972014+1.261
      AUS(Q)972014+0.841
      NZ(Q)954010+0.743
      PAK94508-0.199
      AFG94508-0.336
      ENG93606-0.572
      BAN92704-1.087
      SL92704-1.419
      NED92704-1.825

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