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Twitter reactions: India thrash Netherlands in Bengaluru; finish the ODI World Cup 2023 league stage without a loss


Twitter reactions: India thrash Netherlands in Bengaluru; finish the ODI World Cup 2023 league stage without a loss


India and Netherlands locked horns in the 45th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday, November 12. India won the toss and elected to bat first, setting the stage for a formidable innings.

India’s Innings

India’s top order displayed a magnificent performance, laying a solid foundation for a massive total. Shreyas Iyer‘s spectacular knock of 128 runs off 94 balls, including 10 fours and 5 sixes, was the highlight of the innings. KL Rahul contributed significantly with a blazing century, scoring 102 off 64 balls, adorned with 11 fours and 4 sixes. Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, and Virat Kohli also smashed valuable half-centuries.

The Netherlands bowlers struggled to contain the Indian batsmen, with Bas de Leede being the most successful bowler, taking 2 wickets for 82 runs in his 10 overs. Despite their efforts, India posted a formidable total of 410/4 in their 50 overs.

Netherlands’ Innings

Facing a challenging target, the Netherlands batsmen fought hard, but the Indian bowlers proved too formidable. Teja Nidamanuru provided resistance with a brilliant half-century, scoring 54 runs off 39 balls, including 6 sixes. However, the rest of the batting order struggled against the disciplined Indian bowling attack.

Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed SirajKuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja were the pick of the Indian bowlers, sharing wickets and applying pressure on the Netherlands. The Dutch team ultimately fell short, posting a total of 250/10 in 47.5 overs.


India won by 160 runs.

Also READ: KL Rahul hits the fastest century by an Indian in ODI World Cup history – IND vs NED

Player of the Match

Shreyas Iyer’s outstanding century, anchoring India’s innings and setting the tone for victory, earned him the well-deserved Player of the Match award. India’s comprehensive win over the Netherlands continued their winning streak in pursuit of ICC Cricket World Cup glory.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

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