India won easily by 160 runs against the Netherlands in a match held at Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium. This is the latest in an impressive string of wins.
The Dutch team worked hard to reach their huge 411-run goal, but they were bowled out at 250 runs in the 48th over.
The Dutch got off to a bad start when they lost their first wicket for five runs in the second over, but they made a good return and didn’t lose the game.
Max O’Dowd (30) and Colin Ackermann (35) gave their team some stability, but they both lost their wickets before their team made 100 runs.
To make the most of the huge score, Rohit Sharma used all of his bowlers. Today, eight players, including himself, Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, and others, bowled.
In his second over, Kohli got rid of the Dutch captain Scott Edwards for 17 runs.
India will now play New Zealand in the first World Cup semi-final on November 15 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
When India batted first, they set a huge 411-run target for Edwards’ team, thanks to a great performance by their bowling team.
There were six Indian batters, but Suryakumar Yadav only played one ball. All six of them showed off their hitting skills and hit some great balls.
India got off to a great start as usual. Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill, who were batting first, put together 100 runs in just 11.4 overs before Gill went to the dugout. Sharma, on the other hand, kept showing how good he was at attacking.
Kohli came in after Gill to try to get his 50th ODI century, which would be a record. The 34-year-old did make it to fifty, but Roelof van der Merwe bowled him out for 51.
Kohli left India at 200-3 in 28.4 overs. Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul then took over and put together an amazing 208-run combination that helped the home team score 410 runs, which was the second-highest score of the World Cup.
There was a lot of action on the wicket when Rahul came to bat because Iyer was set up well. Rahul kept attacking and finally got to his well-deserved hundred.
KL Rahul got off to a slow start, scoring his fifty in 40 balls. But he picked up the pace quickly, getting his hundred in 62 balls and the last 50 runs in just 22 balls.
Iyer was still not out after hitting 128 off of 94 balls, but Rahul was out after 102 off of 64 balls.