Persevering with their spectacular profitable streak, India secured a dominating 160-run victory in opposition to the Netherlands within the match being performed at Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Chasing a mammoth 411-run goal, the Dutch facet fought laborious however got here quick and had been bowled out at 250 runs within the forty eighth over.
Regardless of a foul begin, dropping their first wicket for 5 runs within the second over, the Dutch made an honest comeback within the recreation and averted a collapse.
Max O’Dowd (30) and Colin Ackermann (35) offered their facet some stability however each the batters ended up dropping their wickets earlier than their facet scored 100 runs.
Making the most of the colossal whole, Rohit Sharma used all of the obtainable bowlers at his disposal as eight totally different gamers bowled at the moment together with Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill Suryakumar Yadav and himself.
Kohli took a wicket in his second over, eradicating the Dutch’s skipper Scott Edwards for 17 runs.
India will now play New Zealand within the first semi-final of the World Cup on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on November 15.
Batting first, India posted a mammoth 411-run goal for Edwards’ males courtesy of a commanding show by their batting facet.
The day belonged to the Indian batters as all of the six batters — besides Suryakumar Yadav who solely performed one ball — showcased their batting abilities and performed nice knocks.
India, as ordinary, began on a excessive word because the opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill mixed for 100 runs in simply 11.4 overs earlier than the latter departed for the pavilion whereas the previous continued to showcase his attacking prowess.
After Gill, Kohli got here to bat on the lookout for his document fiftieth ODI century. The 34-year-old did full his half-century however he was bowled by Roelof van der Merwe for 51.
Kohli left India at 200-3 in 28.4 overs and that’s when Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul took over the cost and fashioned an astonishing 208-run partnership that helped the house facet submit 410 runs — the second-highest whole of this World Cup — on the scoreboard.
Iyer was properly set on the wicket when Rahul got here to bat that’s the reason he continued to play attacking cricket and ultimately reached his well-deserving century.
KL Rahul began slowly as he accomplished his fifty on 40 balls however then accelerated his innings quickly as he ended up finishing his century on 62 balls, scoring the final 50 runs in simply 22 balls.
In the meantime, Iyer remained not out for 128 off 94 balls whereas Rahul misplaced his wicket after scoring 102 off 64.