In a rapid turn of events, India faced setbacks in their last group match of the 2023 World Cup against the Netherlands in Bengaluru on Sunday, losing both openers after a promising start.
Shubman Gill, who provided a brisk start, succumbed to Paul van Meekeren after an impressive half-century at a team total of 100. Gill’s dynamic 51 off 32 balls included four sixes and three fours before Teja Nidamanuru secured a smart catch.
Following Gill’s departure, Captain Rohit Sharma continued the momentum with a stylish 61 off 54 deliveries but eventually fell to Wesley Barresi. Sharma’s innings featured eight fours and two sixes.
As of the latest update, in-form batsman Virat Kohli stood at 50, accompanied by Shreyas Iyer at 30, contributing to a total of 200 runs on the scoreboard.
Having won the toss, India opted to bat first. As the sole undefeated team in the 10-team group, India is determined to maintain its unbeaten status in the ICC men’s event.
The Netherlands, the only non-test-playing nation in the tournament, surprised by defeating semi-finalists South Africa and securing victories against Bangladesh, marking their first-ever instance of winning two matches in a World Cup tournament.