India beats Netherlands by 160 runs in the 45th game of the 2023 World Cup at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday.
With their ninth win in a row, India ended the league stage unbeaten, breaking their own record for longest unbeaten streak in a single edition of the Men’s ODI World Cup. India batted first and put up an imposing total of 410-4, with their top five all crossing the fifty-run mark.
Shreyas Iyer top-scored with 128* off 94, including 10 fours and five sixes, while KL Rahul made 102 off 64. Rahul set a record for the fastest World Cup ton by an Indian, reaching 100 off 62 balls. It was an impressive performance by India, and they also did well in their chase, bundling out Netherlands for 250, with multiple players claiming two wickets each.
India’s next match is the 2023 World Cup semifinal against New Zealand
India’s next match is the first semifinal against New Zealand at the Wankhede in Mumbai on Wednesday, November 15. India finished atop the points table in the league stage, while New Zealand ended fourth. They had faced off in the league stage, with India winning the match.
This sets up an exciting clash, with India aiming to reach the final after their loss to New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup semifinal. It’s a match that fans will be looking forward to, as the two teams are set to renew their rivalry in a high-stakes encounter.