AUSTRALIA: Riding on half-centuries from Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Suryakumar Yadav, India defeated the Netherlands by 56 runs. This is India’s second consecutive win in this T20 World Cup and after this win, India is at the top of the points table. In this match after winning the toss India decided to bat first.
KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma opened the innings for India. KL Rahul was out in the 3rd over and the Netherlands were happy to get him out this early.
India, playing with caution, managed to score only 32 runs on the power-play. India looked to attack the bowlers but was unable to find boundaries.
At the end of the 10th over, with the help of a six and a four in the same over, India managed to score 67 runs.
After his half-century, Rohit Sharma was out in the 12th over, leaving Suryakumar and Kohli to finish the job.
At the end of the 15th over, India was 114-2 and needed some good acceleration from here to score something big, although the wicket was not something that supports batting.
India, despite all the odds, managed to score 179 in 20 overs. Suryakumar and Kohli added 65 runs in the final 5 overs. Kohli scored yet another half-century (62*) and Suryakumar scored a quick-fire (51*).
Vikramjit Singh and Max O’Dowd opened the innings for their team. As mentioned earlier, the wicket was not quite good for batting and the Netherlands also struggled with the bat in the powerplay.
As a result, NED managed to score only 27 and also lost a couple of wickets at the end of the power-play.
It was looking difficult for them to score, and at the end of the 10th over, NED scored only 51 runs and lost another wicket in the process.
The required run rate was increasing for NED and they also kept losing wickets. Soon, they found themselves 81-5 in 15 overs and required 99 runs from the last over,
In the end, NED was unable to chase the target and India won by 56 runs. Bhuvneshwar, Arshdeep, Axar, and Ashwin all took 2 wickets each, while Shami took 1 wicket.