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India end the group stage unbeaten

“India Delivers a Commanding Performance, Securing a 160-Run Victory Against Netherlands in World Cup Clash”

In a stellar display of skill and precision, India triumphed over the Netherlands with a resounding 160-run win in a World Cup encounter held in Bengaluru on Sunday. India, batting first, showcased an impressive total of 410/4, driven by outstanding centuries from Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul.

The opening partnership between Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill set a formidable foundation, amassing 100 runs before Gill’s departure for a brisk 51 (32) in the 12th over. Rohit contributed 61 (54) before being dismissed by Bas de Leede. Virat Kohli, continuing his red-hot form, added 51 runs to the scoreboard. The charge was then taken up by Rahul and Iyer, with Rahul displaying particularly aggressive batting. He notched up a brilliant 102 off 64 balls, while Iyer remained unbeaten at 128 (94).

In response, Mohammed Siraj provided India with an early breakthrough, but Colin Ackermann and Max ODowd led a recovery for the Netherlands, forming a 50-plus partnership for the second wicket and guiding the team to 62/1 at the end of the first powerplay. Kuldeep Yadav dismissed Ackermann for 35 (32), and Ravindra Jadeja removed ODowd for 30 (42). Virat Kohli, surprisingly, secured his first ODI wicket in nine years by dismissing Scott Edwards.

India maintained consistent pressure, making crucial breakthroughs at regular intervals, ultimately wrapping up the match in 47.5 overs. The victory showcased India’s all-round prowess and dominance in the World Cup.

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