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IND VS NED, ICC 2023 Match 45 – Full Scorecard, Commentary, Squad

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nd Innings Netherlands
Right then, 45 matches and countless days of enthralling cricketing action have gone by and finally, we reach the knockout stage of the 2023 World Cup. No matter which side has more wins or is in form, the only thing that will matter now is which side plays their best cricket on that given day as there are no second chances from hereon. The first of the two big semifinals will be played between hosts India and New Zealand at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. That game will be played on Wednesday, the 15th of November and will begin at 2 pm IST (8.30 am GMT). You can however catch our build-up to the game a lot earlier. Do join us then. Till then, take care and goodbye!
The Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma says that it was always about one game at a time and they didn't want to look too much forward. Adds that as they were playing in nine different venues they had to adapt to different conditions. Says they were very clinical throughout these nine games and many individuals stepped at different times which is a great thing. Mentions that they play a lot of cricket in India but still had to adapt as they were playing different opposition and sometimes it becomes difficult. Says that results do matter to keep the dressing environment healthy. Further adds that they are playing the World Cup at home and expectations will be there but they wanted to play with a lot of excitement and that is replicated in their performances. Tells that when the atmosphere is light everyone tends to do well. Ends by saying that when they have five bowling options, it is always nice to have a few more and this was the game they wanted to see and the paced bowling wide yorkers was also according to the plan as they wanted to test themselves.
Scott Edwards, the captain of Netherlands says that they played two really good games of cricket and gave themselves a few opportunities in other games as well but it's tricky to say whether they played their best cricket or not. Adds that they are comfortable with the style of cricket they play and it was a good tournament to get better for the T20 World Cup next year. Mentions that India showed pure class with the bat and even in the phases where they bowled well, the opposition batters soaked up the pressure and they are a class side. Reckons that they are still a fairly young side and for guys like himself and the others, there are training camps set up.
Shreyas Iyer is the Player of the Match for his brilliant ton. Iyer says that he kind of got a De ja vu as he threw his wicket against Australia but in this game wanted to remain unbeaten and get to his hundred as well and the pill that he took helped him to kick in. He says that the scores he got in the last few matches boosted his confidence. Mentions that the wicket was two-paced and he just wanted to stay in the middle and then capitalize later. Says that him hitting straight sixes is not a gift as he has worked hard in the nets for that and he enjoys it a lot. Ends by saying that he always tries to keep his head down and get into a good position and after that just follow through with the bat and finish it off on his shoulders to complete the shot.
The Presentation ceremony…
Earlier in the game, Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bat first on a track that looked pristine for batting. This decision was well-supported by the opening pair who put on a quickfire 100-run stand. Then, it was another partnership, this time between Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer that got momentum back for India but Kohli too got out after reaching his fifty just like the two openers. Shreyas Iyer backed up the good showing from the last two matches and looked good with KL Rahul too going strong at the other end. The two of them went berserk in the final 10 overs and racked up a ton each to take India to 410, their second-highest score ever in a World Cup game. For Netherlands, there wasn't much to talk about with the ball but Roelof van der Merwe did stand out from the pack with an economical spell and he even picked up a wicket. The rest of the bowlers traveled around the park with Logan van Beek conceding 107 runs in his ten overs. Coming to the chase, it was always going to be 'mission impossible' for the Dutch but they gave it a good go only land up well short of the target.
This marks the end of a historic World Cup campaign for Netherlands where they finished bottom of the table but did notch up a couple of big wins as well. A team that had to rely on great tactics to match the skill of the opposition and they can certainly be proud of themselves. Talking about the chase, Wesley Barresi fell early but Colin Ackermann and Max O'Dowd put on a decent stand with both getting into the thirties and the former timing the ball brilliantly. After the two of them fell in quick succession, it became difficult to score quickly but Sybrand Engelbrecht played a good anchoring knock and then it was a wonderful knock from Teja Nidamanuru where he hit the Indian spinners for multiple sixes that took Netherlands to the 250-run mark. The other batters too tried their best but were sent packing without troubling the scorers much and they ended their campaign with a 160-run loss.
INDIA REACH CLOUD NINE! The host nation rounds off an unblemished showing in the group stage with a big win against the Netherlands and just like the festival of lights 'Diwali' that is being celebrated throughout India, the cricket team has lit-up the hearts of their fans as well. The win was set up by the batters who put on a fine display and all five batters that took the crease at least scored a half-century. The bowlers had more than enough runs to defend and Mohammed Siraj picked up an early wicket as well. The pacers though weren't quite able to conjure up much and then it was Kuldeep Yadav who broke up a crucial stand. Ravindra Jadeja followed suit and picked up a wicket himself but India just couldn't rip through the Dutch middle order. They tried out a few part-time options and it was Virat Kohli who picked up the wicket of the opposition skipper. Slowly but surely, the bowlers started to pick up wickets at regular intervals and Jasprit Bumrah got a couple of wickets as well just like Siraj, Jadeja and Kuldeep. In the end, it was the skipper who rolled his arms over and picked up the final wicket of the group stage and sealed the win for his side.
47.5
W
Rohit Sharma to Teja Nidamanuru, OUT! TAKEN! Rohit Sharma fittingly finishes things off for India! He flights this one up, full and on off, turns in a bit, Teja Nidamanuru goes for the slog again but the turn in means he hits it with the bottom part of the bat as the ball goes high in the air towards long on where Mohammed Shami settles under it and pouches it safely. INDIA WIN BY 160 RUNS!
47.4
6
Rohit Sharma to Teja Nidamanuru, SIX! FIFTY FOR TEJA! A good knock from him and he has shown his abilities here in this game. Rohit Sharma drags his length back and on middle, Teja Nidamanuru rocks back and smashes it way over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie.
47.3
Rohit Sharma to Teja Nidamanuru, Flatter, full and around off, Teja Nidamanuru looks for the reverse-sweep but misses it.
47.2
1
Rohit Sharma to Paul van Meekeren, Goes short and outside off, Paul van Meekeren cuts it towards sweeper covers for a single.
47.1
Rohit Sharma to Paul van Meekeren, Rohit Sharma starts with a floated delivery, full and on middle, Paul van Meekeren keeps it out to the leg side.
46.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Teja Nidamanuru, Overpitched and on off, Teja Nidamanuru drives it firmly straight to mid off.
46.5
4
Jasprit Bumrah to Teja Nidamanuru, FOUR! Nicely played! This is a low full toss, on leg, Teja Nidamanuru flicks it away towards the vacant deep mid-wicket fence as Kuldeep Yadav covers a lot of ground to his left and dives to push it back inside but dives over the ball and lets it through for a boundary.
46.4
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Paul van Meekeren, Length again, on off, slower too, Paul van Meekeren steers it towards third man as well for another run.
46.3
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Teja Nidamanuru, On a length and around off, Teja Nidamanuru runs it down to third man for a run.
46.2
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Paul van Meekeren, Another cracking yorker, on off, Paul van Meekeren somehow manages to dig it out towards third man fo a single.
Paul van Meekeren is the last man in for Netherlands.
46.1
W
Jasprit Bumrah to Aryan Dutt, OUT! BOWLED'EM! Another one bites the dust! Jasprit Bumrah rolls his fingers on this one to take pace off, on a length and on middle, shaping in as well, Aryan Dutt backs away and tries to slog it across the line bit misses it completely as the ball goes through to rattle the stumps.
45.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Teja Nidamanuru, Flatter, short and outside off, Teja Nidamanuru cuts it towards short third man.
45.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Teja Nidamanuru, Quicker one, full and around off again, Teja Nidamanuru initially winds for the scoop and then tries to reverse-scoop but fails to connect.
45.4
6
Ravindra Jadeja to Teja Nidamanuru, SIX! Up, up and away! This is flighted, full and around off, Teja Nidamanuru gets hs front leg out of the way and dispatches it over the long off fence for a maximum.
45.3
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Aryan Dutt, Tossed up and on off, Aryan Dutt uses his feet and lofts it towards long off for a run.
45.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Aryan Dutt, Flatter, short and around off, turns away, Aryan Dutt has a wild swing at it but misses.
45.1
2
Ravindra Jadeja to Aryan Dutt, Short and around off, Aryan Dutt moves back and punches it towards sweeper covers for a couple of runs.
44.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Teja Nidamanuru, Takes pace off this time, on a length and on off, angling in, Teja Nidamanuru looks to play at it but misses it completely.
44.5
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Aryan Dutt, A low full toss, on leg, Aryan Dutt clips it towards fine leg for a single.
44.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Aryan Dutt, Another one right in the blockhole, on middle, Aryan Dutt tucks it towards short mid-wicket.
44.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Aryan Dutt, So close! Jasprit Bumrah bowls another lovely yorker, on off, angling in, Aryan Dutt is late to put his bat down in time and misses as the ball just goes past the off pole.
44.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Aryan Dutt, Back of a length and on off, Aryan Dutt stays there and blocks it out down the pitch.
44.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Aryan Dutt, Jasprit Bumrah nails the yorker yet again, on off, Aryan Dutt manages to dig it out off the bottom edge onto his pads.
43.6
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Aryan Dutt, Shorter in length and outside off, Aryan Dutt cuts it through point for a single.
43.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Aryan Dutt, Flighted, full and on middle, Aryan Dutt drills it wide of the bowler where Ravindra Jadeja moves to his left and makes a half-stop.
Aryan Dutt walks out to bat now.
43.4
W
Ravindra Jadeja to Roelof van der Merwe, OUT! CAUGHT! Just doesn't get enough on it and it's a comfortable catch in the deep for Mohammed Shami. Ravindra Jadeja bowls this one even quicker and flatter but also pulls back the length a touch. Roelof van der Merwe looks to replicate what he did a couple of balls ago but the extra bounce means the ball comes off the top edge and flies toward long on where Shami settles himself under the ropes and takes it safely. India just a couple of wickets away now from victory.
43.3
4
Ravindra Jadeja to Roelof van der Merwe, FOUR! Some late fire from Roelof van der Merwe and Netherlands. Quicker again around off, Roelof van der Merwe brings out the reverse sweep again and gets a top edge well over short third man for a boundary.
43.2
6
Ravindra Jadeja to Roelof van der Merwe, SIX! BOOM! This is fired in full and on middle, right in the slot again. Roelof van der Merwe gets down on one knee and smokes this one way over the wide long on fence for a biggie.
43.1
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Teja Nidamanuru, Slightly shorter around off, Teja Nidamanuru gets on the back foot and pushes it away through backward point for a single.
42.6
Kuldeep Yadav to Roelof van der Merwe, Pushed through flatter and around the pads, this is tucked away to mid-wicket.
42.5
6
Kuldeep Yadav to Roelof van der Merwe, SIX! Gets a hold of that one! Tossed up full and around middle, right in the slot. Roelof van der Merwe gets under it and whacks it over the mid-wicket fence for a maximum.
42.4
Kuldeep Yadav to Roelof van der Merwe, Slightly flatter and shorter turning into middle and leg, Roelof van der Merwe blocks it off the back foot.
42.3
Kuldeep Yadav to Roelof van der Merwe, Tossed up around off, Roelof van der Merwe goes for the reverse sweep this time but is well beaten once again.
42.2
Kuldeep Yadav to Roelof van der Merwe, The googly now, on a nagging length on off and going away. Roelof van der Merwe leans forward to defend but misses it completely and gets hit on the body.
Roelof van der Merwe comes out to the middle now.
42.1
W
Kuldeep Yadav to Logan van Beek, OUT! TIMBER! Kuldeep Yadav picks up his second wicket and that has gone straight through the gate. Dishes out a regular leg-break but tosses it up nicely and floats it around middle. Logan van Beek gets down on one knee and makes a bit of room before attempting the slog-sweep. The ball beats him in the flight, turns in and goes through the gate to castle into the leg stump. Netherlands are now seven down.
41.6
Mohammed Shami to Teja Nidamanuru, A spicy bumper to end the over! This is over leg stump and zipping through around head height. Teja Nidamanuru does well to get his head out of the way.
41.5
1
Mohammed Shami to Logan van Beek, Full and on the stumps this time, hit away through mid on for a run.
41.4
Mohammed Shami to Logan van Beek, Hits the deck hard and angles it across the off stump, Logan van Beek looks to cut but edges it back onto the deck.
41.4
1
Mohammed Shami to Logan van Beek, Wide! Full and wide, angled well across the off stump, a bit too wide though.
41.3
4
Mohammed Shami to Logan van Beek, FOUR! Oh, dear! Even the Indian skipper has let one through in this game, not what India would want. A low full toss around off, Logan van Beek stays back and slaps it away to extra cover where Rohit Sharma runs around to his left and the ball goes right through the legs for a boundary.
41.2
1
Mohammed Shami to Teja Nidamanuru, Very full, right in the blockhole around off, Teja Nidamanuru stays leg side of the ball and opens the bat face to jam it down to third man for one more.
41.1
1
Mohammed Shami to Logan van Beek, Comes from around the wicket and bowls it full outside off. Logan van Beek looks to drive but squeezes it out toward third man for a single.
40.6
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Logan van Beek, Another tossed-up delivery on off, Logan van Beek looks to sweep again but mistimes it toward short fine leg for a single. The 200 also comes up for Netherlands with that.
40.5
Kuldeep Yadav to Logan van Beek, Nicely tossed up around middle, Logan van Beek blocks it off the front foot.
40.4
2
Kuldeep Yadav to Logan van Beek, Floated up on the stumps, Logan van Beek sits down and paddles it 'round the corner for a couple of more runs.
40.3
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Teja Nidamanuru, Quicker and shorter on the stumps, pulled away firmly and along the turf toward cow corner for a single.
40.2
6
Kuldeep Yadav to Teja Nidamanuru, SIX! Another lovely shot from Teja Nidamanuru! Nicely tossed up around middle, it is the googly, Nidamanuru makes a bit of room and lofts it inside-out over the wide long off fence for a maximum.
40.1
Kuldeep Yadav to Teja Nidamanuru, Flatter and fuller around off, Teja Nidamanuru goes on the back foot to block this one out.
Powerplay 3! India are now allowed five fielders outside the inner ring. Netherlands will look to play out the remaining 10 overs.
39.6
1
Mohammed Shami to Teja Nidamanuru, Back of a length and outside off, Teja Nidamanuru slices it towards third man for one.
39.5
Mohammed Shami to Teja Nidamanuru, Overpitched and on off, Teja Nidamanuru drills it towards short covers where the fielder lets it through but mid off is there to cover it up.
39.4
1
Mohammed Shami to Logan van Beek, Length again and around off, Logan van Beek pushes it through cover-point for a run.
39.3
4
Mohammed Shami to Logan van Beek, FOUR! Easy pickings! Mohammed Shami lands this on hard length and on middle, angling in, Logan van Beek hops up and glances it towards the fine leg fence for a boundary.
39.2
1
Mohammed Shami to Teja Nidamanuru, On a length and around off, Teja Nidamanuru opens the face of his bat and guides it towards third man for a single.
39.1
Mohammed Shami to Teja Nidamanuru, In the air…safe again! This is full and on middle, Teja Nidamanuru looks to slog it away but miscues it so badly that if lands well in front of mid on.
38.6
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Teja Nidamanuru, Flighted, full and on off, Teja Nidamanuru goes down but mistimes his reverse-sweep towards short third man for one.
38.5
Kuldeep Yadav to Teja Nidamanuru, Quicker, short and outside off, Teja Nidamanuru dabs it towards point.
38.4
2
Kuldeep Yadav to Teja Nidamanuru, A googly now, full and on off, turns away, Teja Nidamanuru looks to swipes across the line but gets a top edge over first slip for a brace.
38.3
6
Kuldeep Yadav to Teja Nidamanuru, SIX! Just over! This is flighted, full and around middle, Teja Nidamanuru goes down and lofts it towards the long on fence where Shreyas Iyer gets a hand it to but it sails over the ropes for a biggie.
38.2
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Logan van Beek, Tossed up, full and on off, Logan van Beek drives it wide of long off for a single.
38.1
Kuldeep Yadav to Logan van Beek, Flatter, short and on middle, Logan van Beek moves back and blocks it out to the off side.
37.6
1
Mohammed Siraj to Logan van Beek, A loopy low full toss around off, Logan van Beek steers it through point for one.
37.5
Mohammed Siraj to Logan van Beek, A low full toss this time, outside off, angling away, Logan van Beek looks to push it away but misses.
37.4
Mohammed Siraj to Logan van Beek, Another brilliant yorker, on middle, Logan van Beek manages to get his bat down in time to dig it out to the off side.
Logan van Beek is the next man in.
37.3
W
Mohammed Siraj to Sybrand Engelbrecht, OUT! TIMBER! Mohammed Siraj gets his second wicket now! He comes around the wicket and pitches this one up, on leg, skids through too, Sybrand Engelbrecht gets cramped for room as he looks to flick it away and the ball goes off his pads to shatter the stumps. Sybrand Engelbrecht goes back after a decent knock but Netherlands are six down now.
37.2
1
Mohammed Siraj to Teja Nidamanuru, Full again and outside off too, Teja Nidamanuru drills it towards deep backward point for a run.
37.2
1
Mohammed Siraj to Teja Nidamanuru, Full and outside off again, angling further away, Teja Nidamanuru looks to slog it away but fails to reach it. Wided.
37.1
1
Mohammed Siraj to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Overpitched and outside off, Sybrand Engelbrecht squeezes it through backward point for a single.
Drinks break! Well then, the target seems very far out of reach for Netherlands but they have done pretty decently against an in-form Indian bowling attack and they can still score big here. India on the other hand seem to be having a bit of fun testing out the sixth bowling option but will now look to get back to the main bowlers and finish the game.
36.6
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Looped up, full and on middle, Sybrand Engelbrecht goes down and sweeps it towards deep square leg for a single.
36.5
Kuldeep Yadav to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Goes short again and on off, Sybrand Engelbrecht stabs it towards short covers.
36.4
Kuldeep Yadav to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Flighted, full and on middle, Sybrand Engelbrecht defends it on the front foot.
36.3
Kuldeep Yadav to Sybrand Engelbrecht, RIPPER! This is a googly, full and on middle, turns away sharply, Sybrand Engelbrecht looks to defend but gets beaten on the outside edge.
36.2
Kuldeep Yadav to Sybrand Engelbrecht, A bit short and around off, Sybrand Engelbrecht stays back to defend it wide of short covers.
36.1
Kuldeep Yadav to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Tossed up, full and on off, Sybrand Engelbrecht drives it towards mid off.
35.6
Mohammed Siraj to Teja Nidamanuru, On a length and no middle, Teja Nidamanuru knocks it towards mid on.
35.5
Mohammed Siraj to Teja Nidamanuru, This is full again from Siraj, on middle, shaping in, Teja Nidamanuru looks to play at it but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
35.4
4
Mohammed Siraj to Teja Nidamanuru, FOUR LEG BYES! This is short of a length and around leg, Teja Nidamanuru looks to hook it away but the ball goes off his forearm past the diving keeper towards the fine leg fence for a boundary.
35.3
1
Mohammed Siraj to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Overpitched and around off, Sybrand Engelbrecht drives it through covers for a single, Kuldeep Yadav fumbles it in the deep but no harm done.
35.2
1
Mohammed Siraj to Teja Nidamanuru, Right in the blockhole, on leg, angling in, Teja Nidamanuru misses his glance as the ball goes off his pads towards fine leg. A leg bye is taken.
35.1
Mohammed Siraj to Teja Nidamanuru, Fuller one and on middle, Teja Nidamanuru clips it towards short mid-wicket.
34.6
Suryakumar Yadav to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Looped up, full and on middle again, Sybrand Engelbrecht knocks it to the right of the bowler.
34.5
Suryakumar Yadav to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Quicker one, full and on middle again, Sybrand Engelbrecht only manages to push it back to the bowler.
34.4
Suryakumar Yadav to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Flatter, full and on middle, Sybrand Engelbrecht blocks back to the bowler.
34.3
1
Suryakumar Yadav to Teja Nidamanuru, Flighted, full and on leg, Teja Nidamanuru chips it over mid-wicket for a single.
34.2
6
Suryakumar Yadav to Teja Nidamanuru, SIX! Another one! This one is even bigger! Suryakumar Yadav floates this one up, full and on middle, Teja Nidamanuru clears his front leg away and smokes it over the long on fence for another maximum.
34.1
6
Suryakumar Yadav to Teja Nidamanuru, SIX! BANG! Teja Nidamanuru goes big now! This is tossed up, full and around off, Teja Nidamanuru gets to the pitch of it and tonks it over the long off fence for a biggie.
33.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Overpitched and on middle, Sybrand Engelbrecht drills it straight to mid off.
33.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Sybrand Engelbrecht, This is looking like a training session for Bumrah! He follows up the short ball with another fine yorker, on off, Sybrand Engelbrecht jams it out towards short covers.
33.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Short of a length and on middle, Sybrand Engelbrecht mistimes his pull towards mid-wicket.
33.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Sybrand Engelbrecht, A slower one now, on a length and on middle, Sybrand Engelbrecht sticks his bat out and keeps it out to the leg side
33.2
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Teja Nidamanuru, Goes for the yorker again but serves this full, on middle, Teja Nidamanuru tucks it through mid-wicket for a single.
33.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Teja Nidamanuru, Jasprit Bumrah bangs in a quick sharp bouncer again, on middle, Teja Nidamanuru ducks under it.
32.6
1
Suryakumar Yadav to Teja Nidamanuru, Looped up, full and on middle, Teja Nidamanuru drills it down the ground where Suryakumar Yadav lets it through and allows a run.
32.5
1
Suryakumar Yadav to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Flighted, full and on leg, Sybrand Engelbrecht once again sweeps it through backward square leg for just one as Kuldeep Yadav is quick to get to it in the deep.
32.4
1
Suryakumar Yadav to Teja Nidamanuru, Tossed up, full and around middle, Teja Nidamanuru goes down and paddles it towards fine leg for a run.
32.3
Suryakumar Yadav to Teja Nidamanuru, Short again, on middle, Teja Nidamanuru stays back and keeps it out to the leg side.
32.2
Suryakumar Yadav to Teja Nidamanuru, A bit short and on middle, Teja Nidamanuru tucks it towards short mid-wicket.
32.1
1
Suryakumar Yadav to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Suryakumar Yadav starts with a floated delivery, full and on leg, Sybrand Engelbrecht sweeps it towards fine leg for a single.
Teja Nidamanuru is the new man in. Also now, Suryakumar Yadav has been tossed the ball for the first time in ODI cricket.
31.6
W
Jasprit Bumrah to Bas de Leede, OUT! KNOCKED HIM OVER! Jasprit Bumrah finally gets his man! He once again absolutely nails the yorker, on middle, angling in with some pace, Bas de Leede backs away but fails to get his bat down in time to dig it out and the ball goes through to shatter the stumps. Netherlands lose half their side now!
31.5
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Sybrand Engelbrecht, On a length and around off, Sybrand Engelbrecht guides it towards third man for one.
31.5
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Goes for another bouncer, on middle, but too high for the batter, Sybrand Engelbrecht leaves it alone. Wided.
31.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Jasprit Bumrah follows up the bouncer with a brillaint yorker, on middle, angling in, Sybrand Engelbrecht digs it out towards short mid-wicket.
31.3
2
Jasprit Bumrah to Sybrand Engelbrecht, In the air….safe! Jasprit Bumrah bangs in a sharp bouncer, on middle, Sybrand Engelbrecht looks to pull but he gets hurried and the flies off the top edge towards fine leg where Mohammed Siraj runs forward but goes all around it and dives it in the end but only manages to get some fingertips and puts it down. Two runs taken.
31.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Back of a length and on off, Sybrand Engelbrecht stays back and blocks it back to the bowler.
31.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Sybrand Engelbrecht, A slower delivery, on a length and on middle, Sybrand Engelbrecht clips it towards short mid-wicket.
30.6
Shubman Gill to Bas de Leede, Gives this one some air, full and on middle, Bas de Leede tucks it towards short mid-wicket.
30.5
1
Shubman Gill to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Shorter in length and outside off, Sybrand Engelbrecht backs away and cuts it straight to cover-point.
30.4
1
Shubman Gill to Bas de Leede, Looped up, full and on middle, Bas de Leede forces it towards long on for another run.
30.3
1
Shubman Gill to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Flighted, full and around off, Sybrand Engelbrecht drives it towards long off for a run.
30.2
Shubman Gill to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Floated, full and on middle, Sybrand Engelbrecht knocks it on the bounce to the bowler.
30.1
1
Shubman Gill to Bas de Leede, Tossed up, full and on off, Bas de Leede uses his feet and drills it towards mid off.
29.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Almost gets it through! Full and quick around off, the inswinging yorker, Sybrand Engelbrecht just about manages to jam it out.
29.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Sybrand Engelbrecht, A quick bumper now, over middle and coming in at head height. Sybrand Engelbrecht looks to take it on but pulls out of the shot and sways his head away from the line of the ball.
29.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Back of a length and angling in from around off, Sybrand Engelbrecht punches it off the back foot but straight to extra cover.
29.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Pitched up now on the fifth stump line and angling in, Sybrand Engelbrecht gets on the front foot and blocks it toward cover.
29.2
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Bas de Leede, Short and a bit wide of the off stump, this is slapped away to deep cover-point for a single.
29.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Bas de Leede, Starts the new spell with a shortish ball around off, angling in. Bas de Leede looks to hand back and swing across the line but is beaten on the inside edge and KL Rahul springs down to his left to pouch it with his left glove.
28.6
1
Shubman Gill to Bas de Leede, Floated up on a length well outside off, Bas de Leede stays back and taps it away to the left of deep point for a single.
28.5
Shubman Gill to Bas de Leede, Tossed up on middle, nudged away onto the leg side.
28.4
4
Shubman Gill to Bas de Leede, FOUR! A fraction shorter and dealt with! This is on off, Bas de Leede rocks back and makes a bit of room before slapping it in between mid off and cover for a boundary.
28.3
Shubman Gill to Bas de Leede, Tossed up around off, turning in, Bas de Leede lunges forward to defend.
28.2
1
Shubman Gill to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Shorter again and turning in from outside off, Sybrand Engelbrecht cuts it away again to Jasprit Bumrah at deep point for a single.
28.1
1
Shubman Gill to Bas de Leede, Starts with a short and wide one, Bas de Leede cuts it off the back foot to deep point for a single.
Shubman Gill comes into the attack now to bowl some off-breaks.
27.6
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Bas de Leede, Did that carry? Bas de Leede absolutely nailed that one. This is floated full and around off, de Leede backs away a bit and clobbers it low to the left of the bowler. Ravindra Jadeja sticks out a hand and gets his fingertips to it but the ball gets deflected down to long off for a single.
27.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Bas de Leede, Flatter and on middle, blocked out by Bas de Leede.
27.4
Ravindra Jadeja to Bas de Leede, Quicker one on middle, this one comes on with the arm, Bas de Leede keeps it out.
27.3
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Nice and full around off, stroked away on the up toward long off for a run.
27.3
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Wide! Quick and drifting down the leg side, Sybrand Engelbrecht misses the flick and a wide is called.
27.2
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Bas de Leede, Full and drifting in from middle, Bas de Leede gets the front leg out of the way and drives it through wide mid off for a single.
27.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Bas de Leede, Flatter delivery on off stump, Bas de Leede pushes it out from the crease and to the left of cover.
26.6
2
Virat Kohli to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Drags it down a bit on the leg stump, Sybrand Engelbrecht nudges it away in front of square on the leg side and does well to hustle back for the second.
26.5
Virat Kohli to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Full again and on middle, pushed to the right of the bowler.
26.4
Virat Kohli to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Full and around off, firmed on the bounce to Rohit Sharma at short extra cover.
26.3
2
Virat Kohli to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Shorter delivery around off, Sybrand Engelbrecht hammers this one away wide of the man at sweeper cover and Jasprit Bumrah makes a stop. The batters pick up a brace.
26.2
1
Virat Kohli to Bas de Leede, On the pads again, this time Bas de Leede is able to work it behind square on the leg side for a single.
26.1
Virat Kohli to Bas de Leede, On the shorter side and angled into the pads, Bas de Leede tucks it away toward mid-wicket.
25.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Flatter delivery around off, kept out on the off side.
25.5
4
Ravindra Jadeja to Sybrand Engelbrecht, FOUR! Goes through! Full on middle, driven to the left of mid on where Mohammed Shami puts in the dive but the ball goes through for a boundary.
25.4
Ravindra Jadeja to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Quick and at the stumps again, Sybrand Engelbrecht makes another block.
25.3
Ravindra Jadeja to Sybrand Engelbrecht, This is bowled on off stump, Sybrand Engelbrecht defends it out.
25.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Put down! That was hardly a chance though. This is shorter and around off, Sybrand Engelbrecht rocks back to cut and gets a thick outside edge that just flies to the right of first slip. Rohit Sharma there springs to his right and gets a right hand on it but the ball bursts through.
25.1
4
Ravindra Jadeja to Sybrand Engelbrecht, FOUR! Streaky but will do! Ravindra Jadeja spears this one in full on off, Sybrand Engelbrecht gets pushed back but does well to get a bat on it. The ball is jammed past the man at first slip and runs away into the third man fence.
24.6
Virat Kohli to Bas de Leede, A friendly full toss this time around off, Bas de Leede just strokes it away to the man at mid off.
24.5
Virat Kohli to Bas de Leede, Keeps it nice and full outside off, Bas de Leede eases it away toward extra cover.
24.4
Virat Kohli to Bas de Leede, Full and straight, punched back on the bounce to the bowler.
Bas de Leede is the next man in.
24.3
W
Virat Kohli to Scott Edwards, OUT! TAKEN! Would you believe it? Virat Kohli gets a wicket and off a very poor delivery as well but the crowd is shouting at the top of their lungs. Scott Edwards will be very disappointed with that. This is a drag-down well past the leg stump, Edwards goes on the back foot and looks to flick it fine but gets into a bit of a tangle and ends up getting a feather on it. KL Rahul shows great anticipation as he moves to his left and pouches a very sharp catch.
24.2
Virat Kohli to Scott Edwards, Even fuller this time and outside off, Scott Edwards jams it out toward silly mid off.
24.1
1
Virat Kohli to Sybrand Engelbrecht, This is full and angling in from outside off, Sybrand Engelbrecht drives it off the front foot down to long off for a single.
23.6
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Flatter delivery around off, pushed out through covers for a run.
23.5
2
Ravindra Jadeja to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Sloppy work in the field! This is full and on off, Sybrand Engelbrecht gets on the front foot and knocks it down to long off for a single. The throw from the deep is not collected by the man backing up and the batters get an additional run.
23.4
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Scott Edwards, On middle and leg, worked away in front of mid-wicket for a run.
23.3
4
Ravindra Jadeja to Scott Edwards, FOUR! Wrong line again from Jadeja as he bowls this one full and down leg, Scott Edwards gets inside the line and paddles sweeps it fine down to fine leg for a boundary.
23.2
4
Ravindra Jadeja to Scott Edwards, Four leg byes! Quicker one down leg, Scott Edwards misses the flick and the ball goes off the pads past the keeper and runs away into the fine leg fence.
23.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Scott Edwards, On a nagging length, drifting into middle and then gripping and turning away, bouncing a bit extra as well. Scott Edwards does well to rock back and keep it out.
22.6
4
Virat Kohli to Sybrand Engelbrecht, EDGED AND FOUR! This is full and outside off, Sybrand Engelbrecht looks to drive at it but gets a thick outside edge that runs down to third man for a boundary.
22.5
1
Virat Kohli to Scott Edwards, Very full and outside off, Scott Edwards meets the ball on the full and drives it down to long off for a single.
The crowd has come alive again as Rohit Sharma has given the ball to Virat Kohli.
22.4
Virat Kohli to Scott Edwards, A tad short and wide outside off, Scott Edwards reaches out and slaps it toward cover-point.
22.3
1
Virat Kohli to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Floated, full and on middle, this is pushed straight down the ground for one more.
22.2
1
Virat Kohli to Scott Edwards, On a length and angling into the pads, this is flicked away through mid-wicket for a single.
22.1
Virat Kohli to Scott Edwards, Starts off with a floater, full and outside off, Scott Edwards drives it away to extra cover. The crowd is loving Virat Kohli with the ball in hand here.
21.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Gives it some air this time and bowls it around middle, Sybrand Engelbrecht sets up for the heave but mistimes it straight to mid on.
21.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Quicker and flatter around off, punched away toward extra cover this time and Netherlands getting bogged down here.
21.4
Ravindra Jadeja to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Slides this one in with the arm and into the pads, Sybrand Engelbrecht plays it toward short mid-wicket.
21.3
Ravindra Jadeja to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Accurate bowling, attacking the stumps, Sybrand Engelbrecht defends it out to the left of cover.
21.2
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Scott Edwards, Fuller now and on the stumps, Scott Edwards gets inside the line and paddles it down to fine leg for an easy single.
21.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Scott Edwards, Quicker one, fired into middle and leg, pushed off the back foot toward mid on.
20.6
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Scott Edwards, Flatter and pushed through across the off stump, Scott Edwards rocks back and chops it past backward point for a single.
20.5
Kuldeep Yadav to Scott Edwards, On the shorter side and around off, this is eased off the back foot toward point.
20.4
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Flights this one up, full and on leg, pushed down to long on for a single.
20.3
Kuldeep Yadav to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Sharp piece of work in the field by Ravindra Jadeja but Scott Edwards is in! Flatter one around off, Sybrand Engelbrecht punches it straight to Jadeja at short extra cover and the latter fires in a quick direct hit at the bowler's end but Edwards survives.
20.2
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Scott Edwards, On the bounce! Floated up on a length and around off, Scott Edwards reaches out for the sweep and top-edges it down to deep backward square leg for a run.
20.1
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Floats this one up around middle, Sybrand Engelbrecht lunges forward and drives it away toward long on for a single.
19.6
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Fires this one full and on middle, angling in, Sybrand Engelbrecht looks to drive but gets an inside edge through backward square leg for one more.
19.5
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Scott Edwards, Flighted, full and on middle, Scott Edwards sweeps it with one hand towards deep square leg for one.
19.4
Ravindra Jadeja to Scott Edwards, Goes short again, on off, Scott Edwards gets behind the line and knocks it back to the bowler.
19.3
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Quicker, full and on off, Sybrand Engelbrecht pushes it through covers for a single.
19.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Tossed up, full and on middle, Sybrand Engelbrecht blocks it back to the bowler.
19.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Flatter, full and on off, angling in, Sybrand Engelbrecht looks to block but gets an bottom edge onto the ground as the ball bounces to the keeper.
18.6
Kuldeep Yadav to Scott Edwards, A bit short and around off, Scott Edwards moves back and steers it towards point.
18.5
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Gives this one some air again, full and around off, Sybrand Engelbrecht taps it towards covers for a run.
18.4
Kuldeep Yadav to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Looped up, full and on middle, Sybrand Engelbrecht drills it back to the bowler again.
18.3
Kuldeep Yadav to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Flighted, full and on middle, turns in, Sybrand Engelbrecht strides forward and blocks it back to the bowler.
18.2
Kuldeep Yadav to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Short and outside off, Sybrand Engelbrecht cuts it straight to point.
18.1
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Scott Edwards, Tossed up, full and on middle, Scott Edwards paddles it away towards fine leg for a single.
17.6
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Scott Edwards, Flatter, full and on off, Scott Edwards drills it wide of the bowler where Ravindra Jadeja dives to his left to make a half-stop They cross.
17.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Scott Edwards, Another short delivery, on middle, Scott Edwards tucks it towards short mid-wicket.
17.4
Ravindra Jadeja to Scott Edwards, Short again and on middle, Scott Edwards stays back and blocks it out.
17.3
Ravindra Jadeja to Scott Edwards, Flatter, short and on middle, Scott Edwards turns it to the leg side.
17.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Scott Edwards, Floated, full and on middle, Scott Edwards knocks it towards mid on and sets off foe the run but is sent back and rightly so.
17.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Scott Edwards, Tossed up, full and on off, Scott Edwards blocks it back to the bowler.
16.6
4
Kuldeep Yadav to Sybrand Engelbrecht, FOUR! Nice shot! Kuldeep Yadav drags his length back and on middle, Sybrand Engelbrecht rocks back and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
16.5
Kuldeep Yadav to Sybrand Engelbrecht, DROPPED AGAIN! This time it is the keeper, a tough chance through! This is the googly, full and on middle, turns away sharply, Sybrand Engelbrecht uses his feet to swipe it across the line but gets an outside edge behind where KL Rahul fails to grab it near his chest as the ball rolls to the off side.
16.4
Kuldeep Yadav to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Looped up, full and on middle, Sybrand Engelbrecht prods forward and pushes it back to the bowler.
16.3
Kuldeep Yadav to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Flighted, full and on off, Sybrand Engelbrecht knocks it to the left of the bowler.
16.2
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Scott Edwards, Floated, full and around leg, Scott Edwards works it through square leg for a single.
16.1
Kuldeep Yadav to Scott Edwards, Tossed up, full and on middle, Scott Edwards drills it down the ground where Kuldeep Yadav gets a hand to it and parries it towards mid off.
15.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Angles this one into the batter, bit fuller as well, on middle, Sybrand Engelbrecht blocks it down the pitch.
15.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Ravindra Jadeja continues with his shorter length, on off, Sybrand Engelbrecht punches it straight to short covers.
15.4
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Scott Edwards, Another short delivery, on middle, Scott Edwards clips it through square leg for one.
15.3
2
Ravindra Jadeja to Scott Edwards, Short again and on middle, Scott Edwards nudges it off the back foot through mid-wicket and comes back for the second.
15.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Scott Edwards, Flatter, short and on middle, turns away again, Scott Edwards stays back and guides t off the outer half of the bat towards short third man.
Drinks break! After losing a wicket in the second over of the chase, Netherlands managed to conjure up a more than decent fightback with Colin Ackermann and Max O'Dowd. The spinners for India have just struck twice and both set-batters are back in the hut. Netherlands would want to regain a bit of control and try to keep scoring otherwise, they could lose wickets in a heap. Also, skipper Scott Edwards walks out to bat now.
15.1
W
Ravindra Jadeja to Max O'Dowd, OUT! CASTLED! Ravindra Jadeja strikes straightaway! This is an absolute beauty of a delivery first-up. He floats this one up, short and on middle, angles in and then grips and turns away a shy bit, Max O'Dowd is stuck in his crease and tries to block it but plays completely down the wrong line as the ball goes past the outside edge to rattle the stumps. Netherlands lose both set batters now!
14.6
Kuldeep Yadav to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Short again and outside off, Sybrand Engelbrecht cuts it straight to short covers.
14.5
Kuldeep Yadav to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Quicker, short and on middle, Sybrand Engelbrecht pats it down towards short mid-wicket.
14.4
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Max O'Dowd, DROPPED! Mohammed Siraj is the culprit here! This is flighted, full and around middle, turns in, Max O'Dowd backs away to slog it away but miscues it of the bottom of the bat as the ball goes high in the air, Mohammed Siraj from long on runs to his left and gets under it but spills it out and the ball hits his throat. Kuldeep Yadav and Rohit Sharma are not happy with that effort. A single is taken. Max O'Dowd gets a life!
14.3
Kuldeep Yadav to Max O'Dowd, Floated, full and around off, Max O'Dowd moves across to sweep it away but misses to get hit on the pads.
14.2
Kuldeep Yadav to Max O'Dowd, Another beautiful googly, full and on off, turns away, Max O'Dowd looks to block but gets beaten on the outside edge.
14.1
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Tossed up, full and on leg, Sybrand Engelbrecht clips it through square leg for a single.
13.6
1
Mohammed Shami to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Pulls his length back now, on middle, Sybrand Engelbrecht flicks it towards deep square leg for one.
13.5
Mohammed Shami to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Pitched up again and on off, Sybrand Engelbrecht taps it towards point.
13.4
Mohammed Shami to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Much fuller this time, on middle, Sybrand Engelbrecht blocks it out solidly to the left of the bowler.
13.3
1
Mohammed Shami to Max O'Dowd, Touch fuller and on middle, Max O'Dowd once again works it through square leg for another run.
13.2
1
Mohammed Shami to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Length again and around leg, Sybrand Engelbrecht nudges it towards deep square leg for a run.
13.1
1
Mohammed Shami to Max O'Dowd, On a length and on middle, Max O'Dowd flicks it through square leg for a single.
12.6
Kuldeep Yadav to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Pushed through quicker, short and outside off, keep very low, Sybrand Engelbrecht manages to get his bat down and keeps it out to the off side.
12.5
Kuldeep Yadav to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Shortish and on middle, Sybrand Engelbrecht is solid in his defence again.
12.4
Kuldeep Yadav to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Flighted, full and on off, Sybrand Engelbrecht defends it on the front foot.
12.3
Kuldeep Yadav to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Flatter, full and on middle, Sybrand Engelbrecht goes down for the reverse-sweep but gets a top edge onto his helmet as the ball lands safely on the pitch.
12.2
Kuldeep Yadav to Sybrand Engelbrecht, A googly, slower through the air, on off, turns away, Sybrand Engelbrecht gets squared up as he looks to block but misses to get hit on the pads.
Sybrand Engelbrecht is the new man in.
12.1
W
Kuldeep Yadav to Colin Ackermann, OUT! LBW! Kuldeep Yadav strikes! That looks plumb but Colin Ackermann takes the review after a chat with his partner. This is tossed up nicely, full and on middle, Colin Ackermann goes down to sweep it but goes through his shot early and misses to get rapped around the pads right in front of the stumps. UltraEdge shows no bat involved and Ball Tracking indicates three reds. India finally get the breakthrough as Netherlands lose their second wicket.
11.6
Mohammed Shami to Max O'Dowd, Another slower one, full and on off, Max O'Dowd drives it straight to short covers.
11.5
1
Mohammed Shami to Colin Ackermann, Back of a length and outside off, slower too, Colin Ackermann slaps it towards sweeper covers for a run.
11.4
Mohammed Shami to Colin Ackermann, This is pitched up again and around middle, Colin Ackermann stays there and blocks it back to the bowler.
11.3
Mohammed Shami to Colin Ackermann, Goes full again, on middle, angling in, Colin Ackermann knocks it towards mid on.
11.2
1
Mohammed Shami to Max O'Dowd, Pulls his length back a bit, on off, Max O'Dowd dabs it wide of point for a run.
11.1
1
Mohammed Shami to Colin Ackermann, Fuller one and around off, Colin Ackermann drills it towards sweeper covers for a single.
10.6
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Colin Ackermann, Short again and outside off, Colin Ackermann steers it towards backward point for a quick single.
10.5
Kuldeep Yadav to Colin Ackermann, Flatter, short and on middle, Colin Ackermann clips it towards short mid-wicket.
10.4
Kuldeep Yadav to Colin Ackermann, Another googly, flighted and on middle, turns away, Colin Ackermann looks to flick but misses to get hit high on the pads.
10.3
Kuldeep Yadav to Colin Ackermann, A bit short and on off, Colin Ackermann moves back and keeps it out to the off side.
10.2
Kuldeep Yadav to Colin Ackermann, A googly now, floated around off, turns away, Colin Ackermann goes down to sweep but misses.
10.1
Kuldeep Yadav to Colin Ackermann, This is tossed up, full and on middle, turning in, Colin Ackermann blocks it down the pitch.
Powerplay 2! A couple of extra fielders are allowed now outside the circle till the 40th over. Also, Kuldeep Yadav comes into the attack now.
9.6
Mohammed Shami to Max O'Dowd, A dot to end but a fruitful first Powerplay for Netherlands, 62 runs and just one wicket off it! Hits the length hard and bowls it over middle, Max O'Dowd defends it off the back foot.
9.5
6
Mohammed Shami to Max O'Dowd, SIX! BANG! Gets a hold of this one and dispatches it! A bumper over middle, rising high as well but Max O'Dowd is ready for it. He gets on top of the bounce and hooks it away over the square leg fence for a biggie.
9.4
Mohammed Shami to Max O'Dowd, Banged in short over middle, hurrying the batter. Max O'Dowd completely miscues the pull shot but it goes nowhere and just rolls away toward mid-wicket.
9.3
Mohammed Shami to Max O'Dowd, Pitches it a bit further up around the off stump, Max O'Dowd goes back in his crease to keep this one out.
9.2
Mohammed Shami to Max O'Dowd, Good length around off and angling in, Max O'Dowd solidly defends it out on the off side.
9.1
4
Mohammed Shami to Max O'Dowd, FOUR! Aggressive from Max O'Dowd and the fifty of the partnership comes up between these two. Length ball onto middle, O'Dowd steps out and thumps it right back over the bowler's head for a boundary.
8.6
1
Mohammed Siraj to Max O'Dowd, Dishes out the bumper now, over off stump and hurrying the batter. Max O'Dowd looks to take it on but mistimes it badly. Thankfully for him. the ball clears the infield on the leg side and they pick up a single.
8.5
Mohammed Siraj to Max O'Dowd, Just pulls back the length a bit and bowls it on middle, sliding it in. Max O'Dowd stays back and looks to flick but plays all around the ball and gets hit high on the pads.
8.4
Mohammed Siraj to Max O'Dowd, Good length around the top of off, Max O'Dowd blocks it out.
8.3
1
Mohammed Siraj to Colin Ackermann, Gets a hand on it! Full and outside off, searching for some swing. Colin Ackermann drives it away wide of mid off where Rohit Sharma gets across and keeps it down to one.
8.2
Mohammed Siraj to Colin Ackermann, Fuller and angling down leg, Colin Ackermann misses the flick and gets hit on the pads.
8.1
4
Mohammed Siraj to Colin Ackermann, FOUR! Oh, that is lovely from Colin Ackermann and he certainly has Siraj's number. This is pitched up a bit on off stump, angling in, Ackermann keeps his balance well and drives it off the middle of the bat to the right of the bowler and the ball races away to the fence. The fastest team 50 against India in this World Cup!
7.6
3
Mohammed Shami to Colin Ackermann, Another fantastic chase from Suryakumar Yadav and he saves one more run for his side. Back of a length around off, punched away nicely by Colin Ackermann through the gap at covers. SKY puts in a big dive and fails to pull it back on the first attempt but gets a hand on it the second time. Ravindra Jadeja tidies up and the batters get three runs.
7.5
Mohammed Shami to Colin Ackermann, Pitched up full on off, driven on the up but straight to mid off.
7.4
1
Mohammed Shami to Max O'Dowd, Full and on off, swinging in, Max O'Dowd drives it off the inner half of the bat in front of mid-wicket and picks up a single.
7.3
1
Mohammed Shami to Colin Ackermann, Bowled back of a length and at the hips, Colin Ackermann pushes it down toward deep backward square leg for one. He looks for the second but won't get it.
7.2
4
Mohammed Shami to Colin Ackermann, FOUR! Boundaries are flowing off Colin Ackermann's bat. A poor delivery though, shorter and sliding down leg, Ackermann gets inside the line and tickles it down to fine leg for four runs.
7.1
Mohammed Shami to Colin Ackermann, Starts with a length delivery on the fifth stump line, Colin Ackermann gets on the front foot and punches it toward cover.
6.6
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Colin Ackermann, Good length on the stumps, this is tucked away to mid-wicket for a quick single.
6.5
4
Jasprit Bumrah to Colin Ackermann, FOUR! Another glorious drive from Colin Ackermann and that will be another boundary. This is bowled full and wide outside off, Ackermann strides forward and crunches it on the up through cover-point for a boundary.
6.4
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Max O'Dowd, On a hard length, angling in from outside off and straightening. Max O'Dowd lets the ball come to him and just dabs it down toward third man for a single.
6.3
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Colin Ackermann, On the fuller side and around off, Colin Ackermann hangs back and edges it down a bit more squarer and through backward point for another single.
6.2
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Max O'Dowd, On a hard length in the channel, Max O'Dowd presses back and edges it down to third man for a single.
6.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Max O'Dowd, Beaten! Fuller in length outside off and swinging away, Max O'Dowd plants the front foot across and looks to push at it but the ball moves past his outside edge.
5.6
Mohammed Siraj to Colin Ackermann, Bowled on a hard length, slanting into middle and leg, Colin Ackermann pushes it down in front of mid on and looks for one but the run isn't there.
5.5
Mohammed Siraj to Colin Ackermann, A quick bumper over middle and leg, angling in, Colin Ackermann ducks under it well.
5.4
4
Mohammed Siraj to Colin Ackermann, FOUR! A third boundary in the over and Mohammed Siraj is leaking runs here. Overpitches again outside off, Colin Ackermann gets on the front foot and hammers it away through the line and through covers as well for a boundary.
5.3
4
Mohammed Siraj to Colin Ackermann, FOUR! Netherlands starting to get a move on now. Good length but a bit too straight, Colin Ackermann gets inside the line and flicks it really fine toward the vacant fine leg fence and picks up another boundary.
5.2
Mohammed Siraj to Colin Ackermann, A touch fuller on the stumps at 140 clicks, Colin Ackermann plays it on the up toward mid off.
5.1
4
Mohammed Siraj to Colin Ackermann, FOUR! Colin Ackermann gets into the boundary-hitting act now. Overpitched on the pads, Ackermann lifts the back leg and flicks it away well wide of mid on for four runs.
4.6
4
Jasprit Bumrah to Max O'Dowd, FOUR! Nicely done! Too full and wide from Bumrah, Max O'Dowd opens the bat face late and guides it away through the point region for a boundary.
4.5
2
Jasprit Bumrah to Max O'Dowd, Good length into middle and off, tucked away neatly in front of mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
4.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Max O'Dowd, Nagging length, pushed up on the off stump, Max O'Dowd looks to get forward but has to press back and blocks it out.
4.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Max O'Dowd, Too full on leg stump, Max O'Dowd gets across and bit and clips it straight to the fielder at square leg. Bumrah has got a strnglehold on O'Dowd here.
4.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Max O'Dowd, Pitched right up on the off stump, Max O'Dowd solidly blocks it out.
4.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Max O'Dowd, A touch fuller and wider of the off pole, shaping further away. Max O'Dowd just has a feel for it as he looks to ease it square on the off side but is beaten past the outside edge.
3.6
1
Mohammed Siraj to Max O'Dowd, On a good length around the top of off, Max O'Dowd hangs back and plays it late with soft hands down to third man for a single.
3.5
Mohammed Siraj to Max O'Dowd, Full and around off, trying to slide one into the off pole, Max O'Dowd drives it away but straight to extra cover.
3.4
Mohammed Siraj to Max O'Dowd, Back of a length over off at 142.6 clicks and angling in, Max O'Dowd stays back and pushes it down to mid on.
3.3
4
Mohammed Siraj to Max O'Dowd, FOUR! Gorgeous from Max O'Dowd. Overpitched from Siraj and outside off, Max O'Dowd gets on the front foot and strokes it away wide of cover and picks up the first boundary of the chase.
3.2
Mohammed Siraj to Max O'Dowd, Good length in the channel, shaping away a touch and sliding onto the bat nicely. Max O'Dowd stands tall and eases it out on the off side.
3.1
1
Mohammed Siraj to Colin Ackermann, Pitched up right on off and middle, trying to slide one in through bat and pad. Colin Ackermann pushes it out wide of mid on and gets off the mark with a single.
2.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Max O'Dowd, Back-to-back maidens for India! This is another peach of a delivery as Bumrah bowls this on a hard length close to the off stump and this one angles in. Max O'Dowd looks to get behind the line but the ball leaves him off the deck and beats the bat.
2.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Max O'Dowd, The inswinger now, full and on the legs, flicked away straight to the man at square leg.
2.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Max O'Dowd, On a length again, this time on the stumps and angling in, Max O'Dowd nudges it gently onto the leg side.
2.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Max O'Dowd, Hits the deck this time and keeps it in the channel around off, shaping it away yet again. Max O'Dowd almost plays at it but just about pulls out of the shot.
2.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Max O'Dowd, Beauty! Pitches the ball further up and brings the line close to the off pole. This one angles in again, forcing Max O'Dowd to play at it but straightens off the deck and beats the outside edge.
2.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Max O'Dowd, Angled in on a good length from outside off and straightening off the deck, Max O'Dowd leaves it alone.
1.6
Mohammed Siraj to Colin Ackermann, A wicket-maiden to start with from Siraj! Bowled on a shortish length over off and angling in, Colin Ackermann gets right behind the line of the ball and blocks it out.
1.5
Mohammed Siraj to Colin Ackermann, Pitches this one up on the fifth stump line, shaping it away, Colin Ackermann shoulders arms at this one.
1.4
Mohammed Siraj to Colin Ackermann, Good length again, in and around the off stump, kept out watchfully by Colin Ackermann.
Colin Ackermann walks out to bat at number 3.
1.3
W
Mohammed Siraj to Wesley Barresi, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Mohammed Siraj strikes in his first over and as usual, India have an early wicket. Lovely delivery this, on a perfect length in the channel and gets it to swing away from the right-hander. Wesley Barresi tries to drive it through covers but it a loose shot and his feet go nowhere. The outside edge is found and KL Rahul does well to get down low to his right and pouch it safely. The replays confirm the same and Netherlands are already one down.
Is that out? The umpires send it upstairs to check if KL Rahul has taken it clearly or not. The replay clearly shows that the gloves are underneath the ball and it is the first wicket for India.
1.2
Mohammed Siraj to Wesley Barresi, On the money! Good length on off, attacking the stumps, Wesley Barresi defends it under his eyeline.
1.1
Mohammed Siraj to Wesley Barresi, Starts on a fuller length around off, angling it back in, Wesley Barresi defends it out off the front foot.
Mohammed Siraj to share the attack.
0.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Max O'Dowd, On a good length and in the channel, shaping away from the right-hander. Max O'Dowd watchfully leaves it alone.
0.5
3
Jasprit Bumrah to Wesley Barresi, Suryakumar Yadav saves one run for his side! Pitched up outside off, Wesley Barresi goes for the cover drive but gets it off the closed face of the bat through cover. The ball skids across the turf and SKY puts in a big dive to pull it back in. The batters do well to pick up three runs as well.
0.4
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Max O'Dowd, Max O'Dowd is off the mark as well! Fraction shorter and in the channel, O'Dowd looks to defend but gets a bit of an outside edge down to third man. Mohammed Shami there runs to his left and keeps it down to a single.
0.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Max O'Dowd, A huge appeal for LBW but it is turned down! Full and straight this time, swinging in a long way. Max O'Dowd plays all around this one and gets pinged on the pads. It might have been sliding down leg and no review is taken either.
0.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Max O'Dowd, Goes wider of the crease now and angles it in on a shortish length from outside off. Max O'Dowd stays back and defends it down on the on side.
0.1
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Wesley Barresi, Off the mark right away! Starts with a good-length ball angled onto the pads. Wesley Barresi flicks it away neatly down to fine leg and gets off the mark with a single.
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We are back for the run chase! The umpires are out in the middle as the Indian team can be seen in a huddle before striding out as well. It will be the pair of Wesley Barresi and Max O'Dowd to open the innings for Netherlands. Jasprit Bumrah to start proceedings with the ball. Here we go…
… THE RUN CHASE …
Right then, India have posted a mammoth total on the board, and with their quality bowling attack, this should be enough runs to defend. Netherlands needs something really special or a miracle if they want to chase this down but we know that they don't give up easily and it should be a good watch. Join us in a bit for the second essay.
KL Rahul, one of the centurions for India is down for a chat. He says that he hasn't got a lot of time in the last few games and it was nice to get some time in the middle as a lower middle-order batter it was nice to get away a few big hits early on. Adds that in the final 10 overs, you just have to go and Shreyas was set and they had wickets in hand and he had to go hard. Mentions that it is sometimes difficult to get away the sixes in the final over, so, it was good to get a few of those away. Adds that throughout the tournament they have been able to play according to the game plan and ends by saying that wicket-keeping is his job and he has to do it well, whether he gets enough credit or not.
Netherlands, on the other hand, knew that it was not going to be easy on this wicket and they were taken to the cleaners in the first ten overs. They managed to pull things back a bit after that by getting both of them out but couldn't really build on that as they allowed the hosts to stitch up a couple of big partnerships. Roelof van der Merwe was brilliant with his spell in the middle overs and also got the huge wicket of Virat Kohli as well. However, the others leaked a bit too much as once again their bowling in the death overs was exposed as they conceded 126 runs in the last ten overs which is a thing you just cannot do if you want to compete against the best. Bas de Leede ended with a couple of wickets and also went past his father, Tim de Leede for picking up the most wickets for Netherlands in World Cups. Paul van Meekeren also chipped in with one but they have a daunting task at their hands now.
The Men in Blue got off to a fiery start with both Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill taking on the Dutch attack and smashing it all around the park. Gill also crossed 1500 ODI runs this year while Rohit became the batter with the most sixes hit in a calendar year. They scored over 90 runs in the first Powerplay with both of them also registering their respective fifties but  Gill was dismissed by a fantastic catch in the deep just as they reached the 100-run partnership. Rohit too got out just after the first drinks break. It was that Kohli-Iyer duo again that took the innings forward with good running between the wickets and also the odd boundaries as well. However, much to his disbelief, Virat Kohli lost his wicket just after reaching his 71st ODI half-century. Shreyas Iyer though continued the momentum and found good support from KL Rahul. Iyer changed his gears and got to another lovely half-century. Both of them set a perfect platform and went hammer and ton in the last ten overs as Shreyas Iyer brought up his maiden World Cup hundred while Rahul also registered a swash-buckling 62-ball century at his home ground. They added a huge 208 runs for the fourth wicket while Rahul got out just before the end while Iyer remained unbeaten on 128 off just 94 balls.
What an exceptional batting performance from India! The Indian batters have celebrated Diwali in their own style with a lot of fireworks on the field. They couldn't quite get to their highest-ever total in ODIs but have managed to get their biggest total in this World Cup and this is exactly what they would have hoped for before going into the semi-finals. This is also the first time that all top-five batters have scored fifties in a World Cup game.
50
over
50 | 17 Runs | HH: 410/4
49.6
2
Bas de Leede to Suryakumar Yadav, A couple of runs to end! Goes full and wide, taking pace off as well, Suryakumar Yadav has to really reach for it and manages to slice it up and over the point region for a couple of runs. 17 runs come off the final over and India finish with a mammoth total of 410/4 on the board!
Suryakumar Yadav walks out to face the last delivery of the innings.
49.5
W
Bas de Leede to KL Rahul, OUT! CAUGHT! Finds the man this time but KL Rahul has done his job extremely well. This is banged in short by Bas de Leede outside off and he goes pace on this time. Rahul tries to fetch and pull but the ball hurries on and goes off the top edge a bit. The ball flies down to the square leg fence whwre Sybrand Engelbrecht takes a solid catch. Bas de Leede picks up his seocnd wicket and Rahul departs after a big knock.
49.4
1
Bas de Leede to Shreyas Iyer, Short of a length over middle, this is pulled away firmly toward deep square leg for another single.
49.4
1
Bas de Leede to Shreyas Iyer, Wide! A slower bumper outside off, Shreyas Iyer looks to play a tennis smash but the ball loops over his head and is called a wide.
49.3
1
Bas de Leede to KL Rahul, Very full, a low full toss on middle, this is whipped away to deep square leg for just a single this time.
49.2
6
Bas de Leede to KL Rahul, SIX! Two in a row and that's the HUNDRED for KL Rahul! What a sensational knock this has been and the 400 also comes up for India. Pitched up on the pads, right in the slot, Rahul with just a flick of the wrist and the ball is sent flying over the square leg fence for a maximum. Rahul takes off his helmet and soaks in the applause from his home crowd after bringing up the fastest World Cup hundred by an Indian.
49.1
6
Bas de Leede to KL Rahul, SIX! Wow, that is a huge hit and KL Rahul is now just one hit away from the three-figure mark. Hard length over middle and leg, Rahul stays leg side of the ball and clears the front leg before whacking it away over cow corner for a biggie.
Who will bowl the last over? It will be Bas de Leede (9-0-65-1).
49
over
49 | 25 Runs | HH: 393/3
48.6
4
Logan van Beek to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR! A boundary to end and 25 runs come off that over! Pace on, full and quick outside off, Shreyas Iyer gets undeer the ball and thumps it over extra cover for a boundary.
48.5
6
Logan van Beek to Shreyas Iyer, SIX! BOOM! A third maximum of the over and already 21 runs off it with one ball remaining. On a good length around middle and leg. This is in the swinging arc and Shreyas Iyer just hangs back before swatting it away over the leaping fielder at deep mid-wicket for another maximum.
48.5
1
Logan van Beek to Shreyas Iyer, Wide! An attempted bumper around off, a bit too high and Shreyas Iyer just watches it sail over his head.
48.4
1
Logan van Beek to KL Rahul, Another slower delivery, pitched up outside off, KL Rahul tries to get under it but ends up slicing it high and toward deep cover for only a single.
48.3
1
Logan van Beek to Shreyas Iyer, A high full toss outside off, Shreyas Iyer can't quite get under it but thumps it down the ground. The fielder from long off runs to his right and manages to save the boundary. Just the single is taken.
48.2
6
Logan van Beek to Shreyas Iyer, SIX! And again! Back of a length around off, not much pace behind this one either. Shreyas Iyer anticipates the slower delivery and just muscles it away with disdain. This is picked up and dumped over the wide long on fence for another biggie.
48.1
6
Logan van Beek to Shreyas Iyer, SIX! BANG! Slower delivery, on the shorter side and well outside off. Shreyas Iyer holds his shape, frees his arms and clobbers it straight back over the bowler's head for a huge maximum.
48
over
48 | 8 Runs | HH: 368/3
47.6
Paul van Meekeren to KL Rahul, An attempted slower one, this one turns out to be a low dipping full toss on middle. KL Rahul walks across looking to whip it away but has to adjust and just helps it to short fine leg.
47.5
1
Paul van Meekeren to Shreyas Iyer, Very short over off, Shreyas Iyer goes for the hook and hits it flat and on the bounce to the man at deep square leg for another single.
47.4
1
Paul van Meekeren to KL Rahul, Very full and outside off, this is driven away toward deep cover for a single.
47.3
4
Paul van Meekeren to KL Rahul, FOUR! Bread and butter for KL Rahul at the moment. Pace off again, full but on the pads, Rahul tucks it away neatly 'round the corner and gets it wide of short fine leg for another boundary.
47.2
1
Paul van Meekeren to Shreyas Iyer, Keeps bowling it shorter but takes pace off this time, Shreyas Iyer looks to pull but the timing isn't there and the ball goes toward deep backward square leg. They get another single.
47.1
1
Paul van Meekeren to KL Rahul, Banged in short and outside off, KL Rahul stands tall and frees his arms before clubbing it down in front of deep mid-wicket but only for a single as the fielder there is quick to get around.
47
over
47 | 14 Runs | HH: 360/3
46.6
1
Logan van Beek to KL Rahul, Banged in halfway down the track, this is pulled away to deep mid-wicket for a single. 14 off that over!
46.5
6
Logan van Beek to KL Rahul, SIX! Extraordinary bat-speed from KL Rahul and he wants that ton desperately. Full and wide outside off, almost nail the yorker as well. Rahul though hangs back and just whips it with an open bat face and uses his wrists to slice it over third man for a biggie.
46.4
4
Logan van Beek to KL Rahul, FOUR! Shanked down the ground for a boundary and the 150 of the stand comes up between these two. Another leg-cutter, this time over middle and holding in the surface. KL Rahul has to wait for it and chips it off the inner half of the bat straight back over the bowler's head for a boundary.
46.3
1
Logan van Beek to Shreyas Iyer, Nicely bowled! Takes pace off again and bowls it full and wide outside off, Shreyas Iyer tries to reach out and hammer it away but gets a big inside edge back onto the body. The ball rolls onto the off side and the get a single.
46.2
1
Logan van Beek to KL Rahul, Hard length over the stumps, KL Rahul looks to hang back and smash it across the line but miscues it badly toward mid-wicket for just a single.
46.1
1
Logan van Beek to Shreyas Iyer, The leg-cutter, on a good length around off and this one goes away after pitching. Shreyas Iyer stands tall and waits for it before easing it square through cover-point for a run.
46
over
46 | 9 Runs | HH: 346/3
45.6
1
Bas de Leede to Shreyas Iyer, A maiden World Cup HUNDRED for Shreyas Iyer and this has been a fine, fine knock. Banged in short again around off, Iyer swats it down to deep mid-wicket and gets across for an easy single. Iyer takes off the helmet and looks up to the heavens with the crowd roaring for him.
45.5
1
Bas de Leede to KL Rahul, A slower bumper at 110 clicks, over middle and right around head height. KL Rahul does well to get on top of the bounce and pulls it down to deep square leg for a run.
45.4
1
Bas de Leede to Shreyas Iyer, Full and straight, this is driven away through wide mid on for just another single and Shreyas Iyer now moves on to 99.
45.3
1
Bas de Leede to KL Rahul, Short and wide outside off, slapped away toward deep point for a run.
45.2
4
Bas de Leede to KL Rahul, FOUR! Cuts and cuts to perfection! Slower delivery, on a good length and outside off. KL Rahul waits on the back foot and uses quick hands to cut it late and just wide of the man at short third for a boundary.
45.1
1
Bas de Leede to Shreyas Iyer, This is banged in short over off, Shreyas Iyer looks to pull it off the front foot but mistimes it a bit down toward deep mid-wicket for a single.
45
over
45 | 7 Runs | HH: 337/3
44.6
1
Logan van Beek to Shreyas Iyer, Another slower one, on a length and on middle, Shreyas Iyer works it towards long on for one.
44.5
1
Logan van Beek to KL Rahul, Short and on middle, KL Rahul hops up and plays a tennis smash towards deep mid-wicket for one.
44.4
4
Logan van Beek to KL Rahul, FOUR! Top shot! Logan van Beek lands this back of a length and outside off, KL Rahul frees his arms and absolutely thrashes it towards the deep point fence for a boundary.
44.3
Logan van Beek to KL Rahul, Good change of pace from Logan van Beek, on a length and outside off, KL Rahul looks to steer it away but fails to connect.
44.2
Logan van Beek to KL Rahul, Logan van Beek sees the batter move across and bowls this on a hard length, outside off, KL Rahul winds up for the scoop but then tries to guide it away as he gets a bottom edge back to the keeper.
44.1
1
Logan van Beek to Shreyas Iyer, Short of a length and on middle, Shreyas Iyer swats it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
44
over
44 | 18 Runs | HH: 330/3
43.6
1
Paul van Meekeren to Shreyas Iyer, Paul van Meekeren goes for the bouncer and serves it on middle, Shreyas Iyer pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for just one. 18 runs off the over. Also, Iyer moves to 95 now!
43.6
2
Paul van Meekeren to KL Rahul, Another full delivery, on middle, KL Rahul flicks it through mid-wicket for one. Oh..no! It is called a No Ball for overstepping. Free Hit coming up…
43.5
6
Paul van Meekeren to KL Rahul, SIX! SHOT! KL Rahul joins the act now! Paul van Meekeren continues with the fuller length, on leg this time, KL Rahul picks it off the pads and uses his bottom hand to nonchalantly whip it over the deep square leg fence for another maximum.
43.4
1
Paul van Meekeren to Shreyas Iyer, This is pitched up, on middle, Shreyas Iyer clips it through mid-wicket for another run.
43.3
6
Paul van Meekeren to Shreyas Iyer, SIX! Huge hit! Paul van Meekeren serves this full and on middle, in the slot as well, Shreyas Iyer clears his front leg and launches it through the line way over the long on fence for a biggie.
43.2
1
Paul van Meekeren to KL Rahul, Short of a length and on middle, KL Rahul pulls it towards deep square leg for a run.
43.1
1
Paul van Meekeren to Shreyas Iyer, Full and on middle, slower too, Shreyas Iyer looks to drive it on the off side but miscues it off the toe-end towards long on for a single.
43
over
43 | 8 Runs | HH: 312/3
42.6
1
Logan van Beek to Shreyas Iyer, Short of a length and on middle, Shreyas Iyer pulls it through mid-wicket for one.
42.5
4
Logan van Beek to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR! Easy picking! Logan van Beek lands this on a hard length and around leg, Shreyas Iyer just has to get some bat on it and he nudges it nicely past short fine leg for a boundary.
42.4
Logan van Beek to Shreyas Iyer, Stumps becoming a fielder again! This is back of a length and around off, Shreyas Iyer swats it down the ground where Logan van Beek fails to get a hand to it but it hits the stumps at the bowler's end and goes nowhere.
42.3
1
Logan van Beek to KL Rahul, Back of a length and around off, KL Rahul punches it through covers for another run.
42.2
1
Logan van Beek to Shreyas Iyer, Full and around leg, Shreyas Iyer clips it through square leg for a run.
42.1
1
Logan van Beek to KL Rahul, FIFTY FOR RAHUL! A good knock from him as well and he becomes the fifth batter for the hosts to score a half-century in this game. This is on a good length and on middle, KL Rahul nudges it through mid-wicket for a single.
42
over
42 | 8 Runs | HH: 304/3
41.6
1
Bas de Leede to KL Rahul, Full again and around middle, KL Rahul drills it towards wide of long on for one more.
41.5
1
Bas de Leede to Shreyas Iyer, Touch fuller, on middle, Shreyas Iyer works it through mid-wicket for one.
41.4
4
Bas de Leede to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR! Just wide! Bas de Leede bangs in another short delivery, on middle, slower again, Shreyas Iyer swipes it wide of long on where Wesley Barresi runs to his right and dives but just fails to reach it as the ball goes over the fence for another boundary. That also brings up the 100-run partnership between these two batters.
41.4
1
Bas de Leede to Shreyas Iyer, Goes fuller but way outside off, Shreyas Iyer leaves it alone. Wided.
41.3
1
Bas de Leede to KL Rahul, Bas de Leede this time bangs in quick and sharp bouncer, on leg, KL Rahul looks for the pull shot but gets hurried as the ball flies off the leading edge wide of deep square leg. Two runs taken.
41.2
Bas de Leede to KL Rahul, A good slower bouncer now, on off, KL Rahul moves across to hook it away but goes through his shot early and misses.
41.1
Bas de Leede to KL Rahul, On a length and on middle, KL Rahul knocks it back to the bowler.
41
over
41 | 12 Runs | HH: 296/3
40.6
1
Logan van Beek to KL Rahul, This is on a hard length and on middle, angling in and skids through as well, KL Rahul gets cramped and mistimes his pull through square leg for one more.
40.5
1
Logan van Beek to Shreyas Iyer, Back of a length and on middle, Shreyas Iyer slaps it towards deep mid-wicket for another run.
40.4
1
Logan van Beek to KL Rahul, On a length and on middle, KL Rahul works it towards deep mid-wicket for one.
40.3
4
Logan van Beek to KL Rahul, FOUR! Two in tow! Now onto the leg side! Logan van Beek serves this a bit fuller but on the pads, KL Rahul easily tickles it away wide of the short fine leg fielder for another boundary.
40.2
4
Logan van Beek to KL Rahul, FOUR! Deft touch! Logan van Beek lands this on a hard length and around off, KL Rahul waits for it and opens the face of the bat at the very last moment to steer it past short third man for a boundary.
40.1
1
Logan van Beek to Shreyas Iyer, Fuller one and on middle, Shreyas Iyer tucks it through mid-wicket for a single.
Powerplay 3! Now, five fielders are allowed outside the circle till the last over. Netherlands will take every help they can get to restrict India.
40
over
40 | 10 Runs | HH: 284/3
39.6
1
Paul van Meekeren to Shreyas Iyer, Full and straight, right in the blockhole, Shreyas Iyer jams it out on the off side and scampers through for the single.
39.5
1
Paul van Meekeren to KL Rahul, Slower again, bowls it short this time over middle, pulled away to deep mid-wicket for a single.
39.5
1
Paul van Meekeren to KL Rahul, Wide! Attempted slower ball, doesn't come out of the hand right and is spilled well down leg for a wide.
39.4
1
Paul van Meekeren to Shreyas Iyer, Excellent fielding and it will only be a single! Short ball at the body, Shreyas Iyer just gets inside the line and bit and tucks it away with brilliant timing toward deep backward square leg. Bas de Leede sprints to his right and puts in a full-length dive to save three runs for his side.
39.3
Paul van Meekeren to Shreyas Iyer, Short and wide, a bit too wide and Shreyas Iyer goes after it. Iyer's feet don't move and this is mistimed in front of covers for no run.
Halt! Shreyas Iyer is struggling with cramps on his left arm after hitting that shot. The physio is in to check on him. He is fine and we are good to go again…
39.2
6
Paul van Meekeren to Shreyas Iyer, SIX! Slapped away for a maximum! On a hard length outside off, there is too much width on offer and Shreyas Iyer throws his hands at it. The ball pings off his bat and sails over the cover fence for a biggie.
39.1
Paul van Meekeren to Shreyas Iyer, Good length, around the top of off, Shreyas Iyer stays back and dabs it down late toward backward point.
39
over
39 | 8 Runs | HH: 274/3
38.6
Roelof van der Merwe to KL Rahul, On the shorter side and angled into the body, KL Rahul goes back and across in his crease but fails to get it away.
38.5
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Shreyas Iyer, Very full and fired in on middle, Shreyas Iyer hits it down to long off for one more.
38.4
1
Roelof van der Merwe to KL Rahul, Shorter this time around off, played off the back foot through cover-point for a single.
38.3
Roelof van der Merwe to KL Rahul, Flatter again around off, angling in, KL Rahul cuts close to the body again but gets it straight to backward point.
38.2
2
Roelof van der Merwe to KL Rahul, Tossed up around off, good use of the feet from KL Rahul as he steps out and drives it away to wide long off for a couple of runs.
38.1
4
Roelof van der Merwe to KL Rahul, FOUR! Edged away in between the keeper and the man at first slip. Quicker and flatter close to the off stump, KL Rahul looks to cut off the back foot but it is too close to the body and gets a thick outside edge. The man at first slip is well wide and the ball runs away to the third man fence for four runs. Roelof van der Merwe is absolutely fuming!
38
over
38 | 9 Runs | HH: 266/3
37.6
1
Paul van Meekeren to KL Rahul, Hits the deck hard again and bowls it shorter outside off, KL Rahul looks to fetch and pull it away to the vacant mid-wicket fence but gets a bit inside edge that goes through backward square leg and they get a single.
37.5
1
Paul van Meekeren to Shreyas Iyer, A heavy short ball, banged in around off, Shreyas Iyer gets on the back foot and pulls it away to deep square for one more.
37.4
1
Paul van Meekeren to KL Rahul, A touch shorter again at the hips, nudged away in front of square leg for a single.
37.3
4
Paul van Meekeren to KL Rahul, FOUR! The boundaries keep on coming every over or so. Banged in a bit short over off, angling it in. KL Rahul sets up to play it on the off side but rocks back and pulls it toward deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
37.2
1
Paul van Meekeren to Shreyas Iyer, On a good length around off, punched away through the cover region for a single.
37.1
1
Paul van Meekeren to KL Rahul, Pitched up on off stump, KL Rahul nails the straight drive but Paul van Meekeren does well to stick out a left boot. The ball goes off the toe of the bowler to the left of mid off who has to change direction and scamper across as the batters pick up a single.
37
over
37 | 6 Runs | HH: 257/3
36.6
1
Roelof van der Merwe to KL Rahul, Very short and outside off, KL Rahul goes on the back foot and taps it away in front of point for a run.
36.5
4
Roelof van der Merwe to KL Rahul, FOUR! A rare loosener from Roelof van der Merwe and KL Rahul doesn't let it go unpunished. This is a juicy full toss on off, Rahul gets down on one knee and laps it behind square leg for a boundary.
36.4
Roelof van der Merwe to KL Rahul, Slower through the air and drifted onto middle, KL Rahul watchfully keeps it out.
36.3
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Shreyas Iyer, Flights it up once again around off, this is eased through the cover region for a run.
36.2
Roelof van der Merwe to Shreyas Iyer, Flighted delivery, on a nagging length around off, Shreyas Iyer looks to drive but is a bit early in the shot and gets it off the outer half to point.
36.1
Roelof van der Merwe to Shreyas Iyer, Gives it a nice loop and tosses it full on off stump, Shreyas Iyer creams the cover drive but hits it straight to the fielder.
36
over
36 | 7 Runs | HH: 251/3
35.6
1
Bas de Leede to Shreyas Iyer, Nice and full again, at the toes, Shreyas Iyer flicks it away past square leg for a single.
35.5
Bas de Leede to Shreyas Iyer, Shreyas Iyer pre-meditates and backs away again and Bas de Leede bowls a full ball on middle. Iyer drives but can't beat the diving man at mid off to his left.
35.4
4
Bas de Leede to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR! Up and over! On a good length angling into middle and leg, Shreyas Iyer backs away a long way and forces the lofted shot over extra cover to pick up a boundary.
35.3
Bas de Leede to Shreyas Iyer, Full and straight, nails the yorker on middle stump, Shreyas Iyer gets the front leg out of the way and jams it out.
35.3
1
Bas de Leede to Shreyas Iyer, Wide! Full again, on the pads and angling down leg, Shreyas Iyer misses out on the flick.
35.2
1
Bas de Leede to KL Rahul, Full and angling into the pads, KL Rahul looks to walk across and clip it away but gets a leading edge through the cover region for a single.
35.1
Bas de Leede to KL Rahul, Third time in this innings has a batter knocked over the stumps at the other end and this time it is KL Rahul. Full and straight, angling in, Rahul plays a lovely straight drive, right off the meat of the bat but hits the stumps at the other end.
35
over
35 | 9 Runs | HH: 244/3
34.6
1
Colin Ackermann to KL Rahul, Slightly shorter onto middle, KL Rahul tucks it away neatly toward mid-wicket for another single.
34.5
1
Colin Ackermann to Shreyas Iyer, Flighted one, on a nagging length and close to the off pole. Shreyas Iyer plays it late toward backward point and turns the strike over.
34.4
Colin Ackermann to Shreyas Iyer, This is tossed up fuller on middle, Shreyas Iyer eases it away toward mid on.
34.3
1
Colin Ackermann to KL Rahul, Flatter again, this time on middle, KL Rahul works it away in front of mid-wicket for a run.
34.3
1
Colin Ackermann to KL Rahul, Wide! This is bowled flatter and spilled down leg for a wide.
34.2
4
Colin Ackermann to KL Rahul, FOUR! Cleverly done! Pushed through a bit quicker and fuller around off, KL Rahul opts to go on the back foot and at the last moment, opens the bat face to edge it down fine of short third for a boundary.
34.1
1
Colin Ackermann to Shreyas Iyer, On a length around off, played with soft hands and wide of the fielder at backward point for a single.
34
over
34 | 11 Runs | HH: 235/3
33.6
1
Bas de Leede to Shreyas Iyer, A slight fumble and they get through! Hard length over middle, Shreyas Iyer stays back and pushes it down to the right of mid on for a quick single.
33.5
4
Bas de Leede to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR! Glorious from Shreyas Iyer and what a way to bring up a third-consecutive half-century! Full and wide again, right in the slot, Iyer creams this one through the gap at extra cover and picks up another boundary. Iyer will now be eyeing the magical three-figure mark.
33.4
1
Bas de Leede to KL Rahul, Slightly fuller and outside off, KL Rahul hangs back and eases it away on the up toward deep cover-point for one more.
33.3
1
Bas de Leede to Shreyas Iyer, Slower one, bowled into the pitch and around off, Iyer makes a bit of room and nudges it down toward short third man for a single.
33.2
4
Bas de Leede to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR! Lovely placement! This is banged in short, at an easy height and with no bite on it. Shreyas Iyer swivels a bit and plays a controlled pull shot behind square leg, splitting the two fielders in the deep perfectly to find the fence.
33.1
Bas de Leede to Shreyas Iyer, Good length around middle and angled in, Shreyas Iyer just blocks it out from his crease.
Drinks! Netherlands have recovered well in this game and stopped the run flow with some excellent bowling. However, Shreyas Iyer is well set and will look to change gears while KL Rahul will play the supporting role. The Dutch need to continue their good work but also pick up wickets or else they could be chasing a massive total here. Bas de Leede to continue after the break.
33
over
33 | 5 Runs | HH: 224/3
32.6
1
Colin Ackermann to Shreyas Iyer, Slower and shorter outside off, Shreyas Iyer uses the depth of the crease and plays it with an open bat face through backward point for a fifth single in the over.
32.5
1
Colin Ackermann to KL Rahul, On the shorter side again, this is played off the back foot toward cover for a single.
32.4
Colin Ackermann to KL Rahul, Slows it up a bit and bowls it on a length around middle, KL Rahul watchfully defends it out.
32.3
1
Colin Ackermann to Shreyas Iyer, Shortens the length and bowls it around off, this is punched away off the back foot toward sweeper cover for one more.
32.2
1
Colin Ackermann to KL Rahul, This is tossed up full on leg stump this time, KL Rahul leans on and works it away to deep square leg for another run.
32.1
1
Colin Ackermann to Shreyas Iyer, Bowls it full on off, Shreyas Iyer drives it down to long on and picks up a single.
32
over
32 | 2 Runs | HH: 219/3
31.6
1
Bas de Leede to Shreyas Iyer, Fuller in length and outside off, Shreyas Iyer backs away and steers it away square to deep cover for just a run.
31.5
Bas de Leede to Shreyas Iyer, Takes pace off again and bowls it on a hard length over middle, Shreyas Iyer adjusts and just pushes it back to the bowler.
31.4
Bas de Leede to Shreyas Iyer, Slower one, on a good length and on the fifth stump line, Shreyas Iyer hangs back and plays it late down toward short third man.
31.3
1
Bas de Leede to KL Rahul, Slightly shorter and outside off, KL Rahul hops and dabs it down in front of point for a single.
31.2
Bas de Leede to KL Rahul, Goes full now and hones in on the stumps, KL Rahul brings out the straight drive but Bas de Leede gets a good hand on it on the followthrough.
31.1
Bas de Leede to KL Rahul, Hard length, in the channel, punched away off the back foot but straight to short cover.
31
over
31 | 6 Runs | HH: 217/3
30.6
Roelof van der Merwe to Shreyas Iyer, Drifted onto middle and leg, Shreyas Iyer leans on and plays it gently to mid on.
30.5
Roelof van der Merwe to Shreyas Iyer, Slows it up a bit and bowls it around off, Shreyas Iyer keeps it out on the off side.
30.4
4
Roelof van der Merwe to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR! A fraction shorter around off, Shreyas Iyer is quick to rock back and short-arm jabs it flat in front of mid-wicket for a boundary.
30.3
Roelof van der Merwe to Shreyas Iyer, Drags it down just a touch around off, Shreyas Iyer stands tall and punches it to short cover.
30.2
1
Roelof van der Merwe to KL Rahul, Slightly shorter outside off, KL Rahul hops on the back foot and chops it down to deep point for one more.
30.1
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Shreyas Iyer, Nicely floated up, full and outside off, stroked away down to sweeper cover for a single.
30
over
30 | 11 Runs | HH: 211/3
29.6
Bas de Leede to KL Rahul, Touch fuller and on middle, KL Rahul pats it down towards mid on.
29.5
4
Bas de Leede to KL Rahul, FOUR! A poor delivery and rightly punished! Bas de Leede bangs this short but down the leg again, KL Rahul stays there and just helps it on its way towards the fine leg fence for a boundary.
29.4
1
Bas de Leede to Shreyas Iyer, Pitches this one up and around middle, Shreyas Iyer drills it towards long on for one.
29.3
2
Bas de Leede to Shreyas Iyer, Good fielding in the deep! This is back of a length and on middle, Shreyas Iyer heaves it away towards the deep mid-wicket region as the fielder from deep square leg runs to his left and dives to keep it inside. Two runs taken.
29.2
1
Bas de Leede to KL Rahul, On a length and around middle, KL Rahul clips it through square le for a run and gets off the mark.
29.1
1
Bas de Leede to Shreyas Iyer, Fuller one and on middle, angling in, Shreyas Iyer eases it towards long on for a single.
29.1
1
Bas de Leede to Shreyas Iyer, Bas de Leede loses his line again and serves this full but down the leg side, Shreyas Iyer misses his flick again. It is called a wide.
29.1
1
Bas de Leede to Shreyas Iyer, On a length but down the leg side, Shreyas Iyer misses his glance. Wided.
29
over
29 | 2 Runs | HH: 200/3
28.6
Roelof van der Merwe to KL Rahul, Flighted, full and on off, KL Rahul defends it on the front foot to the off side.
28.5
Roelof van der Merwe to KL Rahul, Looped up, full and on off, KL Rahul prods forward to defend but gets an outside edge along the ground towards gully.
KL Rahul is the new man in.
28.4
W
Roelof van der Merwe to Virat Kohli, OUT! BOWLED'EM! Roelof van der Merwe gets the big fish, Virat Kohli! Netherlands players are celebrating as this is a massive wicket for them. Roelof van der Merwe continues with his shorter length but bowls this quicker through the air, on middle, goes in with the angle, Virat Kohli moves back and looks to cut it away but plays all around it as the ball skids through to rattle the stumps. Kohli stands there in disbelief but has to walk back after scoring a fine fifty. India three down now!
28.3
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Shreyas Iyer, Short again and around off, Shreyas Iyer punches it through covers for another run.
28.2
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Virat Kohli, Shorter in length and on middle, Virat Kohli moves back and flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
28.1
Roelof van der Merwe to Virat Kohli, Tossed up, full and on middle, Virat Kohli pushes it back to the bowler.
28
over
28 | 8 Runs | HH: 198/2
27.6
1
Paul van Meekeren to Virat Kohli, FIFTY FOR KOHLI! He brings up his 71st ODI half-century and the crowd erupts. This has been a quick-fire knock from him and he will look to convert this into a big one now. This is short and on middle, Virat Kohli pulls it along the ground through mid-wicket for a run.
27.5
1
Paul van Meekeren to Shreyas Iyer, Paul van Meekeren loses his grip and bowls a high full toss, on middle, Shreyas Iyer gets a bit surprised but manages to guide it down towards third man for one.
27.4
Paul van Meekeren to Shreyas Iyer, This is on a hard length and around off, slower too, Shreyas Iyer dabs it straight to backward point.
27.3
1
Paul van Meekeren to Virat Kohli, Short of a length and on middle, Virat Kohli mistimes his pull shot through square leg for a run.
27.2
1
Paul van Meekeren to Shreyas Iyer, On a length and around leg, Shreyas Iyer glances it wide of fine leg for a single.
27.1
4
Paul van Meekeren to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR! Cracking shot! Paul van Meekeren bangs this short and on middle, sits up nicely, Shreyas Iyer stands tall and pulls it in front of square on the leg side who runs to his left and dives but fails to stop it from going to the fence for a boundary.
27
over
27 | 6 Runs | HH: 190/2
26.6
Roelof van der Merwe to Virat Kohli, Looped up, full and on middle, Virat Kohli drives it straight to the bowler.
26.5
3
Roelof van der Merwe to Shreyas Iyer, Good team effort! This is quicker, full and outiside off, Shreyas Iyer moves back and cuts it wide of short third man where the fielder dives to his right nad gets a hand to take pacr off the ball, the fielder from backward point chases after it and slides in to push it back inside. Three runs taken.
26.4
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Virat Kohli, Flatter, full and on middle, Virat Kohli drills it towards long off for another run.
26.3
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Shreyas Iyer, Slower through the air, full and on middle, turns away, Shreyas Iyer opens the face of the bat and taps it through cover-point for a run.
26.2
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Virat Kohli, Short and on middle, Virat Kohli moves back and punches it towards long on for a single.
26.1
Roelof van der Merwe to Virat Kohli, Tossed up, full and on middle, Virat Kohli knocks it back to the bowler.
26
over
26 | 6 Runs | HH: 184/2
25.6
Paul van Meekeren to Shreyas Iyer, Another fullish delivery, on middle, Shreyas Iyer blocks it down the pitch.
25.5
4
Paul van Meekeren to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR! Good shot! Paul van Meekeren overpitches this one around off, Shreyas Iyer backs away a bit and smacks it over mid off for a boundary. Not from the middle of the bat but enough to get him four runs.
25.4
1
Paul van Meekeren to Virat Kohli, Paul van Meekeren bangs into the pitch again, on midde, Virat Kohli takes a few steps forward and heaves it towards deep square leg for one.
25.3
1
Paul van Meekeren to Shreyas Iyer, Back of a length and around off, Shreyas Iyer steers it wide of short third man for a single. With that, the 50-runs partnership comes up between these two batters.
25.2
Paul van Meekeren to Shreyas Iyer, Short of a length and on middle, Shreyas Iyer looks for the pull shot but this is not that short as it goes under his bat to the keeper.
25.1
Paul van Meekeren to Shreyas Iyer, On a length and around off, Shreyas Iyer pushes it towards short covers.
25
over
25 | 5 Runs | HH: 178/2
24.6
Aryan Dutt to Virat Kohli, Goes back to his shorter length, on middle, Virat Kohli clips it straight to short mid-wicket.
24.5
Aryan Dutt to Virat Kohli, Floated, full and around off, Virat Kohli just blocks it out.
24.4
1
Aryan Dutt to Shreyas Iyer, Flatter, full and on middle, Shreyas Iyer gets across and nudges it towards deep mid-wicket for one more.
24.3
1
Aryan Dutt to Virat Kohli, Another short delivery, on middle, Virat Kohli works it through square leg for one.
24.2
1
Aryan Dutt to Shreyas Iyer, Short again, on middle, Shreyas Iyer flicks it off the back foot through mid-wicket for a single.
24.1
2
Aryan Dutt to Shreyas Iyer, Oh..that could have been a disaster for India! This is short and around off, Shreyas Iyer steers it through point and turns back for the second, However, he loses his bat on the way back and the fielder throws it to the keeper's end were Scott Edwards is not aware of the situation and did not have a shy at the stumps. Iyer completes the second run.
24
over
24 | 8 Runs | HH: 173/2
23.6
Logan van Beek to Virat Kohli, Short of a length and around off, Virat Kohli mistimes his punch towards mid off. He is disappointed with himself as he could not put it away.
23.5
2
Logan van Beek to Virat Kohli, Touch fuller and on middle, Virat Kohli clips it with soft hands through mid-wicket and comes back for the second run.
23.4
4
Logan van Beek to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Virat Kohli finds the fence again! Logan van Beek bangs this short but not short enough to trouble the batter, Virat Kohli swivels and rolls his wrists to pull it away wide of deep backward square leg for a boundary.
23.3
1
Logan van Beek to Shreyas Iyer, Back of a length and around off, Shreyas Iyer pulls it towards deep square leg for a run.
23.2
Logan van Beek to Shreyas Iyer, On a length and around middle, Shreyas Iyer turns it to the leg side.
23.1
1
Logan van Beek to Virat Kohli, Full and on middle, angling in, Virat Kohli uses his feet and drills it towards long on for a single.
23
over
23 | 7 Runs | HH: 165/2
22.6
1
Aryan Dutt to Virat Kohli, A single to end the over as this short delivery is forced down to long on by Kohli.
22.5
Aryan Dutt to Virat Kohli, A bit short now, on middle, Virat Kohli flicks it straight to square leg.
22.4
Aryan Dutt to Virat Kohli, Tossed up, full and on off, Virat Kohli knocks it back to the bowler.
22.3
1
Aryan Dutt to Shreyas Iyer, Another short delivery, on middle, Shreyas Iyer slaps it down to long on for a run.
22.2
1
Aryan Dutt to Virat Kohli, Short again and on middle, Virat Kohli stays back and nudges it through mid-wicket for a single.
22.1
4
Aryan Dutt to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Virat Kohli is dealing in boundaries now! Aryan Dutt lands this short and around off, Virat Kohli presses forward initially but then moves back and punches it with excellent timing through covers as the ball races to the fence for a boundary.
22
over
22 | 11 Runs | HH: 158/2
21.6
1
Logan van Beek to Virat Kohli, On a length and angling into leg, Virat Kohli works it through square leg for one.
21.5
Logan van Beek to Virat Kohli, Another slower one, back of a length and around off, Virat Kohli dabs it towards point.
21.4
4
Logan van Beek to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Virat Kohli showing some intent here! Logan van Beek pitches this one up, on middle, Virat Kohli skips down the track and drags his heave wide and over mid on for a boundary.
21.3
6
Logan van Beek to Virat Kohli, SIX! Up, up and away! Logan van Beek serves this one full again and around middle, slower too, Virat Kohli picks it up early and waits for it to whack it away using his bottom hand over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie.
21.2
Logan van Beek to Virat Kohli, Full again and on off, Virat Kohli this time drives it firmly but straight to mid off.
21.1
Logan van Beek to Virat Kohli, Fuller delivery and around off, Virat Kohli mistimes his drive towards long on.
21
over
21 | 7 Runs | HH: 147/2
20.6
1
Aryan Dutt to Virat Kohli, Looped up, full and around off, Virat Kohli steps forward and drills it towards long off for one.
20.5
1
Aryan Dutt to Shreyas Iyer, Goes short and on middle, Shreyas Iyer moves back and punches it towards long on for a run.
20.4
1
Aryan Dutt to Virat Kohli, Floated, full and on off, Virat Kohli drives it towards long off for a single.
20.3
4
Aryan Dutt to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Virat Kohli connects this time alright! This is tossed up, full and around middle, Virat Kohli goes down on one knee and nails his sweep shot towards the deep square leg fence for a boundary. We don't often see Kohli play that shot.
20.2
Aryan Dutt to Virat Kohli, Flatter, short and around middle, Virat Kohli goes down and sweeps it off the inner half straight to backward square leg.
20.1
Aryan Dutt to Virat Kohli, Flatter one around off, Virat Kohli stays back and opens the bat face before nudging it down toward backward point.
20
over
20 | 7 Runs | HH: 140/2
19.6
Bas de Leede to Shreyas Iyer, Hard length around off, Shreyas Iyer punches it sweetly toward extra cover and looks for the single but Virat Kohli sends him back.
19.5
Bas de Leede to Shreyas Iyer, On a good length around off, driven on the up once again but straight to mid off this time.
19.4
4
Bas de Leede to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR! Uppish and not well-timed either but gets it through the gap. On a length around middle, Shreyas Iyer stands tall and looks to play the on drive on the up. The ball bounces a touch extra and goes off the higher part of the bat to the right of mid on and runs away to the fence.
19.3
Bas de Leede to Shreyas Iyer, Very full, a low full toss in fact and this is clipped away to the man at short mid-wicket.
19.3
1
Bas de Leede to Shreyas Iyer, Wide! Attempted bumper over leg stump, the height is good but it is just angled down leg. Shreyas Iyer ducks under it.
19.2
1
Bas de Leede to Virat Kohli, Good length on off, Virat Kohli tucks it away neatly behind square on the leg side and looks for two but has to settle for the single.
19.1
1
Bas de Leede to Shreyas Iyer, Short of a length over middle, this is around waits height and Shreyas Iyer pulls it away to deep mid-wicket for a run.
19
over
19 | 3 Runs | HH: 133/2
18.6
Aryan Dutt to Virat Kohli, Trying to be a bit too cheeky there Virat Kohli. Quicker and flatter, very close to the off pole. Kohli hangs back and moves away before attempting a very late dab but misses out.
18.5
1
Aryan Dutt to Shreyas Iyer, Shreyas Iyer moves around a bit in his crease before punching the flatter delivery on middle down the ground for a single.
18.4
Aryan Dutt to Shreyas Iyer, Beaten! Holds it back a touch and throws it up on a nagging length outside off, turning it in a bit as well. Shreyas Iyer looks to drive at it but the ball zips past the outside edge.
18.3
Aryan Dutt to Shreyas Iyer, Slightly shorter over middle, tucked away to the man at mid-wicket.
18.2
1
Aryan Dutt to Virat Kohli, Short again around off, Virat Kohli goes on the back foot and punches it down toward deep mid-wicket for another single.
18.1
1
Aryan Dutt to Shreyas Iyer, Quicker and shorter on off, turning in. Shreyas Iyer pushes it off the back foot past the diving bowler and down to long on for a single.
18
over
18 | 7 Runs | HH: 130/2
17.6
1
Bas de Leede to Shreyas Iyer, Slightly shorter around off, eased away on the up past the point region for a run.
17.5
Bas de Leede to Shreyas Iyer, Pitched up on off stump, Shreyas Iyer defends it solidly off the front foot.
Shreyas Iyer comes out to the middle now.
17.4
W
Bas de Leede to Rohit Sharma, OUT! CAUGHT! Another good catch in the deep and Rohit Sharma has to depart. Bas de Leede goes for the cross-seamer and bowls it on a hard length around off. Rohit Sharma looks to hang back and pull it in front of square but the ball bounces a bit extra and goes off the higher part of the bat. The ball goes really high and lands around cow corner where Wesley Barresi keeps his eyes on the ball and takes it low to his right. A few minutes of good play brings about a huge wicket for Netherlands and Bas de Leede has 15 wickets in the tournament.
17.3
1
Bas de Leede to Virat Kohli, Banged in a bit short over middle, Virat Kohli looks to take on the pull but mistimes it on the bounce to deep mid-wicket for a run. Kohli looking just a bit edgy here.
17.3
1
Bas de Leede to Virat Kohli, Wide! Full and quick, trying to angle it into the pads of an advancing Virat Kohli but spills it down leg.
17.2
4
Bas de Leede to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Wow, a bottom-handed flick for four! Hard length over middle, Virat Kohli stays back and whips it using it wrists behind deep square leg for a boundary.
17.1
Bas de Leede to Virat Kohli, Slower one, rolling his fingers over the ball and bowled into the deck outside off. Virat Kohli stands tall and looks to smash it through the off side but mistimes it badly.
Drinks! The Indian openers gave them a solid start and Rohit Sharma is continuing the momentum. Virat Kohli is looking a bit unsettled but once he gets set, we can expect a big score from him too. The hosts will be hoping that they do not let their foot off the gas and just march towards a huge total. Netherlands knows that they need wickets to stop this strong Indian side and this break would help them to get a bit of clarity on how to go forward in this game. An exciting phase of cricket awaits us.
17
over
17 | 1 Runs | HH: 123/1
16.6
Roelof van der Merwe to Rohit Sharma, Play and a miss! Pushed through quicker and a bit shorter outside off. Rohit Sharma looks to rock back and cut but the ball skids through and beats the bat. Good take from the keeper as well.
16.5
Roelof van der Merwe to Rohit Sharma, Tosses this one up on middle Rohit Sharma defends it out.
16.4
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Virat Kohli, Short and wide, cut away hard off the back foot to the left of deep point but just for a single.
16.3
Roelof van der Merwe to Virat Kohli, Half an appeal for LBW from the bowler and nothing more. Nicely flighted and drifted onto middle and leg, Virat Kohli looks to defend but is undone in the flight and misses, getting hit on the pads.
16.2
Roelof van der Merwe to Virat Kohli, On the stumps and this is patted back to the bowler.
16.1
Roelof van der Merwe to Virat Kohli, Brilliant stop! Flighted up around off, Virat Kohli smashes this one on the bounce to the right of cover where Sybrand Engelbrecht springs to his right and gets a big hand on it.
16
over
16 | 3 Runs | HH: 122/1
15.6
Bas de Leede to Rohit Sharma, Full and around off, moving in the air just a little bit, Rohit Sharma tentatively blocks it out.
15.5
1
Bas de Leede to Virat Kohli, Slightly shorter over middle, tucked away past square leg for a single.
15.4
Bas de Leede to Virat Kohli, On a length on off and this is pushed out toward cover.
15.3
Bas de Leede to Virat Kohli, Just short! Hard length around off, Virat Kohli looks to break the shackles by advancing and goes after it. The ball is sliced off the higher part of the bat toward mid off where Shariz Ahmad, the substitute fielder dives forward but can't quite get to it. Tentative from Kohli!
15.2
1
Bas de Leede to Rohit Sharma, Pitches this one up on middle again, Rohit Sharma gets on the front foot and shows the full face of the bat before pushing it down to long on.
15.1
Bas de Leede to Rohit Sharma, Just missing leg! Pitched up a bit around middle and angling in, Rohit Sharma plays all around this one and gets rapped on the pads. Not much interest from the bowler though.
15.1
1
Bas de Leede to Rohit Sharma, Wide! Starts off with a loosener as this one is dragged down the leg side for a wide.
15
over
15 | 10 Runs | HH: 119/1
14.6
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Rohit Sharma, Flighted delivery outside off, fuller too, Rohit Sharma drives it away to sweeper cover and picks up a single.
14.5
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Virat Kohli, Tossed up full on middle, Virat Kohli looks to drive against the spin but gets it off the inner half of the bat toward backward square leg for a single.
14.4
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Rohit Sharma, Shortens the length and bowls it around off, Rohit Sharma comes down the pitch and pushes it out through covers for one.
14.3
Roelof van der Merwe to Rohit Sharma, Fired in a bit at the stumps, Rohit Sharma blocks it out.
14.2
6
Roelof van der Merwe to Rohit Sharma, SIX! Lands right on the ropes! Tossed up outside off, Rohit Sharma gets down to sweep and fetches this one from outside off before slogging it toward deep square leg for a maximum.
14.1
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Virat Kohli, Floats this one up at just 80 clicks and bowls it very full on middle and leg. Virat Kohli whips it away down to long on for a single.
14
over
14 | 5 Runs | HH: 109/1
13.6
4
Paul van Meekeren to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Smashed away for a boundary and Rohit Sharma brings up his 55th ODI FIFTY! A thunderous knock from the skipper yet again. This is way too full and outside off, Rohit just hits through the line and creams it past the cover fielder for four runs.
13.5
Paul van Meekeren to Rohit Sharma, Pitched up delivery on off stump, Rohit Sharma stays watchful and blocks it out.
13.4
1
Paul van Meekeren to Virat Kohli, Another good bumper from Paul van Meekeren right around the left shoulder, Virat Kohli manages to get the pull shot away and gets it down to fine leg for a single.
13.3
Paul van Meekeren to Virat Kohli, Short of a length this time, angling in from off, Virat Kohli looks to get inside the line and tuck it off his hips but misses and gets a blow to the thigh pads.
13.2
Paul van Meekeren to Virat Kohli, On a hard length again and over off, Virat Kohli hangs back and nudges it down toward point.
13.1
Paul van Meekeren to Virat Kohli, Hits the deck hard and bowls it over off stump, Virat Kohli stays back in his crease and bunts it down on the off side.
13
over
13 | 4 Runs | HH: 104/1
12.6
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Virat Kohli, Floated up and drifting again, into the legs, Virat Kohli just makes a bit of room and wrists it away toward wide long on for a single.
12.5
Roelof van der Merwe to Virat Kohli, Nicely drifted into middle and leg, Virat Kohli gets a big stride out and makes the block.
12.4
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Rohit Sharma, Tries to loop it up but serves a dipping full toss instead, Rohit Sharma plays it with an angled bat and drives it to deep cover for a run.
12.3
Roelof van der Merwe to Rohit Sharma, Nagging length, on off, Rohit Sharma stays put and just jams it back onto the deck.
12.2
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Virat Kohli, Quicker and shorter outside off, Virat Kohli rocks back and slaps this one away to the man at deep point for a single.
12.1
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Rohit Sharma, A tad short around off, Rohit Sharma hops back and nudges this one behind square on the off side for a single.
12
over
12 | 5 Runs | HH: 100/1
11.6
Paul van Meekeren to Virat Kohli, Ends the over well! Good length, right around the top of the stumps, Virat Kohli blocks it out from his crease.
A huge roar from the crowd as Virat Kohli walks out to bat at number 3.
11.5
W
Paul van Meekeren to Shubman Gill, OUT! TAKEN! Teja Nidamanuru with a perfectly timed effort and what a catch that is! Paul van Meekeren bangs in a quick bumper, over middle and leg and at a good height as well. This is right around head height and Shubman Gill just looks to help the ball on its way with the pull rather than swing at it. The ball takes a bit of a top edge and flies down to fine leg where Nidamanuru stays right on the ropes and leaps up to grab it with both hands and manages to stick the landing just inches inside the ropes. Gill departs after a very good start and he will be disappointed with that.
11.4
1
Paul van Meekeren to Rohit Sharma, Takes pace off a bit and bowls it on a hard length outside off. Rohit Sharma hangs back and dabs it wide of backward point for a single. A loud cheer from the crowd as the 100 comes up for India.
11.3
1
Paul van Meekeren to Shubman Gill, Good length on off and angling in, Shubman Gill gets on the front foot and times it beautifully toward long on for yet another single.
11.2
1
Paul van Meekeren to Rohit Sharma, A length ball on the pads, flicked away toward deep backward square leg for a single.
11.1
1
Paul van Meekeren to Shubman Gill, FIFTY for Shubman Gill and this has been an utterly breezy inning and a really quick one as well. A gentle full toss around off, Gill pushes it down to long on and gets across for a single.
11.1
1
Paul van Meekeren to Shubman Gill, Wide! Terrific take from Scott Edwards behind the stumps. This is banged in well short and around off, flying over Gill's head for a wide.
11
over
11 | 4 Runs | HH: 95/0
10.6
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Shubman Gill, Tosses it up a bit and throws it outside off, this is stroked away square on the off side through cover-point for a run.
10.5
Roelof van der Merwe to Shubman Gill, Slightly flighted, drifting onto off and middle, Shubman Gill defends it off the front foot.
10.4
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Rohit Sharma, This is full and on the stumps, Rohit Sharma sweeps it away firmly and toward deep square leg for one.
10.3
Roelof van der Merwe to Rohit Sharma, Nagging length, angled onto middle, kept out by Rohit Sharma.
10.2
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Shubman Gill, Very full and outside off, Shubman Gill plays a stylish cover drive in front of the man in the deep and picks up a run.
10.1
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Rohit Sharma, Drifting in full and on the pads, Rohit Sharma eases the low full toss down to long on and picks up a single.
Powerplay 2! Netherlands will breathe a huge sigh of relief as they are now allowed a couple of extra fielders outside the inner ring.
10
over
10 | 12 Runs | HH: 91/0
9.6
Paul van Meekeren to Shubman Gill, On a length and around off, slower too, Shubman Gill stabs it towards point.
9.5
2
Paul van Meekeren to Shubman Gill, Short of a length again and around leg, Shubman Gill looks to pull but gets a top edge wide of deep square leg where the fielder runs to his left and slides to stop it. Two runs taken.
9.4
4
Paul van Meekeren to Shubman Gill, FOUR! Another boundary now! Paul van Meekeren lands this short of a length and around middle, sits up nicely of the batter, Shubman Gill uses his bottom end and swats it well wide of long on for a boundary.
9.3
Paul van Meekeren to Shubman Gill, Paul van Meekeren nails the yorker this time, on middle, Shubman Gill digs it down the pitch.
9.2
Paul van Meekeren to Shubman Gill, Full again and on middle, Shubman Gill tucks it towards short mid-wicket.
9.1
6
Paul van Meekeren to Shubman Gill, SIX! Shubman Gill is dealing in sixes here! Paul van Meekeren serves this full and on middle, in the slot as well, Shubman Gill steps across and tonks it over the long on fence for a biggie.
9
over
9 | 6 Runs | HH: 79/0
8.6
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Shubman Gill, Quicker one, full and on off, Shubman Gill drills it towards long off for one more.
8.5
Roelof van der Merwe to Shubman Gill, Gives this one some air again, full and on off, Shubman Gill prods forward and keeps it out to the off side.
8.4
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Rohit Sharma, Flighted, full and on middle, Rohit Sharma advances down the track and clips it through mid-wicket for one.
8.3
Roelof van der Merwe to Rohit Sharma, A low full toss, on off, Rohit Sharma drills it straight to short covers.
8.2
4
Roelof van der Merwe to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Up and over! This is tossed up and around middle, Rohit Sharma uses his feet to loft it away but hits it with the bottom,half of the bat and fails to get the timing right. However, he still generates enough power to send it over mid on for a boundary.
8.1
Roelof van der Merwe to Rohit Sharma, Roelof van der Merwe begins with a floated delivery, full and on off, Rohit Sharma defends it on the front foot.
8
over
8 | 9 Runs | HH: 73/0
7.6
6
Paul van Meekeren to Shubman Gill, SIX! Oh..wow! Paul van Meekeren bangs this one short again and around middle, Shubman Gill gets into a good positon quickly and hammers it over the deep mid-wicket fence for another biggie.
7.5
Paul van Meekeren to Shubman Gill, Short of a length and outside off, Shubman Gill looks to cut it away but bunts it towards point. He grunts in disappointment.
7.4
2
Paul van Meekeren to Shubman Gill, Paul van Meekeren sees the batter advance and bangs this into the pitch, outside off, Shubman Gill is out of his crease and slaps it with not much timing over extra covers for a brace.
7.3
Paul van Meekeren to Shubman Gill, The stumps saving some runs again! Paul van Meekeren serves this full again and on middle, Shubman Gill drives it firmly down the ground where Paul van Meekeren tries to stop it with his right leg but fails and the ball goes onto hit the stumps at the bowler's end as Rohit Sharma also puts in a dive in to be safe.
7.2
Paul van Meekeren to Shubman Gill, Touch fuller and on leg, Shubman Gill clips it wide of short fine leg where Aryan Dutt dives to his right to make a good stop.
7.1
1
Paul van Meekeren to Rohit Sharma, On a length and on middle, Rohit Sharma nudges it through square leg for a single.
7
over
7 | 11 Runs | HH: 64/0
6.6
1
Colin Ackermann to Rohit Sharma, Another short delivery, on middle, Rohit Sharma punches it towards long on for one.
6.5
Colin Ackermann to Rohit Sharma, Short and on middle, Rohit Sharma tucks it towards short mid-wicket.
6.4
6
Colin Ackermann to Rohit Sharma, SIX! BOOM! Rohit Sharma goes big now! This is flighted, full and around middle, Rohit Sharma steps forward and dispatches it over the wide long on fence for a maximum.
6.3
Colin Ackermann to Rohit Sharma, Quicker, short and on middle, turning in, Rohit Sharma watches it through and keeps it out to the leg side.
6.2
4
Colin Ackermann to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Beautiful shot! This is tossed up, full and around off, Rohit Sharma leans on nicely onto his drive and creams it through covers for a boundary.
6.1
Colin Ackermann to Rohit Sharma, Colin Ackermann starts with a short delivery, on off, Rohit Sharma moves back to punch it away but gets an inside edge past the stumps and to the leg side.
6
over
6 | 16 Runs | HH: 53/0
5.6
4
Logan van Beek to Shubman Gill, FOUR! Fine shot! Logan van Beek bowls this fuller in length and on middle, Shubman Gill once again gives charge and flicks it with great timing once again towards the deep mid-wicket fence for a one-bounce four. That also brings up the 50-run partnership between the two openers.
5.5
2
Logan van Beek to Shubman Gill, Short of a length again from Logan van Beek, on middle, Shubman Gill pulls it in front of square on the leg side for a couple of runs.
5.4
Logan van Beek to Shubman Gill, Pitches this one up and on middle, angling in again, Shubman Gill uses his feet to flick it away but gets an inside edge onto his pads as the ball goes nowhere.
5.3
6
Logan van Beek to Shubman Gill, SIX! BANG! Easy pickings! Logan van Beek lands this short of a length but down the leg side, Shubman Gill picks up the length very early and hooks it over the fine leg fence for a biggie.
5.2
Logan van Beek to Shubman Gill, On a length and on middle, Shubman Gill tucks it towards short mid-wicket where the fielder dives to his left and gets a hand to it as the ball parries towards mid on.
5.1
4
Logan van Beek to Shubman Gill, FOUR! Lovely shot! Logan van Beek serves this a bit fuller and on middle, angling in, slower too, Shubman Gill uses the flick of the wrists and whips it away with amazing timing as the ball races to the deep square leg fence for a boundary.
5
over
5 | 8 Runs | HH: 37/0
4.6
4
Aryan Dutt to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Short and punished! Aryan Dutt lands this short once again and outside off, Rohit Sharma accepts the width on offer, moves back and crunches it through covers for another boundary.
4.5
Aryan Dutt to Rohit Sharma, Aryan Dutt sees the batter charge and drags his length back, on middle, Rohit Sharma uses his feet but adjusts well to nudge it away towards square leg.
4.4
Aryan Dutt to Rohit Sharma, Flighted delivery, full and on off, Rohit Sharma goes down to reverse-sweep it but gets a top edge as the ball rolls towards short third man.
4.3
4
Aryan Dutt to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Powered away! This is floated, full and on off, Rohit Sharma takes his front leg out of the way and smacks it flat and hard past the bowler and towards the long off fence for a boundary.
4.2
Aryan Dutt to Rohit Sharma, Goes short and around middle, turns in, Rohit Sharma stays back and tucks it straight to square leg.
4.1
Aryan Dutt to Rohit Sharma, Tossed up, full and on off, Rohit Sharma strides forward and blocks it towards short covers.
4
over
4 | 3 Runs | HH: 29/0
3.6
1
Logan van Beek to Rohit Sharma, Touch fuller and on leg, Rohit Sharma flicks it through square leg for one.
A slight halt in the play as Rohit Sharma seems to have got hurt around the groin region and seems in a bit of discomfort. The physio walks out and hopefully, Sharma is fine. Everything seems fine and we are good to go again.
3.5
Logan van Beek to Rohit Sharma, Oh..that must have hurt! Logan van Beek rolls his fingers and takes pace off this delivery, back of a length and on middle, Rohit Sharma goes through his heave a bit too early and misses to get hit on the box. A painful blow!
3.4
Logan van Beek to Rohit Sharma, This is on a good length, on middle and leg, nips back in again, Rohit Sharma looks to work it away but misses again to get hit high on the pads.
3.3
1
Logan van Beek to Shubman Gill, Fuller and on middle, Shubman Gill gives charge and knocks it towards mid on for a quick single.
3.2
1
Logan van Beek to Rohit Sharma, An appeal for LBW, but turned down! Scott Edwards has a chat with his players but decides against the review. Logan van Beek lands this on a hard length and around middle, jags back in sharply, Rohit Sharma looks to play at it but misses and gets hit high on the pads. A leg bye is taken. Ball Tracking shows that wickets is umpire's call, so even if the Dutch took the review, it would not have mattered.
3.1
Logan van Beek to Rohit Sharma, On a length and around middle, Rohit Sharma clips it wide of short fine leg where the fielder dives to his left to make a good stop.
3
over
3 | 11 Runs | HH: 26/0
2.6
6
Aryan Dutt to Shubman Gill, SIX! MONSTER HIT! Aryan Dutt floats this one up and around middle, Shubman Gill dances down the track to get to the pitch of it and absolutely smokes it over the wide long on fence as the ball hits the roof of the stadium. 95 meters!
2.5
Aryan Dutt to Shubman Gill, Aryan Dutt continues with the shorter length, on middle, Shubman Gill stays back and pats it down towards short mid-wicket.
2.4
1
Aryan Dutt to Rohit Sharma, Another short delivery, on middle, Rohit Sharma moves back and punches it towards long on for a single.
2.3
Aryan Dutt to Rohit Sharma, Goes short again and on middle, Rohit Sharma tucks it towards square leg.
2.2
Aryan Dutt to Rohit Sharma, Tossed up, full and on off, turns in, Rohit Sharma prods forward but leaves it alone.
2.1
4
Aryan Dutt to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Nice shot! Aryan Dutt lands this short and around off, Rohit Sharma rocks back quickly and cuts it hard and wide of cover-point for a boundary.
2
over
2 | 4 Runs | HH: 15/0
1.6
1
Logan van Beek to Rohit Sharma, On a length and around off, Rohit Sharma drops it in front of short covers and scampers across for run.
1.5
Logan van Beek to Rohit Sharma, Overpitched and on off, Rohit Sharma drives it straight to short covers.
1.4
1
Logan van Beek to Shubman Gill, Half a chance! This is pitched up and on middle, Shubman Gill drives it uppishly down the ground where Logan van Beek goes down but just could not get his outstretched right hand to it as the ball hits the stumps at the bowler's end and deflects towards mid off. They cross. If van Beek got a hand to that then Rohit Sharma might have been in a bit of trouble.
1.3
Logan van Beek to Shubman Gill, Short of a length and outside off, Shubman Gill steers it straight to point.
1.2
2
Logan van Beek to Shubman Gill, Back of a length and on off again, Shubman Gill lets it come onto him and dabs it wide of backward point for a brace and gets off th mark.
1.1
Logan van Beek to Shubman Gill, Logan van Beek begins with a full delivery around off, moves away a bit in the air, Shubman Gill pushes it straight to short covers.
Logan van Beek to run in from the other end.
1
over
1 | 11 Runs | HH: 11/0
0.6
Aryan Dutt to Rohit Sharma, Gives this one some air as well, on middle, Rohit Sharma prods forward and blocks it out. 11 runs off the first over then!
0.5
2
Aryan Dutt to Rohit Sharma, Looped up and around middle, Rohit Sharma uses his feet this time and chips it over mid-wicket for a couple of runs as deep square leg runs to his left and collects it.
0.4
Aryan Dutt to Rohit Sharma, Drags his length back this time, on middle, spinning in, Rohit Sharma turns it to the leg side with the inner half of the bat.
0.3
4
Aryan Dutt to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Same shot, same result! Aryan Dutt flights this one up, full once more and on middle too, Rohit Sharma once again gets down and swipes it nicely and well over backward square leg for another boundary.
0.2
Aryan Dutt to Rohit Sharma, A bit short and around middle, Rohit Sharma clips it towards backward square leg.
0.1
4
Aryan Dutt to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Rohit Sharma gets off the mark in some style! This is tossed up, full and on middle, again, turns in, Rohit Sharma goes down on one knee and slog-sweeps it with the turns over backward square leg for a boundary.
0.1
1
Aryan Dutt to Rohit Sharma, India are underway with extras! Aryan Dutt starts with a floated delivery, on middle, turning down the leg side, Rohit Sharma misses his glance. It is called a wide.
All in readiness for the play to begin! The umpires are out in the middle and so are the players of Netherlands who can be seen in a huddle. Skipper, Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill will open the innings for India. As has been the norm for Netherlands, it will be Aryan Dutt to get proceedings underway with the ball. Let's go…
We are all but set for play in the final group stage game but first, the two sets of players along with their mascots will line up for their respective national anthems. It will be the national anthem of Netherlands first followed by the national anthem of India.
Scott Edwards, the skipper of Netherlands says they would have batted first as well but it is a quite a good ground for chasing too. Adds that he is happy with the overall performance of the team as they got a couple of good wins in the middle phase but there were also some games were they have been blown away. Mentions that this is going to be the biggest crowd they have had in the tournament and they will look to put their best in the field. Informs they are unchanged as well.
Rohit Sharma, the captain of India says that they will bat first but there's no particular reason for that. Adds that from game number one they have been trying to be better and it is another opportunity to tick all the boxes. Mentions that he is extremely happy with the way the team has played and hats off to the guys who have put their hands up. Informs that they have an unchanged team.
Netherlands (Unchanged Playing XI) – Wesley Barresi, Max O'Dowd, Colin Ackermann, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Scott Edwards (C/WK), Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamanuru, Logan van Beek, Roelof van der Merwe, Aryan Dutt, Paul van Meekeren.
India (Unchanged Playing XI) – Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj.
TOSS – Rohit Sharma flips the coin and it lands in favour of him. India have elected to BAT first.
PITCH REPORT – Sanjay Manjrekar is pitchside. He says that the weather is good with a high of 28 degrees Celsius but the humidity is a bit high. mentions that it is the center pitch with the sides boundaries being fairly short at 64 meters on either side and straight it is 73 meters. Aaron Finch joins him and says that spinners can have an impact on this surface and mentions Mitchell Santner who was prepared to toss the ball up. He says that the pitch looks like a beauty and the sheen on the wicket means you will get a monster score. He also mentions that batters can take a bit of time and go beserk later on.
Netherlands, on the other hand, have won only two matches but they have given a good account of themselves throughout this competition. However, they still have a lot to play for in this game as a win here would guarantee them a place in the Champions Trophy 2025. Their batting has really struggle as the tournament has progressed. Their openers have failed to get them the good starts while they are heavily dependent on their captain Scott Edwards in the batting department. The positive for them is Sybrand Engelbrecht who has been excellent and the inclusion of Wesley Barresi into the team was also a right decision as he provides a lot of experience. Their bowling though have been really good with Paul van Meekeren, Bas de Leede and Logan van Beek handling the pace department and picking up a lot of wickets in this World Cup while Aryan Dutt and Roelof van der Merwe make up a great spin duo for them who has enjoyed bowling on Indian conditions but this will be their toughest test and the Dutch will hope to do something special. Will Netherlands do the unthinkable? Or will India make it nine in a row? We will find out soon. Toss and team news in a bit.
India have blown away teams in this World Cup and have the chance to finish the league stages undefeated. They have won eight out of eight and every department has contributed equally to their success. Their skipper Rohit Sharma has been selfless giving them quick starts while Virat Kohli is enjoying one of his best World Cups. Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, and KL Rahul have also played some good knocks as well. Mohammed Shami has teared apart oppositions with some exceptional bowling while Jasprit Bumrah has been brilliant at every phase of the game. Ravindra Jadeja picked up fifer in the last game while Kuldeep Yadav has slowed down but that is only because the pacers almost finish the job before he could come into bowl. Mohammed Siraj also has found his rhythm back and they are looking like a lethal side. They can rotate the side a bit but will also want to enter the semis with a big win.
Hello and a warm welcome folks! It is time for the last league game of the 2023 ICC ODI World Cup. The dominant Men in Blue take on the Netherlands who has punched above their weight in this tournament and entertained all of us. They will hope to cause the biggest upset of them all while the hosts will want to maintain their unbeaten run going into the knockouts.
… MATCH DAY …
We are down to the last league stage game of the 2023 ODI World Cup, which sees the hosts, India, take on the Netherlands at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. The Men in Blue have not put a foot wrong in the competition so far, with eight wins on the trot, and are sitting pretty at the top of the points table. With a potential semi-final against New Zealand on the cards, Rohit Sharma's men would want to keep their unbeaten run intact and enter that game in Mumbai with momentum behind them. The Indian think thank have an interesting conundrum in front of them, which is whether to rest a few players or go with the same combination given that there are not many days left for that semi-final fixture. All eyes will be on the milestone man, Virat Kohli, who will be eyeing that elusive 50th ODI hundred that would take him past the great Sachin Tendulkar's record of 49 ODI hundreds. What has boded well for India is that either Virat Kohli or Rohit Sharma has managed to register an 80-plus score in each of the eight games in this World Cup so far. The middle order, consisting of Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, and Suryakumar Yadav, has put its hand up at crucial times, as has Shubman Gill at the top of the order. Even though India lost Hardik Pandya due to an ankle injury, it has been a blessing in disguise for them as they have been able to feature their three-pronged pace attack. The trio of Jaspit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, and Mohammed Siraj have been relentless upfront, followed by the spin twins Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav, who have been equally good in the middle phase. On the other hand, the only Associate team to feature at this World Cup, the Netherlands, have exceeded expectations by inflicting defeats over Bangladesh and South Africa. They have shown that they are no pushovers and are a team on the rise in international cricket. Heading into the game against the mighty India, Scott Edwards' men have their Champions Trophy spot on the line, and they will need a win to keep their hopes alive. Looking back at their campaign, the Dutch will feel that had their batting clicked collectively, they would have strung a couple of wins more. Their top order has been hit-and-miss, with Max O'Dowd failing to convert his starts and Vikramjit Singh struggling for runs to find himself being eventually replaced by Wesley Barresi. Scott Edwards and Sybrand Engelbrecht have looked good but haven't been able to turn the Dutch fortunes around with the bat. Star all-rounder Bas de Leede has not quite had the impact he had with the bat during the World Cup Qualifiers, but he has excelled with the ball. Other than him, Paul van Meekeren, Logan van Beek, and Aryan Dutt have all done their bit in the bowling department. India and the Netherlands do not meet often in international cricket, and their only meetings have been during World Cups, with the Asian side winning on every occasion. Will India continue their dominance? Or will the Netherlands pull off the biggest upset of this World Cup? We will find out together.