IND vs NED: India crushed Netherlands by 160 runs to end the group stage unbeaten

IND vs NED Bengaluru, November 12, 2023: India put on a clinical batting and bowling performance to crush the Netherlands by 160 runs in their final group stage match of the One Day World Cup 2023 at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday.

Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul scored centuries to help India post a mammoth 410/4, the highest total in the tournament so far. Iyer remained unbeaten on 128, while Rahul scored 102.

In reply, Netherlands were bowled out for 250 in 48 overs, with Teja Nidamanuru scoring a half-century. The Indian bowlers were in top form, with Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, and Kuldeep Yadav all picking up two wickets each.

With this victory, India finished the group stage unbeaten and qualified for the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup 2023.

Brief scores:

India: 410/4 in 50 overs (Shreyas Iyer 128*, KL Rahul 102)

Netherlands: 250 in 48 overs (Teja Nidamanuru 50; Mohammed Siraj 2/34, Jasprit Bumrah 2/40)

Result: India won by 160 runs

Player of the Match: Shreyas Iyer (India)


India’s batting performance was simply outstanding in the match against the Netherlands. Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul put on a 212-run partnership for the second wicket, which laid the foundation for the team’s massive total. Iyer continued to bat after Rahul’s dismissal and scored a brilliant unbeaten century.

The Indian bowlers were also in top form in the match. They bowled disciplined lines and lengths and did not allow the Dutch batsmen to settle in. Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, and Kuldeep Yadav all picked up two wickets each.

Overall, it was a comprehensive performance in India. They were dominant with both bat and ball and deservedly won the match by a huge margin.