India defeated the Netherlands at the Sydney Cricket Ground with an impressive all-around performance to earn their second victory of the competition by a score of 56 runs. Netherlands never appeared to be in control of their innings as India continued to regularly hit them out while they were chasing 180. Tim Pringle was their only batter to reach 20 as Bhuvneshwar Kumar and company put up a brilliant bowling performance. With their second win in a row in the tournament, India are now on top of Group 2 points table with four points.
Talking about the first innings, KL Rahul once again failed to perform, and the slow start of team India was one the reasons of the fans denying this game to be a ” perfect win”. Rohit Sharma carried on the momentum with a positive half-ton. After Virat Kohli’s outstanding performance against Pakistan, Suryakumar Yadav and other players boosted their aggression. The former scored two straight half-centuries in the event. Yadav, who also played some fantastic play, smashed and reached his first half century of the World Cup event.
India finished their 20 overs with a total of 179/2 as Kohli struck 62* from 44 and Yadav finished with a 25-ball 51*.
A comprehensive win for India at the SCG against Netherlands 🙌🏻#NEDvIND | #T20WorldCup | 📝: https://t.co/9FPx3tOBBe pic.twitter.com/1a9Nz0sOiM
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Rohit Sharma | India captain: Lucky for us, we had a few days to get over that special win. As soon as the game got over, we came to Sydney and regrouped. We have to move on now, and the focus was on this game where we wanted to come out and get those two points. I thought it was a clinical win. Looking at the way they have qualified for the Super 12s, credit to them. We however always looked to what we can do with ourselves, not bother about the opposition. To be honest, this was a near perfect win. Yes, we played a little slow at the start but that was the conversation between me and Virat, we had to wait on that surface to play the big shots. Not too happy with my fifty, but what’s important is getting runs – doesn’t matter if they are good looking runs or ugly runs. At the end of the day, it is about keeping the confidence up.