In the latest encounter at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, India faced off against the Netherlands in their final group stage match of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. Choosing to bat after winning the toss, India delivered a staggering performance, posting an imposing total of 410 for four.
The initial breakthrough in the second innings came from India’s pacer, Mohammed Siraj, dismissing Wesley Barresi (4) in his opening over. It’s worth noting that Siraj has adopted the celebratory style of renowned Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo for his wicket-taking moments. In a distinctive twist, Virat Kohli joined in to emulate the iconic Ronaldo celebration with Siraj.
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How India Made 400 Runs:
Under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, Team India has been enjoying an exceptional run in the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023, securing victories in all their matches so far. As they faced the Dutch team in this particular match, the Men in Blue aimed to establish a record by triumphing in every game during the league stage of the ODI World Cup.
The Indian batting display in Bengaluru was nothing short of spectacular, setting a milestone by achieving their first 400-plus score in the ODI World Cup 2023. The opening partnership between Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill laid a solid foundation, followed by another significant partnership between Rohit and Virat Kohli. After Rohit’s departure at 61, Kohli continued the charge, reaching his 71st half-century before being dismissed.
Shreyas Iyer then took the reins, forming crucial partnerships with KL Rahul. This match marked a historic moment as all four of India’s top batters scored half-centuries in a World Cup game. The partnership between Iyer and Rahul, contributing 208 runs with respective centuries, propelled India to surpass the 400-run mark – a first in the ongoing tournament.
Notably, their stand became the highest fourth-wicket partnership in the history of the ODI World Cup, ranking as the third-highest in the current World Cup and the fourth-highest among Indian fourth-wicket combinations in ODIs.