The Indian Cricket Team posted their second-highest total in ODI World Cup history. The men in blue scored 410 runs from their 50 overs for the loss of four wickets. The Sunday crowd in Bengaluru more than got their money’s worth as they witnessed carnage from the Indian batters.
Rohit Sharma decided to bat first after winning the toss. The Indian team walked into the game with a 100% record so far in the ODI World Cup 2023 tournament. There were no changes from either side from their last game.
Each of the top three batters registered half-centuries while KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer scored centuries apiece. The next game for them is the ODI World Cup 2023 semi-finals versus New Zealand in Mumbai on Wednesday.
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Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill yet again gave the Indians a brisk start to add 110 runs for the opening wicket. The runs came in just 71 balls before Shubman Gill was out for 51 runs from 32 deliveries.
The skipper kept going great guns as he went past the 500 mark in the ODI World Cup 2023 tournament. Just when it seemed Rohit Sharma was going to get a big score he was out for 61.
Former skipper Virat Kohli began slowly but once he got his eye in, he played some delightful shots. Former RCB member Roelof Van Der Merwe stunned the Bengaluru crowd when he dismissed Virat Kohli for 51 off 56 balls.
At 200/3 the Indian team was cruising with a great run rate as KL Rahul came out to join Shreyas Iyer. The two batters added 208 runs for the 4th wicket in 127 balls as they slammed their tons.
KL Rahul scored the fastest century by Indian in ODI World Cups getting to the mark in 62 balls. The previous best was held by Rohit Sharma when he got to the mark in 63 balls versus Afghanistan in New Delhi. The 31-year-old was out for 102 from 64 balls with 11 fours and 4 sixes.
Shreyas Iyer was not out on 128 which is his ODI best score from just 94 balls with 10 fours and 5 huge sixes. Men in Blue are set to win their 9th game of the ODI World Cup 2023 tournament ahead of their big game on Wednesday against the Kiwis.
Here’s how the fans reacted –
India in the final overs batted like they had to win by at least 287 runs to qualify in their last league match. #INDvNED— Peeyush Sharma (@peeyushsharmaa) November 12, 2023
Iyer - 128* (94).— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) November 12, 2023
KL Rahul - 102 (64).
Rohit - 61 (54).
Gill - 51 (32).
Kohli - 51 (56).
India post 410/4 - the highest ever World Cup score this year. What a batting effort led by KL and Iyer. pic.twitter.com/VADC4Q12mT
KL Rahul created history.— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) November 12, 2023
- He has the most runs by an Indian wicket keeper in a World Cup edition. 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/RzfqN4SWdY