Team India is playing the Netherlands side in their final group game of the ODI World Cup 2023 tournament. The men in blue are the only team yet to lose a game as they took the field on Sunday in Bengaluru. Shubman Gill gave the team a flying start as he made a blistering half-century.
Rohit Sharma won the toss and chose to bat first and went in with the same team from the previous game. Scott Edwards also opted to play with the same team that had lost to England by a huge margin.
The Indians will be playing their first semi-finals of the ODI World Cup on the 15th of November. The match will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai against a high-on-confidence New Zealand side.
Shubman Gill’s six leaves Rohit Sharma stunned –
The Indian openers got off to yet another brisk start as Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma put the Dutch bowlers under the pump. Aryan Dutt saw the final ball of the 3rd over being deposited for a huge six which went 95 meters.
Shubman Gill had hit the roof of the Chinnaswamy stadium as the ball came back into the field of play. Even skipper Rohit Sharma seemed impressed with the distance the ball travelled after the big hit from the Indian opener.
Team India saw its openers add 100 runs for the first wicket in just 11.5 overs as Shubman Gill scored 51 runs from just 32 balls. The 24-year-old hit 3 fours and 4 sixes in his knock before he was dismissed by Paul Van Meekeran.
Rohit Sharma scored 61 runs but wasted another good start as he was dismissed by Bas De Leede. The Indian skipper hit 8 fours and 2 sixes in his knock as he reached a special landmark. The 36-year-old hit 59 sixes in ODI cricket beating the previous best of 58 sixes by AB De Villiers.
Virat Kohli meanwhile scored 51 runs before he was bowled by Roelof Van Der Merwe. The 35-year-old was in good touch as he played some delightful shots and hit one six and five boundaries during his stay at the wicket.