For the fifth time in their ODI history, India’s top 4 batters registered 50+ run scores in IND vs NED World Cup 2023 game
India continued their rampage en route to the World Cup 2023 semi-finals as they took on Netherlands in the last game of the league stage. All the four top-order batsmen – Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer – brought up their half-centuries, even as India had over a dozen overs to spare.
The batting onslaught by the Indian top order made it the fifth time the top 4 batters have registered 50+ run scores for the Men in Blue in the ODI format. It was in 2006 in Indore against England when India first achieved this tremendous feat. They then went on to repeat it three more times before today’s IND vs NED contest.
India’s top 4 register 50+ run knocks for the 5th time
Openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill got the team off to a flying start, after India won the toss and chose to bat first. The Hitman scored 61 runs off 54 balls while Gill played a quickfire 51-run knock before departing.
Virat Kohli continued to display his consistency, bringing up yet another half-century. Shreyas Iyer, too, played his role to perfection, adding yet another ODI fifty to his name as India continued to dominate Netherlands. Take a look at the instances when the top 4 batters for India have gotten 50+ scores in ODIs.
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Another feat for Team India!
It also became the third instance when the top 5 batters have scored 50+ run knocks in the history of ODI cricket. KL Rahul joined the party as he smashed a blistering half-century to join the four others who had done the same before him.