Team India has emerged victorious in the 45th game of the 2023 World Cup, defeating Netherlands by a massive 160 runs at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday. This win secured their ninth consecutive victory in the tournament, marking their unbeaten streak in the league stage. The Men in Blue achieved this feat with an imposing total of 410-4 after batting first. Shreyas Iyer led the charge with an unbeaten 128 off 94, supported by KL Rahul who scored 102 off 64. This outstanding display of batting prowess propelled India to their historic win.
The Indian team’s next challenge will be the first semifinal against New Zealand at the Wankhede in Mumbai on November 15, where they will face off against the Kiwis once again. The Kiwis ended fourth in the points table with a net run rate of +0.743, setting the stage for an exciting clash.
In their previous encounter against New Zealand, India emerged victorious with a focused chase, thanks to Kohli’s incredible 95 off 104. However, the Black Caps will be keen on redemption after their triumph over India in the 2019 World Cup semifinal in Manchester, where they secured an unforgettable 18-run win.
With both teams poised for a thrilling showdown, the stage is set for an intense battle in the upcoming semifinal match.