Team India defeated Netherlands by 56 runs in their second match of T20 World Cup. Batting first in this match played on Thursday, the Indian team scored 179 runs for 2 wickets in 20 overs. Virat scored 62 off 44 balls, Surya scored 51 off 25 balls and Rohit scored 53 runs off 39 balls. Fred Klaasen and Paul von Meckern took 1-1 wickets for the Netherlands.
In reply, Netherlands team could score only 123 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 9 wickets. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Axar Patel and Ashwin got 2 wickets each. One wicket was recorded in the account of Mohammed Shami.
With this win, the Indian team has reached number 1 with 4 points in Group 2.
65 runs in last 5 overs
Batting first after winning the toss, Team India’s batsmen could not play openly for a long time in front of the Dutch bowlers in the beginning. India were 38/1 after 6 overs of the powerplay. After 10 overs, the Indian team could only reach 67/1. Team India’s score was 114/2 at the end of 15 overs. India scored 65 runs in the last five overs.
KL Rahul’s flop show continues
KL Rahul, who was dismissed for 4 against Pakistan, was also a flop against the Netherlands. The fourth ball of the third over was fuller on middle leg. Rahul wanted to flick, but missed the ball coming in. The umpire declared out. Rahul was able to score 9 runs in 12 balls. His wicket was taken by Meekren.
However, it was clear from replays that Rahul was not out and the ball was missing the leg-stump. Actually, Rahul did not take DRS because of the refusal of Rohit Sharma standing at the other end.