Team India became the first team in a World Cup edition where top five batters scored fifty plus runs in an ODI innings.
It began with a powerful display from openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill.Both the batters showcased aggressive performances against the Netherlands, reaching their respective fifties. Gill led the charge, smashing 51 off just 32 deliveries, setting the tone for the innings. Following suit, skipper Rohit played a stellar innings, contributing 61 runs off 54 deliveries.
The momentum was maintained by the star batter, Virat Kohli, who once again displayed his batting prowess by scoring 51 runs in 56 deliveries. Shreyas Iyer became the fourth batsman who got to his fifty when he smashed a cracking boundary.
The historic milestone was sealed when the No. 5 batsman, KL Rahul, reached his fifty by taking a single. This achievement added another layer to India’s remarkable batting performance in the last league clash, making it a truly unprecedented and memorable moment in the history of the World Cup.
Later, Iyer-Rahul duo played a cracker of an innings post their fifties and lit up the Bengaluru sky with centuries powering India to a mammoth 410 for four against Netherlands.
Rahul’s 62-ball century was also the fastest hundred by an Indian in the World Cup, going past skipper Rohit Sharma’s record of fastest World Cup hundred for India.
Rohit notched up a 63-ball century against Afghanistan earlier in the tournament in Delhi.