ICC Men's T20 World Cup, Australia, 2022 |Super 12 - Match 11 |10/27/2022 Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney
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Rohit Sharma, the Indian skipper says that it was good that they got few days to get over that special win against Pakistan. He told the boys to move on and start thinking of this game. He shares that they wanted to get these two crucial points and adds that pressure is a lot when you are expected to win. Credits Netherlands for their performance in this tournament. Mentions that it was a near perfect game for them. Shares that the wicket was on the slower side and had discussed with Virat Kohli to get a partnership. Feels that his knock was not a perfect one but knows that even if those runs are ugly they are important to the team.
Scott Edwards, the skipper of Netherlands says that with the noise around, things become a bit difficult. Adds that they came here to win but and they put on a good performance. Ends by saying that it is difficult to restrict the batters (Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav) who bat in that manner and says that the score over 180 was always going be tricky. Says that he is looking forward to the Pakistan game and it just keeps getting better and better and they hope to put up a better performance.
Suryakumar Yadav is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his attacking knock of 51 off just 25 balls! He says that he was trying to express himself and he likes to bat. Adds that the message was clear to reach a total that the bowlers could defend. Ends by saying that he likes to bat with Kohli and needs to run hard on the pitch while batting with him.
Time for the Presentation.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar set the tone for India with consecutive maidens in his first spell and an early wicket. Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin then combined to spin a web around the Dutch. Mohammed Shami and Arshdeep Singh too joined the party and were amongst the wickets. Overall, Rohit Sharma will be pleased with a disciplined bowling effort in this game and this could be termed as a perfect game for India.
Netherlands were off to a shaky start while chasing 180. They lost both their openers inside the Powerplay and could only manage 27 runs in the first six overs. Post that, Dutch were unable to string partnerships together and kept losing wickets at regular intervals. It was always going to be a stern test for them against a formidable Indian bowling attack and they just could not put any pressue on the Indian bowlers at any point in time in this chase.
Earlier in the game, India began decently after opting to bat first. At 67-1 after 10 overs, India needed to get a move on to reach a good total. The pair of Suryakumar Yadav and Virat Kohli provided a much-needed impetus and took them to a very good total on this slowish pitch. For Netherlands, Fred Klaassen and Paul van Meekeren got a wicket each but they were left with a lot to do coming into the second half of the game.
A comfortable victory for India in the end and they now move to the top of the table in this group. This big win will also boost their net run rate as well and overall, India have done what they were expected to do coming into this game. The Netherlands, on the other hand, had their moments with the ball but with the bat, they just could not handle the pressure of the big score along with the might of the Indian bowling and this is one area they need to improve a lot to compete with the big teams more regularly.
Arshdeep Singh to Paul van Meekeren, FOUR! A low full toss on off, Paul van Meekeren drills it through mid off for another boundary. India win by 56 runs!
Arshdeep Singh to Paul van Meekeren, FOUR! A shorter one on leg, Paul van Meekeren looks to pull it but gets a top edge. The ball races away towards the fine leg fence for another boundary!
Arshdeep Singh to Paul van Meekeren, FOUR! Fine shot. A low full toss outside off, Paul van Meekeren smashes it past covers for a boundary!
Arshdeep Singh to Shariz Ahmad, Bowls it fuller and outside off, Shariz Ahmad guides it to point for one.
Arshdeep Singh to Paul van Meekeren, Slightly shorter and on middle, Paul van Meekeren looks to pull it but gets a bottom edge towards square leg. They cross.
Arshdeep Singh to Paul van Meekeren, NO HAT-TRICK! A yorker and just outside leg, Paul van Meekeren digs it to the square leg fielder. Dot.
END OF OVER 19 | 8 Runs & 0 Wkt | NED 109/9
Mohammad Shami to Shariz Ahmad, Slightly shorter and on off, Shariz Ahmad shuffles across and slaps it towards deep covers for a brace.
Mohammad Shami to Shariz Ahmad, FOUR! Fine shot. Fuller one on off, Shariz Ahmad smashes it through covers for a boundary!
Mohammad Shami to Shariz Ahmad, On a length and just outside off, Shariz Ahmad looks to drive it but misses.
Mohammad Shami to Paul van Meekeren, Fuller one on off, Paul van Meekeren slices it to deep covers for one more.
Mohammad Shami to Shariz Ahmad, Slightly shorter and on off, Shariz Ahmad knocks it to mid off for one.
Mohammad Shami to Shariz Ahmad, On a length and outside off, Shariz Ahmad looks to play at it but misses.
END OF OVER 18 | 5 Runs & 2 Wkt | NED 101/9
Arshdeep Singh to Fred Klaassen, OUT! LBW! Right on the money again. A yorker from 'round the wicket on middle and leg, Fred Klaassen looks to flick it but gets hit on his pads. A loud appeal follows for the LBW but the finger stays down. Arshdeep Singh asks for a review. The Ball Tracking rolls and it shows three reds and Arshdeep Singh gets two in two. Netherlands are nine down now. Paul van Meekeren is the last man in.