Cricket News: Twitter reactions to India 410/4 vs Netherlands – KL Rahul & Shreyas Iyer smash centuries | Reactions to India’s 410/4 vs Netherlands at Bengaluru
On Diwali, it was KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer who lit up the M Chinnaswamy Stadium with wonderful ODI batting against the Netherlands. The pair combined for a mammoth 208-run stand in just 21.1 overs to take India to 410/4 in the quest for a ninth-straight victory in what has been a superb campaign for Rohit Sharma’s team.
Shreyas Iyer finished with 128 not out off 94 deliveries. His batting in the middle overs was impressive, keeping things ticking quickly after a superb start from openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill. Iyer’s most productive shot was the pull, hitting 42 runs in conjunction with runs all over the wicket. The fact he struck at 136.17 but had a control percentage of 95% is testament to his execution on the day, and this innings should serve as a nice confidence boost ahead of the semi-final.
Hometown boy KL Rahul also had a memorable outing. Not only has Rahul got India out of sticky situations in ODIs this year, but he is now the holder of the country’s fastest-ever hundred in ODI World Cups. The prolific number five never let the Dutch bowlers settle, striking 11 fours and four sixes en route to 102 off just 64 balls.
It was ominous from the outset for the Netherlands after Rohit Sharma won the toss and chose to bat in glorious batting conditions. The captain and Shubman Gill hammered 100 for the opening wicket, with a mammoth 91 coming in the first powerplay. From there, Virat Kohli overcame some early jitters to post a half-century, before Iyer and Rahul took over to take India to their first 400+ score of this World Cup.
Reactions: India smash 410/4 courtesy of tons from Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul
Here are some of the reactions from India’s big innings, headlined by excellent hundreds by Iyer and Rahul.
Barring something remarkable from the Netherlands, India will enter the semi-finals after nine wins in the league stage. One thing is for sure, if the Indians take that form in the knockouts, they will go on to win this World Cup.