India continued their winning momentum in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2022, defeating the Netherlands by 56 runs at Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday. It was India’s second consecutive win, and has put them to the top of the table in Group 2.
Batting first, half-centuries from Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav propelled India to a formidable total. Kohli (62 not out) and Yadav (51 not out) partnered for an unbeaten 95-run partnership to guide India to an imposing 179/2 in their allotted 20 overs.
The former India skipper smashed three fours and two sixes, while Yadav hit seven fours and a maximum. Apart from the duo, captain Rohit returned to form, scoring a brilliant 39-ball 53 with the help of 4 fours and 3 sixes.
In response, the Dutch side fell 56 runs short of the target and lost their second consecutive match in the Super 12 stage. For India, Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled a sensational spell, picking a couple of wickets and conceded only 9 runs in 3 overs, including 2 maidens.
Apart from Bhuvi, Arshdeep Singh (2/37), Axar Patel (2/18), and Ravichandran Ashwin (2/21) all bagged two wickets apiece. For the Netherlands, Tim Pringle, with 20 off 15, was their top-scorer in the match.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) October 27, 2022
Another strong result. 🇮🇳💪 pic.twitter.com/J5gKb6za8F
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) October 27, 2022
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 27, 2022
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) October 27, 2022
Virat Kohli becomes the second leading run-scorer in the T20 World Cup history.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) October 27, 2022
— Isa Guha (@isaguha) October 27, 2022
Very well played Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav but the Rohit Sharma innings was the game-changer. He was the reason why India scored close to 7 runs an over in the first-half.
It's not easy to score on a used wicket.
— Aritra Mukherjee (@aritram029) October 27, 2022
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) October 27, 2022
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) October 27, 2022
T20 World Cup anywhere is at Virat Kohli's home ground.
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) October 27, 2022
Spectacular ! On the big stage the great men are at their best. Virat Kohli certainly playing magnificently and some stunning shots already. Comprehensive win for India today .pic.twitter.com/D3GKJcmuGd
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) October 27, 2022
Suryakumar Yadav becomes the FIRST player to register 5 T20I fifty-plus scores at 200+ strike-rate in the same year.
65(31) v West Indies
117(55) v England
68*(26) v Hong Kong
61(22) v South Africa
51*(25) v Netherlands
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) October 27, 2022
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) October 27, 2022