Shreyas Iyer And K.L.Rahul’s Sparkling Tons : The Best Thriller of 2023


It was a perfect Diwali gift today (Sunday: 12th November) when Shreyas Iyer And K.L.Rahul’s Sparkling Tons  helped India record their ninth win in a row in the ongoing ICC World Cup Tournament to stay unbeaten in the league phase of the tournament. were followed by an all-round show by the bowlers as perfect India beats Netherlands by 160 runs in their final group game at the World Cup in Bengaluru. With this victory , India surpassed their previous record of 8 straight wins in the cricketing extravaganza.

In a sensational batting display at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Local boy Rahul struck an authoritative century(64-ball 102), which was the fastest ton by an Indian in the World Cup. Adding fuel to fire, Shreyas Iyer made his highest ODI score of 128 not out.


Fifties by Shubman Gill (51), Rohit Sharma (61) and Virat Kohli (51) along with Shreyas Iyer And K.L.Rahul’s Sparkling Tons

 It enabled India to accumulate a mammoth 410 for 4. It was their second highest World Cup total. With this feat, India became the third team in this tournament (after South Africa and New Zealand) to post a total of 400.

India’s Bowling Attack: Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja and Siraj

India’s bowlers were very disciplined and did not give away too many easy runs. They also took wickets at regular intervals, which prevented the Netherlands from building any big partnerships.

Mohammed Siraj was the pick of the Indian bowlers with three wickets. He bowled with good pace and accuracy, and also got the ball to swing a bit. Two wickets each were taken by Kuldeep Yadav and Shardul Thakur.

Here is a summary of India’s bowling performance against the Netherlands: –

They picked up two wickets each and Netherlands were bundled out for 250 runs, as India won the game by 160 runs,

Kohli and Siraj’s Ronaldo’s ‘Siuu’ Celebration

 Mohammed Siraj, a self-proclaimed Cristiano Ronaldo aficionado, found a new partner in Virat Kohli after Siraj claimed the crucial wicket of Wesley Barresi,. Kohli also join the celebration and showed Ronaldo’s trademark ‘Siuu’ pose. This unique blend of cricket and football captured the hearts of the fans and added an extra layer of excitement to the ongoing ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. The celebration started when Siraj  a leading edge from Barresi’s bat was induced, and KL Rahul executed a spectacular catch. India had already posted a colossal target of 411 runs for the Netherlands and this early breakthrough made India’s path even easier.

 The Men in Blue have secured victories in all their matches, making them the team to beat in the tournament under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, India’s performance in the ongoing ODI World Cup has been spectacular. The match against the Netherlands saw India setting a record in which they posted their first 400-plus total in the current World Cup, thanks to massive contributions from Shreyas Iyer And K.L.Rahul’s Sparkling Tons as well as Rohit Sharma, and Virat Kohli’s brilliant innings.


India’s fielding performance in the match against the Netherlands on November 12, 2023, was excellent. They saved a lot of runs and took some important catches.

Ravindra Jadeja was the standout fielder for India. He took a spectacular diving catch at backward point to dismiss Colin Ackermann. He also saved a lot of runs with his quick reflexes and accurate fielding.

KL Rahul also took a good catch behind the stumps to dismiss Max O’Dowd. Shreyas Iyer and Virat Kohli also saved some important runs with their fielding.

Overall, India’s fielding performance in the match was very good. They saved a lot of runs and took some important catches, which helped them to win the match by a comfortable margin.

Here is a summary of India’s fielding performance against the Netherlands:
  • Ravindra Jadeja: 1 catch, 3 saves
  • KL Rahul: 1 catch
  • Shreyas Iyer: 2 saves
  • Virat Kohli: 2 saves

India’s fielding performance in this match was a big improvement on their previous performance in the tournament. In the match against Pakistan, India dropped several catches and gave away too many runs in the field. However, against the Netherlands, India’s fielding was much tighter, and they did not give the Netherlands any easy runs.

India’s fielding performance will be crucial to their success in the rest of the tournament. If they can continue to field well, they will be a very difficult team to beat.

Netherlands Innings

The Netherlands were bowled out for 250 in 47 overs in their Cricket World Cup match against India on November 12, 2023, at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, India.

This means that the Netherlands lost all 10 of their wickets after scoring 250 runs in 47 overs.

Colin Ackermann was the top scorer for the Netherlands with 58 runs, while Max O’Dowd scored 49 runs. No other Netherlands batsman scored more than 35 runs.

The Netherlands’ batting performance in this match was disappointing, but they can take some positives from it. Ackermann and O’Dowd batted well, and the bowlers showed some fight. The Netherlands will need to improve their batting if they want to challenge the top teams in the world.

Here is a more detailed breakdown of the Netherlands’ batting innings:

  • Wesley Barresi (0) b Mohammed Siraj
  • Max O’Dowd (49) c + b Shardul Thakur
  • Colin Ackermann (58) b Kuldeep Yadav
  • Scott Edwards (35) b Virat Kohli
  • Bas de Leede (12) c Shreyas Iyer b Shardul Thakur
  • Tom Cooper (17) c + b Mohammed Siraj
  • Tim Pringle (24) b Kuldeep Yadav
  • Aryan Dutt (22) c KL Rahul b Mohammed Siraj
  • Logan van Beek (14) not out
  • Roelof van der Merwe (1) c + b Kuldeep Yadav
  • Paul van Meekeren (0) not out

Extras: 23

Total: 250 (all out)

India’s bowlers bowled well to dismiss the Netherlands for a relatively low score. Mohammed Siraj was the pick of the Indian bowlers with three wickets, while Kuldeep Yadav and Shardul Thakur took two wickets each.

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