In the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, India registered a brilliant victory against the Netherlands by 160 runs. India bowled out the Netherlands for 250 runs at a score of 410/4 at the Bengaluru ground. Virat Kohli played a half century innings. He scored 51 runs in 56 balls with the help of 5 fours and a six. Kohli was bowled by Dutch star cricketer Rolof van der Merwe. Kohli was a bit surprised after being dismissed but a different scene was seen after the match. In fact, Kohli gifted Merv his jersey, which made the Dutchman momentarily forget the pain of the loss.
The ICC has shared a video on Instagram, in which the Netherlands players are emotional after their loss against India. When Kohli spoke to Merv and told him Jersey gave a gift Mervi was happy after receiving the jersey. His happiness reached the seventh sky. Kohli also hugged Merv. Let us tell you that this was the last league match of the Netherlands. The Netherlands team won only 2 out of 9 matches and finished at the bottom tenth of the points table. The Netherlands also failed to qualify for the ICC Champions Trophy 2025. Only the top 8 teams in the points table have qualified for the Champions Trophy.
Talking about the India vs Netherlands match, apart from Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, captain Rohit Sharma And Shubman Gill’s bat went on. Iyer scored 128 not out and Rahul scored 102 runs. Rohit returned to the pavilion after adding 61 runs and Gill 51 runs. This was India’s last league match. India have won all their 9 league matches. The Rohit brigade will now face New Zealand in the semi-final on 15th November. This match will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. India beat New Zealand by 4 wickets in the league stage.