IND vs NED: ‘It was near perfect win…’ Rohit Sharma after winning against Netherlands

Sydney: India marked win against Netherlands by 56 runs and Rohit Sharma would is clearly very happy with the performance of team. 

After the win, India captain Rohit Sharma said, “Lucky for us, we had a few days to get over that special win. As soon as the game got over, we came to Sydney and regrouped. We have to move on now, and the focus was on this game where we wanted to come out and get those two points.”

“It was a clinical win” –  Rohit Sharma

“I thought it was a clinical win. Looking at the way they have qualified for the Super 12s, credit to them. We however always looked to what we can do with ourselves, not bother about the opposition.

“To be honest, this was a near perfect win. Yes, we played a little slow at the start but that was the conversation between me and Virat, we had to wait on that surface to play the big shots. Not too happy with my fifty, but what’s important is getting runs – doesn’t matter if they are good looking runs or ugly runs. At the end of the day, it is about keeping the confidence up,” he said. 

After batting first, India had post 179 runs after the heroics of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav with half-centuries each.

India post 179 runs against Netherlands

India captain Rohit Sharma set a momentum for the team after hitting half-century. Thereafter, Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav picked it up from there to take the score to 179 runs. Kohli played the innings of unbeaten 62 runs while SKY also finished his half-century on the last ball. 

Indian bowlers shine, take 9 wickets in 20 overs

Netherlands didn’t have a strong start as they lose their openers within 5 overs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar opened strike for India as he dismissed Vikramjit Singh in third over for just a single run. Axar Patel then followed the lead and dismissed Max O’Dowd in fifth over for 16 runs.

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