ICC Men's World Cup, Bangalore
India 410-4 (50 overs): Shreyas 128* (94), Rahul 102 (64), Rohit 61 (54)
Netherlands 250 (47.5 overs): Nidamanuru 54 (39), Engelbrecht 45 (80); Siraj 2-29
India won by 160 runs
Shreyas Iyer and Lokesh Rahul scored attacking hundreds to help India make it nine wins in nine games with a 160-run victory over the Netherlands in the final group-stage match at the Cricket World Cup on Sunday (Nov 12).
Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul hit centuries as India made it nine wins from nine group-stage games with a 160-run victory over the Netherlands.
After the top three all made fifties, Shreyas and Rahul put on 208 in Bengaluru to take India to 410-4 – their second highest World Cup total.
Shreyas ended unbeaten on 128, while Rahul's 62-ball ton is the hosts' fastest at a World Cup. In reply, the Netherlands started well but fell away to be bowled out for 250.
With qualification long since assured and a semi-final booked against New Zealand in Mumbai on Wednesday, much of the pre-game focus was on Virat Kohli and whether he could make a 50th one-day international century to surpass Sachin Tendulkar's record.
India batting first gave him a chance but he was made to wait as openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill shared a stand of 100, doing so in quick time.
Gill made a 30-ball half-century but there were cheers when he departed for 51 as it brought Kohli to the crease.
Rohit went for 61 and Kohli, after a slightly tentative start, settled into his innings. He looked assured at the crease, making the moment he was bowled by Roelof van der Merwe for 51 from 56 balls all the more shocking to those in attendance at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Shreyas and Rahul moved them past that surprise with a boundary-laden partnership that helped India score 126 runs in the last 10 overs.
Shreyas reached his first World Cup ton from 84 balls in the 46th over and was joined on three figures by Rahul, who hit back-to-back sixes to help reach the milestone.
Despite losing Wesley Barresi early, the Netherlands started well with a number of eye-catching shots from Max O'Dowd and Colin Ackermann in the powerplay.
But Ackerman was dismissed in the 13th over and, while there was never any sort of collapse, wickets fell at regular intervals. With the chase long since abandoned, Teja Nidamanuru holed out in the 48th over after a battling 54 to bring the match to a close.