In their last match of the league stage in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023, the Indian team won by a brilliant 160 runs. In this match played against Netherlands at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, Team India batted first and scored a huge score of 410 runs. In response, the Netherlands team was limited to 250 runs. After finishing first in the points table, India will now face New Zealand in the semi-finals on November 15 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. While captain Rohit Sharma expressed happiness over the performance of all the players after the win against Netherlands, he also told what was the biggest challenge for the team in the league stage.
It was a challenge for us to play in different stadiums
After the excellent win in the match against Netherlands, captain Rohit Sharma said that from the beginning till now in this tournament, we have focused on one match at a time. There are 11 matches in the tournament, so you should concentrate on one match at a time. We have played all our league matches in different stadiums and we had to prepare accordingly. We have played very well since the first match till now. A different player has taken responsibility for us in every match. It was a challenge for us to play at different places, but we have played very well consistently so far.
Rohit and Virat also showed amazing performance in bowling.
Till now in this World Cup, captain Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, who created a stir with their bat, were also seen doing wonders with the ball in the match against Netherlands. In this match, Kohli took one wicket while conceding 13 runs in three overs of bowling. Captain Rohit Sharma also took 1 wicket while conceding 7 runs in 0.5 balls. Apart from this, the Indian team also saw brilliant century innings from the bat of Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul.
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