India goes down the memory lane of 2008 as Virat Kohli turns back the clock in Bengaluru


On anticipated strains, India defeated Netherlands by means of 160 runs in the ultimate league degree recreation of the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023. This was once the 9th consecutive win for the ‘Men in Blue’ in the pageant. The icing on the cake for Indian fanatics was once that Virat Kohli took a wicket in ODI cricket after 9 years.

Batting first, India scored 410/4 in entrance of a packed M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday. In answer, Netherlands have been all out for 250. The result of the fit was once determined after the finish of the first innings as chasing 411 runs was once by no means a very simple activity in opposition to a workforce with bad bowling like India. However, now not many would have guessed that it could be Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in the wickets column and now not the in-form Mohammed Shami.

Fans have demanded turning in the ball to Kohli in earlier fits additionally. However, captain Rohit used him for best 3 balls ahead of the Netherlands fit. The enthusiastic Bengaluru crowd chanted: ‘Give bowling to Kohli.’ [Give Kohli the ball]’And Rohit gave them what they sought after.

In simply his 2d over, Kohli broke the 39-run partnership for the fourth wicket between Dutch captain Scott Edwards and Sybrand Engelbrecht as he had the former stuck in the back of on the leg-side. KL Rahul moved briefly to his left to take a excellent catch. When Kohli and his teammates have been overjoyed, the crowd erupted in pleasure.

This dismissal took cricket fanatics down memory lane as they remembered how Kohli He pushed aside Kane Williamson in the semi-finals of the Under-19 World Cup in 2008. The Delhi cricketer bowled a equivalent ball as he had bowled to Edwards but it surely ignored Williamson’s willow. However, the Kiwi batsman misplaced his steadiness and was once well stumped by means of Srivatsa Goswami.

Incidentally, India’s upcoming fit is the semi-final in opposition to New Zealand on Wednesday, November 15 in Mumbai. In the ultimate version of the World Cup, those two groups confronted every different in the semi-finals in Manchester, the place New Zealand received by means of 18 runs.

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