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Shreyas Iyer's Heroics: A Power-Packed Innings in the IND vs NED 2023 World Cup Match

Shreyas Iyer displayed exceptional batting prowess by smashing an impressive unbeaten 128 runs off 94 deliveries, which comprised five sixes and 10 boundaries. Notably, He also forged a formidable 208-run alliance with KL Rahul for the fourth wicket.

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Shreyas Iyer's spectacular knock of 128* runs during ODI World Cup 2023 India vs Netherlands 45th Match at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

In a thrilling encounter between India and Netherlands at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, Shreyas Iyer showcased his batting prowess with a stunning unbeaten century. The right-handed batsman's knock of 128 runs off 94 balls, including five sixes and 10 boundaries, left spectators in awe. This article highlights the key moments of Iyer's innings, his remarkable partnership with KL Rahul, and the impact of their centuries on the match outcome.

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Iyer's Spectacular Century

Shreyas Iyer achieved his much-anticipated first World Cup century and his 4th ODI century. This remarkable feat was accomplished after he played 84 balls, scoring 9 boundaries and 2 maximums during the innings.


A Record-Breaking Partnership

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During the match, Iyer and KL Rahul formed a formidable partnership, adding 208 runs for the fourth wicket. This record-breaking stand laid the foundation for India's imposing total of 410/4 in their allotted 50 overs. Iyer's contribution was invaluable as he displayed exceptional skill and composure throughout his innings.


Iyer's Dominance Against Logan van Beek

One of the most memorable moments of Iyer's innings came in the 49th over when he went on a rampage against Netherlands' bowler Logan van Beek. Iyer unleashed his power, smashing three sixes and a boundary in that over alone. This onslaught resulted in 25 runs being plundered, giving India a significant boost and setting the stage for a massive total.

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Iyer's Overall Performance in the World Cup

Iyer's performance in the marquee ICC tournament has been nothing short of phenomenal. In nine matches, he amassed 421 runs at an impressive average of 70.16. This includes one century and three half-centuries, showcasing his consistency and ability to perform under pressure.


Rahul's Explosive Innings

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While Iyer took center stage, KL Rahul also played a crucial role in India's dominant batting display. Rahul's knock of 102 runs off just 64 deliveries was a masterclass in aggressive batting. His innings featured four sixes and 11 boundaries, propelling India to a commanding position.


Fastest Indian Century in World Cups

Rahul's century in the match against Netherlands made him the fastest Indian to reach the milestone in World Cup history, achieving it in just 62 balls. This remarkable feat surpassed the previous record held by India's captain, Rohit Sharma, who achieved the milestone in 63 balls against Pakistan. Rahul's achievement highlights his exceptional batting skills and his ability to accelerate the scoring rate.

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Rohit Sharma's Solid Fifty

Apart from Iyer and Rahul, other Indian batsmen also made significant contributions to the team's total. Rohit Sharma played a solid innings, scoring 61 runs off 54 balls, including six boundaries. His partnership with Iyer set the stage for a dominant batting display.


Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli's Contributions

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Youngster Shubman Gill showcased his talent with a quickfire half-century, scoring 51 runs off 32 deliveries. His innings included five boundaries and two sixes, providing the much-needed impetus to the innings. Indian captain Virat Kohli also chipped in with a valuable half-century, scoring 51 runs off 56 balls, ensuring a steady flow of runs.

 

Also Read ICC World Cup 2023 India vs Netherlands 45th Match Highlights

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Related:

ICC World Cup Points Table 2023

ICC World Cup 2023 Schedule

ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Venues


Conclusion

Shreyas Iyer's brilliant century, along with KL Rahul's record-breaking innings, played a pivotal role in India's commanding total against Netherlands. Their partnership and aggressive stroke play set the stage for a thrilling encounter. The match showcased the depth and strength of the Indian batting lineup, with contributions from other key players as well. As India progresses to the semi-finals, all eyes will be on Iyer and Rahul as they aim to replicate their outstanding performances and steer their team to victory.

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