India has attained their expected second win in the T20 World Cup campaign. The Men in Blue charged against the Netherlands in the Super 12 game, the first-ever T20 clash of the teams. Skipper Rohit Sharma chose to bat first against the qualifiers at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Opening the innings, the Indian skipper struck fine form as he got to his half-century. However, appearing for the post-win presentation, Rohit Sharma termed his knock unsatisfactory.
Rohit Sharma put on some classic pull shots on show against the Netherlands bowling attack. Despite his opening partner KL Rahul walking off quite early, Sharma continued his charge against the opponents. Moreover, Virat Kohli, currently on a dream run of form struck the perfect balance with Sharma as they put a 50-par partnership. Rohit Sharma, however, fell prey to a slower by Fred Klassen at the score of 53 off 39.
Rohit Sharma Not Satisfied With His Half-Century Against Netherlands
Appearing for the post-match interaction, Sharma dispensed his view on India’s performance after the historic win against Pakistan. “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. I thought it was a clinical win,” Rohit said.
Speaking about the win over the Netherlands, Sharma termed it a “near-perfect win”. However, the skipper expressed his stance on the half-century, not amused by it. “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,” Rohit added.
India ultimately put 179 on the scoreboard as Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav got to their respective half-centuries. The Netherlands, meanwhile, stumbled down the chase losing 9 wickets for 123. With this win, India is now atop the Group 2 table with an impressive Net Run Rate. India will now face South Africa on the 30th of October in Perth.