Shubman Gill completed his 1500 runs in ODIs in 2023. He was dismissed for 51 off 32 balls.
Bengaluru: Netherlands’s Teja Nidamanuru took a blinder on the boundary to dismiss India’s Shubman Gill during their ODI World Cup 2023 encounter at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday. Gill, who had just reached his fifty off 30 balls earlier in the over, pulled a short ball from Paul van Meekeren. Nidamanuru, an Indian-origin Dutch with roots in Andhra Pradesh, timed his jump perfectly and took an overhead catch, landed and kept his balance. Television replayed showed he was hardly an inch or two in front of the boundary rope.
During his fifty, Gill also completed 1500 ODI runs in a calendar year.
Meanwhile, Gill and captain Rohit Sharma gave India a rock-solid start, reaching 100 runs for the opening wicket inside 10 overs. The Indian openers toyed with the Dutch bowlers from the first over itself as the duo smashed fours and sixes at will.
Earlier, unbeaten India won the toss and opted to bat in their final league game. Both India and the Netherlands named unchanged teams. India will be eyeing their ninth win in a row ahead of the semifinal against New Zealand on November 15. Already out of the competition, the Dutch will be looking to end their campaign on a positive note.
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj.
Netherlands: Wesley Barresi, Max ODowd, Colin Ackermann, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Scott Edwards (w/c), Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamanuru, Logan van Beek, Roelof van der Merwe, Aryan Dutt, Paul van Meekere.