India took on the Netherlands in their second group-stage fixture of the T20 World Cup 2022 on Thursday (27 October). Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bat first. The captain led the charge as Sharma scored a half-century. Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav followed their captain in scoring half-centuries as the two batters stitched a 95-run partnership for the third wicket.
The bowlers also did a great job to stop the Netherlands well short of India’s total. Arshdeep Singh continued his good form as the left-arm pacer took two wickets in his four overs. Singh struck twice in his third over to dismiss Fred Klaasen and Logan van Beek. While he got van Beek caught at the hands of Dinesh Karthik, Singh trapped Klaasen LBW.
However, the pacer had to wait for a while to celebrate the wicket of Klaasen. As Arshdeep dismissed Klaasen on the last ball of the 18th over and the on-field umpire did not adjudge the batter out, Rohit Sharma took a late DRS call. When the decision was reviewed, the batter was found plumb in front of the three sticks. As the decision flashed on the big screen, Singh was near the boundary ropes. He celebrated the wicket from there itself by raising both his hands.
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With two wickets on the last two balls of his third over, Singh started his final over with a chance to bag a hat trick. However, he could not seal the moment as the batter survived a toe-crusher from the pacer. Van Meekeren then hit three consecutive boundaries on the last three balls to finish things on high for the Netherlands. Nevertheless, India won the match by 56 runs.