India booked their ticket to the semi-finals of the current World Cup two matches ago. So today’s match was just a matter of regulation for the Men in Blue. But it was very important for Bangladesh. Because the Tigers would have been knocked out of the Champions Trophy if India had been defeated by the Netherlands. But there was no incident, Rohit Sharma’s team defeated the Dutch by a huge margin of 160 runs. That’s why Bangladesh opened up. Rohit Sharma’s win against the Dutch confirmed the Tigers’ place in the 2025 Champions Trophy.
In order to play in the 2025 Champions Trophy, Bangladesh had to be among the eight points in the ongoing World Cup. If the Netherlands beat India, the Tigers would have dropped to nine points in the points table. Rohit Sharma’s team confirmed Shakib Al Hasan’s Champions Trophy game in 2025 by defeating the Dutch in such an even match. The Dutch are at the bottom with two wins in 9 matches. To play in the 2025 Champions Trophy, there was an obligation to be number 8 in the World Cup. Bangladesh finished at number 8.
With the century of Lokesh Rahul and Shreyas Iyer, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill’s fifty-run innings, India got a mountain capital of 410 runs. Chasing a big target, the Dutch lost wickets at regular intervals and stopped at 250 runs. Before going down to play against New Zealand in the semi-final, India finished the preparation well with a big win of 160 runs.