Twitter reacts as Shreyas Iyer hits his maiden century in ICC Cricket World Cup
Shreyas Iyer scored his maiden World Cup century against Netherlands in Bengaluru.
In the final league game of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 at Bengaluru on November 12, 2023, India won the toss and elected to bat against Netherlands. The top five Indian batsmen showcased their abilities, as all of them scored fifties with No. 4 Shreyas Iyer and No. 5 KL Rahul both scoring centuries.
Captain Rohit Sharma led the charge with a dynamic innings, contributing 61 runs off 54 balls at a strike rate of 112.96. Shubman Gill played a blistering knock of 51 runs in just 32 balls. Virat Kohli added to the scoreboard with a composed 51 runs off 56 deliveries. The stage was set for Shreyas Iyer, who hit his maiden World Cup century in 84 deliveries.
Shreyas Iyer hits maiden World Cup century
In his innings, Shreyas Iyer hit 10 boundaries and 5 sixes. Iyer missed out on a well-deserved century in the last game against South Africa, but scored in the last league game. Iyer is one of the best middle-order batsman of India. His World Cup campaign didn’t start well as he was not scoring big, but he will be high in confidence with his recent performances.
India ended with a score of 410/4 in 50 overs. Shreyas Iyer finished at 128 and KL Rahul hit the fastest century by an Indian in World Cup. India would be looking to get few early wickets to put pressure on Netherlands.
Social media erupted after the batter got to his century, and applauded for his innings.