In a dramatic moment during India’s ODI World Cup 2023 match against the Netherlands, Teja Nidamanuru took a spectacular catch to dismiss India’s opening batsman Shubman Gill. Gill, who was playing aggressively and had just reached his fifty off 30 balls, pulled a short ball from Paul van Meekeren.
Nidamanuru, a Dutch player of Indian origin, timed his jump perfectly and took an overhead catch, managing to land and keep his balance despite being close to the boundary rope. Television replays showed that he was perfectly within the boundary. Shubman Gill’s dismissal marked the end of a promising opening partnership with India’s captain Rohit Sharma.
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The duo had put on 100 runs for the opening wicket inside 10 overs, giving India a solid start to their innings. India had won the toss and elected to bat first, with both teams naming unchanged line-ups. India was aiming for their ninth consecutive win in the tournament, while the Netherlands, already eliminated from contention, was looking to end their campaign on a high note.
Despite Gill’s dismissal, India went on to win the match by a comfortable margin, securing their place in the semi-finals of the World Cup. Nidamanuru’s catch was one of the highlights of the match, and it will be remembered as a moment of brilliance in a tournament that has been full of exciting moments.
India (Playing XI): 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 (Playing XI): 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.