Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni steadied the Indian innings and put them on course for a victory over the Netherlands in a World Cup Group B clash at New Delhi on Wednesday.
Earlier, Gautam Gambhir was bowled by Mudassar Bukhari after scoring 28 of 29 balls after Peter Borren knocked over Virat Kohli.
Left arm spinner Pieter Seelaar got the prized wickets of Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar and Yusuf Pathan to lead a Dutch fightback.
Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar went after the Dutch bowling right from the word go as India chased their modest target of 190.
Zaheer Khan grabbed three wickets and Yuvraj Singh picked up his 100th ODI scalp as the Netherlands were bowled out for 189 in 46.4 overs.
Mudassar Bukhari was bowled by Zaheer for 21 after skipper Peter Borren smashed a quickfire 38 of 36 balls as the Dutch failed to bat out their quota of 50 overs.
Netherlands got off to a promising start as openers Eric Szwarczynski and Wesley Barresi took their side's total to 56 in the 16th over before Szwarczynski was bowled by Piyush Chawla for 28.
Barresi fell soon after for 26 as India's new found all-rounder Yuvraj brought up 100 wickets in his one day international career.
There was a procession of wickets after that as the Indian spinners came into their own and the Dutch failed to break the shackles which led to batsmen being dismissed on a regular basis.
The Netherlands were in deep trouble at 127/7 before skipper Borren and Bukhari took the total near the 200 mark but both then fell to Zaheer who ended up with figures of 3/20.