India trounced Bangladesh by a score of 257 runs thanks to an unbeaten century from Virat Kohli. India will play the other undefeated team, New Zealand, in Dharamsala on Sunday. Hardik Pandya was injured in the win against Bangladesh.
India, the tournament favorites, beat Bangladesh by seven wickets thanks to an unbeaten 103 from Virat Kohli, but the health of Hardik Pandya has the home team worried.
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Quick Recap: India vs Bangladesh
While batting with KL Rahul (34no off 34) in the final stages of India’s successful chase of 257 in Pune, Kohli secured his 48th ODI century with a match-winning six from 97 balls, just one short of Sachin Tendulkar’s record in the format.
The 34-year-old batsman refused late-inning singles in favor of going for the twos and fours he needed to get a century, and he did so by smoking Nasum Ahmed over deep midwicket as India won by 51 runs.
A Breathtaking Win for India
India’s win over a Bangladesh team missing regular skipper Shakib Al Hasan with a quad niggle takes them to within a point of New Zealand at the top of the standings before the teams play in Dharamshala on Sunday, a game in which Hardik may now be questionable.
After hurting his left ankle while trying to field off his own bowling three balls into the ninth over on Thursday’s match, Hardik staggered off, and Kohli finished the over to roaring applause from the Indian crowd.
Hardik did not come back out to bat after Bangladesh scored 256-8, as India cruised to victory thanks to the efforts of Kohli, Shubman Gill (53 runs off 55 balls), Rohit Sharma (48 runs off 40 balls), and Rahul.
It’s Off To A Great Start for Bangladesh
After India declined to review for Tanzid Hasan being lbw to Jasprit Bumrah on six, Bangladesh’s hopes were bolstered by the 93-run opening stand between Liton Das (66) and Tanzid Hasan (51).
His 8 boundaries featured 3 in a row off Shardul Thakur in the 10th over (two sixes sandwiching a four), and he hit a fifty for the first time in an ODI while being the first man out, lbw to Kuldeep Yadav in the 15th.
From then on, Bangladesh consistently lost wickets, with Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim being the only two batsmen to reach 16 runs, thanks to the double strikes of Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, and Ravindra Jadeja.
Jadeja had the best economy rate, taking 2 wickets for 38 runs bowled (10 overs). Among his victims was Liton, who was bowled out at long-off, and Mushfiqur, who was dismissed by an outstanding diving effort by Jadeja at backward point.
However, wicketkeeper Rahul made the catch of the innings when he leaped to his left and caught Mehidy Hasan Miraz with one hand.
Player of the Match: Virat Kohli
After putting up 46 runs with Shreyas Iyer (19) off of 59 deliveries, Iyer dragged Mehidy to deep midwicket, leaving the remaining 69 runs for Kohli and Rahul to score.
In the final two and a half overs, Kohli smoked Nasum for four and six in the 40th over, and then sent the same bowler into the stands in the middle of the 42nd over, scoring a couple of runs of the overs other than wides.
Score: India v Bangladesh
|India won by 7 wickets|
Win for India, as expected; simplicity of victory surprising. On Sunday, the hosts will welcome New Zealand to Dharamsala. Since these two teams have been the most dominant, many people will see this as a tune-up for the championship game. Bangladesh’s upcoming match against South Africa in Mumbai on Tuesday will require a swift selection of players.We’re still halfway through the entire Cricket World Cup! There are plenty of the best online cricket betting sites India with great cricket betting offers that you can take advantage of to elevate the stakes of the biggest cricket event in 2023!