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IND VS BAN, ICC 2023 Match 17 – Full Scorecard, Commentary, Squad

02
nd Innings India
Right then, that is it from this game and the heat is on for the top place in the points table with India and New Zealand, the two unbeaten teams facing each other in their next encounter. For now, though, the caravan moves to Bengaluru for Match number 18 where a wounded Pakistan team will go up against a resurgent Australia and both sides will be itching for a win. That encounter will take place on Friday, the 20th of October and will begin at 2 pm IST (8.30 am GMT) but as usual, you can join us early for the build-up. Till then, take care and goodbye!
Rohit Sharma, the captain of India says that it was a good win. Adds that they didn't start that well with the ball but the guys pulled it back in the middle phase and toward the end as well. Tells that their fielding has been brilliant in the last three games and here too and everyone is putting their best effort into the matches. Praises Ravindra Jadeja for his excellent spell and that amazing catch but says a hundred is a hundred (On Kohli stealing the Man of the Match from Jadeja). Credits the bowlers for being smart and hitting the right lengths. Says that they are doing well as a group and a medal for all the performance after every game motivates a lot as well. Mentions that Hardik Pandya pulled up a bit but it is not anything major and they will need to assess it more when he pulls up in training the next day. Acknowledges the crowd and says that they are coming in big numbers and hopes that it gets even bigger and louder as they move on.
Bangladesh's skipper, Najmul Hossain Shanto is down for a chat. Shanto says India are always a good side and are capable of doing good things. Adds that they have played three of the best teams in the tournament but they could have done better and their best is yet to come. Tells that Tanzid Hasan batted really well and the fast bowlers were good too but if he or Litton Das stayed there a bit longer and they picked up a couple of more wickets, things could have been different. Mentions that Shakib Al Hasan is recovering well and should be fit for the next game.
Virat Kohli is the Player of the Match for his stellar ton. Kohli starts by apologizing in a fun way for stealing the award from Ravindra Jadeja and says that he wanted to make a big contribution as he has got a few fifties in World Cup games but not enough centuries. Adds that even if you dream about the start he had, you go back to sleep because it was unbelievable and reckons that the pitch was really good and the ball came onto the bat nicely. Says that the team is doing well and the atmosphere of the team is pretty relaxed but also adds that it is a long tournament. Says that he and Ravichandran Ashwin are the only two players in the team to have won the World Cup and to play in front of such a crowd is a pleasure.
The Presentation ceremony…
Earlier in the game, the stand-in captain for Bangladesh, Najmul Hossain Shanto won the toss and wanted to put runs on the board. It was a brisk start by the Bangladeshi openers as Tanzid Hasan and Litton Das looked in good flow and added 93 runs for the first wicket. The frontline pacers for India didn't have much of an impact with the new ball but Kuldeep Yadav was able to break the stand and provide the opening. In the middle phase, all the other bowlers managed to pick up timely wickets after both openers were dismissed having surpassed the 50-run mark. Mushfiqur Rahim seemed to the anchoring the innings for Bangladesh but he too fell and it was then a big effort from Mahmudullah to take them over the 250-run mark. Ravindra Jadeja was the standout bowler for India with others chipping in as well. As far as the chase is concerned, it was yet another fast and furious effort from India to get their fourth win of the campaign.
Bangladesh have once again not been able to live up to the big stage as after a very solid start with the bat, they could muster up only 256 runs. This effort was then made to look even smaller as the frontline bowlers gave away runs in the first 10 overs. They did manage to pick up wickets in the middle phase and Mehidy Hasan did more than a fine job of being the lead spinner in the absence of Shakib Al Hasan but it just wasn't enough. Hasan Mahmud attacked well and even though he was expensive, he did pick up the wicket of the Indian skipper. Shoriful Islam was expensive too and Mustafizur Rahman didn't get much of a role with the ball. They need to pull up their socks or their campaign could end off in a hurry.
A victory that was yet again set up by the bowlers who kept Bangladesh to a below-par total. Skipper Rohit Sharma once again came out with aggressive intent and put the opposition bowlers under pressure right from the word go. Shubman Gill started off a bit slow but Rohit was going guns blazing before getting out on 48. Virat Kohli got off to a quick start as well thanks to some sloppy bowling and Gill too started showing his class and got to his maiden World Cup fifty. Both Gill and Iyer then got out playing big shots but India were firmly in front by then. KL Rahul joined Kohli in the middle and the two made sure there was no blemish and the former even gave Virat full support when the talismanic batter made it a mission to end the match with a hundred to his name and that's exactly what he managed to do, even surpassing 26,000 international runs across formats in the process.
INDIA GO FOUR OUT OF FOUR! A bit of an enthralling end to a game that was long over and eventually, Virat Kohli gets to that three-figure mark. All in all, yet another dominating performance from the hosts and they join New Zealand as the only two teams to have a perfect record thus far in the tournament.
41.3
6
Nasum Ahmed to Virat Kohli, SIX! Yes, he can! Virat Kohli finishes things off in style! He gets to his 48th ODI HUNDRED as well as he hits the winning runs. Nasum Ahmed tosses it up around middle, Virat Kohli shimmies down the track and makes it a full toss to whip it over the deep mid-wicket fence for a bigger and the crowd goes wild at Pune. INDIA WIN BY 7 WICKETS!
41.2
Nasum Ahmed to Virat Kohli, Quicker one and on middle, Virat Kohli uses his feet and knocks it towards long on for no run. Can Kohli hit a boundary here?
41.1
Nasum Ahmed to Virat Kohli, Nasum Ahmed fires this one short and down the leg side, Virat Kohli initially backs away but then moves away to leave it alone. He is not happy with the bowler as he thinks it is a wide but the umpire says it is not.
40.6
1
Hasan Mahmud to Virat Kohli, Overpitched and on middle, Virat Kohli eases it towards long on and retains the strike. India needs 2 to win but Virat Kohli is on 97 and needs to hit a boundary here.
40.5
Hasan Mahmud to Virat Kohli, A low full toss, on middle, Virat Kohli heaves it towards deep mid-wicket and refuses the run once more.
40.4
2
Hasan Mahmud to Virat Kohli, Good running again! This is full and on middle, Virat Kohli nudges it in front of deep mid-wicket for a couple of more runs.
40.3
Hasan Mahmud to Virat Kohli, Almost chopped on! This is a back-of-the-hand slower one, on a length and on off, Virat Kohli looks to slog it away but gets an inside edge just past the stumps. The crowd takes a sigh of relief along with Kohli himself.
40.2
2
Hasan Mahmud to Virat Kohli, This is pitched up and on middle, Virat Kohli tucks it with soft hands towards the square leg region and comes back for the second run in a flash. Brilliant running! He moves to 94 now.
40.2
1
Hasan Mahmud to Virat Kohli, Oh..no! Hasan Mahmud bangs in a slower bouncer now but too high, Virat Kohli watches it go over his head to the keeper and then gives a bit of a glare to the bowler. Wided.
40.1
Hasan Mahmud to Virat Kohli, Fuller one and on middle, Virat Kohli flicks it towards deep mid-wicket and denies the single again. The crowd roars again.
39.6
1
Nasum Ahmed to Virat Kohli, A slower one now, full and on middle, Virat Kohli drills it towards long on and keeps the strike.
39.5
Nasum Ahmed to Virat Kohli, Shorter in length and on off, Virat Kohli punches it towards short covers where the fielder makes a good stop diving to his left.
39.4
6
Nasum Ahmed to Virat Kohli, SIX! BOOM! Massive hit! This is flighted, full and around middle, Virat Kohli goes down again and whacks it over the deep mid-wicket fence for another maximum. He moves into the 90s now!
39.3
Nasum Ahmed to Virat Kohli, Short and around off, Virat Kohli punches it towards sweeper covers but sends KL Rahul back. He wants that hundred here.
39.2
Nasum Ahmed to Virat Kohli, Floated, full and on off, Virat Kohli pushes it towards short covers.
39.1
4
Nasum Ahmed to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Virat Kohli looks in a hurry now! This is tossed up, full and on middle, Virat Kohli goes down and nails his sweep in front of square on the leg side for a boundary. India needs 15 runs for the win and Virat Kohli also needs 15 for his hundred.
38.6
1
Hasan Mahmud to Virat Kohli, Pitched up and on off, Virat Kohli drills it through covers for one. India need 19 runs for the win now.
38.5
6
Hasan Mahmud to Virat Kohli, SIX! Into the crowd goes Kohli now! Hasan Mahmud bowls the slower delivery now, full and around off, Virat Kohli picks it up early and drags it from there to deposit it way over the long on fence for a biggie.
38.4
Hasan Mahmud to Virat Kohli, Full again and on off, Virat Kohli pushes it straight to short covers.
38.3
Hasan Mahmud to Virat Kohli, Touch fuller and on middle, Virat Kohli short-arm jabs it wide of short mid-wicket where the fielder dives to his left to make a brilliant stop.
38.2
1
Hasan Mahmud to KL Rahul, Back of a length and on off, KL Rahul punches to towards sweeper covers for a single.
38.1
1
Hasan Mahmud to Virat Kohli, On a length and around middle, Virat Kohli swipes it towards deep square leg for a single.
37.6
1
Mehidy Hasan to Virat Kohli, Flighted, full and on off, Virat Kohli works it towards long on for the sixth single of the over. Mehidy Hasan finishes his spell with figures of 10-0-47-2
37.5
1
Mehidy Hasan to KL Rahul, Mehidy Hasan continues to bowl short here, on off, KL Rahul goes back and punches it through covers for one more.
37.4
1
Mehidy Hasan to Virat Kohli, Another short delivery, on middle, Virat Kohli moves back and heaves it towards deep mid-wicket for one.
37.3
1
Mehidy Hasan to KL Rahul, Quicker, short and on leg, KL Rahul flicks it off the back foot towards deep mid-wicket for another run.
37.2
1
Mehidy Hasan to Virat Kohli, Short and on middle, Virat Kohli moves back and swats it towards long on for a run.
37.1
1
Mehidy Hasan to KL Rahul, Tossed up, full and on middle, KL Rahul eases it towards long on for a single.
36.6
1
Shoriful Islam to KL Rahul, Overpitched and on off, KL Rahul pushes it through covers for one.
36.5
4
Shoriful Islam to KL Rahul, FOUR! A boundary now! Shoriful Islam goes for another short delivery, on middle, KL Rahul this time hangs back a bit and pulls it towards the deep mid-wicket fence for four more runs.
36.4
6
Shoriful Islam to KL Rahul, SIX! Outstanding shot! Shoriful Islam bangs this short and around leg, KL Rahul gets into position quickly and swivels and smears it for a flat six over the deep backward square leg fence.
36.3
1
Shoriful Islam to Virat Kohli, Short of a length and on middle, Virat Kohli pulls it towards fine leg for another run.
36.2
1
Shoriful Islam to KL Rahul, Full again and on off, KL Rahul drills it through covers for a single.
36.1
1
Shoriful Islam to Virat Kohli, Fuller one and on off, Virat Kohli drives it firmly towards mid off and calls for the run but is sent back, the fielder has a shy at the batter's end with no backup and the batters get the overthrow run now.
35.6
1
Mehidy Hasan to Virat Kohli, Another short delivery, on middle, Virat Kohli works it through mid-wicket for one more.
35.5
1
Mehidy Hasan to KL Rahul, Darts this one full and on leg, KL Rahul tickles it towards fine leg for one.
35.4
Mehidy Hasan to KL Rahul, Short again and on leg too, KL Rahul flicks it wide of square leg and once again Najmul Hossain Shanto dives to his left to make an excellent stop. Bangladesh are giving their all in the field here.
35.3
Mehidy Hasan to KL Rahul, Short and around leg, KL Rahul works it towards square leg where Najmul Hossain Shanto is fast to collect it and denies the run.
35.2
1
Mehidy Hasan to Virat Kohli, Slower through the air, on off, Virat Kohli prods forward and taps it towards short third man and scampers across for a single.
35.1
Mehidy Hasan to Virat Kohli, Flatter, short and on middle, Virat Kohli stays back to play at it but gets an inside edge onto his pads as the ball goes nowhere.
34.6
Shoriful Islam to KL Rahul, A slower one now, on a length and on off, KL Rahul opens the face of his bat but steers it straight to backward pont.
34.5
Shoriful Islam to KL Rahul, Back of a length and on off, KL Rahul taps it towards short covers.
34.4
4
Shoriful Islam to KL Rahul, FOUR! KL Rahul finds the fence now! Shoriful Islam tries to go for another short ball but this one sits nicely up for the batter, KL Rahul swivels and pulls it nicely wide of deep square leg for a boundary.
34.3
Shoriful Islam to KL Rahul, On a length and on middle, angling in, KL Rahul pushes it with a straight bat towards short covers.
34.2
Shoriful Islam to KL Rahul, Shoriful Islam bangs in a sharp bouncer at 130.9 clicks, on middle, KL Rahul ducks under it well too.
34.1
1
Shoriful Islam to Virat Kohli, Back of a length and around off, Virat Kohli punches it towards sweeper covers for a single.
Drinks break! Just 56 runs more are needed for the win and India look to be on the course of making it 4 wins out of 4. They have wickets in hand and with Hardik Pandya almost certain not to take further part in this game, the pair of Virat Kohli and KL Rahul will be looking to get the job done. Bangladesh have done decently in the middle overs with the ball but needed more runs with the bat and a couple of wickets upfront to really threaten the home team.
33.6
Mehidy Hasan to KL Rahul, Slightly shorter in length and outside off, KL Rahul punches it straight to short covers.
33.5
Mehidy Hasan to KL Rahul, Fires this one full an don middle, KL Rahul turns it to the leg side.
33.4
1
Mehidy Hasan to Virat Kohli, Tossed up, full and on middle, Virat Kohli flicks it wide of square leg for one.
33.3
1
Mehidy Hasan to KL Rahul, Pushed through quicker, full and on leg, KL Rahul works it towards fine leg for a run. 200 up for India!
33.2
1
Mehidy Hasan to Virat Kohli, Floated, full and on middle, Virat Kohli whips it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
33.1
Mehidy Hasan to Virat Kohli, Flatter, short and around leg, Virat Kohli clips it towards short fine leg.
32.6
1
Mahmudullah to Virat Kohli, Shortish and on middle, Virat Kohli moves back and nudges it towards deep mid-wicket for one more. Six singles of the over!
32.5
1
Mahmudullah to KL Rahul, Quicker, full and on off, KL Rahul drives it towars long off for one.
32.4
1
Mahmudullah to Virat Kohli, Floated, full and on middle, Virat Kohli drills it towards long on for another run.
32.3
1
Mahmudullah to KL Rahul, Drags his length back again and bowls the flicker, on middle, sticks to the surface a bit, KL Rahul moves back and goes through is pull shot early and mistimes it just on the bounce to deep mid-wicket. They cross.
32.2
1
Mahmudullah to Virat Kohli, Short again, on leg, Virat Kohli flicks it off the back foot through square leg for a run.
32.1
1
Mahmudullah to KL Rahul, Mahmudullah starts with a short delivery, on middle, KL Rahul moves back and punches it towards sweeper covers for a single.
31.6
1
Mehidy Hasan to KL Rahul, Quicker, full and on off, KL Rahul uses his feet and drives firmly towards short covers where a fumble allows the run.
31.5
1
Mehidy Hasan to Virat Kohli, Fires this one down the leg side, Virat Kohli stays back and nudges it towards fine leg for one.
31.4
Mehidy Hasan to Virat Kohli, Short again, on middle, Virat Kohli pats it straight to short mid-wicket.
31.3
1
Mehidy Hasan to KL Rahul, Goes short and on middle, KL Rahul moves back and punches it towards long on for an easy single.
31.2
Mehidy Hasan to KL Rahul, Floated, full and on on middle, KL Rahul knocks it towards the mid on region where Najmul Hossain Shanto from short mid-wicket runs to his left and stops it.
31.2
1
Mehidy Hasan to KL Rahul, Flatter, short but down the leg side, KL Rahul leaves it alone. Wided.
31.1
Mehidy Hasan to KL Rahul, Tossed up, full and on off, KL Rahul leans on and blocks it back to the bowler.
30.6
1
Nasum Ahmed to KL Rahul, Another short delivery around off, KL Rahul moves back and punches it towards sweeper covers for one.
30.5
1
Nasum Ahmed to Virat Kohli, Pushed through quicker, on middle, Virat Kohli stays back and punches it towards long on for another run.
30.4
1
Nasum Ahmed to KL Rahul, Tossed up, full and on off, KL Rahul taps it wide of short covers for a run.
30.3
Nasum Ahmed to KL Rahul, Flatter, short again and outside off, KL Rahul chops it down towards point.
30.2
Nasum Ahmed to KL Rahul, Slower through the air, short and on middle, KL Rahul pushes it towards short covers.
30.1
1
Nasum Ahmed to Virat Kohli, Short and on middle, Virat Kohli moves back and flicks it towards deep square leg for a single.
29.6
1
Mehidy Hasan to Virat Kohli, Bowled full on middle this time, Virat Kohli gets forward and drives it down to long on for one.
29.5
1
Mehidy Hasan to KL Rahul, Shorter on the stumps, forced off the back foot to the right of the bowler who gets a hand on it but can't make the stop. They get a single.
29.4
4
Mehidy Hasan to KL Rahul, FOUR! Cut away right in front of the stumps! Flatter delivery around middle, KL Rahul backs away and watches it well, cutting it past point for a boundary. Risky but well played by Rahul as well.
29.3
Mehidy Hasan to KL Rahul, Slightly shorter and around off, played off the back foot toward cover.
29.2
Mehidy Hasan to KL Rahul, Nicely drifted onto middle and leg, KL Rahul stays back and defends it under his eyeline.
KL Rahul is the next man.
29.1
W
Mehidy Hasan to Shreyas Iyer, OUT! CAUGHT! Reckless from Shreyas Iyer and it is that same combination of Mehidy Hasan and Mahmudullah that does the trick again for Bangladesh. Tosses this one up on a length around middle and gets it to drift in a bit. Iyer steps down the track but doesn't get to the pitch of the ball and forces the lofted shot toward deep mid-wicket. Too much height and not enough distance as Mahmudullah takes a good catch well inside the ropes. India lose their third wicket now.
28.6
4
Mustafizur Rahman to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Lovely shot and all the hard work done by the bowler in the last five balls is undone here. Slightly fuller and outside off, Kohli plants his front foot forward and creams the cover drive well wide of the fielder in the deep and collects a boundary.
28.5
Mustafizur Rahman to Virat Kohli, hard length around the top of off, Virat Kohli taps it away in front of mid off and the dot balls keep piling up in this over.
28.4
Mustafizur Rahman to Virat Kohli, Another short ball over the stumps, Mustafizur Rahman uses his wrists to shape it across as well and Virat Kohli simply leaves it alone. No runs off this over so far.
28.3
Mustafizur Rahman to Virat Kohli, Length ball on off, angling across, Kohli gets on the front foot and drives it on the up but can't get it through covers.
28.2
Mustafizur Rahman to Virat Kohli, A good bumper, over middle and leg and angling across. Virat Kohli ducks under it well.
28.1
Mustafizur Rahman to Virat Kohli, Starts the new spell with a full delivery around off, Virat Kohli nails the straight drive but finds the man at mid off.
27.6
Nasum Ahmed to Shreyas Iyer, Flatter and around middle, Iyer blocks it out from his crease.
27.5
1
Nasum Ahmed to Virat Kohli, Floated up on middle and leg, Kohli leans on and eases it down to long on for another single.
27.4
1
Nasum Ahmed to Shreyas Iyer, Fuller on middle and leg, Iyer drives it along the ground and through mid on for a single.
27.3
Nasum Ahmed to Shreyas Iyer, Slows it up and drifts it into the legs, getting it to hold in the pitch. Shreyas Iyer manages to keep it out.
27.2
1
Nasum Ahmed to Virat Kohli, A tad shorter, punched away off the back foot and through the hands of the fielder at extra cover for a single.
27.1
Nasum Ahmed to Virat Kohli, Flighted delivery, on a nagging length and around off. Kohli looks to get on the front foot and play it toward covers but gets it off the inner edge onto the leg side.
26.6
1
Hasan Mahmud to Virat Kohli, FIFTY for Virat Kohli and that is his 69th ODI half-century! Length ball on middle, angling in, Kohli gets on the front foot and hits it to the right of mid on to get across for a quick single. This is his sixth 50-plus score on this ground in eight innings, staggering!
26.5
4
Hasan Mahmud to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Banged in short around off, Virat Kohli gets across a bit and gets on top of the bounce before rolling his wrists over the ball and pulling it down in front of mid-wicket for a boundary. Moves to 49 now does Kohli.
26.4
1
Hasan Mahmud to Shreyas Iyer, Back of a length, Shreyas Iyer stays back and dabs it behind point fo a quick run.
26.3
Hasan Mahmud to Shreyas Iyer, Full and in the slot on off stump, Shreyas Iyer stays deep in his crease, clears the front leg but goes a bit too hard at it, ending up getting a big inside edge onto the back leg.
26.2
Hasan Mahmud to Shreyas Iyer, Length ball on off, pushed out toward covers by Iyer.
26.1
1
Hasan Mahmud to Virat Kohli, Pitched up outside off, Virat Kohli gets on the front foot and drives it firmly in front of deep cover. Kohli looks for two and there is a slight fumble as well but he has to settle for the single.
25.6
Mehidy Hasan to Shreyas Iyer, On a length and around middle, holding up in the pitch a touch as well. Iyer blocks it back to the bowler. India cruising through at the moment.
25.5
Mehidy Hasan to Shreyas Iyer, Fuller on off and middle, hit away on the up but straight to mid on.
25.4
1
Mehidy Hasan to Virat Kohli, Quicker one, pushed through on middle. Virat Kohli goes on the back foot and tucks it to deep mid-wicket for one more.
25.3
1
Mehidy Hasan to Shreyas Iyer, Full on off, swerving in the air a bit, Iyer leans on and drives it down to long on for one.
25.2
1
Mehidy Hasan to Virat Kohli, Short again, wristed off the back foot to deep mid-wicket for a single by Kohli.
25.1
Mehidy Hasan to Virat Kohli, Pulls the length back and fires it in at the legs, Virat Kohli goes on the back foot and pushes it out to mid on.
24.6
4
Hasan Mahmud to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR! Crunched! Drops it short again and over the stumps, Shreyas Iyer gets in position quickly and nails the pull shot through square leg to pick up a boundary.
24.5
Hasan Mahmud to Shreyas Iyer, Brilliant stop! Full and angling into the legs, Shreyas Iyer flicks it firmly to the right of mid-wicket but Litton Das springs to his right and makes a one-handed stop.
24.4
1
Hasan Mahmud to Virat Kohli, Short ball around off and hurrying the batter, Virat Kohli can't quite get on top of the bounce but manages to pull it down in front of mid-wicket for a single.
Slight halt! Shreyas Iyer has been hit around his heels with the throw from the fielder and looks in a bit of pain. The physio is in to check on him and put some magic spray on the affected area. Iyer is good to go now.
24.3
1
Hasan Mahmud to Shreyas Iyer, Quick single! On a hard length on middle and leg, Shreyas Iyer pushes it away to the right of mid on and sets off for the single. Shoriful Islam picks up the ball and throws it at the bowler's end but misses. The ball goes on to hit the right ankle of Iyer who is down in a bit of pain. Had that hit the stumps, Iyer was a goner too.
24.2
1
Hasan Mahmud to Virat Kohli, A touch fuller on off, angling it in, pushed away down to mid on without much timing but the batters scamper through for one.
24.1
Hasan Mahmud to Virat Kohli, Hits the deck hard and bowls it over middle, Virat Kohli stands tall and works it away to mid-wicket.
23.6
1
Mehidy Hasan to Virat Kohli, Slower through the air this time and floated on the legs, Virat Kohli nudges it past square leg and picks up a single.
23.5
Mehidy Hasan to Virat Kohli, Full again on the legs, flicked straight to short fine leg.
23.4
1
Mehidy Hasan to Shreyas Iyer, Full and drifting into middle and leg, Iyer eases it through mid on and rotates the strike.
23.3
1
Mehidy Hasan to Virat Kohli, Goes back to a shorter ball and forces it down to long on for one more.
23.2
1
Mehidy Hasan to Shreyas Iyer, Pushed through on middle and leg, Shreyas Iyer punches it on the up and down to long on for a run.
23.1
Mehidy Hasan to Shreyas Iyer, Fuller and quicker around off, getting it to drift a bit and Shreyas Iyer plays it back to the bowler.
22.6
Shoriful Islam to Virat Kohli, Rolls his fingers over the ball and bowls it short outside off, Virat Kohli looks to go up and over covers but checks his shot and plays it down to extra cover.
22.5
Shoriful Islam to Virat Kohli, A quick bumper over middle, this time the angle takes it across the right-hander and Virat Kohli just leaves it alone.
22.4
1
Shoriful Islam to Shreyas Iyer, Switches to over the wicket and bowls it on the thigh pads. Iyer deflects it down to fine leg and picks up another single.
22.3
2
Shoriful Islam to Shreyas Iyer, Hard length outside off, Shreyas Iyer stands tall and eases it off the back foot wide of deep cover for a couple of runs.
22.2
1
Shoriful Islam to Virat Kohli, Good length outside off, Virat Kohli gets on the front foot and punches it away to deep cover for a single.
22.1
Shoriful Islam to Virat Kohli, A well-directed short ball over middle and angling in. Virat Kohli bends his back and sways away from the line of the ball as the ball flies past his helmet.
21.6
1
Mehidy Hasan to Virat Kohli, Pushed through a bit quicker on the pads, Virat Kohli tucks it 'round the corner for a run.
21.5
Mehidy Hasan to Virat Kohli, Nicely flighted and drifted into the pads, Virat Kohli wrists it to mid-wicket.
21.4
Mehidy Hasan to Virat Kohli, On the shorter side and on the pads, Virat Kohli rocks back and works it to square leg.
21.3
1
Mehidy Hasan to Shreyas Iyer, Fuller on middle, punched down to long on for one more.
21.2
Mehidy Hasan to Shreyas Iyer, Floated up on the pads, Shreyas Iyer looks to turn it leg side but ends up chipping it. Thankfully for him, the ball didn't carry to mid-wicket.
21.1
1
Mehidy Hasan to Virat Kohli, Flatter one on off, Virat Kohli gets on the back foot and behind the line before punching it back past the bowler down to long on for one.
20.6
Shoriful Islam to Shreyas Iyer, Another good short ball and the keeper half-heartedly appeals for a caught behind. This is bowled over middle and leg, angling down. Shreyas Iyer looks to take it on but takes his eyes off the ball and misses it.
20.5
Shoriful Islam to Shreyas Iyer, Runs in and grunts before banging in a bumper over middle. Shreyas Iyer simply ducks under it.
20.4
Shoriful Islam to Shreyas Iyer, Back of a length around off, Iyer stays back and bunts it out to cover-point looking for one but Kohli sends him back.
20.3
1
Shoriful Islam to Virat Kohli, Quick single but had to put in the dive to ensure safety. Floated, full and outside off, Virat Kohli punches it straight to mid off and gets across for the single.
20.2
Shoriful Islam to Virat Kohli, Length ball on middle and leg, tucked away straight to mid-wicket.
20.1
Shoriful Islam to Virat Kohli, Fuller in length from around the stumps and angled into off and middle. Virat Kohli drives it off the inner half and toward mid on.
19.6
4
Mehidy Hasan to Shreyas Iyer, DROPPED AND FOUR! A tough chance though! Mehidy Hasan lands this short and outside off, Shreyas Iyer looks to cut it away but gets a thin outside edge behind where Mushfiqur Rahim gets some glove on it but the ball races to the third man fence for a boundary.
19.5
1
Mehidy Hasan to Virat Kohli, Fires this one full, on middle, Virat Kohli eases it towards long on for one.
19.4
4
Mehidy Hasan to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Lovely shot! Mehidy Hasan bowls this flatter, full and on off, Virat Kohli lunges forward and absolutely drills it through extra covers for a boundary.
19.3
1
Mehidy Hasan to Shreyas Iyer, Flighted, full and middle, Shreyas Iyer taps it wide of point for a single.
Shreyas Iyer is the new man in.
19.2
W
Mehidy Hasan to Shubman Gill, OUT! TAKEN! Mehidy Hasan strikes! Gill goes back straight after reaching his fifty. This is floated, full and around middle, turns in a bit, Shubman Gill skips down the track to heave it away with the spins, but he fails to get under it and hits it with the bottom half of the bat towards deep mid-wicket where Mahmudullah moves to his left nicely and pouches it safely keeping his balance well too. India lose their second wicket now!
19.1
2
Mehidy Hasan to Shubman Gill, Tossed up, full and around off, Shubman Gill goes inside out to loft it away but slices it instead over extra covers. Two runs taken.
18.6
Shoriful Islam to Virat Kohli, Length again, on off, Virat Kohli drops it to the off side and wants the run but is sent back by Gill.
18.5
1
Shoriful Islam to Shubman Gill, This is on a good length and on middle, nips back in sharply, Shubman Gill stabs it past point for one.
18.4
1
Shoriful Islam to Virat Kohli, Back of a length and around off, Virat Kohli gets on top of the bounce and steers it towards third man for a run.
18.3
Shoriful Islam to Virat Kohli, Short of a length and on off, Virat Kohli stays back and keeps it out to the off side.
18.2
2
Shoriful Islam to Virat Kohli, Shoriful Islam bangs this onto the pitch, on middle, Virat Kohli pulls it wide of deep square leg for a couple of runs.
18.1
1
Shoriful Islam to Shubman Gill, FIFTY FOR GILL! He brings up his first half-century of the World Cup and continues his good form this calendar year. This is on a length and on off, Shubman Gill taps it wide of short covers for a quick single.
17.6
Mehidy Hasan to Virat Kohli, Tossed up, full and on middle, Virat Kohli tucks it towards short mid-wicket.
17.5
1
Mehidy Hasan to Shubman Gill, Another short delivery, turning into leg, Shubman Gill swipes it towards deep square leg for another run.
17.4
Mehidy Hasan to Shubman Gill, Floated, full and on middle, Shubman Gill turns it towards short mid-wicket.
17.3
1
Mehidy Hasan to Virat Kohli, Goes short again, on middle, Virat Kohli moves back and flicks it towards deep mid-wicket for a run.
17.2
1
Mehidy Hasan to Shubman Gill, Quicker and around middle, Shubman Gill uses his feet and drills it towards long on for a run.
17.1
Mehidy Hasan to Shubman Gill, Mehidy Hasan starts with a flatter delivery, short and on leg, Shubman Gill clips it towards short fine leg.
Drinks break! India have just brought their batting form from the last few games and skipper Rohit Sharma was at his destructive best early on. Since his departure, both Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli have got a move along and are scoring well over a-run-a-ball. Bangladesh need wickets and they need them quickly as well because once the runs come down to double digits, it will be very difficult to pile any pressure on the hosts. Let's see how the next phase pans out.
16.6
1
Nasum Ahmed to Shubman Gill, Darts this one full, on off, Shubman Gill forces it towards long off for one more.
16.5
1
Nasum Ahmed to Virat Kohli, Looped up, full and on off, Virat Kohli eases it towards long off for one.
16.4
2
Nasum Ahmed to Virat Kohli, A bit short and around leg, Virat Kohli moves back and flicks it through backward square leg for a brace.
16.3
1
Nasum Ahmed to Shubman Gill, Flighted, full and on middle, Shubman Gill drills it towards long on for another run.
16.2
1
Nasum Ahmed to Virat Kohli, Floated, full and on middle, Virat Kohli tucks it wide of short mid-wicket for a run.
16.1
1
Nasum Ahmed to Shubman Gill, Tossed up, full and on off, Shubman Gill drives it towards long off for a single.
15.6
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Shubman Gill, Another slower one, full and on middle, Shubman Gill knocks it towards mid off and gets across for a quick run. Good running!
15.5
2
Mustafizur Rahman to Shubman Gill, Back of a length and on off, Shubman Gill stands tall and punches it wide of sweeper covers for a brace.
15.4
Mustafizur Rahman to Shubman Gill, A slower one now, on a length and on off, Shubman Gill waits for it and dabs it towards point.
15.3
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Virat Kohli, Mustafizur Rahman bangs in a bouncer now, on off, Virat Kohli is late into his pull shot and mistimes it towards mid on for a single.
15.2
Mustafizur Rahman to Virat Kohli, Touch fuller and on off again, Virat Kohli drives it nicely on the up but finds short covers again.
15.1
Mustafizur Rahman to Virat Kohli, On a length and around off, Virat Kohli gets forward and pushes it towards short covers.
14.6
Nasum Ahmed to Shubman Gill, Gives this one some air again, in middle, Shubman Gill turns it to the leg side.
14.5
Nasum Ahmed to Shubman Gill, Slower through the air, on middle, Shubman Gill once again defends it on the front foot.
14.4
Nasum Ahmed to Shubman Gill, Quicker one, short and on middle, angling in, Shubman Gill leans on and blocks it back to the bowler.
14.3
1
Nasum Ahmed to Virat Kohli, Goes short and around off, Virat Kohli moves back and punches it through covers for a single.
14.2
Nasum Ahmed to Virat Kohli, Floated, full and on middle, Virat Kohli prods forward and blocks it out.
14.1
4
Nasum Ahmed to Virat Kohli, MISFIELD AND FOUR! Bangladesh are gifting away runs to Kohli here. This is tossed up, full and on middle, Virat Kohli tucks it away through mid-wicket as Shoriful Islam from mid on runs to his right and slides in but lets it through for a boundary.
13.6
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Virat Kohli, Length again, on off, Virat Kohli guides it towards third man for one.
13.5
Mustafizur Rahman to Virat Kohli, On a length and on off, Virat Kohli keeps it out to the off side.
13.4
Mustafizur Rahman to Virat Kohli, Mustafizur Rahman bangs in a bouncer now, outside off, angling away too, Virat Kohli leaves it alone.
13.3
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Shubman Gill, Short and on middle, Shubman Gill pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a run.
13.2
Mustafizur Rahman to Shubman Gill, Back of a length and on off, Shubman Gill dabs it towards point.
13.1
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Virat Kohli, Fuller one and on off, Virat Kohli drives it towards sweeper covers for a single.
12.6
1
Hasan Mahmud to Virat Kohli, Back of a length and around off, Virat Kohli runs it down to third man for a single. 23 runs off the over and the big wicket of Rohit Sharma.
12.5
6
Hasan Mahmud to Virat Kohli, SIX! BANG! Even better from Kohli! Hasan Mahmud pitches it up right in the slot, on middle, Virat Kohli clears his front leg away and launches it over the long on fence for a biggie.
12.5
5
Hasan Mahmud to Virat Kohli, NO BALL AND FOUR! Hasan Mahmud has overstepped again! He serves this one full and around middle, Virat Kohli backs away and thumps it wide of mid on to pick up an easy boundary. Another Free Hit up next..
12.5
3
Hasan Mahmud to Virat Kohli, Hasan Mahmud nails the yorker now, on middle, Virat Kohli whips it away wide of deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs. Oh..no! It is called a No Ball for overstepping. Free Hit coming up.
Virat Kohli walks in at number 3.
12.4
W
Hasan Mahmud to Rohit Sharma, OUT! TAKEN! Hasan Mahmud gets his man this time! He sticks to the short ball tactics and that has got Bangladesh the breakthrough here. Mahmud bangs this onto the pitch again, on middle, Rohit Sharma does not shy away and goes for the pull shot again, he connects well too but unfortunately for him, he picks out Towhid Hridoy at deep square leg who makes no mistake. Rohit goes back after a fiery knock as India lose their first wicket.
12.3
6
Hasan Mahmud to Rohit Sharma, SIX! This has gone a long, long way into the stands! Hasan Mahmud bangs in another bouncer, on middle, Rohit Sharma picks up the length early this time and hammers it way over the deep backward square leg fence for a biggie. This has gone at least 20 rows back!
12.2
1
Hasan Mahmud to Shubman Gill, On a length and on off, Shubman Gill pushes it through covers for a single.
12.1
1
Hasan Mahmud to Rohit Sharma, A knuckle ball from Hasan Mahmud, full and on middle, Rohit Sharma tries to heave it away but gets an inside edge onto his pads as the ball rolls to the leg side. A single is taken.
11.6
Mustafizur Rahman to Shubman Gill, Back of a length and on off, Shubman Gill dabs it towards point. Three boundaries and three dots from the over then.
11.5
4
Mustafizur Rahman to Shubman Gill, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Gill! Mustafizur Rahman pitches this one up again but on off, Shubman Gill leans on to his drive nicely and creams it through covers for four more runs.
11.4
4
Mustafizur Rahman to Shubman Gill, FOUR! Glorious from Gill! Mustafizur Rahman serves this one full and on middle, Shubman Gill steps across and uses his wrists well to flick it sweet timing through mid-wicket for a boundary.
11.3
Mustafizur Rahman to Shubman Gill, On a length and on off, Shubman Gill stabs it towards point this time.
11.2
4
Mustafizur Rahman to Shubman Gill, FOUR! Just wide! Mustafizur Rahman lands this back of a length and outside off, Shubman Gill cuts it a bit late and uppishly just past the point fielder as the ball races to the fence for a boundary.
11.1
Mustafizur Rahman to Shubman Gill, Fuller one and on off, Shubman Gill defends it with a straight bat as the ball rolls towards mid off.
Mustafizur Rahman (1-0-6-0) is brought back into the attack.
10.6
Hasan Mahmud to Rohit Sharma, This is on a good length, on middle, angling in, Rohit Sharma blocks it down the pitch.
10.5
4
Hasan Mahmud to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Rohit Sharma connects this time! Hasan Mahmud lands this short again and on middle, Rohit Sharma gets hurried a bit but manages to pull it well wide to the right of deep square leg for a boundary.
10.4
Hasan Mahmud to Rohit Sharma, Sharp bouncer! Hasan Mahmud bangs in a well-directed bumper at around 135.9 clicks, on middle, Rohit Sharma watches it through and sways away from it.
10.3
Hasan Mahmud to Rohit Sharma, Gose fuller this time, on middle, angling in, Rohit Sharma knocks it towards the left of mid on.
10.2
1
Hasan Mahmud to Shubman Gill, Short of a length and on middle, Shubman Gill pulls it along the ground towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
10.1
Hasan Mahmud to Shubman Gill, On a length and on off, Shubman Gill steers it straight to point.
Powerplay 2! Bangladesh can now have up to 4 players outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over.
9.6
1
Nasum Ahmed to Shubman Gill, Shorter in length, Shubman Gill uses his feet to step out and punches it down to long off for a single.
9.5
Nasum Ahmed to Shubman Gill, Quicker and flatter, angling into the stump. Shubman Gill punches it out on the off side.
9.4
6
Nasum Ahmed to Shubman Gill, SIX! All the way again! Tossed up around off, Shubman Gill steps out again and goes hard at the lifted shot but the ball comes off the toe end and still clears the ropes. Ending the first Powerplay with a flourish here Gill.
9.3
Nasum Ahmed to Shubman Gill, Flatter one on the stumps, Shubman Gill blocks it out.
9.2
6
Nasum Ahmed to Shubman Gill, SIX! Good footwork from Shubman Gill and he picks up a maximum now. Gives it some air and drifts it into middle and leg, Gill skips down the track and hits through the line, sending the ball well over the long on fence for a biggie.
9.1
Nasum Ahmed to Shubman Gill, Slightly flighted on off and skidding on, Shubman Gill plays it away to mid off.
8.6
1
Hasan Mahmud to Shubman Gill, A tad shorter around the hips, tucked away neatly behind square leg for a single. The 50 comes up now for India as well.
8.5
Hasan Mahmud to Shubman Gill, Keeps hitting that 6 to 8 meter length and keeps it in and around the off stump. Shubman Gill plants the front foot forward and punches it to mid off.
8.4
Hasan Mahmud to Shubman Gill, Hard length around the top of off, Shubman Gill stands tall and punches it toward covers.
8.3
1
Hasan Mahmud to Rohit Sharma, Hard length again around off, not too short to pull but Rohit Sharma swings across the line and gets it to deep square leg. Picks up a single as well.
8.2
Hasan Mahmud to Rohit Sharma, A touch fuller and on off, Rohit Sharma stands tall and firms the cover drive but can't get it past extra cover.
8.1
Hasan Mahmud to Rohit Sharma, Hitting the deck hard and keeping the line tight around off, Rohit Sharma stays back to defend.
7.6
1
Nasum Ahmed to Rohit Sharma, A tad shorter and slower on the pads, worked away in front of square on the leg side for a quick single.
7.5
Nasum Ahmed to Rohit Sharma, Flatter delivery around middle, Rohit Sharma gets pushed onto the back foot and forces the ball out to the right of the bowler.
7.4
Nasum Ahmed to Rohit Sharma, Fired in on the legs, Rohit Sharma steps out and flicks it straight to the man at mid-wicket.
7.3
Nasum Ahmed to Rohit Sharma, Short and quick around off, Rohit Sharma looks to cut but hits it straight to cover-point.
7.2
Nasum Ahmed to Rohit Sharma, Nicely drifted into middle and leg, Rohit Sharma leans on and pushes it gently to the left of the bowler.
7.1
4
Nasum Ahmed to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Classy from Rohit Sharma. Full and outside off, Rohit gets down on one knee and fetches the ball to sweep it hard and well to the right of deep square leg for a boundary.
6.6
Hasan Mahmud to Shubman Gill, Pitched up on off, angling in and Shubman Gill punches the straight drive back to the bowler.
6.5
Hasan Mahmud to Shubman Gill, Good length, hitting the deck a bit hard and angling it into off stump. Gill defends it from his crease.
6.4
Hasan Mahmud to Shubman Gill, Back of a length around off, chopped in front of covers.
6.3
2
Hasan Mahmud to Shubman Gill, back of a length and over off stump, Shubman Gill has a slight shimmy across and checks the short-arm jab through mid-wicket picking up a couple of runs as well.
6.2
4
Hasan Mahmud to Shubman Gill, FOUR! Streaky but Shubman Gill won't mind it one bit. Length ball outside off, Gill comes down the track, looking to go big but gets a thick outside edge that flies over short third and goes into the fence.
6.1
Hasan Mahmud to Shubman Gill, Starts with a hard-length delivery, on off and angling in. Shubman Gill gets right behind the line and defends it down the pitch.
5.6
Nasum Ahmed to Rohit Sharma, Nicely tossed up again on the stumps and Rohit lunges forward to make the block. Good comeback by Nasum Ahmed after getting hit for a boundary off the first ball.
5.5
Nasum Ahmed to Rohit Sharma, Drifted onto middle, this one holds up in the pitch a touch but Rohit Sharma defends it well off the front foot.
5.4
Nasum Ahmed to Rohit Sharma, A hint of flight on this occasion and around off, Rohit Sharma looks to lean forward and defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
5.3
Nasum Ahmed to Rohit Sharma, Fuller this time and outside off, inviting the drive and Rohit Sharma does drive it away to extra cover.
5.2
Nasum Ahmed to Rohit Sharma, Quicker one around off, kept out by Rohit Sharma.
5.1
4
Nasum Ahmed to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Quick hands from Rohit Sharma and he picks up another boundary. Short and around off, Sharma rocks back and pushes it out through cover-point for four runs.
4.6
Shoriful Islam to Shubman Gill, Good length, around the top of middle, Shubman Gill plays it with soft hands onto the leg side. Fairly sedate start for Gill but not so much for Rohit Sharma and India.
4.5
Shoriful Islam to Shubman Gill, Back to over the wicket now and serves it on a length once again on off stump. Shubman Gill defends it off the front foot.
4.4
1
Shoriful Islam to Rohit Sharma, Changes the angle and comes from around the wicket. This is on a length and angled into the pads, Rohit Sharma flicks it away past square leg for one.
4.3
Shoriful Islam to Rohit Sharma, Pitched up on the stumps, driven off the inner half of the bat toward mid on.
4.2
4
Shoriful Islam to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Lofted away with utmost ease. Good length, around off and there's nothing wrong with the ball. Rohit Sharma just check-drives it over mid off and picks up another boundary.
4.1
Shoriful Islam to Rohit Sharma, Hard length outside off and angling across, Rohit Sharma stays back and taps it in front of point.
3.6
Nasum Ahmed to Shubman Gill, Edgy from Shubman Gill! Quicker and slightly shorter around off and skidding on. Gill's feet go nowhere as he tries to back away and cut, but ends up getting an inside edge past the stumps.
3.5
Nasum Ahmed to Shubman Gill, Flatter one on off stump, Shubman Gill goes on the back foot and punches it out to extra cover.
3.4
1
Nasum Ahmed to Rohit Sharma, Dragged down a bit on the pads, Rohit Sharma stays put and tucks it away through backward square leg for a run.
3.3
1
Nasum Ahmed to Shubman Gill, Angled in once again onto middle and leg, Shubman Gill works it away in front of mid-wicket for a single.
3.2
Nasum Ahmed to Shubman Gill, Half an appeal for LBW but seems to be sliding down leg. Quicker one on middle, angling in with the arm and Shubman Gill plays all around it, getting hit on the pads.
3.1
Nasum Ahmed to Shubman Gill, Starts off with a fuller one on off stump, Shubman Gill gets on the front foot and pushes it away to the left of the bowler.
Bangladesh going with spin early as Nasum Ahmed comes into the attack now.
2.6
2
Shoriful Islam to Rohit Sharma, Full and on the pads, a hint of movement, Rohit Sharma clips it away in front of square on the leg side and picks up a couple of more runs.
2.5
6
Shoriful Islam to Rohit Sharma, SIX! Easy power and that one ends up way into the stands. Short ball over middle, sitting up nicely for the batter. Rohit Sharma pulls it high and handsome over the square leg fence for a biggie.
2.4
Shoriful Islam to Rohit Sharma, Good length, right around the top of off, Rohit Sharma stays solid in defense.
2.3
Shoriful Islam to Rohit Sharma, Fuller and around off, Rohit Sharma covers the line well and makes the block.
2.2
4
Shoriful Islam to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! There to be hit and the 'Hit-man' doesn't miss out. Slightly shorter and outside off, Rohit Sharma sees the width and slaps it away well in front of square on the off side for a boundary.
2.1
Shoriful Islam to Rohit Sharma, Good length in the channel, going straight on, Rohit Sharma has a slight shuffle past the off stump but decides to leave the ball.
1.6
Mustafizur Rahman to Shubman Gill, A hat-trick of dots to end the over. Back of a length around off, extracting a bit of extra bounce from the surface and Shubman Gill does well to keep it down on the off side.
1.5
Mustafizur Rahman to Shubman Gill, Pulls back the length a touch and clocks 140.5 kph as well, bowling it on middle. Shubman Gill defends it out.
1.4
Mustafizur Rahman to Shubman Gill, Keeps it nice and full and bowls it around leg stump, Shubman Gill pushes it straight to mid on.
1.3
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Rohit Sharma, Pitched up on off stump, a hint of shape on this one. Rohit Sharma gets forward well and punches it to the right od mid off for a quick single.
1.2
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Shubman Gill, Full again and on middle and leg, Shubman Gill gets on the front foot and times it wide of mid on, this time just for the single.
1.1
4
Mustafizur Rahman to Shubman Gill, FOUR! Elegantly timed and Shubman Gill is off the mark in style. Pitched up on middle stump, Gill leans on and with a gentle push gets the ball well wide of mid on and the ball races away to the fence.
Mustafizur Rahman to share the attack.
0.6
Shoriful Islam to Rohit Sharma, Top delivery to finish the over but 8 runs come off it. Pitched up in the channel, Rohit Sharma looks to step out and lift ity back over the bowler's head but the ball swings in late and beats the inside edge.
0.5
4
Shoriful Islam to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Through the gap and into the fence! Good length, outside off, Rohit Sharma sees the width and throws his hands at it, hammering the ball uppishly and well to the left of Mehidy Hasan at backward point for a boundary.
0.4
Shoriful Islam to Rohit Sharma, Bowled back of a length this time and around off, Rohit Sharma stands tall and taps it in front of the point region.
0.3
Shoriful Islam to Rohit Sharma, Just a touch fuller on middle and leg, just a hint of movement there and Rohit Sharma tucks it toward mid on.
0.2
4
Shoriful Islam to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Rohit Sharma is up and running! Full and outside off, floated up, trying to get it swinging but Rohit just gets on the front foot and caresses it through cover-point for a boundary. India are off the mark as well.
0.1
Shoriful Islam to Rohit Sharma, Right on the money! Pitches it up on the off stump and gets a bit of shape back into the right-hander. Rohit Sharma stays watchful and solidly blocks it out.
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st Innings Bangladesh
We are back for the chase! Bangladesh players stride out to the middle and take their respective field positions. Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill are the two openers for India. Shoriful Islam to start proceedings with the ball. Here e go…
… THE RUN CHASE …
Right then, Bangladesh have posted a fighting albeit under-par total on the board but their bowlers will need to be at their absolute best if they are to defend this and upset the hosts. India have a long batting order and with most of the batters in form will fancy themselves to gun this down and maintain their unbeaten record in the tournament. But if Hardik Pandya is unable to take the field and Bangladesh do get early wickets, it could turn out to be quite a contest. Join us in a bit to see how the chase unfolds.
Ravindra Jadeja is down for a quick chat. He says that the wicket looks very good and there was no turn. Adds that if they play normal cricket, they should get over the line. On his celebration, he says that it was for the fielding coach who gives out the best fielder award after the game and he wants to get his hands on that trophy. Mentions that it looks like a flat wicket and hopes that the batters can get the job done. Also says that when there is no turn for the spinner, you have to bowl wicket-to-wicket and keep the lines tight.
India, on the other hand, will be happy with the way they recovered after that big opening partnership. Mohammed Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah bowled well with the new ball but without any rewards. They suffered a setback when Hardik Pandya got injured just after bowling three balls and Virat Kohli finished the over which got the crowd going. It was once again the magic of Kuldeep Yadav that provided them the crucial breakthrough which was followed up well by Ravindra Jadeja who got two important wickets as well. A scintillating catch from KL Rahul behind the stumps got Siraj his first wicket which put more pressure on the batters and the hosts managed to squeeze in some cheap overs. Then Jadeja produced another stunner to give Bumrah his first wicket. They kept the pressure on with both pacers getting one more wicket each in the death overs while Shardul Thakur who had another off day got one too in the end.
Bangladesh found it a bit hard initially against the Indian pacers but their openers did not throw their wickets away and once their eyes were set started the counter-attack. They targeted Hardik Pandya and Shardul Thakur and racked up some beautiful boundaries. Litton Das and Tanzid Hasan created a bit of history as they added 93 runs together which is also the highest opening partnership for Bangladesh in ODI World Cups. Tanzid finally showed why he was backed and made a fine fifty but got out just after reaching it. Das lost a couple of partners and then decided to change gears, it worked for him as he brought up his second half-century of the tournament but got out on 66 going for a big one as well. Mushfiqur Rahim and Towhid Hridoy steadied the ship for them after that but the latter struggled throughout and caved under pressure as he made 16 off 35 balls which cost him side a lot of deliveries. Rahim departed after a well-made 38 but the experience of Mahmudullah came in handy as he provided the finishing touches with a decent knock of 46 off just 36 balls and a few lusty blows from Nasum Ahmed and cracking six of the last ball from Shoriful helped them get to a competitive total.
Another good bowling performance from India! They would have hoped to finish even better but will be pleased with the overall effort. Bangladesh will be kicking themselves for not fully capitalising on the start given by their openers and has to settle for 256 runs.
50
over
50 | 8 Runs | HH: 256/8
49.6
6
Jasprit Bumrah to Shoriful Islam, SIX! Oh, that is some way to finish off the innings! Jasprit Bumrah bangs this one in a bit and pushes it outside off, trying to keep the ball away from the hitting arc. Shoriful Islam backs away and just frees his arms, slapping the ball up and over the cover-point fence for a biggie. Shoriful brings out a cheeky smile and Bangladesh end up with 256/8!
49.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Shoriful Islam, Back of a length and angled into the body, Shoriful Islam gets cramped for room but manages to block it out.
49.4
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Mustafizur Rahman, We have gone from cricket to tennis now! Mustafizur Rahman early to back away and Jasprit Bumrah angles in a bumper right at the helmet. Fizz brings out the forehand smash and gets it through extra cover for a single. The 250 is up for Bangladesh!
49.3
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Shoriful Islam, Full and outside off, in the blockshole once again. Shoriful Islam backs away and pushes it out to mid off for one.
Shoriful Islam comes out to the middle now.
49.2
W
Jasprit Bumrah to Mahmudullah, OUT! TIMBER! Jasprit Bumrah with a trademark yorker and he gets the job done. Goes full and straight, at over 140 clicks and gets it right at the base of the middle stump. The ball swerves a bit in the air as Mahmudullah tries desperately to keep it out but the ball hits the toe and smashes into the stumps. End of a fighting knock by Mahmudullah and Bumrah gets his second wicket.
49.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Mahmudullah, Very full, in the blockhole around off and angling in. Mahmudullah looks to jam it out but gets an inside edge onto the pads. Interestingly, Rohit Sharma has gone for the review for an LBW but the replays clearly show that there was a big inside edge. One taken more in hope more than anything else.
Jasprit Bumrah (9-1-33-1) to bowl the last over. Can he keep Bangladesh under 260? Let's find out.
49
over
49 | 10 Runs | HH: 248/7
48.6
Mohammed Siraj to Mustafizur Rahman, Full and on the stumps, Mustafizur Rahman hits it down to long on but stays where he is and Mahmudullah will keep strike for the final over.
48.5
Mohammed Siraj to Mustafizur Rahman, Hard length on leg stump, cramping the batter for room. Mustafizur Rahman tries to back away but only manages to force it out to short extra cover.
48.4
1
Mohammed Siraj to Mahmudullah, Very full and wide, executed better by Siraj and Mahmudullah only manages to squeeze it away wide of third man for a single.
48.4
1
Mohammed Siraj to Mahmudullah, Wide! Full and wide outside off, sprayed beyond the tramline and Mahmudullah leaves it alone.
48.3
6
Mohammed Siraj to Mahmudullah, SIX! What a strike! Mohammed Siraj misses his mark and serves it in the slot and around middle. Mahmudullah holds hi shape well and hoicks it over the long on fence for a biggie.
48.2
Mohammed Siraj to Mahmudullah, Eyeing up that leg side once again. Full and outside off, Mahmudullah walks across to slog it away but cue-ends it back to the bowler who makes a half-stop.
48.1
2
Mohammed Siraj to Mahmudullah, Hard length well outside off, Mahmudullah is early to walk a long way across the off stump and lifts it high toward wide long off. The ball falls safely and Mahmudullah gets back on strike with a brace.
48
over
48 | 5 Runs | HH: 238/7
47.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Mustafizur Rahman, Ends with a bumper as this is bowled over the stumps and angled in. Mustafizur Rahman ducks under it.
47.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Mustafizur Rahman, Nails the yorker again, at 144.5 clicks and right on the leg peg. Mustafizur Rahman does manage to keep it out toward mid on but that's top-tier bowling from Bumrah.
47.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Mustafizur Rahman, Comes from around the wicket and attacks the pads at 145 clicks with a length ball, angling in. Mustafizur Rahman does well to stay back and gets some bat on it.
47.3
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Mahmudullah, Gets the yorker in this time, at 141.9 clicks and tailing in from outside off. Mahmudullah digs it out to extra cover for a single.
47.2
4
Jasprit Bumrah to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Excellent placement! On a good length but well outside off, Mahmudullah stays put and lets the ball come on before opening the bat face and guiding it in between backward point and short third for a boundary. Crucial knock thus far from Mahmudullah here.
47.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Mahmudullah, Slower one, full and outside off, just inside the tramline. Mahmudullah looks to drive but is beaten.
47
over
47 | 8 Runs | HH: 233/7
46.6
Mohammed Siraj to Mustafizur Rahman, Short ball over the stumps again and getting a bit of oomph off the deck. Mustafizur Rahman stays inside the line and watches it sail through to the keeper.
Mustafizur Rahman walks out to bat now.
46.5
W
Mohammed Siraj to Nasum Ahmed, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Mohammed Siraj sticks to his strength and gets his man eventually. Banged in short over middle and leg, with a bit of pace behind it as well. Nasum Ahmed stays deep and makes room, trying to go for the pull but only manages a thin edge through to the keeper and KL Rahul gobbles up the chance with ease.
46.4
4
Mohammed Siraj to Nasum Ahmed, FOUR! Finds the gap well! Takes pace off this time and bowls it on a shortish length outside off, Nasum Ahmed backs away and thumps it in between mid off and the cover region for a second boundary in the over.
46.3
Mohammed Siraj to Nasum Ahmed, Banged in shorter this time, over middle and leg and at almost 140 clicks. Nasum Ahmed once again looks to back away and take it on but misses.
46.2
Mohammed Siraj to Nasum Ahmed, Hard length over the leg stump, Nasum Ahmed backs away and looks to heave it over mid-wicket but only connects with thin air.
Slight halt! It seems like Mohammed Siraj has hurt his finger while trying to stop the ball. The physio is in to check on him now. He looks fine to continue..
46.1
4
Mohammed Siraj to Nasum Ahmed, FOUR! That is a cracking shot! Overpitched on the stumps, Nasum Ahmed drills it back with venom and a bit uppishly as well. Mohammed Siraj tries to get two hands on it but the ball flicks the fingers of the left hand and races away down the ground for a boundary.
Mohammed Siraj (8-0-42-1) replaces Jasprit Bumrah.
46
over
46 | 15 Runs | HH: 225/6
45.6
1
Shardul Thakur to Nasum Ahmed, Bowls the off-cutter now, on a good length and well outside off. Nasum Ahmed reaches out and manages to tap it in front of extra cover for a single.
45.5
1
Shardul Thakur to Mahmudullah, Pitched up outside off, punched away off the front foot and through covers for a single.
45.4
6
Shardul Thakur to Mahmudullah, SIX! BANG! Mahmudullah laying into Shardul Thakur here. Banged into the pitch and over off stump, Mahmudullah gets on top of the bounce and pulls it flat, just over the mid-wicket fence and picks up a maximum. 13 off the over already!
45.3
4
Shardul Thakur to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Poor delivery from Shardul Thakur as he bowls a half-volley down leg, Mahmudullah whips it away to the right of deep backward square leg for a boundary.
45.2
2
Shardul Thakur to Mahmudullah, Nicely played by Mahmudullah. Good length over middle, Mahmudullah hops back and tucks it away with soft hands toward the vacant mid-wicket region and picks up a couple of runs.
45.1
1
Shardul Thakur to Nasum Ahmed, Swung away for one! Banged in short over leg stump, Nasum Ahmed backs away and pulls it down crisply to deep mid-wicket for a single.
Shardul Thakur (8-0-44-1) is brought back into the attack.
45
over
45 | 5 Runs | HH: 210/6
44.6
2
Jasprit Bumrah to Mahmudullah, Overpitched and on middle, angling in, Mahmudullah tucks it with soft hands towards deep square leg and comes back for the second run. Good running!
44.5
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Nasum Ahmed, Another slower one, full and around off, Nasum Ahmed slices it towards the third man where the fielder is very fine and collects it. They cross.
44.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Nasum Ahmed, Jasprit Bumrah bangs in a sharp bouncer, on middle, Nasum Ahmed backs away and tries to pull it away but misses.
44.3
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Mahmudullah, Slower delivery, on a length and on off, Mahmudullah steers it towards third man for a run.
44.2
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Nasum Ahmed, Run out chance…missed! This is full and on middle, Nasum Ahmed drills it wide of mid on and sets off for the run, Mohammed Siraj picks up and has a shy in the same motion but misses with Ahmed well short of his crease.
44.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Nasum Ahmed, Short of a length and on middle, Nasum Ahmed sways away and tries to ramp it but fails to connect.
44
over
44 | 4 Runs | HH: 205/6
43.6
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Nasum Ahmed, Quicker, short once more, on leg, Nasum Ahmed clips it wide of short mid-wicket and scampers across for a run.
43.5
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Mahmudullah, Another short delivery, on off, Mahmudullah slaps it towards sweeper covers for one.
43.4
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Nasum Ahmed, Short again, on middle, Nasum Ahmed moves back and punches it towards long on for a run.
43.3
Kuldeep Yadav to Nasum Ahmed, Floated, short and on off, turning away, Nasum Ahmed looks to push it away but toe-ends it towards the bowler.
43.2
Kuldeep Yadav to Nasum Ahmed, Tossed up, full and on middle, Nasum Ahmed knocks it back to the bowler.
43.1
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Mahmudullah, Short and on middle, Mahmudullah moves back and nudges it through mid-wicket for a single.
Kuldeep Yadav is back on to finish his spell.
43
over
43 | 2 Runs | HH: 201/6
42.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Nasum Ahmed, A huge shout for caught behind by KL Rahul, but turned down! This is full and around off, straightens a bit, Nasum Ahmed looks to drive but misses as the keeper gathers it. Rohit Sharma thinks about it but decides against the review.
42.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Nasum Ahmed, Another bouncer now, on middle and leg this time, Nasum Ahmed manages to get away from it.
42.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Nasum Ahmed, Jasprit Bumrah bangs in a bouncer now, on middle and off, Nasum Ahmed sways away from it.
Nasum Ahmed is the next batter in.
42.3
W
Jasprit Bumrah to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT! TAKEN! A fantastic catch from Jadeja and that gets rid of Mushfiqur Rahim here. India gets another wicket just at the right time. Jasprit Bumrah lands this short of a length and outside off, slower too, Mushfiqur Rahim looks to free his arms and cut it away but does so uppishly and wide of point where Jadeja flies to his right like Superman and grabs it with both hands. Bangladesh six down now!
42.2
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Mahmudullah, Fuller one and on middle, Mahmudullah flicks it through square leg for a single.
42.1
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Mushfiqur Rahim, A slower one, on a length and around off, Mushfiqur Rahim guides it wide of short third man where Ravindra Jadeja dives to his left to make a good stop. There is some confusion between the batters but they complete the run.
Jasprit Bumrah (6-1-21-0) is back on.
42
over
42 | 1 Runs | HH: 199/5
41.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Mahmudullah, Another dot to end the over! This is short and on middle, Mahmudullah stays back and knocks it to the left of the bowler where Jadeja dives to his left but lets it through as the fielder from short covers mops it up well.
41.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Mahmudullah, Floated, full and on middle, Mahmudullah blocks it back towards the bowler.
41.4
Ravindra Jadeja to Mahmudullah, Pushed through quicker, short and on middle, angling in, Mahmudullah looks to play at it but misses and gets hit high on the pads.
41.3
Ravindra Jadeja to Mahmudullah, Flatter, short and around off, Mahmudullah dabs it towards point.
41.2
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Mushfiqur Rahim, Angles this one into the batter, on leg, Mushfiqur Rahim works it towards short fine leg for a single.
41.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Mushfiqur Rahim, Tossed up, full and on off, Mushfiqur Rahim pushes it towards short covers.
41
over
41 | 9 Runs | HH: 198/5
40.6
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Mushfiqur Rahim, Short again and around leg, Mushfiqur Rahim clips it in front of short fine leg for a run.
40.5
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Mahmudullah, Shorter in length and around of, Mahmudullah moves back and punches it towards sweeper covers for a single.
40.4
Kuldeep Yadav to Mahmudullah, Flighted full and on middle, Mahmudullah turns it to the leg side.
40.3
6
Kuldeep Yadav to Mahmudullah, SIX! Up, up and away! This is tossed up and around middle, Mahmudullah skips down the track and smokes it against the spin over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie.
40.2
Kuldeep Yadav to Mahmudullah, A googly now, full and on middle, turning away Mahmudullah taps it towards short covers.
40.1
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Mushfiqur Rahim, A bit short and around middle, Mushfiqur Rahim flicks it off the back foot through square leg for a single.
Powerplay 3! Now, five fielders are allowed outside the circle till the last over.
40
over
40 | 3 Runs | HH: 189/5
39.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Mahmudullah, Angled in on middle, looking to turn it away, Mahmudullah defends it out with a straight bat.
39.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Mahmudullah, Fired in at the off stump, Mahmudullah blocks it back to the bowler.
39.4
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Mushfiqur Rahim, On the shorter side around off, played off the back foot toward covers for a single.
39.3
Ravindra Jadeja to Mushfiqur Rahim, Flatter this time at 100.4 clicks and around off. Mushfiqur Rahim looks to cut off the back foot but chops it toward backward point.
39.2
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Mahmudullah, Full again on off, eased away on the up to sweeper cover for one more.
39.1
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Mushfiqur Rahim, Fuller and outside off, Mushfiqur Rahim gets well across the stumps and plays the sweep shot behind square leg for a single.
39
over
39 | 5 Runs | HH: 186/5
38.6
4
Mohammed Siraj to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Mahmudullah gets going now with a lovely shot and rakes up a much-needed boundary. Hard length outside off, punched away on the up and well in front of square on the off side for a boundary. Deep cover was way too square and had no chance of cutting that one out.
38.5
Mohammed Siraj to Mahmudullah, Shorter in length this time over middle and leg, Mahmudullah fails to get it away past square leg and the dot balls keep piling up.
38.4
Mohammed Siraj to Mahmudullah, Bowls it on a hard length around middle and angling it in, Mahmudullah tucks it toward mid-wicket.
38.3
Mohammed Siraj to Mahmudullah, Back of a length and around off, Mahmudullah goes on the back foot and eases it toward cover.
38.2
1
Mohammed Siraj to Mushfiqur Rahim, Shorter and on the body, tucked away neatly through mid-wicket for a run.
38.1
Mohammed Siraj to Mushfiqur Rahim, Good length on middle, at over 141 clicks and angling into the pads, Mushfiqur Rahim looks to play at it but misses and gets hit high on the pads.
38
over
38 | 3 Runs | HH: 181/5
37.6
Shardul Thakur to Mahmudullah, Hard length around off, Mahmudullah gets behind the line and blocks it out.
37.5
Shardul Thakur to Mahmudullah, Just short! Short and wide, Mahmudullah rocks back and looks to punch it square but the ball goes a bit uppishly and down to the right of Ravindra Jadeja at backward point. Jadeja does manage to get his body behind it though.
37.4
1
Shardul Thakur to Mushfiqur Rahim, Shorter and outside off, Mushfiqur Rahim hops and gets on top of the bounce before slapping it to deep cover-point for another single.
37.3
1
Shardul Thakur to Mahmudullah, Back of a length outside off, Mahmudullah stays back and just plays it with an angled bat down to third man for one.
Mahmudullah is the next man in.
37.2
W
Shardul Thakur to Towhid Hridoy, OUT! CAUGHT! It was coming and Towhid Hridoy has run out of patience here. Shardul Thakur bowls a cross-seamer delivery, on a hard length and outside off. Hridoy looks to get across the stumps and heave it leg side but doesn't keep his balance and ends up slicing it off the higher part of the bat. The ball lobs up to the left of mid-wicket where Shubman Gill takes a simple catch and India pick up their fifth wicket.
37.1
1
Shardul Thakur to Mushfiqur Rahim, Just the single, excellent work in the deep again by Kuldeep Yadav. Attempted bumper over off stump, Mushfiqur Rahim has a slight shuffle across and gets inside the line before pulling it aerially and wide of deep backward square leg. Kuldeep runs to his left and keeps it down to a single.
37
over
37 | 8 Runs | HH: 178/4
36.6
1
Mohammed Siraj to Mushfiqur Rahim, Pitched up in the channel at over 141 clicks, Mushfiqur Rahim drives it wide of mid off and gets across for one more.
36.5
1
Mohammed Siraj to Towhid Hridoy, On middle, worked away to mid-wicket for a quick single.
36.4
2
Mohammed Siraj to Towhid Hridoy, Chancing his arm there Towhid Hridoy! Back of a length and over middle, Hridoy comes down the pitch and forces the lofted shot off the higher part of the bat. Hridoy does manage to clear mid on and picks up a couple of runs as the ball plugs in the outfield.
36.4
1
Mohammed Siraj to Towhid Hridoy, Wide! Short ball over off, a bit too short and sails over the batter's head as well.
36.3
1
Mohammed Siraj to Mushfiqur Rahim, Good length around off, Mushfiqur Rahim gets on the front foot this time and eases it away to deep cover for another single.
36.2
1
Mohammed Siraj to Towhid Hridoy, Hits the deck hard again and bowls it over middle, Towhid Hridoy stays on the back foot and pushes it away through mid on for a run.
36.1
1
Mohammed Siraj to Mushfiqur Rahim, On a hard length over middle and at the body, Mushfiqur Rahim gets inside the line and works it off his hips behind square leg for a single.
36
over
36 | 5 Runs | HH: 170/4
35.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Towhid Hridoy, A touch fuller at 141 clicks and attacking the stumps, Towhid Hridoy keeps it out to the on side.
35.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Towhid Hridoy, The cutter now, on a shortish length and around off, Towhid Hridoy is waiting for it and defends it off the back foot.
35.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Towhid Hridoy, Bang on! A yorker on middle now, at 143.6 clicks and tailing in a bit as well. Towhid Hridoy does well to jam it out on the leg side.
35.3
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Mushfiqur Rahim, Hard length outside off, punched away in front of cover-point for a single.
35.2
4
Jasprit Bumrah to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR! Beautifully played! Full and outside off, Mushfiqur Rahim opens the face of the bat and squirts it away behind point and well wide of the fielder at third man to pick up a welcome boundary.
35.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Mushfiqur Rahim, On the money! Length ball, 139.6 clicks and angling in sharply into the off stump. Mushfiqur Rahim defends it out from his crease.
35
over
35 | 1 Runs | HH: 165/4
34.6
Kuldeep Yadav to Towhid Hridoy, Short and wide, going away from the right-hander. Towhid Hridoy backs away and mistimes the cut to extra cover. Just the single off that over.
34.5
Kuldeep Yadav to Towhid Hridoy, Floated up around off, Towhid Hridoy gets a good stride forward and drives it to extra cover.
34.4
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Mushfiqur Rahim, A tad shorter around middle, worked away off the back foot toward mid-wicket for one.
34.3
Kuldeep Yadav to Mushfiqur Rahim, Flighted delivery outside off, Mushfiqur Rahim leans on and pushes it away to covers.
34.2
Kuldeep Yadav to Mushfiqur Rahim, Looks to use his feet now but Kuldeep Yadav fires this one in at the legs. Mushfiqur Rahim adjusts well and defends it out.
34.1
Kuldeep Yadav to Mushfiqur Rahim, Floated up on middle, turning in, played with the turn toward square leg.
34
over
34 | 3 Runs | HH: 164/4
33.6
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Mushfiqur Rahim, Almost gets chopped on! Nagging length around off, angling in, Mushfiqur Rahim looks to hang back and punch it away but gets an inside edge. The ball goes past the stumps toward fine leg and Rahim picks up a single.
33.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Mushfiqur Rahim, Fuller again around off, punched away firmly to mid off.
33.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Mushfiqur Rahim, A direct hit and that might have been gone! Pitched up on middle, Mushfiqur Rahim gets on the front foot and punches it away to point. Towhid Hridoy backs up a long way but is sent back and turns away quickly as well. Ravindra Jadeja picks up the ball and has a shy at the bowler's end but Hridoy dives in and the ball doesn't hit the stumps either.
33.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Mushfiqur Rahim, Full and attacking the stumps, tucked away off the inner half toward square leg.
33.2
2
Jasprit Bumrah to Mushfiqur Rahim, Excellent fieldeing in the deep! Fuller and pushed onto the pads, Mushfiqur Rahim gets inside the line and deflects it fine. Kuldeep Yadav at fine leg sprints to his right and puts in a full-stretch dive to his weaker side before managing to keep the ball in play and saves two runs for his side as well.
33.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Mushfiqur Rahim, Starts the new spell with a good-length delivery, in the channel and angling in. Mushfiqur Rahim stays back and pushes it away toward point.
33
over
33 | 5 Runs | HH: 161/4
32.6
2
Kuldeep Yadav to Towhid Hridoy, Floated up down leg, Towhid Hridoy looks to sweep it fine but gets a bit of a top edge. The ball goes fine of fine leg and they get back for two with ease.
32.5
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Mushfiqur Rahim, Tossed up on a nagging length around leg, Mushfiqur Rahim looks to turn it off the back foot on the leg side but closes the bat face early and gets a leading edge on the off side. They get a single.
32.4
Kuldeep Yadav to Mushfiqur Rahim, Flighted, slower through the air as well and around leg, played with soft hands onto the off side.
32.3
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Towhid Hridoy, Full on middle, Towhid Hridoy shows the full face of the bat and punches it down to long off for a single.
32.2
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Mushfiqur Rahim, Shorter and outside off, allowing the batter to back away and cut it to deep cover-point for one.
32.1
Kuldeep Yadav to Mushfiqur Rahim, Floated up outside off, Mushfiqur Rahim leans on and bunts it out in front of point, looking for a single but Towhid Hridoy turns him down, rightly so too.
Kuldeep Yadav (6-0-28-1) comes back into the attack now.
32
over
32 | 7 Runs | HH: 156/4
31.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Towhid Hridoy, Quicker one, on a length and on off, kept out on the off side by Hridoy. Four dots to end an over that started with a six.
31.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Towhid Hridoy, Pushed through on off stump, Towhid Hridoy defends it off the front foot.
31.4
Ravindra Jadeja to Towhid Hridoy, On middle and leg, nudged away to short mid-wicket.
31.3
Ravindra Jadeja to Towhid Hridoy, Flatter one on middle and the length is pulled back as well, Towhid Hridoy pushes it toward mid on.
31.2
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Mushfiqur Rahim, Speared into the legs, worked away past square leg for a single.
31.1
6
Ravindra Jadeja to Mushfiqur Rahim, SIX! Mushfiqur Rahim breaks the shackles with a fine shot. Quicker and a bit fuller on middle, Rahim picks the right ball for the slog-sweep and connects superbly to take it over the mid-wicket fence for a maximum.
Drinks! India have made a good comeback in the middle overs by keeping the runs in check and not allowing Bangladesh to build another partnership till now. They will look to do more of the same and a wicket or two here will mean they can restrict their opponents to a lower total. Bangladesh will need to be a bit more careful and Mushfiqur Rahim will be the key for them if they want to post a challenging total here. Ravindra Jadeja to continue after the break.
31
over
31 | 6 Runs | HH: 149/4
30.6
Shardul Thakur to Towhid Hridoy, Good length around the top of off, Towhid Hridoy stays solid in defense.
30.5
3
Shardul Thakur to Mushfiqur Rahim, Have you ever seen anything like that? Two direct hits and two additional runs for the batting team, really sloppy from India though. Back of a length and around off, Mushfiqur Rahim stays back and nudges it down to the left of backward point. Towhid Hridoy calls him through for a single as Ravindra Jadeja pounces on the ball and hits the bullseye at the striker's end. Hridoy is in though and the ball deflects away. KL Rahul then picks up the ball and lobs a throw at the bowler's end that goes onto the stumps and the ball rolls away again. The batters do well not to overrun and manage to pick up three runs in total.
30.4
1
Shardul Thakur to Towhid Hridoy, Pitches it a further bit up on the fifth stump line, Towhid Hridoy gets a big stride out and plays it off the outer half to the right of third man for one more.
30.3
1
Shardul Thakur to Mushfiqur Rahim, Good length in the channel, just a bit of an extra bounce, Mushfiqur Rahim does well to stay back and dab it down toward third man for a run.
30.2
Shardul Thakur to Mushfiqur Rahim, Bowled back of a length and outside off, Mushfiqur Rahim steps out and flat-bats it on the bounce to the fielder at mid off.
30.1
1
Shardul Thakur to Towhid Hridoy, Banged in halfway down the track around off, Towhid Hridoy gets on top of the bounce and pulls it down in front of square leg for a single.
30
over
30 | 3 Runs | HH: 143/4
29.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Mushfiqur Rahim, Another short delivery around off, Mushfiqur Rahim punches it towards extra covers.
29.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Mushfiqur Rahim, Darts this one short and on middle, angling in, Mushfiqur Rahim gets cramped a bit and tucks it towards mid-wicket.
29.4
2
Ravindra Jadeja to Mushfiqur Rahim, Short again and around off, Mushfiqur Rahim moves back and connects with his cut this time wide of sweeper covers where Kuldeep Yadav runs to his left and dives to make a good stop. Two runs taken and 1000 runs come up for Mushfiqur Rahim in World Cup matches.
29.3
Ravindra Jadeja to Mushfiqur Rahim, Slightly shorter and on off, skids through, Mushfiqur Rahim looks to cut but chops it down towards shrot third man.
29.2
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Towhid Hridoy, Quicker one, full and on middle, Towhid Hridoy flicks it through square leg for a single.
29.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Towhid Hridoy, An appeal for LBW, but turned down! This is flatter, short and no middle, turns away, Towhid Hridoy looks to play at it but gets a big inside edge on to his pads. Rohit Sharma knows that and decides against the reveiw.
29
over
29 | 2 Runs | HH: 140/4
28.6
Shardul Thakur to Mushfiqur Rahim, Overpitched and on middle, Mushfiqur Rahim knocks it back to the bowler.
28.5
1
Shardul Thakur to Towhid Hridoy, Back of a length and on middle, Towhid Hridoy pats it on front of mid on for a quick run.
28.4
Shardul Thakur to Towhid Hridoy, Pitched up and around off, Towhid Hridoy taps it towards point.
28.3
Shardul Thakur to Towhid Hridoy, Full again and on off, Towhid Hridoy leans on and blocks it out towards short covers.
28.2
1
Shardul Thakur to Mushfiqur Rahim, Fuller one and around leg, Mushfiqur Rahim clips it towards fine leg for a single.
28.1
Shardul Thakur to Mushfiqur Rahim, Short of a length and outside off, Mushfiqur Rahim looks to go for the cut but misses it.
28
over
28 | 2 Runs | HH: 138/4
27.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Towhid Hridoy, Pushed through quicker, full and on off, Towhid Hridoy strides forward and defends it on the front foot.
27.5
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Mushfiqur Rahim, Flighted, full and on middle, Mushfiqur Rahim goes down and paddles it towards fine leg for a single.
Mushfiqur Rahim is the new batter in.
27.4
W
Ravindra Jadeja to Litton Das, OUT! TAKEN! Litton Das loses his patience and throws his wicket away here. Jadeja bowls this flatter and around middle, Litton Das tries to use his feet and go inside out and loft it away extra covers but fails to get under the ball fully and hits it in the air and much straighter towards long off where Shubman Gill runs forward and pouches it safely. This is a massive wicket for India as Das goes back after playing a good knock.
27.3
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Towhid Hridoy, Goes short and on middle, Towhid Hridoy moves back and punches it towards long on for a single.
27.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Towhid Hridoy, Quicker, full and on off, turns away, Towhid Hridoy looks to work it away but gets a leading edge along the ground towards short covers.
27.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Towhid Hridoy, Tossed up, full and on off, Towhid Hridoy pushes it towards short covers.
27
over
27 | 3 Runs | HH: 136/3
26.6
1
Shardul Thakur to Towhid Hridoy, Pulls his length back a bit, on middle, Towhid Hridoy works it towards square leg for one.
26.5
Shardul Thakur to Towhid Hridoy, Overpitched and on middle, Towhid Hridoy drills it towards mid on.
26.4
Shardul Thakur to Towhid Hridoy, This is on a hard length and on off, Towhid Hridoy keeps it out to the off side with soft hands.
26.3
1
Shardul Thakur to Litton Das, Short of a length and around off, Litton Das plays the short-arm jab towards deep square leg for a run.
26.2
Shardul Thakur to Litton Das, On a length and on off, Litton Das dabs it towards backward point.
26.1
1
Shardul Thakur to Towhid Hridoy, Back of a length and around off, Towhid Hridoy steers it towards third man for a single.
26
over
26 | 2 Runs | HH: 133/3
25.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Litton Das, Pushed through quicker, full and on middle, Litton Das prods forward and blocks it back to the bowler.
25.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Litton Das, Tossed up, full and on of, Litton Das keeps it out to the off side.
25.4
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Towhid Hridoy, Ravindra Jadeja continues with the shorter length, on off, Towhid Hridoy forces it off the back foot towards sweeper covers for a run.
25.3
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Litton Das, Another short delivery, outside off, Litton Das moves back and punches it through covers for a single.
25.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Litton Das, Short again and around off, Litton Das cuts it towards cover-point.
25.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Litton Das, Flatter, short and on middle, Litton Das stays back and stabs it towards short covers.
25
over
25 | 2 Runs | HH: 131/3
24.6
Mohammed Siraj to Towhid Hridoy, Back of a length and on off, Towhid Hridoy dabs it towards point. Only two runs and a wicket from the over then.
24.5
Mohammed Siraj to Towhid Hridoy, Much fuller and on off, Towhid Hridoy strides forward and steers it towards point.
24.4
1
Mohammed Siraj to Litton Das, On a length and around leg, Litton Das clips it through backward square leg for a run.
24.3
Mohammed Siraj to Litton Das, BEATEN! Mohammed Siraj lands this on a hard length and around off, the ball takes off a bit, Litton Das has a poke at it but fails to get on top of the bounce as the ball zips past the outside edge to the keeper.
24.2
1
Mohammed Siraj to Towhid Hridoy, Fuller and on middle, Towhid Hridoy works it towards deep mid-wicket for a single and gets off the mark.
Towhid Hridoy walks out to bat now.
24.1
W
Mohammed Siraj to Mehidy Hasan, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! An absolutely stunning catch from KL Rahul! Mohammed Siraj lands this on a hard length and on middle, angling into leg, Mehidy Hasan tentatively tries to flick it away but only manages to get some glove on it as the ball goes wide of the keeper where KL Rahul dives to his left and grabs it with his outstretched left hand. The crowd finds their voice back with that effort and Bangladesh are three down now.
24
over
24 | 11 Runs | HH: 129/2
23.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Litton Das, Short and outside off, Litton Das cuts it towards cover-point.
23.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Litton Das, Gives this one some air, on middle, Litton Das knocks it towards the bowler.
23.4
4
Ravindra Jadeja to Litton Das, FOUR! Two in two! This is flatter, full and around middle again, Litton Das goes down on one knee and nails his sweep behind square on the leg side for another boundary.
23.3
4
Ravindra Jadeja to Litton Das, FOUR! Fine shot! This is flighted, full and around middle, Litton Das clears his front leg and smacks it over Jadeja as the ball races to the fence for a boundary.
23.2
2
Ravindra Jadeja to Litton Das, Floated, full and around off, Litton Das goes inside out and lofts it wide of long off where Shubman Gill runs to his left and pushes the ball inside. Two runs taken.
23.1
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Mehidy Hasan, Tossed up, full and on off, Mehidy Hasan drives it towards long off for a single.
23
over
23 | 4 Runs | HH: 118/2
22.6
1
Mohammed Siraj to Mehidy Hasan, Short of a length and outside off, Mehidy Hasan bunts it through cover-point for one.
22.5
Mohammed Siraj to Mehidy Hasan, Mohammed Siraj bangs in a sharp bouncer now, on middle and leg, Mehidy Hasan goes for the pull shot but misses as KL Rahul pouches it safely behind the stumps. Siraj thinks that Mehidy has gloved it but Rahul is not interested as India opts against the review.
22.4
1
Mohammed Siraj to Litton Das, Pitched up now, on leg, Litton Das flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
22.3
1
Mohammed Siraj to Mehidy Hasan, This is on a good length, on middle, angling in, Mehidy Hasan misses his flick as the ball lobs up off his pads to the leg side. The batters scampers across for a leg bye.
22.2
Mohammed Siraj to Mehidy Hasan, Back of a length and around off, Mehidy Hasan dabs it towards point.
22.1
1
Mohammed Siraj to Litton Das, On a length and around leg, Litton Das nudges it towards deep square leg for a single.
22
over
22 | 1 Runs | HH: 114/2
21.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Mehidy Hasan, Flatter delivery, full and on middle again, Mehidy Hasan is solid in his defence again. India putting the squeeze in now.
21.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Mehidy Hasan, Quicker one, full and on middle, Mehidy Hasan prods forward and turns it to the leg side.
21.4
Ravindra Jadeja to Mehidy Hasan, Flighted, full and on off, Mehidy Hasan pushes it wide of short covers but Virat Kohli dives to his right well to make an excellent stop.
More news regarding Hardik Pandya coming in now. The word from the Indian dressing room is that Pandya twisted his left ankle and has gone off to get some scans done. Hopefully, it is not a serious injury and he is back on the field before this game ends.
21.3
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Litton Das, Short and outside off, Litton Das moves back and cuts it towards deep point for a single.
21.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Litton Das, Tossed up, full and on middle, angling in, Litton Das once again knocks it back to the bowler.
21.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Litton Das, Floated, full and on middle, Litton Das blocks it back to the bowler.
21
over
21 | 3 Runs | HH: 113/2
20.6
Kuldeep Yadav to Mehidy Hasan, Flighted, full and on off, Mehidy Hasan defends it on the front foot.
20.5
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Litton Das, FIFTY FOR DAS! This has been a fine knock from him and he continues his good form against India, but he knows that he will need to make this a big one now to help his team. Kuldeep Yadav bowls this flatter, short and on leg, Litton Das clips it through square leg for one.
20.4
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Mehidy Hasan, Floated, full and on middle, Mehidy Hasan chips it in the air but wide of a diving Kuldeep Yadav towards long on for a run and gets off the mark.
20.3
Kuldeep Yadav to Mehidy Hasan, Pushed through quicker, short and on middle, Mehidy Hasan moves back again and blocks it down the pitch.
20.2
Kuldeep Yadav to Mehidy Hasan, Shorter in length and around off, Mehidy Hasan moves back and taps it towards point.
20.1
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Litton Das, Tossed up and around off, Litton Das uses his feet and drills it towards long off for a single.
Mehidy Hasan comes out to the middle now.
20
over
20 | 3 Runs | HH: 110/2
19.6
W
Ravindra Jadeja to Najmul Hossain Shanto, OUT! LBW! Ravindra Jadeja strikes now and the skipper has to depart. Jadeja stays deadly accurate and keeps the ball in the line of the stumps and pushes this one through quicker and flatter. Najmul Hossain Shanto doesn't pick up the length and tries to play it off the back foot. The ball skids on and beats the bat before crashing into the pads and after a loud appeal, the finger is raised. Shanto thinks about the review but doesn't go for it.
19.5
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Litton Das, Flatter one around off, bunted out in front of cover-point for a quick single.
19.4
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Keeps it full around off, Najmul Hossain Shanto leans on and knocks it down to long off for one more.
19.3
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Litton Das, Full again, pushed down to long on for a single.
19.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Litton Das, Flatter one, angled into the leg stump, Das pushes it out back to the bowler.
19.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Litton Das, Stump-to-stump bowling, blocked out by Litton Das.
19
over
19 | 4 Runs | HH: 107/1
18.6
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Litton Das, Floated up on off, Litton Das comes down the pitch and works it away to deep mid-wicket for one.
Just in – A big blow for India as Hardik Pandya will not come out to field here and they will need to find either someone to bowl some of his overs or all five bowlers need to bowl ten overs. Pandya can bat but only after 120 minutes from the start of the innings or after the fall of the fifth wicket.
18.5
Kuldeep Yadav to Litton Das, Dragged down around leg stump, Litton Das pulls it straight to mid-wicket.
18.4
Kuldeep Yadav to Litton Das, Floated up, really full and in the blockhole outside off, Litton Das backs away and hammers it straight to short extra cover.
18.3
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Full on the stumps, pushed away through mid on for one more.
18.2
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Litton Das, Drop and run, excellent cricket. Pushed through around off, Litton Das leans forward and just bunts it out in front of covers for a quick run.
18.1
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Very full on leg stump, Najmul Hossain Shanto backs away a bit and drives it down to long on for a single.
18
over
18 | 5 Runs | HH: 103/1
17.6
2
Ravindra Jadeja to Litton Das, Risky double but they manage to push through. On the shorter side outside off, Litton Das uses the depth of the crease and plays it in front of sweeper cover for a brace.
17.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Litton Das, Drags the length back a touch and angles it into the legs, Litton Das pushes it toward mid-wicket.
17.4
Ravindra Jadeja to Litton Das, Quicker, on off and kept out to the off side by Litton Das.
17.3
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Fuller one on middle, skidding on, Shanto looks to lean on and flick but gets an inside edge toward fine leg. One more added to the total then.
17.2
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Litton Das, A bit flatter and angling into middle and leg, Litton Das stays back and punches it down to long on for one more.
17.1
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Starts off with a quicker one on leg stump. Najmul Hossain Shanto tucks it away toward backward square leg for a quick run.
17
over
17 | 2 Runs | HH: 98/1
16.6
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Fuller one on the stumps, Najmul Hossain Shanto steps out and pushes it down to long on for a single.
16.5
Kuldeep Yadav to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Top delivery! Tossed up, on a nagging length around the fourth stump line and Najmul Hossain Shanto looks to get a stride forward and make the block but the ball grips and rips away beating the outside edge.
16.4
Kuldeep Yadav to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Slightly shorter outside off, hit away off the back foot to backward point.
16.3
Kuldeep Yadav to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Flatter and much quicker at 96.5 clicks, on middle and leg, Najmul Hossain Shanto is pushed onto the back foot but manages to keep it out.
16.2
Kuldeep Yadav to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Fuller in length around middle, Najmul Hossain Shanto strides forward to defend.
16.1
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Litton Das, Flighted delivery, fuller and around off, Litton Das gets inside the lien of the ball and paddles it 'round the corner for one.
16
over
16 | 2 Runs | HH: 96/1
15.6
1
Shardul Thakur to Litton Das, Nice and full on middle, driven off the front foot to the left of mid on and they scamper across quickly for the single.
15.5
Shardul Thakur to Litton Das, Right on the money, a touch fuller and on off, Litton Das gets on the front foot and shows the maker's name before blocking it firmly to mid off.
15.4
1
Shardul Thakur to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Length again, on the pads this time and flicked away down to fine leg for one.
15.3
Shardul Thakur to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Good length, in the channel and kept out in front of the man at short extra cover.
15.2
Shardul Thakur to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Fuller in length and around off, Najmul Hossain Shanto comes forward and plays it to short extra cover.
15.1
Shardul Thakur to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Back of a length around off, Najmul Hossain Shanto gets across and defends it down.
15
over
15 | 4 Runs | HH: 94/1
14.6
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Full and straight, Najmul Hossain Shanto leans on and pushes it down to long on for a single.
14.5
Kuldeep Yadav to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Flighted delivery around off, blocked off the front foot.
Najmul Hossain Shanto walks out to bat at number 3.
14.4
W
Kuldeep Yadav to Tanzid Hasan, OUT! LBW! How often have we seen this, a batter getting to 50 and throwing it away after an interval? Way too many times and Tanzid Hasan is the latest name to join that list. Kuldeep Yadav pushes this one through quicker at around 91 clicks and on middle. Tanzid gets a stride outside off and looks to slog it away behind square on the leg side. Tanzid misses and gets rapped in front. The umpire raises his finger in a jiffy and Tanzid doesn't review, rightly so too as that was hitting middle of middle. End of a good knock though.
14.3
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Litton Das, Fuller and around off, pushed down to long off with a straight bat for another single.
14.2
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Tanzid Hasan, Floated up outside off, Tanzid Hasan leans on and tentatively pushes it away past the point region for one more.
14.1
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Litton Das, Quicker and a touch fuller outside off, Litton Das leans across and works it away in front of mid-wicket for a run.
Drinks! The two openers for Bangladesh have given them a fine start after struggling a bit in the initial overs. Tanzid Hasan has already reached his fifty while Das is not far away and they are looking solid out there and will look to continue the good work. India needed this break to revisit their plans and come up with something different to get the breakthrough and release the pressure. An exciting phase of cricket awaits us.
14
over
14 | 8 Runs | HH: 90/0
13.6
1
Shardul Thakur to Litton Das, Back of a length, angling down leg, Litton Das nudges it away off his hips down to fine leg for a single.
13.5
1
Shardul Thakur to Tanzid Hasan, FIFTY for Tanzid Hasan against India and that too in a World Cup game, a moment to savour for the young man. Fullish length outside off, Tanzid leans on and eases it away through cover-point for a single. He will now look to keep up the ante and set his side for a big total.
13.4
4
Shardul Thakur to Tanzid Hasan, FOUR! No nonsense cricket from Tanzid Hasan at the moment and he moves on to 49 now. Fuller in length outside off, in the slot, Tanzid frees his arms and nails the lofted cover drive over extra cover for a boundary.
13.3
Shardul Thakur to Tanzid Hasan, Hurls it in on a length from around the stumps and angling it into off. Tanzid Hasan goes back a bit and pushes it out toward point.
13.2
1
Shardul Thakur to Litton Das, Hard length outside off, Litton Das uses soft hands to dab this one down toward third man for one more.
13.1
1
Shardul Thakur to Tanzid Hasan, Gets a hand on it! Pitched-up delivery outside off, Tanzid Hasan stands tall and creams it toward extra cover where the fielder gets a hand on it and they pick up a single.
13
over
13 | 10 Runs | HH: 82/0
12.6
Kuldeep Yadav to Litton Das, Flatter delivery, turning in from around leg, Litton Das looks to pull off the back foot but misses and gets hit on the pads.
12.6
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Litton Das, Wide! Quicker one, trying to turn it into the pads but is spilled down the leg side.
12.5
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Tanzid Hasan, A tad shorter on the stumps, pushed off the back foot down to long on for a run.
12.4
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Litton Das, On the pads, flicked away past the man at mid-wicket for a single.
12.3
2
Kuldeep Yadav to Litton Das, Excellent batting as Litton Das just nudges this fuller delivery with soft hands into the vacant mid-wicket region and picks up a couple of more runs. Also, this is currently the highest opening partnership for Bangladesh in World Cup matches.
12.2
4
Kuldeep Yadav to Litton Das, FOUR! Easy pickings! Way too short and wide, Litton Das rocks back and cuts it hard in front of point for a boundary.
12.1
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Tanzid Hasan, Shorter in length around off, punched away down to long on for one.
12
over
12 | 4 Runs | HH: 72/0
11.6
Shardul Thakur to Litton Das, Hard length outside off, blocked out in front of covers.
11.5
1
Shardul Thakur to Tanzid Hasan, Bangs it in a bit shorter now, Tanzid Hasan looks to pull but gets an inside edge onto the pads. The ball rolls to the off side and they get a single.
11.4
Shardul Thakur to Tanzid Hasan, Back of a length over middle, nudged away onto the leg side.
11.3
Shardul Thakur to Tanzid Hasan, Doesn't stick! Pitched up around off, Tanzid Hasan gets on the front foot and looks to drill it away but the ball comes off the inner half and goes uppishly to the right of the bowler. Shardul Thakur sticks out his right hand but can't hold on and that is a tough chance dropped.
11.2
1
Shardul Thakur to Litton Das, On the pads again, worked away past square leg for one.
11.1
2
Shardul Thakur to Litton Das, On a good length around the pads, Litton Das tucks it away behind square leg for one. Shreyas Iyer attacking the ball goes for a one-handed pick-up but fumbles and allows the additional run. India being put under a bit of pressure here.
11
over
11 | 5 Runs | HH: 68/0
10.6
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Litton Das, Good cricket all-around! Tossed-up delivery on middle, Litton Das with a flat-sweep along the ground to the left of deep square leg and Mohammed Siraj makes a sharp stop in the deep to concede just the single.
10.5
Kuldeep Yadav to Litton Das, Nicely bowled! Kuldeep Yadav brings out the slider now, bowled from the front of the hand, on a nagging length around off and going through. Litton Das looks to poke at it but is beaten.
10.4
2
Kuldeep Yadav to Litton Das, Excellent work in the deep from the substitute fielder! This is full and around off, Litton Das crouches a bit and swats it flat over Kuldeep's head. Suryakumar Yadav from long on sprints yo his left and dives in to save a couple of runs.
10.3
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Tanzid Hasan, Floated up on middle and leg, Tanzid Hasan knocks it down to long on and turns the strike over.
10.2
Kuldeep Yadav to Tanzid Hasan, Nice and full again, drifting into middle and leg, Tanzid Hasan works it to short mid-wicket.
10.1
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Litton Das, Tosses it up first up, full on leg stump, Litton Das leans on and pushes it down to long on for a single.
Powerplay 2! Bangladesh are off to a rollicking start but the fielding restrictions will now ease for India as they will be allowed up to 4 boundary riders. Let's see how the middle phase turns out. Also, Kuldeep Yadav is into the attack now.
10
over
10 | 16 Runs | HH: 63/0
9.6
Shardul Thakur to Tanzid Hasan, Back of a length and on off, Tanzid Hasan is happy to keep it out to the off side.
9.5
Shardul Thakur to Tanzid Hasan, On a length and on off from around the wicket, angling in, Tanzid Hasan blocks it back to the bowler.
9.4
6
Shardul Thakur to Tanzid Hasan, SIX! Sublime batting! Shardul Thakur bowls the slower delivery now, full and on off, Tanzid Hasan picks it up early and waits for it to dispatch it over the wide long off fence for another maximum. He is timing the ball brilliantly here. 16 runs already off the over!
9.3
4
Shardul Thakur to Tanzid Hasan, FOUR! A boundary now! Shardul Thakur goes back to his fuller length and around middle, Tanzid Hasan uses his feet to get to the pitch of it and lifts it nicely over the mid on fielder as the ball teases the fielders and rolls slowly to the fence for four more runs.
9.2
6
Shardul Thakur to Tanzid Hasan, SIX! BOOM! Tanzid Hasan clears the fence again! Shardul Thakur lands this back of a length and on middle, sits up nicely for the batter, Tanzid Hasan moves across and heaves it over the deep square leg fence for a biggie. The 50-run partnership comes up between the openers now
9.1
Shardul Thakur to Tanzid Hasan, Shardul Thakur begins with a full delivery as well, on middle, Tanzid Hasan blocks it out solidly down the pitch.
A change from both ends as Shardul Thakur comes into the attack.
9
over
9 | 10 Runs | HH: 47/0
8.6
1
Virat Kohli to Tanzid Hasan, Kohli finishes with another full delivery around off, Tanzid Hasan pushes it through covers for one.
8.5
1
Virat Kohli to Litton Das, Full again and around middle, Litton Das eases it towards long on for a single.
8.4
Virat Kohli to Litton Das, Virat Kohli starts with a full delivery, on off, angling in, Litton Das prods forward and blocks it out towards short covers.
Hardik Pandya tried to stop the ball on the followthrough and has fallen over, twisting his ankle in the process. That could be really painful but hopefully, Pandya is fine and the physio is out to have a look. This doesn't look particularly good for Pandya and we have a bit of an extended delay but Pandya is back up and hobbling back to his bowling mark. Unfortunately, Pandya has to go off the field and it will be Virat Kohli to complete the unfinished over.
8.3
4
Hardik Pandya to Litton Das, FOUR! Two in two! Even better shot! Hardik Pandya sticks with his fuller length, on middle, Litton Das stays in his crease this time and presents the full face of the bat to bring out a fabulous straight drive as the ball races past the bowler to the fence for another boundary. Pandya seemed to have injured himself on the follow through and will require some treatment.
8.2
4
Hardik Pandya to Litton Das, FOUR! Litton Das joins the act now! Hardik Pandya serves this full and around off, Litton Das uses his feet and goes inside out to loft it over extra covers for a boundary.
8.1
Hardik Pandya to Litton Das, BEATEN! Hardik Pandya starts with a good-length delivery around off, shapes away a bit, Litton Das goes for the big booming drive but gets beaten on the outside edge.
Hardik Pandya comes in as the first bowling change.
8
over
8 | 10 Runs | HH: 37/0
7.6
Mohammed Siraj to Tanzid Hasan, Pitched up and on middle, Tanzid Hasan clips it towards short mid-wicket.
7.5
4
Mohammed Siraj to Tanzid Hasan, FOUR! Terrific shot! Mohammed Siraj goes a bit fuller and around middle, Tanzid Hasan shimmies down the track and shows the full face of the bat to drill it sweetly past the bowler for four more runs.
7.4
Mohammed Siraj to Tanzid Hasan, Back of a length and outside off, Tanzid Hasan cuts it straight to point.
7.4
1
Mohammed Siraj to Tanzid Hasan, Mohammed Siraj bangs in a bouncer now but too high for the batter, Tanzid Hasan leaves it alone. Wided.
7.3
4
Mohammed Siraj to Tanzid Hasan, FOUR! Tanzid Hasan showing positive intent now! Mohammed Siraj lands this on a good length and around off, Tanzid Hasan skips down the track and slices it towards the vacant deep point fence for a boundary.
7.2
1
Mohammed Siraj to Litton Das, Mohammed Siraj bangs this short and on middle, Litton Das pulls it on the bounce to deep square leg for a single.
7.1
Mohammed Siraj to Litton Das, On a length and on middle, Litton Das tucks it towards short mid-wicket.
7
over
7 | 8 Runs | HH: 27/0
6.6
6
Jasprit Bumrah to Tanzid Hasan, SIX! BANG! Tanzid Hasan goes big now! Jasprit Bumrah tries for the bouncer now and serves this on middle and leg, Tanzid Hasan moves across a bit and gets inside the line of it to hook it way over the fine leg fence for a biggie. This has been a steady start from Bangladesh!
6.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Tanzid Hasan, Overpitched and on middle, Tanzid Hasan knocks it towards mid on.
6.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Tanzid Hasan, Jasprit Bumrah pitches this one up again, outside off, shaping away, Tanzid Hasan once again throws his bat at it but the ball just goes past the outside edge to the keeper.
6.4
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Tanzid Hasan, Goes fuller but down the leg side, Tanzid Hasan misses his glance. Wided.
6.3
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Litton Das, Length again and around off, Litton Das opens the face of the bat and steers it towards third man for a single.
6.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Litton Das, A slower one now, on a length and on off, Litton Das blocks it onto the pitch.
6.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Litton Das, Fuller delivery, on off, Litton Das drives it straight to cover-point.
6
over
6 | 9 Runs | HH: 19/0
5.6
1
Mohammed Siraj to Litton Das, Back of a length and on off, nips back in, Litton Das gets into an awkward position but guides it towards third man with his bottom hand coming off from the bat. They cross.
5.5
Mohammed Siraj to Litton Das, On a length and on off, Litton Das stabs it towards point.
5.4
4
Mohammed Siraj to Litton Das, FOUR! Lovely shot! Mohammed Siraj serves this full again and on off, Litton Das moves across a bit and uses his wrists beautifully to flick it between mid-wicket and mid on for another boundary.
5.3
Mohammed Siraj to Litton Das, Fullish and on off, Litton Das drives it straight to mid off.
5.2
4
Mohammed Siraj to Litton Das, FOUR! Good shot! Mohammed Siraj lands this short of a length and outside off, Litton Das finally gets the chance to free his arms and slashes it towards the deep backward point fence for a boundary.
5.1
Mohammed Siraj to Litton Das, Oh..some bounce! Mohammed Siraj bowls this on a good length and around off, takes off from the surface, Litton Das gets surprised by the extra bounce as he looks to tap it away and the ball zips past the outside edge to the keeper.
5
over
5 | 4 Runs | HH: 10/0
4.6
2
Jasprit Bumrah to Tanzid Hasan, In the air..safe! This is full and outside off, Tanzid Hasan slashes at it and gets a top edge which lands wide of the third man fielder who runs to his left and stop it. Two runs taken.
4.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Tanzid Hasan, Overpitched and on middle, Tanzid Hasan drills it towards mid on.
4.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Tanzid Hasan, Another brilliant inswinging yorker from Bumrah, on middle, Tanzid Hasan is late as he tries to work it away and misses to get hit on the pads.
4.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Tanzid Hasan, Pitched up but way outside off, angling further away, Tanzid Hasan throws his bat at it but fails to conect.
4.2
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Litton Das, Litton Das finally gets off the mark! This is full and on middle, Litton Das tucks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
4.1
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Tanzid Hasan, Jasprit Bumrah nails the yorker this time, on middle, Tanzid Hasan somehow manages to get some bat on it as the ball deflects onto his boot and the batters scampers across for a single.
4
over
4 | 1 Runs | HH: 6/0
3.6
Mohammed Siraj to Litton Das, Short of a length and outside off, Litton Das shoulders arms to it.
3.5
Mohammed Siraj to Litton Das, Mohammed Siraj lands this on a good length and on off, nips back in, Litton Das watches it through and steers it towards point. Das has faced 12 balls now without opening his account.
3.4
Mohammed Siraj to Litton Das, Back of a length and around off again, Litton Das bunts it towards backward point.
3.3
Mohammed Siraj to Litton Das, Length again, on off, Litton Das taps it towards point.
3.2
1
Mohammed Siraj to Tanzid Hasan, On a length and around off, Tanzid Hasan stays back and guides it towards third man for a single.
3.1
Mohammed Siraj to Tanzid Hasan, Fuller one and on off, shaping in, Tanzid Hasan mistimes his drive towards mid off.
3
over
3 | Runs | HH: 5/0
2.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Litton Das, A maiden over from Bumrah! He goes back to his hard length and outside off, shaping away, Litton Das lets it go to the keeper.
2.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Litton Das, Goes fuller this time, on middle, swinging in a long way, Litton Das looks to flick it away but misses and gets hit on the pads. Das is yet to get off the mark and the dot balls are piling up.
2.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Litton Das, On a length and on off, Litton Das stabs it towards point. Four dots now!
2.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Litton Das, A peach of a delivery! Jasprit Bumrah lands this on a good length around off, the ball nips back in sharply after hitting the deck, Litton Das plays for the swing away and gets cramped as the ball hits him high on the pads. There is a slight appeal for LBW, but turned down.
2.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Litton Das, Back of a length, on off, Litton Das dabs it towards backward point.
2.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Litton Das, Jasprit Bumrah bowls this on a hard length and just around off, straightens after hitting the deck, Litton Das leaves it alone.
2
over
2 | 4 Runs | HH: 5/0
1.6
Mohammed Siraj to Tanzid Hasan, Mohammed Siraj serves this on a good length, on middle, Tanzid Hasan shuffles across and tries to slog it across the line but misses and gets hit high on the pads as the ball goes nowhere.
1.5
Mohammed Siraj to Tanzid Hasan, Back of a length and on off once again, Tanzid Hasan keeps it out to the off side.
1.4
Mohammed Siraj to Tanzid Hasan, On a length and around off, Tanzid Hasan gets behind the line of it and pats it down to the left of short covers.
1.3
Mohammed Siraj to Tanzid Hasan, Pitched up again from Siraj, on middle, Tanzid Hasan tucks it towards mid on this time.
1.2
Mohammed Siraj to Tanzid Hasan, Full again, on middle, shaping away, Tanzid Hasan knocks it with a straight bat towards mid off.
1.1
4
Mohammed Siraj to Tanzid Hasan, FOUR! Just wide! Mohammed Siraj begins with a fuller delivery around off, Tanzid Hasan strides forward and drives it uppishly but just out of the reach of the diving short cover fielder as the ball races to the fence for the first boundary of the match.
Mohammed Siraj to steam in from the other end.
1
over
1 | 1 Runs | HH: 1/0
0.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Litton Das, Fuller one and around middle this time, Litton Das defends it out well to the right of the bowler. Only one run from the first over then!
0.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Litton Das, BEAUTY! Jasprit Bumrah lands this on a good length and on off, nips away a shy bit after hitting the deck, Litton Das prods forward to block but gets beaten on the outside edge.
0.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Litton Das, This is pitched up and on the sixth stump line, shaping away a bit, Litton Das offers no shot at it.
0.3
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Tanzid Hasan, Tanzid Hasan and Bangladesh are underway now! Jasprit Bumrah pulls his length back this time, on off, Tanzid Hasan taps it wide of covers for a single.
0.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Tanzid Hasan, Goes touch fuller this time, on off again, angling away, Tanzid Hasan lets it go to the keeper.
0.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Tanzid Hasan, Jasprit Bumrah starts with a good-length delivery around off, shaping further away a bit too much, Tanzid Hasan leaves it alone.
Done with the pre-match formalities and it is now time to get the match started. The bell is rung by the President of the MCA to mark the beginning of play as the Indian team can be seen in a huddle before taking their places on the field. Tanzid Hasan and Litton Das are the openers for Bangladesh. Jasprit Bumrah has the brand-new ball in hand and is raring to go. A couple of slips in place, let's play…
Just a few minutes left now for the contest to get underway but first, the two teams line up along with their mascots and the officials. It is time for the respective national anthems of the two teams to be played and first, it will be the national anthem of Bangladesh, followed by the Indian national anthem.
Rohit Sharma, the captain of India says that they would have bowled first anyways. Adds that what they are doing is working for them and they do not want to change much. Tells that travelling from one place to another is a challenge but the team is in a good shape. Informs they are unchanged.
Bangladesh skipper, Najmul Hossain Shanto says that they will bat first and says that it is a proud moment for him and his family to be captaining the national team. Mentions that the pitch and weather seem nice and they will look to put runs on the board. Adds that Shakib Al Hasan is out and it is a big blow but Nasum Ahmed comes in and he can do a good job. Adds that they have some good memories against India and hopes for a good match. Also says that he didn't know they were playing against India for the first time in India after 25 years and ends by informing that apart from Shakib, Taskin Ahmed is also out and Hasan Mahmud replaces him.
India (Unchanged Playing XI) – Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj.
Bangladesh (Playing XI) – Litton Das, Tanzid Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto (C), Mehidy Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (WK), Towhid Hridoy, Mahmudullah, Nasum Ahmed (In place of Shakib Al Hasan), Hasan Mahmud (In place of Taskin Ahmed), Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman.
TOSS – Bangladesh have won the toss and they elected to BAT first.
UPDATE – Big news coming from the Bangladesh camp as Shakib Al Hasan is not playing due to a quad injury. Najmul Hossain Shanto to lead the side.
PITCH REPORT – Sanjay Manjrekar and Irfan Pathan are pitchside. Sanjay starts by saying that it is a good pitch and there are runs to be scored but the seamers won't mind bowling first and reckons it won't turn much. Irfan then adds that it is a definition of a true pitch where you can bat well and a good seamer can get good purchase as well. Adds that it is a hard pitch and a black soil pitch and it will be a high-scoring game. Also, he adds that the pacers might look to use the bouncer more rather than pitching it up but the lines have to be tight. Sanjay mentions that there won't be any changes to the Indian side and Rohit Sharma himself might bowl if it turns rather than bringing in Ravichandran Ashwin due to the left-handers in the opposition. Irfan rounds off by saying that if anyone will get turn on this pitch, it will be Kuldeep Yadav.
Shubman Gill is down for a quick chat. Gill says that it is very important for him to stick to the basics and have a positive mindset. Adds that the World Cup experience has been great and to play his first game against Pakistan was unreal and hopes that they can keep the winning run going. On Rohit Sharma, he says that it doesn't change the way he plays and Rohit is an aggressive player and plays the way he wants to play. On playing in Pune, he says that given it is a smallish ground, hopefully, they can get good runs on the board for their bowlers to defend. Mentions that it is about not losing early wickets and then being able to get those big runs in the middle overs.
Bangladesh, on the other hand, have been inconsistent in this competition and will be desperate to get back to winning ways after two defeats. Their main issue is their top order and they will hope that Litton Das can find his form back and perform in this game while Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim have always been the ones to take them out of difficult situations. Captain Shakib has a good record against India with both bat and ball and in Mehidy Hasan they now have another decent all-rounder. However, if they really want to challenge the hosts, they might have to do it without Shakib who is a doubt for this game and the pacers will need to step up their game. Let's see who comes out on top. Toss and team news in a bit.
Rohit Sharma and his men have lived up to the favourites tag so far and will want to continue the momentum. The top order has fired well after a collapse in the first game and four batters have registered fifty-plus scores which also includes a ton from the skipper himself. Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav have been brilliant and troubled the batters in all three games while Ravindra Jadeja has used his experience well too and they could prove to be the difference again in this match.
Hello and a warm welcome folks! After starting their World Cup campaign in fine fashion with three straight wins, the hosts, India, have their eyes set on Bangladesh to maintain the unbeaten run. However, a few of the recent results have gone in the way of the Bangla Tigers, 3 wins in the last 4 matches to be precise, giving them a big confidence boost and making this contest even more exciting to watch.
… MATCH DAY …
The Men in Blue are back in action in the World Cup as they take on neighbours Bangladesh to maintain their unbeaten run and make it four wins in a row. Rohit Sharma's side has started their campaign emphatically with three huge wins, the last one being against arch-rivals Pakistan. Skipper's form has been terrific and he has already scored more than 200 runs in the first three games while Kohli is doing Kohli things too. The return of Shubman Gill makes them even stronger while Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul have also got runs under their belts. The only thing is that their middle order is yet to be tested properly and it will be interesting to see how they perform when the opportunity arises eventually. Jasprit Bumrah is leading from the front with the ball and whenever the team needs a breakthrough, he has stepped up every time. Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja have been brilliant too and the batters are finding it hard to read them on Indian wickets. Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur have been playing the supporting role while Hardik Pandya has been a bit inconsistent with the ball. However, they have the luxury of getting Mohammed Shami or Ravichandran Ashwin on the team whose experience could prove useful, while if they need more firepower in batting, Ishan Kishan can come in as well. History also favours the hosts as they have won three out of four matches against the same opposition in ODI World Cups. Bangladesh, on the other hand, after winning their first game of the tournament suffered back-to-back defeats and will be desperate for the two points here. Their top order has been very inconsistent and their decision to drop Tamim Iqbal for Tanzid Hasan hasn't borne much fruit till now while they will expect more from Litton Das at the top as well. They are highly dependent on their experienced players like Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, and Mahmudullah who have been their best batters so far but they will need much more from the players around them to challenge the hosts. Mehidy Hasan is a valuable player for them who is in good form and can bat at any position without losing much effectiveness. Their bowling is also very spin-heavy, with their skipper and Mehidy enjoying the conditions over here which could be a threat to the Indian batters. Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, and Shoriful Islam will need to take a bit more responsibility with the ball and if they want an extra spinner, they can bring in Mahedi Hasan as well who can also come in handy with the bat. However, they can take inspiration from that famous win against India in the 2007 ODI World Cup and believe it or not, Bangladesh have won three of the last five ODIs against the hosts which will surely give them a lot of confidence and belief that they can repeat that in this mega event. Will Bangladesh hand India their first loss in the tournament? Or will the Men in Blue reign supreme over the Bangla Tigers? Let's find out together.
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