Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Bangladesh lost to India by 7 wickets

Virat Kohli left the field unbeaten on 103 runs

Bangladesh lost to India in 2011, 2015 then 2019 World Cup. It was hoped that the Tigers would create history by defeating India on Indian soil in the 2023 World Cup. But it is the opposite. India defeated Bangladesh by a big margin of 7 wickets. As a result, Bangladesh lost three matches in a row. And with this victory, the host India won four consecutive matches in the World Cup.

Bangladesh’s openers made a great start against India after winning the toss and batting today. Although he did not get a run at first, he kept the wicket. Then they came out of the shell and attacked the Indian bowlers. Both the openers brought up individual fifties today. Today, 93 runs came from Bangladesh’s opening pair. Although the openers gave a good start, Bangladesh could not take their innings far due to the failure of the middle order. In the middle order, Shanta, Mirage, Hridoy all failed. Only Mushfiq and Mahmudullah were exceptions today. Mushfiqur’s 38 and Mahmudullah’s 36 at the end scored 46 runs in 50 overs, losing 9 wickets and scoring 256 runs.

The two Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill started to attack the Bangladesh bowlers after coming down to bat with a target of 257 runs. Rohit Sharma went back to 48 runs but Shubman Gill took his half century today. And Virat Kohli took the century. In the end, India won by losing 3 wickets in 41 overs and 3 balls. Bangladesh suffered a huge loss of 7 wickets.

Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill opened for India today. From the beginning, Rohit Sharma started attacking the bowlers of Bangladesh. Shubman Gill continued to give him worthy company.

With this pair, India completed the team’s half-century today in 9 overs. And picked up 63 runs in the first power play. Mostafizur Rahman, Shariful Islam, Hasan Mahmud and Nasum Ahmed could not break this pair despite their efforts.

Shubman Gill scored 53 runs from 55 balls on the day of the team's victory

Finally Hasan Mahmud broke this pair which became terrible. Rohit Sharma, who scored 48 runs from 40 balls, left the catch in the hands of Tawheed Hriday and returned to the dressing room. On his departure, India’s opening pair broke for 88 runs.

After the departure of Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill formed a pair with Kohli. These two continued to attack the Bangladeshi bowlers.

In the meantime, Shubman Gill took a personal half-century. He scored 50 runs off 52 balls. Which includes 5 fours and 2 sixes.

Despite picking up a half-century, Gill could not take his innings far. Mehdi Hasan scored 53 runs off 55 balls and returned to the pavilion after giving a catch to Mahmudullah.

After the departure of Shubman Gill, Virat paired with Shreyas Iyer. In the meantime, he picked up a half century. He scored 50 runs off 48 balls. Which includes four fours and one six.

Shreyas Iyer couldn’t stay at the crease for long despite picking up a huge half century. He returned as Mirage’s second victim. He scored 19 runs off 25 balls before getting out.

Virat paired with Lokesh Rahul after Shreyas Iyer’s departure. This pair finally left the field with victory. Virat remains unbeaten on 103 runs and Lokesh Rahul remains unbeaten on 34 runs.

Earlier Liton Das and Tanjid Hasan Tamim opened for Bangladesh after winning the toss. From the beginning, these two openers kept playing. Although they could not get runs in the beginning, these two openers kept the wicket without rushing.

The two openers, who were playing at the sight, came out of the shell towards the end of the first power play. After that, these two openers attacked the Indian bowlers.

With this pair, Bangladesh completed the team’s half-century in 9 overs with 2 balls. And in the first power play he picked up 63 runs without a wicket. Tanjid Hasan Tamim and Liton Kumra Das scored the highest runs in the opening match against India today in the World Cup. The previous highest in a non-World Cup bilateral series against India was 56 by Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes in Mirpur in 2011. However, the highest run by an opening pair in the World Cup was 69 runs by Mehrab Hossain and Shahriar Hossain against Pakistan in the 1999 World Cup. Now they exceeded that.

Tanjid Hasan Tamim brought up his personal fifty against India today. He scored 50 off 41 balls. Which includes 5 fours and 3 sixes. Tanjid Tamim could not take his innings further after his half century. Kuldeep Yadav fell victim to the team’s 93 runs.

Tamim, who scored 51 runs off 43 balls, returned to Sajghar after being lbw by Kuldeep Yadav. Bangladesh’s opening pair broke for 93 runs on his departure.

Tanjid Tamim returned but Liton continued to fight with Shanto. But this pair was broken when the team returned to calm down after being lbw by Ravindra Jadeja for 110 runs. He returned with 8 runs off 17 balls. After that, Liton Das brought up his personal half-century. He scored 50 runs off 62 balls. Which includes 5 fours.

Liton Kumar Das scored 66 runs off 82 balls

Mehedi Hasan Miraj also returned to the team’s 129 runs after Tamim and Shant. He returned with 3 runs off 13 balls by Mohammad Siraj. Liton Das, who picked up a half-century, returned to Sajghar after Mirage. While picking up Ravindra Jadeja, Shubman gave the catch to Gill and returned to the dugout. Scored 66 off 82 balls before getting out. Mushfiqur Rahim teamed up with Tawheed Hriday after Liton’s departure. He tried to overcome the disaster of the party with Tawheed. But Tawhid’s bat was not laughing. He was not getting runs. For runs, Tawheed Hridiya returned to the pavilion for 179 runs. Shubman took a catch in the hands of Gill and made his way to the pavilion as he bowled out the unearned heart Shardul Thakur. He scored 16 runs from 35 balls before getting out.

After the fall of 179 runs, Mushfiq, known as ‘Mr Dependable’, paired with Mahmudullah. But this pair did not last long. Jasprit Bumra’s ball was caught by Ravindra Jadeja for 201 runs and went back to the dugout. He scored 38 runs in 46 balls before getting out.

Mushfiqur has made a great record playing against India before this. Entered the 1000 runs club of the World Cup as the second batsman of Bangladesh. Before that, Tiger captain Shakib Al Hasan has crossed this milestone. Earlier today, Mushfiqur needed 4 runs to complete 1000 runs in the mega event.

But even on such a happy day, he could not take the innings far. Back to 38 runs today. After Mushfiq’s departure, ‘Silent Killer’ Mahmudullah Riyad took charge of the team. He continued to fight alone with Nasum. But the team broke with the departure of Nasum for 233 runs. He returned after being a victim of Mohammad Siraj by scoring 14 runs off 18 balls.

In the end, Bangladesh managed to score 256 runs after losing 8 wickets in 50 overs with Nasum’s last ball six. Mahmudullah returned to Sajghar for 46 runs. For India, Mohammad Siraj and Ravindra Jadeja took 2 wickets, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav took one wicket each.

(19 October/NWB/ES)


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