World Cup 2019, India vs Bangladesh: Rohit Sharma’s fourth century of the tournament helps Team India qualify for the semi-finals.
MATCH 38: INDIA VS BANGLADESH SCORECARD
India: 314-9 in 50 overs | Won by 28 runs
Rohit Sharma: 104(92) | KL Rahul: 77(92) | Mustafizur Rahman: 5-59
Bangladesh: 286-10 in 48 overs
Shakib Al Hasan: 66(74) | Jasprit Bumrah: 4-55 | Hardik Pandya: 3-60
Player of the Match: Rohit Sharma
World Cup 2019, India vs Bangladesh: Rohit Sharma’s superb century and Jasprit Bumrah’s fabulous death bowling help India qualify for the semi-finals as Bangladesh get knocked-out.
After a controversial defeat against the England team last Sunday, Team India have made a superb comeback as they script a close win against their neighbors, Bangladesh.
Batting first, Team India’s openers gave a fantastic start as the duo of Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul added 180 for the first wicket; the highest opening partnership for India at World Cups.
Rohit Sharma, who has been in sublime form scored his fourth century of the tournament, and In the process became the first Indian and the first opener to achieve this feat.
But, after completing his century, Sharma fell to a poor shot. KL Rahul too followed the suit after his superb effort of 77(92).
Team India’s middle-order shattered once again as Kohli fell for 26(27), Pandya for a duck and Karthik for 8(9).
However, Dhoni’s 35(33) and Pant’s fiery 48(41) made sure India reached a decent total of 314-9 in 50 overs.
Mustafizur Rahman was instrumental for Bangladesh as he chipped in with wickets at regular intervals, and ended with a fabulous spell of 5-59.
Bangladesh needed another inspirational performance from their Mr. consistent, Shakib Al Hasan if they had to chase 315.
Shakib was once again the lone warrior in the team as he added another half-century to his name, thus maintaining his consistent run at World Cup 2019, but, he fell to a poor shot after scoring 66(74).
However, Bangladesh, known for their fighting spirit saw an inspirational performance from their lower-order, Sabbir Rahman and Mohammad Saifuddin, who scored valuable cameos of 36(36) and 51(38) respectively.
While Shakib and lower-order did play well, a little support from other senior players could have changed the equation of the game.
Team India, meanwhile, played only 5 bowlers, but the effective rotation of bowlers worked wonders for them.
Hardik Pandya chipped in with three important wickets, while Jasprit Bumrah bowled a wonderful spell of 4-55 at the death that helped India win the match by 28 runs.
Thus, with this win, India qualify for the semi-finals, while Bangladesh get knocked out of the tournament.
WHAT WENT WRONG FOR BANGLADESH?
- Bangladeshi batsmen’s failure to support the consistent, Shakib Al Hasan.
- Some poor shot selection by the experienced players like Rahim, Liton Das, and Shakib himself.
- Tamim Iqbal dropping a dolly of Rohit Sharma in the fourth over, that proved very costly.
- Back to back wickets for Mustafizur Rahman in the 39th over put India on the backfoot.
- Skakib Al Hasan throwing his wicket away in the 33rd over, which almost ended Bangladesh’s hopes for the chase.
- Jasprit Bumrah’s magical back to back yorkers in the 48th over that sealed the game for Team India.
MATCH 41: ENGLAND VS NEW ZEALAND
Date: July 3, 2019
Time: 3 pm IST