June 13, 2024

INDIA: India overcame Bangladesh by seven wickets in Pune on Thursday, because of an unbeaten century from Virat Kohli, which ensured the hosts’ fourth victory from 4 World Cup video games.

When Kohli wanted three extra runs to get his century and India wanted two extra runs to succeed in the goal of 257, the star batsman reached his century and concluded the match in fashion in opposition to spinner Nasum Ahmed with a six. With almost eight overs remaining, they reached their goal and concluded at 261-3.

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After making contributions of 85 and 55 not out in latest group triumphs in opposition to Australia and Afghanistan, Kohli confronted 97 balls, together with six fours and 4 sixes. This century was his third rating of greater than fifty in 4 innings. However after dropping their final three video games, Bangladesh knew they must work laborious to make it to the semi-finals.

India captain Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill set the stage for Kohli with a gap partnership of 88, whereas Rohit Sharma gave a touch of India’s plans with a second-ball cover-driven 4 off Shoriful Islam.

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Rohit failed to finish a shot on the next ball after hitting a six off Hasan Mahmud’s supply. Kohli shortly discovered his rhythm, hitting a 4 off a free hit and a powerful six in a row from consecutive deliveries from Mahmud. Gill’s departure had minimal impression on the run-spree.

Spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja led a top-order collapse. Regardless of being well-positioned at 93 with no loss, the Tigers had been restricted to 256-8 after a poor batting efficiency. Yadav took 1-47, whereas Jadeja took a meagre 2-38 from his ten overs.

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Bangladesh’s 137-4 rating was robust after a very good opening stand by Tanzid Hasan and Liton Das. Hasan scored his first ODI fifty, a 51, off 41 balls. Liton Das, who remained current, heedlessly lofted Jadeja to lengthy off.

Hardik Pandya left the sector after bowling three balls within the ninth over, however for the primary time in six years in an ODI, Kohli bowled and completed Pandya’s over. Bangladesh’s complete was additional strengthened by Mushfiqur Rahim’s 38 and Mahmudullah’s gritty 46.

Nonetheless, it by no means appeared enough as a result of common captain and left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan was out of the sport as a consequence of a thigh damage sustained throughout Friday’s eight-wicket loss to New Zealand in Chennai.

On Sunday, India will play New Zealand in Dharamsala within the ongoing World Cup marketing campaign. On Tuesday, Bangladesh will play South Africa in Mumbai.

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