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ICC Cricket World Cup 2011: India Make Winning Start Against Bagladesh

India have opened the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 with an emphatic victory over Bangladesh in Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Bangladesh.

India set a huge score of 370 for 4 wickets after being put into bat by Bangladesh, who won the toss and elected to field. The bulk of India’s runs came from the impressive Sehwag (175) and Kohli (100 Not Out), who put on a huge partnership of 203 runs, though each of India’s batsmen made an impact with the bat.

None of the Bangladesh bowlers managed more than one wicket, though Shakib’s figures of 1 wicket for 61 runs off his 10 overs were perhaps the best.

Bangladesh, despite getting most of their top order batsmen off to a start, were unable to build on this, and eventually reached the 50.0 over limit with the score on 283 for 9 wickets, 87 runs short of India’s total, though runs had been scored by Ikbal (70) and Shakib (55) they were never, at any stage, coming fast enough to catch and pass the huge Indian total.

The pick of the Indian bowlers was Patel, who collected 4 wickets for just 48 runs off his 10 overs.

If Bangladesh bat this well next time, however, they can expect to get a positive result from their match with Ireland. India will be full of confidence from this result, and look to be the team to beat in this year’s ICC Cricket World Cup on today’s evidence, at least.

India v Bangladesh Scorecard

 

India 1st Innings   Runs Balls 4s 6s
Sehwag   b Shakib 175 140 14 5
Tendulkar run out (Shakib)   28 29 4 0
Gambhir   b Mahmudullah 39 39 3 0
Kohli not out   100 83 8 2
Pathan c Mushfiqur Rahim b Shafiul Islam 8 10 0 0
Extras   1nb 16w 1b 2lb 20  
Total   for 4 370 (50.0 ovs)
             
Bangladesh Bowlers O M R W    
Shafiul Islam 7 0 69 1    
Hossain 10 0 60 0    
Razzak 9 0 74 0    
Shakib 10 0 61 1    
Islam 7 0 54 0    
Mahmudullah 7 0 49 1    
             
Bangladesh 1st Innings   Runs Balls 4s 6s
Iqbal c Yuvraj Singh b Patel 70 86 3 1
Kayes   b Patel 34 29 7 0
Siddique st Dhoni b Harbhajan Singh 37 52 1 1
Shakib c Harbhajan Singh b Pathan 55 50 5 0
Mushfiqur Rahim c Sub b Z Khan 25 30 2 0
Raqibul Hasan not out   28 28 0 1
Mahmudullah   b Patel 6 6 0 0
Islam lbw b Patel 2 8 0 0
Razzak lbw b Z Khan 1 5 0 0
Shafiul Islam run out (Harbhajan Singh)   0 1 0 0
Hossain not out   1 6 0 0
Extras   1nb 13w 10lb 24  
Total   for 9 283 (50.0 ovs
             
India Bowlers O M R W    
Sreesanth 5 0 53 0    
Z Khan 10 0 40 2    
Patel 10 0 48 4    
Harbhajan Singh 10 0 41 1    
Pathan 8 0 49 1    
Yuvraj Singh 7 0 42 0    

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3 comments

  1. sehwag has played so good and to bild the strong foundetion

  2. this was so nice match bet’n india vs bangaldesh
    and people get so happy

  3. sehwag is verry verry good ply
    kohli is good 100.

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