Jersey Number 7 Rail on Track Again: India beat Bangladesh by 95 Runs
Tuesday, Men in Blues played their second warmup match of World Cup 2019. Bangladesh win the toss and put India in to bat. India finished the first inings at total of 359 runs with loss of 7 wickest and gave the fighting target of 360 for bangladesh. Indians openers yet to gain their form and partneship. Indian Skipper with his 47 runs on board gave momentum to the match and conclude worthy partnership with K. L Rahul, playing at Number 4. Rahul (108 off 99 balls) took the attack back to the opposition after early dismissals while Dhoni’s free-spirited approach also got him a century (113 off 78 balls) as their 164-run stand powered India to 359 for 7 against a Bangladesh attack.
– India finished the first innings at 359/7
– MS Dhoni looked in ominous touch as he smashed 113 off just 78 deliveries, including 8 fours and 7 sixes
– KL Rahul scored 108 off 99 balls, including 12 fours and 4 sixes
– Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal claimed three wickets apiece
– KL Rahul’s century at No. 4 solved India’s batting problem
– Liton Das and Mushfiqur Rahim were the only standouts for Bangladesh
Dhoni used the platform created by Rahul to launch a brutal assault in the final overs to take the score past 350.For skipper Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri, the biggest satisfaction has to be Rahul’s performance at No 4 and the Dhoni’s momentum for the road to victory and for the road to world Cup. India put up a huge score on the board to provide Bangladesh with a tough challenge. However, with Liton Das and Mushfiqur Rahim putting up high scores, there was a chance that that total wasn’t going to be enough.
That’s where the Indian spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal stepped in. The two took a combined six wickets – three each – to dismantle the Bangladesh middle order and send India on their way to a win. Moreover, Yadav only gave away forty-seven points in his ten overs, while Chahal was hit for fifty-five in ten.
These outraging performance by men in blues is a positive point for the indian cricket team and for the journey to world cup. Fans took a relief and continues their trust in indian cricket team.