World Cup 2019: India post 314/9 against Bangladesh
Rohit Sharma becomes first Indian cricketer to score 4 tons in a World Cup
Birmingham: Electing to bat first, India posted 314 runs for nine in the stipulated 50 overs against Bangladesh in the ICC World Cup 2019 here on Tuesday.
The men-in-blue made a strong start with Indian openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul sharing 180-run stand.
Sharma scored his fourth century in the on-going World Cup. With his 104 runs off 92 balls, Sharma became the first Indian cricketer to score four tons in a World Cup. KL Rahul made 92-ball 77-run.
Skipper Virat Kohli (26) and Rishabh Pant (48) got the perfect start but failed to convert it into big scores.
MS Dhoni played a cameo and made 33-ball 35 runs before being dismissed in the final over. Hardik Pandya couldn’t open his account while Dinesh Karthi managed to score only eight runs facing nine deliveries.
For Bangladesh, Mustafizur Rahman claimed five-wicket haul, while Shakib Al Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Soumya Sarkar took one wicket each.
Earlier, India made two changes for today’s match. Dinesh Karthik made his World Cup debut replacing Kedar Jadhav while Bhuvneshwar Kumar is in for Kuldeep Yadav. For Bangladesh, Sabbir Rahman replaced Mahmudullah.