Team India shows off in warm-up match 10 against Bangladesh Tigers
Team India wins their warm-up match 10 against Bangladesh at Cardiff by 95 runs. This was India’s second and last preparatory game for the World Cup starting this Thursday which showed their men are in their best form.
Indian openers batted first yet failed to create an impact. Team captain Virat Kohli and batsman KL Rahul did their best to settle the innings. However, Kohli was dismissed soon afterwards, followed by all-rounder Vijay Shankar. The team’s score was only at 102/4 in 22 overs which was a bad start compared to Bangladesh.
Right-handed batsman Rahul showed off his skills with former captain MS Dhoni against the Tiger’s batting lineup. Dhoni was scoring at a strike-rate of past 100 after 30 to 40 deliveries alongside Rahul who also completed a fifty. The duo successfully added 164 runs for the 5th wicket, getting India to a total in excess of 340 before Rahul was dismissed for a 99-ball 108.
Dhoni showed outstanding batting skills towards the end where he completed a much-needed hundred for him and his team. His 78-ball 113 helped the Men in Blue up to 359 runs for the loss of 7 wickets even when he was dismissed in the final over. All-rounder Hardik Pandya showed his skills as well with an 11-ball 21 to help team’s success.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh Tigers had a good start with right-handed opening batsman Liton Das scoring early. All-rounder Soumya Sarkar helped although he was stopped by Indian bowler Jasprit Bumrah.
Batsman Mushfiqur Rahim and Das partnered together and did a good job to stay in contention, although they were not keeping up with the required rate. The duo completed half-centuries and added 120 runs for the team’s fourth wicket.
Das was stopped by Indian bowler Yuzvendra Chahal after he scored a 90-ball 73. His dismissal caused the Tiger’s wickets to decrease in rate although Rahim held it together and scored close to a hundred.
The Tigers only scored 264 runs before they were stopped by Indian bowler Kuldeep Yadav who registered figures of 3/47.
Team India won with 359/7 in 50 overs while Bangladesh only scored 264 in 49.3 overs.