India brushes aside Bangladesh to stay unbeaten

India forgot about Bangladesh in Pune on Wednesday (October 19) to remain unbeaten in the 2023 ODI World Cup. Subsequent to limiting Bangladesh to a standard score of 256/8, India pursued the objective effortlessly after huge commitments from their top request. While Shubman Gill hit a fifty, Rohit scored an energetic 48 preceding Kohli furnished the last little detail with his 48th ODI century.

Rohit, who has been in a glimmering structure in the last two games, started early once more. Subsequent to tracking down the limit two times in the absolute first finish, Rohit took on Shoriful Islam again in his next over for a four and a six over profound midwicket to rush to 21 off only 13 balls. Gill, who made a vigilant beginning at first, severed free with two sixes Nasum Ahmed as India got off to a magnificent beginning in the pursuit.

Hasan Mahmud conveyed the short-ball methodology against Rohit and struck it in spite of being hit for a four and a six by the India chief. At last, the ploy paid off as Rohit attempted to hold a ball down however wound up finding the defender positioned at the profound to fall for 48. Nonetheless, in the equivalent over, Bangladesh neglected to fabricate tension on the new man as Kohli was given two free-hits to get rolling. With India flying, Bangladesh seriously required wickets to storm once again into the game. Despite the fact that they figured out how to pack off Gill following he got to his fifty, Kohli and Shreyas Iyer guaranteed there were no hiccups.

India brushes aside Bangladesh to stay unbeaten

India kept on keeping steady in the pursuit even after Iyer’s excusal as KL Rahul combined efforts with Kohli for the completing demonstration. The last couple of overs were about Kohli getting to his hundred years. At a certain point when Rahul was batting on 33, Kohli was on 73 with India requiring just 28 for the success. At the point when India’s No.3 crushed a six off Hasan, he detected a potential chance to get to a ton and Rahul properly obliged at the opposite end. He got to the milestone and completed the game with a six with Rahul remaining unbeaten on 34.

Prior to the day, Bangladesh wasted an excellent chance to post major areas of strength on the board after the center request neglected to exploit the beginning given by their openers. India’s new ball bowlers offered conversation starters from the beginning as Bangladesh scored only 10 runs in the initial five overs. Be that as it may, things changed decisively in the following five as both Tanzid Hasan and Litton Das opened. A whirlwind of limits saw Bangladesh score 53 off the following five to set up 63 on the board in the powerplay.

India was likewise without Hardik Pandya, who needed to leave the field in the powerplay for checks to his left side lower leg. The two hitters kept on draining the bowling assault before Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja acted the hero. Kuldeep broke the initial backup catching Tanzid leg-before-wicket and Jadeja guaranteed the in-structure Najmul Shanto, who was likewise driving in Shakib Al Hasan’s nonappearance, didn’t have an effect. Wickets then kept on tumbling for Bangladesh as they went from 93/0 to 137/4.

With the scoring rate additionally dropping, India was in all-out control in the center period of the innings. The onus was currently on the accomplished pair of Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah to direct Bangladesh to a battling all-out. While Rahim kept the scorecard ticking, India struck again not long before he could start at the demise with just the right amount of more than seven overs left in the innings. Fortunately for Bangladesh, Mahmudullah figured out how to bring limits off India’s speed triplet in the last five overs to direct his side beyond 250.

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