23:07 PM IST: Jasprit Bumrah finishes off things in style. Another yorker to a tailender and India clinch a place in the semi-finals of World Cup 2019. Indian have defeated Bangladesh by 28 runs. Mustafizur is the last Bangladesh batsman to be dismissed. Indian fans and players are celebrating.
Heartbreak for Bangladesh, joy for India the two-time champions win by 28 runs to book their place in the semi-finals!#TeamIndia | #BANvIND | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/PgMjIWSGJa Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019 23:02 PM IST: Saifuddin has reached his fifty with a boundary of Bumrah. But Bumrah strikes again to castle Rubel Hussain. India just 1 wicket away from a place in the semis of World Cup 2019. 22:51 PM IST: Bangladesh’s No. 10 batsman Rubel Hossain is not ready to go down without a fight. This time, Rubel backs away and smashes away a length delivery past the bowler for a boundary. Saifuddin is also keeping Bangladesh’s hope alive. 22:48 PM IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar finally has a wicket to his name. Bhuvneshwar delivers a slow delivery as Mortaza edges it and MS Dhoni makes no mistake behind the stumps. India two wickets away from a place in semis of World Cup 2019.
Bhuvneshwar strikes again!
India are now just two wickets away from securing a semi-final place #CWC19 | #BANvIND pic.twitter.com/3458RzBGfC
Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019 22:39 PM IST: OUT! Just when Sabbir was looking to take the game away from India, Jasprit Bumrah has struck. Bumrah delivers a slower delivery which pegs back Sabbir’s leg stump and India back in the game. Team India in trouble and who better to deliver with the ball? Jasprit Bumrah!
A sigh of relief for India!
Bumrah gets rid of Sabbir Rahman for 36.#BANvIND | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/AxlU0GpNQK Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019 22:28 PM IST: Bangladesh has come a long way in their journey from underdogs to spirited tigers. And this partnership between Sabbir and Saifuddin is a perfect showpiece of it. Saifuddin has hammered Shami for two boundaries in a space of 3 deliveries and the total looks very much achievable now. India must break this partnership as soon as possible if they want to seal a win here. 22:21 PM IST: Hardik Pandya has finished his final spell with the figures of 10-0-60-3. Pandya failed to contribute with the bat but has made an amazing effort with the ball. Pandya got the wickets of Shakib (66), Liton Das (22) and Soumya Sarkar (33). He is certainly proving why he is key to India’s chances of winning World Cup 2019. 22:18 PM IST: Sabbir Rahman plays a sweep shot from outside off to the deep mid-wicket for another boundary. Another good over for Bangladesh as they have scored 11 runs from it. Both have added quick 46 runs in just 36 balls and if they continue to play like this, Bangladesh can fancy their chances of a win at Edgbaston. BAN need 90 runs in 60 balls with four wickets in hand. 22:08 PM IST: Sabbir Rahman is trying to keep up the fight for Bangladesh. He has hit two back to back boundaries off Mohammad Shami. Shami is leaking away runs as Saifuddin has also scored two successive boundaries. 17 runs from the over. 22:01 PM IST: Oh! Jasprit Bumrah has gone off the field and Ravindra Jadeja has come on as the substitute. Bumrah fell down while fielding and could not get up after that and the physio Patrick Farhat was seen sprinting towards him. We hope this is not anything serious. 21:53 PM IST: OUT! Hardik Pandya has sent back Shakib al Hasan for 66 to rock Bangladesh. The expression on the faces of Indian players is reflecting the importance of Shakib’s wicket. They know that the game has just tilted in India’s favour.
Pandya has his third and it’s the biggest wicket of them all: Shakib Al Hasan.
The all-rounder lobs the ball safely into the hands of Dinesh Karthik to end his stay at the crease. #BANvIND | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/Xaw5hVVHag Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019 21:43 PM IST: India’s premier pacer Jasprit Bumrah joins the party. Bumrah bowls an off-cutter as Mosaddek manages an inside edge which shatters his stumps and Bangladesh look in trouble as Shakib al Hasan is losing partners.
Jasprit Bumrah gets a wicket! The off-cutter does for Mossadek Hossain and Bangladesh are now five down. #BANvIND | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/IOMBYrY8mk Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019 21:32 PM IST: Wicket!! Hardik Pandya certainly knows how to take revenge. Pandya delivers a short ball and Liton plays a horror shot as Dinesh Karthik makes no mistake at the mid-wicket. He was hit for a SIX by Liton Das but he makes up for it. Pandya’s has picked his second wicket.
Liton Das was looking good but Pandya picks up his second wicket with a well-directed short ball!#BANvIND | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/JAVSHqcLYW Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019 21:25 PM IST: Shakib al Hasan continues his dream run with another fifty in the World Cup. This is his 46th ODI fifty and sixth 50-plus in this edition of World Cup. He has been Bangladesh’s most valuable player by a margin. He completes his half-century with a double off Hardik Pandya.
Another match, another half-century for Shakib Al Hasan!#RiseOfTheTigers | #BANvIND | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/PxSbvuQ4aS Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019 21:19 PM IST: A misfield from the cover fielder Dinesh Karthik as he gets an awkward bounce from one of the practice pitches and the ball sails over his hands towards the cover boundary. Bangladesh slowly marching forward. 21:13 PM IST: Two missed run-out chances gone begging off the same delivery as first Bumrah misses the stumps from mid-off and Shakib, Liton hare back for a second run. Meanwhile, Shami who is running from square-leg fails to pick up the ball as the 2 runs are completed 21:09 PM IST: India have managed to keep a check on BAN’s run-rate and not allowed them to run away with the chase, at least till now. While chipping away at regular intervals with key wickets has helped India, they will need to continue doing the same until they get the wickets of Shakib and Liton as both are capable of playing a whirlwind innings once set 21:00 PM IST: Well, Chahal has got rid of the headache for now as Mushfiqur loses his wicket, going for one shot too many Mushfiqur goes for the sweep and finds Shami who is the lone fielder inside the 30-yard circle. A tame end to an enterprising innings from the BAN ‘keeper. Liton Das joins Shakib in the middle
Big wicket! Mushfiqur sweeps the ball into the hands of Shami off Chahal to leave Bangladesh three down. #BANvIND | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/xyD9QfO88Y Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019 20:55 PM IST: Mushfiqur continues to punish Chahal after hitting him for two back-to-back 4s in the last over. This time, Chahal bowls one just outside the off-stump and Mushfiqur rocks back and cuts it between the point and third-man fielders for FOUR! 20:53 PM IST: Shakib is now moving towards his fifty as he cuts Pandya past the point boundary for a 4. This partnership is looking ominous for India and they will need to break it as soon as possible to limit BAN from scoring 315 20:42 PM IST: Mushfiqur Rahim seems to have taken a liking for Chahal’s loopy leg-spin as he sweeps him over mid-wicket for a 4 just after gliding a leg-side delivery past the fine-leg fielder for another boundary. 20:38 PM IST: Shakib and Bangladesh will gladly accept that as a slow ball from Pandya gets Shakib’s outside edge and flies past Dhoni for a much needed boundary. Expect more slower balls from Pandya in this innings 20:29 PM IST: Oh that’s a soft dismissal! Soumya Sarkar hits a full delivery from Hardik quite well but straight into the hands of Kohli who is standing at cover. Kohli points to Soumya after taking the catch almost saying that he is out this time. This could invite some reprimand from the umpires and Kohli needs to be careful here. Meanwhile, MS dhoni is back on field
Soumya Sarkar was looking in fine touch until Hardik Pandya intervened.
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Meanwhile Kohli is agitated with the umpires after a DRS appeal was turned down following the on-field umpire’s not-out decision. India have lost their review as a result of the 3rd umpire not proceeding for the ball-tracking citing an edge off the bat. It was inconclusive evidence from the replays but Kohli is furious having lost a review 20:07 PM IST: Inarguably the greatest ODI all-rounder in the past few years walks to the crease to join Soumya Sarkar as Bangladesh look to press on inteir chase of 315, which if completed will be the second-highest chase in WC history 19:58 PM IST: And, as if on cue, Shami castles Tamim with an incoming delivery. Tamim tried to cut this through the off-side but there wasn’t enough room to play the shot as he only manages to drag this one onto the stumps. First breakthrough for India
Shami makes the breakthrough!
Tamim Iqbal drags the ball onto his stumps to give India their first wicket of the day. #BANvIND | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/ygTSED3Ovl Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019 19:56 PM IST: Even though the Indian bowlers have managed to keep things quiet in Birmingham, Bangladesh wouldn’t mind that and would focus more on the fact that they haven’t let the opposition make any inroads till yet. With the required rate not too high, BAN can choose to take their time and then go for the attack later on during the innings 19:47 PM IST: This is exactly the kind of start that India would have hoped from their new-ball pairing of Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah, although they would ideally liked to have 1-2 wickets by now. Nevertheless, it still has been an excellent spell of bowling from the duo to keep the BAN openers on their toes. Shami to bowl first-change as he comes to bowl the 8th over
13 wickets in three games at #CWC19 so far how will Mohammed Shami fare today?#TeamIndia | #BANvIND pic.twitter.com/Rg1AAYkBEI
Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019 19:41 PM IST: A gift for Soumya as Hardik’s throw doesn’t find any takers and the ball runs into the mid-wicket fence. Soumya couldn’t clear the infield off Bumrah and set off for a single as Hardik swooped in on the ball but Chahal who was supposed to catch the throw dived desperately but couldn’t reach it 19:35 PM IST: After leaking 2 boundaries in his last over, Bumrah makes an excellent comeback by limiting Soumya Sarkar to the crease and not giving any room to free his arms. Sarkar couldn’t connect a single ball as he may have wanted handing Bumrah a superb maiden 19:30 PM IST: After punishing Bumrah for a couple of boundaries in the previous over, Tamim this time picks Bhuvneshwar through the off-side for another four. It’s almost the same shot that fetched him his 2nd boundary against Bumrah. Iqbal is looking in really good touch here and early danger signals for India 19:28 PM IST: Second boundary of the over from Tamim’s bat as this time Bumrah errs on the off-side and Tamim pounces on the widish delivery cutting it past cover for a sweetly timed 4. Some ‘intent’ shown by the senior BAN opener 19:25 PM IST: First boundary of the innings as Tamim Iqbal flicks this one from his pads beating the short mid-wicket fielder and the ball races away for a boundary. A rare error in line from Bumrah and Tamim is equal to the task 19:23 PM IST: An excellent over first up from Bhuvneshwar as he manages to find some swing into the left-handers. Just one run conceded and this is after coming back having missed the last 3 games. Bumrah to share the new ball with him 19:16 PM IST: Indian players are on the field now awaiting the Bangladesh openers as we are all set for the chase of 315 to start. BAN would carry the confidence from the way they managed to restrict India to 314 after they once looked to post above 350. Bhuvneshwar to start against Tamim as Soumya awaits at the other end. Here we go… 18:53 PM IST: India were looking set to finish with a score in excess of 350 when Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul were going great. Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant had good little stand after the quick departures of Rohit and Rahul. However, India once again failed to get going in the last 10 overs.
Bangladesh restricted India to just 63 runs in the last 10, picking up 5 wickets. Mustafizur Rahman was brilliant at the death. MS Dhoni struggles once again in the death overs. The veteran batsman had faced 33 balls to get only 35. Will this be enough for India?
That’s the end of the innings India finish on 314/9.
Rohit Sharma was the star once again, his fourth century of #CWC19 leading the way for India. Mustafizur Rahman was the pick of the Bangladesh bowlers with 5/59!#BANvIND | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/O6FWQwjLHl Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019 18:50 PM IST: Mustafizur Rahman finishes with 5 for 59. 3 wickets in the final over. India finish with 314 for 9, thanks to a solid opening stand from Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul.
Innings Break!#TeamIndia post a total of 314/9 after 50 overs. A 5-wkt haul for Mustafizur #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/kZhrUwaPOS BCCI (@BCCI) July 2, 2019 18:44 PM IST: MS Dhoni played 2 dot balls, refused singles with Bhuvneshwar Kumar at the other end. He then gets out in the 3rd ball of the final over. Bad effort once agains from Dhoni. Mustafizur Rahman gets his 4th wicket. Dhoni will be under pressure once again! 18:41 PM IST: MS Dhoni was taking his time. In fact, he was happy to let a couple of balls go to the keeper in the 48th over. However, he attack Mohammad Saifudding and collects 11 runs from the 49th over. 2 boundaries in the over. And Dhoni retains strike for the final over. 18:36 PM IST: Bangladesh have gotten into India’s tail now. They have recovered well after the solid 180-run opening stand, thanks to some tidy spells from Mustafizur Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan and Soumya Sarkar. Can they keep India to less than 320? 18:35 PM IST: Another Indian batsman walks back to the hut. Mustafizur Rahman is making it all happen in the middle. A slower bouncer and Karthik top-edges it. Easy catch for the short mid-wicket fielder. Karthik makes only 8 in his World Cup debut. 18:29 PM IST: MS Dhoni has hit only 2 boundaries in the first 19 balls he has faced. He has taken his time to get going once again. Can he make upfor it? The Bangladesh bowlers will know they can keep the big man quiet by bowling full and wide. They have done it successfully so far. 18:24 PM IST: Dinesh Karthik has walked out to bat in his World Cup debut. The India veteran got picked in a World Cup squad for the first time in 2007 and he plays for the first time in 2019. He joins MS Dhoni who is struggling to get going once again. Can the two help India finish with a strong score? 320-330? 18:21 PM IST: Rishabh Pant falls for 48. He went for the big shot against Shakib Al Hasan. He targetted the longer part of the boundary and gets caught at deep mid-wicket. Pant is absolutely gutted. He wanted to push the scoring rate after Dhoni played out a couple of dot balls in the last few overs. Good little knock from Pant.
Rishabh Pant falls for 48!
Shakib Al Hasan bags the wicket as the left-hander sweeps to Mossadek, who just about holds on!#BANvIND | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/jaf5Q7GGch Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019 18:13 PM IST: MS Dhoni is once again struggling to hit gaps once again. The wicketkeeper-batsman, who has been under considerable pressure, plays a couple of dot balls in Shakib Al Hasan’s 9th over. The left-arm spinner concedes just 3 runs. Dhoni needs to pick up pace, at least give the strike back to Pant who is going great guns at the other end. 18:10 PM IST: Rishabh Pant is showing a lot of intent. He might just be the difference between India finishing with 300 and 330. The young left-hander is taking the attack to the Bangladesh bowlers, including Mustafizur Rahman. The left-arm pacer who picked up 2 wickets in his previous over, leaks 10. 18:03 PM IST: MS Dhoni has joined Rishabh Pant at the middle. The veteran India wicketkeeper-batsman was criticised for his approach vs England on Sunday. He has once again started slow. Mashrafe Mortaza replaced Mustafizur Rahman with Shakib Al Hasan, knowing MS Dhoni’s struggles against left-arm spinners. 18:01 PM IST: Rishabh Pant is showing why he is rated one of the most dangerous young players going around. The youngster is not bothered about the match situation. India had just lost Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya in the previous over but Pant takes the attack to the Banglesh bowler. Mohammed Saifudding at the receiving end. 3 successive boundaries from the left-hander the Birmingham crowd finds its voice again. 17:54 PM IST: The Fizz has struck again! He was unfortunate when Tamim Iqbal dropped Rohit Sharma when the India opener on 9. However, he has struck twice in the 39th over to peg India back. Hardik Pandya falls for 0 off 2 balls. 17:51 PM IST: Mustafizur Rahman, who was brought back forhis 2nd spell, gets the big fish of Virat Kohli. A timely wicket for Bangladesh. Just when Rishabh Pant and Kohli were getting a move on, the left-arm pacer removes the India captain for 26.
Big, big wicket!
Mustafizur Rahman has gotten rid of #ViratKohli for 26. #BANvIND | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/Y7e3GNNUSQ Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019 17:41 PM IST: Rishabh Pant has looked impressive in the 2 innings he has played in World Cup 2019 so far. Today in Birmingham, he has looked solid. He sweeps Bangladesh’s best bowler, Shakib Al Hasan to the fine leg boundary and moves past 15. The young left-hander can explode once he gets his eye in. Bangladesh wouldn’t want that to happen. Both Kohli and Pant are beginning to settle down. 17:38 PM IST: Rishabh Pant and Virat Kohli have added 22 runs from 20 balls for the 3rd wicket. There’s a bit of reverse already when Soumya Sarkar got one to tail into Virat Kohli. The pitch is slowing down a bit and India need to be careful while assessing the target that they are going to set here. Shakib Al Hasan brought back into the attack, replacing Rubel Hossain. 17:30 PM IST: There was a bit of pressure on Rishabh Pant as the young wicketkeeper-batsman, playing only his 2nd World Cup match, had faced a few dot balls upront. Off-spinner Mosaddek Hossain struck him on his pads as well and appealed before being turned down by the umpire. However, Pant released pressure by dancing down the track and hitting a huge six over long-on. That hit brought India’s 200 as well. Important for Virat Kohli and Pant to keep moving the scoreboard now. 17:25 PM IST: Rishabh Pant is the new man in. He joins captain Virat Kohli in the middle as Bangladesh are looking pumped up. It’s been a good little period of play for them. Part-time medium pacer Soumya Sarkar helped them pull things back with a tidy spell and the big wicket of Rohit Sharma. KL Rahul then fell to Rubel Hossain. Can they put more pressure on India? Pant is still inexperience in the ODI format. Can Bangladesh make use of the opportunity? Just 23 runs in the last 5 overs. 17:20 PM IST: KL Rahul departs for 77. Rubel Hossain bowls a wide cutter and Rahul looked to smash it past point. He gets a thick edge and gets caught behind. Good knock this from Rahul but he will be disappointed once again at not having converted a fifty-plus score into a big innings. He has gotten out at a crucial juncture as well. India will have two new batsmen at the middle. 17:17 PM IST: Bangladesh were looking despondent on the field as Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul were hitting boundaries at will in the 180-run opening stand. However, Soumya Sarkar, Bangladesh’s 7th bowling option of the day, kept it tight and got the big wicket of Rohit. He has completed 4 overs and has given away only 17 runs. 17:11 PM IST: Virat Kohli is the new man in. He joins KL Rahul who looks set in the middle. Kohli has scored five fifties in this tournament but hasn’t gotten the 3-figure mark yet. Wil lit be his day today? Soumya Sarkar and Rubel Hossain continue. 17:05 PM IST: No daddy hundred for Rohit Sharma today. He gets out to Soumya Sarkar, Bangladesh’s part-time medium pacer who is making it a habit to pick up big wickets. Rohit tried to clear the cover boundary but mis-times it and gets caught by the cover fielder. 104 for Rohit Sharma.
Rohit departs!
Soumya Sarkar picks up a much-needed wicket for Bangladesh.#BANvIND | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/QtjQfiDzHZ Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019 17:03 PM IST: A record-equalling hundred for Rohit Sharma. He hits his fourth World Cup 2019 hundred, equalling Kumar Sangakkara’s record for the most hundreds in a single edition o fthe tournament. The India opener has been at his dominant best today, hitting boundaries at will. What a difference in 2 days. He had gotten a hundred against England on Sunday as well but this one has been fluent!
Superb consistency from @ImRo45 , his 4th Century in this World Cup and he has laid the foundation for India to pose a huge total. #INDvBAN pic.twitter.com/aIEMjMx171 VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 2, 2019
And @ImRo45 walks closer to the Icc mos trophy ?? ???????? #hitman you beauty ?? no 4 ???????????? well played champion !!! yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) July 2, 2019
The HITMAN ?? Kevin Pietersen?? (@KP24) July 2, 2019
4th 100 for @ImRo45 in the World Cup ???? that’s class.. keep up the good work @BCCI Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) July 2, 2019
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Rohit Sharma’s #CWC19 campaign just gets better and better. #TeamIndia | #BANvIND pic.twitter.com/iYyZRYmI46
Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019 17:00 PM IST: Interestingly, Bangladesh’s 7th bowling option in Soumya Sarkar has been their tidiest so far. The military medium pacer has just conceded 6 runs from 2 overs. Tight lines and lengths. Can Bangladesh put some pressure on the two Indian openers? Shakib from the other end. 16:55 PM IST: After having receieved criticism for a slow start and a failed opening stand in their loss vs England, India have come back strong against Bangladesh. Rohit Sharma has led the show with an attacking stroke-filled innings, KL Rahul, at the other end, has given him great company. The two have added the World Cup 2019’s highest opening stand, going past the 160 set by Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow in their win over India.
The partnership between Rahul and Rohit is now the highest in #CWC19
Absolutely sensational! 164/0 (26)#SaddaPunjab #BANvIND Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) July 2, 2019 16:50 PM IST: Bangladesh have brought in their 7th bowling option in Soumya Sarkar. After dropping Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe brought in off-spinner Mosaddek Hossain into the attack as his 6th bowling option. However, he has taken to the cleaners as Rohit Sharma targetted the short boundaries at Edgbaston. Will Soumya Sarkar give them the first breakthrough? Looks unlikely! 16:42 PM IST: The opening stand has gone past the 150-run mark. Bangladesh are looking clueless. Mashrafe Mortaza brought Mustafizur Rahman back but Rohit Sharma welcomed him with a stunning hit over the long-off boundary. Rohit is batting at a different level altogether today. Fine hitting from the India opener. 16:39 PM IST: Rohit Sharma now is the leading run-scorer in World Cup 2019. He has gone past David Warner’s tally of 516 runs. The India opener has had a dream World Cup. He has already hit 3 hundreds and is closing in on his fourth, which will take him to level with Kumar Sangakkara’s record of 4 hundreds in a single edition of the quadrennial tournament.
Rohit Sharma is now the leading run-scorer in #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/MP2Z38Y12N BCCI (@BCCI) July 2, 2019 16:37 PM IST: Rohit Sharma is targetting the short boundaries against off-spinner Mosaddek Hossain. The India opener deposited one into the long-on stands, bringing up his 4th six of the innings in the 22nd over. He then found the gap and collected a boundary as well. Fine innings this. He is batting in his 4th gear. 16:25 PM IST: KL Rahul is giving Rohit Sharma a tough fight as the two Indian openers are playing some eye-catching strokes. Rubel Hossain came under the pump as KL Rahul drove him down the ground and through the covers to pick up 2 boundaries as he got to his fifty. Can the Karnataka batsman get a big one here? He had spoken about his disappointment at throwing wickets away after good starts in the past. Is it going to be his day? 16:22 PM IST: KL Rahul goes to his fifty now. A brilliant straight drive to welcome Rubel Hossain into the attack and a misfield allows Rahul to complete the landmark. This has been a fine knock from Rahul. He has taken his time but has started to shift gears. Important for India that another opener is back in form. The opening partnership is going strong. Good signs these for Virat Kohli’s men.
Now it’s KL Rahul’s turn to raise his bat for 50!#BANvIND | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/k7cHdtjbED Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019 16:18 PM IST: India have a solid platform to go big. There has been a marked difference with the way the two openers have batted. Rohit Sharma, especially, has taken the attack to Bangladesh bowlers after the criticism India recieved for the slow start in their 31-run loss to England. All eyues now on KL Rahul as it will be interesting to see if he is able to convert this start into a big knock. He has been failing to do so World Cup 2019.
100-run partnership. Going strong and how #TeamIndia 101/0 after 17.2 overs https://t.co/iqlsfr9wb6 #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/PC5oD8OQ2l BCCI (@BCCI) July 2, 2019 16:14 PM IST: Drinks break has been taken after the 17-over mark. India are motoring along really well here. KL Rahul has begun to open his shoulders up as well. At the other end, Rohit Sharma has played with his inimitable fluency. A 99-run stand for the opening wicket. With 2 right-handers batting, Mashrafe Mortaza might not be interested in bringing in in his part-time spinner in Mosaddek Hossain. 16:09 PM IST: KL Rahul is now switching gears. The India opener brings up his first six of the innings. A short ball from Mashrafe Mortaza and he deposits into mid-wicket stands. Good going this for India. The two openers are looking unstopabble. 16:06 PM IST: Rohit Sharma is closing in on 500 runs. The India opener has got to his 43rd ODI fifty. He has batted beautifully with the freedom that was lacking against England. He was dropped on 9 but he has made Bangladesh pay for it. 3 sixes so far in the innings and he has given KL Rahul the time that he needs to get going. A fine fifty in a strong opening stand.
50 up for Rohit Sharma! What a tournament he’s having. #BANvIND | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/DeWsgcQN5D Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019 15:59 PM IST: India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat first against Bangladesh in a crunch match of the ongoing World Cup 2019 on Tuesday at Edgbaston. While Kohli attributed the decision to the tendency of the pitch to slow down in the 2nd half, it was when commentator Ian Bishop asked him a question on his ‘conversion-rate’ that seems to have taken Kohli aback. Read More
Five half-centuries in a row. Three figures today?
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69/0 that’s India’s highest score in the opening Powerplay at #CWC19#TeamIndia | #BANvIND pic.twitter.com/vTShOggRvk Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019 15:42 PM IST: Mortaza to Rahul, FOUR! Comes down the track and smashes back past the bowler and the mid-off fielder. It wasn’t too far away from the bowler but just that the ball went past him at great pace so he didn’t even have the time to stretch out his arm and try to stop the ball. End of powerplay! Mashrafe Mortaza concedes 10 runs from the first over of his 2nd spell. India 69/0 (10 overs) vs Bangladesh. Rohit (38*), Rahul (28*) 15:38 PM IST: Mustafizur to Rohit, FOUR! This is even better than the cover drive hit by Rahul in the previous over. It wasn’t a bad delivery, just the class of Rohit at play here. 50 comes up for India.
And, here comes the 50-run partnership between #TeamIndia openers
Live – https://t.co/iqlsfr9wb6 pic.twitter.com/UHyClIB4eQ BCCI (@BCCI) July 2, 2019 15:35 PM IST: Shaifuddin to Rahul, FOUR! This one is timed to perfection through the covers! Shaifuddin over-compensates for his previous delivery down the leg side by bowling this one on the off-side which is driven through the covers. 11 runs off the over. India 47/0 (8 overs) vs Bangladesh. Rohit (24*), Rahul (21*) 15:33 PM IST: Shaifuddin to Rahul, FOUR! Poor delivery from the pacer as he bowls this one down the leg side, Rahul gets puts bat to ball and beats the fielder at fine leg to collect his second boundary. 15:25 PM IST: Shaifuddin to Rohit, SIX! Gorgeous shot by the Hitman. Comes down the ground and smashes the ball over the covers for a massive six, the ball goes deep into the stands. 15:22 PM IST: Mustafizur to Rohit, DROPPED! Short ball is pulled away by Rohit but he doesn’t time it as well. The ball flies towards Tamim Iqbal, who runs to his left at mid-wicket to take the catch but drops a sitter. India 21/0 (5 overs) vs Bangladesh. Rohit (11*), Rahul (8*)
Rohit Sharma dropped by Tamim Iqbal!
How costly will that be?#BANvIND | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/Urk8HVFnXB Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019 15:18 PM IST: Shaifuddin to Rahul, FOUR! Misfield from the fielder at mid-wicket gives Rahul his first boundary. But these are the only runs scored in the over. 15:11 PM IST: Good start from Shaifuddin, gives away just 1 runs from his first. Mortaza takes himself out of the attack after just one over and brings in Mustafizur Rahman. India 11/0 (2 overs) vs Bangladesh. Rohit (8*), Rahul (2*) 15:05 PM IST: Mortaza to Rohit, SIX! Pulled away for a SIX! India had hit just one six in the last game against England and that too in the final over of their innings. Rohit has hit one in the first over itself in this game. Mashrafe Mortaza concedes 10 runs from the first over of the match. India 10/0 (1 over) vs Bangladesh. Rohit (8*), Rahul (1*) 15:00 PM IST: The national anthems of both the countries are done and now it is time for the action to begin on the field. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul make their way to the middle to open the innings for India. Captain Mashrafe Mortaza will start the proceedings with the ball for Bangladesh.
Five half-centuries in a row. Three figures today?
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ANDROID https://t.co/Lsp1fBwBKR pic.twitter.com/fhhxQrNZhK Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019 14:50 PM IST: “It’s a used pitch. In the last game, it was getting slower and slower in the second half of the innings. We think it’s going to keep on deteriorating as the match progresses. Couple of changes looking at the short boundary. I don’t need to sit down and assess how to convert those (fifties into hundreds), I have done that a lot of times in the past. I’m really enjoying the way I’m batting at the moment. It’s just about contributing to the team,” Virat Kohli said at the toss.
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“We wanted to bat first. But against them, it’s not a bad idea to bowl first because they love to chase as well. We love to win this do-or-die match. We have to play at our best in every arena,” Mashrafe Mortaza said. 14:42 PM IST: Mehidy Hasan and Mahmudullah have been left out, Rubel Hossain and Sabbir Rahman come in for Bangladesh. India, as mentioned just before, have dropped Kedar Jadhav and Kuldeep Yadav for this game. Dinesh Karthik and Bhuvneshwar Kumar included in the playing XI.
India XI: Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
Bangladesh XI: Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Soumya Sarkar, Mosaddek Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman
Our Playing XI for today’s game. DK and Bhuvneshwar Kumar come in in place of Kedar and Kuldeep. pic.twitter.com/HQscpxjRSl BCCI (@BCCI) July 2, 2019 14:34 PM IST: India win toss, elect to bat against Bangladesh at Edgbaston cricket ground in Birmingham. Kuldeep Yadav and Kedar Jadhav miss out, India have brought back Bhuvneshwar Kumar and included Dinesh Karthik in the playing XI.
Captain @imVkohli wins the toss and elects to bat first against Bangladesh.#CWC19 pic.twitter.com/EVvtaPZKjr BCCI (@BCCI) July 2, 2019 14:00 PM IST: Former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq is making headlines once again after his controversial comments on a local news channel about India’s fast bowlers, especially Mohammed Shami.
Razzaq was reviewing India’s performance in the World Cup 2019 match against England during which he praised Shami for being a Muslim and giving his best performance for the country but criticized the other bowlers for not living up to expectations. Watch Razzaq Video 13:20 PM IST: Superstar singer Rihanna was at Chester-le-Street cricket stadium on Monday to cheer for the West Indies but unfortunately the two-time champions couldn’t pull off a victory against Sri Lanka and crashed to their sixth loss of the World Cup 2019.
Rihanna was seen clicking pictures, waving the West Indies flag and applauding the players throughout the game and even met with the players afterwards in their dressing room. Watch Video
Look who’s at #SLvWI to Rally ’round the West Indies!
Watch out for @rihanna’s new single, Shut Up And Cover Drive #CWC19 | #MenInMaroon pic.twitter.com/cou1V0P7Zj ICC (@ICC) July 1, 2019 13:18 PM IST: Chances of rain are minimal in Birmingham today with conditions likely to remain sunny throughout the match. Expect a full game at the Edgbaston cricket ground with the temperature hovering around 19 degrees Celsius, which will be perfect for the players. Read More
For a month and a half I worked really hard. I feel much lighter, much fitter. That’s one of the key things for my success.
Shakib Al Hasan has had an astonishing #CWC19 campaign. He talked through the factors behind his incredible run.#BANvIND | #RiseOfTheTigers pic.twitter.com/HiH8DvHilz ICC (@ICC) July 2, 2019 13:17 PM IST: Former England captain Michael Vaughan took a cheeky dig at Team India ahead of their match against Bangladesh on Tuesday. India copped a lot of criticism from commentators, pundits and fans after the way the team lost against England in their last match on Sunday.
“Even when the opposition win, there is an Indian element to it!”@sanjaymanjrekar was At The Nets to see how Bangladesh are shaping up ahead of their must-win clash against India.#CWC19 | #BANvIND pic.twitter.com/IoxxbHV5Lf Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019
Chasing 338 for victory, MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav showed absolutely no intent in the death overs, took singles and played out dot balls instead of trying to hit the big shots as the team eventually lost by 31 runs and suffered their first loss of the tournament in seven matches. Read More 13:15 PM IST: The race for the top four will get highly impacted by the result of this match. Bangladesh can’t afford any slip-ups as another loss would see them crashing out of the tournament.
No one likes to lose – #ViratKohli
We have to win both matches, that is the equation right now – #MashrafeMortaza
It’s all set to be a HUGE clash in #CWC19 today. Who do you think will come out on top?#BANvIND pic.twitter.com/PmgFovO6UI ICC (@ICC) July 2, 2019
India, on the other hand, has been the team to beat in World Cup 2019. Although England handed India their first defeat of the tournament, Virat’s men have been impressive in other group matches. Read More 13:14 PM IST: India has an outside chance of topping standings leader Australia. India, even if it wins its last two matches, is more likely to finish No. 2. But it still has a shot at finishing the group stage No. 1.
On the other hand, if Bangladesh win today they can move level with fifth-place Pakistan on nine points – one point behind fourth-place England. Bangladesh can’t advance if it loses today.
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India has won the last four ODIs against Bangladesh. The teams have played each other three times at the World Cup so far with Bangladesh winning in 2007 followed by victories for India in 2011 and 2015. Bangladesh and India have met once before in an ODI at Edgbaston when India won by nine wickets in the 2017 Champions Trophy with big scores from Rohit Sharma and Kohli.
Last time, these 2 sides met in the World Cup, India thrashed Bangladesh by 109 runs at the MCG. They have only met each other on 2 other occasions at the sport’s biggest stage – 2007 and 2011, with Bangladesh emerging winners in the former while also knocking out India in the league stage. In 2011 however, Virender Sehwag and Virat Kohli hit twin centuries to exact sweet revenge.
This will be the 1st time that the 2 sides will face each other in ODIs after the thrilling final of the Asia Cup in 2018 when India just managed to scrape past their opponents in a low-scoring game. Read More Birmingham | July 02, 2019 23:22 IST IND vs BAN Highlights, World Cup 2019: India survive Bangladesh scare to become the second team to enter the semi-finals of World Cup 2019. Bangladesh have been knocked out of WC after this defeat. Jasprit Bumrah returns with impressive four-wicket haul as India bowl out Bangladesh for 286. arlier in the day, India rode on Rohit Sharma (104) and KL Rahul (77)’s record opening stand of 180 to post 314/9 after opting to bat first. Check Latest UpdatesIND vs BAN Live: India win by 28 runsJasprit Bumrah finishes off things in style. Another yorker to a tailender and India clinch a place in the semi-finals of World Cup 2019. Indian have defeated Bangladesh by 28 runs. Mustafizur is the last Bangladesh batsman to be dismissed. Indian fans and players are celebrating.Heartbreak for Bangladesh, joy for India the two-time champions win by 28 runs to book their place in the semi-finals!#TeamIndia | #BANvIND | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/PgMjIWSGJa Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019
Bumrah strikes againSaifuddin has reached his fifty with a boundary of Bumrah. But Bumrah strikes again to castle Rubel Hussain. India just 1 wicket away from a place in the semis of World Cup 2019.Bangladesh fighting it outBangladesh’s No. 10 batsman Rubel Hossain is not ready to go down without a fight. This time, Rubel backs away and smashes away a length delivery past the bowler for a boundary. Saifuddin is also keeping Bangladesh’s hope alive.IND vs BAN Live: Mortaza departs on 8Bhuvneshwar Kumar finally has a wicket to his name. Bhuvneshwar delivers a slow delivery as Mortaza edges it and MS Dhoni makes no mistake behind the stumps. India two wickets away from a place in semis of World Cup 2019.Bhuvneshwar strikes again!India are now just two wickets away from securing a semi-final place #CWC19 | #BANvIND pic.twitter.com/3458RzBGfCCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019IND vs BAN Live: Bumrah dismisses SabbirOUT! Just when Sabbir was looking to take the game away from India, Jasprit Bumrah has struck. Bumrah delivers a slower delivery which pegs back Sabbir’s leg stump and India back in the game. Team India in trouble and who better to deliver with the ball? Jasprit Bumrah!A sigh of relief for India!Bumrah gets rid of Sabbir Rahman for 36.#BANvIND | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/AxlU0GpNQK Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019
Saifuddin hammers Shami for two boundariesBangladesh has come a long way in their journey from underdogs to spirited tigers. And this partnership between Sabbir and Saifuddin is a perfect showpiece of it. Saifuddin has hammered Shami for two boundaries in a space of 3 deliveries and the total looks very much achievable now. India must break this partnership as soon as possible if they want to seal a win here.Pandya finishes a commendable spellHardik Pandya has finished his final spell with the figures of 10-0-60-3. Pandya failed to contribute with the bat but has made an amazing effort with the ball. Pandya got the wickets of Shakib (66), Liton Das (22) and Soumya Sarkar (33). He is certainly proving why he is key to India’s chances of winning World Cup 2019.Sabbir-Saifuddin keeping Bangladesh hopes aliveSabbir Rahman plays a sweep shot from outside off to the deep mid-wicket for another boundary. Another good over for Bangladesh as they have scored 11 runs from it. Both have added quick 46 runs in just 36 balls and if they continue to play like this, Bangladesh can fancy their chances of a win at Edgbaston. BAN need 90 runs in 60 balls with four wickets in hand.Shami concedes 17 runsSabbir Rahman is trying to keep up the fight for Bangladesh. He has hit two back to back boundaries off Mohammad Shami. Shami is leaking away runs as Saifuddin has also scored two successive boundaries. 17 runs from the over.IND vs BAN Live: Bumrah off the fieldOh! Jasprit Bumrah has gone off the field and Ravindra Jadeja has come on as the substitute. Bumrah fell down while fielding and could not get up after that and the physio Patrick Farhat was seen sprinting towards him. We hope this is not anything serious.IND vs BAN Live: Shakib departs for 66OUT! Hardik Pandya has sent back Shakib al Hasan for 66 to rock Bangladesh. The expression on the faces of Indian players is reflecting the importance of Shakib’s wicket. They know that the game has just tilted in India’s favour.Pandya has his third and it’s the biggest wicket of them all: Shakib Al Hasan.The all-rounder lobs the ball safely into the hands of Dinesh Karthik to end his stay at the crease. #BANvIND | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/Xaw5hVVHag Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019

Bumrah cleans up MosaddekIndia’s premier pacer Jasprit Bumrah joins the party. Bumrah bowls an off-cutter as Mosaddek manages an inside edge which shatters his stumps and Bangladesh look in trouble as Shakib al Hasan is losing partners.Jasprit Bumrah gets a wicket! The off-cutter does for Mossadek Hossain and Bangladesh are now five down. #BANvIND | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/IOMBYrY8mk Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019IND vs BAN Live: Hardik removes LitonWicket!! Hardik Pandya certainly knows how to take revenge. Pandya delivers a short ball and Liton plays a horror shot as Dinesh Karthik makes no mistake at the mid-wicket. He was hit for a SIX by Liton Das but he makes up for it. Pandya’s has picked his second wicket.Liton Das was looking good but Pandya picks up his second wicket with a well-directed short ball!#BANvIND | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/JAVSHqcLYW Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019Shakib al Hasan scores 46th ODI fiftyShakib al Hasan continues his dream run with another fifty in the World Cup. This is his 46th ODI fifty and sixth 50-plus in this edition of World Cup. He has been Bangladesh’s most valuable player by a margin. He completes his half-century with a double off Hardik Pandya.Another match, another half-century for Shakib Al Hasan!#RiseOfTheTigers | #BANvIND | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/PxSbvuQ4aS Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019IND vs BAN Live: FOUR!A misfield from the cover fielder Dinesh Karthik as he gets an awkward bounce from one of the practice pitches and the ball sails over his hands towards the cover boundary. Bangladesh slowly marching forward.Comedy of errors from the IndiansTwo missed run-out chances gone begging off the same delivery as first Bumrah misses the stumps from mid-off and Shakib, Liton hare back for a second run. Meanwhile, Shami who is running from square-leg fails to pick up the ball as the 2 runs are completedRun-rate still under controlIndia have managed to keep a check on BAN’s run-rate and not allowed them to run away with the chase, at least till now. While chipping away at regular intervals with key wickets has helped India, they will need to continue doing the same until they get the wickets of Shakib and Liton as both are capable of playing a whirlwind innings once setIND vs BAN Live: WICKET!Well, Chahal has got rid of the headache for now as Mushfiqur loses his wicket, going for one shot too many Mushfiqur goes for the sweep and finds Shami who is the lone fielder inside the 30-yard circle. A tame end to an enterprising innings from the BAN ‘keeper. Liton Das joins Shakib in the middleBig wicket! Mushfiqur sweeps the ball into the hands of Shami off Chahal to leave Bangladesh three down. #BANvIND | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/xyD9QfO88Y Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019Mushfigur going great gunsMushfiqur continues to punish Chahal after hitting him for two back-to-back 4s in the last over. This time, Chahal bowls one just outside the off-stump and Mushfiqur rocks back and cuts it between the point and third-man fielders for FOUR!IND vs BAN Live: Headache for IndiaShakib is now moving towards his fifty as he cuts Pandya past the point boundary for a 4. This partnership is looking ominous for India and they will need to break it as soon as possible to limit BAN from scoring 315Back to back FOURS for MushfiqurMushfiqur Rahim seems to have taken a liking for Chahal’s loopy leg-spin as he sweeps him over mid-wicket for a 4 just after gliding a leg-side delivery past the fine-leg fielder for another boundary.Streaky but FOUR!Shakib and Bangladesh will gladly accept that as a slow ball from Pandya gets Shakib’s outside edge and flies past Dhoni for a much needed boundary. Expect more slower balls from Pandya in this inningsIND vs BAN Live: WICKET!Oh that’s a soft dismissal! Soumya Sarkar hits a full delivery from Hardik quite well but straight into the hands of Kohli who is standing at cover. Kohli points to Soumya after taking the catch almost saying that he is out this time. This could invite some reprimand from the umpires and Kohli needs to be careful here. Meanwhile, MS dhoni is back on fieldSoumya Sarkar was looking in fine touch until Hardik Pandya intervened.Watch the dismissal of the opener on the #CWC19 app APPLE https://t.co/whJQyCahHrANDROID https://t.co/Lsp1fBwBKR pic.twitter.com/HYCXt6e78w Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019IND vs BAN Live: FOUR!Soumya Sarkar slowly coming into his own here after having taken a number of balls to settle in. This time he runs down the track to Shami and lofts him over mid-off for a boundary. Smart batting from the openerMS Dhoni has left the fieldMS Dhoni has left the field having handed the ‘keeping responsibilities to Rishabh Pant. We don’t know who is the substitute fileder yet. Stay tuned as we will keep you updated regarding the issue.Meanwhile Kohli is agitated with the umpires after a DRS appeal was turned down following the on-field umpire’s not-out decision. India have lost their review as a result of the 3rd umpire not proceeding for the ball-tracking citing an edge off the bat. It was inconclusive evidence from the replays but Kohli is furious having lost a reviewShakib Al Hasan comes to the creaseInarguably the greatest ODI all-rounder in the past few years walks to the crease to join Soumya Sarkar as Bangladesh look to press on inteir chase of 315, which if completed will be the second-highest chase in WC historyIND vs BAN Live: WICKETAnd, as if on cue, Shami castles Tamim with an incoming delivery. Tamim tried to cut this through the off-side but there wasn’t enough room to play the shot as he only manages to drag this one onto the stumps. First breakthrough for IndiaShami makes the breakthrough!Tamim Iqbal drags the ball onto his stumps to give India their first wicket of the day. #BANvIND | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/ygTSED3Ovl Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019Tamim and Soumya slowly laying the foundationEven though the Indian bowlers have managed to keep things quiet in Birmingham, Bangladesh wouldn’t mind that and would focus more on the fact that they haven’t let the opposition make any inroads till yet. With the required rate not too high, BAN can choose to take their time and then go for the attack later on during the inningsGood stuff from India’s new-ball pairThis is exactly the kind of start that India would have hoped from their new-ball pairing of Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah, although they would ideally liked to have 1-2 wickets by now. Nevertheless, it still has been an excellent spell of bowling from the duo to keep the BAN openers on their toes. Shami to bowl first-change as he comes to bowl the 8th over13 wickets in three games at #CWC19 so far how will Mohammed Shami fare today?#TeamIndia | #BANvIND pic.twitter.com/Rg1AAYkBEICricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 20195 overthrows resultA gift for Soumya as Hardik’s throw doesn’t find any takers and the ball runs into the mid-wicket fence. Soumya couldn’t clear the infield off Bumrah and set off for a single as Hardik swooped in on the ball but Chahal who was supposed to catch the throw dived desperately but couldn’t reach itMaiden from BumrahAfter leaking 2 boundaries in his last over, Bumrah makes an excellent comeback by limiting Soumya Sarkar to the crease and not giving any room to free his arms. Sarkar couldn’t connect a single ball as he may have wanted handing Bumrah a superb maidenTamim on the chargeAfter punishing Bumrah for a couple of boundaries in the previous over, Tamim this time picks Bhuvneshwar through the off-side for another four. It’s almost the same shot that fetched him his 2nd boundary against Bumrah. Iqbal is looking in really good touch here and early danger signals for IndiaIND vs BAN Live: FOUR!Second boundary of the over from Tamim’s bat as this time Bumrah errs on the off-side and Tamim pounces on the widish delivery cutting it past cover for a sweetly timed 4. Some ‘intent’ shown by the senior BAN openerIND vs BAN Live: FOUR!First boundary of the innings as Tamim Iqbal flicks this one from his pads beating the short mid-wicket fielder and the ball races away for a boundary. A rare error in line from Bumrah and Tamim is equal to the taskSome swing on offer for BhuvneshwarAn excellent over first up from Bhuvneshwar as he manages to find some swing into the left-handers. Just one run conceded and this is after coming back having missed the last 3 games. Bumrah to share the new ball with himAll set for Bangladesh chaseIndian players are on the field now awaiting the Bangladesh openers as we are all set for the chase of 315 to start. BAN would carry the confidence from the way they managed to restrict India to 314 after they once looked to post above 350. Bhuvneshwar to start against Tamim as Soumya awaits at the other end. Here we go…IND vs BAN live: India manage just 63 runs in the last 10 oversIndia were looking set to finish with a score in excess of 350 when Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul were going great. Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant had good little stand after the quick departures of Rohit and Rahul. However, India once again failed to get going in the last 10 overs.Bangladesh restricted India to just 63 runs in the last 10, picking up 5 wickets. Mustafizur Rahman was brilliant at the death. MS Dhoni struggles once again in the death overs. The veteran batsman had faced 33 balls to get only 35. Will this be enough for India?That’s the end of the innings India finish on 314/9.Rohit Sharma was the star once again, his fourth century of #CWC19 leading the way for India. Mustafizur Rahman was the pick of the Bangladesh bowlers with 5/59!#BANvIND | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/O6FWQwjLHl Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019IND vs BAN live: Mustafizur’s 5/59 keeps India to 314Mustafizur Rahman finishes with 5 for 59. 3 wickets in the final over. India finish with 314 for 9, thanks to a solid opening stand from Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul.Innings Break!#TeamIndia post a total of 314/9 after 50 overs. A 5-wkt haul for Mustafizur #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/kZhrUwaPOS BCCI (@BCCI) July 2, 2019WICKET! MS Dhoni falls for 35 from 33 ballsMS Dhoni played 2 dot balls, refused singles with Bhuvneshwar Kumar at the other end. He then gets out in the 3rd ball of the final over. Bad effort once agains from Dhoni. Mustafizur Rahman gets his 4th wicket. Dhoni will be under pressure once again!Dhoni attacks Saifuddin in 49th overMS Dhoni was taking his time. In fact, he was happy to let a couple of balls go to the keeper in the 48th over. However, he attack Mohammad Saifudding and collects 11 runs from the 49th over. 2 boundaries in the over. And Dhoni retains strike for the final over.IND vs BAN Live: Bhuvneshwar Kumar joins MS DhoniBangladesh have gotten into India’s tail now. They have recovered well after the solid 180-run opening stand, thanks to some tidy spells from Mustafizur Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan and Soumya Sarkar. Can they keep India to less than 320?WICKET! Dinesh Karthik falls for 8Another Indian batsman walks back to the hut. Mustafizur Rahman is making it all happen in the middle. A slower bouncer and Karthik top-edges it. Easy catch for the short mid-wicket fielder. Karthik makes only 8 in his World Cup debut.IND vs BAN live: Dhoni key as India eye strong finishMS Dhoni has hit only 2 boundaries in the first 19 balls he has faced. He has taken his time to get going once again. Can he make upfor it? The Bangladesh bowlers will know they can keep the big man quiet by bowling full and wide. They have done it successfully so far.IND vs BAN Live: Dinesh Karthik the new man inDinesh Karthik has walked out to bat in his World Cup debut. The India veteran got picked in a World Cup squad for the first time in 2007 and he plays for the first time in 2019. He joins MS Dhoni who is struggling to get going once again. Can the two help India finish with a strong score? 320-330?WICKET! Pant falls short of maiden ODI fifty by 2 runsRishabh Pant falls for 48. He went for the big shot against Shakib Al Hasan. He targetted the longer part of the boundary and gets caught at deep mid-wicket. Pant is absolutely gutted. He wanted to push the scoring rate after Dhoni played out a couple of dot balls in the last few overs. Good little knock from Pant.Rishabh Pant falls for 48!Shakib Al Hasan bags the wicket as the left-hander sweeps to Mossadek, who just about holds on!#BANvIND | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/jaf5Q7GGch Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019IND vs BAN live: Shakib completes a tidy overMS Dhoni is once again struggling to hit gaps once again. The wicketkeeper-batsman, who has been under considerable pressure, plays a couple of dot balls in Shakib Al Hasan’s 9th over. The left-arm spinner concedes just 3 runs. Dhoni needs to pick up pace, at least give the strike back to Pant who is going great guns at the other end.10 runs from Mustafizur’s overRishabh Pant is showing a lot of intent. He might just be the difference between India finishing with 300 and 330. The young left-hander is taking the attack to the Bangladesh bowlers, including Mustafizur Rahman. The left-arm pacer who picked up 2 wickets in his previous over, leaks 10.IND vs BAN live: MS Dhoni is the new man inMS Dhoni has joined Rishabh Pant at the middle. The veteran India wicketkeeper-batsman was criticised for his approach vs England on Sunday. He has once again started slow. Mashrafe Mortaza replaced Mustafizur Rahman with Shakib Al Hasan, knowing MS Dhoni’s struggles against left-arm spinners.IND vs BAN live: Rishabh Pant attacksRishabh Pant is showing why he is rated one of the most dangerous young players going around. The youngster is not bothered about the match situation. India had just lost Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya in the previous over but Pant takes the attack to the Banglesh bowler. Mohammed Saifudding at the receiving end. 3 successive boundaries from the left-hander the Birmingham crowd finds its voice again.WICKET! Hardik Pandya goes for 0, 2nd in the over for MustafizurThe Fizz has struck again! He was unfortunate when Tamim Iqbal dropped Rohit Sharma when the India opener on 9. However, he has struck twice in the 39th over to peg India back. Hardik Pandya falls for 0 off 2 balls.WICKET! No 6th successive fifty for Virat KohliMustafizur Rahman, who was brought back forhis 2nd spell, gets the big fish of Virat Kohli. A timely wicket for Bangladesh. Just when Rishabh Pant and Kohli were getting a move on, the left-arm pacer removes the India captain for 26.Big, big wicket!Mustafizur Rahman has gotten rid of #ViratKohli for 26. #BANvIND | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/Y7e3GNNUSQ Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019Shakib leaks 10 runs, Pant gets his eye inRishabh Pant has looked impressive in the 2 innings he has played in World Cup 2019 so far. Today in Birmingham, he has looked solid. He sweeps Bangladesh’s best bowler, Shakib Al Hasan to the fine leg boundary and moves past 15. The young left-hander can explode once he gets his eye in. Bangladesh wouldn’t want that to happen. Both Kohli and Pant are beginning to settle down.IND vs BAN live: Kohli, Pant in steady standRishabh Pant and Virat Kohli have added 22 runs from 20 balls for the 3rd wicket. There’s a bit of reverse already when Soumya Sarkar got one to tail into Virat Kohli. The pitch is slowing down a bit and India need to be careful while assessing the target that they are going to set here. Shakib Al Hasan brought back into the attack, replacing Rubel Hossain.India go past 200-run mark in the 34th overThere was a bit of pressure on Rishabh Pant as the young wicketkeeper-batsman, playing only his 2nd World Cup match, had faced a few dot balls upront. Off-spinner Mosaddek Hossain struck him on his pads as well and appealed before being turned down by the umpire. However, Pant released pressure by dancing down the track and hitting a huge six over long-on. That hit brought India’s 200 as well. Important for Virat Kohli and Pant to keep moving the scoreboard now.IND vs BAN Live: Rishabh Pant continues to bat at No. 4Rishabh Pant is the new man in. He joins captain Virat Kohli in the middle as Bangladesh are looking pumped up. It’s been a good little period of play for them. Part-time medium pacer Soumya Sarkar helped them pull things back with a tidy spell and the big wicket of Rohit Sharma. KL Rahul then fell to Rubel Hossain. Can they put more pressure on India? Pant is still inexperience in the ODI format. Can Bangladesh make use of the opportunity? Just 23 runs in the last 5 overs. WICKET! Rubel Hossain removes KL Rahul for 77KL Rahul departs for 77. Rubel Hossain bowls a wide cutter and Rahul looked to smash it past point. He gets a thick edge and gets caught behind. Good knock this from Rahul but he will be disappointed once again at not having converted a fifty-plus score into a big innings. He has gotten out at a crucial juncture as well. India will have two new batsmen at the middle.Soumya Sarkar pick of Bangladesh bowlers so farBangladesh were looking despondent on the field as Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul were hitting boundaries at will in the 180-run opening stand. However, Soumya Sarkar, Bangladesh’s 7th bowling option of the day, kept it tight and got the big wicket of Rohit. He has completed 4 overs and has given away only 17 runs.IND vs BAN live: Virat Kohli joins KL RahulVirat Kohli is the new man in. He joins KL Rahul who looks set in the middle. Kohli has scored five fifties in this tournament but hasn’t gotten the 3-figure mark yet. Wil lit be his day today? Soumya Sarkar and Rubel Hossain continue.WICKET! Rohit Sharma departs for 104No daddy hundred for Rohit Sharma today. He gets out to Soumya Sarkar, Bangladesh’s part-time medium pacer who is making it a habit to pick up big wickets. Rohit tried to clear the cover boundary but mis-times it and gets caught by the cover fielder. 104 for Rohit Sharma.Rohit departs!Soumya Sarkar picks up a much-needed wicket for Bangladesh.#BANvIND | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/QtjQfiDzHZ Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019HUNDRED! Rohit Sharma hits 4th World Cup 2019 hundredA record-equalling hundred for Rohit Sharma. He hits his fourth World Cup 2019 hundred, equalling Kumar Sangakkara’s record for the most hundreds in a single edition o fthe tournament. The India opener has been at his dominant best today, hitting boundaries at will. What a difference in 2 days. He had gotten a hundred against England on Sunday as well but this one has been fluent!Superb consistency from @ImRo45 , his 4th Century in this World Cup and he has laid the foundation for India to pose a huge total. #INDvBAN pic.twitter.com/aIEMjMx171 VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 2, 2019And @ImRo45 walks closer to the Icc mos trophy ?? ???????? #hitman you beauty ?? no 4 ???????????? well played champion !!! yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) July 2, 2019The HITMAN ?? Kevin Pietersen?? (@KP24) July 2, 20194th 100 for @ImRo45 in the World Cup ???? that’s class.. keep up the good work @BCCI Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) July 2, 2019122*57140118102100* today, and he’s still going.Rohit Sharma’s #CWC19 campaign just gets better and better. #TeamIndia | #BANvIND pic.twitter.com/iYyZRYmI46Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019IND vs BAN live: Tidy over from Soumya SarkarInterestingly, Bangladesh’s 7th bowling option in Soumya Sarkar has been their tidiest so far. The military medium pacer has just conceded 6 runs from 2 overs. Tight lines and lengths. Can Bangladesh put some pressure on the two Indian openers? Shakib from the other end.IND vs BAN live: Rohit, Rahul in highest CWC 19 opening standAfter having receieved criticism for a slow start and a failed opening stand in their loss vs England, India have come back strong against Bangladesh. Rohit Sharma has led the show with an attacking stroke-filled innings, KL Rahul, at the other end, has given him great company. The two have added the World Cup 2019’s highest opening stand, going past the 160 set by Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow in their win over India.The partnership between Rahul and Rohit is now the highest in #CWC19Absolutely sensational! 164/0 (26)#SaddaPunjab #BANvIND Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) July 2, 2019IND vs BAN Live: Soumya Sarkar into the attackBangladesh have brought in their 7th bowling option in Soumya Sarkar. After dropping Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe brought in off-spinner Mosaddek Hossain into the attack as his 6th bowling option. However, he has taken to the cleaners as Rohit Sharma targetted the short boundaries at Edgbaston. Will Soumya Sarkar give them the first breakthrough? Looks unlikely!150-run opening stand between Rohit and RahulThe opening stand has gone past the 150-run mark. Bangladesh are looking clueless. Mashrafe Mortaza brought Mustafizur Rahman back but Rohit Sharma welcomed him with a stunning hit over the long-off boundary. Rohit is batting at a different level altogether today. Fine hitting from the India opener.Rohit Sharma now the highest run-scorer in World Cup 2019Rohit Sharma now is the leading run-scorer in World Cup 2019. He has gone past David Warner’s tally of 516 runs. The India opener has had a dream World Cup. He has already hit 3 hundreds and is closing in on his fourth, which will take him to level with Kumar Sangakkara’s record of 4 hundreds in a single edition of the quadrennial tournament.Rohit Sharma is now the leading run-scorer in #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/MP2Z38Y12N BCCI (@BCCI) July 2, 2019IND vs BAN live: 13 runs from Mosaddek’s overRohit Sharma is targetting the short boundaries against off-spinner Mosaddek Hossain. The India opener deposited one into the long-on stands, bringing up his 4th six of the innings in the 22nd over. He then found the gap and collected a boundary as well. Fine innings this. He is batting in his 4th gear.KL Rahul looking in fine touch!KL Rahul is giving Rohit Sharma a tough fight as the two Indian openers are playing some eye-catching strokes. Rubel Hossain came under the pump as KL Rahul drove him down the ground and through the covers to pick up 2 boundaries as he got to his fifty. Can the Karnataka batsman get a big one here? He had spoken about his disappointment at throwing wickets away after good starts in the past. Is it going to be his day?IND vs BAN live: FIFTY for KL RahulKL Rahul goes to his fifty now. A brilliant straight drive to welcome Rubel Hossain into the attack and a misfield allows Rahul to complete the landmark. This has been a fine knock from Rahul. He has taken his time but has started to shift gears. Important for India that another opener is back in form. The opening partnership is going strong. Good signs these for Virat Kohli’s men.Now it’s KL Rahul’s turn to raise his bat for 50!#BANvIND | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/k7cHdtjbED Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019IND vs BAN live: Rohit, Rahul stitch 100-run opening standIndia have a solid platform to go big. There has been a marked difference with the way the two openers have batted. Rohit Sharma, especially, has taken the attack to Bangladesh bowlers after the criticism India recieved for the slow start in their 31-run loss to England. All eyues now on KL Rahul as it will be interesting to see if he is able to convert this start into a big knock. He has been failing to do so World Cup 2019.100-run partnership. Going strong and how #TeamIndia 101/0 after 17.2 overs https://t.co/iqlsfr9wb6 #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/PC5oD8OQ2l BCCI (@BCCI) July 2, 2019Drinks break in Birmingham: India going strongDrinks break has been taken after the 17-over mark. India are motoring along really well here. KL Rahul has begun to open his shoulders up as well. At the other end, Rohit Sharma has played with his inimitable fluency. A 99-run stand for the opening wicket. With 2 right-handers batting, Mashrafe Mortaza might not be interested in bringing in in his part-time spinner in Mosaddek Hossain.SIX! KL Rahul switches gearsKL Rahul is now switching gears. The India opener brings up his first six of the innings. A short ball from Mashrafe Mortaza and he deposits into mid-wicket stands. Good going this for India. The two openers are looking unstopabble.IND vs BAN live: Fifty for Rohit Sharma!Rohit Sharma is closing in on 500 runs. The India opener has got to his 43rd ODI fifty. He has batted beautifully with the freedom that was lacking against England. He was dropped on 9 but he has made Bangladesh pay for it. 3 sixes so far in the innings and he has given KL Rahul the time that he needs to get going. A fine fifty in a strong opening stand.50 up for Rohit Sharma! What a tournament he’s having. #BANvIND | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/DeWsgcQN5D Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019Don’t need to assess how to convert those 50s into hundreds, says Virat KohliIndia captain Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat first against Bangladesh in a crunch match of the ongoing World Cup 2019 on Tuesday at Edgbaston. While Kohli attributed the decision to the tendency of the pitch to slow down in the 2nd half, it was when commentator Ian Bishop asked him a question on his ‘conversion-rate’ that seems to have taken Kohli aback. Read MoreFive half-centuries in a row. Three figures today?Make sure to follow #BANvIND on the #CWC19 appAPPLE https://t.co/whJQyCahHrANDROID https://t.co/Lsp1fBwBKR pic.twitter.com/fhhxQrNZhK Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019
Highest powerplay score for India in this World CupThis is India’s best start in the first-10 overs with Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul having scored 69 runs in the first powerplay, bettering the 53 for no loss they had made against Pakistan earlier in the tournament. This is stark contrast to the last game against England in which they had managed just 28 runs for the loss of 1 wicket in the first powerplay.69/0 that’s India’s highest score in the opening Powerplay at #CWC19#TeamIndia | #BANvIND pic.twitter.com/vTShOggRvk Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019
India vs Bangladesh: End of first powerplayMortaza to Rahul, FOUR! Comes down the track and smashes back past the bowler and the mid-off fielder. It wasn’t too far away from the bowler but just that the ball went past him at great pace so he didn’t even have the time to stretch out his arm and try to stop the ball. End of powerplay! Mashrafe Mortaza concedes 10 runs from the first over of his 2nd spell. India 69/0 (10 overs) vs Bangladesh. Rohit (38*), Rahul (28*)50 up for India in the 9th overMustafizur to Rohit, FOUR! This is even better than the cover drive hit by Rahul in the previous over. It wasn’t a bad delivery, just the class of Rohit at play here. 50 comes up for India.And, here comes the 50-run partnership between #TeamIndia openers Live – https://t.co/iqlsfr9wb6 pic.twitter.com/UHyClIB4eQ BCCI (@BCCI) July 2, 2019
IND v BAN: Successive boundaries for KL RahulShaifuddin to Rahul, FOUR! This one is timed to perfection through the covers! Shaifuddin over-compensates for his previous delivery down the leg side by bowling this one on the off-side which is driven through the covers. 11 runs off the over. India 47/0 (8 overs) vs Bangladesh. Rohit (24*), Rahul (21*)Shaifuddin to Rahul, FOUR! Poor delivery from the pacer as he bowls this one down the leg side, Rahul gets puts bat to ball and beats the fielder at fine leg to collect his second boundary.Second six for Rohit SharmaShaifuddin to Rohit, SIX! Gorgeous shot by the Hitman. Comes down the ground and smashes the ball over the covers for a massive six, the ball goes deep into the stands.India vs Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal drops Rohit Sharma on 9Mustafizur to Rohit, DROPPED! Short ball is pulled away by Rohit but he doesn’t time it as well. The ball flies towards Tamim Iqbal, who runs to his left at mid-wicket to take the catch but drops a sitter. India 21/0 (5 overs) vs Bangladesh. Rohit (11*), Rahul (8*)Rohit Sharma dropped by Tamim Iqbal!How costly will that be?#BANvIND | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/Urk8HVFnXB Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019
KL Rahul hits his first boundaryShaifuddin to Rahul, FOUR! Misfield from the fielder at mid-wicket gives Rahul his first boundary. But these are the only runs scored in the over.Bowling change from Bangladesh after just 2 oversGood start from Shaifuddin, gives away just 1 runs from his first. Mortaza takes himself out of the attack after just one over and brings in Mustafizur Rahman. India 11/0 (2 overs) vs Bangladesh. Rohit (8*), Rahul (2*)First Six of the match, Rohit Sharma gets off the mark in styleMortaza to Rohit, SIX! Pulled away for a SIX! India had hit just one six in the last game against England and that too in the final over of their innings. Rohit has hit one in the first over itself in this game. Mashrafe Mortaza concedes 10 runs from the first over of the match. India 10/0 (1 over) vs Bangladesh. Rohit (8*), Rahul (1*)IND v BAN: Let the game begin!The national anthems of both the countries are done and now it is time for the action to begin on the field. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul make their way to the middle to open the innings for India. Captain Mashrafe Mortaza will start the proceedings with the ball for Bangladesh.Five half-centuries in a row. Three figures today?Make sure to follow #BANvIND on the #CWC19 appAPPLE https://t.co/whJQyCahHrANDROID https://t.co/Lsp1fBwBKR pic.twitter.com/fhhxQrNZhK Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019
India vs Bangladesh: What the captains said at the toss”It’s a used pitch. In the last game, it was getting slower and slower in the second half of the innings. We think it’s going to keep on deteriorating as the match progresses. Couple of changes looking at the short boundary. I don’t need to sit down and assess how to convert those (fifties into hundreds), I have done that a lot of times in the past. I’m really enjoying the way I’m batting at the moment. It’s just about contributing to the team,” Virat Kohli said at the toss.Tamim Iqbal will play his 200th ODI today #BANvIND | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/8SGE23QCW6 Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019

“We wanted to bat first. But against them, it’s not a bad idea to bowl first because they love to chase as well. We love to win this do-or-die match. We have to play at our best in every arena,” Mashrafe Mortaza said.India vs Bangladesh: Both teams make 2 changes eachMehidy Hasan and Mahmudullah have been left out, Rubel Hossain and Sabbir Rahman come in for Bangladesh. India, as mentioned just before, have dropped Kedar Jadhav and Kuldeep Yadav for this game. Dinesh Karthik and Bhuvneshwar Kumar included in the playing XI.India XI: Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit BumrahBangladesh XI: Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Soumya Sarkar, Mosaddek Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur RahmanOur Playing XI for today’s game. DK and Bhuvneshwar Kumar come in in place of Kedar and Kuldeep. pic.twitter.com/HQscpxjRSl BCCI (@BCCI) July 2, 2019
Virat Kohli wins the tossIndia win toss, elect to bat against Bangladesh at Edgbaston cricket ground in Birmingham. Kuldeep Yadav and Kedar Jadhav miss out, India have brought back Bhuvneshwar Kumar and included Dinesh Karthik in the playing XI.Captain @imVkohli wins the toss and elects to bat first against Bangladesh.#CWC19 pic.twitter.com/EVvtaPZKjr BCCI (@BCCI) July 2, 2019
Abdul Razzaq praises Mohammed Shami, raises his religionFormer Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq is making headlines once again after his controversial comments on a local news channel about India’s fast bowlers, especially Mohammed Shami.Razzaq was reviewing India’s performance in the World Cup 2019 match against England during which he praised Shami for being a Muslim and giving his best performance for the country but criticized the other bowlers for not living up to expectations. Watch Razzaq VideoRihanna meets Gayle, Brathwaite after Sri Lanka vs West Indies gameSuperstar singer Rihanna was at Chester-le-Street cricket stadium on Monday to cheer for the West Indies but unfortunately the two-time champions couldn’t pull off a victory against Sri Lanka and crashed to their sixth loss of the World Cup 2019.Rihanna was seen clicking pictures, waving the West Indies flag and applauding the players throughout the game and even met with the players afterwards in their dressing room. Watch VideoLook who’s at #SLvWI to Rally ’round the West Indies!Watch out for @rihanna’s new single, Shut Up And Cover Drive #CWC19 | #MenInMaroon pic.twitter.com/cou1V0P7Zj ICC (@ICC) July 1, 2019
India vs Bangladesh, World Cup 2019: Birmingham weather forecast updatesChances of rain are minimal in Birmingham today with conditions likely to remain sunny throughout the match. Expect a full game at the Edgbaston cricket ground with the temperature hovering around 19 degrees Celsius, which will be perfect for the players. Read MoreFor a month and a half I worked really hard. I feel much lighter, much fitter. That’s one of the key things for my success.Shakib Al Hasan has had an astonishing #CWC19 campaign. He talked through the factors behind his incredible run.#BANvIND | #RiseOfTheTigers pic.twitter.com/HiH8DvHilz ICC (@ICC) July 2, 2019
Michael Vaughan takes a dig at Team India ahead of Bangladesh clashFormer England captain Michael Vaughan took a cheeky dig at Team India ahead of their match against Bangladesh on Tuesday. India copped a lot of criticism from commentators, pundits and fans after the way the team lost against England in their last match on Sunday.”Even when the opposition win, there is an Indian element to it!”@sanjaymanjrekar was At The Nets to see how Bangladesh are shaping up ahead of their must-win clash against India.#CWC19 | #BANvIND pic.twitter.com/IoxxbHV5Lf Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019

Chasing 338 for victory, MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav showed absolutely no intent in the death overs, took singles and played out dot balls instead of trying to hit the big shots as the team eventually lost by 31 runs and suffered their first loss of the tournament in seven matches. Read MoreBangladesh vs India, World Cup head-to-headThe race for the top four will get highly impacted by the result of this match. Bangladesh can’t afford any slip-ups as another loss would see them crashing out of the tournament.No one likes to lose – #ViratKohliWe have to win both matches, that is the equation right now – #MashrafeMortazaIt’s all set to be a HUGE clash in #CWC19 today. Who do you think will come out on top?#BANvIND pic.twitter.com/PmgFovO6UI ICC (@ICC) July 2, 2019

India, on the other hand, has been the team to beat in World Cup 2019. Although England handed India their first defeat of the tournament, Virat’s men have been impressive in other group matches. Read MoreIndia vs Bangladesh: Hello and Welcome to our coverage of Match 40India has an outside chance of topping standings leader Australia. India, even if it wins its last two matches, is more likely to finish No. 2. But it still has a shot at finishing the group stage No. 1.On the other hand, if Bangladesh win today they can move level with fifth-place Pakistan on nine points – one point behind fourth-place England. Bangladesh can’t advance if it loses today.What’s your favourite World Cup memory?#BANvIND | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/oTsI97Fzs0 Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019

India has won the last four ODIs against Bangladesh. The teams have played each other three times at the World Cup so far with Bangladesh winning in 2007 followed by victories for India in 2011 and 2015. Bangladesh and India have met once before in an ODI at Edgbaston when India won by nine wickets in the 2017 Champions Trophy with big scores from Rohit Sharma and Kohli.Last time, these 2 sides met in the World Cup, India thrashed Bangladesh by 109 runs at the MCG. They have only met each other on 2 other occasions at the sport’s biggest stage – 2007 and 2011, with Bangladesh emerging winners in the former while also knocking out India in the league stage. In 2011 however, Virender Sehwag and Virat Kohli hit twin centuries to exact sweet revenge.This will be the 1st time that the 2 sides will face each other in ODIs after the thrilling final of the Asia Cup in 2018 when India just managed to scrape past their opponents in a low-scoring game. Read More37662

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