India put on a dominant display to beat Bangladesh by 10 wickets in their ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Thursday. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul put on an unbeaten opening partnership of 271 to guide India to victory with 12.1 overs to spare.
India’s bowlers set the tone.
India’s bowlers set the tone for the match by restricting Bangladesh to 227/10 in 48.1 overs. Jasprit Bumrah was the pick of the Indian bowlers, taking four wickets for 49 runs. Shardul Thakur and Mohammed Shami also picked up two wickets each.
Rohit and Rahul put on unbeaten stand
Rohit and Rahul got India off to a flying start, putting on a quickfire 100-run partnership in just 13.4 overs. Sharma continued to dominate the Bangladeshi bowlers, reaching his century in just 85 balls. Rahul was also in fine form, reaching his half-century in 61 balls.
The pair continued to pile on the runs in the second half of the innings, reaching their 200-run partnership in just 28.4 overs. Rohit eventually finished on 137 not out in 114 balls, while Rahul finished on 108 not out in 109 balls.
India’s victory over Bangladesh was a dominant display of batting and bowling. The bowlers restricted Bangladesh to a modest total, and the batsmen then chased down the target with ease. Rohit and Rahul’s unbeaten partnership was the highlight of the match, as they both scored centuries and guided India to a comfortable victory.
India’s victory over Bangladesh was a sign of their intent at the World Cup. They played with a lot of confidence and looked like a team that is serious about winning the tournament.
Rohit and Rahul’s unbeaten stand was a masterclass in batting. They both played with great skill and patience, and they never let the Bangladeshi bowlers get into the game.
India’s bowlers were also impressive, restricting Bangladesh to a modest total. Bumrah was the pick of the Indian bowlers, but all of the bowlers played their part.
Overall, it was a dominant display from India, and they will be looking to continue their good form in their next match.