ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019
Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
Date & Time: 02 July 2019
RR: 5.95 | India beat Bangladesh by 28 runs
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Victorious Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, says that Bangladesh played some really good cricket in the tournament but is happy that India made it through. On the 5-bowler strategy, Virat praises Hardik Pandya who has shown immense maturity in coming back stronger and performing better under pressure, which increases the confidence in a skipper. On the team changes for this game, Kohli says that they were made due to the boundary dimensions of this ground and wants his side to be flexible. On Rohit's form, VK smiles and calls him the best ODI player in the world. Adds that if he plays well, India will get a big total. Hopes to play three more games and see two more big scores from Sharma. On Bumrah's bowling, Virat says that the first few overs went for runs but the champion bowler that he is, bounced back superbly. On anything left to be reached in the final league game, Kohli says that perhaps the only thing he would wish is for the team to continue its good efforts and maybe score that extra 20-30 runs at the death with the bat.
Bangladesh captain, Mashrafe Mortaza, is disappointed with the loss but praises his team for trying hard. Admits that his team could not forge big partnerships and wishes at least one of those could have been an 80 or 90 which would have been match-winning. Agrees that Bangladesh did play better than the tournament points table suggests. On Rohit's dropped catch, Mash puts it aside and says that such things happen but also admits that the century did hurt them. Hopes to end the tournament on a good note.
ROHIT SHARMA HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. He says he had a great feeling at the start of the game. Tells it was a used pitch and hence he started slowly. In the first game, Rohit says the conditions were challenging and in the last game the pitch was slow and England bowled good slower balls. Says batting first, there was no scoreboard pressure. Says he was lucky and tells fortune favours the brave. Tells the idea is to put pressure on the bowlers once he is set. On being informed about him registering his fourth century in this World Cup, Rohit says that he leaves things happened in the past behind and takes everyday as a new day. Adds what has happened today has happened and now he is focusing on the next game.
Partnerships were the key for Bangladesh and they did get them but not big enough. The first 4 stands all crossed 30 but could not quite get converted into at least a 75 or a 100. The Saifuddin-Sabbir partnership did try hard but by then the game had gone out of grasp. A special mention to Shakib Al Hasan. His team has bowed out but he fought another battle, but could not quite go through. Looking at the margin of defeat, if he had got a century, who knows, Bangladesh might have still been alive. Please stay tuned for the presentation...
315 may not have been a huge target to chase but India were superb on a slowish track. Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah were excellent with the new balls and then Shami started well, though he went for plenty towards the end. The pick of the bowlers was Hardik Pandya, who kept on taking wickets at crucial intervals and ended up with 3 scalps. Bumrah took 4 but those were cheap wickets, coming right at the end.
A close margin of victory in the end but India always seemed comfortable. They become the second team after Australia to qualify into the semis and sadly for Bangladesh, they are out of the tournament. They tried hard, but India were too good.
Mustafizur Rahman walks out at number 11.
Shami is back.
Rubel Hossain is the new man in.
Bangladesh skipper, Mashrafe Mortaza is the new man in.
The death specialist is back into the attack now. Jasprit Bumrah replaces Mohammed Shami.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back on.
Mohammed Shami is back on. 86 needed off 54 balls now.
Powerplay 3 signalled. Now maximum of 5 fielders can be placed outside the 30-yard circle till the end of this game.
Hardik Pandya is back on.
Mohammed Shami is back on!
Yuzvendra Chahal is back on.
The physio is out having a look on Bumrah. Seems like he has injured his shoulder.
Mohammad Saifuddin walks out to bat now.
Sabbir Rahman is the new man in.
Jasprit Bumrah is back!
Mosaddek is the new man in.
Run Out appeal taken upstairs. Shakib is the man in question. Kohli looks confident.
Run Out appeal taken upstairs. Liton is the man in question.
Hardik Pandya is back.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back.
Mohammed Shami is back!
Liton Das walks in at number 5, replacing Rahim.
Mushfiqur Rahim walks out at number 4.
Hardik Pandya is on.
Spinner into the attack now. Yuzvendra Chahal to bowl now. Had a horrible game against England here.
India have taken a review here. It is for an LBW. Sarkar is the man in question.
Powerplay 2 time! Now 4 fielders can be placed outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over.
Shakib Al Hasan is the new man in.
Mohammed Shami is into the attack now!
Jasprit Bumrah to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.
We are back for the chase. The Indian players are in a huddle before they take their respective positions in the field. Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar walk out to open the innings for Bangladesh. Bhuvneshwar Kumar to operate with the first new ball for India.