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Tigers fall well short against India in warm-up

  • Published at 03:53 pm May 28th, 2019
Bangladesh's Mushfiqur Rahim plays a reverse sweep during their warm-up match against India in Cardiff Tuesday Reuters

Chasing a mammoth 360 for victory, the Tigers were all out for 264 in 49.3 overs with middle-order batsman Mushfiqur Rahim top-scoring with 90 off 94 balls, featuring eight fours and a couple of sixes

Bangladesh lost to India by 95 runs in their official warm-up match Tuesday at Sophia Gardens, ahead of their opening World Cup game against South Africa Sunday at the Oval in London.

Chasing a mammoth 360 for victory, the Tigers were all out for 264 in 49.3 overs with middle-order batsman Mushfiqur Rahim top-scoring with 90 off 94 balls, featuring eight fours and a couple of sixes.

Opening batsman Liton Das made 73 off 90 deliveries, studded with 10 boundaries, but only fellow opener Soumya Sarkar (25) crossed double digit as the rest of the batsmen were all dismissed for single digit scores.

Indian spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal bagged three wickets each while seamer Jasprit Bumrah notched two. 

Earlier, India posted 359 for the loss of seven wickets in their stipulated 50 overs after Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe bin Mortaza won the toss and elected to field first.

The match started 10 minutes late due to gloomy weather and rain.

Left-arm seamer Mustafizur Rahman opened the bowling for Bangladesh and rain stopped play after just two balls were bowled.

The game started almost 25 minutes late and went on for full 50 overs. 

Bangladesh started impressively with the ball in the first 20 overs, but a well-orchestrated century from No 4 batsman KL Rahul and an explosive hundred by MS Dhoni led India to a commanding total.

Spinner Shakib al Hasan and seamer Rubel Hossain took two wickets each for Bangladesh.

Bangladesh made a promising start as Mustafizur took the wicket of Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan in the fifth ball of the fifth over. 

Dhawan was trapped in front after scoring one from nine deliveries. 

India skipper Virat Kohli survived a scare early in his innings as he edged one through the wicket-keeper and wide first slip. 

The other opener Rohit Sharma did not get the chance to free his arms as he scored 19 off 42 balls before getting bowled out in the 14th over against Rubel. 

Seamer Saifuddin bagged the important wicket of Kohli in the 19th over as the prolific batsman was bundled out by a good delivery. 

In the 22nd over, Bangladesh picked up another wicket, that of all-rounder Vijay Shankar, to reduce India to 102 for four. 

Rahul and the experienced Dhoni formed a superb 184-run partnership for the fifth wicket to steady their innings. 

On the way, Rahul picked up a confident century and eventually scored 108 off 99 deliveries with 12 boundaries and four sixes. 

Part-timer Sabbir Rahman broke the crucial partnership in the 44th over.

During the partnership, Dhoni was in menacing mood and batted confidently. 

He registered his fifty in 40 deliveries and in the end, finished his innings with a superb hundred, scoring 113 off just 78 balls with eight fours and seven sixes. 

The partnership triggered a turnaround for India and eventually they finished the innings on 359 for seven posted on the board. 

Although Bangladesh bowlers started well in the first 20 overs, they failed to finish well as they conceded 116 in the last 10 overs.

Bangladesh’s first warm-up game against Pakistan was washed out Sunday owing to bad weather.



Rohit b Rubel             19    42

Dhawan lbw b Mustafizur     1    9

Kohli b Saifuddin        47    46

Rahul b Sabbir         108    99

Shankar c Mushfiq b Rubel     2    7

Dhoni b Shakib         113    78

Pandya c Sabbir b Shakib     21    11

Karthik not out        7    5

Jadeja not out            11    4

Extras (lb 3, nb 1, w 26)    30 

Total (50 Overs)        359/7 

Fall Of Wickets

1-5 (Dhawan), 2-50 (Rohit), 3-83 (Kohli), 4-102 (Shankar), 5-266 (Rahul), 6-325 (Pandya), 7-348 (Dhoni)


Mustafizur 8-0-43-1, Mashrafe 6-2-23-0, Saifuddin 6-1-27-1, Rubel 8-0-62-2, Jayed 3-0-41-0, Shakib 6-0-58-2, Miraz 5-0-40-0, Mosaddek 3-0-32-0, Sabbir 5-0-30-1


Liton st Dhoni b Chahal        73    90

Soumya c Karthik b Bumrah        25    29

Shakib b Bumrah            0    1

Mushfiq b Kuldeep             90    94

Mithun lbw b Chahal            0    1

Mahmudullah b Kuldeep         9    12

Sabbir b Jadeja            7    12

Mosaddek st Karthik b Kuldeep     0    1

Saifuddin c Kuldeep b Chahal        18    25

Miraz not out                27    30

Rubel not out                0    3

Extras (lb 10, nb 1, w 4)        15 

Total (49.3 Overs)            264/9 

Fall Of Wickets

1-49 (Soumya), 2-49 (Shakib), 3-169 (Liton), 4-169 (Mithun), 5-191 (Mahmudullah), 6-216 (Mushfiq), 7-216 (Mosaddek), 8-216 (Sabbir), 9-262 (Saifuddin)


Shami 4-0-22-0, Bumrah 5-0-25-2, Bhuvneshwar 5-0-19-0, Kuldeep 10-0-47-3, Shankar 6-0-46-0, Chahal 10-0-55-3, Jadeja 9.3-0-40-1

India won by 95 runs