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Moments: Tamim drops Rohit early

  • Published at 11:02 pm July 2nd, 2019
Bangladesh's Tamim Iqbal drops the catch of India's Rohit Sharma during their World Cup match in Birmingham Tuesday AFP

It was a short of length delivery from Mustafiz and Rohit got the timing wrong

India captain Virat Kohli did not hesitate in electing to bat first against Bangladesh at Edgbaston since the match is being played on the same pitch where the India-England match took place on Sunday. 

Rohit Sharma and Lokesh Rahul opened the innings for India. Bangladesh needed a quick breakthrough to prevent Rohit or Lokesh to settle and score big.

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe bin Mortaza made a bowling change in just the third over of the innings by bringing on Mustafizur Rahman replacing himself. And Rohit gave away a chance in the fourth ball of the fifth over as he tried to clear the boundary with a pull shot. 

It was a short of length delivery from Mustafiz and Rohit got the timing wrong. It was heading high in the deep square leg region. 

Tamim Iqbal was fielding there and he covered almost 15 meters and got some time to take the catch. 

But in the end, he dropped the sitter, a very unusual thing for a fielder like him. 

It proved costly for Bangladesh as Rohit went on to score 104 runs and formed a 180-run opening partnership, the highest opening stand in the tournament so far, with KL Rahul.



Rahul c Mushfiqur b Rubel     77    92

Rohit c Liton b Soumya     104    92

Kohli c Rubel b Mustafizur     26    27

Pant c Mosaddek b Shakib     48    41

Pandya c Soumya b Mustafizur0    2

Dhoni c Shakib b Mustafizur     35    33

Karthik c Mosaddek b Mustafizur 8    9

Bhuvneshwar run out         2    3

Shami b Mustafizur         1    2

Bumrah not out         0    0

Extras (lb6, nb1, w6)         13 

Total (50 overs) 314/9

Fall Of Wickets

1-180, 2-195, 3-237, 4-237, 5-277, 6-298, 7-311, 8-314, 9-314 


Mashrafe 5-0-36-0, Saifuddin 7-0-59-0, Mustafizur 10-1-59-5, Shakib 10-0-41-1, Mosaddek 4-0-32-0, Rubel 8-0-48-1, Soumya 6-0-33-1


Tamim b Shami             22    31 

Soumya c Kohli b Pandya         33    38

Shakib c Karthik b Pandya         66    74

Mushfiq c Shami b Chahal         24    23 

Liton c Karthik b Pandya         22    24 

Mosaddek b Bumrah             3    7 

Sabbir b Bumrah             36    36 

Saifuddin not out             51    38 

Mashrafe c Dhoni b Bhuvneshwar     8    5 

Rubel b Bumrah             9    11 

Mustafizur b Bumrah             0    1 

Extras (1b, 1lb, 10w)            12 

Total (48 overs)             286 all out 

Fall Of Wickets

1-39, 2-74, 3-121, 4-162, 5-173, 6-179, 7-245, 8-257, 9-286, 10-286 


Bhuvneshwar 9-0-51-1, Bumrah 10-1-55-4, Shami 9-0-68-1, Chahal 10-0-50-1, Pandya 10-0-60-3

India won by 28 runs

MoM: Rohit Sharma