IND vs BAN World Cup warm-up: Dhoni, KL Rahul centuries power India to big win

India vs Bangladesh LIVE Score, World Cup 2019: Catch live scores and latest updates from the warm-up match between India and Bangladesh in Cardiff ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.


Dhoni reached his 100 with a straight six.   -  getty images

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And That's that. Mehidy Hasan is caught short of his crease and Bangladesh folds for 264. India cruises to a 95-run win. This should be a massive morale boost for Virat Kohli and Co. as they prepare gera up for the tournament opener against South Africa on June 5.


Vijay Shankar into the attack. Nine runs off the over. Chahal into his ninth over. Mehidy Hasan ends the over with a six. 11 runs off it. Three overs to go... Vijay Shankar to continue. India takes a review for lbw, but replays show the ball pitching outside the line of leg stump. Saifuddin survives. 10 off the over. Chahal bags another one and that's wicket No. 9 for Bangladesh.

Jaddu gets his first, and the wheels are coming off Bangladesh's run-chase. Sabbir Rahman has been cleaned up. Eight down. Nine runs coming off the last two overs. BAN 227/8 after 43 overs.

Rahman has been struck in front. India takes a lbw review but replays stay with umpire's call. Rahman survives. Meanwhile, Bangladesh have gone past 200. Rahim upping the ante: collects 10 off Jaddu's first three balls. 14 off the over, Rahim into the nineties. Kuldeep strikes! Bangladesh's last hope of winning this match falls for 90. TWO IN TWO! Kuldeep has Hossain stumped. BAN 216/7 after 39.3 overs. Mohammad Saifuddin comes to the crease.

Kuldeep Yadav is back into the attack. Not his day... he continues to leak runs, does Kuldeep. One slip in place. Bowled'em. That should make him feel better: Mahmudullah gives him the charge, is beaten by the turn and Kuldeep has his first wicket. BAN 191/5 after 35.4 overs. Sabbir Rahman joins Rahim.

GONE! Rush of blood from Das and he has been stumped: one of the easier stumpings for M.S. And Chahal has got the breakthrough. BAN 163/3 after 31.3 overs. And another one: Chahal traps Mohammad Mithun in front first ball and suddenly Bangladesh has lost two back-to-back wickets. Mahmudullah comes to the crease.

Ravindra Jadeja has been introduced into the attack. Das takes Bangladesh past 150 with a glorious hit to mid-wicket for four... and with it, also brings up the 100-run stand with Rahim. Chahal continues to leak runs. Rahim too raises his half-century with a single. BAN 157/2 after 28 overs.

Yuzvendra Chahal into the attack. Goes for five. Vijay to continue. Four off his third over, with Das inching towards his fifty. Das brings up his fifty with twin boundaries. Meanwhile, Rahim is taking Shankar to the cleaners. BAN 139/2 after 25 overs.

Rahim and Das have put on 36 for the third wicket. Bangladesh going through a rebuilding phase at the moment, with India opting for spin and pace in tandem. Vijay Shankar has been brought into the attack... and is greeted by Rahim with a boundary to third-man. Five off his first over. A change of bat for Das, who pummels a straight drive off Kuldeep. 100 up for Bangladesh. BAN 102/2 after 20 overs.

Kuldeep goes for seven in his second. Liton, in the meantime, continues to collect the odd fours: another pull to deep mid-wicket taking him into the 30s. M.S. Dhoni is all padded up, set to take the field. Five runs from the over. A good third over from Kuldeep; just three off it. BAN 76/2 after 16 overs.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar's two overs have cost only three so far. Kuldeep Yadav has been introduced into the attack. Five runs off Kuldeep's first over. Rahim has pulled Bhuvi for his first boundary. Six from the over. BAN 62/2 after 13 overs.

GONE! Bumrah strikes. After an expensive last over, he has got Sarkar to edge one to the keeper. Bangladesh has lost its first wicket. BAN 49/1 after 9.4 overs. Timbaah! Two in two. Bumrah castles Shakib with a perfect yorker. Mushfiqur Rahim shoulders arms to the hat-trick ball.


Liton Das breaks the shackles with an audacious off-drive off Bumrah's bowling before pulling one over square-leg for four more. 11 off the over. Bhuvneshwar Kumar introduced into the attack. Good start from Bhuvi: five dots and a single to end the over. BAN 48/0 after 9 overs.

Two tight overs from Shami and Bumrah with only three coming off it. Two off Shami's fourth. Disciplined bowling from India's new ball pair so far. BAN 36/0 after 7 overs.


Bumrah to continue. Sarkar has hit that square of the wicket for four more. And another one ...two back to back boundaries for Sarkar and Bangladesh are off to a flying start. Nine off it.

Sarkar hits a four and a six to end the over. 10 runs coming off it. Good start from Bangladesh. Bumrah to share the new ball. Four runs off the over. Shami to continue. Das gets a boundary... BAN 22/0 after 3 overs.

Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar to begin the run chase. Shami with the new ball.


Team India rode on hundreds by M.S. Dhoni and KL Rahul to post a daunting 359/7. This was after an early stutter saw the team slip to 102/4 but a 164 run stand between Dhoni and Rahul swung the momentum in India's favour. Bangladesh needs 360 to win.

Dhoni's been cleaned up by Shakib. He departs for 113. Top class innings from a top drawer batsman. Jadeja comes to the crease and hits a six first ball. 350 up for India. A boundary to go with it. Carnage at Cardiff continues. India ends on 359/7.

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WHAM! M.S. brings up his 100 with a thunderous straight six. India looking good for a total in excess of 350. Karthik joins the fun, dismisses Abu Jayed over mid-wicket for four. And another six for Dhoni; this one's over fine leg. 21 runs off the penultimate over.

Dhoni brings up India's 300 with a huge hit over long-on, and with it M.S. enters the nineties. He reaches 99 with a boundary. 13 off that Rubel over. HARDIK is in the house. Takes on Shakib: 6,4 so far. But Shakib has his revenge, gets Pandya caught and India are six down. Dinesh Karthik is the next batsman at the crease.


Dhoni and Pandya after Sabbir. M.S. doesn't get hold of it, but a dropped a chance at long-on sees the ball trickle to the fence for four. Next ball is slapped to long-off for four more. 15 off it. IND 295/5 after 46 overs.


Rahul continues his assault: launches Fiz over deep square leg for six. India cruising towards 300. Very poor delivery ...  KL Rahul has been cleaned up. Sabbir Rahman with the breakthrough. Three runs and a wicket off the over. Dhoni is undeterred. Hammers a six over long-on and lets out a smile. Rubel at the receiving end this time.


Sabbir Rahman into the attack. The partnership between the two is now 139. Rahul brings up his 100. Top knock from the right-handed batsman. Ominous signs for Bangladesh. IND 255/4 after 42 overs.

M.S. Dhoni is cutting loose. Brings up his half-century with a slog-sweep for four before hitting a maximum. Vintage M.S. 14 off the over. Mustafizur returns into the attack: bowls a wide ball; Rahul slashes and slashes hard: gets a boundary. Six off the over. IND 239/4 after 39 overs.

Rahul rocks back and punches it through covers for four. Hasan guilty of dropping wide and short. Hossain to continue. Expensive over this; Dhoni carves one to deep square leg for four more. Rahul brings up the team 200 with a single. A Hasan full ball is launched over mid-wicket for six: Dhoni in his elements. KL ends the over with a reverse sweep for four. IND 214/4 after 36 overs.

SIX! Dhoni has deposited this one into the stands. Hasan is being targeted by the Indian batsmen. 11 off the over. DRINKS. Mosaddek Hossain comes into the attack. Dhoni shimmies down to hoick but an inside edge runs away to fine leg for four. Nine off it. IND 185/4 after 33 overs.

Mehidy Hasan comes into the attack. Just three off the over. Dhoni, at the other end, joins the fun: flays a Shakib delivery to long-on for four over short mid-wicket for four. Hasan to continue... concedes five wides. 150 up for India. Rahul's taking Shakib to the cleaners: a boundary followed by a six, and a boundary to end the over. IND 165/4 after 31 overs.

K.L. Rahul welcomes Shakib into the attack with a six over deep mid-wicket: rank log hop. Seven runs from the over. Rahul continues to find the boundary: two fours and a brace later, the Karnataka batsman brings up his fifty. Top knock. Shakib Al Hasan's second over goes for just one. IND 136/4 after 27 overs.

KL Rahul's in the zone: two glorious boundaries off Jayed's first over takes him into the 30s. Dhoni opens his account with a drive through the covers for four. Six runs from the over. IND 117/4 after 24 overs.

Rahul brings up the team 100 with a pull shot for four. GONE ! Disappointing outing for Vijay Shankar: he is caught behind cheaply. India four down. Out comes M.S. Dhoni. Abu Jayed has been brought into the attack.

14 off the last two overs. Virat Kohli inches closer to a fifty with a glorious flick through mid-wicket for four. Bowled'em. Kohli is undone by a brute yorker from Saifuddin. India has lost skipper Kohli. Vijay Shankar at 5. Wicket maiden that: second of the match. Rubel to continue.

Rahul transfers his weight forward and slaps it over extra cover for four. Follows it up with a hit to backward square leg for four more. Saifuddin at the receiving end. Eight from it. IND 96/3 after 21 overs.

Saifuddin to continue. Good, tight off-stump line for the right-arm seamer. Only three off the over. Rubel Hossain into the attack. 50 up for India with a single. A short ball from Hossain and Rohit, going for a pull, has dragged the ball onto his stumps. India loses its second wicket. Rahul in at 4. SHOT! Kohli hits a cover drive on the up and gets four for it. .. Saifuddin at the receiving end. Eight from the over.

Hossain induces an outside edge off Kohli, and the ball evades Sarkar's stretched hands and races away to third man for four. ...And the sun's out again! One of those days, folks. Easy pickings, Rubel errs in line and Kohli glances it to fine leg for four. IND 69/2 after 16 overs.

Kohli steps out, and has a go at this. Swing and a miss! Edged and no harm done. A single to Rohit this time. Only two in the over.  Mohammad Saifuddin has been brought into the attack. Just two in the over. Mortaza to continue... It's getting overcast again in Cardiff! Welcome runs for India: an erratic short ball from Mortaza sails over the keeper's head for five wides.. 10 off it. IND 46/1 after 12 overs.

Mustafizur into his fourth over. Both Rohit and Virat happy to take the ones and twos at the moment. Two runs from that over. Rohit breaks free, carves one to long-off for four. Sloppy work from Saifuddin... should have stopped that. Eight from the over. Mustafizur to continue. SHOT! Kohli plays a trademark cover drive, for three, to end the over. IND 32/1 after 9 overs.

Mortaza to continue. Just one run off it. Meanwhile, Mustafizur induces an outside edge off Kohli... but there's no first slip, so the ball races away to the boundary. Straightaway, a second slip is put in place. Eight runs coming off it. Mortaza goes for three in his third over. IND 17/1 after 6 overs.

Just four runs coming off that Mustafizur over. Mashrafe Mortaza to share the new ball. The sun's out in Cardiff: That's the English weather for you! Just one run off it. GONE! Shikhar Dhawan has been trapped in front by Mustafizur and India has lost its first wicket. Virat Kohli is in at No. 3. A maiden wicket from Fiz. IND 5/1 after 3 overs.

The openers are walking out to the middle. We are all set to resume action.

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Rohit Sharma gets off the mark with a beautiful backfoot punch. Three runs to him. But it has started drizzling again, and the players are going off!

Rohit and Dhawan to open for India, Mustafizur with the new ball.

TOSS UPDATE: Bangladesh has won the toss and opted to bowl.


There's a light drizzle around the ground... Nothing threatening just yet. The hover cover's coming off as I type. Good signs!


Virat Kohli: "We got a hang of what we needed to do well in the last game. We played a practice game after 2 days of arriving in England. Kedar still won't be able to compete. Vijay Shankar is fine."

Mashrafe Mortaza: "The wicket has been under cover for the last few days, mostly everyone are playing today. They (India) are one of the biggest sides in the tournament, it's going to be tough."

Bangladesh (Batting XI, Fielding XI): Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Abu Jayed

India (Batting XI, Fielding XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Lokesh Rahul, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni(w), Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal

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India vs Bangladesh Match Preview:

World Cup warm-up: India aims to address batting woes against Bangladesh

The top-order will ideally like an extended session in the middle, but the injured Kedar Jadhav and Vijay Shankar’s lack of game time will be a bigger worry for India ahead of its final World Cup warm-up game against Bangladesh here on Tuesday.

The Indian batsmen faltered in bowling-friendly conditions at The Oval as Trent Boult troubled them with both swing and seam movement. India’s primary objective during the practice games is to fix its middle-order problems, but the two protagonists who are likely to fill the important No. 4 and 6 slots have not fully recovered from injuries.

While Kedar injured his left shoulder during the IPL, Vijay Shankar was hit in the nets by a short delivery from Khaleel Ahmed.

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K.L. Rahul gets another opportunity to score runs and cement the No. 4 slot, this time against an attack comprising Mortaza, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain and Shakib Al Hasan.

Though Shakib is recovering from a niggle, Bangladesh coach Steve Rhodes expects him to play a pivotal role in the Tigers’ campaign.

Rohit and Shikhar, who have had some success against Bangladesh, will be keen to make some runs and boost their confidence ahead of the main event.

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If the conditions in Cardiff remain overcast, playing out a testing first spell of Mustafizur or Rubel will be the top-order’s priority. Apart from Rahul, the other player who would like to spend more time in the middle would be Ravindra Jadeja, whose knock was the saving grace in the first warm-up game against the Kiwis.

Hardik’s promotion

An interesting move in the first game was to send Hardik Pandya at No. 5, ahead of M.S. Dhoni, who struggled in tough batting conditions, labouring to 17 off 42 balls.

The bowlers did a decent job in the first outing with both Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami sharp and economical, but a good spell from Kuldeep Yadav will keep him in a better head space after a dismal IPL.


The squads

India: Virat Kohli (capt), Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Rohit Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav

Bangladesh (From): Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mehidy Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Mithun, Abu Jayed, Mosaddek Hossain

Match starts at 3:00pm