Rohit Sharma made Tamim Iqbal and Bangladesh pay for dropping him on 9, going on to make his fourth century of the 2019 World Cup and equalling Kumar Sangakkara's tally in the 2015 edition. Rohit was dismissed for 104 by Soumya Sarkar, whose offcutter did the trick for Bangladesh. Rohit hit seven fours and five sixes in his knock.
K. L. Rahul was involved in a mammoth, 180-run partnership with Rohit Sharma for the first wicket. The Karnataka opener made his highest World Cup score, a 92-ball 77, before being dismissed by Rubel Hossain. Rahul was cautious at the start of his innings. His defence was sound but Rahul put away the bad balls for fours. He was trying to muscle an offcutter from Rubel, outside-edging it through to Mushfiqur Rahim.
Mustafizur Rahman (second from right) took five for 59 to derail India at the death. India was two for 237 at the start of the 38th over and threatening to get close to 350 at least, after Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat first. Kohli was Mustafizur's first victim, which was followed by Hardik Pandya being dismissed for a second-ball duck. Mustafizur went on to complete his five-wicket haul with the wickets of M. S. Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik and Mohammed Shami.
Shakib Al Hasan continued his excellent form with the bat against India, scoring a 74-ball 66 that gave Bangladesh the platform to hunt down 315. He batted at a strike of nearly 90 and found the right balance between hitting boundaries and picking the ones and twos to keep the pressure on the Indian bowlers. He was deceived by a slower length ball from Hardik Pandya, spooning a catch to Dinesh Karthik at extra cover.
Mohammad Saifuddin made his maiden ODI half-century against India, helping Bangladesh mount a fight after the fall of Shakib Al Hasan's wicket. He finished unbeaten on 51 off 38 balls and could have taken Bangladesh even closer if he hadn't run out of batting partners. He spared no Indian bowler and exhibited his boundary-hitting ability with nine hits to the fence.
Hardik Pandya (right) broke the spine of the Bangladesh batting line-up with the wickets of Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar and Liton Das. The wicket of Shakib, in particular, helped India retake control of the match. Pandya's cutters, slower bouncers and hit-the-deck bowling proved effective on an used pitch at Edgbaston in Birmingham.
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