ODI World Cup 2023: Bangladesh scored 256 runs against India

Indian bowlers put on the brakes as they restricted Bangladesh to just 256 runs on a batter-friendly pitch. Here is a recap of the first innings.

Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium hosted its first match as Bangladesh faced off against the hosts, India in the 17th match of the ongoing ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. Bangladeshi skipper Shakib Al Hasan missed this match and Najmul Hossain Shanto was given the captaincy duties. Nasum Ahmed replaced the all-rounder and in addition to this, Taskin Ahmed was also replaced by Hasan Mahmud. Bangladesh scored 256 runs against India in the first innings. Here is a recap.

Steady start for Bangladesh in powerplay

Jasprit Bumrah started with disciplined line and length bowling conceding just five runs in his first three overs. In his third over Bumrah managed to trap Tanzid Hasan but the Indian team hardly appealed. Replays showed three reds and India would have dismissed Tanzid if they had taken the review. Mohammed Siraj from the opposite end wasn’t at his best and conceded 24 runs in his first over. Hardik Pandya came into the attack in the ninth over and was struck for two boundaries in his first three balls of the match. On the third ball, Pandya was trying to stop the boundary off his own bowling but injured his leg and was taken for scans as per an update from BCCI.


Virat Kohli came to finish the over among huge cheers from the crowd. Kohli conceded just two runs in his three balls. Shardul Thakur bowled the last over of the powerplay and was hit for two sixes and a four resulting in a 16-run over. Bangladesh scored 63 runs in the first 10 overs.

India struck back after the powerplay

Kuldeep Yadav came into the attack after the powerplay and started with a 5-run over. Thakur in his second over was presented with an opportunity to dismiss Tanzid but he failed to hold on to a tough return catch. Kuldeep in the following over conceded 10 runs. Tanzid brought up his maiden half-century in just 41 balls. Kuldeep struck in his third over by dismissing the half-centurion breaking the 93-run stand. This opening stand was the highest partnership for Bangladesh in World Cups. 

Kuldeep and Ravindra Jadeja started bowling in tandem and kept things tight allowing only 16 runs in just five overs. Jadeja dismissed Najmul Hossain Shanto by trapping the stand-in captain. Shanto scored eight runs in 17 balls. Litton Das completed his maiden ODI half-century against India. 

India keeps control with regular wickets

Siraj came into the attack after an expensive first spell. Just in his second over of the spell, Siraj dismissed Mehidy Hasan Miraz. The wicket came after a brilliant catch from KL Rahul. Rahul took a one-handed catch diving to his left. Jadeja dismissed Litton Das who tried to take the attack against Indian bowling. Dancing down the pitch, Das was going for a big shot but miscued it resulting in a catch to Shubman Gill at long-off. Das scored 66 runs in 82 balls hitting seven fours. 

Thakur, Jadeja, Kuldeep and Bumrah kept things tight after wicket allowing only 27 runs in seven overs (29-35). Siraj came back for his third spell in the 37th over and leaked eight runs in his first over of the spell. Thakur in the following over dismissed Towhid Hridoy to get his first wicket of the match. Hridoy scored 16 runs in 35 balls.

India controls death overs

Going into the death overs, Bangladesh had scored 189 runs for the loss of five wickets. The experienced duo of Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmadullah was on the crease. Kuldeep bowled the first over in the death overs and was smashed for a six by Mahmadullah resulting in a nine-run over. Jadeja finished his quota of 10 overs with just a one-run-over. Bumrah came into the attack and dismissed Mushfiqur in the same over thanks to a diving catch from Jadeja fielding at backward point. Mushfiqur scored 38 runs in 46 balls hitting a four and a six.

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