Bangladesh challenge India by 257 runs
63 for no wicket at the end of the first power play. The highest opening partnership of 93 runs in ODI World Cup history. In the beginning, the collection will stop around 300 runs! But where is it? Losing wickets at regular intervals in the middle-order is dashing that hope. In the end, Mahmudullah Riyad's 46 runs made Bangladesh score 256 runs after losing 8 wickets at the end of 50 overs.
Nazmul Hossain Shanto, who came in the lead instead of Shakib, won the toss and decided to bat first on the batting friendly pitch of Pune's Maharashtra Cricket Stadium.
Two openers, Tanjid Hasan Tamim and Liton Das, started to play the pacers very well from the beginning. Openers settled down with time. Tanjid picked up his first fifty in a 41-ball ODI career. But he could not make the innings bigger. The left-handed batsman returned after being trapped leg before by Kuldeep Yadav. However, Nazmul Hasan Shanto could not color the day. He returned for only 8 runs on his captaincy debut in the World Cup. Mehdi Hasan Miraj (3) also walked on the same path with the team's 129 runs.
Liton was making good progress at the other end. But he was returned by spinner Ravindra Jadeja. As a result, the stress level increases. This right-handed wicket-keeper batsman returned to the dressing room after scoring 66 runs off 82 balls.
Mushfiqur Rahim continued with Hridoy after handling the initial shock. The slow moving Hridoy could not settle at last. The batsman (16) was caught by Shubman Gill off Shardul Thakur and went to the pavilion. Mushfiq (38) could not survive for long. Jadeja took a brilliant catch from Mushfiqur's shot in the point region off Jasprit Bumrah. The scoreboard was 206 runs for 6 wickets in 42.3 overs. There is a fear that they may wrap up before the entire 50 overs. However, Mahmudullah prevailed there. In the end, even though the fifty was not seen, Bangladesh crossed the 25th mark of its 46-run innings in 36 balls.
Mohammad Siraj, Bumrah and Jadeja took two wickets each.