India Vs Bangladesh T20 WC League Match

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India began their campaign to their World Cup defense in style at Notingham by defeating the ‘giant-killers’ Bangladesh.  India playing without the services of the master Blaster Virender Sehwag put up a good score of 180 on the board before taking all the Bangladeshi wickets for 155 runs and thereby winning by 25 runs.
     Rohit Sharma who has been giving company to Gautam Gambhir as an opener since the warm-up games again proved to be a scoring move.  Rohit kept his good form going that he had set up in he warm-up games against the Kiwis – 36 off 23 balls and 80 off 53 balls against Pakistan – so much so that he even overshadowed his partner Gambhir.
     After taking the score beyond the 50 run mark, Sharma was the first to go.  Having scored 36 of 23 balls, he missed out on the opportunity to convert it into a big score.  Gambhir on the other hand kept the scoreboard moving by excellent running between the wickets along with Dhoni – yet another good runner between the wickets – who promoted himself at the number 3 spot.
     Soon enough Gambhir completed his half-century, but he didn’t look quite in his elements as he always is wasn’t relaxed and lost his wicket sharp on 50.  Because the Bangladeshi bowlers were really bowling some good spells to curb the famed Indian batting line-up.  Shakib Al Hasan proved to be a thorn for India as he was the most economical bowler who conceded only 24 runs from his quota of 4 – run a ball.
     But as Bangladesh was making mockery of India by bowling tight line and length, in came Yuvraj Singh with some different plans in his mind.  The man of the moment duly handled the pressure.  Yuvi has always has his ‘Raj’ over the bowlers as he slammed 41 off just 18 balls that he faced.  All the equations went in total disarray as Yuvraj batted India right into the match again.  His 41 included 4 huge sixes, which were just watched in total awe by all the spectators along with the 11 on the ground.  67 runs were added in the 5 overs and 59 in the last 4.
     The tone for a sure Indian victory was set right then.  The newfound spinner for India in Pragyan Ojha spun a web around the Bangladeshi batsmen in which they got entangled.  They could never really recover from his strikes.  Ojha bowled a memorable spell of 4 for 21 to give India a winning start and the Man of the Match award for himself.


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