In their fourth match of the ODI World Cup in 2023 at Pune, Indian bowlers held Bangladesh to a score of 256/8. After Tanzid's strong start, Litton continued to struggle in the following inning. In the initial part of the game, it appeared as though they would easily reach 300, but the Indian spinners intervened in the middle overs.
At the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium in Pune, India defeated Bangladesh by seven wickets to earn their fourth consecutive victory in the ICC Men's ODI World Cup 2023. When chasing 257 runs, Kohli led the way with 103* while Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill each contributed 48 and 53 runs to help the side easily defeat a Bangladeshi squad that was missing its captain Shakib al Hasan.
Bangladesh scored 256 runs in their opening innings of play, thanks to half-centuries from Tanzid Hasan and Litton Das. However, India took advantage of their spinners to score, with Kuldeep Yadav returning Tanzid for 51 before Ravindra Jadeja entered the fray and bowling a remarkable spell in which he conceded 38 runs in his 10 overs in exchange for a pair of wickets.
Mahmadullah and Mushfiqur Rahman, two seasoned batsmen from Bangladesh, put up respectable scores of 46 and 38 runs, respectively, but Indian pacers Mohammed Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah both claimed two wickets to ensure that Bangladesh were limited to a very low total on a decent batting surface.
As he continued to live up to his reputation as the "chase master," Virat Kohli scored his maiden century of the 2023 World Cup and 78th overall to help India overcome Bangladesh.
This was Kohli's third century in the history of the 50-over showcase and his 48th ODI century. In an innings that featured six fours and four sixes, he reached his century in 97 balls.
To remain undefeated and lead India home in this well earned triumph, Kohli smashed six boundaries and three maximums. After scoring a half-century in the match against Afghanistan at New Delhi's Arun Jaitley Stadium, the Indian batting stalwart thus recorded his first tournament hundred. In order to guarantee that India did not encounter any obstacles in achieving the goal, Rahul played a great innings, showcasing his customary composure to secure three boundaries and one maximum.
Soon after, their acting skipper Najmul Hossain Shanto was out, and Mohammed Siraj became the first pacer for India to strike. KL Rahul's outstanding skillful display allowed him to eliminate Mehidy Hasan Miraz for only three runs as he made a stunning diving catch behind the wickets.
The spectacular catch occurred on the first ball of the 25th over, when Indian bowler Mohammad Siraj produced a back-of-a-length delivery that appeared to deviate down the leg side. Mehidy Hasan managed a small tickle, and it appeared that he had escaped Rahul's hold. Rahul, on the other hand, extended completely to his left, pushed out his left hand, and single-handedly grabbed the ball.
The main worry for India in this game will be Hardik Pandya's injury, who injured his ankle after a follow-through in the ninth over. In that innings, he didn't go back to the field, and India didn't need his efforts at bat either. The squad will however be hoping that he recovers in time for their upcoming encounter against the much favored New Zealand on Sunday in Dharamshala.
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav
Bangladesh: Tanzid Hasan, Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mushfiqur Rahim (wicketkeeper), Towhid Hridoy, Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman