Saturday, February 19, 2011

India wins CWC 2011 opening match by 87 runs

India has won by 87 run in the opening match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2011against host Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka of Bangladesh today.

India scored very prestigious 370 for four batting first and playing 50 overs.

Bangladesh won the toss in the Opening match. Bangladesh Captain Shakib Al Hasan decided  to fielding first and India went to bat.

In reply, Bangladesh could reach at 283 losing nine wickets in the match playing 50 overs.

There was no doubt that a very tough score India placed before the host Bangladesh Team who decided to bat later winning in toss.

India  reached at 235 on the Castrol Index while Bangladesh with a tough fought 283 and went to 120 on the Castrol Index.

Virender Sehwag is the Man of the Match. He said it was a good start for the team. It was a revenge game and happy to have it done it well. He was happy to have started well and was determined to a play long innings. He specially thanked his Physio and Trainer, who got him fit for the game. Kohli played very well.

Victorious skipper, MS Dhoni said that he was happy but there are a few departments they need to improve on. Fielding is definitely the one. Batting and bowling went quite well today. Overall, a good performance. He added Kohli and Sehwag stabilized the innings and played well.

In the post match presentation, Shakib-Al-Hasan reckoned that they bowled too many bad balls, boundary balls which costs them the game. Sehwag played very well. The fast bowlers were rusty but hopefully they will come back. In the end, he appreciated the crowd for their support.

Virender Sehwag made the highest 175 off 140 ball in the opening match. He got freed of the runway before 15 balls are remained. This is a record of an individual wicket of achieving such high score in a world cup match. His position now is 6th in the ranking of wc highest score in a single match.

Sehwag showed a very fantastic five of 6's and 14 of 4's.

Indian Batsman Virat Kohli also presented his strength with the 100 from 83 balls placing eight 4's and two boundaries.  

Gautam Gambhir who joined Shewag on Sachin's exit scored 39. Mahmudullah in his second ball bowled him. Gambhir played 39 balls with placing three of 4's.

Earlier Bangladesh Captain Shakib Al Hasan run out Sachin Tendulkar with a magnificent throw from mid-wicket area. Sachin added 28 from 29 balls while he played four 4's. 

India was 301 playing 42 overs and losing only two wickets while this report is filed. It is assumed that India may hit at 350 in the match setting India's Level at a very high as the hot favorite of the WC 2011.

India achieved a tremendous starting grabbing 60 from first 10, 129 from first 20, 242 from 35 and 301 from  42 overs in the match. India finally showed 7.40 Run Rate in the match.

Wickets fell like Sachin Tendulkar on 10.5 Over while total score is 69, Gautam Gambhir went when India hit 152 at 23.2 Over, Virender Sehwag left while they have already collected 355 from 47.3 and finally Yusuf Pathan on the last ball  50th Over when India stands on 370.  

Bangladesh lost its five top order batsmen during chasing of India's 370 in their 2nd innings of the maiden match of Cricket World Cup 2011at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka of Bangladesh this night.

Bangladesh lost Imrul Kayes at 6.5 over when Imrul collected 34 from 27 showing a very speedy run rate. It also helped Bangladesh to back in the match rapidly.

Then Bangladesh lost second wicket Zunaed Siddique as he was stamped by Dhoni with Habhajan Singh's delivery at 23.1 over. Zunaed also led the team an important 37 from 51 delivery while Bangladesh reached 129 playing 23 overs.

Then Bangladesh Captain Shakib Al Hasan entered the Pitch and tried to bat very carefully. Meanwhile MM Patel hit Bangladesh gaining the most important wicket of the day Tamim Iqbal. Tamim collected 70 by reaching 17th ODI fifty in the Match. Bangladesh was on 188 at this time playing of 32.1 over.

Then Mushfiqur Rahim joined with Shakib Al Hasan, the captain of Bangladesh also played good but peoples expectation was more. Shakib extended the team with 55 from 50. He was dismissed at 39.4 over when Bangladesh could collect 234 for 4.

Mushfiqur Rahim tried to play in speedy way. Raqibul Hasan joined the team to take the match at a honorable position. But Mushfiqur Rahim had to leave collecting 25 only playing 30 deliveries. Bangladesh was on 248 playing total 42.3 overs.

Then Mahmudullah joined with Raqibul Hasan while he was bowled out by Munaf at 44.3 overs just taking 5 from 5. 

Then Naeem Islam, Abdur Razzak and Rubel Hossain joined  one after another but they could not set in the pitch. Raqibul Hasan also did better as he collected 28 runs playing 28 deliveries.

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