India Thrash Bangladesh by 240 runs in Final Warm-up Game

India Thrash Bangladesh by 240 runs in Final Warm-up Game

(Image Courtesy: Getty Images)A very assertive India embarrassed Bangladesh by 240 runs in a warm-up game and prepared for the ICC Champions Trophy in an emphatic style, sounding a warning for arch-rivals Pakistan.Playing in their 2nd

warm-up match, defending champs finished their sub-continental neighbour bowling them out for 84 in 23.5 overs at the Oval after stacking up a commanding 324 for 7. An all-win record in warm-up video games

is the perfect preparation ahead of the marquee clash on June 4. It was an overall efficiency with some strong batting supported by hostile opening spell from Umesh Yadav (3/16

in 5 overs )and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3/13 in 5 overs). Amongst batsmen, Dinesh Karthik made a strong case for a middle-order slot with a trendy 94 off 77 balls.Shikhar Dhawan( 60)got runs under his belt versus a quality Bangladesh attack making up Mustafizur Rahaman (1/53 ), Rubel Hossain(3/50)and Taskin Ahmed (0/45). Hardik Pandya showed his utility as an all-rounder with an equally impactful unbeaten 80

off 54 balls, which was laced with 6 boundaries and 4 big sixes in the arc in between mid-wicket and long-on. When their turn to bat came, Bangladesh surrendered meekly in the face of some outstanding bowling by the Indian

pacers.The rate duo of Umesh and Bhuvneshwar presented difficult concerns by relentlessly bowling just outside the off-stump. Yadav, who can likewise hit the deck hard, bowled a deadly very first spell, torturing the unaware Bangladeshi batsmen.While India put themselves in a strong position by notching up 324, the match was as great as over when the Guy in Blue decreased Bangladesh to 22 for six

in just the eighth over of the innings.Yadav supplied the first advancement when he had Soumya Sarkar, slashing away from the body, caught behind with one that swung away.Three balls later on, Bangladesh were 11 for two as Yadav went through the meek defence of Sabbir Rahman. And they lost their third wicket too, without interrupting the scoreboard, when Imrul Kayes ‘mistimed manage a Bhuvneshwar short delivery was taken by Yadav at mid-on. Bangladesh went from bad to even worse when Bhuvneshwar bounced out Shakib. Bhuvneshwar then induced an edge from Mahmudullah to leave his group reeling at 21 for 5 in the seventh over, Karthik completing a good one-handed catch on that occasion.Things degraded further as Yadav came back to return Mosaddek Hossain with a terrific away going delivery.A brief partnership occurred, however that might only assist in postponing the inevitable.Earlier, thanks to Hardik’s success to the
end, India crossed 300-run mark.Skipper Virat Kohli and previous captain Mahendra Singh

Dhoni did not bat, offering others an opportunity to obtain a great hit prior to the big-ticket Pakistan game.With Yuvraj Singh not coming

out to bat, showing that he is yet to obtain fit, Karthik, after his failure versus New Zealand, got the second opportunity.He hit eight boundaries and a six and, while doing so,

also sent out feelers to the team management that he is likewise a candidate for a middle-order slot.He included 100 runs with Dhawan for the third wicket after Rohit Sharma(1 )and Ajinkya Rahane’s(11)absence of footwork saw them getting played on.Rohit was dismissed by Rubel while Mustafizur overcame Rahane.But Karthik showed composure throughout his innings under mainly overcast conditions.His first limit was a cut shot off Taskin followed by a superb straight drive off Mustafizur.He was severe on off-spinner Mossadek Hossain and left-arm spinner Sunzamul Islam, cutting and pulling anything that was short.Sunzamul was pulled for a four and a 6 in among the overs and he also ran the singles well.Dhawan struck 7 fours-primarily through off and cover- and was more patient than Karthik, waiting for

the loose balls. He faced 67 balls prior to holing out at mid-wicket off Sunzamul, who

went for 74 in his 9 overs.Kedar Jadhav(31 )likewise got some batting time while Ravindra Jadeja(32)cracked in with useful contribution.


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