Indian Cricket team registered the emphatic win over Bangladesh to start their world cup campaign in commanding fashion by beating the home team by 87 runs. With the help of some brilliant individual performance by the Virendra Sehwag (175 runs off 140 balls), Virat Kohli (100* runs off 83 balls) and Munaf Patel four wickets during Bangladesh inning allowed Indian to start the World Cup with superb win here at Mirpur, Dhaka.
Put into bat, India posted a mammoth 370/4 on a wicket where the dew was expected to play its part and where Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan was of the opinion at the time of the toss that 260 would be a par score. India and specifically Sehwag though had completely different plans.
Virendra Sehwag who already indicated the revenge which was playing in his mind earlier through press conference shows no mercy to the Bangladeshi bowlers and hit them all around the park to help India to post a mammoth total.
After a mixed up in the middle with Tendulkar by Sehwag which resulted in run-out, He and Kohli put up a superb 203 runs off just 145 balls which took game away from Bangladeshi team.
The duo put up a scintillating show. While Sehwag brought up his 14th ODI hundred, Kohli reached his fifth and his first on World Cup debut off the penultimate ball of the innings.
Bangladesh started their run-chase in great fashion but a superb bowling performance from Munaf Patel (4/48) put breaks on scoring by picking up regular wickets at regular interval.
Because of dew in the night time, Indian bowlers did struggle a bit but thanks to brilliant inning from Delhi duo, India registered the comprehensive win over Bangladesh in their first world cup games.
Now India will play England in their next game at Bangaloru on 27th February 2011.
Virendra Sehwag was declared Player of the Match for his scintillating century.
Match Summary (India Won by 87 Run)
India Inning– 370/4 in 50 Overs
Virendra Sehwag- 175 V.Kohli–100*
S.Islam– 7-0-69-1 Shakib-al-Hasan- 10-0-61-1
Bangladesh Inning– 283/9 in 50 Overs
T.Iqbal- 70 Shakib-al-Hasan – 55
M.Patel– 10-0-48-4 Z.Khan- 10-0-40-2