Pune: In a thrilling World Cup encounter at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Bangladesh set India a target of 256 runs to chase after posting 256 for eight in their innings.
Opener Litton Das was the star performer for Bangladesh, scoring a brilliant 66 off 82 balls, while his partner Tanzid Hasan contributed a quick-paced 51 off 43 balls. The duo formed a strong first-wicket partnership that added 93 runs to the total.
However, Bangladesh faced a mid-innings slump, losing four crucial wickets and managing to add just 36 runs to their total after their solid start. The experienced Mushfiqur Rahim played a crucial role in stabilizing the innings with his composed 38-run contribution, while Mahmudullah Riyadh added momentum with a lively 46 off 36 balls.
On the bowling front, India’s Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Siraj, and Jasprit Bumrah showed their skills by picking up two wickets each, putting pressure on the Bangladesh side.
Unfortunately, the Indian team faced a setback as Hardik Pandya limped off the field due to an ankle injury sustained while bowling.
The stage is now set for India’s innings as they aim to chase down the target of 256 set by Bangladesh. It promises to be an exciting second innings, and cricket fans are eagerly awaiting the action as the match continues at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium.
Brief scores: Bangladesh: 256/8 in 50 overs (Litton Das 66, Tanzid Hasan 51; Mahmudullah 46, Ravindra Jadeja 2/38, Mohammed Siraj 2/60, Jasprit Bumrah 2/41).