ICC Cricket World Cup 2011
Pool (A) Match 01:
INDIA Vs Bangladesh:
The fever of cricket world cup started on a high note as the host Bangladesh has to strive hard against the hot favorite India in the opening game at their home ground. The fans anticipated good resilience from Bangladeshi Tigers as they have once knocked out the same rivals in a world cup battle back in 2007 (West Indies).
Shakib opted to bowl first after having won the toss, was the first big-mistake by skipper that has opened gateways for Sehwag to dispatch the ball in all corners of the ground. Together with Virat Kohli he has devastated the Bengali bowling attack completely, getting India into completely dominance on a pitch that has not good support for the bowlers, India ended as 371 for 4 in their complete 50 overs with sehwag ended as 175 & kohli with an unbeaten century. The huge target setup by the Indians has already dried the nerves of the Bengali batting line-up, but still the openers Kayes & Tamim showed healthy efforts in first 18 overs to help Bangladesh managed 100/01.But after the wicket of Tamim Bengali batsman sound lethargic in their approach & their body language reflected that they are much willing to play complete 50 overs.Bangladesh managed 283/9 in their 50 overs,India sealed a comprehensive 88 runs victory ,a very good start for their World Cup ,Sehwag was declared Man of the Match for his Tremendous knock.