Bangladesh made a superb comeback after a good by the Indian openers – Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul to restrict India to 314 runs at Edgbaston. MS Dhoni once found it hard to get going in the death overs as he managed to score only 35 runs from 33 balls before getting out. In the process, he registered an unwanted record in Birmingham.
Dhoni struggles once again to score quick runs
Batting first, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul 180 runs for the first wicket which is also the highest first wicket partnership for India in the World Cups. Rohit took on the Bangladesh bowlers to bring his fourth World Cup century and in the process broke a handful of records. Rahul also didn’t lag too much and brought his fifty, which will give some confidence going into the next game.
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Bangladesh used the opportunity to great effect to sent back Rahul to have India at 195 for two. Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant started the revival, but Mustafizur Rahman struck twice in one over to send back Kohli and Hardik Pandya to put India in dire troubles. Although Pant hit a few boundaries but once he got out, Bangladesh restricted the free flow of runs as MS Dhoni failed to get going. Dhoni managed to score at a rate of 106.66 as India posted 314 runs at the end of 50 overs.
Meanwhile, MS Dhoni has been struggling to get going in the last few matches which have made him the critics favourite. More importantly, it is his lack of intent, which has drawn a lot of criticisms on the internet. The former India skipper has struggled to play his aggressive brand of cricket, which is available from his low strike-rates in the last three years. He has failed to get going against the spinners which have resulted in the below-par scores in the last few matches. Dhoni has a strike-rate of 61.58, which is the least by any batsman against the spinners.
Peter Moor finds himself second in the list with 62.80 who has played a minimum of 500 balls. Hashmatullah Shahidi (64.29), Gary Wilson (64.35) and Travis Head (68.10) occupy the next three spots to complete the top five.