Bangladesh bounced back in style after India got off to a flying start as they post 314 runs at the end of 50 overs at Edgbaston in Birmingham. Rohit Sharma brought his fourth century in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019 and equalled the record of Ricky Ponting and Kumar Sangakkara.
Rohit brings his fourth century
Batting first, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul got India off to an excellent start adding 180 runs off the first wicket. India lacked a good opening stand in the last three games and have finally got going against Bangladesh at Edgbaston. The pair dominated the proceedings especially Rohit taking on the new ball. In the process, he became the second India to score 500 World Cup runs in one edition after Sachin Tendulkar and overhauled David Warner to become the highest scorer of the World Cup. Rahul also brought his fifty in style which will give him respite after a few lean patches at the top order.
Rohit brought his fourth century and 26 overall but got out soon as Soumya Sarkar broke the partnership. With this hundred, Rohit Sharma brought his fifth World Cup century and thus equalling Ricky Ponting and Kumar Sangakkara’s record. Only batting great Sachin Tendulkar is ahead of him with six century in the history of the tournament. With age on his side, the Mumbai opener will have the opportunity to break Tendulkar’s record.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh capitalised on the opportunity getting the better of KL Rahul to have India at 195 for two. Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant revived the innings but Mustafizur Rahman’s double strike in over to sent Kohli and Hardik Pandya packing. He dominated the proceedings in the death overs to claim three more to restrict India at 314 runs with MS Dhoni once again struggling to score quick runs.