For Bangladesh, the warm-up match against India went haywire being defeated by a massive 240 runs. India played as a practice for its new batsmen. Top batsmen including Virat Kohli and Dhoni did not take active parts even though both were on the ground. The collapse of Bangladesh batsmen in hands of Indian spinners was stunning losing six wickets in the first 22 runs. Umesh Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar toppled the first order by the eighth over in the chase.
Earlier, India batsmen bolstered the score to 325 runs with three half centuries. Dinesh Karthik, who played as the wicket-keeper hammered 94 off 77 balls in the inning before being retired out. Hardik Pandya struck an unbeaten 80 off 54 balls. At the top order, Shikhar Dhawan scored 60 off 67 balls.
Chasing a 300 plus target, Bangladesh routed out at 84 runs. Soumya Sarkar was down confused at the caught behind appeal. There were no options for Bangladesh for a possible review losing the first bet to India bowlers. Next to topple were Imrul Kayes and Shakib Al Hasan as they tried to trickle down some runs. Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah and Mosaddek Hossain followed soon. Mehedi Hasan was the only resistance in the line-up playing to score 24. The team played only to run pass 23 overs as they surrendered to Indian bowlers.
In India squad, only Rohit Sharma remained docile. His 1 off 3 could be a slog for his Champions Trophy campaign, as the match was considered as a practice session for batsmen. Bangladesh played without Mashrafe Mortaza and Tamim Iqbal. The team failed to stop India from hauling the target to a challenging mark in the first inning, and in the next, their batsmen failed outright. In contrast, India’s batsmen were strong to utilize the pitch. Dinesh Karthik overcame his impasse of the previous match where he fell for a nine-ball duck. Hardik Pandya dominated the final overs with powerful boundaries.
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