India vs Bangladesh: India all-rounder Hardik Pandya rose to the occasion against Bangladesh with the ball as he picked up three wickets in his nine overs. He was brimming with confidence and that was evident in the way he celebrated the wicket of Shakib al Hasan. A relaxed Pandya gave him a flying kiss as he was on his way to the pavilion. From Sheldon Cottrell to Chris Gayle, this World Cup has been a lot about such characters providing entertainment. Shakib had made a brilliant 66 off 74 balls and looked all set for a century when Hardik got the crucial breakthrough.
Earlier, Hardik picked Litton Das and Soumya Sarkar. At the time of filing the copy, Bangladesh were reeling at 219/6 in 39 overs. Bangladesh need 96 runs in 66 balls.
Earlier, with skipper Virat Kohli winning the toss and batting first on the same wicket that was used in the England-India game on Sunday, it was all about starting well for the Indian openers and the duo of Rohit and K.L. Rahul did just that as they took the attack to the Bangladesh bowlers from the word go.
The Men in Blue rode on a brilliant 104 from Rohit Sharma – his fourth century in this edition of the showpiece event – to post 314/9 in their 50 overs. Not to forget the brilliant comeback from Mustafizur Rahman as he finished with a fifer.