ICC Cricket World Cup, 1st Match, Group B: Bangladesh v India at Dhaka, Feb 19, 2011
ICC Cricket World Cup - 1st match, Group B
India won by 87 runs
19 February 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)
23.3

Mahmudullah to Kohli, no run, flighted on middle and leg, Kohli defends to the leg side

23.4

Mahmudullah to Kohli, no run, again on the pads, he works it straight to square leg

23.5

Mahmudullah to Kohli, 1 run, tossed up on off stump, Kohli gets across and works it with the spin through mid on. He's away.

India 153/2   V Kohli 1* (3b)
24.1

Abdur Razzak to Kohli, no run, turns away from back of a length, Kohli plays with an opened face off the back foot into the covers

24.2

Abdur Razzak to Kohli, 1 run, stays back to a short ball, and does well to force it into the off side for a single

India 154/2   V Kohli 2* (5b)
25.1

Mahmudullah to Kohli, 1 run, Kohli does the smart thing, moves to the non-striker's end with a single into the covers

25.3

Mahmudullah to Kohli, no run

25.4

Mahmudullah to Kohli, no run, these are staying real low now, they might interfere with the drainage systems in the ground. Kohli toe-ends a flick to square leg

25.5

Mahmudullah to Kohli, 1 wide, another grubber, Kohli looks to pull and it scoots along, called a wide

25.5

Mahmudullah to Kohli, no run

25.6

Mahmudullah to Kohli, 1 run, finally Kohli middles one outside off, punching into covers for another single

India 164/2   V Kohli 4* (10b)
26.1

Shafiul Islam to Kohli, no run, full and angling into the stumps, Kohli looks to flick and gets it away to midwicket

26.2

Shafiul Islam to Kohli, no run, back of a length outside off, Kohli opens the face and dabs it behind point

26.3

Shafiul Islam to Kohli, 1 run, the slow offcutter outside off, but Kohli saw it coming. He got half forward and eased it into the covers. And yeah, this time Sehwag responded!

26.6

Shafiul Islam to Kohli, no run, aha, Kohli nearly played on. Good short ball, came on so slowly that Kohli was through with the bull an instant too early. Ended up bottom-edging it close to leg stump.

India 166/2   V Kohli 5* (14b)
27.2

Mahmudullah to Kohli, 1 run, Flighted outside off, Kohli promptly drives into the covers

27.4

Mahmudullah to Kohli, 3 wides, down the leg side and it runs away backward of square for a tight single and an unnecessary throw gives him an overthrow.

27.4

Mahmudullah to Kohli, no run

27.5

Mahmudullah to Kohli, FOUR, shot. Kohli gets his first boundary with consummate flourish. Flighted on off stmp and he places the off drive to the left of mid off for four.

27.6

Mahmudullah to Kohli, no run

India 176/2   V Kohli 10* (18b 1x4)
28.2

Shafiul Islam to Kohli, FOUR, twice in two balls, Kohli is in trouble against Shafiul. This time, it is the lack of bounce that nearly does him in as he looks to force through the off side without getting across. Inside edge, almost onto the stumps, but ends up at fine leg

28.3

Shafiul Islam to Kohli, 1 run, close miss for Sehwag. Kohli times the straight drive perfectly, but Shafiul gets his hand on it and nearly guides it back onto the stumps. Sehwag was not even trying to get back, he was a couple of feet outside his crease.

28.5

Shafiul Islam to Kohli, 3 runs, Kohli plays the copybook cover drive, gets the front foot across, moves the body momentum forward, eases the ball into the gap, making contact when it was under his head, and gets three pleasing runs.

India 186/2   V Kohli 18* (21b 2x4)
29.6

Mahmudullah to Kohli, no run

India 194/2   V Kohli 18* (22b 2x4)
30.2

Naeem Islam to Kohli, 1 run, Kohli turns it around, gets forward to the pitch and works a single to the leg side

30.5

Naeem Islam to Kohli, no run

30.6

Naeem Islam to Kohli, 1 run, Kohli drives down to long on and delays the milestone, by retaining the strike

India 198/2   V Kohli 20* (25b 2x4)
31.1

Mahmudullah to Kohli, 1 run, on Kohli's pads, he works it through midwicket for a single. A buzz around the ground now.

31.3

Mahmudullah to Kohli, 1 run, Kohli eases into the role Gambhir was playing, stealing singles unnoticed. Reaches out and drives down the ground.

31.5

Mahmudullah to Kohli, 2 runs, short ball, Kohli rocks back in a jiffy and carts a pull shot through midwicket for a couple

31.6

Mahmudullah to Kohli, 1 run, another short one, Kohli is ready with the pull but picks the fielder at deep square leg for one

India 205/2   V Kohli 25* (29b 2x4)
32.1

Naeem Islam to Kohli, FOUR, all finesse from Kohli, getting across to the pitch of a ball and driving with authority against the spin through the covers. Gentle sleight of hand at the last moment to beat the fielder at extra cover.

32.2

Naeem Islam to Kohli, 1 run, short ball, Kohli stays back and punches through mid on for one

32.4

Naeem Islam to Kohli, no run

32.5

Naeem Islam to Kohli, FOUR, Kohli is dealing in the exquisite stuff, exclusively. Another wristy flourish as he gets across and caresses the cherry with almost reluctant minimalism. All timing. Still, it sped away.

32.6

Naeem Islam to Kohli, FOUR, and now a short ball, things aren't looking good for Bangladesh. This one was turning down the leg and though it kept low, Kohli managed to crouch and pull powerfully.

India 219/2   V Kohli 38* (34b 5x4)
33.3

Rubel Hossain to Kohli, 2 runs, on Kohli's pads as it tails in, he gets his front pad across and clips behind square for a couple. Superb running, convincing a reluctant Sehwag for the second.

33.4

Rubel Hossain to Kohli, no run, ooh, words exchanged! I don't think there is much difference between Bangla and Hindi when it comes to swearing. Back of a length and it keeps low outside off as Kohli looks to force it through covers. Rubel fields and says something. Kohli responds with interest.

33.5

Rubel Hossain to Kohli, 1 run, this time Kohli gets the single, he taps to the leg side and gives it to mid on

India 223/2   V Kohli 41* (37b 5x4)
34.3

Shafiul Islam to Kohli, no run, the crowd roars as Kohli punches the ball back towards the bowler, it was a bump ball though

34.4

Shafiul Islam to Kohli, 2 runs, full on middle and leg, tucked towards deep midwicket, Kohli pushes Sehwag into coming back for a second, and claps his partner on as sprints through

34.5

Shafiul Islam to Kohli, 2 runs, and Kohli makes Sehwag race through for two more after punching it wide of long-on

34.6

Shafiul Islam to Kohli, (no ball) 1 run, a high full toss, over waist high, Kohli negotiates that by tapping it to the leg side

India 235/2   V Kohli 46* (41b 5x4)
35.1

Rubel Hossain to Kohli, no run, ooh, Bangladesh nearly had a wicket there, Kohli looking to guide the ball through cover, gets an inside edge past the stumps

35.2

Rubel Hossain to Kohli, 1 run, a lovely wristy stroke from Kohli, sends the ball from outside off towards square leg

35.5

Rubel Hossain to Kohli, 1 run, Kohli is mastering the inside-edge here, another attempted forceful shot through the off sneaks towards backward square leg

India 245/2   V Kohli 48* (44b 5x4)
36.1

Abdur Razzak to Kohli, 1 run, Kohli moves on to 49 by easing Razzak towards mid-off for a single

India 246/2   V Kohli 49* (45b 5x4)
37.3

Rubel Hossain to Kohli, 1 run, Kohli, the man in form shows why it was the right move to pick him ahead of Raina, by making his half-century, pushing the ball towards midwicket to get to the milestone off 46 deliveries

37.5

Rubel Hossain to Kohli, no run, a painful blow for Kohli, who looks to pull and gets a bottom-edge to be hit where it hurts the most

37.6

Rubel Hossain to Kohli, 1 run, bouncer to end the over, pulled towards mid-on

India 265/2   V Kohli 51* (48b 5x4)
38.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Kohli, no run, makes room and punches the ball back to the bowler

38.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Kohli, 1 run, punched towards extra cover where a misfield allows a single

38.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Kohli, 1 run, a flat batted swat from Kohli towards long-on

India 268/2   V Kohli 53* (51b 5x4)
39.1

Mahmudullah to Kohli, 1 run, Kohli gets on the back foot and swats the ball to long-on

39.3

Mahmudullah to Kohli, no run, makes room and carves the ball towards cover

39.4

Mahmudullah to Kohli, no run, and once more, Kohli gets on the back foot and slices the ball towards cover, can't beat the man

39.5

Mahmudullah to Kohli, 1 run, this time he gets the placement right to get a single to cover

India 275/2   V Kohli 55* (55b 5x4)
40.4

Naeem Islam to Kohli, no run, a pull from Kohli that doesn't beat the man at midwicket

40.5

Naeem Islam to Kohli, 1 run, drilled along the ground for a single

India 284/2   V Kohli 56* (57b 5x4)
41.4

Mahmudullah to Kohli, SIX, Kohli joins in the fun, he deposits this one from Mahmudullah over midwicket as India close in on 300

41.5

Mahmudullah to Kohli, FOUR, short from Mahmudullah, Kohli spots it early and gets on the backfoot and pummells it over midwicket for four

41.6

Mahmudullah to Kohli, 1 run, Kohli keeps strike by pushing the ball towards long-off for a single

India 301/2   V Kohli 67* (60b 6x4 1x6)
42.1

Abdur Razzak to Kohli, 2 runs, hammered to deep extra cover by Kohli

42.2

Abdur Razzak to Kohli, no run, Kohli moves well beyond leg, and carves the ball towards backward point, 'No' he calls immediately to Gambhir

42.3

Abdur Razzak to Kohli, 1 run, not exactly where he wanted to get it, still gets a single, to long-off

42.5

Abdur Razzak to Kohli, 1 run, another single, Bangladesh won't mind this, Kohli guides the ball towards cover

India 306/2   V Kohli 71* (64b 6x4 1x6)
43.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Kohli, 1 run, length ball outside off, swatted with disdain towards mid-on by Kohli

43.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Kohli, 2 runs, Kohli has quietly moved along to 74 off 66 on his World Cup debut, gets two more to wide long-on

43.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Kohli, FOUR, terrific timing from Kohli, he gets on the backfoot and flat bats it past midwicket for a boundary, this is relentless from India, on a pitch that isn't exactly a batting paradise

43.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Kohli, 1 run, Kohli punches this one towards cover to get a single

India 319/2   V Kohli 79* (68b 7x4 1x6)
44.1

Abdur Razzak to Kohli, 1 run, Kohli gets his front leg out of the way and carves the ball towards deep cover

44.3

Abdur Razzak to Kohli, 1 run, Kohil eases this one towards long-on for a single

India 322/2   V Kohli 81* (70b 7x4 1x6)
45.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Kohli, no run, Kohli gets a bottom-edge as he looks to cut this one towards cover

45.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Kohli, SIX, classy hit from Kohli, down the the track and gets to the pitch, elegantly swings the bat to sends the ball straight over the bowler's head

45.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Kohli, no run, full and wide, Kohli reaches out for it and chops it towards backward point

India 340/2   V Kohli 87* (73b 7x4 2x6)
46.2

Rubel Hossain to Kohli, FOUR, CLASS, what a shot from Kohli, a low full toss and Kohli eases it between the bowler and mid-off, hardly seems like the innings of a man playing his first World Cup innings, stunning timing on that

46.3

Rubel Hossain to Kohli, 1 run, a slower ball outside off, Kohli opens the face to try guide the ball towards third man, doesn't get it far enough to beat the keeper, Mushfiqur dives to stop it, and makes a painful stop as the ball ricochets of his keeping gloves onto his face

46.5

Rubel Hossain to Kohli, 1 wide, down the leg side for a wide, Bangladesh get your lines right

46.5

Rubel Hossain to Kohli, 1 run, short of length outside off, stayed low that, Kohli whips it towards deep midwicket

India 349/2   V Kohli 93* (76b 8x4 2x6)
47.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Kohli, no run, full and wide outside off, just within legal limits

47.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Kohli, 1 run, cracked towards deep point for a single

India 355/2   V Kohli 94* (78b 8x4 2x6)
48.1

Rubel Hossain to Kohli, 2 runs, short of length ball on offstump, tucked towards midwicket for a very sharp two, Yusuf was a goner if there had been a direct hit

48.2

Rubel Hossain to Kohli, 1 run, length ball outside off, punched past the bowler for a single

48.4

Rubel Hossain to Kohli, 1 run, another short ball, Kohli plays an ungainly shot towards short fine, scampers a single

India 363/3   V Kohli 98* (81b 8x4 2x6)
49.1

Shafiul Islam to Kohli, 1 run, Kohli moves to 99 by flaying the ball towards sweeper cover, he wants to come back for a second but there isn't time

49.5

Shafiul Islam to Kohli, 1 run, a huge moment for the young man, chips the ball towards mid-on to pick up a single which gives him a century on World Cup debut, the first time he has reached triple-digits in the first innings, whether he should be included in the XI was hotly debated, there won't be a debate any more, Kohli punches the air, removes his helmet and raises his bat as he savours the moment

India 370/3   V Kohli 100* (83b 8x4 2x6)
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