Player of the Match
Player of the Match
224dThe Bulletin by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Dhoni and Kohli seal comfortable win for India

A commendable performance with the bat, followed by an inspired opening burst wasn't enough for Bangladesh to pull off a surprise win against India at the Shere Bangla National Stadium

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MS Dhoni
101(107) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 30 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
6 6 14 11 27 21 14 2
V Kohli
91(102) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 28 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 6 9 11 11 10 22 22

Best performances - Bowlers

Yuvraj Singh
O10
M0
R33
W1
Eco3.30
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Nehra
O6
M0
R44
W1
Eco7.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Bangladesh , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

7 January 2010 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

India 4, Bangladesh 0

That's it from us. Cheers

Presentation
MS Dhoni, Man of the Match "Not really [if he likes to bat under pressure]. Given an option, I wouldn't. Of course we had the second Powerplay, so we knew we were never behind the rate, we just needed to keep wickets in hand. If we want to be No. 1, we need to do better with with ball and in the field. Today's best bowler was Yuvraj, and that's not really a good sign."

Shakib Al Hasan "We are getting runs consistently, that's a plus for us. When we got early wickets, we thought we had a chance, but they got a good partnership, all credit to them."

So heartbreak for Bangladesh, jailbreak for India. Dhoni and Kohli help India escape an embarrassing defeat, Bangladesh will wonder they let it slip away after they had India on the mat. It's perhaps in the initial stages of the Dhoni-Kohli partnership when they gave away singles too easily. Can't help but be reminded of this when Dhoni helped India escape in 2007.

47.3
4
Syed Rasel to Raina, FOUR runs, it's all over in Mirpur, Raina makes room and goes over point, making it look easy
47.2
1
Syed Rasel to Dhoni, 1 run, helped away to square leg for one
47.1
4
Syed Rasel to Dhoni, FOUR runs, Century for Dhoni, fulltoss, flicked away fine of short fine leg, efficient century, brings up efficient century, the team stands up for effort, it's knocks like this that get him the respect of the team

Nine of three overs. Dhoni needs four for century. Interesting

END OF OVER:
47 | 12 Runs | INDIA: 288/4 (9 runs required from 15 balls, RR: 6.12, RRR: 3.00)

  • SK Raina47 (42b)
  • MS Dhoni96 (105b)
  • Rubel Hossain9-0-60-1
  • Shakib Al Hasan10-0-45-1
46.6
6
Rubel Hossain to Raina, SIX runs, one short ball too many, and this is a softy too, chest high, not much pace, Raina gets under it and pulls it over square-leg boundary
46.5
2
Rubel Hossain to Raina, 2 runs, length ball, looks to slog, doesn't connect well, but gets two to wide of deep midwicket
46.4
2
Rubel Hossain to Raina, 2 runs, Raina top-edges a bouncer, always climbing into him, a good bouncer, clears short fine log, though
  • Dhoni calls for bowlers to lift

    MS Dhoni said the bowling needs to be better if the team is to rise to the top of the rankings

  • Kohli comes of age

    Virat Kohli threatened to go the Rohit Sharma way and waste his initial chances in a land with tough competition for middle-order spots, but his innings at Mirpur today has signalled his journey to maturity

  • Dhoni and Kohli seal comfortable win for India

    A commendable performance with the bat, followed by an inspired opening burst wasn't enough for Bangladesh to pull off a surprise win against India at the Shere Bangla National Stadium

India 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st28G GambhirV Sehwag
2nd21G GambhirV Kohli
3rd2Yuvraj SinghV Kohli
4th152MS DhoniV Kohli
5th94MS DhoniSK Raina