Player of the Match
Player of the Match

50 | 3 Runs | BDESH: 283/9 (88 runs required, RR: 5.66)

  • Rubel Hossain1 (6b)
  • Raqibul Hasan28 (28b)
  • Harbhajan Singh10-0-41-1
  • Munaf Patel10-0-48-4

Some super quotes there from Sehwag, speaks like he bats doesn't he! Right then, the World Cup is up and away .. We have a double header tomorrow. NZ v Kenya and Sri Lanka v Canada. Join us for both. On your way out, follow your team in the World Cup and get the latest news pushed straight to your Facebook wall. Click here for more. On behalf of Sid R, Raghav and Sanjay, this is Nitin Sundar signing off. Cheers!

Presentations time.

Sehwag is the Man of the Match: "It was a good start for the team, I have said this is a revenge game and we have won. I have said before Bangladesh are not good in Tests, but they can compete in ODIs, but today they could not. I was looking to bat long, maybe get a 100 in 30 overs and then go on. Special thanks to my physio for helping me, I was carrying a couple of injuries and they got me ready for this game. Well, the team - everyone did well, other than Sreesanth ... "

Dhoni: "Fielding department, we will need to contribute some more. While fielding, we will want to save around ten runs.. When you have lost a couple of wickets, you need to stabilise, and it was nice to see Sehwag and Kohli do that. As a team we fight injuries, so it is good to have a long break before the next game."

Shakib: "I think we bowled too many boundary balls and that cost us the game. Sehwag took it away, he played really well. Our fast bowlers were a bit rusty, hopefully they will come back well."

Sehwag has, as expected, been named as the Man of the Match. Munaf: "We have won, so very happy. Just focused on line and length, some slower balls in the slot, and I am working on my fitness." Even he can't hide a smile when he says, "My fitness is very good." ha!

Sharma (Ishant?): "I had Munaf Patel in my fantasy team. Until 8 hours before the match, when I decided Yuvraj Singh might be a better choice. Patel has 4 wickets and good economy, and Yuvraj has a catch. I don't like myself too much right now." Someone writes in saying Ian Chappell has Munaf, Sehwag, Tamim, Kohli and Shakib in his team. I wonder if he's leading the world right now.

GG: "M'Nuf Said!" Haha!

Harbhajan Singh to Rubel Hossain, no run, straightens from off and he stays back to poke it out to the off side. India imperiously surge to the top of the World Cup leader board. South Africa, England are co are level with Bangladesh, but have a game in hand. Hooha.

One final ball to go.

Harbhajan Singh to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, back of a length from round the wicket, and it is nudged behind square for one
Harbhajan Singh to Raqibul Hasan, no run, tossed up outside off, Hasan reaches out and defends to the off side
Harbhajan Singh to Rubel Hossain, 1 run, this one turns in from outside off and Rubel swipes with the spin over midwicket for a single
Harbhajan Singh to Rubel Hossain, no run, the topspinner, holds its line outside off and Rubel feels for it inside the line. Too good for him
Harbhajan Singh to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, full on leg stump and driven to long on for a single

49 | 1 Run 1 Wkt | BDESH: 280/9 (91 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 5.71, RRR: 91.00)

  • Rubel Hossain0 (3b)
  • Raqibul Hasan26 (25b)
  • Munaf Patel10-0-48-4
  • Zaheer Khan10-0-40-2
Patel to Rubel Hossain, no run, No five-for, but end of a nice spell from Munaf. Rubel lets one go, a foot outside off
Patel to Rubel Hossain, no run, and now a legcutter, on another day it would have got him a wicket. Rubel did well to cover the line with an adjustment of his feet.
Patel to Rubel Hossain, no run, gets the outside edge, but it scoots along too low for Yusuf to catch at the lone slip

Widish slip for Munaf. Can he get five?

Patel to Shafiul Islam, OUT, Harbhajan throws down the stumps and Shafiul has to go. Shafiul defends from leg stump, straight to Harbhajan swooping in from wide mid on, and Hasan sent him back. Harbhajan hit the stumps at the batsman's end and it was all over.

Shafiul Islam run out (Harbhajan Singh) 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Bangladesh 2nd innings Partnerships

56Tamim IqbalImrul Kayes
73Junaid SiddiqueTamim Iqbal
59Shakib Al HasanTamim Iqbal
46Mushfiqur RahimShakib Al Hasan
14Mushfiqur RahimRaqibul Hasan
13MahmudullahRaqibul Hasan
14Naeem IslamRaqibul Hasan
4Abdur RazzakRaqibul Hasan
1Raqibul HasanShafiul Islam
3Raqibul HasanRubel Hossain