doesn't get more satisfying than that - a hundred and a win! Comes down the pitch and mistimes the on drive but still finds the big gap between mid-on and midwicket, the fielders were up
Kohli yet again making the best use of this opportunity. He should pick up the Man of the Series prize.
Facile win for India and good practice ahead of the final. They will need to tighten their death bowling. They ended up chasing more than what they would have expected. The batting needs no fine tuning at all. Al izz well.
We never got to see Bangladesh bat second. They had an opportunity against India earlier but Shakib had other ideas. Who knows, they could pulled off a win somewhere.
Here's the presentation.
Shakib: " Good to have a score under my belt. There was no dew today and I thought my spinners bowled better. Mahmudullah and some others have come good and it's a good sign for us. It's a learning curve for us."
Dhoni: "The whole team is in good form. Virat is learning, he made a few mistakes early in his career, really good to have him in form."
Kohli is the Man of the Match: "I'm lucky enough to playing at No.3 with this batting line-up. It's important for me to grab my chances, I used to get out after making starts. I'm learning from that."
Thanks for your company today. Join us for the final between India and Sri Lanka on Wednesday. It's goodbye from all of us here. Cheers.
on 98 now! Comes down the pitch and slams it down the ground to long-off
full on the off stump and pushed to long-on
Raina angles it down to third man and immediately calls for 2. How about a hundred for Kohli please?
rocks back and slaps it to sweeper cover
full on the leg stump and driven to mid-on
yet another life for Kohli! It's not Ashraful this time! Kohli gets a thick top edge as hr tries to whip it over midwicket, the ball drops in the middle of nowhere wide of mid-on
slower ball and cut down to deep point
full outside off and driven hard and firm straight to sweeper cover, Kohli wanted the second I think
punched down to mid-on
superb pull, Rasel hits the deck hard and Kohli meets the ball in front of his face and pulls, keeps it down and finds the gap at deep square leg
slower ball and gently dabbed wide of first slip
down the leg side and pulled to fine leg
reaches out and drives very firmly down to wide long-off
Dropped and it's Ashraful again! Oh dear! Raina pulls a short delivery and aims to clear deep midwicket, Ash had to run across to his right and he had it covered, dropped it on the dive, is it the lights or is it slightly misty out there? Could be the dew
stays back and clips it to square leg
another life for Kohli! Comes down the pitch to loft, misses it and Rahim fails to gather it, would have been an easy stumping
pushed straight to point
Dropped by Ashraful, he should have taken that, Kohli pulls it straight to deep midwicket, Ashraful had it covered though and cupped his hands in front of his face
|Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur|
|Toss||India, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match number||ODI no. 2942|
|Hours of play (local time)||14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-18.15, Second Session 18.15-21.45|
|Match days||11 January 2010 - daynight (50-over match)|
|Points||India 4, Bangladesh 0|