India skipper Virat Kohli was strongly satisfied after winning their second warm-up game against Bangladesh of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. On Tuesday, a supremely confident defeating Bangladesh by 240 runs and setup for the mega tournament in a forceful style and warning for arch-rivals Pakistan.
India creates short work against their sub-continental neighbour where they bowl them out for 84 in 23.5 overs at the Oval after piling up a commanding 324/7.
The 28-year-old India’s skipper Kohli said that all-win record in warm-up games was the perfect preparation ahead of the marquee clash against Pakistan on June 4. Later, India defeated New Zealand by 45 runs (D/L method) in the first warm-up game.
After the match, skipper Kohli said “Very pleased. We got what we wanted in both the games. Last game as well; the bowlers did a fantastic job. As soon as the cloud cover comes in, it becomes increasingly difficult for the batsman. Not taking anything from out bowlers. But it gets very difficult.”
It was an all-rounder performance where they beat Bangladesh with solid batting by the opening batsman from Umesh Yadav (3/16 in 5 overs) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3/13 in 5 overs).
Others batsman like Dinesh Karthik had made a strong case for a middle-order slot with a classy 94 off 77 balls.
Shikhar Dhawan (60) got runs under his belt against a quality Bangladesh attack including Mustafizur Rahaman (1/53), Rubel Hossain (3/50) and Taskin Ahmed (0/45).
Hardik Pandya showed his value as an all-rounder with an equally impactful unbeaten 80 off 54 balls, which was tie with six boundaries and four huge sixes in the arc between midwicket and long on.