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Highlights, IND vs BAN, World Cup Warm-up Match: India beat Bangladesh by 95 runs in Cardiff

IND vs BAN: Live Cricket Score, India vs Bangladesh, 2019 World Cup Warm-up Match, Get Live Scores and Match Updates as India take on Bangladesh Live in Cardiff.

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New Delhi Updated on: May 28, 2019 23:40 IST
Live Cricket Score, India vs Bangladesh, World Cup Warm-up
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Live Cricket Score, India vs Bangladesh, World Cup Warm-up Match

India vs Bangladesh, World Cup Warm-up Match

Highlights, India vs Bangladesh, World Cup Warm-up Match: Hello and welcome to our live blog of the 2019 ICC World Cup Warm-up match as India take on neighbours Bangladesh at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. A comprehensive victory for India in the end. This match has cancelled out any fears Indian supporters and think tank would have had regarding the team. Bangladesh, meanwhile, have a few things to think about and would be hoping that it was just a one-off before the World Cup. You can get all the live scores, live match updates and ball by ball commentary here at IndiaTV. (Match Scorecard)

India vs Bangladesh, World Cup Warm-up Match from Cardiff: IND (359/7) beat BAN (264 in 49.3 overs) by 95 runs 

23.42 IST: As for India's bowling, 7 bowlers were used in total. Hardik Pandya did not bowl any over in this game and the four seamers, Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar, Shami and Vijay Shankar bowled just 20 overs between them. Jasprit Bumrah was the only pacer though to get into the wickets column with his 2. The day though belonged to the Indian spinners, especially the two front line wrist spinners. Chahal and Kuldeep bowled 20 overs amongst themselves and picked up 3 wickets each. Jadeja too picked up a wicket in his 9.3 overs. But Kuldeep picking up wickets would have boosted his confidence after he went through a lean patch. Overall it was a good day for the Indian players ahead of the start of the mega event.


23.40 IST: Chasing 360, Bangladesh got off to a solid starts. With both openers, Soumya Sarkar and Liton Das getting off to a good start. Sarkar though could not continue and got dismissed to Bumrah. Shakib who came next went out for a golden duck. Rahim and Liton Das though then steadied the ship with a 120 run-stand with both batsmen getting to their respective fifties. But after that Bangladesh kept losing wickets in regular intervals and never actually looked to get close to India's total.

23.38 IST: Comprehensive victory for India in the end. This match has cancelled out any fears Indian supporters and think tank would have had regarding the team. Bangladesh, meanwhile, have a few things to think about and would be hoping that it was just a one-off before the World Cup.

23.30 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Rubel Hossain, OUT! He is well short! Dinesh Karthik has removed the bails and the dive from Mehidy will not save him. INDIA WIN BY 95 RUNS!!! A flatter ball on middle, another huge swipe across the line from Rubel and he misses again. The ball goes off the pads and between slip and keeper. The batsmen complete 2 runs easily but Mehidy wants the third to come back on strike. The fielder in the deep throws to the keeper's end where Karthik removes the bails and appeals. The square leg umpire takes it upstairs and the replays show us that this ball will be final one of the World Cup warm-ups! A commanding performance from India!

23.25 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal to Mohammad Saifuddin, OUT! Chahal gets his third of the day. He tosses it up outside off, Saifuddin looks to heave it over the leg side but gets a top edge which lobs up towards the point region.

23.16 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal to Mehidy Hasan, SIX! What a shot! Mehidy showing he is no mug with the bat. A flighted ball outside off, Hasan runs down the track and lifts the ball over the bowler's head. Into the sightscreen!

23.11 IST: Vijay Shankar to Mohammad Saifuddin, FOUR! Brute power here from Saifuddin. Shankar bowls it on a length outside off, Saifuddin smashes it through mid off for a boundary.

*Vijay Shankar has been handed the ball

*Yuzvendra Chahal into the attack

22.55 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Sabbir Rahman, OUT! They are falling like nine-pins now. A flatter one on off, fired in quick by Jadeja as he sees Sabbir backing away. The batsman wanted to cut this away but gets an inside edge onto the off stump. The Tigers have lost 3 wickets for no run!

*Mohammad Saifuddin is the new man in

22.50 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Mosaddek Hossain, OUT! Two in two. Third time in this innings a bowler is on a hat-trick. The last one was flighted and spinning in to the right-hander. This one spins away from the batter. Hossain comes down the track to stroke it. He misses it completely and Dinesh Karthik behind the stumps takes the bails off in a flash. Third wicket in this game for Kuldeep. Dhoni with the bat and Kuldeep now with the ball. The warning has been sent the the rest of the teams. Can he get a hat-trick now?

*Mosaddek Hossain next man in

22.49 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT! Mushfiqur Rahim departs in the nervous 90. Just as they say one brings another and that's the case here for Kuldeep. He wonderfully flights this one on middle and off. It spins in to the right-hander. Rahim looks to play the sweep but the ball goes between the bat and pad and onto the stumps.

22.45 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Mushfiqur Rahim, SIX! 4, 2 and 6 off the first 3 balls! A flatter one on middle, Rahim comes well ahead before slog-sweeping this ball over deep square leg. The ball crosses the rope with ease.

22.43 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR! A drag down from Jadeja, pulled away past short fine leg for a boundary by Rahim. Good shot.

22.42 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Sabbir Rahman, NOT OUT! Review time! Height is not the factor but it umpire's call so Sabbir survives. A LBW appeal against Sabbir has been turned down. The ball was spinning in after landing outside off, probably was hitting in line as well. Looks like height could be the only factor!

22.40 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Sabbir Rahman, FOUR! Tossed up on off, Sabbir gets on one knee and sweeps it through square leg for a boundary.

*Sabbir Rahman walks out to bat now.

22.33 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Mahmudullah, OUT! Kuldeep gets a much-needed wicket. Beautifully bowled this by Kuldeep. He nicely tosses it up on off and the ball spins in wonderfully to the right-hander. Mahmuduallh comes down the track and looks to hit it over the bowler's head but gets nowhere close to the ball. The ball goes onto hit the leg stump. This might be the wicket that will end the debate regarding the spinner's form and will boost his confidence.

22.32 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Not in control of the shot but gets a boundary. Kuldeep floats it on middle, Mahmudullah looks to play the upper cut but it goes off the edge but over the slip fielder's head for a boundary.

*Kuldeep Yadav is brought to the attack.

22:25 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR! He is a master of the square cut against spin yells Manjrekar on air and is he or what? A short ball outside off, Rahim backs away and slashes this ball wide of point. Finds the gap and the fence as well.

22:22 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR! Mushfiqur wanted to sweep, but the ball took an upper edge and went over MS Dhoni behind the stumps.

22:18 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal to Mohammad Mithun, OUT! Two in two balls, the second time this innings. Mithun departs on the first ball he faces and Chahal gets his second wicket. A googly first up landing outside off and spinning inward, Mohammad looks to flick it away but misses the ball. Gets rapped low and right in front of middle stump on the back pad. The finger goes up in an instant. Double blow for the Tigers.

22:15 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal to Liton Das, OUT! Stumped! The blow has caused a loss in concentration from Liton Das. A flighted leg spinner outside off, Das comes down the ground to lift it over covers but the ball spins away and beats his bat. Dhoni completes the formalities as Liton has no chance of coming back. The stand of 120 is broken! It was a good stand but off the pace a bit.

22:14 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR! Swept away wide of deep mid-wicket. A flighted ball on middle, Rahim gets really low and plays the sweep beautifully in front of square. Beats the fielder in the deep.

22:09 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Liton Das, Jadeja getting good bounce and turn, but this one hits Liton on his neck and he looks in some pain.

22:02 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal to Liton Das, FOUR! Short and pulled away. A drag down from Chahal on middle, Das goes back in his crease before pulling it away wide of deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

21.55 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal to Liton Das, FOUR! Once again Das plays the sweep and gets a boundary. He gets a tossed up ball on off, Liton sweeps it towards backward square leg and gets a boundary.

21.51 IST: Vijay Shankar to Mushfiqur Rahim, SIX! What a shot! Nothing wrong with the delivery. He bowls it on a length around off. But Rahim is in such good form that he makes this look like a bad ball and drives it through covers for a boundary.

21.50 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal to Liton Das, FOUR! Swept and swept hard. Chahal tosses it up on off, Das gets on his knee and sweeps it wide of Dhawan at deep square leg. He was well inside the rope. Had he been on the edge he might have had a chance.

21.50 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal to Liton Das, FOUR! FIFTY! Fifty for Liton Das. He does not get there in a convincing fashion but he will take it. Shorter leg spinner pitching around off, Das looks to cut but gets a thick outside edge.

*Yuzvendra Chahal into the attack

21.33 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Liton Das, FOUR! Good use of the feet but it was an opportunity for the bowler. Liton comes down the ground to this flighted ball outside off,

21.27 IST: Vijay Shankar to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR! Poor start from Shankar. He bowls a length ball outside off, Mushfiqur just easily guides it down to the vacant third man region for a boundary. 

21.21 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR! Rahim takes the risk and it pays off. A length ball on off, Mushfiqur runs down the track before lifting the ball over mid off. It takes a couple of bounces before going to the rope.

21.04 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Liton Das, FOUR! Short on middle, Liton pulls this away over mid-wicket. The ball reaches the boundary even though it is not too well-timed.*Kuldeep Yadav has the ball now for India

*Mushfiqur Rahim is the next man in

20.49 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Shakib Al Hasan​, OUT! Bowled 'em! That is some ball from Bumrah. It is not the first time he has bowled a superb yorker but whenever he does it is just awesome to watch. It is on middle and leg, Shakib looks to play it but gets beaten comprehensively.

*Shakib Al Hasan is the new man in

20.49 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Soumya Sarkar, OUT! Bumrah strikes! Just like he has in so many occasions. Good length ball outside off, the ball comes in after pitching. Sarkar looks to cut but gets a feather of an inside edge. Dinesh Karthik behind the stumps takes an easy catch. Bumrah and all the other Indian players go up in appeal. The umpire thinks for a bit but then finally raises his finger. They check for the no ball and it is clean so Sarkar continues his walk back.

20.38 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Liton Das, FOUR! The idea to intimidate Das with a bouncer backfires. Bumrah bangs it in short, Liton gets on top of the bounce and whacks his pull over mid-wicket for a boundary.

20.37 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Liton Das, FOUR!  Excellent shot! Full outside off, Liton saw the mid off was inside the circle so he just drives it through mid off for a boundary.

20.19 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Souma Sarkar, FOUR! Edged but Sarkar won't mind. Good length ball going away from the southpaw. Sarkar looks to drive but gets a thick outside edge which flies through the second slip for a boundary.

20.18 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Souma Sarkar, FOUR! Full on off, Sarkar picks the length early and drives it through cover-point. The fielder gives it a chase but comes second best as the ball beats him to the fence.

20.13 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Liton Das, FOUR! Good shot. Length ball outside off, Das hits it over point. He was in control of that shot all along and gets a boundary.

*Jasprit Bumrah has the other new ball in his hand

20.06 IST: Mohammed Shami to Soumya Sarkar, SIX! This is even better! Shami overcompensates his length and bowls it short. Sarkar was waiting for it and he just guides it over the slip's head over the third man fence for a maximum. 12 runs off the first over. Solid start from Bangladesh.

20.06 IST: Mohammed Shami to Soumya Sarkar, FOUR! What a way to get off the mark. Shami overpitches it on off, Sarkar gets on his front foot and drives it exquisitely through mid off for a boundary.

20.01 IST: We are back for the chase. The umpires walk out followed by the Indian team. Dinesh Karthik will be donning the keeper's gloves just like the first warm-up game for India. The two openers for Bangladesh are Liton Das and Soumya Sarkar. No Tamim, hmmm... Liton is on strike first up and will face Mohammed Shami. Let's play!

19.36 IST: Enter MS Dhoni, a pushed cover-drive four off the second ball he faced showed that he meant business. Along with KL Rahul who looked absolutely stunning in the middle, the former Indian skipper added 164. The Karnataka lad, Rahul brought up his century while showing an array of excellent and eye-pleasing shots! He was dismissed soon though but his partner, Dhoni took on the baton of scoring the quick runs and accelerated from there. He reached his 100 as well and with the help of cameos from Hardik Pandya and Dinesh Karthik in the end, ensured India reached 350-plus!

19.34 IST: After being put into bat first, India lost their first wicket really early as Dhawan departed getting LBW to Mustafizur. Rohit Sharma too did not look at all comfortable in his stay of 19 out in the middle. The Indian skipper, Virat Kohli looked ominous while he was there but fell against the run of play and when Shankar fell as the fourth wicket, it looked like the Indians would end up with a below-par total once more.

19.32 IST: India have absolutely punched their way back into this game. After being 102/4 at the end of the 22nd over, they have finished with a massive 359/7! All thanks to smashing tons from Lokesh Rahul and the legend, MS Dhoni. Both of them took the Bangladeshi bowlers to cleaners and hit them to all parts of the park and ensured that India end up with a really strong total on the board.



19.29 IST: Shakib Al Hasan to Ravindra Jadeja, FOUR!

19.28 IST: Shakib Al Hasan to Ravindra Jadeja, SIX! 
Jadeja has demolished it over the long on fence for a biggie.

*Ravindra Jadeja is the next man in

19.24 IST: Shakib Al Hasan to MS Dhoni, OUT! Bowled! End of an excellent knock from MS Dhoni. Once again Dhoni looks to come down the track and heave it over the bowler's head. He misses it and the ball goes onto disturb the timber.

19.24 IST: Abu Jayed to MS Dhoni, SIX! YES IT IS A MAXIMUM! Over fine leg! A short ball on the body, Dhoni swivels and pulls it away over deep fine leg. The boundary is really short there and the ball ends up in the crowd. Carnage!

19.23 IST: Abu Jayed to Dinesh Karthik, FOUR! Karthik gets into the act now. A fuller one on middle, Dinesh goes really deep in the crease so that he can get under the ball. Hits it through mid-wicket and splits the gap between the two men in the deep. Boundary.

19.21 IST: Abu Jayed to MS Dhoni, SIX! HUNDRED! Dhoni gets to his century! What a way to get to the mark. MAHENDRA SINGH DHONI! Stand up and salute this man. A length ball on off, Dhoni smashes this way over the bowler's head and into the stands there. An excellent innings that will give him a massive boost going into the mega-tournament.

*Dinesh Karthik is the new man in

19.13 IST: Shakib Al Hasan to Hardik Pandya, OUT! Hardik holes out. His cameo comes to an end. Shakib after bowling two wides finally gets his line correct and tosses it up on middle and leg, Hardik swings his bat at it and looks to clear the man at long on. He hits it to the right of Sabbir Rahman but does not get the elevation he was looking for. Sabbir runs to his right and takes a good running catch.

19.11 IST: Shakib Al Hasan to Hardik Pandya, FOUR! In the air but in the gap. Floated on middle and leg, Hardik smashes it between deep mid-wicket and long on for a boundary.

19.11 IST: Shakib Al Hasan to Hardik Pandya, SIX! That is out of here. Shakib tosses it up on middle and leg, Hardik swings his bat at it and whacks it over the mid-wicket fence for a maximum.

19.10 IST: Shakib Al Hasan to Hardik Pandya, FIVE WIDES! Shakib bowls it down the leg side, Hardik looks to paddle it but misses. The ball goes between Mushfiqur's leg and into the fence for a boundary.

*Shakib Al Hasan to bowl the 48th over

19.09 IST: Rubel Hossain to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Moves to 99! Length ball on the body, Dhoni pulls it through backward square leg for a boundary.

19.07 IST: Rubel Hossain to MS Dhoni, SIX! That is out of the park again! A half-volley from Rubel, Dhoni has his eyes in and easily lifts this ball over long on. No doubt where the ball was going, always the other side of the rope. 300 up for India! Also, Dhoni is into his 90s now.

*Rubel Hossain to bowl the 47th over

19.02 IST: Sabbir Rahman to MS Dhoni, FOUR! This is a clean strike. He is demolishing the bowlers here. Short outside off, Dhoni smashes it over mid off for a boundary.

19.02 IST: Sabbir Rahman to MS Dhoni, DROPPED AND FOUR! Liton Das has dropped the dangerous Ms Dhoni here. Tossed up on middle and off, Dhoni looks to go over the man at long on. The bat flips in his hand as he tries to hit it.

19.01 IST: Sabbir Rahman to Hardik Pandya, FOUR! Jeez! That was hit with venom. Short and straight outside off, Hardik smacks it straight through the legs of the bowler for a boundary.

18.58 IST: Rubel Hossain to MS Dhoni, SIX! That has been deposited on the sightscreen. A half-volley outside off, Dhoni just reaches out and jabs this ball over long on. Huge! And that too with such ease.

*Hardik Pandya is the new man in

18.50 IST: Sabbir Rahman to Lokesh Rahul, OUT! Rahul has been bowled. A terrific knock comes to an end. Sabbir gets the centurion. A flatter one on leg, Rahul tries to come inside the line and sweep it over deep square leg but the ball keeps low and gets him on the glove before going onto the stumps. This has been a lovely innings though and makes a lot of things simpler in the Indian camp. Also, in the context of this game, India has moved to a strong position with the help of Lokesh's 100!

18.49 IST: Mustafizur Rahman to Lokesh Rahul, SIX! As soon as the ball hit the bat it was six. The sound it made was as sweet as sugar. Back of a length ball on off, Rahul pulls it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.

18.48 IST: Sabbir Rahman to Lokesh Rahul, HUNDRED FOR RAHUL! What an innings for him. What a time for it to come to. A flatter one outside off, driven to deep cover by Lokesh to get to the landmark. Such an important knock going into the World Cup. This inning has been full of class from him. If there were any doubts who might bat at number 4 for India, this innings should have quashed them.

18.43 IST: Mustafizur Rahman to Lokesh Rahul, SIX! 250 comes up with that maximum. Also, Rahul moves to 98 with that maximum. It is shorter in length, Rahul plays the pull and whacks it over square leg for a maximum.

18.32 IST: Mustafizur Rahman to KL Rahul, FOUR! Edge but they will take it however it comes. Length ball outside off, Rahul loks to slash it but gets an outside edge through the vacant slip cordon for a boundary.

*Mustafizur Rahman to bowl now

*Sabbir Rahman to have a go with the ball now.

18.23 IST: Mosaddek Hossain to MS Dhoni, SIX! Four first, now six! Vintage Dhoni time. A flighted ball on middle, Dhoni gives this a full swing of the bat, down on one knee. That was six from the time it left the bat. Ends up going out of the park over cow corner.

18.23 IST: Mosaddek Hossain to MS Dhoni, FOUR! FIFTY! That brings up the FIFTY FOR DHONI! What a way to get to it as well. Also, what a time for him to get into such form. A flatter one on the pads, Dhoni whips it over deep backward square leg for a boundary. Such a vital knock for the team and personally.



18.21 IST: Mehidy Hasan to KL Rahul, FOUR! Makes the full use of the free hit. He gets a floated ball on off, Rahul plays the reverse sweep through the third man region for a boundary.

18.18 IST: Mehidy Hasan to MS Dhoni, SIX! Don't bother looking this is out of here. Tossed up on off, it is under Dhoni's bat and he whacks it over mid-wicket for a maximum.

18.17 IST: Mosaddek Hossain to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Flatter on middle, Dhoni comes down the track and lifts this ball over mid-wicket. It flies away to the deep mid-wicket boundary. The acceleration is well and truly on from the Indians, 9 runs off this over. 1 shy of 200 now.

18.12 IST: Mehidy Hasan to KL Rahul, FOUR! Mehidy bowls it short outside off. He serves it on the plate for Rahul cuts it through point for a boundary.

18.07 IST: Mosaddek Hossain to MS Dhoni, FOUR! What a shot! Dhoni comes down the track and whips it wide of short fine leg for a boundary.

18.06 IST: Drinks break! Dhoni and Rahul have turned the game around and started India's fightback. The two have added 74 runs in just 60 balls and attacked the Bangladeshi spinners. Rahul in particular, has looked scintillating. Bangladesh, on the other hand, will not be too worried yet as the run-rate can still be controlled but they would love a wicket or two because they know that if these two continue till the 40th over or so, the ending can be destructive from India as Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja are still in the hut. An exciting final phase of this innings coming up... A bowling change after the break meanwhile for Bangladesh. Mosaddek Hossain is now into the attack.

17:59 IST: Mehidy Hasan to MS Dhoni, SIX! Get some rest, Rahul. It's Dhoni's turn now. Flighted delivery outside off, and Dhoni sends it beyond the boundary.

17:58 IST: Shakib Al Hasan to KL Rahul, FOUR! Exactly the over India needed. Wrong line from Shakib again, as Rahul sweeps it towards deep backward square leg.

17:56 IST: Shakib Al Hasan to KL Rahul, SIX! Rahul goes big, once again to Shakib Al Hasan. A flighted ball outside off, Lokesh takes full toll of the overpitched nature of the delivery and flies above the sightscreen and out of the park. Huge! The ball will take some retrieving.

17:55 IST: Shakib Al Hasan to KL Rahul, FOUR! Almost a gift for KL this time, as Shakib bowls short. Rahul pulls it sweetly towards the gap.

17:51 IST: Mehidy Hasan to KL Rahul, FOUR-WIDES! A clever leave by KL Rahul, as he swiftly puts his body away from the ball as it turns.

17:49 IST: Shakib Al Hasan to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Dhoni steps out of the crease this time and uses his wrist to send it over the mid-wicket.

17:46 IST: Mehidy Hasan to MS Dhoni, three runs from the over as Dhoni plays cautiously.

17.41 IST: Abu Jayed to Lokesh Rahul, FIFTY! Two runs for Rahul and he gets to his fifty.

17.40 IST: Abu Jayed to Lokesh Rahul, FOUR! No one moves when Rahul hits the ball like that. A length ball outside off, Lokesh leans into the drive as he just pushes the ball past extra-cover with superlative timing. Picks up another boundary.

17.33 IST: Shakib Al Hasan to KL Rahul, SIX! Welcome to the attack, Shakib. A short ball on middle, Rahul goes back and pulls this way over deep mid-wicket. He has his eye well in here and will not miss out on half-trackers like that.

*Shakib Al Hasan has been introduced into the attack

17.28 IST: Rubel Hossain to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Dhoni is off the mark in style. What a shot. A length ball just outside off, nothing wrong with the ball. Dhoni just quite remarkably just comes ahead and pushes this ball in the gap through covers. The ball is so well-timed the only running the fielders had to do was to get the ball back from the other side of the rope.

17.27 IST: Abu Jayed to Lokesh Rahul, FOUR! Fabulous shot! Overpitched by Abu this time on off, driven past mid off by Rahul. The timing and placement is such that it reaches the boundary with ease. India reach Nelson.

17.24 IST: Abu Jayed to Lokesh Rahul, FOUR! What a shot! A length ball wide outside off, cut away hard by Rahul after backing away. The ball flies wide of point and beats third man with ease. Such control.

*MS Dhoni is the next man in

17.21 IST: Rubel Hossain to Vijay Shankar, OUT! Shankar departs. He has lost the opportunity to claim for a place in the playing eleven. A length ball outside off, Vijay looks to punch this off the back foot but gets an outside edge on its way through to the keeper. Rubel strikes for the second time today. Another budding partnership has been nipped. Bangladesh wresting good control in this game.

17.19 IST: Rubel Hossain to KL Rahul, FOUR! Rahul is looking incredible in the middle. Short on off, Rahul stands tall and pulls this away with ease wide of deep mid-wicket. It was well-controlled. He is not going to be dictated terms to. The 100 comes up for India.

17.12 IST: Mohammad Saifuddin to KL Rahul, FOUR! That was four the moment he hit it. Saifuddin bowls it on a length on off, Rahul picks the length early and pulls it over square leg wide of the fielder in the deep for a boundary.

17.10 IST: Rubel Hossain to KL Rahul, FOUR! Short, wide and punished. Rubel bowls it outside off, Rahul frees his arm and slashes it over covers for a boundary.

*Vijay Shankar is the new man in

17.04 IST: Mohammad Saifuddin to Virat Kohli, OUT! The Indian supporters here in Cardiff have gone silent here. Saifuddin bowls it full on middle and off, Virat shuffles across and looks to flick but it flicks his pad and goes onto disturb the stumps.

17.01 IST: Rubel Hossain to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Rubel bowls it full on the pads. He was asking to be hit there. Kohli obligies and thrashes his flick through mid-wicket for a boundary.

16.55 IST: Drinks break! Bangladesh holding things quite tightly here in this game so far after their skipper elected to bowl first. They have sent back both the Indian openers. As for India, their skipper has looked in real good touch but he will need support from the other end if they have to improve the scoring rate. The next passage of play will be a vital one!

16.49 IST:  Rubel Hossain to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Poor ball and Kohli takes full toll. On the middle and leg stump line, easy pickings for a batsman of this caliber. Virat comes inside the line and glances it away to deep fine leg for a boundary.

16.47 IST: Rubel Hossain to Virat Kohli, FOUR! That was a deliberate shot but was too close for comfort! A length ball outside off, Kohli wanted to run this down to third man but it goes uppishly and too close to the slip fielder. The fielder though cannot get a hand to the ball despite the dive and it runs away to the third man boundary.

16.40 IST: Rubel Hossain to Lokesh Rahul, Good ball to the new batsman. On top of middle, Rahul defends it with soft hands back down to the bowler.

* Lokesh Rahul walks out to bat at number 4.

16.38 IST: Rubel Hossain to Rohit Sharma, OUT! Chopped on! Rohit's tough stay in the middle has been brought to an end by Rubel Hossain. The change of bowling has worked. A short length ball outside off, Rohit plays a lazy pull but the ball does not bounce as much as he expects. Also looks like he was a little late on that shot. The ball goes off the under edge and onto the stumps. Bangladesh have a good grip on the game now. IND 50/2 in 13.3 overs

16.30 IST: Mashrafe Mortaza to Virat Kohli, Five wides! A bouncer on leg stump from Mortaza, Virat goes ahead initially to play the ball but it bounces really too high and over the head of Kohli. The keeper cannot hold onto the ball either with a dive. The ball goes away behind to the rope. Free runs for India. IND 47/1 in 11.4 overs

16.28 IST: Mashrafe Mortaza to Rohit Sharma, Thick inside edge! A length ball outside off, Rohit comes ahead to punch this through cover but the ball goes off the inside edge to backward square leg! A single is taken.

16.24 IST: Mohammad Saifuddin to Rohit Sharma, Oh luck going India's way at the moment. Length ball on off, it keeps low after pitching. Rohit defends it with soft hands and it goes to second slip on a bounce.

* Powerplay 2 time! Four fielders can be kept outside the 30-yard circle till the end of the 40th over. Meanwhile, there is a change in bowling, Mohammad Saifuddin replaces Mustafizur Rahman.

16.19 IST: Mashrafe Mortaza to Virat Kohli, OH! Good length ball outside off, Kohli comes down the track and looks to hit it on the off side. He misses, Mushfiqur behind the stumps looks to hit the stumps with an underarm throw but he misses.

16.16 IST: Mustafizur Rahman to Virat Kohli, 3 runs! Good running between the sticks. Length ball on off, Kohli gets on top of the ball and drives it through cover. The long boundary there does not take it to the fence but they get three once again. These two are good runnners between the wicket. IND 32/1 in 9 overs

16.15 IST: Mustafizur Rahman to Virat Kohli, Back of a length ball on the body, Kohli plays a very controlled pull towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

16.09 IST: Mortaza to Rohit! FOUR! Misfielding helps Rohit claim a boundary on his drive. Full on off, Rohit drives it through mid off. The boundaries are big on that side of the field but such is the timing of Rohit Sharma that it still crosses the ropes. IND 25/1 in 7.3 overs

16.07 IST: Mustafizur Rahman to Virat Kohli, Good quick single again from these two. Back of a length ball on off, Kohli tucks it to mid-wicket and sets off for a run. IND 19/1 in 6.4 overs

16.02 IST: Mashrafe Mortaza to Virat Kohli, Almost a run out there! Length ball on the pads, Kohli flicks it to fine leg and takes a run. Rohit gets off for the second but Kohli sends him back. He makes his ground quickly and safely back home.

16.00 IST: Mustafizur Rahman to Virat Kohli, Excellent shot to finish the over. This will give the Indian skipper good confidence. Length ball on off, Kohli drives it magnificently through covers. The boundaries are big on that side so he does not get four but they run three. IND 16/1 in 5 overs

15.57 IST: Mustafizur to Kohli, FOUR! Edged and a lucky boundary for India. All the Indian supporters had their heart in their mouth there. Length ball moving away from the batsman. It is on the off stump line. Kohli has had issues facing such deliveries in the past. Mustafizur does everything right but the first slip region is vacant and Kohli gets a boundary IND 11/1 in 4.4 overs

Cheers around the ground as the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli walks out to bat at number 3!

15.50 IST: Mustafizur Rahman to Shikhar Dhawan, OUT! Yes, something has happened. Something big. Bangladesh have got the first breakthrough. Mustafizur has got the reward for troubling Dhawan throughout this over. Length ball pitching on middle and coming in to the southpaw. Dhawan looks to flick it but misses and gets hit on the pads. Bangladesh players put in a big appeal and the umpire after a few thought raises his finger. Dhawan does not take the review. Good decision as it looked plumb. IND 5/1 in 2.5 overs

15.47 IST: Mustafizur Rahman to Shikhar Dhawan, Good ball. Full and pace just outside off. The ball swings away after hitting the deck. Dhawan looks to defend but gets beaten.

15.46 IST: Mashrafe Mortaza to Rohit Sharma, This time gets a little bit of away swing though he induces it late. It is outside off, Rohit once again leaves it. The ball swings away after it goes past the stumps towards the keeper.

15.44 IST: Mashrafe Mortaza to Shikhar Dhawan, Once again he bowls it on the pads, Dhawan looks to flick but it goes off the thigh pad towards square leg and they take a leg bye.

* Skipper, Mashrafe Mortaza to bowl from the other end with the second new ball. He will start from around the wicket.

15.42 IST: Mustafizur Rahman to Rohit Sharma, Pulls his length back slightly on this occasion. It is once again on off, Rohit defends it to the man at cover.

15.40 IST: UPDATE! The players are seen walking back out to the middle. Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma will resume batting, with the latter on strike. Mustafizur to bowl the third ball of the opening over. Let's play!!!

15.12 IST: UPDATE! There is a steady drizzle that has begun. After just two balls. Not what we wanted to see but let us hope that this is a passing shower. The rain has got heavier and in come the covers.

15.08 IST: Mustafizur Rahman to Rohit Sharma, India are off the mark straightaway. Mustafizur bowls it on a length first up. It goes with the angle, Rohit taps it through covers and gets three as the fielder gives it a chase. Solid start from Rohit.

15.04 IST: UPDATE!  Good news, the covers are being taken off and play will resume anytime soon. Finally we are all set to begin. The umpires are out in the middle. The Bangladesh players follow them onto the field. Out walk the Indian opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan.

14.47 IST: UPDATE: There is a slight drizzle and the pitch has been covered for now.

PITCH REPORT - Michael Slater is the pitch analyst. He says that there is a little bit of greenness on the surface which was also used between South Africa and Sri Lanka earlier. Sourav Ganguly joining him, reminds us that in that game, most wickets were off the short pitch delivery. 

Sourav Ganguly though says that the pacers will be better off trying to get the ball up and making it swing as there will be assistance for them early on. He feels that it is a good toss for Bangladesh to win. Sourav though reckons that with the sun coming out, the deck will become a batting beauty later on. Slater feels that it is a big day for both sides. Ganguly signs off by stating it is especially a big day for India, as batting first will be difficult and these are ideal conditions to prepare for India.

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Abu Jayed

India Batting: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Lokesh Rahul, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni(w), Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal

India skipper, Virat Kohli says that they were looking to bowl first as well. He states that they did test themselves in the first game under difficult conditions but now if they are batting first, they will try to do their best having already got a hang of conditions. About the previous game, Kohli mentions that they played a practice game within 2 days of coming to England and it is not easy to do that. Virat states that they have played lot of cricket and are in good frame and that they have time to their first game so he is not too worried. About the team combination, the Indian skipper informs that Kedar Jadhav is still not available today but Vijay Shankar is fit and hence they will be playing 14 instead of the 13 who played last time around.

TOSS: Bangladesh win toss, opt to bowl against India in Cardiff

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the World Cup warm-up match as India take on neighbours and rivals Bangladesh live at Cardiff. The TOSS will take place at 2.30 PM IST and play will commence from 3.00 PM IST. Stay tuned for all the live updates. 

Brief Preview: The top-order will ideally like an extended session in the middle but injured Kedar Jadhav and Vijay Shankar's lack of game time will certainly be a bigger worry for India ahead of their final World Cup warm-up game against Bangladesh on Tuesday. 'The top-heavy Indian line-up flattered to deceive in bowling-friendly conditions at the Oval as Trent Boult troubled them with both swing and seam movement. The six-wicket defeat against New Zealand, however, won't be a big worry for Virat Kohli as he has some bigger issues to take care of. (READ FULL PREVIEW HERE)

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