Kohli achieves his 48th ODI century against Bangladesh in CWC 2023: IND vs BAN CWC 2023 Interesting Highlights

Virat Kohli achieves his 48th ODI century against Bangladesh in CWC 2023!

Virat Kohli achieves his 48th ODI century against Bangladesh as the chase master leads India to a comfortable run chase with a 7-wicket win to record their 4th win in ICC World Cup 2023 on 19th October 2023 at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune.

After a massive 7-wicket win against Pakistan in this tournament with Rohit Sharma’s brilliant show, this time it was Virat Kohli who decided to deliver the best performance in ICC World Cup 2023.

Can you believe the fact that Virat Kohli scored 14 runs from just 1 ball? Though it might sound impossible, Virat Kohli achieved this rare feat against Bangladesh which amused the audience to a great extent.

Many interesting facts and stats during the IND vs BAN CWC 2023 tournament along with the impressive records of Virat Kohli will be discussed in detail…

Kohli achieves his 48th ODI century against Bangladesh in CWC 2023: IND vs BAN CWC 2023 Highlights
Kohli achieves his 48th ODI century against Bangladesh in CWC 2023: IND vs BAN CWC 2023 Highlights

Kohli achieves his 48th ODI century against Bangladesh in CWC 2023: What was the playing XI for IND vs BAN CWC 2023

India Playing XI: 

  1. Rohit Sharma (Captain): Batsman
  2. Shubman Gill: Batsman
  3. Virat Kohli : Batsman
  4. Shreyas Iyer: Batsman
  5. KL Rahul: Batsman and Wicket-Keeper
  6. Hardik Pandya:All-rounder
  7. Ravindra Jadeja: All-rounder
  8. Shardul Thakur:  All-rounder
  9. Kuldeep Yadav: Bowler
  10. Jasprit Bumrah: Bowler
  11. Mohammed Siraj: Bowler

Bangladesh Playing XI: 

  1. Litton Das: Batsman and Wicket-Keeper
  2. Tanzid Hasan: Batsman
  3. Najmul Hossain Shanto(Captain): Batsman
  4. Mehidy Hasan Miraz: All-rounder
  5. Towhid Hridoy: Batsman
  6. Mushfiqur Rahim: Batsman and Wicket-Keeper
  7. Mahmudullah: All rounder
  8. Nasum Ahmed: Bowler
  9. Hasan Mahmud: All-rounder
  10. Mustafizur Rahman: Bowler
  11. Shoriful Islam: Bowler

Here are the interesting observations made from the similarities and differences in the playing XI of both teams:

  1. India maintained the same playing XI following their previous match against Pakistan. Whereas, Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan was forced to not be a part of the playing XI due to an injury. Najmul Hossain Shanto was temporarily appointed as the Bangladesh skipper against India. Bangladesh Bowler Nasum Ahmed was replaced in place of Taskin Ahmed and all-rounder Hasan Mahmud was replaced in place of injured Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan.
  2. Both India and Bangladesh included a possible combination of 3-all rounders in their playing XI.
  3. India included a single wicket-keeper in their playing XI whereas Bangladesh preferred an alternative of both wicket-keepers in their playing XI.

Kohli achieves his 48th ODI century against Bangladesh in CWC 2023: Intriguing Highlights of IND vs BAN CWC 2023

Bangladesh skipper Najmul Hossain Shanto decided to bat first after winning the toss by aiming to post a high total against India.

India skipper Rohit Sharma expressed that he would have bowled first if he had won the toss, to improve their chasing abilities to a higher level and maintain their winning momentum.

Bangladesh Batting: 

Bangladesh’s opening batsmen were set off to a good start against India by maintaining an opening partnership of 94 runs.

Indian spin bowler Kuldeep Yadav was successful in dismissing Bangladesh opening batsman Tanzid Hasan ( 51 runs from 43 balls- including 5 fours and 3 sixes) at 93-1 in 14.4 overs.

Ravindra Jadeja was successful in dismissing the in-form batsman Litton Das (66 runs from 82 including 7 fours) at 110-2 in 19.6 Overs. 

After the dismissal of the top-scoring opening batsmen, Bangladesh’s all-rounder Mahmudullah( 46 runs from 36 balls- including 3 fours and 3 sixes) guided his team to post a total of 256-8 in 50 overs. The other batsmen were struggling to make an impressive score against the tough performance of the Indian bowlers and fielders.

Bangladesh Top scoring Batsmen: IND vs BAN CWC 2023 Highlights
Bangladesh Top Scoring Batsmen: IND vs BAN CWC 2023 Highlights

Here are the impressive bowling figures of the Indian Bowlers:

  1. Jasprit Bumrah: 41-2 in 10 overs( including 1 maiden over)
  2. Mohammed Siraj: 60-2 in 10 overs.
  3. Ravindra Jadeja: 38-2 in 10 overs
  4. Kuldeep Yadav: 47-1 in 10 overs
  5. Shardul Thakur: 59-1 in 9 overs

Virat Kohli bowls in Cricket World Cup after 8 years: 

Hardik Pandya was bowling the 3rd ball of the 9th over, faced a leg injury after he slipped during the fielding process of a straight drive from Litton Das, and the remaining 3 balls were bowled by Virat Kohli.

It was exciting for fans to watch Virat Kohli bowl after 8 years in the World Cup following the semi-final match against Australia in the ICC World Cup 2015.

Previously, Virat Kohli in ODIs bowled 2 overs on 31st August 2017 by conceding 12 runs against Sri Lanka.

Virat Kohli bowling after 6 years in ODIs and after 8 years in World Cup, conceded 2 runs from 3 balls against Bangladesh.

India Batting: 

Indian opening batsmen Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill started the 2nd innings in a fierce mode by maintaining an 88-run opening partnership.

Rohit Sharma continued with his destructive form following the previous match against Pakistan. But, Bangladesh bowler Hasan Mahmud dismissed Rohit Sharma( 48 runs from 40 balls- including 7 fours and 2 sixes) at 88-1 in 12.4 overs. Unfortunately, Rohit Sharma had to depart falling 2-runs short of achieving his 54th ODI half-century.

Later, Shubman Gill scored his 1st half-century of ICC World Cup 2023 with a supportive score of 53 runs from 55 balls ( including 5 fours and 2 sixes).

Shubman Gill maintained a 44-run partnership with Virat Kohli but was finally dismissed by Mehidy Hasan Miraz at 132-2 in 19.4 overs. 

How did Virat Kohli score 14 runs from 1 ball? 

Virat Kohli’s arrival at the crease during the 13th over marked an extraordinary moment by scoring 14 runs from just 1 ball.  After the dismissal of Rohit Sharma by Hasan Mahmud in the 13th over, Virat Kohli scored 2 runs from his first delivery which was in fact a no-ball.

Virat Kohli made use of the free hit by smashing a four, which was convicted to be another no-ball of the over, leading to another free hit.

The chase master made use of this chance to hit a monstrous six, by scoring 14 runs from just 1 delivery and tried to find gaps to score as many runs as possible.

India's Top scoring Batsmen: IND vs BAN CWC 2023 Highlights
India’s Top Scoring Batsmen: IND vs BAN CWC 2023 Highlights

Virat Kohli’s outstanding performance against Bangladesh: 

Bangladesh bowlers were keen to dismiss Virat Kohli by bowling a short-pitch delivery, similar to how they grabbed the crucial wickets of Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, and Shreyas Iyer.

But, Virat Kohli ensured not to hit huge sixes, rather than deal against Bangladesh in a steady manner by scoring singles and doubles with the possible options of finding gaps to hit fours.

Virat Kohli scored his half-century within 48 balls in the 27th over of the match, becoming the 4th international batsman to achieve the most number of international fifties in ODI cricket.

With 86 runs required from 23 Overs, Virat Kohli was aspiring to achieve his 48th ODI century and it was challenging for Virat Kohli to complete the remaining 50 runs to reach his milestone.

Virat Kohli along with KL Rahul ( 34 runs from 34 balls- including 3 fours and 1 six) maintained a 79 runs partnership from 75 balls.

Virat Kohli and KL Rahul Partnership: IND vs BAN CWC 2023 Highlights
Virat Kohli and KL Rahul 79 runs Partnership: IND vs BAN CWC 2023 Highlights

Kohli achieves his 48th ODI century against Bangladesh in CWC 2023: What happened during the 40th and 41st Over of the Match? 

India’s score was 238-2 at the end of 39 overs with Virat Kohli’s score of 81 runs from 82 balls and KL Rahul’s 34 runs from 34 balls. 

Virat Kohli just reached 26,000 runs during that over and the chase master hit the four on the first ball bowled by Nasum Ahmed and KL Rahul at the non-striker’s end refused to take singles by providing a supportive role.

Virat Kohli scored 11 runs in the 40th Over bowled by Nasum Ahmed and reached a score of 92 runs from 88 balls. 

41st and 42nd Over Interesting Highlights: Virat Kohli vs Bangladesh

With 8 runs required for Team India to reach the winning total as well as for Virat Kohli to reach his 48th ODI century, Hasan Mahmud bowled a wide ball, reducing the equation to just 7 runs making it challenging for Virat Kohli to achieve his target.

Virat Kohli scored 6 runs in the 41st over with just 2 runs required for team India to win and the chase master with a score of 97 runs from 94 balls.

Virat Kohli finished the match in style by smashing six of Nasum Ahmed to guide India with a comfortable run chase by a 7 wickets win.

Virat Kohli guided India to reach a total of 261-3 in 41.3 overs and achieved his score of 103 runs from 97 balls (including 6 fours and 4 sixes), thereby proving himself as the chase master of limited overs cricket.

Virat Kohli was granted the “Man of the Match” award for his brilliant performance against Bangladesh.

Virat Kohli scores his 48th ODI century against Bangladesh: Unbeaten knock of 103 runs from 97 balls
Virat Kohli scores his 48th ODI century against Bangladesh: Unbeaten knock of 103 runs from 97 balls

Kohli achieves his 48th ODI century against Bangladesh in CWC 2023: Decoding Bangladesh’s score 256-8 in 50 Overs

Let us decode Bangladesh 1st innings score of  256-8 in 50 overs split into 10-over intervals:

  1. 0 to 10 overs: 63-0
  2. 10 to 20 overs: 47-2( Bangladesh score at 20 overs: 110-2) 
  3. 20 to 30 overs: 34-2( Bangladesh score at 30 overs: 143-4) 
  4. 30 to 40 overs: 46-1( Bangladesh score at 40 overs: 189-5) 
  5. 40 to 50 overs: 67-3(Bangladesh score at 50 overs: 256-8)

From the above breakdown analysis of Bangladesh’s score into the 10-over intervals, it becomes evident that Bangladesh scored a maximum number of 67 runs in the last 10 overs of the 1st innings by losing a maximum number of 3 wickets.

Also, Bangladesh scored a minimum number of 34 runs for a 2-wicket loss between 20 to 30 overs.

IND vs BAN CWC 2023 Highlights: Decoding India’s score 261-3 in 41.3 Overs

Let us decode India’s 2nd innings score of  256-8 in 50 overs split into 10-over intervals:

  1. 0 to 10 overs: 63-0
  2. 10 to 20 overs: 79-2( India’s score at 20 overs: 142-2) 
  3. 20 to 30 overs: 42-1( India’s score at 30 overs: 184-3) 
  4. 30 to 40 overs: 65-0( India’s score at 40 overs: 249-3) 
  5. 40 to 50 overs: 12-0(India’s score at 41.3 overs: 261-3)

From the above breakdown analysis of India’s score into 10-over intervals, it becomes clear that India scored a maximum number of 79 runs by losing 2 wickets of the opening batsmen between 10 to 20 overs.

At the same time, India scored a minimum number of 42 runs by losing a wicket between 20 to 30 overs.

Kohli achieves his 48th ODI century against Bangladesh in CWC 2023: IND vs BAN CWC 2023 Highlights
Kohli achieves his 48th ODI century against Bangladesh in CWC 2023: IND vs BAN CWC 2023 Highlights

Interesting Facts about IND vs BAN CWC 2023

  1. The interesting fact we can observe is that both teams scored equal runs (63-0) during the first ten overs of the powerplay without losing a wicket.
  2. Team India won the 4th consecutive match of the ICC World Cup 2023 tournament by chasing targets in all four matches against the opposition teams.
  3. India is the only team in this tournament that has not batted first against its opponents to date(19th October 2023).
  4. Also, Rohit Sharma’s score of 48 runs from 40 balls, is the 4th highest against Bangladesh in ICC limited overs tournament.
  5. Bangladesh all-rounder Mahmudullah hits the maximum number of sixes for his team (16 sixes) in World Cups.
  6. This is the 3rd highest opening partnership of 93 runs for Bangladesh in World Cups.

Team India’s ranking in the points table of ICC World Cup 2023 after IND vs BAN CWC 2023 match

Here is the position of the Indian cricket team on the points table after a tremendous 7-wicket win against Bangladesh:

TeamsMatches Played Matches Won Matches Lost Matches with draw resultMatches with NO ResultPoints scored Net-Run-Rate(NRR)
New Zealand440008+1.923
India 440008+1.659
South Africa321004+1.385
Pakistan 321004-0.137
England 311002-0.084
Australia 312002-0.734
Bangladesh 413002-0.784
Netherlands312002-0.993
Afghanistan 413002-1.250
Sri Lanka 303000-1.532

With this win, India ranks at the 2nd position in the points table, with New Zealand ranking at the 1st position. It would be interesting to watch the contest between both unbeaten teams of the tournament- India and New Zealand on 22nd October 2023(Sunday) at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala.

Kohli achieves his 48th ODI century against Bangladesh in CWC 2023: Concluding Facts

Earlier, Ricky Ponting predicted Virat Kohli would Sachin Tendulkar’s record in ICC World Cup 2023, and the chase master justified the former Australian cricketer’s statement by breaking many records in this match.

Virat Kohli not only scored his 48th ODI century but also achieved his 78th International century across all formats.

King Kohli creates many new records against Bangladesh in CWC 2023!!!

 

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