T20 WC Warmups: India post 182/5 against Bangladesh on sticky pitch

New York, June 1 (UNI) India concluded their innings with a commendable score of 182/5 on a somewhat sticky batting surface in their warmup match against Bangladesh in the T20 World Cup here on Saturday.

Team India faced an early setback as they lost Sanju Samson (1) early in the innings. Rohit Sharma, despite showing promise at the start, was dismissed shortly after the powerplay after scoring 23 off 19 balls with 2 boundaries and a six.

A major highlight of the match was Rishabh Pant’s return to international cricket. Displaying remarkable ease, he aggressively took on the spinners, scoring a quick 53 off 32 balls with 4 boundaries and as many sixes, before retiring out. His performance was a significant boost for the team.

Shivam Dube (14) and Ravindra Jadeja (4*) had unsteady outings, but the Indian camp found solace in the performances of Suryakumar Yadav (31 off 18, 4x4s) and Hardik Pandya (40* off 23, 2x4s 4x6s).

Suryakumar showed signs of returning to form, while Hardik’s batting was particularly impressive. He dominated the spinners, including a notable over where he hit Tanvir Islam for three consecutive sixes.

With India setting a challenging target of 183, the spotlight now shifts to Bangladesh to see how they respond to the tall chase.

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