It was dadagiri of a altered affectionate as Virender Sehwag stood and delivered, the aftermost allotment of a brilliantly-crafted innings of 175 on about one leg, as Aggregation India active Bangladesh beneath a deluge of runs in the aperture bout of the 2011 World Cup at the Shere-e-Bangla National Stadium actuality on Saturday.
Put into bat by Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan, the Indian innings was powered by the baroque Sehwag and a wonderfully-paced best aeon by adolescent Virat Kohli. Bangladesh, larboard with a abundance to ascend afterwards India accomplished with 370 for four, fabricated a adventurous attack to hunt bottomward the target, but went bottomward angry by 87 runs.
Tamim Iqbal (70), Imrul Kayes (34), Junaid Siddique (37) and Shakib (55) kept Bangladesh in the bold till the half-way stage, but the 'Tigers', who had too abundant to do, kept falling abaft the allurement amount afore crumbling out.
Skipper MS Dhoni's accommodation to comedy a third pacer, in abode of a spinner, about backfired on him. S Sreesanth, who was drafted into the arena XI at the aftermost moment, advanced of leg-spinner Piyush Chawla, sprayed the brawl about and gave abroad as abounding as 53 runs in his aboriginal bristles overs. With Zaheer Khan, too not at his best, Bangladesh got off to a aerial start. But for Munaf Patel, who accomplished with four wickets for 48 runs, India would accept struggled added on a collected clue that eased out appreciably afterwards assimilation in the aboriginal black dew.
Shakib's accommodation to acreage aboriginal was acutely prompted by the actuality that in the 16 antecedent D/N ODIs here, the aggregation batting additional had won on 13 occasions, but the home aggregation was let bottomward by their two new-ball bowlers --- Shafiul Islam and Rubel Hossain. The new-ball duo not alone bowled too abbreviate and wide, but additionally absent bottomward the leg ancillary too generally to account any ache to Sehwag or Sachin Tendulkar.
Sehwag was the added chatty of the two, but with Shakib acute left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak into activity afterwards aloof four overs and the brawl abnegation to appear on to the bat, the Indian opener struggled to get his timing right. Sachin looked at complete affluence during his 29-ball break at the wicket which concluded in a absurd run out with both batsmen at the non-striker's end. It was hardly the maestro's fault, but Sehwag added than fabricated apology for his misdeed.
He choleric his beaming strokeplay with a fair de gree of caution, collection beeline and mostly forth the ground, employing casual bold dent shots back the acreage was up. His affiliation with Gautam Gambhir yielded 83 runs off 75 assurance with the closing accidental a run-a-ball 39 afore arena all over an banal Mahmudullah delivery.
Sehwag, accustomed Kohli abounding time to accomplish bottomward by agriculture the bang and accomplishing aggregate of the scoring, but already the youngster begin his bearings, he akin the chief pro achievement for achievement to put Bangla bowlers beneath the cosh.
Sehwag, who has never batted through an ODI innings, almost bootless to accomplish his goal. By the time he fell in the 48th over, India had abundant runs on the lath to anticipate a echo of 2007.
A affable flick to the leg off Mahmudullah brought up Sehwag's additional hundred in World Cup in the 34th over, and admitting calling for a agent afterwards actuality addled on his knee, Sehwag and Kohli connected to belt the Bangla bowlers, accumulation 47 runs from the batting Power Comedy which was taken in the 35th over.
With Sehwag assuming no signs of slowing bottomward alike afterwards accessible his claimed best account of 146, denticulate adjoin Sri Lanka in Rajkot in 2009, and and Kohli dispatch up a accessory or two, Shakib could do little to stop the plunder.
Sourav Ganguly's 183, the accomplished account by an Indian in World Cup, survived alone because the Delhi dasher abject a advanced brawl from Shakib on to his stumps, abrogation Kohli to cleft up his beginning hundred on World Cup admission in the aggregation of Yusuf Pathan.