After getting thumped against New Zealand in the opening warm-up game, India showed class against Bangladesh by recording a stunning outing. Having 359 runs on the board, Indian bowling department made life difficult for Bengalis as regular strikes dented the chase which allowed India to win the game by 95 runs.
During the batting, men in blue found themselves in trouble as they were reeling at 102-4. However, Lokesh Rahul joined hands with Mahendra Singh Dhoni as both players registered centuries to rescue India and install the unit at a formidable position. Seeing the 27-year old producing a sublime knock batting at 4 jubilated the Indian think tank as this was India’s major weakness coming into the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tournament.
The Bangalore born seized the opportunity to seal his spot for the World Cup opener against South Africa on June 5 at Southampton. In his scintillating batting performance, the aggressive batsman smashed a dozen fours and 4 sixes to amass 108 runs. For India to win the forthcoming 10-team tournament, the unit would dearly like Rahul to continue his batting form in the 50-over competition.