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MS Dhoni (113) and KL Rahul (108) scored centuries before bowlers wrapped up the match as India beat Bangladesh by 97 runs  in their second warm up match at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Tuesday ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.  
MS Dhoni (113) and KL Rahul (108) scored centuries before bowlers wrapped up the match as India beat Bangladesh by 97 runs  in their second warm up match at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Tuesday ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.  
Rahul (108 off 99 balls) took the attack back to the opposition after early dismissals while Dhoni's free-spirited approach also got him a century (113 off 78 balls) as India recovered from 102/4 to post 359/7 in their 50 overs. Chasing a score of 360, Bangladesh showed some grit but were dismissed for 262.
 
Openers Liton Das and Soumya Sarkar stitched together a partnership of 49 runs.  Jasprit Bumrah however, dismissed both Sarkar (25) and Shakib Al Hasan in successive deliveries to stage to allow India to gain the upper hand.
 
Das and Mushfiqur Rahim steadied the innings for Bangladesh and they put up a 120-run stand. Yuzvendra Chahal finally provided the much-needed breakthroughs to India as he dismissed Das (73) and Mohammad Mithun (0) in the 32nd over, with Bangladesh still requiring 191 runs for the win.
 
Mahmudullah (9) failed to leave a mark as he was sent back to the pavilion by Kuldeep Yadav in the 36th over. Rahim and Sabbir Rahman put up a brief stand of 25 runs but they couldn't hold the fort much longer as Rahim (90) was clean bowled by Yadav.
 
Rahim's departure proved as the final nail in the coffin as Bangladesh lost their final four wickets in a hurry and they lost the match by 95 runs.
 
Earlier, After being put to bat first, the Indian team started on a slow note. The opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan were not able to register comprehensive scores and they departed cheaply. Dhawan and Sharma were just able to score 1 and 19, respectively.
 
The skipper Virat Kohli played a knock of 47 runs to steady the ship for the Men in Blue but his dismissal in the 19th over raised alarm bells in the Indian camp. Vijay Shankar (2) also failed to leave a mark and the team was reduced to 102 for four.
 
MS Dhoni and Rahul then took the responsibility on their shoulders and stitched together a partnership of 164 runs to take the team to a safe total.
 
Both the batsmen registered centuries and their form orders well for the team going into the World Cup. Rahul played a knock of 108 runs whereas Dhoni scored 113 runs.
 
Hardik Pandya also played a 21-run cameo to take the total over the 350-run mark. 
 
For Bangladesh, Rubel Hossain and Shakib Al Hasan scalped two wickets each. 
 
INDIA 359/7 ( 50 overs )
 
BANGLADESH 262 ( 49.2 overs )