A typically destructive 175 (140b) from Virender Sehwag, who was assisted by a century on his World Cup debut by Virat Kohli, helped India to a mammoth 370/4 in their World Cup opener against Bangladesh at Mirpur. The Bangladesh bowling attack couldn't handle the pressure to perform in front of a rapturous home crowd and when it came to the batsmen, they were probably left with a bit too much to do.
Shakib Al Hasan won the toss at the packed Shere Bangla National Stadium and decided to put India in with the â€˜dew factor' in mind. As he had hinted a few days earlier, MS Dhoni chose to stick with the in-form Virat Kohli ahead of his CSK colleague Suresh Raina. While the rest of the batting line-up was on predictable lines, Zaheer Khan led India's attack with Sreesanth and Munaf Patel completing the pace trio. Bangladesh on the other hand, chose to leave out the talented Mohammad Ashraful from their line-up for the game, which otherwise was on expected lines.