Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Anil Kumble has described his side’s nine-wicket crushing of underdogs Guyana in their opening Champions League Twenty20 match here as a “perfect game” with his players coming up with an all-round show.”It was a perfect game. We came up with an all-round show. The bowlers did a great job to restrict Guyana to 103 and then the batsmen finished off the match in style. It is good feeling that we have started the tournament with a win,” Kumble said after RCB’s nine-wicket victory.He said once the Guyana top-order, including captain Ramnaresh Sarwan, were out cheaply, his players knew they had a chance to restrict the opposition to a small total.”The first couple of overs were critical. Once Sarwan was out cheaply, the pressure was on them. When we chased the thought was always there to end the match fast (to boost the net run-rate], but you needed solid platform too. Rahul and Kallis did just that for Robin to be able to tee off,” he said.”The players got enough time at the middle and I am hoping that we would do well in the coming matches,” he added.Guyana captain Ramnaresh Sarwan admitted that once his side put up just 100-odd runs they knew it won’t be enough against a star-studded RCB side.”We did not put enough runs on the board. We lost early wickets and that put the pressure on us. There was not just enough runs to defend,” he said.advertisement”But majority of the players have never played in these conditions, and it is a learning experience. But we really need to learn fast,” he added.Man of the Match Jacques Kallis was happy that he could play a big role in his side’s win after coming off from an injury.”I am coming back from a back injury, so I couldn’t put too much work in the lead-up to the tournament. I am happy with my performance,” he said.”The team has got fantastic preparation in lead-up to the tournament. Credit should go to coach Ray (Jennings). We got good nets, good net bowlers.
Team India rode on Rohit Sharma’s brilliant century to post 314/9 against Bangladesh at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground after opting to bat first.Rohit Sharma scored a record 4th century of the ongoing World Cup 2019 against Bangladesh at Edgbaston.Rohit equaled Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara’s record of four hundred in a single edition of World Cup and also overtook David Warner as the highest run-getter at this tournament.Rohit forged record 180-run partnership with KL Rahul to set the foundations for India earlier in the day. Rohit-Rahul broke a 4-year-old record set by Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan for the highest opening partnership for India in a World Cup match.The duo also surpassed Jason Roy-Jonny Bairstow’s 160-run opening stand to score the highest opening partnership at the ongoing World Cup.However, Mustafizur Rahman (5-59), stopped the flow of runs for India with wickets at regular intervals and picked up his 3rd five-wicket haul against India in ODIs.During India’s innings, the cameraman managed to capture a picture of an elderly Indian fan, who amazed tweeple with her spirit and enthusiasm.The elderly woman was seen blowing a horn and immediately caught the attention of the internet as many fans praised her energy and shared pictures of her on social media.87-year-old Charulata Patel proudly admitted that this is her team and the players are like her kids. “I love this Indian team and all the players are like my kids,” she said.For sure, the appearance of the elderly fan was one of the highlights of India’s innings and she instantly became an internet sensation. Here are some of the tweets:advertisementWell done camera man you have captured the amazing spirit this videos shows that age is just a number and She proves it with her enthusiasm#INDvBAN #hitman pic.twitter.com/2FhCXFQydkSHUBHAM PRAJAPATI (@Shubham_RSS_BJP) July 2, 2019Fan of Indian Team.. #INDvBAN pic.twitter.com/nbPRolt8yvMastAadmi (@EkMastAadmi) July 2, 2019look at her enthusiasm and passion!that’s what cricket does to us, Indians’ love for cricket is everything#INDvBAN pic.twitter.com/CQSc5MFSsqaditi. (@AdiiiTea) July 2, 2019She is going to be a internet sensation…What cricket is in India…#INDvBAN pic.twitter.com/DJEBzVG2ppSanchit sahu (@SanchitSahu10) July 2, 2019Well done cameraman, finally captured real beauty #INDvBAN pic.twitter.com/mnRtuCRG3jThe Indian Citizen (@tic_speaks) July 2, 2019Also Read | India vs Bangladesh: Fans slam MS Dhoni over another disappointing batting show in World Cup 2019Also Read | India vs Bangladesh: Drop Rohit Sharma and he will make you payAlso See: