Bangladesh suffer woeful warm-up for Champions Trophy opener

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"It's always a team that backs itself and plays bold cricket", added the Australian, looking to guide England to their first major ODI title.

India were resounding 240-run winners after seam duo Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav reduced Bangladesh to 22-6 in their final warm-up match for the ICC Champions Trophy.

Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusingha tried to minimise the impact of Tuesday's reverse by saying: "Obviously it affects the confidence a little bit, but this is a practice game".

"I saw this game (against Bangladesh) as an opportunity to showcase my skill and it was nice to get some time in the middle".

The last time India and Pakistan were engaged in a 50-over game was during the ICC World Cup in 2015.

"It is hard for us but we have had good preparation to adapt to English conditions but we have been here for 10 days before our first game and we have five days more before our first game".

In total, 715 runs were scored between 96 overs in what was a day to forget for bowlers from both teams.

Against Bangladesh, most of the batsmen got runs.

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Karthik retired hurt six runs short of a first one-day global century, while Hardik Pandya made an impressive unbeaten 80 off 54 deliveries.

"We back Kedhar and Hardik to do it for us down the order". Dinesh is an outstanding player, we just wanted to give him a longer run.

They have impressed in the build-up to the tournament, beating New Zealand and Ireland in this month's Tri-Nation series. All bases are covered.

"We have ticked a lot of boxes and I think we are going into the tournament feeling fairly confident".

Perhaps the most satisfying performance of the match for India's team management was Pandya's 80 off 54 balls.

Apart from Mehedi Hasan (24), Sunzamul Islam (18) and Mushfiqur Rahim (13), none of the Bangladeshi batsmen could stand the hostile fast bowling of the Indian pacers, especially Bhuvaneshwar kumar (3/13 in five overs) and Umesh Yadav (3/13 in five overs). Shikhar Dhawan (60) got runs under his belt against a quality Bangladesh attack comprising Mustafizur Rahaman (1/53), Rubel Hossain (3/50) and Taskin Ahmed (0/45). Kedar Jadhav (31) started his innings positively with a six and Karthik completed a 52-ball half century at the other end.

"I am really impressed with Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah's bowling in worldwide cricket, especially in one-dayers.as well as, for that matter, Shami and Umesh". Soumya Sarkar first slashed a short one to Karthik behind the stumps, before Sabbir Rahman was bowled by an inswinging full ball.

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