Cricket World Cup -2011 first innings

Virender Sehwag slammed the first ball of the 2011 World Cup to the boundary and then blasted 175, his highest individual score, to power the Indian innings for the total of 370/4 in 50 overs.

On the other hand Virat Kohli hits his 5th ODI century and 2nd against Bangladesh.

Highlights of this innings

  • India's 370 is the highest team total in a World Cup opener, going past England's 334 in the 1975 World Cup.
  • Virender Sehwag's 175 is the highest individual score in the opening game of the World Cup, going past Glenn Turner's 171 in the first World Cup.
  • Virender Sehwag's 175 is the highest score by an Indian batsman against Bangladesh and also the highest score in an ODI in Bangladesh.
  • The 203-run stand between Sehwag and Kohli is the fifth 200-plus partnership for India in World Cups. Virender Sehwag has been involved in two of them.

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