India batsman Virat Kohli struck his maiden World Cup ton as well as his fifth overall One-Day International (ODI) century when he tore the Bangladesh attack apart in the opening game of the ICC World Cup 2011 at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium on February 19, remaining unbeaten on a score of 100 from 83 deliveries as India finished on a score of 370 for the loss of four wickets.

Kohli struck eight fours and two sixes during his memorable innings, sharing a 203-run partnership with Virender Sehwag, who top-scored for India with a whirlwind knock of 175 from 140 balls. Bangladesh, who had successfully chased down a 192-run target against the same opponents in the previous World Cup, were never in the game despite reaching a respectable score of 283 for the loss of nine wickets.