Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Bangladesh defeated India in Asia Cup after 11 years

Bangladesh defeated India by 6 runs in the last match of Super Four of Asia Cup. With this victory, the Tigers won the Asia Cup after 11 years against India. Bangladesh scored 265 runs for 8 wickets in the scheduled 50 overs at the beginning of the match. In reply, India stopped at 259 runs.

India did not get off to a good start chasing runs. In the beginning, the two Indian batters were sent to the dressing room by the anointed Tiger pacer Tanhim Hasan Shakib. Rohit was out for zero runs and Tilak Verma was out for 5 runs. 55 runs came in the third wicket pair. Lokesh Rahul was out for 19 runs and Ishan Kishan was out for 5 runs.

Opener Shubman Gill led the team with Suryakumar Yadav in the fifth wicket partnership. Suryakumar was dismissed for 26 runs off 34 balls. 7 runs come from the bat of Ravindro Jadeja. Meanwhile, Gill completed his personal century after fifty. Sheikh Mahdi scored 121 runs before getting out.

Akshar Patel made a 40-run partnership with Shardul Thakur in the eighth wicket partnership. But despite trying hard, they could not win the team. Shardul returned for 11 runs. And Akshar Patel was out for 42 runs.

Mostafizur Rahman took the maximum three wickets for Bangladesh. Tanhim Hasan Shakib took two wickets.

Earlier, after losing the toss in Colombo, Tiger opener Liton Kumar Das returned to bat without picking up any runs in the third over of Mohammed Sameer’s innings. He did not meet Ran. Tanjeed Hasan Tamim took the path to Sajghar on the first ball of the next over. He scored 13 runs.

Enamul Haque Bijay could not benefit with the bat. He took the way to the dressing room with a four-legged walk. Meanwhile, Mehdi Hasan Miraj, who accompanied Shakib at the crease for a while, got out for 13 runs.

Shakib Al Hasan and Tawhid Hriday took the lead of the team under pressure after losing 4 wickets for just 59 runs. At this time, the two made a pair of 101 runs. After completing his fifty, Shakib was moving towards the century. But he scored 80 runs before being dismissed by Shardul Thakur.

Tawheed Hridyo also met Fifty. But after that he could not prolong the innings. This batsman stopped at 54 runs off 81 balls. Besides, Shamim Patwari was out for 1 run.

Suddenly losing three wickets, the team is under pressure again. But Nasum Ahmed and Sheikh Mehdi Hasan continued to play in the eighth wicket pair. At this time, the two made a pair of 45 runs. That’s why the team reached two and a half hundred. Nasum scored 44 runs off 45 balls with six fours and one four. Mehdi on 29 runs off 23 balls and Tanjim Shakib on 14 runs off 8 balls remained unbeaten.

(September 15/MM)


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