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Bangladesh Sign Off with Win Over India in Asia Cup

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Bangladesh Sign Off with Win Over India in Asia Cup

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Bangladesh secured an exciting six-run victory against a weakened Indian team in the final Super Four match of the Asia Cup on Friday. In response to Bangladesh’s score of 265-8, India was dismissed for 259 on the second-to-last ball of their innings. The crucial moment came when Mohammad Shami was run out, despite opener Shubman Gill’s impressive contribution of 121 runs.

India, having already booked a spot in the final against Sri Lanka scheduled for Sunday, won the toss at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo and chose to field first. They introduced five changes to the squad that defeated Sri Lanka on Tuesday to assess the depth of their bench. Notably, key batsman Virat Kohli and frontline bowlers Mohammad Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah were given a rest. On the other side, Bangladesh had to cope without wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim, who had to leave due to personal matters. Tanzid Hasan made his debut for the team.

Among the bowlers for Bangladesh, Tanzim Sakib (2-32) and Mustafizur Rahman (3-50) were the standout performers. But the actual hero for Bangladesh was their captain, Shakib Al Hasan. He led the way by scoring the highest number of runs, with 80 off 85 balls, which included six fours and three sixes. Additionally, he made a crucial impact with his left-arm spin, dismissing Suryakumar Yadav (26) with his bowling. Notably, he bowled 10 overs that only conceded 43 runs and included two maiden overs.


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Shubman Gill put up a valiant effort for India, scoring a century, but he was largely on his own as his team struggled to maintain any momentum during the run chase. India lost wickets at consistent intervals throughout their innings.

This marked Gill’s fifth century in One Day Internationals (ODIs), and it was his fourth century of the year. Despite losing wickets regularly at the other end, he played the crucial role of anchoring the innings. His innings lasted 133 balls and featured eight fours and five sixes.

India’s chase began on a shaky note, with captain Rohit Sharma being dismissed off the second ball of the innings. Debutant Tilak Varma also fell shortly after, with right-arm seamer Sakib taking responsibility for both wickets.

India’s pursuit of the target began on a disappointing note, as they lost their captain, Rohit Sharma, to just the second ball of the innings. Debutant Tilak Varma also departed shortly after, with right-arm seamer Sakib taking credit for both dismissals.

Axar Patel made an effort to mount a rescue mission by scoring 42 runs off 34 balls. However, India found themselves with a significant deficit to overcome, which proved to be a tough task.

Initially, when Bangladesh was asked to bat, they faced difficulties and were at 59-4. However, Shakib played a pivotal role in rescuing their innings by forming a partnership of 101 runs for the fifth wicket with Towhid Hridoy, who contributed 54 runs from 81 balls.

After Shakib’s dismissal, India managed to regain control as Bangladesh found themselves at 161-6 by the 35th over. Nevertheless, Bangladesh’s lower-order batsmen contributed crucial runs in the final 15 overs. This victory marked Bangladesh’s eighth win in 40 One Day International (ODI) matches against India.


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