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Asia Cup2023: India vs Bangladesh Match Stats

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On Friday, September 15, at R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, the last Super 4 match of the Asia Cup 2023 between India vs Bangladesh. After winning the toss, India’s skipper Rohit Sharma chose to bat first in order to assess his team’s ability to chase down a target. Mohammed Shami and Shardul Thakur, two seamers, proved that the selection was sound by taking three wickets between them and reducing Bangladesh to 28/3 after 5.4 overs. 

Mehidy Hasan Miraz, who was in fine form, was dismissed by Axar Patel as well, leaving Bangladesh in serious difficulty at 59/4. However, under pressure, skipper Shakib Al Hasan (80 off 85) and Towhid Hridoy (54 off 81) contributed 101 runs off 115 balls for the fifth wicket. India’s golden arm Shardul Thakur, who smashed Shakib’s stumps, ended the partnership. 

Mahedi Hasan (29 off 23) and Nasum Ahmed (44 off 45) added a vital 45 runs for the eighth wicket after Nasum Ahmed came in at number eight. The pair assisted Bangladesh in compiling a respectable total of 265/8 in the allocated 50 overs. The best bowler for India was Shardul Thakur (3/65, 10 overs), who also claimed two wickets, and Mohammed Shami (2/32, 8 overs).

India’s reply also got off to a rough start as skipper Rohit (0 off 2) and Tilak Varma (5 off 9) both left the pitch cheaply after scoring only 17 runs. However, a vital 57-run partnership off 87 balls between Shubman Gill (19 off 39) and KL Rahul was the difference for the third wicket. Rahul’s innings stalled out, and Mahedi Hasan removed him.

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Gill continued his innings, though, as he and Suryakumar Yadav scored a vital 45 runs off 55 balls for the fifth wicket. By immediately dismissing Ravindra Jadeja (7 off 12) and Suryakumar (26 off 34), Bangladesh once more regained control of the situation. Gill, though, continued to be a pain in their side with his outstanding 121 (133) innings. In the 44th over, Mahedi Hasan eventually got rid of him, putting India on 209/7.

Axar Brilliance goes in Vain

India’s chances of winning were dashed when Axar Patel, who had played a valiant innings of 42 (34) runs, was removed in the last over of the innings. As a consequence, Bangladesh won by six runs after the Men in Blue were all out for 259 runs. With stats of 3/50 in eight overs, Mustafizur Rahman was named the team’s top bowler in the end.

Milestone for Ravindra Jadeja

Before a 101-run partnership between Shakib Al Hasan and Towhid Hridoy got the Bangla Tigers back in the game, they had fallen to 59/4. But they dropped two wickets in quick succession, losing the momentum they had fought so hard to build. Shamim Hossain was caught by Ravindra Jadeja in front of the wickets for the sixth wicket. The left-handed hitter was struck in the rear leg because he was unable to predict the turn the skilled Indian spinner acquired on the pitch. Richard Illingworth, the on-field umpire, moved quickly to point his finger since it seemed level to the unaided eye.

Shamim, however, made the decision to reject the call. Paul Wilson, the third umpire, finally requested Illingworth to stick with his first ruling when Ball Tracking revealed three reds. Jadeja took his 200th ODI wicket with this one, making him the seventh Indian bowler to reach that milestone. Prior to Jadeja, the Men in Blue’s milestone was accomplished by Anil Kumble, Javagal Srinath, Ajit Agarkar, Zaheer Khan, Harbhajan Singh, and Kapil Dev.

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In a rare partnership with Kapil Dev, Ravindra Jadeja achieved the ODI double of 200 wickets and 200+ runs.