Colombo. In the last match of Super-4 of Asia Cup, Bangladesh cricket team has defeated the Indian cricket team by six runs. After losing the toss and batting first, Bangladesh team scored 265 runs for 8 wickets. In reply, the Indian team was reduced to 259 runs in 49.5 overs despite Shubhman Gill’s century. Gill scored 121 runs in 133 balls while Akshar Patel scored 42 runs in 34 balls. For Bangladesh, Mustafizur Rahman took three wickets while Mahedi Hasan and Tanzim Hasan got two wickets each and Shakib and Mehedi took one wicket each.
The match between India and Bangladesh was played on Friday at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. In this, India won the toss and invited Bangladesh to bat first. While batting, the team set a target of 266 runs for India. The Indian team, which set out to chase the target, had a very bad start. Captain Rohit Sharma returned to the pavilion on the second ball of the innings without opening his account.
In his debut match, Tanzim Hasan Shakib made Rohit his victim. After this, India got the second blow in the form of Tilak Verma, who made his debut in the Indian team. Hasan dismissed Tilak Verma on the score of 5 runs. The third blow to the team was given by Mehdi Hasan who showed the way to the pavilion on the personal score of KL Rahul 19. After this the team got the fourth blow in the form of Ishan Kishan. Ishaan became the victim of Mehdi Hasan Miraj after scoring only 5 runs. India got its fifth blow in the form of Suryakumar Yadav. Surya was bowled out after scoring 26 runs on the ball of Shakib Al Hasan. Ravindra Jadeja also returned to the pavilion after scoring only 7 runs. The 7th blow came in the form of Shubman Gill. Gill returned to the pavilion after playing a brilliant inning of 121 runs in this match.
For Bangladesh, captain Shakib Al Hasan scored the highest innings of 80 runs while Tauhid Hridoy scored 54 and Nasum Ahmed scored 44 runs. For India, Shardul took three wickets and Mohammed Shami took two wickets while Prasidh, Axar and Jadeja got one wicket each.
It is noteworthy that this is India’s first defeat in this Asia Cup. However, this match had no importance from the tournament point of view and Team India will play the final against Sri Lanka on 17 September. At the same time, Bangladesh’s journey ended with this victory.
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