Bangladesh Stuns India with Thrilling Victory Super 4 match of the Asia Cup by a score of just 6 runs. Shubman Gill’s outstanding century, which included 121 runs off 133 balls and featured 8 boundaries and 5 sixes, was not enough to give Team India the victory.
Even Akshar Patel’s heroic efforts were powerless to stop the result. India failed in their attempt to reach the 266-run goal, being declared out at 259 with just one ball remaining. This defeat was Bangladesh’s first Asia Cup victory against India in 11 years, and it was India’s third loss in their last four ODI matches with Bangladesh.
The Match Overview
Let’s now go into the specifics of this exciting match between Bangladesh and India.
Bangladesh’s Strong Start
India chose to bowl first against Bangladesh at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo after winning the toss. Notably, important players like Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Siraj, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, and Virat Kohli were rested for this game. Tilak Verma, Suryakumar Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, and Prasidh Krishna were given the chance to demonstrate their abilities in their place.
Tanjid Hasan of Bangladesh scored a four off the first ball Mohammed Shami bowled in the game’s opening stages. When Liton Das, the wicketkeeper, batted first, Shami promptly retaliated by removing him for a duck. Liton was bowled with a ball that swung inward from off the seam before he could even begin his innings.
After just scoring 13 runs in the previous over, Tanjid Hasan was sent back to the pavilion by Shardul Thakur. Tanjeed tried to lift a short-pitched ball, but he ultimately played it onto his stumps.
Soon after, Anmul Haq was caught behind by Shardul as he attempted to play a short ball but was only able to reach the square leg fielder. Only 4 runs were added to the team total by Haq. With only 28 runs scored at the start of the powerplay, Bangladesh had already lost three wickets.
Shakib-Hridoy Partnership and India’s Fightback
Despite the early losses, skipper Shakib Al Hasan and Tauhid Hridoy formed a partnership for the fourth wicket. Rohit Sharma, the captain of India, interfered by bringing on Akshar Patel in the 14th over. The 31-run partnership was ended by Rohit Sharma’s amazing slip grab after Akshar’s flat ball outside the off-stump. 13 runs were added to the total by Mehdi Hasan Mirza, and Bangladesh’s score was 59 for 4.
The fifth wicket partnership between Tauhid Hridoy and skipper Shakib Al Hasan helped Bangladesh win. In 115 balls, they added 101 runs together. Once more, Shardul Thakur was crucial in breaking this partnership by bowling Shakib, who tried to force the ball away but instead took an inside edge that struck his leg stump. Shakib scored an important 80 runs off 85 balls, including six fours and three sixes, while Hridoy also reached fifty.
.Nasum Ahmed and Mahedi Hasan each added 44 runs and 29 runs to Bangladesh’s total in addition to Shakib and Hridoy. In the 50 overs they were given, the squad scored 265 for 8. The outstanding bowler for India was Shardul Thakur, who took 3 wickets for 65 runs in his 10 overs. Prasidh Krishna, Axar Patel, and Ravindra Jadeja each secured one wicket, while Shami claimed two wickets.
India’s Roller-Coaster Chase
The Indian side got off to a shaky start in their pursuit of 266 runs, losing two wickets in the opening three overs. Tilak Verma, a rookie, only scored 5 runs while captain Rohit was removed without scoring any runs.
Surprisingly, Bangladeshi debutant Tanzim Hasan, age 20, took both of the early wickets. Tilak Verma’s stumps were shaken as he misread a delivery that bounced back in, and Rohit was caught off an off-length ball.
Shubman Gill and KL Rahul helped to steady the ship despite the early losses with a 61-run combination off 83 balls for the third wicket. However, India’s problems persisted when KL Rahul was caught trying to boost the run rate in the short midwicket area. Rahul scored 19 runs off of 39 pitches.
In a spectacular innings, Shubman Gill reached his half-century in Mahedi Hasan’s 20th over by hitting a six over midwicket. India was left at 94 for 4 when Ishan Kishan was dismissed, ruled LBW while trying a reverse knock. Kishan had scored 5 runs off 15 balls.
Screws are tightened in Bangladesh Stuns India with Thrilling Victory
The second player to leave the pitch was Suryakumar Yadav, who was bowled while trying a sweep stroke off skipper Shakib Al Hasan’s ball. With only 149 runs scored, his exit meant that half of the Indian squad had returned to the pavilion.
Then, with a 30-run partnership off 31 balls, Shubhman Gill and Ravindra Jadeja worked together to give India hope. India needed 96 runs from 74 balls when Jadeja was dismissed in the 38th over after trying a dangerous shot.
Shubman Gill’s Heroics and India’s Late Collapse
India’s innings was still led by Shubman Gill, who finished his sixth ODI century with a double on the first ball of the 39th over. His heroic effort, though, was thwarted when he was caught trying to loft a ball from Mahedi Hasan over long-off. Gill’s outstanding innings included 8 sixes and 5 fours, totaling 121 runs off 133 balls. India scored 209 points, which is seven.
India’s prospects were in jeopardy with 57 runs required from 38 deliveries and just 3 wickets left to go. The vital dismissal of Shardul Thakur by Mustafizur Rahman, caught at square leg, reduced India to 249 for 8, needing 8 runs from the final two balls.
Akshar Patel was caught while attempting to loft Mustafizur’s fourth slow off-cutter of the same over, dashign India’s hopes. Akshar bravely hit three fours and two sixes in his 42 runs off of 34 balls. By the time Mohammed Shami was out on the sixth ball, India had only fallen 6 runs short.
Bangladesh Stuns India with Thrilling Victory: Heroic Bowling Display
Bangladesh’s hero was Mustafizur Rahman, who claimed three important wickets for 50 runs in his eight overs. Mahedi Hasan also had a significant impact, taking two wickets while giving up 50 runs in nine overs. With two wickets for 32 runs in seven overs, debutant Tanzeem Hasan made a contribution. Mehdi Hasan Miraj and Shakib Al Hasan each claimed one wicket.
The Aftermath: Bangladesh Stuns India with Thrilling Victory
The Indian squad paid a price for resting five important players during a single game. Readers of crictime.news are welcome to share their thoughts on who should be blamed for this loss in the comments area.
The Asia Cup Super 4 encounter between Bangladesh and India will be remembered as a fierce contest of abilities and tenacity on the cricket pitch. Fans will definitely be looking forward to the sides’ next meeting because the game demonstrated both teams’ tenacity.