Asia Cup 2023: Bangladesh scored 265 runs against India

India restricted Bangladesh to 265 runs in the first innings of the final Super Four match of the Asia Cup. Here is what happened in the first innings.

India made up to five changes for the Asia Cup Super Four last match. India rested some of its front-line players because it had already secured a spot in the Asia Cup final. As a result, it handed some playing time to the guys on the bench. The team welcomed back Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami and Prasidh Krishna. Among the players who missed the game were Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj. India won the toss and opted to bowl first as they restricted Bangladesh to 265 runs. Ravindra Jadeja reached the milestone of 200 wickets in ODIs. 


Indian Pacers control the powerplay

In the powerplay, the Indian fast bowlers once again impressed. Litton Das was dismissed by Mohammed Shami for a silver duck to earn the game’s first wicket. Tanzid Hasan struck two boundaries off Shardul Thakur, who had a rough start. In his very next over, he made a strong recovery by removing Hasan with the very first ball. In his third over, Thakur struck once again to dismiss Anamul Haque. Only four runs were scored by Haque during his time at the crease. Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Shakib al Hasan completed the powerplay. In the last over of the powerplay, Mehidy Hasan was twice caught at slips, first by Tilak Varma and then by Suryakumar Yadav. Bangladesh lost three wickets while scoring 44 runs in the powerplay.

Mehidy’s luck ended as Axar Patel joined the assault. Axar, who had no wickets in India’s most recent game against Sri Lanka, got one in his opening over. Mehidy, who had previously been dropped twice in the innings, edged a ball to the first slip, where captain Rohit Sharma made a fantastic diving catch.

Shakib and Hridoy share a great partnership

The Bangladeshi team’s situation appeared dire after losing four wickets and scoring only 59 runs. Rohit Sharma gave the ball to Tilak Varma. In his three overs of bowling, he only gave up seven runs. In his fourth over, 14 runs, including two sixes, were scored. Shakib, who has, by his standards, been quite average in this Asia Cup, was spectacular tonight. Despite being scratchy in his partnership, Towhid Hridoy has been a reliable batsman for Bangladesh in this Asia Cup. He made a number of plays and missed them as well. 

India gets back into the game

As the absence of experience became more glaring, the pair worked together for a century. In just 54 balls, Shakib scored 60 runs in the partnership while playing the aggressor. Shardul once again was the one to capture a significant wicket on the very next ball after the drinks break. Shakib was removed after scoring an impressive 80 runs off of 85 balls. Ravindra Jadeja defeated Shamim Hossain in the next over to secure his 200th wicket in the format. With a short ball, Shami broke the 32-run seventh-wicket partnership. Having reached fifty, Hridoy was dismissed. Tilak, who was positioned at deep mid-wicket, caught Hridoy’s pull shot. Once more, the Indian bowlers were unable to get rid of the Bangladeshi reserve players. Batting eighth, Nasum Ahmed scored 44 runs in just 45 balls. For the eighth wicket, he and Mahedi Hasan combined for a 45-run partnership. Prasidh Krishna, who took his maiden wicket, bowled Nasum.