India vs Bangladesh Super Four – Highlights & Summary
India vs Bangladesh was the 1st match in the Super Four stage of Asia Cup 2018, played at Dubai. It was a double-header as the 2nd match was played at Abu Dhabi between Afghanistan and Pakistan at the same time.
India had to replace 3 of their squad members due to injury and Ravindra Jadeja made it to the playing XI in this match in place of injured Hardik Pandya. India won the toss and elected to field first.
Liton Das and Nazmul Hossain Shanto opened the innings for Bangladesh. Liton Das hit a boundary in the 4th over on a short delivery by Bumrah that pitched outside off as he pulled he through midwicket for a four.
In the next over Bhuvneshwar Kumar dismissed Liton Das caught at deep backward square leg by Kedar Jadhav. Das had no room to pull this ball and got the top edge leading to a brilliant catch by Kedar Jadhav and was dismissed for 7.
In the next over, Bumrah bowled a full-length delivery wide from the off stump and Nazmul Hossain Shanto drove away from the body, got an outside edge and was caught by Dhawan in the slips.
He was out for 7off 14 balls and Bangladesh has lost both the openers in the 6th over and were 16-2.
Shakib Al Hasan batting at number 3 hit a four in the same over of Bumrah punching the ball through the covers easing up the pressure. Shakib attacked Jadeja’s bowling in the 10th over as hit him for 2 back to back fours. The 1st four was hit through the covers on a full-length ball, following a sweep shot through the off side to square leg for another four.
Shakib couldn’t control his nerves on the next ball and went for a similar shot on a length ball that was pitched outside off by Jadeja and swept the ball only to be caught by Dhawan at square leg.
Shakib was out for 17 off 12 balls with 3 fours and Bangladesh were 42-3.
18 runs and 6 overs later Jadeja got his his 2nd wicket as he dismissed Mohammad Mithun out lbw for 9 off 19 balls. In the next over of his spell, Jadeja got Mushfiqur Rahim out caught by Chahal at short third man. Mushfiqur reverse swept the ball and Jadeja’s accuracy and the field placement got the better of him as Chahal at short third man made no mistake.
Bangladesh had lost half their team in the 18th over and were 65-5 with Mahmudullah and Mosaddek Hossain batting at the crease.
The two batsmen put 36 runs together for the 6th wicket before Mahmadullah was out lbw on a delivery by Bhuvneshwar Kumar that pitched outside off and skid onto the back thigh. He scored 25 off 51 with 3 fours.
Mosaddek Hossain was quick to follow and was caught behind in the next immediate over bowled by Jadeja becoming Jadeja’s 4th scalp.
After Bangladesh were 7 wickets down for 101 the skipper Mashrafe Mortaza along with Mehidy Hasan Miraz put together a partnership of 66 runs for the 8th wicket.
Mortaza scored 26 off 32 balls with 2 sixes that he hit to Bhuvneshwar on back to back deliveries in the 47th over.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz played a fighting innings towards the end contributing 42 runs off 50 deliveries with 2 fours and 2 sixes. His innings ended in the 48th over when he pulled an outside off delivery from Burmah and was caught at deep mid-wicket by Dhawan.
In the final over, Burma dismissed Mustafizur Rahman on the 1st ball caught out by Dhawan and Bangladesh’s innings ended at 173 all out.
Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked 3 wickets each and Ravindra Jadeja was the lading wicket taker with 4 wickets for 29 runs.
Kuldeep Yadav was wicket less and finished his 10 overs none for 34.
Chasing a target of 174 runs, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan opened the innings for India. The pair gave India a solid opening partnership of 61 runs.
Dhawan was the 1st Indian wicket to fall in the 15th over as he was out lbw by Shakib Al Hasan. Dhawan hit 4 fours and 1 six to score 40 off 47 balls.
Rohit Sharma from the ender continued his fine form and scored his second half century of the tournament and along with Ambati Rayudu who came in at number 3, put together 45 runs for the 2nd wicket.
Ambati Rayudu (13) was caught behind playing a ball from Rubel Hossain away from his body with an angled bat edging it to the keeper.
MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma stayed on the crease and saw India close to the victory as both put another 64 runs together on the board.
As India was just 4 runs away from the win, Dhoni (33) stepped down the crease and swung his bat on a wide full-length delivery and it sliced off the toe end of his bat and the sweeper cover caught him out.
Rohit Sharma stayed not out scoring 83 off 105 with 5 fours and 3 sixes and took India to victory.
Rubel Hossain, Shakib and Mortaza picked 1 wicket each.
India won by 7 wickets with 82 balls remaining. Ravindra Jadeja was awarded Man of the Match.
This was a clinical win for India as they outplayed Bangladesh in all the departments. India will certainly carry this momentum forward in the upcoming super four match against Pakistan. Read our prediction here for India vs Pakistan Super Four.