In the last Super Four game of the ongoing Asia Cup 2023, India and Bangladesh played each other. While the Men In Blue are already in the final, the Tigers were knocked out after losing to Pakistan and another finalist, Sri Lanka. Talking about this game, Bangladesh was asked to bat first and reached 265/8. In reply, the seven-time winners fought well but lost the game by six runs.
Let’s have a look at the top stories from the game between India and Bangladesh
1. Bowlers who played their first game had a decent outing
Talking about India’s bowling, they rested the likes of Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, and Kuldeep Yadav. In place of them, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur, and Prasidh Krishna played the game alongside Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel.
Talking about Shami, he took two wickets while Thakur, who has a Midas touch, took three wickets. Jadeja took one wicket but completed his 200 ODI wickets.
2. India failed to grab the game by its scruff
After having taken three wickets, the likes of Tilak Varma and Suryakumar Yadav dropped a catch each of Mehidy Hasan Miraj. Also, even though he got out Axar Patel not too long after, the Men In Blue couldn’t manage to get a hold of the opposition twice. First, they let Shakib Al Hasan and Towhid Hridoy put up 101 runs for the fifth wicket.
Even after the partnership was broken, the Green Brigade was lurking at 193/7. The Blues once again had the Deja Vu of what happened to them against the same team last December. Bangladesh ended with 265/8.
3. Rare failure for their batter this tournament
In the previous games of the tournament, whether in the washout game against Pakistan in the first round, or Super Four fixtures against Pakistan and Sri Lanka, the batters including the middle order stood up in time of need. However, in this game, apart from Shubman Gill, no one crossed the 40-run mark