Bangladesh Wrap Asia Cup Campaign With Impressive Win Over India

Bangladesh Wrap Asia Cup Campaign With Impressive Win Over India

Bangladesh emerged victorious in the final super-four stage clash against India, defending a total of 265 runs. Although this win marked the end of Bangladesh’s Asia Cup campaign, it sets the stage for an exciting final as India prepares to face Sri Lanka on Sunday.

The game kicked off with India winning the toss and opting to field first. Despite a shaky start for Bangladesh’s top-order batsmen, the experienced Shakib Al Hassan played a pivotal role, anchoring the innings with a resilient 80-run knock.

Combined with a half-century from Towhid Hridoy, Bangladesh managed to post a competitive total of 265 for eight.

India’s bowlers made their presence felt, with Shardul Thakur securing a three-wicket haul and Mohammed Shami bagging two crucial wickets.

In pursuit of the target of 266, Shubman Gill’s splendid century seemed to put India in the driver’s seat. However, the regular fall of wickets disrupted their chase.

Mustafizur Rahman claimed three wickets, while Mahedi Hasan and Tanzim Hasan Sakib contributed with two wickets each.

As the tension mounted, the game came down to the wire, with India needing 12 runs in the last over. Tanzim Hasan Sakib proved to be the hero, delivering a nerve-wracking final over. A run-out on the last ball sealed India’s fate, falling just six runs short of victory.

Here are the key match statistics:

Result: Bangladesh wins by 6 runs.

Bangladesh: 265-8 in 50 overs (Shakib Al Hasan 80, Towhid Hridoy 54; Shardul Thakur 3-65, Mohammed Shami 2-32).

India: 259 all out in 49.5 overs (Shubman Gill 121, Axar Patel 42; Mustafizur Rahman 3-50, Tanzim Hasan Sakib 2-32, Mahedi Hasan 2-50).

Player of the Match: Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh).

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