Colombo: Bangladesh team has won the Asia Cup series by beating India by 6 runs.
Chasing the target of 266 runs, the Indian team was in for a shock from the start. Rohit Sharma lost his wicket in the second ball of the match. Next, Tilak Verma 5 runs, KL Rahul 19 runs, Ishan Kishan 5 runs, Suryakumar Yadav 26 runs, Jadeja 7 runs, the Indian team players lost their wickets. Despite the fall of wickets on one side, opener Shubman Gill played a responsible game.
He collected runs by flying the available balls calmly to the boundary and crossed the century. The Indian team went to a difficult position when he was also dismissed for 121 runs. Akshar Patel and Shardul Thakur formed an alliance in the final stage. But in the 49th over, both of them lost wickets and needed 12 runs in the last over to win. The first 3 balls were dot balls and Shami hit a boundary in the 4th ball. But Shami was run out in the next ball and Bangladesh team won by 6 runs. India lost all wickets for 259 runs.
Bangladesh Team Innings: India won the toss and chose to bowl. Accordingly, Muhammad Sami separated Tansit Hasan-Litandas, who started as the opening players of the Bangladesh team, in the 2nd over. Liton Das walks for no run. Shardul Thakur dismissed Tansit Hasan for 13 runs in the 3rd over. The Bangladesh team lost 3 wickets in 6 overs and lost the wicket of Anamul Haq for 29 runs.
Mehdi Hasan Miraz and Shakib Al Hasan vowed not to give up wickets again. But Axar Patel broke their vow in the 13th over. Mehdi Hasan is out for 13 runs. On the other side, Shakib Al Hasan stood firm on his vow and added strength to the team. He was supported by Tawheed Hridhoi who played together and added confidence to the team. Shakib’s wicket of Shardul Thakur, who added 80 runs off 85 balls, gave the Indian team some relief. At the end of the 34th over, Bangladesh added 161 runs for the loss of 5 wickets.
Shamim Hossain scored 1 run, Tawheed scored 54 runs and Nasum Ahmed scored 44 runs as Bangladesh struggled in the end and added 265 runs for the loss of 8 wickets. Tansim Hasan Saqib scored 14 runs and Mehidi Hasan scored 29 runs. On the Indian side, Shardul Thakur took 3 wickets, Muhammad Shami took 2 wickets, Axar Patel, Jadeja, Prashit Krishna took 1 wicket each.