Dhaka, Sep 22 (UNB) – Bangladesh conceded a seven-wicket defeat against India in their first Super-Four stage battle of the 14th Asia Cup at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday.
India chased down an easy target of 174-run for three wickets in 36.2 overs spurred by the captain-cum-opener Rohit Sharma’s unbeaten innings of 83 off 104 balls, including five boundaries and three sixes.
Besides his individual performance, Rohit contributed in the opening stand of 61 off 14.2 overs with Shikhar Dhawan [40 off 47b; 4x4; 1x6], who was lbw by Shakib Al Hasan for Bangladesh’s first breakthrough.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni [33 off 37b; 3x4] and Ambati Rayudu [13 off 28b; 1x4] were the two other double digit scorers for India.
Rubel Hossain (1/21), skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza(1/30) and Shakib(1/44) shared three wickets for Bangladesh.
Sent in to bat first, Bangladesh faced seatback from the beginning and lost wickets in gradual interval until skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and Mehidy Hasan Miraz stand for a partnership of 66 off 13.1 overs in the 8th wicket when the innings total overs was 49.1.
Mashrafe [26 off 32b; 2x6] and top-scorer Miraz [42 off 50b; 2x4; 2x6] started after the dismissal of Mosaddek Hossain on 101/7 in 33.2 overs and carried the tally to 167/8 in 46.3 overs before Mashrafe was caught by Jasprit Bumrah off Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Miraz was caught by Shikhar Dhawan off Jasprit Bumrah leaving team total at 169/9 in 47.2 overs.
Earlier, Mahmudullah Riyad [25 off 51b; 3x4] and Mosaddek [12off 43b] hold their nerve a bit after Bangladesh passed through a blow of a five-wicket loss within the 18th over for 65, but Mahmudullah was lbw by Bhuvneshwar Kumar to fall apart from the 6th wicket on Bangladesh’s 101 in 32.5 overs.
Bangladesh’s another big hope, Mushfiqur Rahim [21off 45b; 1x4] was sent back to the pavilion in the last ball of the 18th over being caught by Yuzvendra Chahal off Ravindra Jadeja.
Senior all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan [17 off 12b; 3x4] came in to the crease when Bangladesh had already suffered an early jolt with 16/2 in 5.1 overs, losing both their opening batsmen -Nazmul Hossain Shanto and Liton Kumar Das.
Shakib could have recovered the early damage, but the talismanic all-rounder paired with Mushfiq only for a 26 off 27 balls. He was caught by Shikhar Dhawan, playing a poor and shoddy shot off Ravindra Jadeja after two successive boundaries in the 10th over.
Mohammad Mithun also failed to stay long with Mushfiq as followed Shakib soon as lbw by Ravindra Jadeja on 60/4 in 15.4 overs.
Sending in to bat first, Bangladesh opened the innings and Liton was sent back to the pavilion by Bhuvneshwar Kumar at 15 in the third ball of the fourth over before Jasprit Bumrah got Shanto in the first balls of the sixth over.
Scoring a seven-run each, Liton and Shanto were caught by Kedar Jadhav and by Shikhar Dhawan respectively.
Man of the match Ravindra Jadeja (4/29), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3/32) and Jasprit Bumrah (3/37) shared all wickets for India with conceding runs.
Dhaka, Sep 21 (UNB) – Bangladesh have to bat first in their first Super-Four stage battle in the 14th Asia Cup as India skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bowl at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday.
Mushfiqur Rahim and Mustafizur Rahman have come in as Mominul Haque and Abu Hider have been dropped from Bangladesh’s last eleven, which played against Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.
There is one change in the Indian eleven as Ravindra Jadeja replaced injured Hardik Pandya, who played in the eleven for an eight-wicket win against Pakistan in Dubai on Wednesday.
However, this is only the second time Bangladesh experienced opener Tamim Iqbal missing out an ODI against India since his debut in 2007.
Bangladesh: Liton Kuamr Das, Nazmul Hossain, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (captain), Rubel Hossain and Mustafizur Rahman.
India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal.
Dhaka, Sep 21 (UNB) – Bangladesh’s lost to Afghanistan by 136 runs in a dead-rubber of the 14th Asia Cup at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.
Chasing a target of 256 runs, Bangladesh finished on 119 for all in 42.1 overs, losing their wickets in a gradual interval where all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan [32 off 55b], Mahmudullah Riyad [27 off 54b; 2x4] and Mosaddek Hossain [26* off 60b; 3x4] were the double digit scorers.
Man of the match Rashid Khan [2/13], Mujeeb Ur Rahman [2/22] and Gulbadin Naib [2/30] equally shared six wickets for the winners. Rahmat Shah [1/7], Aftab Alam [1/11] and Mohammad Nabi [1/24] handled the remaining part of the bowling department.
Earlier, opting to bat first, Afghanistan played full 50 overs for 255/7 where Rashid Khan hit an half century of 57* runs and shared a partnership of 95 in 9.1 overs in the unbeaten 8th wicket stand with Gulbadin Naib [42*] after number-four batsman Hashmatullah Shahidi’s top-scoring innings of 58 runs.
Debutant left-handed pacer of Bangladesh Abu Hider endangered Afghanistan innings early, removing two top-order batsmen -- Ihsanullah and Rahmat Shah within the 6th over, keeping the opponent score at 28/2 in 5.5 overs.
All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan got opener Mohammad Shahzad [37 off 47b; 4x4] before Afghanistan reached the 100-run mark as Shahzad was caught by Hider on 79/3 in 19.3 overs.
But, Shahidi continued to score run up to150/6 in 37.1 overs for his individual innings off 92 balls featuring three boundaries before being caught behind by keeper Liton Kumar Das off pacer Rubel Hossain.
In the middle, Shakib bowled out skipper Asghar Afghan and Samiullah Shenwari [18 off 31b; 1x4] at 101in 25.1 overs and 139 in 33.2 overs before trapping experienced all-rounder Mohammad Nabi  at 160/7 in 40.5 overs from where Rashid and Gulbadin started their unbeaten composure.
Rashid threshed Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza in the last over of the match, taking 19 off six balls, in an innings of 32 balls, including eight boundaries and one six.
Another unbeaten hitter Gulbadin faced 38 balls and hit five boundaries for Afghanistan.
Shakib got four wickets for 42 runs while Abu Hider two for 50 and Rubel the rest one conceding 32 runs for Bangladesh.
Dhaka, Sep 20 (UNB) – Bangladesh’s left-handed pacer bowler Abu Hider endangered Afghanistan innings, removing two top-order batsmen for a 15-run in his 2.5 overs in the 14th Asia Cup match in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.
Opener Mohammad Shahzad [16 off 28b; 1x4] and Hashmatullah Shahidi [9* off 23b;] were on batting in the third wicket, till filing this report, with scorecard showing a 43/2 * after 12th over for Afghanistan, the side opted bat after winning the toss.
The 22-year old Abu Hider did this on his ODI debut in the Group ‘B’ dead-rubber of the six-nation tournament, sending off Afghanistan opening batsman Ihsanullah, was caught by Mohammad Mithun, on 10/1 in 1.4 overs and clean bowled Rahmat Shah on 28/2 in 5.5 overs at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
Dhaka, Sep 20 (UNB) – Afghanistan won the toss and sent Bangladesh to bowl first in the Group ‘B’ dead-rubber of the 14th Asia Cup at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Thursday.
Two left-handed bowlers -- pacer Abu Hider and spinner Nazmul Hossain Shanto - are making ODI debuts while Mominul Haque has been included in the Bangladesh eleven.
The Tigers’ are playing today without three key players -- injured opener Tamim Iqbal, consistent run getter Mushfiqur Rahim and cutter sensation Mustafizur Rahman -- all played vital role for a 137-run win against Sri Lanka in the six-nation tournament opener In Dubai.
Afghanistan brought one change in their eleven, bringing all-rounder Samiullah Shenwari in place of Najibullah Zadran.
Both the parties of the day’s match have already reached into last-four stage of the tournament as Bangladesh got a 137-run victory over a hapless Sri Lanka, the side were eliminated from the race conceding another loss by 91-runs in the last group match against Afghanistan.
Bangladesh best XI: Liton Kumar Das, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (captain), Rubel Hossain, Nazmul Hossain and Abu Hider.
Afghanistan best XI: Mohammad Shahzad, Ihsanullah, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan (captain), Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shenwari, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Aftab Alam and Mujeeb Ur Rahman.