Asia Cup: India vs Bangladesh - As it happened...
Zee Media Bureau/Suyash Srivastava & Chaitan Papnai
Over 49 || Score 280/4
Rubel Hossain bowled one of the better yorkers we have seen today and it surprised Kohli to an extent as he was bowled. That wicket ended the 213-run partnership for the third wicket. As India needed 8 runs to win the match, Rahane shimmied down the track and was caught at long on while trying to clear the boundary. Dinesh Karthik and Ambati Rayudu made sure India didn't loose any more wicket. India have won the match by 6 wickets, a comprehensive win!
AM Rahane c sub (Imrul Kayes) b Sohag Gazi 73 (83b)
V Kohli b Rubel Hossain 136 (122b)
Over 45 || Score 262/2
You look at the body language of the Bangladeshi fielders, and you will realise how huge a partnership this has been. Kohli and Rahane have added unbeaten 204 runs for the second wicket and it should be a cakewalk for India from here onwards.
Over 40 || Score 217/2
Virat Kohli has reached his 19th ODI ton. Just to remind everybody what a feat that is, the legendary Brian Lara scored 16 centuries from 299 ODIs, Mahela Jayawardene has 16 centuries from 408 ODIs. Meanwhile, Rahane survived a close call when he hit a ball straight to Mominul, who wasn't sure whether he had taken in cleanly. After several replays, the third umpire gave the benefit of doubt to the batsman. This partnership is now worth 163 runs.
Virat Kohli 108* (101b) Ajinkya Rahane 51* (67b)
Over 35|| Score 186/2
Kohli and Rahane have almost snatched the game away from Bangladesh. Bangladeshi bowlers are totally clueless against the class batting these two have shown so far. Kohli is heading towards his 19th ODI century, and what an innings it has been. Rahane has supported him extremely well from the other end. This partnership is now worth 132 runs!
Virat Kohli 90* (87b) Ajinkya Rahane 38* (51b)
Over 30|| Score 144/2
Kohli has continued the good work for the side and he has been very well accompanied by Rahane. These two have so far added unbeaten 90 runs for the third-wicket partnership and it could be the decisive partnership of the match.
Over 25 || Score 121/2
The pair of Kohli and Rahane has once again come to India's rescue as these two have stitched in a massive partnership. While Bangladesh continue to search for another breakthrough, these two have added unbeaten 67 runs for the third-wicket partnership.
Virat Kohli 50* (49b) Ajinkya Rahane 17* (29b)
Over 20 || Score 89/2
Two of the most reliable batsmen are batting for India at the moment. Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane have been batting sensibly after both the openers were dismissed in quick successions. Mushfiqur has brought his spinners into the attack considering the fact that the pacers will leak plenty of runs on this wicket. 29 runs scored in the last five overs.
Over 15 || Score 60/1
Another wicket. This time it's Rohit Sharma. India in trouble now. Big wicket for Ziaur Rahman who destroyed Sharma's defence and ball after touching his thighs, hit the stumps. All eyes are now on Skipper Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane. India need a solid partnership at this juncture.
Rohit Sharma b Abdur Razzak 21 (29)
Over 12 || Score 51/1
After initial lull in run-making, Indian openers managed to counter-attack with some sweet stroke plays, including a brilliant six by Rohit Sharma off Mortaza over his head. But soon came a casualty in the form of Shikhar Dhawan in the 12th over. Dhawan was trapped leg-before by spinner Abdur Razzak, while he tried to sweep the ball. He made 28 runs. India have lost its first wicket.
Shikhar Dhawan lbw b Abdur Razzak 28 (44)
Over 5 || Score 12/0
First five overs saw Indian openers struggling for runs. In the 5th over, Dhawan tried to break the shackles and drove Mashrafe Mortaza to cover for a boundary. Before that a loud leg-before shout came for Dhawan off Rubel Hossain but was turned down by the umpire as the ball clearly pitched outside the leg stump.
Over 50 || Score 279/7
Mushfiqur Rahim reached his second century in ODIs when he worked a yorker for a single, but Kohli's throw missed the stumps and the Bangladesh skipper reached three figures in dramatic style! 43 runs were scored in the last five overs as Indian bowlers managed to get their yorkers right. Bangladesh team management would be very happy with Mushfiqur's knock as the skipper was dismissed in the last over of the innings. India need 280 runs to win their first match of the tournament.
Nasir Hossain c Karthik b Mohammed Shami 1 (6b)
Over 45 || Score 236/4
India picked yet another wicket as Naeem Islam hit a ball of Mohammed Shami straight to the fielder at cover. Mushfiqur is just three runs short of what would be an incredible century. The crowd is already on its feet!
Naeem Islam c Ashwin b Mohammed Shami 14 (19b)
Over 40 || Score 208/3
Mushfiqur Rahim is still playing a captain's knock while India managed to get a breakthrough as Anamul Haque was bowled by Aaron. Bangladesh have reached a decent total by the end of 40 overs and with seven wickets in hand, they would want to cross that 300-run mark.
Anamul Haque b Aaron 77 (106b)
Over 35 || Score 162/2
Both Anamul Haque and Mushfiqur Rahim have continued to dominate the proceedings. India are still searching for their third breakthrough as these two are scoring boundaries at will. 27 runs have been scored in the last five overs and Bangladesh are looking in a very commanding position at the moment.
Over 30 || Score 137/2
Indian skipper Virat Kohli is looking short of ideas now. And the credit goes to both the batsmen in the middle -- Anamul Haque and Mushfiqur Rahim. Though Jadeja is bowling well from one end, on the other end part-timers are leaking runs. Both the batsmen have stitched 88 runs for the second wicket and are looking dangerous with every passing over. India need to break this partnership now, otherwise Bangladesh will put up a total of around 300 in this match.
Over 25 || Score 118/2
In the 23rd over bowled by Ashwin, Anamul Haque launched him for a six to complete his half-century in style. He used 67 ball to reach the mark, with the help of three boundaries and equal number of sixes. Meanwhile, Bangladesh has also crossed the mark of 100 runs in the 23rd over. Suddenly the Indian bowling is looking ordinary as the batsmen have now started scoring boundaries at will.
Over 20 || Score 96/2
After the fall of Mominul's wicket both the batsmen at the crease – Anamul Haque and Mushfiqur Rahim – are playing confidently. On the fourth ball of 16th over off Aaron, Anamul Haque smacked the bowler for a six over long on. Then in the 20th over Haque once again collected 12 runs by scoring a boundary and a six from the over. Both the batsmen are playing Varun and Ashwin with an ease.
Over 14 || Score 54/2
Varun Aaron and R Ashwin have been introduced into the attack by skipper Kohli in the 11th and 12th over respectively. Aswhin gave India their second breakthrough in the form of Mominul Haque. Mominul stepped out and tried to work the first ball off Ashwin towards on side but got the inside edge and wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik collected the ball and dislodged the stumps within a flash. Meanwhile, the home side has crossed the mark of 50 runs but their run-rate is still under four.
Mominul Haque st Karthik b Ashwin 23 (29b)
Over 10 || Score 36/1
In the first ten overs India have dominated the proceedings as Indian strike bowlers – Bhuvi and Shami – bowled really well and gave less chances to Bangladeshi batsmen to score freely. Shami dropped a catch in the deep otherwise the home side would have lost their two wickets by now. In a placid track it's undoubtedly a good start by India.
Over 6 || Score 17/1
Pitch is looking good for batting as the ball is coming nicely on the bat. Though both the openers were playing cautiously, but in the sixth over Shami strikes for India. Shami got a bit of extra bounce from the wicket which took the leading edge of Shamsur Rahman's bat and the bowler himself took the catch.
Shamsur Rahman c & b Mohammed Shami 7 (12b)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has the new ball in hands, it means he will start the bowling proceedings for India, whereas, Anamul Haque and Shamsur Rahman are in the middle to open the Bangladesh innings.
India won the toss and elected to bowl first
Last time when these two teams played against each other in the Asia Cup, Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar reached the milestone by scoring his 100th international hundred. But unfortunately, even after setting a total of 290 runs, India lost the match by five wickets.
If India is without there regular skipper MS Dhoni and southpaw Suresh Raina then Bangladesh camp will also miss its swashbuckling opener Tamim Iqbal, who has been ruled out of the entire event due to neck strain and their talismanic all-rounder Shakib-Al-Hasan who is facing a two-match ban for showing lewd gestures on TV.
After losing two consecutive ODI series, first in South Africa and then in New Zealand, now India will lock horns with the home side Bangladesh in their first Asia Cup match within a few minutes. Virat Kohli will lead the Indian side as Indian skipper MS Dhoni was ruled out of the five-nation event due to side strain.
Fatullah (Bangladesh): Embarrassed in South Africa and New Zealand, regional powerhouse India would hope for a turnaround under a new captain when they take on a troubled Bangladesh in their Asia Cup opener here on Wednesday.
For the five-time champions India, the build up to the 12th edition of the regional tournament has been quite similar to that of 2012 when they landed here on the back of eight successive Test defeats in England and Australia.
Now they have come here after losing to South Africa 0-1 in Tests and 0-2 in ODIs. They suffered similar humiliation at the hands of New Zealand. The world champion side capped their two overseas tours with four successive defeats in One-dayers.
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