Dubai: Indian captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and put Bangladesh in to bat in the first match of the Asia Cup Super Four stage at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Gulf News was covering all the action as it happened with inputs from our Chief Cricket Writer K.R. Nayar:
India beat Bangladesh by 7 wickets in the Super Four match of the Asia Cup with Ravindara Jadeja taking 4 wickets and skipper Rohit Sharma scoring 83 unbeaten. Jadeja's 4-29 wrecked Bangladesh to 173 all out in 49.1 overs before chasing down the target in 36.2 overs for the loss of 3 wickets.
Bangladesh 1st innings
Liton Das c Kedar Jadhav b Bhuvneshwar Kumar 7
Nazmul Hossain Shanto c Shikhar Dhawan b Jasprit Bumrah 7
Shakib Al Hasan c Shikhar Dhawan b Ravindra Jadeja 17
Mushfiqur Rahim c Yuzvendra Chahal b Ravindra Jadeja 21
Mohammad Mithun lbw Ravindra Jadeja 9
Mahmudullah lbw Bhuvneshwar Kumar 25
Mosaddek Hossain c MS Dhoni b Ravindra Jadeja 12
Mashrafe Mortaza c Jasprit Bumrah b Bhuvneshwar Kumar 26
Mehedi Hasan c Shikhar Dhawan b Jasprit Bumrah 42
Mustafizur Rahman c Shikhar Dhawan b Jasprit Bumrah 3
Rubel Hossain Not Out 1
Extras 0b 1lb 1nb 0pen 1w 3
Total (49.1 overs) 173 all out
Fall of Wickets: 1-15 Das, 2-16 Shanto, 3-42 Al Hasan, 4-60 Ali, 5-65 Rahim, 6-101 Mahmudullah, 7-101 Saikat, 8-167 Mortaza, 9-169 Miraz, 10-173 Rahman
Bowling Ov Md Rn Wk
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 10 1 32 3
Jasprit Bumrah 9.1 1 37 3
Yuzvendra Chahal 10 0 40 0
Ravindra Jadeja 10 0 29 4
Kuldeep Yadav 10 0 34 0
India 1st innings
Rohit Sharma Not Out 83
Shikhar Dhawan lbw Shakib Al Hasan 40
Ambati Rayudu c Mushfiqur Rahim b Rubel Hossain 13
MS Dhoni c Mohammad Mithun b Mashrafe Mortaza 33
Dinesh Karthik Not Out 1
Extras 0b 1lb 1nb 0pen 2w 4
Total (36.2 overs) 174-3
Fall of Wickets: 1-61 Dhawan, 2-106 Rayudu, 3-170 Dhoni
Did not Bat : Jadhav, Jadeja, Kumar, Yadav, Chahal, Bumrah
Bowling Ov Md Rn Wk
Mashrafe Mortaza 5 0 30 1 6.00
Mehedi Hasan 10 0 38 0
Mustafizur Rahman 7 0 40 0
Shakib Al Hasan 9.2 0 44 1
Rubel Hossain 5 0 21 1
Umpires: Gregory Brathwaite and Ahsan Raza
Match Referee: David Boon
Rohit Sharma and Dhoni put on 50 runs in 48 balls. India need just 15 more runs to win.
India is 142 for 2 in 30 overs, Rohit Sharma is 74 not out playing with MS Dhoni on 14 not out.
India sailing comfortably to an easy win. Score is 117 for 2 in 25 overs Rohit Sharma reaches 50 in 63 balls through a towering six. Ambati Rayudu was out in the previous over caught by Mushfiqur Rahim of Rubel Hossain for 13.
Hitting 40 runs off 47 balls Shikhar Dhawan falls leg before to Shakib Al Hasan. India 61 for 1 in 14.3 overs.
51 for no loss in 10 overs. Indian openers in full flow, Shikar Dhawan plays on 35 not out and Rohit Sharma is at 16 not out.
Rohit Sharma and Shikar Dhawan give India a solid start, reach 37 for no loss in 8 overs.
Innings break: Bangladesh bowled out for 173 in 49.1 overs. Ravindra Jadeja takes four wickets backed by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah with three wickets each.
Half time scoreboard:
Liton Das c Jadhav b Kumar 7
Nazmul Hossain c Dhawan b Bumrah 7
Shakib Al Hasan c Dhawan b Jadeja 17
Mushfiqur Rahim c Chahal b Jadeja 21
Mohammad Mithun lbw b Jadeja 9
Mahmudullah Riyad lbw b Kumar 25
Mosaddek Hossain c Dhoni b Jadeja 12
Mashrafe Mortaza c Bumrah b Kumar 26
Mehidy Hasan c Dhawan b Bumrah 42
Mustafizur Rahman c Dhawan b Bumrah 3
Rubel Hossain not out 1
Extras: (b1, nb1, w1) 3
Total: (all out; 49.1 overs) 173
Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Das), 2-16 (Nazmul), 3-42 (Shakib), 4-60 (Mithun), 5-65 (Rahim), 6-101 (Mahmudullah), 7-101 (Mosaddek), 8-167 (Mortaza), 9-169 (Hasan)
Bowling: Kumar 10-1-32-3(1w) Bumrah 9.1-1-37-3, Chahal 10-0-40-0, Jadeja 10-0-29-4 (1nb), Yadav 10-0-34-0
Umpires: Ahsan Raza (PAK) and Gregory Brathwaite (WIS)
Match referee: David Boon (AUS)
Mashrafe Mortaza is back to the pavilion caught by Jasprit Bumrah off Bhuveneswar Kumar for 26. Bangladesh is 167 for 8 in 47 overs.
Mehidy Hasan and Mashrafe Murtaza has given some joy to the Bangladesh fans through some good shots. They have put on a 50 runs partnership in 68 balls. Hasan is on 39 and Murtaza on 12, Bangladesh is on 152 for 7 in 45 overs.
Indian bowlers turn the heat on Bangladesh batsmen who are struggling at 119 for 7 in 37 overs. Ravindra Jadeja bags his 4th wicket.
Bangladesh lose two quick wickets in successive overs, (Mahmudullah lbw b Kumar 25) and (Mosaddek Hossain c †Dhoni b Jadeja 12)
Bangladesh reach the 100 runs mark losing five wickets in 32 overs against the tight Indian bowling attack. Indians have choked the run flow of the Bangladesh batsmen striking repeatedly.
Ravindra Jadeja strikes and traps Mohammad Mithun leg before for 9. Worse was to follow, Jadeja also removes a well set Mushfiqur Rahim for 21. Half the Bangladesh side back in the pavilion for 67 runs by the 20th over.
Bangladesh is 57 for 2 after 15 overs, with Rahmat Shah on 13 not out and Hashmatullah Shahidi is batting at 13 not out. Bangladesh star batsmen Mushfiqur Rahim and Mohammad Mithun should score big to lift them out of trouble.
3rd wicket down, Bangladesh are in trouble at 44 for 3 in 10 overs. Shakib Al Hasan is caught by Shikar Dhawan off Ravindra Jadeja for 17.
Bangladesh lose two quick wickets, Liton Das is caught by Kedar Jadhav off Bhuveneswar Kumar 7 and Nazmul Hossain Shanto is caught by Dhawan off Jasprit Bumrah for 7. Team score is 21 for 2 in 6 overs.
Dubai: Indian captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and put Bangladesh in to bat in the first match of the Asia Cup Super Four stage at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Upbeat after beating Pakistan comprehensively in the league stage, India made one forced change by including all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja in place of injured Hardik Pandya.
Bangladesh on the other hand, made a couple of changes by bringing in Mushfiqur Rahim and Mustafizur Rahman.
India: 1 Rohit Sharma (capt), 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Ambati Rayudu, 4 Dinesh Karthik, 5 MS Dhoni (wk), 6 Kedar Jadhav, 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 9 Kuldeep Yadav, 10 Jasprit Bumrah, 11 Yuzvendra Chahal
Bangladesh: 1 Liton Das, 2 Nazmul Hossain, 3 Shakib Al Hasan, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 5 Mohammad Mithun, 6 Mahmudullah, 7 Mosaddek Hossain, 8 Mehidy Hasan, 9 Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), 10 Rubel Hossain, 11 Mustafizur Rahman