IND vs BAN Asia Cup 2023: Shubman Gill’s century in vain as Bangladesh register thrilling consolation win


Bangladesh celebrating Shardul Thakur's wicket
Image Source : AP Bangladesh celebrating Shardul Thakur’s wicket

Bangladesh recorded a thrilling six-run win over India in their last Super 4 match of the Asia Cup 2023 on Friday, September 15. Shakib Al Hasan and Towhid Hridoy scored brilliant fifties to help Bangladesh score a challenging total of 265 and then a brilliant spell from Mustafizur Rahman helped them secure a consolation win in the tournament.

Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to field first at Colombo’s R Premadasa Stadium. Having already secured a place in the final, the Indian team made as many as five changes to their playing eleven with the likes of Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya sitting out. Bangladesh handed a debut to the 20-year-old pacer Tanzim Hasan and also recalled the experienced Mustafizur Rahman. 

India started well with four early wickets in the first 14 overs but Shakib and Hridoy added 101 runs for the fifth wicket to put Sri Lanka on track for a big total. A much-changed Indian bowling attack struggled in the middle overs as Shakib dominated the game by smashing 80 runs off 85 balls. 

Bangladesh Playing XI: Litton Das (wk), Tanzid Hasan, Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Towhid Hridoy, Shamim Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Mustafizur Rahman

India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, KL Rahul (wk), Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Prasidh Krishna

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