Asia Cup 2023: IND vs BAN – Shakib Al Hasan’s Heroics Propel Bangladesh to a Thrilling Win Over India

In a thrilling cricket contest between India vs Bangladesh (Asia Cup Super 4 Match), Bangladesh secured a hard-fought victory, edging out India by a mere 6 runs. The match’s standout star was Shakib Al Hasan, who showcased exceptional skills both with the bat and on the field, scoring a crucial 80 runs and playing a pivotal role in Bangladesh’s triumph.

IND vs BAN: Match Highlights

India vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup 2023 Super 4
India vs Bangladesh, (Image credit- X)

In an exhilarating cricket contest at a R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Bangladesh took on India. The toss favored Bangladesh, who elected to bat first. They managed to post a competitive total of 265 runs.

In response, India’s batting lineup showcased their skills, but ultimately fell short by a mere 6 runs, resulting in a thrilling victory for Bangladesh.

Player of the Match:

The Player of the Match was none other than Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan. His incredible all-round performance left an indelible mark on the game. Shakib Al Hasan contributed significantly with both bat and ball, making him the standout performer of the match.

IND vs BAN: Full Match Highlights

India’s Batting:

India’s innings were marked by some impressive performances with the bat. Shubman Gill emerged as the shining star, scoring a brilliant 121 runs from 133 balls. His innings included eight boundaries and five towering sixes, providing hope for India’s chase. KL Rahul chipped in with a valuable 19 runs, while Axar Patel played a crucial role in the latter stages of the innings with 42 runs off 34 balls. However, despite these notable contributions, India couldn’t quite cross the finish line.

Bangladesh’s Bowling:

Bangladesh’s bowlers exhibited tremendous skill and determination throughout the match. Here’s a closer look at their performances:

  • Tanzim Hasan Sakib: Sakib was impressive, claiming two crucial wickets for just 32 runs in his 7.5 overs.
  • Mustafizur Rahman: Mustafizur proved to be a game-changer, grabbing three vital wickets while conceding 50 runs in his eight overs.
  • Shakib Al Hasan: The Player of the Match contributed with both bat and ball, taking one wicket while maintaining an economy rate of 4.30 in his ten overs.
  • Mahedi Hasan and Mehidy Hasan Miraz: Mahedi and Mehidy each contributed with two and one wicket, respectively, in their spells.

Bangladesh’s Batting:

The Bangladeshi innings witnessed several notable performances from their batsmen. Shakib Al Hasan, leading from the front as captain, showcased his skills with the bat by scoring a crucial 80 runs. His gritty knock included six boundaries and three towering sixes, proving to be the backbone of the innings. Towhid Hridoy was another standout performer, contributing a well-earned half-century with 54 runs, featuring five boundaries and two sixes.

India’s Bowling:

The Indian bowlers displayed exceptional skills and determination throughout the match. Here’s a closer look at their performances:

  • Mohammed Shami: Shami scalped two crucial wickets, conceding 32 runs in his eight overs, maintaining an economy rate of 4.00.
  • Shardul Thakur: Thakur made a significant impact, claiming three wickets for 65 runs in his ten-over spell.
  • Prasidh Krishna: Krishna chipped in with a wicket while giving away 43 runs in his nine overs.
  • Axar Patel: Patel also played his part, taking one wicket for 47 runs in his nine overs.
  • Ravindra Jadeja: Jadeja contributed to the cause with one wicket for 53 runs in his ten overs.

IND vs BAN Playing 11:

Here are the playing 11 for both teams:

Bangladesh (Playing XI):

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

India(Playing XI):

Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Tilak Varma, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Shami.

Match Summary:

The match unfolded as a gripping encounter where both teams displayed exceptional cricketing skills. Bangladesh’s total of 265 runs in their first innings set the stage for a competitive battle. India’s batting lineup, led by Shubman Gill, put up a valiant effort but fell agonizingly short by just 6 runs.

The all-round brilliance of Shakib Al Hasan, who contributed significantly with both bat and ball, played a pivotal role in Bangladesh’s victory. It was a match filled with excitement, showcasing the true spirit of the game, and will be remembered as one of those thrilling contests that cricket enthusiasts cherish.

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