Bangladesh stunned India in a thrilling Asia Cup 2023 match, as they defended a modest total of 265 runs by bowling out India for 259 in the last over. It was their first win over India in the Asia Cup since 2012. This was a historic win for Bangladesh cricket, as they showed their resilience and determination against a formidable opponent.
Bangladesh Stunned India in the Asia Cup 2023 Super 4 Match
Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat first on a slow and low pitch at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. They got off to a shaky start, losing three wickets for 46 runs in the first 10 overs. However, Shakib Al Hasan and Towhid Hridoy steadied the innings with a 121-run partnership for the fourth wicket. Shakib scored 80 off 85 balls, while Hridoy made 54 off 81 balls. Nasum Ahmed provided some late fireworks with 44 off 45 balls, as Bangladesh posted 265 for 8 in their allotted 50 overs.
Bangladesh Stunned India
India’s chase was hampered by early wickets, as they lost Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav cheaply. Shubman Gill played a brilliant knock of 121 off 133 balls, but he did not get much support from the other batsmen. Axar Patel scored 42 off 34 balls, but he was run out in the penultimate over. India needed 10 runs off the last over, but Mustafizur Rahman bowled a superb spell to dismiss Prasidh Krishna and Shardul Thakur, and seal a six-run historic win for Bangladesh.
The Key Performers of the Asia Cup 2023 Match
Shakib Al Hasan was the star of the show for Bangladesh, as he scored his 40th ODI fifty and also took two crucial wickets with his left-arm spin. He was adjudged the man of the match for his all-round performance. He also became the first player to score more than 1000 runs and take more than 50 wickets in Asia Cup history.
Shubman Gill was the lone warrior for India, as he scored his second ODI hundred and kept India in the hunt till the end. He hit nine fours and four sixes in his innings, and showed his class and temperament against a disciplined bowling attack. He also became the youngest Indian to score an ODI century in Asia Cup.
Mustafizur Rahman was the hero of the final over, as he defended nine runs and took two wickets to clinch the match for Bangladesh. He finished with figures of 3 for 50 in eight overs, and proved his worth as one of the best death bowlers in the world.
Bangladesh Stunned India
This win was a huge boost for Bangladesh’s confidence and morale, as they had lost their previous four matches against India in the Asia Cup. They also improved their chances of qualifying for the final, as they moved to second place in the Super 4 table with four points from three matches. They will face Pakistan in their last match on September 18, and will hope to repeat their performance.
India, on the other hand, suffered their first loss in the tournament, but they had already secured their spot in the final with six points from three matches. They will face Sri Lanka in their last match on September 19, and will look to bounce back from this defeat.
The Asia Cup 2023 has been a thrilling tournament so far, with many close contests and exciting finishes. Bangladesh’s stunning win over India was one of the highlights of the tournament, as they showed their passion and skill against a strong opponent. India will have to regroup and learn from their mistakes, as they prepare for the final showdown.