LATEST UPDATES: India have begun their chase effectively in opposition to Bangladesh. Although Shikhar Dhawan has been dismissed, Rohit Sharma is holding forte.
Catch all of the reside scores from the Asia Cup 2018 match between India and Bangladesh by means of our reside weblog. It is a good likelihood for Rohit Sharma Ahmed-led Workforce India to attain third consecutive win within the event and impose their authority additional. Bangladesh then again have their job lower out in opposition to India, after a drubbing from Afghanistan on Thursday.
Play within the warmth of Abu Dhabi, get thrashed by Afghanistan, journey 140 kilometres to Dubai, and tackle India within the first recreation of the Tremendous 4 stage the very subsequent day. That is what Bangladesh must do on Friday (September 21), at the same time as they rue the hectic schedule. Bangladesh had Afghanistan reeling at 160 for 7 within the 41st over, however issues modified quickly quickly. Rashid Khan smashed an unbeaten 57 off 32 balls which, together with Gulbadin Naib’s unbeaten 42, took Afghanistan to 255 for 7. Bangladesh did not even rating half of that and had been bowled out for simply 119 in 42.1 overs, having no solutions to Rashid, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Co. That is undoubtedly not ultimate preparation for a vital recreation in opposition to India, however Bangladesh don’t have any choice however to maneuver on. They will take confidence from the truth that Mushfiqur Rahim, who scored an excellent century in opposition to Sri Lanka, will likely be again for the India recreation after being rested for the inconsequential match in opposition to Afghanistan.
Mustafizur Rahman too will likely be again to bolster the bowling, significantly within the demise overs the place they struggled final night time. The others, nonetheless, nonetheless should step up, particularly with Tamim Iqbal dominated out with a fractured wrist. Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah received begins in opposition to Afghanistan, and so they’ll look to do extra to alleviate stress off Mushfiqur. It will not be simple in opposition to an Indian assault that discovered its ft in opposition to Pakistan after a poor recreation in opposition to Hong Kong. India had been practically surprised of their opening recreation, with the Hong Kong openers including 174 and threatening to chase down the 286-run goal. That did not occur, however India did get a get up name. India corrected their errors within the subsequent recreation, taking pictures out Pakistan for simply 162 earlier than striding to a straightforward eight-wicket win. The important thing to the improved efficiency was Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who hit the correct lengths with the brand new ball together with Jasprit Bumrah. Between them, they received 5 wickets, whereas the wily Kedhar Jadhav bagged three together with his off-spin.
Jadhav’s bowling type provides depth to the facet, however India had been hit by the harm to Hardik Pandya. The all-rounder has been dominated out with a again harm he sustained in opposition to Pakistan. Axar Patel and Shardul Thakur too have been dominated out with accidents, with Deepak Chahar, Ravindra Jadeja and Siddarth Kaul coming in as replacements. The situations and schedule are maybe already taking a toll, however will probably be attention-grabbing to see if any of them get a go instantly for they joined the facet solely on Thursday. India will likely be assured given the type of their openers – Shikhar Dhawan scored a century in opposition to Hong Kong, whereas Rohit Sharma appeared in very good hitting contact when he scored a half-century in opposition to Pakistan.
India nonetheless have their middle-order woes to deal with. The batsmen added simply 48 runs within the final 10 overs in opposition to Hong Kong , and the middle-order wasn’t wanted within the small chase in opposition to Pakistan. If Bangladesh can get by means of the highest three early, they might put India below stress. For that, although, they’re going to should get well from the robust schedule and the relentless warmth in UAE.
India: Rohit Sharma(capt), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar, Siddarth Kaul, Okay Khaleel Ahmed.
Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mashrafe Mortaza(capt), Mohammad Mithun, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Ariful Haque, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Nazmul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Hider Rony, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque