Bangladesh Reach Asia Cup 202 Final India kick Out

Bangladesh Reach Asia Cup 202 Final India kick Out.A mid-innings downpour spiced up a slow pitch and made it an even contest as Bangladesh chased a reduced target of 212 off 40 overs. Rain cut the match short by an hour and 45 minutes, Duckworth-Lewis reduced the target by 21 but increased the asking-rate to 5.30 runs per over, thereby giving both teams a chance.

India received a major setback as they failed to qualify for the Asia Cup final after Bangladesh registered a sensational 5-wicket win over Sri Lanka in their last league match of the Asia Cup.

Bangladesh’s hopes of making the final hinged on two of their most experienced top-order batsmen, Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan, who consolidated after a spurt of wickets. Tamim departed for 59, and Shakib was called upon once again to build on the platform set by the opener.Bangladesh Reach Asia Cup 202 Final India kick Out

The water under the covers gave the pitch the kind of zip missing during the afternoon. Lasith Malinga fired his swinging yorkers in straightaway at Nazimuddin, before unleashing a barrage of short deliveries that fizzed past his face. The inswingers of Nuwan Kulasekara offered no respite and Nazimuddin ended up inside-edging onto his stumps. Jahurul Islam got a fiery welcome by Malinga: he took his eyes off a bouncer and it hit his helmet, but the Sri Lanka players were convinced there was bat involved as well, as the ball lobbed to short cover. Jahurul miscued a pull in Suranga Lakmal’s first over before Mushfiqur Rahim, who promoted himself, left the arena flummoxed by a full, inswinger from Kulasekara which thudded into his off stump.

Bangladesh were three down for 40, but the passage of play was punctuated by some blistering strokeplay by Tamim. His balance and follow-through were exemplary, especially in his driving through the off side. Mahela Jayawardene tried to plug that gap with a short point, and later with two fielders up close at cover and extra cover, but Tamim was not deterred. He lofted one over the covers and then whipped consecutive boundaries through midwicket, showing his class on both sides of the wicket.

India’s stunning victory over arch-rivals Pakistan went in vain as Bangladesh set up the summit clash with Pakistan which will be played on Thursday.

As per the rules of the tournament, if two teams are tied on points, head-to-head record will be considered, so Bangladesh made it to the final as they had beaten India in their league match.

Chasing a revised target of 212 (40 overs), Bangladesh were reduced to 40/3 in seven overs. However, birthday boy Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan scripted a terrific comeback and powered the side with their fiery shows. Both batsmen struck half-centuries each to rescue their side from a poor start.

Spinner Sachithra Senanayake removed Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal in quick succession to help Sri Lanka fight back in match. Both batsmen slammed half-century each, to lift their side from a poor start, before falling to Senanayake.

Iqbal scored 59 off 57 deliveries and shared a solid 76-run stand with Shakib Al Hasan for the fourth wicket after pacers dented Bangaldesh’s run-chase with quick wickets. Hasan on the other hand made 56 off 46 balls.Nasir Hossain (36*), Mahmudullah (32*) shared unbeaten 77 runs partnership for the sixth wicket to guide Bangladesh reach their first ever Asia Cup final.

India’s stunning victory over arch-rivals Pakistan went in vain as Bangladesh set up the summit clash with Pakistan which will be played on Thursday. As per the rules of the tournament, if two teams are tied on points, head-to-head record will be considered, so Bangladesh made it to the final as they had beaten India in their league match.

Chasing a revised target of 212 (40 overs), Bangladesh were reduced to 40/3 in seven overs. However, birthday boy Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan scripted a terrific comeback and powered the side with their fiery shows. Both batsmen struck half-centuries each to rescue their side from a poor start.

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