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For some time, Shubman Gill (121 off 133 balls; 8×4, 5×6) took the sluggish, turning pitch out of the equation on the R Premadasa Stadium. The opener’s timing and strokeplay had been so chic and his shot choice so excellent that Bangladesh, who had scored 265/8 within the Asia Cup Tremendous-4 conflict after half-centuries from skipper Shakib Al Hasan (80 off 85 balls; 6×4, 3×6) and Towhid Hridoy (54 off 81b; 5×4, 2×6), seemed tense.
Gill is a proud proprietor of exact footwork which permits him to get to the pitch of the ball and loft it with out shedding his form. He had watched his senior colleagues lose their form and minds as they tried pictures that weren’t on, on a sluggish floor and huge enjoying space.


Taking part in an exquisite solo, he had simply deposited a dart bowled from around the wicket by Mahedi Hasan deep into the midwicket stands. The equation then was 57 wanted in 39 balls. To Mahedi’s credit score, he came to visit the stumps, bowled it wider and slower and made Gill attain for the ball, just for the opener to hit it straight to Hridoy at long-off.
Earlier, he had performed a ridiculous lofted stroke over further cowl for six, regardless of being overwhelmed in flight by the skilful Shakib. After his departure, Axar Patel confirmed how far he has come alongside together with his batting and scored a 34-ball 42 to take the equation to 12 wanted off 9, however then a well-disguised slower one off Mustafizur Rahman noticed him gap out to Tanzid at long-off.


India had been finally bowled out for 259 in 49.5 overs to offer Bangladesh the primary win over them within the Asia Cup after 2012 in Mirpur. On the Premadasa in Colombo, when groups have pursued a rating of 265-plus, they been profitable solely 5 occasions. 38 occasions they’ve tasted disappointment. India made it 39. But, India skipper Rohit Sharma gained the toss and selected to bowl.
The match was a lifeless rubber. India had already certified for the ultimate of the event to be performed on Sunday towards Sri Lanka on the similar venue and Bangladesh had been knocked out. Rohit needed India, who haven’t chased below lights in Colombo to be challenged.


He acquired an thought how robust it was when he fell for a duck, spooning a catch to cowl handy debutant Tanzim Hasan his first wicket off simply the second ball. Hasan additionally had India’s debutant Tilak Varma, who he had dismissed within the under-19 World Cup last in 2020 in Potchefstroom too.
At 17/2, India had been in bother. KL Rahul added 57 for the third wicket with Gill, however the introduction of spin allowed Bangladesh to string a sequence of dots. With energetic fielding contained in the 30-yard circle, singles dried up and that pissed off Rahul, who tried to interrupt free and loft off-spinner Mahedi over mid-wicket however discovered Shamim Hossain in the best way.

Ishan Kishan too struggled towards each the off-spinners Mahedi and Mehidy Hasan Miraj. A poor try at a reverse sweep to discover a launch shot after enjoying 9 dots, discovered him plumb in entrance.
Suryakumar Yadav seemed ailing comfortable and missed an array of ugly sweeps throughout his 34-ball 26 earlier than being castled.
Earlier, Mohammed Shami, enjoying rather than Bumrah, cleaned up Litton Das for a duck with an exquisite indipper. Shardul Thakur dismissed Tanzid and Anamaul Haque and when Axar Patel dismissed Miraj, Bangladesh had slumped to 59/4.
Shakib was dropped by Rahul off Varma on 28 and he made the a lot of the reprieve.


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