Asia Cup, 2008 / Commentary

Asia Cup - 7th match, Super Four

Bangladesh v India

India won by 7 wickets (with 40 balls remaining)

19.6

I Sharma to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, gets forward to defend a length delivery

Bangladesh 102/3   Mushfiqur Rahim 0* (1b)

20.2

Pathan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, on the off and middle, turned to the on side

20.3

Pathan to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, turns in from outside off, dabbed to left of short third man

20.5

Pathan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, leans forward to defend a full delivery on the off stump

20.6

Pathan to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, stretches forward to sweep over midwicket. He saw the big gap there and played with the turn.

Bangladesh 109/3   Mushfiqur Rahim 5* (5b 1x4)

21.4

Ojha to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, turn and bounce. It landed short of length on middle and off and spta away, Rahim tried to follow it but withdraws the bat at the last minute

21.5

Ojha to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, fuller, on the middle and off and Rahim stays back to defend

21.6

Ojha to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, slower in the air, fuller, draws the batsman forward who obliges and taps it cautiously to the off side

Bangladesh 116/3   Mushfiqur Rahim 5* (8b 1x4)

22.5

Pathan to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, goes back to punch a short and flat delivery to long-on

Bangladesh 118/3   Mushfiqur Rahim 6* (9b 1x4)

24.2

Pathan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, leans across to push a full delivery to point

24.3

Pathan to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, tossed up full on the off and middle line, driven to long-on.

24.5

Pathan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, turns in from outside off stump, chopped to short third man.

24.6

Pathan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, get on the front foot and drives to covers

Bangladesh 124/4   Mushfiqur Rahim 7* (13b 1x4)

25.2

Ojha to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, around the off stump, steered to the off side

25.3

Ojha to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, goes back to turn it to square leg

25.4

Ojha to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run

Bangladesh 126/4   Mushfiqur Rahim 8* (16b 1x4)

26.1

Yuvraj Singh to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, goes back to wrist a delivery turning into leg and middle line behind square leg and sprints across to come back for the second

26.2

Yuvraj Singh to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, arm- ball but short of length and Rahim rocks back to force it to long-off

26.5

Yuvraj Singh to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, full and on the middle and leg line, tickled to fine leg

Bangladesh 131/4   Mushfiqur Rahim 12* (19b 1x4)

27.5

Ojha to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, sweeps a full delivery from outside off to deep square leg

27.6

Ojha to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, arm-ball and the batsman stretches across and is struck on the pad, trying to defend. They shout a lbw appeal but Taufel doesn't relent. He was struck in front of off stump, hawk eye says it would have hit off.

Bangladesh 135/4   Mushfiqur Rahim 14* (21b 1x4)

28.2

Yuvraj Singh to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, leans forward to defend

28.3

Yuvraj Singh to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, short and outside off stump, Rahim went back to cut it fine through backward point

28.4

Yuvraj Singh to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, almost run out. Yuvraj doesn't collect the throw properly and Rahim survives. It was pushed close on the leg side, Dhoni rushed across, took the gloves off and whipped in a throw to Yuvraj who broke the stumps with his hands before collecting the ball. He was trying to gather the ball in front of the stumps and in the process dislodged the bails. And Yuvraj has hurt his hand

Bangladesh 141/4   Mushfiqur Rahim 19* (24b 2x4)

30.1

Pathan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, turns in from outside off stump, slow through the air, dabbed to the on side

30.2

Pathan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, leans forward to nudge a flighted delivery down the track

30.3

Pathan to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, stretches across to paddle a delivery from outside off

30.6

Pathan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, leans forward to defend and is struck on the body

Bangladesh 152/4   Mushfiqur Rahim 20* (28b 2x4)

31.6

Ojha to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, sharp turn and Rahim is beaten, trying to defend. To his credit, however, he didn't chase the ball; just pushed down the line

Bangladesh 159/4   Mushfiqur Rahim 20* (29b 2x4)

33.1

Ojha to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, top edges a sweep to Ishant at long leg

33.3

Ojha to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, leans forward to steer a delivery outside off to backward point

33.4

Ojha to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, on the off stump line, he wanted to push it to the off side but it runs off the inner edge to leg side

33.5

Ojha to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, comes down the track, reaches the pitch of a flighted delivery on middle and drives, with the turn, to long-off

Bangladesh 164/4   Mushfiqur Rahim 22* (33b 2x4)

35.1

Ojha to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, comes down the track to drive to extra cover

35.2

Ojha to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, Ojha picks his second wicket. It turned slightly from short of length and Rahim saw the length and went for the cut but was done in there by the extra bounce. Dhoni takes a smart catch.

Mushfiqur Rahim c †Dhoni b Ojha 22 (52m 35b 2x4 0x6) SR: 62.85

Bangladesh 169/5   Mushfiqur Rahim 22 (35b 2x4)
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Photos

Jun 28, 2008

Pragyan Ojha in his final delivery stride, Bangladesh v India, Super Four, Asia Cup, Karachi, June 28, 2008

Pragyan Ojha in his final delivery stride

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Jun 28, 2008

Suresh Raina soaks in his second ODI hundred, Bangladesh v India, Super Four, Asia Cup, Karachi, June 28, 2008

Suresh Raina soaks in his second ODI hundred

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