Asia Cup, 2008 / Commentary

Asia Cup - 7th match, Super Four

Bangladesh v India

India won by 7 wickets (with 40 balls remaining)

0.1

Singh to Tamim Iqbal, no run, starts off with a real full one, just short of the blockhole on the off stump line, jabbed out to the off side.

0.2

Singh to Tamim Iqbal, no run, lands on a length outside off stump and moves further away, left alone

0.3

Singh to Tamim Iqbal, no run, back of length, kicks up outside off stump and he gets on his toes to defend it down the track

0.4

Singh to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, extra-cover drive to get off the mark. He got forward to drive a full delivery leaving him through the off side. Eye-catching stroke.

0.5

Singh to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, turns a delivery on the pads to fine leg for a single

Bangladesh 5/0   Tamim Iqbal 5* (5b 1x4)

1.1

Gony to Tamim Iqbal, no run, shaping away off the length and he shapes to poke before withdrawing it at the last minute.

1.2

Gony to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, Nazimuddin cracks a short of length delivery outside off stump through backward point and by the time Ishant got across from wide third man he ran two

1.3

Gony to Tamim Iqbal, no run, fuller and he mistimes a drive to mid-off.

1.4

Gony to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, short of length, on the middle and leg, tucked behind square leg for a single.

1.6

Gony to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, leans forward to tap a length delivery close on the off side and immediately shouts, "Run run run" and they cross over in time

Bangladesh 10/0   Tamim Iqbal 9* (10b 1x4)

2.1

Singh to Tamim Iqbal, no run, a bouncer and Tamim sways away.

2.2

Singh to Tamim Iqbal, no run, rushing through the channel outside off stump, Tamim thinks about offering a shot before deciding against it.

2.3

Singh to Tamim Iqbal, no run, a tad fuller, on the good length, outside off and Tamim mistimes a drive towards mid-off. He wanted to knife it on the up.

2.4

Singh to Tamim Iqbal, no run, closer to the off stump, on a length, leans forward to push to covers

2.5

Singh to Tamim Iqbal, no run, leans forward to drive to mid-off

2.6

Singh to Tamim Iqbal, no run, brings this one in from wide of the crease, it evades the waft and runs off the pad to the on side. After being driven for a boundary in the earlier over, RP has shortened his length a bit

Bangladesh 10/0   Tamim Iqbal 9* (16b 1x4)

3.2

Gony to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, on the middle and leg, Tamim clips it crisply past square leg

3.3

Gony to Tamim Iqbal, no run, beaten outside off stump. It was slanted across Tamim who tried to punch a short-of-length delivery on the up through cover point

3.4

Gony to Tamim Iqbal, no run, drifts to the pads, turned straight to square leg.

3.5

Gony to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, dropped by Gambhir at square leg. Fullish, on the leg and middle line, flicked to right of Gambhir, who is standing to the right of the umpire, lunges to his right but palms it.

3.6

Gony to Tamim Iqbal, no run, shifts his line to outside off, driven to mid-off.

Bangladesh 15/0   Tamim Iqbal 13* (21b 1x4)

5.1

Gony to Tamim Iqbal, no run, leans forward to defend a delivery leaving him.

5.2

Gony to Tamim Iqbal, no run, full in length, on the off stump, driven to covers

5.3

Gony to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, drifts to the middle and leg line - he has done it a few times against the left-hander, wristed to right of Gambhir at square leg.

5.4

Gony to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, length delivery outside off stump, Tamim shapes to drive on the up through covers but the bottom-hand comes off the handle and the ball runs off the inner edge to short fine leg

5.6

Gony to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, fuller but again on that leg and middle line and flicked to deep square leg.

Bangladesh 25/1   Tamim Iqbal 18* (26b 1x4)

6.6

Singh to Tamim Iqbal, no run, digs it short, Tamim hops to get on top of the bounce, taps it close on the off side and wants a single but is sent back by his captain. Tamim points to the area where the ball went and suggests there was a run in it.

Bangladesh 26/1   Tamim Iqbal 18* (27b 1x4)

7.3

Gony to Tamim Iqbal, no run, lands on the leg and middle, moves in a touch, worked to Gambhir at square leg.

7.4

Gony to Tamim Iqbal, no run, yorker length delivery on the off and middle, Tamim digs it out back to the bowler.

7.5

Gony to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, yet again Gony drifts to the leg and middle line to the left-hander and Tamim flicks it through midwicket. He has to work more on bowling to the left-handed batsmen.

7.6

Gony to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, And yep, another one in that line and what's more, serves a full toss. Blink. Flick shot. The ball is being picked up from the square leg boundary.

Bangladesh 38/1   Tamim Iqbal 24* (31b 2x4)

8.3

Singh to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, turned to square leg for a single

Bangladesh 40/1   Tamim Iqbal 25* (32b 2x4)

9.1

I Sharma to Tamim Iqbal, no run, lands it on a length on the middle and off, moves it towards off stump and pushed back down the track

9.2

I Sharma to Tamim Iqbal, no run, on a length, on the middle stump line, holding its line and turned to midwicket

9.3

I Sharma to Tamim Iqbal, no run, gets forward to defend a length delivery to the on side

9.4

I Sharma to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, Gorgeous straight drive. Tamim leaned into it well and caressed it down the ground. The head was over the ball and the right elbow very high.

9.5

I Sharma to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, slanted across Tamim who flashes it off the outer edge to third man boundary

9.6

I Sharma to Tamim Iqbal, no run, on the middle stump line, defended off the front foot

Bangladesh 57/1   Tamim Iqbal 33* (38b 4x4)

11.1

I Sharma to Tamim Iqbal, no run, back of length, straightening on the middle and leg line, worked to square leg

11.2

I Sharma to Tamim Iqbal, no run, shifts his line to the off stump and defended back to him. Ishant fields and throws the ball to covers for the fielders to shine.

11.3

I Sharma to Tamim Iqbal, no run, at the rib cage this time - Arabinda Singh must be happy - fended to square leg

11.4

I Sharma to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, almost caught at first slip. Tamim tried to leave a length delivery angling away from him but he was late in doing so and it ran off the face of the bat but fell short of the first slip where Robin can only make a half-stop

11.5

I Sharma to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short-of-length delivery on the off stump, defended to the off side

11.6

I Sharma to Tamim Iqbal, no run, beaten outside the off stump. He went hard into a drive to a full pitched delivery outside off stump and the top-hand came off the handle - usually the bottom-hand comes off - and couldn't connect

Bangladesh 66/1   Tamim Iqbal 35* (44b 4x4)

12.4

Gony to Tamim Iqbal, no run, beaten outside off. Too close to cut but he tries nevertheless.

12.5

Gony to Tamim Iqbal, no run, gets forward to defend a slower one to the off side

12.6

Gony to Tamim Iqbal, 1 leg bye, again on the leg stump line, speed gun says 121 kmph, misses a flick and it runs off the pad

Bangladesh 68/2   Tamim Iqbal 35* (47b 4x4)

13.1

I Sharma to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, on the pads, turned to fine leg

Bangladesh 69/2   Tamim Iqbal 36* (48b 4x4)

14.1

Gony to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, leans forward to a drive a length delivery on the up between the bowler and mid-off. He was looking to hit it to the right of mid-off but the bat-face shut a touch but no harm done.

14.2

Gony to Tamim Iqbal, no run, turns to square leg, Raqibul wanted a single, was down mid-way and had to get back quickly to beat the throw

14.3

Gony to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short and climbing outside off, Tamim tries to help it over slips but can't connect

14.4

Gony to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, back to the leg and middle line - Gony has been guilty of that against the left-handers - turned past square leg

14.5

Gony to Tamim Iqbal, 3 runs, And again. Short of length this time and it's worked through midwicket

Bangladesh 82/2   Tamim Iqbal 45* (53b 5x4)

15.1

I Sharma to Tamim Iqbal, no run, the two slips watch as Tamim leans forward to defend a length delivery on the middle and off stump line

15.2

I Sharma to Tamim Iqbal, no run, probing delivery outside off, lifting from short of length and Tamim pushes inside the line and is beaten

15.3

I Sharma to Tamim Iqbal, 1 leg bye, on the pads and they pick up a leg bye. Ojha fires in a direct hit at the non-striker's end but the batsman was inside the crease

Bangladesh 83/2   Tamim Iqbal 45* (56b 5x4)

16.2

Ojha to Tamim Iqbal, no run, floated on the leg and middle, runs off the pad to the on side

16.3

Ojha to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, again on that leg and middle line, nudged behind square leg

16.6

Ojha to Tamim Iqbal, no run, leans forward to defend to the on side

Bangladesh 87/2   Tamim Iqbal 46* (59b 5x4)

18.1

Ojha to Tamim Iqbal, no run, floated on the middle, plays for the non-existent turn and edges it back down the track

18.2

Ojha to Tamim Iqbal, no run, fuller, outside off stump, Tamim is struck on the pad as he misses the sweep.

18.3

Ojha to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, tickles a full delivery on middle and leg, behind square leg and the leg slip fielder runs across to pick it up

18.5

Ojha to Tamim Iqbal, no run, backs away to cut a delivery outside off stump to backward point. It was in the air but fell short of Ishant

18.6

Ojha to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, edged past Robin at first slip. It was too full to force it off the back foot but Tamim tried and edged it to left of Robin

Bangladesh 97/2   Tamim Iqbal 51* (64b 6x4)

19.3

I Sharma to Tamim Iqbal, no run, leans forward to defend a length delivery

19.4

I Sharma to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, Excellent off drive. Full pitched outside off stump and creamed through wide mid-off

19.5

I Sharma to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, Super catch by Dhoni, diving to his right. It was down the leg side, Tamim tickled it fine but Dhoni intercepted it. Not a wicket-taking delivery and Ishant looks rather sheepish. Acrobatic effort by his captain, though. Tamim falls after scoring his 7th ODI fifty

Tamim Iqbal c †Dhoni b I Sharma 55 (96m 67b 7x4 0x6) SR: 82.08

Bangladesh 102/3   Tamim Iqbal 55 (67b 7x4)
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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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