Asia Cup, 2008 / Commentary

Asia Cup - 7th match, Super Four

Bangladesh v India

India won by 7 wickets (with 40 balls remaining)

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   I Sharma 1-0-8-0

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   I Sharma 2-0-10-0

13.1

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

13.2

I Sharma to Raqibul Hasan, no run, full and on the off stump line, pushed to covers

13.3

I Sharma to Raqibul Hasan, no run, back of length outside off stump, left alone

13.4

I Sharma to Raqibul Hasan, FOUR, crashed through cover point. He went forward to a length delivery outside off stump and slaps it through the off side field.

13.5

I Sharma to Raqibul Hasan, no run, on the off stump line, shaping in a touch, full, driven to mid-on

13.6

I Sharma to Raqibul Hasan, no run, slower one, full, on the middle and off, Raqibul waits for the ball to arrive and defends to the off side

Bangladesh 73/2   I Sharma 3-0-15-0

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

15.4

I Sharma to Raqibul Hasan, no run, on a length, around the off stump, pushed to the off side

15.5

I Sharma to Raqibul Hasan, no run, full in length, outside off stump, pushed to covers

15.6

I Sharma to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, full pitched delivery, pushed to left of mid-off for a comfortable single

Bangladesh 84/2   I Sharma 4-0-16-0

17.1

I Sharma to Raqibul Hasan, no run

17.2

I Sharma to Raqibul Hasan, no run, cutting in towards middle stump, pushed to mid-on

17.3

I Sharma to Raqibul Hasan, no run, full in length, cutting in to the middle stump line, defended to covers

17.4

I Sharma to Raqibul Hasan, FOUR, Lovely shot through the packed off side. He leaned forward, waited for the length delivery to come to him before driving it through extra cover.

17.5

I Sharma to Raqibul Hasan, no run, Ishant comes back well with a slower one which beats Raqibul

17.6

I Sharma to Raqibul Hasan, no run, on the middle stump line, cutting, Raqibul stays adjacent to the line and defends to the off side

Bangladesh 91/2   I Sharma 5-0-20-0

19.1

I Sharma to Raqibul Hasan, no run, full and just outside off stump, mistimes a drive to mid-off

19.2

I Sharma to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, leans forward to drive to deep cover

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

19.6

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

Bangladesh 102/3   I Sharma 6-0-25-1

37.1

I Sharma to Mahmudullah, no run, on a good length, comes forward and pushes it to mid off

37.2

I Sharma to Mahmudullah, no run, fuller on the leg stump, Mahmudullah flicks it to midwicket, he needs to be a little bit more squarer if he wants runs

37.3

I Sharma to Mahmudullah, 1 run, outside the off stump, pushes to deep point

37.4

I Sharma to Alok Kapali, no run, on a good length outside the off stump, Kapali tries to have a swing but is beaten by the movement

37.5

I Sharma to Alok Kapali, no run, outside the off stump, Kapali comes forward and pushes it to point but Raina intercepts it and has Mahmudullah in a spot of bother, but does not bring the stumps down

37.6

I Sharma to Alok Kapali, 1 run, outside the off stump again, cut to point for a single

Bangladesh 175/5   I Sharma 7-0-27-1

39.1

I Sharma to Mahmudullah, no run, outside the off stump, comes forward and defends

39.2

I Sharma to Mahmudullah, 1 run, outside the off stump, comes forward and pushes it to sweeper cover for a single

39.3

I Sharma to Alok Kapali, 1 run, on a good length on the off stump, Kapali comes forward and creams a drive to sweeper cover for a single

39.4

I Sharma to Mahmudullah, 1 run, fuller on the off stump, Mahmudullah pushes it to mid on for a single

39.5

I Sharma to Alok Kapali, no run, full pitched outside off stump, mistimes a drive to the off side

39.6

I Sharma to Alok Kapali, FOUR, cracking stroke to deep point boundary. There was a sweeper cover and Kapali delayed the shot to force the short-of-length delivery to left of backward point

Bangladesh 186/5   I Sharma 8-0-34-1

45.1

I Sharma to Alok Kapali, FOUR, goes for the slow yorker on the off and middle line but Kapali picked it, took it on full and swatted it superbly through midwicket. Lovely piece of timing there.

45.2

I Sharma to Alok Kapali, no run, low fast full toss, pushed to the bowler.

45.3

I Sharma to Alok Kapali, 1 run, another low full toss, this time well outside off stump, square driven past the diving Robin Uthappa at backward point. The ball fell just short of the lunging Robin who deflected it to sweeper cover

45.4

I Sharma to Mahmudullah, 1 leg bye, moves outside off stump and tries to paddle scoop, misses but will pick up a leg bye

45.5

I Sharma to Alok Kapali, no run, beaten by the slower one. Kapali was looking to push it to cover point for a single but couldn't connect

45.6

I Sharma to Alok Kapali, FOUR, waist-high full toss outside off stump and Kapali reaches his highest ODI score with a well-controlled slice through backward point. That was at a awkward height - my first reaction was it would be a no-ball- but Kapali managed to get on top of it really well.

Bangladesh 246/5   I Sharma 9-0-43-1

47.1

I Sharma to Mahmudullah, 1 run, low full toss, dabbed to midwicket and that will bring Kapali on strike

47.2

I Sharma to Alok Kapali, 2 runs, fullish one outside off stump, Kapali crouched, got the bat in a horizontal position and dabbed the ball to wide third man

47.3

I Sharma to Alok Kapali, 1 run, And that's his hundred. Another full delivery and he repeated the earlier shot to the right of third man. He reached the other end, paused, turned, took the helmet off and raised the bat towards his delighted team-mates standing in the pavilion. Take a bow Kapali, this has been a delightfully yummy knock

47.4

I Sharma to Mahmudullah, 1 run, driven through covers for a single

47.5

I Sharma to Alok Kapali, no run, yorker length outside off stump, Kapali tries to run it down to third man again but can't connect this time.

47.6

I Sharma to Alok Kapali, no run, moves outside leg stump, Ishant sends a slower one outside off, Kapali is late to pick it up and then tries to move towards the line and offers a check drive but again can't connect.

Bangladesh 259/5   I Sharma 10-0-48-1
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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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