Asia Cup, 2008 / Commentary

Asia Cup - 7th match, Super Four

Bangladesh v India

India won by 7 wickets (with 40 balls remaining)

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.

Bangladesh 4/0   Tamim Iqbal 4* (4b 1x4)   RP Singh 0.4-0-4-0

4.4

Singh to Nazimuddin, FOUR, fires in a bouncer, Nazim hooks and gets a profitable top edge and the ball flies over Dhoni

Bangladesh 19/0   Nazimuddin 6* (7b 1x4)   RP Singh 2.4-1-9-0

7.1

Gony to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, slapped to point boundary. He went down on his knee to slice a full pitched delivery to left of backward point where Raina dives and gets his fingers on the ball. It was traveling too fast for him to have any realistic chance of reaching it.

Bangladesh 31/1   Mohammad Ashraful 6* (7b 1x4)   MS Gony 3.1-0-21-0

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)   MS Gony 4-0-28-0

8.4

Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, fires in a yorker on the middle and leg stump line, Ashraful just about manages to jam his bat down in a hurry, just before his boots and the ball runs off the inner edge to fine leg boundary

Bangladesh 45/1   Mohammad Ashraful 12* (11b 2x4)   RP Singh 4.4-1-17-1

8.5

Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, RP goes round the stumps and serves a short and wide delivery, flashed to third man boundary

Bangladesh 49/1   Mohammad Ashraful 16* (12b 3x4)   RP Singh 4.5-1-21-1

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.

Bangladesh 53/1   Tamim Iqbal 29* (36b 3x4)   I Sharma 0.4-0-4-0

9.5

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

Bangladesh 57/1   Tamim Iqbal 33* (37b 4x4)   I Sharma 0.5-0-8-0

10.4

Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, drifts to the pads and Ashraful glances it fine for yet another boundary. Bangladesh are doing very well here

Bangladesh 64/1   Mohammad Ashraful 20* (17b 4x4)   RP Singh 5.4-1-28-1

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.

Bangladesh 73/2   Raqibul Hasan 5* (4b 1x4)   I Sharma 2.4-0-15-0

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.

Bangladesh 77/2   Tamim Iqbal 40* (49b 5x4)   MS Gony 5.1-0-33-1

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.

Bangladesh 91/2   Raqibul Hasan 12* (17b 2x4)   I Sharma 4.4-0-20-0

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)   PP Ojha 2-0-9-0

19.4

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

Bangladesh 102/2   Tamim Iqbal 55* (66b 7x4)   I Sharma 5.4-0-25-0

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)   YK Pathan 1-0-7-0

28.3

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

Bangladesh 140/4   Mushfiqur Rahim 18* (23b 2x4)   Yuvraj Singh 1.3-0-11-0

29.2

Ojha to Alok Kapali, FOUR, Kapali responds well by late cutting a delivery outside off stump past short third man

Bangladesh 146/4   Alok Kapali 13* (21b 1x4)   PP Ojha 6.2-0-26-1

34.4

Pathan to Alok Kapali, FOUR, gets forward and swings a full delivery from outside off to wide long-on. Good clean hit.

Bangladesh 169/4   Alok Kapali 33* (44b 2x4 1x6)   YK Pathan 5.4-0-22-0

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   Alok Kapali 43* (59b 3x4 1x6)   I Sharma 8-0-34-1

43.2

Singh to Mahmudullah, FOUR, full and angling away from Mahmudullah who tries to loft it over the infield and gets a thickish edge over backward point.

Bangladesh 211/5   Mahmudullah 14* (24b 1x4)   RP Singh 7.2-1-37-1

43.5

Singh to Alok Kapali, FOUR, Kapali is unstoppable. Slashes a full length delivery outside off over backward point.

Bangladesh 216/5   Alok Kapali 65* (71b 4x4 3x6)   RP Singh 7.5-1-42-1

44.1

Gony to Alok Kapali, FOUR, superbly timed lofted off drive. It was full and outside off, He bent his back knee and drove it inside-out to wide long-off region.

Bangladesh 221/5   Alok Kapali 70* (73b 5x4 3x6)   MS Gony 6.1-0-42-1

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.

Bangladesh 240/5   Alok Kapali 87* (78b 6x4 5x6)   I Sharma 8.1-0-38-1

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   Alok Kapali 92* (82b 7x4 5x6)   I Sharma 9-0-43-1

46.6

Singh to Alok Kapali, FOUR, The Nataraja pull shot. Kapil Dev's fans would know. Up went the left leg, down came the bat and he superbly found the deep backward square leg boundary. What a gem of a knock from Kapali.

Bangladesh 254/5   Alok Kapali 97* (84b 8x4 5x6)   RP Singh 9-1-51-1

48.3

Singh to Alok Kapali, FOUR, Edged to third man boundary. The white ball is disappearing everywhere. Kapali backed away and tried to pull a short of length delivery but edged it over the slip region, Ishant makes an valiant attempt to get under it but can't reach it

Bangladesh 266/5   Alok Kapali 106* (90b 9x4 5x6)   RP Singh 9.3-1-57-1

48.5

Singh to Alok Kapali, FOUR, The Kapali show is on. Imperious thrust of the front foot down the track, clean swing of the bat and the short-of-length delivery disappears to wide long-on.

Bangladesh 273/5   Alok Kapali 112* (92b 10x4 5x6)   RP Singh 9.5-1-64-1
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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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