Asia Cup, 2008 / Commentary

Asia Cup - 7th match, Super Four

Bangladesh v India

India won by 7 wickets (with 40 balls remaining)

4.6

Singh to Nazimuddin, OUT, Caught at third man. Another short and climbing delivery outside off, Nazimuddin went for the upper cut but sent it straight to the debutant Ojha who pouches it safely

Nazimuddin c Ojha b Singh 6 (20m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Bangladesh 19/1   Tamim Iqbal 13* (21b 1x4)   RP Singh 3-1-9-1

12.2

Gony to Mohammad Ashraful, OUT, 2nd catch for the debutant Ojha. This time at mid-off. Ashraful drove a full length delivery to left of Ojha but couldn't get the elevation that he wanted. Ashraful is livid with himself; bangs the bat on the ground before walking off. Nice little moment, though, for Gony; his first international wicket.

Mohammad Ashraful c Ojha b Gony 20 (37m 21b 4x4 0x6) SR: 95.23

Bangladesh 66/2   Tamim Iqbal 35* (44b 4x4)   MS Gony 4.2-0-28-1

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   Raqibul Hasan 14* (22b 2x4)   I Sharma 5.5-0-25-1

23.2

Ojha to Raqibul Hasan, OUT, What a ripping turner. First international wicket. Lovely delivery. It drifted in to the middle and leg stump line, gripped the surface and spun sharply past the defensive poke to crash into the top of the off stump.

Raqibul Hasan b Ojha 25 (51m 34b 2x4 1x6) SR: 73.52

Bangladesh 120/4   Mushfiqur Rahim 6* (9b 1x4)   PP Ojha 3.2-0-16-1

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   Alok Kapali 33* (46b 2x4 1x6)   PP Ojha 9.2-0-41-2

49.5

Gony to Alok Kapali, OUT, A stunning innings has come to an end by an equally stunning catch by Ojha at deep midwicket. Kapali had top edged a pull and Ojha rushing forward , dived with both palms outstretched and as the ball came down, the left hand slipped off the position but the right palm came under the ball. But the man of the moment is Alok Kapali. What an entertaining knock.

Alok Kapali c Ojha b Gony 115 (97m 96b 10x4 5x6) SR: 119.79

Bangladesh 281/6   Mahmudullah 24* (37b 1x4)   MS Gony 7.5-0-63-2
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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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