Bangladesh v India

Asia Cup 2008

At Karachi, June 28, 2008 (day/night). India won by seven wickets. India 2 pts. Toss: Bangladesh. One-day international debut: P. P. Ojha.

A scintillating maiden century from Alok Kapali, who hit ten fours and five sixes, gave Bangladesh a fighting chance - they had only once scored more in a one-day international against a Test-playing nation - but another stunning performance from Raina, who took his aggregate in four days to 301 for twice out, made sure India again breezed past their target without much bother. Raina hit 11 fours and three sixes, and put on 139 in 22 overs with Gambhir, but both survived relatively simple chances off Mashrafe bin Mortaza: Gambhir was dropped by Farhad Reza at point when 56, while Raina, on 16, was put down by Mahmudullah at fine leg. Earlier Kapali had hit the accelerator after reaching 47 from 64 balls: he hit four of his next 11 deliveries for six, and his last 68 runs took just 32 balls. His 86-ball hundred was Bangladesh's fastest in one-day internationals.

Man of the Match: S. K. Raina.

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