result
2nd Match (D/N), Fatullah, Feb 26 2014, Asia Cup
(49/50 ov)280/4
India won by 6 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
player of the match
end of over 494 runs
INDIA: 280/4CRR: 5.71 
Dinesh Karthik2 (2)
Ambati Rayudu9 (15)
Nasir Hossain 4-0-20-0
Sohag Gazi 8-0-49-1

Well that's the end of our coverage. There is lot more to come in terms of analysis from my colleagues. Tomorrow, it's Pakistan v Afghanistan. I hope you tune in for that. Till then, ciao ciao.


"I am very happy with the team performed,"says Man-of-the-Match Virat Kohli. "we bowled well today, there was an improvement in the death overs. Good to see everyone step up in the absence of MS Dhoni. I always thank amy dad everytime I achieve something. He worked very hard to help me get where I am. It was very important for someone like Ajinkya to bat through the innings - he was playing so well in NZ and SA and he played beautifully here too. He is a very positive guy - works very hard. So it was good for us to stay together till the end"

Abdur Razzak comes in to talk, as Mushfiqur is injured. He says, "Yeah, we had enough runs. But the dew caused problems, and we had not anticipated that. Mushfiqur has improved a lot and he is playing very well for the team. We will have to push a little bit more batting first."

Mohammad Shami gets an award for being a trusted player..


India win their opening match of this Asia Cup comfortably. The chase was just about one partnership - the 213 Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane put together effortlessly. If it's a chase, you can't really keep Kohli out - the batsman scored yet another century in a chase. Bangladesh bowlers had made an encouraging start - they got rid of the openers in time and the pitch had enough to interest the bowlers - but once Kohli and Rahane got together, they slammed the door on the home side, never really giving them a sniff. Both batsmen were dismissed towards the end, but that was too late for Bangladesh.

"The plan was to settle down and then look for shots. Wicket was not very easy," Rahane says. "So me and Virat talked about hanging till the end. He is batting so well, the way he is behaving on the field and off the field, it's good to lear from him. It's a great start to the tournament, but we need to take it step by step."

Sam: "OK, so, beginning with this win on subcontinent do we, like always, start forgiving and forgetting about the dismal performance in South Africa and New Zealand?" --- I hope not

48.6
1
Nasir to Karthik, 1 run

and India complete the win with a single to cover

48.5
1
Nasir to Rayudu, 1 run

fuller and flighted, Rayudu drives this to deep midwicket to bring the scores level

48.4
Nasir to Rayudu, no run

steps out of the crease and hits it straight to mid-off. Still no run

48.3
Nasir to Rayudu, no run

waits on the back foot and punches the back of length delivery to cover

48.2
Nasir to Rayudu, no run

comes forward and defends it to midwicket

48.1
2
Nasir to Rayudu, 2 runs

the fielder gives it a good chase and prevents it from reaching the boundary. Looked like they were the winning runs as the batsman drove the low full toss through the gap at cover

end of over 485 runs • 1 wicket
INDIA: 276/4CRR: 5.75 RRR: 2
Ambati Rayudu6 (10)
Dinesh Karthik1 (1)
Sohag Gazi 8-0-49-1
Nasir Hossain 3-0-16-0
47.6
1
Sohag Gazi to Rayudu, 1 run

he steps out of the crease and picks up one more at long on

Dilliip Mohanty strikes again: "India have not won a game in last 8 ODIs. But Dinesh Kartik has won all last 8 ODIs he played for India. "

47.5
1
Sohag Gazi to Karthik, 1 run

tossed up delivery on off, DK picks up a single to long on

Aabhas: "Coincidentally, India and Chelsea have been playing a lot of games on the same day lately. When one wins, the other loses so Chelsea have been winning a lot over the last couple of months. In fact, when Sir tied the ODI against NZ, Chelsea drew with West Brom. Does this mean Chelsea are going to lose today? They are playing against Chelsea legend Drogba!"

47.4
1
Sohag Gazi to Rayudu, 1 run

stays in the crease and punches it to long on for a single

47.4
1w
Sohag Gazi to Rayudu, 1 wide

he has bowled quite a few of these, he bowls one now again, pushed through down the leg side

Eight runs, 15 balls, only six wickets remaining....Is there life in this game? Who am I kidding..

47.3
W
Sohag Gazi to Rahane, OUT

another anti-climactic dismissal! Rahane plays his typical chip down the wicket, gets it off the toe end and he gets it only as far as long-on.. Suddenly there is music playing in the stands..

Ajinkya Rahane c sub (Imrul Kayes) b Sohag Gazi 73 (158m 83b 7x4 1x6) SR: 87.95
47.2
1
Sohag Gazi to Rayudu, 1 run

flatter and shorter, easily punched to long on for a single

Amol: "Virat had a grimace on his face and was unhappy to walk off when he had practically won the game for India. This is probably the big difference between him and anyone I have seen, including Sehwag. He wants to finish it and the hunger is undying, he could be on 300 and still see the 400 ahead."

47.1
Sohag Gazi to Rayudu, no run

tossed up delivery on the stumps, he flicks it straight to midwicket

end of over 473 runs
INDIA: 271/3CRR: 5.76 RRR: 3
Ambati Rayudu3 (6)
Ajinkya Rahane73 (82)
Nasir Hossain 3-0-16-0
Rubel Hossain 10-1-63-1
46.6
1
Nasir to Rayudu, 1 run

he whips it to backward square leg with the turn to pick up an easy single

46.5
Nasir to Rayudu, no run

he stays in the crease and pushes the length delivery back to the bowler

46.4
Nasir to Rayudu, no run

floated on the leg stump line, the batsman defends it to midwicket

46.3
1
Nasir to Rahane, 1 run

flatter and straighter, Rahane stands tall and punches it to long on

46.2
1
Nasir to Rayudu, 1 run

some spin for Nasir, but Rayudu goes deep in the crease and punches it to long on

46.1
Nasir to Rayudu, no run

tossed up delivery on off, Rayudu comes forward and defends