Asia Cup: Disciplined India restrict Bangladesh to 173

Asia Cup: Disciplined India restrict Bangladesh to 173

Abu Dhabi: India’s comeback man Ravindra Jadeja produced an impressive performance with the ball as India restricted Bangladesh to 173 runs in their Super Four match of the ongoing Asia Cup here at Dubai International Stadium on Friday.

Opting to bowl first, Indian pacers gave some early breakthrough to the team as Bangladeshi openers, Liton Das and Nazmul Hossain Shanto, went back to pavilion after scoring 7 runs each.

Shakib Al Hasan, along with wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim, made an effort to build a steady partnership but it was Indian left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja who took four wickets at the crucial stage leaving the Bangladeshi side struggling to get runs.

Another impactful spell with the bowl came from right-arm pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah.

Both the bowlers scalped three wickets each to place India in the commanding position.
For Bangladesh, the right-hand batsman was the highest run-scorer for the team with a total of 42 runs followed by skipper Mashrafe Mortaza (26).