Saturday, Nov 01, 2014

Open and shut encounter

Robin Uthappa's fifty, his sixth in this format, came in 42 balls with three fours and as many sixes (Source: AP) Robin Uthappa's fifty, his sixth in this format, came in 42 balls with three fours and as many sixes (Source: AP)
Express News Service | Mirpur | Posted: June 15, 2014 1:03 pm | Updated: June 16, 2014 8:03 am

first spell, bowling with pace to rattle the Bangladesh top order.

Tamim Iqbal, however, was unfortunate to be given out caught behind when he had missed a Yadav delivery by some distance, the bat actually hitting the pad. The fast bowler bagged his second with a very good outswinger that had Mominul Haque fishing at it.

Jittery start
Bangladesh looked jittery at 35 for two in the 11th over but a 52-run third wicket partnership between Anamul Haque (44) and Rahim (59) helped steady the ship. Shakib (52) and Mahmudullah (41) took it from there and set the platform for a late assault before getting out at a wrong time.

For India, Akshar Patel and Parvez Rasool made their debuts and contributed well.

The latter became the first player from Jammu and Kashmir to play for the country and after a shaky start he found his rhythm to return  figures of two for 60 in 10 overs.

Meanwhile, left-arm spinner Patel took one for 59 in his 10. And along with Amit Mishra (two for 55), they ensured that though they went for runs, they had wickets to show for their effort. This eventually meant that Bangladesh could never really get away to a mammoth total.

 

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