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As it happened: Bangladesh vs India, Match 2, Asia Cup


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Feb 26, 2014 at 09:54pm IST

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India will have to fight bad form, absence of MS Dhoni and a dangerously unpredictable Bangladesh in their first match of the Asia Cup.

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India skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and chose to field. No place for Cheteshwar Pujara in the eleven, but Ambati Rayudu gets a game.

As it happened: Bangladesh vs India, Match 2, Asia Cup

Kohli scored a magnificent 136 and shared a 213-run stand with Rahane (73) as India began their Asia Cup campaign with a convincing win.

Bangladesh without Shakib Al Hasan (serving suspension) and Tamim Iqbal (not in the squad).

Commentary (India 1st Innings)

Virat Kohli is the unanimous choice for the Man of the Match award. That's all we have from this game. We look forward to your company tomorrow for the next match. Until then, it's good bye and cheers!!!

Easy win for India to kick off their journey in Asia Cup, 2014! It was a comfortable chase for them. The openers laid a good platform and then the pair of Kohli and Rahane added a record 213-run stand for the third wicket. Kohli was in sublime touch as he notched up yet another century and batted with authority. Rahane played a nice supporting role and showed good temperament. The bowling from Bangladesh lacked teeth and never looked threatening.

48.6 N Hossain to D Karthik, India win by 6 wickets! Floated ball on off, Karthik tries to defend it but gets a little leading edge towards covers. They cross for the winning run. 280/4

48.5 N Hossain to A Rayudu, Very full ball on middle, whipped through mid-wicket for a single. 279/4

48.4 N Hossain to A Rayudu, Gets forward to a full ball and drives to mid off. 278/4

48.3 N Hossain to A Rayudu, Rocks back and punches it to covers. 278/4

48.2 N Hossain to A Rayudu, Driven towards the mid on region. No run. 278/4

48.1 N Hossain to A Rayudu, Full toss on off, Rayudu drives it through covers for a couple of runs. 278/4

47.6 S Gazi to A Rayudu, Fullish on middle and leg, forced to wide long on for one. 276/4

47.5 S Gazi to D Karthik, Leans forward and across to flick it through mid on for a single. 275/4

47.4 S Gazi to A Rayudu, Touch short on off, Rayudu goes back and hits it to long on for one. 274/4

47.4 S Gazi to A Rayudu, Wide! Flatter and down the leg side. 273/4

Dinesh Karthik walks out in the middle.

47.3 S Gazi to A Rahane, OUT! Rahane holes out! Tossed up delivery on middle and off, Rahane walks down the track and towers it over the bowler's head. He fails to time it well enough and the fielder at long on takes the simplest of catches. 272/4

47.2 S Gazi to A Rayudu, Punches a shortish ball to wide long on for a run. 272/3

47.1 S Gazi to A Rayudu, Tossed up delivery on middle, helped to mid-wicket. 271/3

46.6 N Hossain to A Rayudu, Turns it off his pads past the mid-wicket fielder for a single. 9 needed off 18 balls! 271/3

46.5 N Hossain to A Rayudu, Played that off the front foot and into the ground. 270/3

46.4 N Hossain to A Rayudu, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. No run. 270/3

46.3 N Hossain to A Rahane, Quicker full ball on off, pushed back past the bowler for a run. 270/3

46.2 N Hossain to A Rayudu, Plays it with the spin through the gap at mid-wicket for a single. 269/3

46.1 N Hossain to A Rayudu, Loopy full ball on off, Rayudu defends it off his front foot. 268/3

45.6 R Hossain to A Rahane, Angles in a length ball, Rahane pushes it off his back foot to point. 268/3

45.5 R Hossain to A Rayudu, Full on middle, flicked through square leg for a single. 268/3

Ambati Rayudu walks in next. 13 needed off 26!

45.4 R Hossain to V Kohli, OUT! Castled! But this breakthrough has come a bit too late for Bangladesh! Rubel delivers a yorker, right in the blockhole, Kohli fails to dig it out and it goes on to disturb the stumps. A superb knock by the Indian skipper comes to an end! 267/3

45.3 R Hossain to A Rahane, This time Rahane finds the gap through covers and takes a run. 267/2

45.2 R Hossain to A Rahane, Punches a length ball to covers. 266/2

45.1 R Hossain to A Rahane, FOUR! A leg stump half-volley, Rahane leans across and flicks it handsomely off his pads to the deep mid-wicket boundary. 266/2

The umpires have once again changed the ball between the overs.

44.6 S Gazi to A Rahane, Very full in length on middle, Rahane digs it out to long on and switches ends. 262/2

44.5 S Gazi to V Kohli, Little short in length on off, Kohli goes deep inside the crease and pulls it down to wide long on for one. 261/2

44.4 S Gazi to V Kohli, Comes down the track to flick it across the line but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 260/2

44.3 S Gazi to V Kohli, SIX! Biggie! Floated full ball on middle, Kohli shimmies down the track and rockets it over wide long on for a flat six. 260/2

200-run stand between Kohli and Rahane!

44.2 S Gazi to A Rahane, Tossed up delivery on middle, too full in length, Rahane forces it down to long on for one. 254/2

44.1 S Gazi to V Kohli, Full delivery on off, Kohli walks down the track and drives it through covers for a single. 253/2

Sohag Gazi comes back into the attack. 28 needed off 36!

43.6 R Hossain to A Rahane, Fullish ball on off, Rahane slices it through cover-point for a couple. 252/2

Mushfiqur Rahim is in deep pain and heads off the field. Hopefully, no dislocation!

43.5 R Hossain to A Rahane, FOUR! Placed with precision! A length ball on off, Rahane remains on the back foot and smacks it through the gap between extra cover and mid off for a gorgeous boundary. Rahim chased it from mid off, tried to pull it back with a slide but failed. He hurt himself in the process and is holding his right shoulder. 250/2

43.4 R Hossain to V Kohli, Pitched up delivery on off, driven through covers for a single. 246/2

43.3 R Hossain to V Kohli, Fullish ball on middle, pushed down to mid on. 245/2

43.2 R Hossain to V Kohli, A nice shot through the line by Kohli but he fails to pierce the off side field. 245/2

43.1 R Hossain to A Rahane, Full length delivery on off, Rahane gets on the front foot and drives it crisply through point for a single. 245/2

42.6 N Hossain to A Rahane, Knocks a full ball to long on for a single. 244/2

42.5 N Hossain to A Rahane, Loopy ball on middle, defended back to the bowler. 243/2

42.4 N Hossain to A Rahane, FOUR! Delightful shot! Tossed up delivery on off, Rahane advances down the track and lofts it cleanly over extra cover for a beautiful boundary. 243/2

42.3 N Hossain to V Kohli, Floated ball on middle, Kohli walks down the track and flicks it over mid-wicket for one. 239/2

42.2 N Hossain to V Kohli, Goes back and hits a shortish ball to mid-wicket. 238/2

42.1 N Hossain to V Kohli, Flighted ball on off, Kohli defends it off his front foot. 238/2

42.1 N Hossain to V Kohli, Wide! Down the leg side. 238/2

Nasir Hossain is back on.

41.6 R Hossain to V Kohli, Uses his bottom hand to good effect there and drills a full ball down to long on for a run. Keeps the strike! 237/2

41.5 R Hossain to V Kohli, Spears in a full ball on off, Kohli drives it firmly through the line but finds the cover fielder. 236/2

41.4 R Hossain to V Kohli, Hits a length ball straight to extra cover. 236/2

41.3 R Hossain to V Kohli, Short delivery on off, Kohli swivels on the back foot with the pull shot and places it through square leg for a couple of runs. 236/2

41.2 R Hossain to V Kohli, FOUR! Smashed with authority! Full length delivery on off, Kohli strides forward and spanks it just over mid off for a powerful boundary. He picked the length in a flash on that occasion. 234/2

41.1 R Hossain to A Rahane, Fuller length delivery on off, Rahane strokes it through covers for one. 230/2

40.6 A Razzak to A Rahane, Flighted ball on off, driven through covers for one. 229/2

40.5 A Razzak to V Kohli, Driven through mid off by the batsman. One run added to the total. 228/2

40.4 A Razzak to V Kohli, Eases it through mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 227/2

40.3 A Razzak to V Kohli, FOUR! Aah.. you can never get tired of watching this bloke bat! Loopy full delivery he gets outside off and just drives it with panache through extra cover for a boundary. 225/2

40.2 A Razzak to V Kohli, FOUR! Shot! Tossed up delivery on middle, Kohli leaned across and whipped it through the gap between mid on and mid-wicket for a boundary. 221/2

40.1 A Razzak to V Kohli, Tossed up delivery wide outside off, Kohli tries to cut it but misses. The keeper goes up in an appeal for a caught behind but doesn't receive any support from the bowler. In fact, Razzak was smiling! 217/2

39.6 R Hossain to A Rahane, Rahane has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 31/0 in Batting Powerplay! 217/2

39.5 R Hossain to A Rahane, NOT OUT! Back of a length delivery on off, Rahane hits it firmly across the line but fails to keep it down. Mominul at mid-wicket stretches to his right to take the catch but in the process of completing the catch the ball touched the ground. The third umpire confirmed the same and Rahane survived. 217/2

Rahane is caught at mid-wicket but there is some doubt over the catch. The umpires are confirming it with the third umpire.

39.4 R Hossain to A Rahane, Rahane has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 217/2

Fourth ODI fifty for Ajinkya Rahane!

39.3 R Hossain to A Rahane, FOUR! Fifty for Rahane, a superb supporting role he has played here! Length delivery sliding down the leg side, Rahane picks it off his pads and nudges it to the deep backward square leg boundary. 217/2

39.2 R Hossain to A Rahane, Back of a length delivery on off, Rahane stays back and dabs it to point. 213/2

39.1 R Hossain to A Rahane, Full and on off, defended back to the bowler. 213/2

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