Bangladesh beat Pakistan by 37 runs, face India in the final

Bangladesh beat Pakistan by 37 runs, face India in the final

Three quick blows reduced Pakistan to 18/3 in the fourth over and the team never recovered from that and were eventually restricted to 202/9 in their chase of 240. The result means Bangladesh reached the final of Asia Cup for only the second time in their history. Shoaib Malik and Imam-ul-Haq tried to steady the ship with a partnership of 67 for the fourth wicket but that was brought to a spectacular end by Mashrafe Mortaza. The catch that Bangladesh captain took belied both his age and the number of…

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Afghanistan Pull off a Thrilling Tie Against India to End Asia Cup Campaign on a High

Afghanistan Pull off a Thrilling Tie Against India to End Asia Cup Campaign on a High

Dubai: Stockily built Mohammad Shahzad knocked a brilliant hundred as spirited Afghanistan pulled off a last over tie against India in the Super Four match in Dubai on Tuesday. Shahzad’s 124 laid the foundation of Afghanistan’s fighting total of 252-8 in 50 overs before bowling out India in 49.5 overs for the same total at Dubai International stadium. Needing seven to win off the final Rashid Khan over, Ravindra Jadeja hit a boundary of the second ball before taking a single off the next. Last man Khaleel Ahmed then took…

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Rohit, Jadeja Fire India to Emphatic 7-wicket Win Over Bangladesh

Rohit, Jadeja Fire India to Emphatic 7-wicket Win Over Bangladesh

Dubai: India captain Rohit Sharma played another classy knock after comeback man Ravindra Jadeja picked up a four-wicket haul to set up a seven wicket win over Bangladesh in their opening Super Four match at the Asia Cup here on Friday. All-rounder Jadeja made a roaring return to limited overs cricket, helping India dismiss Bangladesh for 173 after Rohit opted to chase at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. India then cruised to victory in 36.2 overs courtesy Rohit, who struck an unbeaten 83 off 104 balls, his second consecutive fifty…

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Bowlers do star turn as India thump Pakistan by 8 wickets

India thump Pakistan by 8 wickets

India ticked all boxes as they clinically decimated Pakistan by eight wickets in a lopsided Asia Cup group league encounter Wednesday. It was a superlative effort from the bowling unit that saw them shot out Pakistan for a paltry 162 in 43.1 overs before Rohit Sharma (52 off 39 balls) and Shikhar Dhawan (46 off 54 balls) added 86 for the opening wicket to ensure a smooth chase for the ‘Men In Blue’ in only 29 overs. This was India’s most comprehensive victory in terms of balls remaining (126). After…

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Hardik Pandya stretchered off the field after sustaining lower back injury

Hardik Pandya stretchered off the field after sustaining lower back injury

The Indian cricket team suffered a big blow as all-rounder Hardik Pandya was stretchered off the field following a lower back injury during the match against Pakistan in the ongoing Asia Cup 2018, on Wednesday. In the 18th over of the Pakistan innings, Pandya fell down wincing in pain after bowling the penultimate ball of the over to Babar Azam. In a statement released by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), it was revealed that Pandya suffered an ‘acute lower back injury’ and his condition is being…

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Afghanistan knock Sri Lanka out of Asia Cup after upset win

Afghanistan knock Sri Lanka out of Asia Cup after upset win

Afghanistan continued their rise in international cricket with an upset 91-run win over Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi on Monday, knocking the former champions out of the Asia Cup. Sri Lanka needed to win the Group B match to stay in the tournament but were outwitted by smart batting from Afghanistan who put up a fighting total of 249 all out at Sheikh Zayed Stadium. The fighters then laid into Sri Lankan batting with spinner Rashid Khan (2-26), Mohammad Nabi (2-30) and Mujeeb Ur Rahman (2-32) sharing wickets as the…

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