Bangladesh, unlike the other recent matches, showed a magnificent confidence to accumulate 326 runs , their highest total in ODI
- Bangladesh openers Anamul Haque and Imrul Kayes are seen in the picture
Bangladesh scored a magnificent 326 losing only three wickets in 50 overs in the Asia cup match against Pakistan being played on Shere Bangla stadium on Tuesday. Such a match Bangladesh played that saw one century, and three half centuries, all by the batsmen in the top order, with an entertaining batting in the slog overs. The last ten overs saw more than 100 runs adding to the total.
Bangladesh openeres made a blitz start in the match against Pakistan after skipper Mushfiqur Rahim won the toss and elected to bat first.
A fabulous opening partnership of the 150 runs provide the foothold of the hefty totals in the innings that reached the landmark of 300 in 49th over, also thanks to Anamul century that boosted the following batsmen to bat freely and gather quick runs in the slog overs.
Anamul Haque hit his second ODI hundred off 131 deliveries, smashing six fours and four sixes before he was sent back to the pavilion by Saeed Ajmal.
Tigers lost Imrul Kayes after a tremendous batting display together with Anamul Haque poising a 150 runs partnership.
The match is a must-win one for Tigers, who have an outside chance to go to the Asia Cup 2014 final if they will win with a bonus point .
When Bangladesh is facing Pakistan, India will be the most edgy team. Watching from the confines of the hotel, an hour’s drive from Mirpur, the Men in Blue would hope for a miracle.
Having come up short against Sri Lanka and Pakistan after the success against Bangladesh, Indian hopes are difficult to spot. For the unforeseen progression of India would require the mauling of Pakistan by an unsettled Bangladesh.
Source: Dhaka Tribune