India vs Bangladesh Highlights, Asian Games 2023 semi-final: IND Crush Bangladesh to assure medal, to play for gold
India vs Bangladesh Highlights, Asian Games 2023 semi-final: IND won the match against BAN by the result of 9 wickets, and they will now compete for the gold medal tomorrow.
Highlights of India vs. Bangladesh, Asian Games 2023: The Indian men's cricket team defeated Bangladesh 9 wickets to advance to the gold medal match, ensuring a medal at the Asian Games.
India were stunned early in their chase after restricting Bangladesh to a pitiful 96/9 when Yashasvi Jaiswal, the previous game's centurion, perished in the opening over.
However, after that, everything went smoothly for India as Tilak Varma and captain Ruturaj Gaikwad destroyed the Bangladesh bowlers with a barrage of fours and sixes, completing their target in just 9.2 overs.
India's bowlers displayed incredible skill, restricting Bangladesh to runs inside the hundred. Washington Sundar selected 2/15, and R Sai Kishore concluded with 3/12.
After a short weather delay, captain of India Ruturaj Gaikwad won the toss and decided to field. Bangladesh was struggling at 21/3 as the Indian pacers made a strong start. Washington Sundar compounded Bangladesh's misery in his second over by delivering two vital hits, while R Sai Kishore got India's maiden wicket.
with India's finger spinners still having a ball, the Bangladesh scoreboard showed a bleak picture of 41/5. As Indian bowlers revelled, Bangladesh's final four wickets could only contribute fifty-five more runs.
Here are some of the takeaway from the India vs Bangladesh Asian Games semifinal
- India beat Bangladesh by 9 wickets to enter the Asian Game men's cricket gold medal match.
- India captain Ruturaj Gaikwad won the toss and opted to bowl against Bangladesh.
- Shahbaz Ahmed made his debut for India, coming in as a replacement for Avesh Khan.
- R Sai Kishore picked up 3/12 to restrict Bangladesh to 96/9.
- In reply, India lost in-form Yashasvi Jaiswal for a duck.
- Tilak Varma scored a fifty to end his barren run of form and smoked an unbeaten 55 off 26 balls to guide India home.
- Tilak and Ruturaj Gaikwad added an unbeaten 97-run partnership to guarantee India a medal.