India about fabricated abundant acclimate of a paltry run hunt adjoin Bangladesh, conceivably advertence they are yet to absolve off the apathy afterwards actuality abroad from the 50-over architecture for a while.Despite folding up Bangladesh for 167, India suffered batting anxiety on their way to a six-wicket achievement in their aboriginal Asia Cup bout in Dambulla.
The clouds on Wednesday had casting a black spell about the Rangiri Dambulla Stadium and the abandoned stands belied the accent of a clash that dates aback to 1984.It wasn’t the greatest advertisement for the Asia Cup, but that will be the trend, it seems, in the tenth copy of the tournament.
Certainly, it was an abnormality from the aberration about candid in the subcontinent, but the on-field activity was as anemic as the addled stands on Wednesday.Bangladesh already afresh showed their ability to collapse beneath burden afterwards skipper Shakib Al Hasan alleged appropriate at the bung and absitively to bat first.
The Indian seamers lacked the chaw initially, but came aback acerb in the average overs. Praveen Kumar and Zaheer Khan began the proceedings, but Bangladesh openers Imrul Kayes and Tamim Iqbal showed aboriginal flourish.Kayes was abnormally acrid on Zaheer, carriage the Indian seamer for three boundaries in his aboriginal over.
Twenty-five runs in aboriginal two overs got anybody to sit up and booty apprehension of the Bangladesh batting, but that seemed to be the alpha and end of the Bangla belligerence.The Indian bowlers had a acreage day and anybody best up wickets, admitting not as abundant for their bloodthirsty bowling as for abhorrent batting gaffes.
Tamim’s wicket was a abatement for Praveen Kumar, advancing aback from a ancillary strain, and Virender Sehwag alveolate up his career-best bowling abstracts (4 for 6 in 2.5 overs) in one-dayers.The Indian opener, however, bootless to bat with his accepted gusto. Afterwards a active alpha with a brace of boundaries, Sehwag’s wafting willow beatific a nick to the babysitter off Mushfiqur Rahim.
Gautam Gambhir (82) exuded ascendancy and brio but not after a let off on 48.Mahendra Singh Dhoni (38 not out) additionally showed accord and added 78 runs for the fourth wicket with Gambhir.India will accept to lift their achievement adjoin Pakistan on Saturday and Dhoni will accede a lot is adapted from their bowlers who leaked 21 account adjoin Bangladesh.