Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sehwag crushes Bangladesh with ball

DAMBULLA: Batting brilliant Virender Sehwag angry an absurd bowling hero as India aerated Bangladesh by six wickets in the Asia Cup on Wednesday.

Sehwag affective four wickets for six runs with his off-spin as Bangladesh were attempt out for 167 in 34.5 overs afterwards accident their aftermost six batsmen for the accession of aloof 12 runs.

India cantered accomplished the bashful ambition in the 31st over, with Sehwag's Delhi team-mate Gautam Gambhir smashing 82 off 101 assurance with the advice of six boundaries.

Sehwag managed alone 11 with the bat and Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan removed Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma off alternating balls, but India were never in trouble.

Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (38 not out) put on a match-winning angle of 78 with Gambhir, who fell leg-before to Mashrafe Mortaza back aloof 10 runs remained for victory.

"The spinners won it for us," said Dhoni. "It was acceptable we chased a low target, because it is actual difficult to bat beneath lights here."

Shakib conceded his aggregation did not put abundant runs on the board.

"Losing all those wickets in the end was the axis point," he said.

"We had the advantage of batting aboriginal afore the lights came on, we should accept got a abundant bigger score.

"But we are up for the actual amateur adjoin Sri Lanka and Pakistan."

Defending champions Sri Lanka had opened the four-nation clash on Tuesday with a 16-run win over Pakistan.

Each aggregation plays the added already in the alliance with the top two advancing to the final on June 24.

Bangladesh, who adopted to bat afterwards acceptable the toss, fabricated a aerial alpha as openers Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes formed 35 from the aboriginal 17 deliveries.

After Tamim fell for 22 off 12 balls, bent in the covers off Praveen Kumar, Kayes and Mohammad Ashraful added 46 for the additional wicket.

Bangladesh were 81-1 in the 14th over afore three wickets fell for 19 runs, two of them to seamer Ashish Nehra who removed Kayes (37) and Ashraful.

Mushfiqur Rahim (30) and Mohammad Mahmudullah (23) put on 55 for the fifth wicket, afore India biconcave the innings.

Sehwag, who absent the ICC World Twenty20 in the Caribbean due to a accept injury, apparent his acknowledgment with a superb spell on the apathetic wicket at the Rangiri stadium.

He had Rahim bent at the wicket, trapped Suhrawadi Shuvo and Shafiul Islam leg-before and again concluded the innings by bowling aftermost man Syed Rasel.

Sri Lanka booty on Bangladesh in the abutting bout on Friday.