Rohit Sharma led from the front while Ravindra Jadeja claimed a brilliant four-wicket haul as India defeated Bangladesh by seven wickets in their Asia Cup 2018 Super Four encounter in Dubai, last evening.
Ravindra Jadeja (4/29) broke the backbone of the Bangladesh batting line-up with his variations and along with the pace duo of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah, he was able to restrict the opposition to just 173 in 49.1 overs. Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah both finished the match with three wickets each and they were instrumental in keeping Bangladesh in check after Jadeja’s heroics.
Shikhar Dhawan gave India the perfect start as he raced away to a 47-ball 40, before his opening partner anchored the chase with his 36 ODI fifty at the Dubai International Stadium.
Attacking from the start, Dhawan proved too hot to handle for the Bangladeshi pacers, but was trapped by the wily Shakib Al Hasan in front of the stumps.Rohit though continued the good work, first partnering with Ambati Rayudu (13) and then MS Dhoni.
Chasing a modest total of 174, India never looked in trouble and skipper Rohit Sharma scored 83 off 104 balls to guide them to victory. He was well supported by Shikhar Dhawan (40) and MS Dhoni (33) as India continued their winning run in the tournament ahead of Sunday’s match against Pakistan.