The Indian cricket fans are excited for the final ODI between India and New Zealand on Wednesday. Team India, then moves to Bangladesh for a 2 test series and 3 match ODI series which is to be played in December.
Before the senior team gets to play against Bangladesh, the India A team is in Bangladesh for a short series. The first of two 5 day games between the two sides which is taking place at Cox’s Bazaar at the Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium.
The story as it happened –
India A won the toss and chose to bowl first as Abhimanyu Eeswaran wanted to make use of the best bowling conditions. Some of the fringe players like Navdeep Saini, Jayant Yadav were part of the India A XI.
Young stars like Yash Dhull, Sarfaraz Khan and Tilak Varma are also part of the playing XI in a bid to make it to the Indian team. There was a controversy during the Indian batting which has now gone viral.
Eeswaran given not out despite replays showing otherwise –
Yashasvi Jaiswal and Eeswaran opened the batting for India A after bowling out Bangladesh A out cheaply. The incident happened in the 9th over of the innings with Khaled Ahmed bowling to the right handed India A skipper.
Eeswaran played the ball to mid-off and went off to look for a quick run. The Bangladesh A fielder picked the ball and hit the stumps on the full. There was a huge appeal but umpire gave the batter not out. This got the Bangladesh A players seeing red as the video replay showed the batter well short of his crease.
November 29, 2022
India A skittles out Bangladesh A for 111 –
Navdeep Saini and Mukesh Kumar struck early to leave the hosts reeling at 26 for 5 as Saini ended with 3/21 and Mukesh Kumar got 2/25. Left arm spinner Saurabh Kumar was the pick of the bowlers with 4/23, while Atit Sheth picked 1/23. For the hosts, Mosaddek Hossain was the top scorer with 63 off 88 balls with 6 fours and 3 sixes.
India ended the day with a 9 run lead without losing a wicket –
India A openers Jaiswal and Eeswaran added 120 for no loss from 36 overs to end up with a 9 run lead. Jaiswal who had a dream run in domestic cricket was not out on 61 off 106 balls with 8 fours. India A skipper Eeswaran was more sedate and stayed unbeaten on 53 off 111 balls with 6 fours.