Yash Dhull led India A side took on Bangladesh A in the 2nd Semi Finals of the ACC Emerging Asia Cup. The game was played on Friday at the Premadasa Stadium at Colombo. The Indian team had entered the Semi Finals after beating Pakistan A in their group phase to be the top placed team in the tournament. In the other semi finals, Pakistan A beat Sri Lanka to secure the final berth and make it an Pakistan versus India game on Sunday.
The story as it happened –
Saif Hassan the Bangladesh A skipper won the toss and chose to bat first. India, had won all their games while chasing during the tournament. The Indians made one change as off spinner Yuvraj Dodiya came in for medium pacer Nitish Reddy.
Nikin Jose called back due to umpire error –
Indian number 3 batter, Nikin Jose was facing Rakibul Hasan who had the Indian batter in trouble. The Bangladeshi players went up in appeal and the matter was sent to the third umpire. That’s when it was seen that Jose had his legs up in the air. Much to the shock of the Bangladeshi players, the third umpire gave it not out and let Nikin Jose to continue to bat.
Yash Dhull top scores with 66 as India A are bowled out for 211 –
Put into bat, Indian opener Sai Sudarshan and Abhishek Sharma got off to a quick start yet again. The pair added 29 for the 1st wicket with Sudarshan scoring 21 off 24 balls with 3 fours. Sharma scored 34 off 63 balls with 2 fours and a six. Nikin Jose was out for 17 as he couldn’t do much after getting a life.
The top scorer for India was captain Yash Dhull who scored 66 off 85 balls with 6 fours. Manav Sutar with 21 and Hangarekar with 15 and Riyan Parag with 12 helped India reach 211. Mahedi Hasan, Sakib Hasan and Rakibul Hasan picked 2 wickets each.
Nishant Sindhu fifer gives India an easy win –
Chasing 212 to win, Bangaldesh A were in firm control of the chase at 94 for 2. The opening pair of Mohammad Naim and Tanzid Hasan were severe on the Indian bowlers. Tanzid was out for 51 off 56 balls with 8 fours while Naim was out for 38. From 100/2 it was a huge slide as they were all out for 160 . Nishant Sindhu picked 5/20 from his 8 overs while Manav Sutar picked 3/32 to give India 51 run win.