Shikhar Dhawan fell to Abdur Razzak © Getty Images (File Photo)
Shikhar Dhawan fell to Abdur Razzak © Getty Images (File Photo)

 

Feb 26, 2014

 

India have lost both its openers, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma after they got off to a scratchy and cautious start in their chase of 280 against Bangladesh in the second match of the Asia Cup 2014 at Fatullah, bringing up the 50 in the 13th over of the innings, and then Dhawan fell to Abdur Razzak, as he was trapped plumb in front of the stumps while attempting a sweep off the spinner.

 

Both the batsmen initially found the going very tough as they could manage just 13 off the first six overs. Rubel Hossain and Mashrafe Mortaza delivered back to back maiden overs early on, but then Dhawan hit a few boundaries to break the deadlock. Rohit, on the other hand, seemed troubled or most part of the first 10 overs, before he finally danced down the track to Mortaza in the ninth over for a huge six straight down the ground.

 

But Dhawan’s stay didn’t last long, as he fell to Abdur Razzak in the veteran spinner’s first over. Dhawan could just manage 28 off 44 balls. His dismissal has brought captain Virat Kohli to the centre, who will borne all the Indian hopes of a win in this match.

 

Soon after Dhawan was dismissed, Rohit too lost his wicket off the very next over to Ziaur Rahman, who clean-bowled the Indian opener with an inswinger which jagged back a distance.

 

India will now need a strong partnership from Kohli and Dinesh Karthik to chase down 280.

 

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