Shikhar Dhawan hs not been able to find the boundaries yet © Getty Images (File Photo)
Shikhar Dhawan hs not been able to find the boundaries yet © Getty Images (File Photo)

 

Feb 26, 2014

 

The Indian openers, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma have got off to a very cautious start, scoring just 13 runs off the first six overs, in their chase of 280 to win their first Asia Cup 2014 game against Bangladesh at Fatullah.

 

Mashrafe Mortaza started the proceedings for Bangladesh after the innings break, and he was right on money from ball one. The first ball of the innings kept a little low and almost got through the gate of Rohit, but the batsman brought his bat down in time. Mortaza conceded just 1 run off his first over.

 

Rubel Hossain then bowled the second over, and he bowled a tight maiden up front. Rohit couldn’t manage to get him away as kept nagging at the outside off-stump line. Mortaza then followed up Rubel’s effort with another maiden, this time to Dhawan, who was cramped for space to free his arms.

 

India then finally found the first boundary of its innings, which came from Rohit’s bat in the fourth over the innings. But overall, the Bangladeshi seamers have started off really well here.

 

Recent statistics also show that Dhawan and Rohit spend almost 50% of their balls in dots, and that has been a a worry for India in recent times. Both these batsmen will need to make a move on here, or India could be facing another uphill task by the middle of the innings.

 

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