DECEMBER 9, 2022
Brief Scorecard: India 409 for 8 (Kishan 210, Kohli 113, Shakib 2-68) beat Bangladesh 182 (Shakib 43, Thakur 3-30, Axar 2-22) by 227 runs
Kishan’s 126-ball double-hundred was the fastest in ODI cricket, and helped India to a 227-run win
India, on Saturday, December 10, defeated Bangladesh by 227 runs in the third and final ODI of the three-match series at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.
Unlike the first two games where both teams fought tooth and nail, the third game was a pretty one-sided affair. The Tigers relaxed a wee bit after claiming the series 2-0 and that didn’t allow them to clean sweep the series.
Bangladesh started the match in an impressive manner after Mehidy Hasan Miraz got rid of Shikhar Dhawan with India’s score on 15. But from there on, the hosts faltered big time as the Men in Blue racked up a colossal score of 409 for the loss of eight wickets.
Virat Kohli and Ishan Kishan put on 290 runs for the second wicket to put India in a commanding position. Kishan raced to his maiden ODI hundred, after which he broke Chris Gayle’s record for the fastest double hundred in ODIs.
Kishan scored 210 runs off 131 balls with the help of 24 fours and 10 sixes. Kohli, on the other hand, scored his 72nd century in international cricket off 85 balls. It also happened to the 34-year-old Kohli’s first OD hundred since August 2019.
Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain and Shakib Al Hasan picked up two wickets apiece for Bangladesh.
Litton Das and Anamul Haque Bijoy took the Tigers off to a flying start with a 33-run stand for the opening wicket off 25 balls. But after Axar Patel got rid of Bijoy, India didn’t allow Bangladesh to get a foothold back in the contest.
Litton hit four fours and a six on his way to a 26-ball 29 before Mohammed Siraj accounted for his wicket. Shakib Al Hasan fought hard for his 43-run knock with the help of four fours. But he didn’t get much support from the likes of Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim.
In the end, India bowled Bangladesh for 182 in 34 overs and finished the series on a positive note. Shardul was the pick of the bowlers as he finished with figures of 5-0-30-3. Axar and Umran also had two wickets to their name.
Courtesy/Source: Zee News