The 2012 Asia Cup unveiled a new promising Bangladesh side, as they reached the final for the first time. Just the next Asia Cup, Bangladeshi supporters had a lot of hopes for their nation.
Interestingly, the first match for both teams in the 2014 Asia Cup was on a high note. This match was full of individual shows, from Mushfiq’s epic hundred to King Kohli’s hundred in the chase.
For Bangladesh fans, it was heartbreaking for two reasons. As Mushfiq faced a shoulder injury while fielding and they lost the match by 6 wickets. Without further ado, let’s overview the thrilling encounter of India vs. Bangladesh 2014 Asia Cup.
The Epic Showdown: India vs. Bangladesh 2014 Asia Cup
Cricket in these two nations is like religion. India and Bangladesh’s cricket rivalry is facing a new dimension with each tournament. Asia Cup 2014 match game was a rollercoaster of emotions, extraordinary individual shows, and unexpected twists.
Match Overview: Winning the toss, India elected to field first. Bangladesh got a good base with a 133-run partnership of Anamul Haque and Mushfiqur Rahim. Mushfiq’s brilliant knock of 117 runs laid the foundation for Bangladesh.
In the target of 280, India was 2 down for 54 at one moment. Then, Kohli just wrote an epic with his bat and scored 136 in just 122 balls. Ajinkya Rahane also was on a sweet touch with his 73. Eventually, India reached the target at a sharp 49 overs losing 4 wickets. Virat Kohli became the player of the match.
Let us go through some of the unforgettable key moments of the epic battle.
Key Moments and Standout Performances
The India vs. Bangladesh 2014 Asia Cup match gifted us some extraordinary individual shows. Which one could you eliminate from the list? Mushfiqur Rahim’s captain’s knock, Mohammed Shami’s four-wicket haul, Bijoy-Mushfiq’s redemption, Kohli’s chase, or Rahane’s brilliant batting!
Mushfiq’s Standout Hundred
It was a complete captain’s knock from Mushfiqur Rahim. His innings led Bangladesh to reach a competitive total of 279. After a loss of two wickets, Mushfiq along with Anamul Haque made a 133-run partnership. Anamul left the crease, but the show of Mushfiq must go on! Mushfiq continued the battle until the last over of the match.
Mohammed Shami With The Ball
Mohammed Shami came to be one of the most clinical performers on the bowling side. He took four important wickets in the top order against the Bangladesh cricket team. His ability to pick up crucial wickets in the important moments kept Bangladesh’s target a bit shorter than expected.
Shami’s spell of 4 wickets for 50 runs in 10 overs with a maiden helped India to restrict Bangladesh below 300 and win the match.
King Kohli’s Century On The Chase
We often have seen Virat Kohli make big chases easier. He is one of the greatest of all time to score on high-pressure chases.
While there was an urgency to keep the scoreboard on, Kohli played established his innings as needed. In the match between Bangladesh and India, Kohli showed his magic once again.
The innings led by a partnership with Rahane helped India to chase down the target in the 49th over. Kohli’s innings were a display of his ability to make runs under pressure, determination, and nerves.
Mushfiq’s Should Injury Let Him Off The Field
Those who knew that Mushfiqur Rahim were suffering an injury during his innings. Still, he managed to pick up an epic hundred. However, Mushfiq had to leave the field in the second innings for a shoulder injury.
Image: Mushfiq celebrating standout hundred
So far we’ve bragged about the statistical analysis and performances only. But being a home venue for Bangladesh, there was an electric atmosphere in the stadium. Plus, the exciting last few overs added spice to the recipe, and the roar of the crowd was mesmerizing.
Image: Huge crowd in Fatullah
Picture of the match moment:
Image: Kohli’s century on the chase
India vs. Pakistan Match Brief Scorecard At a Glance:
2nd Match, Group Stage
Date: February 26, 2014
Venue: Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, Fatullah, Bangladesh
Toss: India (Elected to bowl first)
Let’s take a quick look at the scorecard:
|Bangladesh innings: 279/7 (50 overs)||INDIA innings: 280/4 (49 overs)|
|Mushfiqur Rahim: 117 (113)||Virat Kohli: 136 (122)|
|Sarfaraz Ahmed: 77 (106)||Ajinkya Rahane: 73 (83)|
|India Bowling: Mohammed Shami: 4/50 (10)||Bangladesh Bowling: Ziaur Rahman: 1/20 (5)|
Match won by: India won by 6 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
Player of the Match: Virat Kohli achieved the Player of the Match award for his match-winning century in the chase.
The India vs. Bangladesh 2014 Asia Cup match was a testimony to the beauty of cricket. Mushfiqur Rahim’s epic hundred, Mohammed Shami’s clinical bowling, and Virat Kohli’s extraordinary chase were the key performances of the match.
Another Asia Cup is ongoing, so hold tight and enjoy the game of cricket. Enjoy the cricket rivalry of India vs. Bangladesh. Also, you can read the cricket match analysis on our website to get the vibes.