Rohit continues his merry form against Bangladesh

Asia Cup 2018, Super Four, First Match, India vs Bangladesh – India won by 7 wickets

Friday, September 21, 2018, Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

4/29– Bowling figures of Ravindra Jadeja in his comeback game against Bangladesh. This is his first ODI game for India in almost over a year and he hold on to this rare opportunity with both hands! His bowling figures are the second best for an Indian spinner against Bangladesh in ODIs while these are his fourth best bowling figures in his ODI career.

0 – Number of wickets taken by Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav combined in this innings. This is only the second time in their short ODI career that both these wrist spinners remained wicket less in the same match. The other instance was against England in the final ODI of the three match series at Headingly in Leeds in July this year.

66 – Partnership shared by Mashrafe Mortaza and Mehidy Hasan Miraz for the eighth wicket. They both joined in the middle with the scorecard reading 101 for 7 and took it to 167 for 8 with some brilliant batting. This is the third best 8th wicket stand for Bangladesh in ODIs after 70* between Khaled Mashud and Mohamamd Rafique in 2003 and 69 between Mashrafe Mortaza and Nazir Hossain in 2016.

4 – Number of catches taken by Shikhar Dhawan in this game. He becomes seventh Indian player after Sunil Gavaskar (1985), Mohammad Azharuddin (1997), Sachin Tendulkar (1998), Rahul Dravid (1999), Mohammad Kaif (2003) and VVS Laxman (2004) to take four catches in a single ODI match. Four catches in this match against Bangladesh implies crowd witnessed four thigh-fives from Dhawan!

6 – Number of wickets taken by both Indian pacers combined. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah both picked up 3 wickets apiece. This is the first time Indian pacers picked up 6 wickets or more in an ODI match played in Asia since their 6-fer against New Zealand in October 2017 in Pune. Bhuvi, Bumrah and Hardik shared 6 wickets in that game against New Zealand.

83* – Rohit Sharma score against Bangladesh in this game. This is his fourth fifty-plus score in this format of the game against Bangladesh, all scored in his last 6 ODIs against them – 137, 63, 0, 29, 123*, 83*. In his 11 ODIs against Bangladesh, Rohit scored 508 runs at an average of 56.44 which includes 2 centuries and 2 half-centuries.

** Image credits to ESPN Cricinfo

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