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India’s star opener Shubman Gill, who scored a century in their Asia Cup Super Four match, said India would have won the match against Bangladesh had he played his innings normally. Gill’s 121 off 133 balls was exceptional. But it was not enough to take India past Bangladesh’s 265/8. Gill’s thunderous knock of 121 runs and Axar Patel’s fighting 42 were in vain as Bangladesh fought back to end their Asia Cup 2023 campaign on a high by defeating finalists India in their Asia Cup Super Four 2023 match here at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Friday.
“When I got out actually… something you misjudged and I think it was a miscalculation on my part. If I had hit a bit normally and not so aggressively, I think we should have gotten over the line. But This is the learning point for us. Sometimes you misunderstood the situation and I did the same. I have to learn from this. This was not final for us and we have to learn from this,” Shubman Gill said in a message. match press conference.
Shakib Al Hasan and Towhid Hridoy shone brightly as both scored remarkable half-centuries as the Bangladesh pacers demonstrated their mettle in their deliveries with pinpoint accuracy to successfully defend the total.
Axar scored a crucial 42 off 34 deliveries. For Bangladesh, Mustafizur Rahman picked up three, while Tanzim Hasan Sakib scalped two wickets.
Gill single-handedly took India closer to victory with a 133-ball 121. But it was Bangladesh who held their nerve and secured a narrow victory against India in the Asia Cup.
“We discussed how to cut short point balls. The wicket was slow and the ball was turning, so it was not easy to make singles on this pitch. We have to manage our recovery in the World Cup, like many matches in North India and the winters will do that.” Touch that time, so we have to sort things out during the break between matches,” he added.
Gill praised Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan, who played a battle of 80 runs.
“Shakib played well for Bangladesh as this was the point where he took the game away from us,” Gill said.
India will take on Sri Lanka in the 2023 Asia Cup final at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo next Sunday.
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