In the 6th and last match of the Asia Cup 2023 Super-4, Team India lost by 6 runs at the hands of Bangladesh. This is India’s first defeat in this tournament. With this defeat, India not only lost a golden opportunity to become the No.1 ODI team, but also lost a place in the ICC ODI rankings. India was ranked second before the match against Bangladesh, if Team India had won this match they had a chance to become the No.1 ODI team as Australia on the other hand suffered a crushing defeat in this match. Hands of South Africa.
After losing to Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup itself, the Pakistan team led by Babar Azam slipped to the third position in the rankings. Pakistan has a rating of 115, while India was second with a rating of 116 before losing the match against Bangladesh.
The equation for India to become the No.1 team was that the top-ranked Australian team had to lose at the hands of South Africa and India had to beat Bangladesh. Australia gave India every chance to regain the No.1 position by losing to South Africa, but Team India could not register a win against Bangladesh.
After the loss against Bangladesh, India has reached the third position with a rating of 114. While Pakistan is in second position. Australia is currently the number-1 team in ODI cricket, with a rating of 115.
How was India and Bangladesh match?
Set a target of 266 runs, Bangladesh bowled out India for 259 runs in 49.5 overs at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Opener Shubman Gill scored a fighting century for India. He scored 122 runs in 133 balls with the help of 8 fours and 5 sixes. For Bangladesh, Mustafizur Rahman took three wickets while debutant Tanzim Hasan Shakib and Mehdi Hasan took two wickets each. Shakib Al Hasan and Miraj took one wicket each.
India did not get off to a good start while chasing the target. Captain Rohit Sharma lost his wicket in the first over. Debutant Tilak Verma (5 off 9 balls), wicketkeeper batsman Rahul (19 off 39 balls) and Ishan Kishan (5 off 15 balls) failed to play big innings. Gill, however, held one end. After a 57-run stand for the third wicket with Rahul, he added 45 runs for the fifth wicket with Suryakumar Yadav (26 off 34 balls). Gill shared 31 runs with Jadeja (7 off 12 balls) and 39 runs with Akshar Patel (42 off 34 balls). Gill was dismissed in the 44th over. After this Akshar and Shardul Thakur (11 off 13 balls) added 40 runs for the eighth wicket. India needed 17 runs to win from the last two overs but the match slipped away due to the dismissal of Akshar and Shardul in the 49th over. India needed 12 runs in the 50th over but Mohammed Shami could only hit one four. As soon as he was run out, the Indian innings ended.