Punjab youngster Gurkeerat Singh’s all-round luminosity enabled India A to comfortably crush Bangladesh A by 96 runs in a initial One Dayer of the three-match array today.
The gifted Gurkeerat contributed a quickfire 58-ball 65 to safeguard a autocratic sum of 322 for 7 for a hosts, and afterwards effectively bowled his off-breaks to lapse figures of 5/29 in 7.3 overs as a visitors were bowled out for 226 in 42.3 overs.
Gurkeerat’s five-for, in fact, was his best sum in List A as a final 5 Bangladesh wickets fell for usually 19 runs to him.
Much was approaching of India’s singular overs specialist Suresh Raina, who was entrance into opposition compare after a three-month rest, though he looked totally rusty during his 28-ball 16.
It was Gurkeerat along with immature Sanju Samson (73) and Rishi Dhawan (56), who steadied a innings as India were reduced to 125 for 5 during a median theatre after opener Mayank Agarwal (56)’s solid innings.
This was a 25-year-old Gurkeerat’s second successive Man-of-the-Match opening after his dominant 87 won India A the tri-series final opposite Australia A.
His 58-ball innings had 9 bounds as he combined 102 runs in 14.5 overs with Samson and another 78 in 8 overs with Dhawan whose 56 came off 34 balls with 8 fours and two sixes. Dhawan also did good with a round removing 2/51 in eight overs.
Put into bat by opposition skipper Mominul Haque, opener Agarwal and Unmukt Chand (16) took a team’s sum to 44 with India A skipper attack 4 bounds before Taskin Ahmed’s extra gait prompted him to corner one to Litton Das behind the stumps.
Manish Pandey (1) did not final prolonged as he edged one from seamer Shafiul Islam to Litton. Raina scratched around a bit as he played a few dot balls before he was fooled by a straighter one from off-spinner Nasir Hossain.
Kedar Jadhav (0) fell brief of his double before opening his comment as India were reduced to 76 for four. Along with Samson, Agarwal steadied a innings by adding 49 runs for the fifth wicket as he finished another List A half-century.
Having strike 8 boundaries, Agarwal attempted to force the pace, though holed out to Soumya Sarkar off Nasir’s bowling. Gurkeerat and Samson afterwards flayed a Bangla bowling with some brazen strokes and considerable using between the wickets.
When Bangladesh batted, left-arm seamer Srinath Aravind made good use of his believe of Chinnaswamy lane and conditions as he swung a integrate of deliveries back-to-back into a right handers Rony Talukdar (13) and Anamul Haque Bijoy (0) with a former being leg-before and latter bowled. Aravind, in his subsequent over, private a dangerous Soumya Sarkar held by Jadhav.
Rishi Dhawan private skipper Mominul Haque (19) and Sabbir Rahaman (25) to make it 87 for 5 before Litton, with a run-a-ball 75, and Nasir, with 52, combined 120 runs for the sixth wicket.
At 207 for five, Gurkeerat weaved his sorcery as a last five wickets fell for 19 runs in usually 5.5 overs.