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Asia Cup 2018: Shikhar Dhawan Creates Unique Record Against Bangladesh

Written By Dylan Dsouza | Mumbai | Published:

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  • In the match against Bangladesh, Shikhar Dhawan displayed some outstanding fielding in the outfield to claim four catches to his name.
  • He now joins an elite list of Indian cricketers to have achieved this unique feat.

The Indian cricket team are currently enjoying a good run of form at the Asia Cup. After a shaky start against minnows Hong Kong, the Rohit Sharma led side have looked confident and demolished heavyweights Pakistan and Bangladesh in comprehensive fashion.

READ: Ravindra Jadeja, Rohit Sharma Shine As India Register Comprehensive Seven Wicket Victory Over Bangladesh

The tournament sor far, has been great for the bowlers, while the batsmen have not had much to do. Apart from Rohit Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, there is one player who certainly seems to be enjoying his cricket.

After struggling for India in the recently concluded tour of England, Shikhar Dhawan seems to have finally found his groove back, in particularly home-like conditions. The left-handed batsmen is currently the highest run-getter at the 2018 Asia Cup, but in the match against Bangladesh, it wasn't the bat that was doing the talking.

Against Bangladesh, Shikhar Dhawan was back in the headlines after displaying some outstanding fielding in the outfield. The southpaw took the catches of Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Mehidy Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman, thus joining an elite club of Indian fielders, who have taken four catches in ODI cricket. 

Shikhar Dhawan now becomes the seventh Indian to script this unique record. He joins the list of cricket stalwarts which includes Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Mohammed Kaif, Sunil Gavaskar, VVS Laxman and Mohammad Azharuddin,

Meanwhile, as the match was concerned, Skipper Rohit Sharma led from the front with an outstanding unbeaten half-century which made the paltry target of 171 set by Bangladesh seem like a walk in the park. Such was India's dominance that they finished the innings with 13 overs to spare, before the Men in Blue rode on left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja's magical spell of 4/29 in the first innings when India won the toss and opted to field.

READ: 'I Will Remember This Comeback’, Says Ravindra Jadeja After Match-winning Performance Against Bangladesh

Ravindra Jadeja, the left-arm spinner who hadn't played an ODI game since 2017, marked his arrival to ODI cricket with a bang. With impressive figures of 4/29, he was rightly awarded the Man of the Match for his clinical performance.

 

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