Hangzhou, (Hindustan Republic) After the brilliant performance of the bowlers, thanks to the half-century of Tilak Verma (55 not out) and the excellent innings of captain Ruturaj Gaikwad (40 not out), India entered the final of the Asian Games by defeating Bangladesh by 9 wickets on Friday. Batting first, Bangladesh scored 96 runs in 20 overs, in reply India scored 97 runs for 1 wicket in just 9.2 overs and won by nine wickets.
The Indian team, which came to chase the small target of 97 runs, had a bad start and Yashasvi Jaiswal walked on the very first ball without opening the account. After this, Tilak Verma and Gaikwad did not allow any further loss and led the Indian team to victory by nine wickets. Tilak remained unbeaten on 55 balls with the help of 2 fours and 6 sixes and Gaikwad remained unbeaten on 20 runs with the help of 4 fours and 3 sixes on the same number of balls.
Earlier, Bangladesh, batting first, scored 96 runs for 9 wickets in 20 overs.
In this match, Indian captain Ruturaj Gaikwad won the toss and decided to bowl first. Bangladesh had a bad start and wickets kept falling at regular intervals and the Bangladeshi team could only score 96 runs for 9 wickets in 20 overs.
For Bangladesh, Parvez Hossain Iman scored 23 runs and Zakar Ali scored 24 not out, while Rakibul Hasan scored 14 runs.
For India, Sai Kishore took 3 wickets, Washington Sundar took 2 wickets, Arshdeep Singh, Tilak Verma, Ravi Bishnoi, Shahbaz Ahmed took 1 wicket each.
The Indian team will face the winner of the other semi-final between Pakistan and Afghanistan in the gold medal match on Saturday.
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