Kedar Jadhav ecstatic after India stormed to their seventh Asia Cup championship
Jadhav, once, had to walk back after developing a hamstring injury.
Published - Sep 29, 2018 1:12 pm | Updated - Sep 29, 2018 1:12 pm
The final of the 2018 Asia Cup between India and Bangladesh turned out to be a closely-fought one and in the end, the Men in Blue prevailed in a close run-chase. The encounter went right down to the last ball as Mahmudullah required six runs to defend in the last over. However, Kuldeep Yadav and Kedar Jadhav held their nerves to take their team over the finishing line.
After winning the toss and electing to field first, India didn’t get off to an impressive start and were pushed on the backfoot owing to a 120-run stand between Liton Das and Mehidy Hasan Miraz. Nevertheless, once the stand was broken by Kedar Jadhav, the Men in Blue didn’t look back and kept picking up wickets at regular intervals, much to the Tigers’ agony.
India edge Bangladesh in a thriller
India’s fielding was also top-notch as the likes of Ravindra Jadeja displayed agility to get rid of Mohammad Mithun, who previously had scored a couple of half-centuries in the 50-overs multi-nation tournament. Mashrafe Mortaza and Co were eventually bowled out for 222 runs inside the 50 overs. The run-chase was expected to be a doddle for the Indian batting.
But the Bangladeshi bowlers came out all guns blazing and gave India a run for their money. Following the dismissal of the likes of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, India were cornered on a number of instances, but fortunately, they kept chipping away at the target and got over the line. Kedar Jadhav was excited after India’s seventh Asia Cup championship.
Jadhav showed guts in the run-chase. He, once, had to walk back after developing a hamstring injury. Nevertheless, he came back to score the winning runs. In the meantime, he took to Twitter and wrote, “Great job guys Congratulations @ImRo45 on his first Asia Cup title #AsiaCup2018 #TeamIndia #MenInBlue,”
Here is Jadhav’s tweet
— IamKedar (@JadhavKedar) September 29, 2018
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