As if taking inspiration from Gurkeerat Singh Mann's superb all-round effort in the opening ODI, Nasir Hossain came up with a dazzling all-round effort of his own on Friday to help Bangladesh A level the three-match series against India A at Bangalore.
India A shook off an indifferent start with the bat, and then overcome the stiff resistance offered by Litton Das and Nasir Hossain while in the field to register an impressive 96-run triumph against Bangladesh in the first of the three ODIs at Bangalore.
Three one-day fixtures will be played on September 16, 18 and 20, and the three-day test match from September 27 to 29. India opener Dhawan has been named captain of the A squad to play a three-day match against Bangladesh A in September
As the Indian selectors meet to pick the Test team for the series against Sri Lanka, the position of Cheteshwar Pujara seems most vulnerable. It was the most unlikeliest of scenarios till a couple of years back, when Pujara seemed in unbelievably good nick
As with any victory, there were plenty of positives for India A from their triumph over West Indies A in the third unofficial Test at Hubli. The win meant the series was level 1-1, but the biggest gain undoubtedly was veteran paceman Zaheer Khan’s match- winning spell.