• Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019
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Liton makes good use of opportunity

  • Published at 12:17 am May 29th, 2019
Liton
Bangladesh's Liton Das plays a shot during their warm-up against India in Cardiff Tuesday Reuters

Liton Das used his opportunity well as he scored 73 off 90 deliveries with 10 boundaries while chasing 360

Opener Liton Kumar Das grabbed his chance with both hands after getting the opportunity to open the innings for Bangladesh against India. 

Souyma Sarkar and Tamim Iqbal have been the first choice openers for the Tigers in recent times as both of them played in the opening slot in the recently concluded tri-nation ODI series. 

Liton got one chance in that series when Soumya was given rest and the former scored an impressive 76 off 67 deliveries while chasing 293 against Ireland in that match. 

During Tuesday's warm-up game against India, Tamim was given rest as the left-hander is suffering from a slight injury scare from Monday’s practice session. 

Bangladesh did not take a risk with Tamim for the warm-up game against India and thus, Liton got the chance to open the innings. 

And the right-hander used his opportunity well as he scored 73 off 90 deliveries with 10 boundaries while chasing 360.

Liton’s good run of form as a back-up opener is a positive sign for the Bangladesh camp ahead of the long and hectic World Cup.

WARM-UP

INDIA INNINGS        R    B

Rohit b Rubel             19    42

Dhawan lbw b Mustafizur     1    9

Kohli b Saifuddin        47    46

Rahul b Sabbir         108    99

Shankar c Mushfiq b Rubel     2    7

Dhoni b Shakib         113    78

Pandya c Sabbir b Shakib     21    11

Karthik not out        7    5

Jadeja not out            11    4

Extras (lb 3, nb 1, w 26)    30 

Total (50 Overs)        359/7 

Fall Of Wickets

1-5 (Dhawan), 2-50 (Rohit), 3-83 (Kohli), 4-102 (Shankar), 5-266 (Rahul), 6-325 (Pandya), 7-348 (Dhoni)

Bowling

Mustafizur 8-0-43-1, Mashrafe 6-2-23-0, Saifuddin 6-1-27-1, Rubel 8-0-62-2, Jayed 3-0-41-0, Shakib 6-0-58-2, Miraz 5-0-40-0, Mosaddek 3-0-32-0, Sabbir 5-0-30-1

BANGLADESH INNINGS        R    B

Liton st Dhoni b Chahal        73    90

Soumya c Karthik b Bumrah        25    29

Shakib b Bumrah            0    1

Mushfiq b Kuldeep             90    94

Mithun lbw b Chahal            0    1

Mahmudullah b Kuldeep         9    12

Sabbir b Jadeja            7    12

Mosaddek st Karthik b Kuldeep     0    1

Saifuddin c Kuldeep b Chahal        18    25

Miraz not out                27    30

Rubel not out                0    3

Extras (lb 10, nb 1, w 4)        15 

Total (49.3 Overs)            264/9 

Fall Of Wickets

1-49 (Soumya), 2-49 (Shakib), 3-169 (Liton), 4-169 (Mithun), 5-191 (Mahmudullah), 6-216 (Mushfiq), 7-216 (Mosaddek), 8-216 (Sabbir), 9-262 (Saifuddin)

Bowling

Shami 4-0-22-0, Bumrah 5-0-25-2, Bhuvneshwar 5-0-19-0, Kuldeep 10-0-47-3, Shankar 6-0-46-0, Chahal 10-0-55-3, Jadeja 9.3-0-40-1

India won by 95 runs