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Mehidy Hassan Miraz and Mustafizur have done the unthinkable with the duo forging a the highest last-wicket partnership to win the match for Bangladesh. An unbeaten 51-run stand for the last wicket with Mehidy scoring an unbeaten 38 off 39 balls and Mustafizur scoring 10 off 11 as Bangladesh beats India by one wicket.
Mehidy Miraz and Mustafizur Rahman have forged an unbeaten 41-run stand for the last wicket and this game is slipping away from India’s grip. Mehidy was given two lives by the Indians, a drop by KL Rahul and then Washington Sundar failed to spot a skier. Riding on his luck, Mehidy grew in confidence and took on the Indian bowlers to take Bangladesh close to the total. The Bangla tigers roar back in their den.
Mehidy Miraz has smoked Kuldeep Sen for two sixes and the debutant feeling the heat as Miraz has kept Bangladesh in the hunt as Bangladesh requires 33 runs in 54 balls.
Kuldeep Sen picks his maiden wicket in international cricket as he removes Afif Hossain as Bangladesh has pressed the self destruct button. Mohammed Siraj juggles to pouch a catch at third man but this has been a tremendous turnaround from India.
Mohammed Siraj has brought India back into the game along with Shardul Thakur with the wickets of Mahmudulllah and Mushfiqur as both batsmen not only consumed a lot of deliveries but also handed India the momentum. Excellent bowling from the Indians as they arrested the flow of runs and choked Bangladesh, who eventually fell to the pressure. Advantage India.
Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah are taking it slowly but the Indian bowlers are keeping things tight, bowling in the right channels and not letting the Bangladesh batsmen open their arms. Both the experienced Bangladesh batsmen are banking on singles but India will need wickets in a cluster to win from here. The innings progressing at a snail’s pace.
Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah are ticking the scorecard and Bangladesh in touching distance of the target but credit to India for making the batsmen work hard for their runs. The fall of Shakib has halted the run flow and India still believes it can make a match out of it. Wickets will be the key for India.
Washington Sundar picks his second wicket and Virat Kohli has plucked out a blinder to pack off Shakib who was looking in fabulous touch. Shakib drills Washington uppishly over covers and Kohli with a one-handed catch surprised Shakib as Bangladesh loses a wicket at a very crucial stage of the game.
Washington Sundar strikes and an excellent take from KL Rahul helps India break the stand as skipper Litton Das departs. There was a sharp turn and Das while looking to guide the ball down the leg side gets a nick and Rahul took a sharp catch.
Litton Das has soaked in the pressure and has kept India at bay as he dispatches debutant Kuldeep Sen for a maximum and along with Shakib has forged a stand to bring the required rate down. Bangladesh needs just another 124 runs and India needs wickets in cluster to stay in the game.
Debutant Kuldeep Sen starts well and almost had Shakib but India lost the review as the ball was pitching outside leg and the on-field umpire’s decision remains unchanged. Shar start from the Madhya Pradesh seamer and Bangladesh under pressure with the required rate at 4.02 against the current run-rate if 2.92 rpo.
Mohammed Siraj strikes and India with early wickets chokes Bangladesh with some disciplined bowling. Washington Sundar at mid-wicket makes no mistake and India with two early wickets are right in this game.
Litton Das and Anamul Haque rebuild for Bangladesh after Deepak Chahar’s early strike. The Partnership is worth 25 off 47 balls and Siraj along with Chahar are eyeing to make further inroads.
Great start from India as Deepak Chahar strikes early and dismisses Shanto for a duck. Rohit takes an excellent catch at the slips and that’s exactly the start India wanted.
Shakib Al Hasan and Ebadot Hossain shared nine wickets among themselves as Bangladesh bowled out India for 186 in 41.2 overs. Apart from Rahul’s 73 off 70 balls, none of the Indian batters applied themselves as the home side picked wickets right from the start at regular intervals with Shakib orchestrating a collapse with a five-wicket haul. The chase should be easy for Bangladesh.
Ebadot Hossain strikes and he bounces out KL Rahul with a short ball. Rahul goes for the pull but Anamul runs in and takes a good catch. Rahul departs for a 70-ball 73 and whether India can reach the 200-run mark remains to be seen.
Mohammed Siraj has played out a maiden and denied Shakib his sixth wicket but the collapse has cost India with only KL Rahul hitting a half-century. Bangladesh will look to wrap up the tail and end the Indian innings quickly.
This is shambolic from India as it lost four wickets in quick time with Shakib picking a five-wicket haul. India slipped from 152/4 to 158/8 with Rahul watching in horror from the other end with an unbeaten 55. Bangladesh is well and truly on top.
Shahbaz Ahmed falls and Ebadot Hossain strikes to remove Ahmed for a duck. Shakib is in such fine form with the ball as he picks his fourth wicket and castles Shardul Thakur. India is in deep trouble having lost seven wickets and is in danger of getting bowled out inside the 50 overs.
Shakib strikes immediately on his return as he packs off Washington Sundar who was forced to play a false shot after playing two maidens and a scratchy innings of 19 off 43 balls comes to an end. There was a fielder stationed at short third man and Washington plays a reverse sweep straight to the fielder.
An excellent half-century from KL Rahul and he will be pleased with his knock as he saw through a tricky period and got his eye in to bring up an excellent half-century. The partnership with Washington is 60 off 73 balls and India needs this pair to keep motoring on.
The partnership between Washington and Rahul is 20 off 36 balls and Rahul was almost on his way back as he miscued a shot while trying to up the ante, but Bangladesh is not letting the Indians get away. The pressure is on as the Indians are relying on the singles and twos, occasionally picking a boundary. A crucial period of play is in progress and the momentum can swing both ways.
KL Rahul holds the key and needs to drop anchor and provide the innings an impetus as India doesn’t has the luxury of a Hardik Pandya who has been rested. The India vice-captain needs to give direction and Bangladesh has spread a net around the Indians, breaking a partnership just at the right time. Washington is no mug with the bat and this will be an important partnership for India.
Ebadot Hossain strikes and exposes once again the chink in Shreyas Iyer’s armour by digging in a short ball. Pitched it short, outside off, Iyer went for the pull but ended up getting a top edge as Mushfiqur settled under the skier. Iyer was in no control of the shot and a well-directed short ball has helped Bangladesh break the partnership.
Ebadot Hossain and Mustafizur Rahman have kept both the batsmen quiet with some tight bowling, hitting the right lengths and offering no freebies. From India’s point of view, the run-rate hasn’t dropped with the current rate going at 4.56 and both Rahul and Iyer will look to change gears soon as the boundaries have dried up.
The partnership is worth 22 off 28 balls and both Iyer and Rahul are being watchful as a wicket here would hand Bangladesh further advantage. The home side is attacking for wickets and the batsmen are playing on the merit of the ball and the running between the wickets has been good. The duo is driving India towards safety after Shakib Al Hasan’s double blow that rocked India.
KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer are out in the middle and it will be an important partnership for India. With Dhawan, Rohit and Kohli back in the hut, Bangladesh is calling the shots at the moment. Important that both Rahul and Iyer forge a stand and keep the scorecard ticking.
Shikib Al Hasan strikes in his second ball as he castles the India skipper and then in his fourth ball, removes Kohli, courtesy a blinder from Litton Das. Shakib with a double blow has put India under pressure. While Rohit was bowled through the gate, Kohli went after a wide delivery and drove hard but Das at cover dived to his right to take a spectacular one-handed catch to stun Kohli. The crowd is alive and the atmosphere is electric as Rahul joins Iyer.
Rohit Sharma exhibits his trademark pull and dispatches Hasan Mahmud for a six, well over the backward square leg region and that’s a fabulous shot. The Indian captain has found his feet as he is dealing in boundaries, peppering the off-side with lovely timing. Kohli, meanwhile, is watchful.
Dhawan succumbs under pressure and Mehidy Hasan has provided Bangladesh an early breakthrough. Dhawan goes for the reverse sweep and misses it as the ball hits his wrists and bounces to hit the stumps. A pre-meditated shot went wrong. Virat Kohli joins Rohit.
Shikhar and Rohit are off the mark with both batsmen hitting a boundary each as India gets off to a sedate start. Rohit cashed in on the width provided by Hasan and smacked a boundary while Dhawan stepped out and played an excellent inside out shot to free his arms.
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are yet to get off the mark as India ticks off the mark with a leg-bye. Top first over from Mustafizur Rahman as the left-arm pacer started well, hitting the right lengths. Cautious start from Rohit and Dhawan.
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are out in the middle to begin the innings and it’s an important one for both the players. It’s Mustafizur Rahman who will begin proceedings with the new ball.
In consultation with the BCCI Medical Team, Rishabh Pant has been released from the ODI squad. He will join the team ahead of the Test series. No replacement has been sought Axar Patel was not available for selection for the first ODI, a BCCI Twitter update read.
Bangladesh Playing XI: Litton Das(c), Anamul Haque, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Ebadot Hossain
India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Sen
Kuldeep Sen, the Madhya Pradesh right-arm fast bowler is making his debut. Rohit: “To be honest I was not sure. The pitch seems to have some moisture, so we would have bowled first too. Some injures and few issues, we got four all-rounders playing. Washington, Shardul, Shabaz, Deepak Chahar. Kuldeep Sen is making his debut. Myself Shikhar and Virat up the order. KL Rahul will keep wickets. We hardly played many games in New Zealand, but we fought well. Some of the guys batted really well. World Cup is still far away, we don’t want to look too far ahead. We want to focus on what we have in hand and play accordingly.”
Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bowl first
It’s perfectly rolled in and it’s nice and hard. The side boundaries are not uniformed and it’s a batters’ paradise at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka, reckons Anjum Chopra.
Until recently, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan were automatic picks as India’s preferred ODI opening pair. But Dhawan’s slow approach in the Powerplay overs and the emergence of Shubman Gill as a potent 50-over opener are bound to throw up many possibilities.
“It’s going to be an exciting series. They are playing in their own backyard so we expect them to challenge us in batting, bowling, and fielding. So we have to be at our best.”
The full-strength Indian team is in the park and they are going through the paces ahead of a crucial encounter. Both teams aims winning start.
Last result: India won by 28 runs, (Birmingham; July 2019), Last five results: IND won - 5; BAN won - 0
Matches played: 36, India won: 30, Bangladesh won: 5, No result: 1
India: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Shreyas Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (WK), Shahbaz Ahmed, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Siraj, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Sen, Umran Malik.
Bangladesh Predicted XI: Litton Das (c), Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Yasir Ali, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Ebadot Hossain/Shoriful Islam.
India Predicted XI: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik.
Right then the focus now shifts towards the preparation for the 2023 ODI World Cup and the likes of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul are back in the side.