India vs Bangladesh 1st ODI : Mehidy Hasan Miraz’s unbeaten knock of 38* wins it for Bangladesh in a low scoring affair. Mehidy Hasan and Mustafizur score 51 runs for the 11th wicket as Bangladesh stun India by 1 wicket.
Bangladesh captain Liton Das won the toss and elected to bowl first. Mehidy Hasan struck early in the innings dismissing Shikhar Dhawan for 7 runs. Shakib Al Hasan dismantled the Indian batting order with his 5 wicket haul. KL Rahul was the lone warrior for India scoring valuable 73 runs in 70 balls. Hasan Mahmud picked up 4 wickets, Ebadot Hossain scalped 3 wickets troubling the Indian batsman. India were bowled out for 186 runs in 41.2 overs.
Deepak Chahar struck on the very first bowl dismissing Najmul Hossain Shanto for duck. Liton Das and Anamul Haque added 28 runs before Anamul was dismissed by Mohmmad Siraj for 14 runs. Shakib Al Hasan and Liton Das steadied the innings as the duo added 48 runs for the 3rd wicket.
Washington Sundar struck twice in quick succession dismissing both Liton Das and Shakib Al Hasan. Bangladesh batting order collapsed as India made a dramatic comeback. Mohmmad Siraj led the comeback with 3 crucial wickets. Kuldeep Sen picked up 2 wickets assisting Siraj. Shardul Thakur was top notch with the ball picking up 1 wicket in 9 overs giving away 21 runs.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz power Bangladesh to a dramatic win
Bangladesh were in trouble losing back to back wickets still needing 51 runs with 1 wicket left. Mehidy Hasan Miraz took the stand and responsibility batting with the tail. Mustafizur gave the much needed support on the other end. KL Rahul dropped Mehidy Hasan Miraz on 15*(22) when Bangladesh were 155/9. Indian bowlers failed to get the final wicket as the duo were determined. The duo added valuable 51 runs and register a dramatic win over India.
India vs Bangladesh 1st ODI: Post Match Interview
Indian Captain Rohit Sharma: It was a very close game. We did pretty well to comeback into that position. We didn’t bat well. 184 wasn’t good enough, but we bowled pretty well and they held their nerve in the end. No excuses for us because we are used to these wickets. I don’t really know how much they can improve in a couple of practice sessions. It feels like the genes are there and it’s only about handling pressure. I am sure these guys will learn and we look forward to the next game. Hopefully we can change things around. We know exactly what we need to do in these conditions.
Bangladesh Captain Liton Das: Very happy. I was very nervous sitting in the dressing room. I enjoyed Mehidy’s batting in the last 6-7 overs. Siraj and Shardul bowled very well in the middle overs and shifted the momentum towards their side. When me and Shakib were batting we thought we could chase this easily, but it got difficult after we both got out and India bowled really well. Outstanding innings from Mehidy.
India vs Bangladesh 1st ODI Player of the Match : Mehidy Hasan is named as the player of the match for his match winning 38* runs to take Bangladesh over the line.