Wednesday, March 22, 2023

IND vs BAN 1st ODI: Bangladesh edges out India by one wicket

Bangladesh’s final wicket pair of Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Mustafizur Rahman pulled off an absolute heist with an exhilarating 51-run stand as India choked throughout last half an hour to lose a low-scoring opening ODI by one wicket on Sunday.

Whereas India produced yet one more poor batting present which noticed it get all out for 186 in 41.2 overs, the bowlers did a splendid job to scale back Bangladesh to 136 for 9 within the fortieth over.

Nevertheless KL Rahul, who was entrusted with retaining duties to suit him and one other veteran, Shikhar Dhawan, in the identical XI, dropped an aerial sitter when Bangladesh nonetheless wanted 32 runs.

Washington Sundar additionally didn’t go for a simple catch at third-man, incomes the wrath of skipper Rohit Sharma as Miraz (38 not out off 39 balls) together with Mustafizur (10 not out) received the group previous the ending line in precisely 46 overs.

The 51-run stand between Miraz and Mustafizur was Bangladesh’s highest tenth wicket partnership and the fourth-highest tenth wicket partnership in a profitable ODI chase.

On a monitor that assisted each seamers and spinners, the Indian top-order, barring Rahul (73 off 70 balls) flopped badly to be bowled out for a rating under 200.

However the complete that appeared eminently gettable on the break become a sizeable one attributable to lion-hearted efforts from Mohammed Siraj (three for 32), Shardul Thakur (one for 21) and Washington Sundar (two for 17).

Debutant Kuldeep Sen’s (two for 37) tempo was used to hit him for 3 sixes – two of them throughout the slog overs whereas Deepak Chahar (one for 32) regardless of offering a first-ball breakthrough, appeared pedestrian in the direction of the top when there was no nip within the air.

Ultimately, Miraz ensured that the host didn’t endure a setback in a sport which ought to have been gained with its bowling effort alone.

Earlier, Rahul struck 73 off 70 balls on a day when the others struggled to get going and when the facet was full of all-rounders. Rahul hit 5 fours and 4 sixes.

India’s innings lasted 41.2 overs with left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan (5 for 36) doing many of the injury.

Opting to discipline, Mustafizur Rahman began the proceedings with a maiden, earlier than India skipper Rohit opened the customer’s boundary rely by smashing Hasan Mahmud by means of the hole between level and canopy.

Shikhar Dhawan went down the bottom and received his first boundary by sending the ball over cowl.

Bangladesh skipper Litton Das effected an early bowling change, bringing in off-spinner Miraz into the assault within the fourth over, and he began on a tidy word earlier than castling Dhawan for seven.

The opener went for the reverse-sweep however the ball bounced a bit greater than typical, touched his wrist earlier than happening to hit the stumps.

Rohit struck the primary six of the collection when he pulled Mahmud over deep square-leg after the medium pacer drifted the ball on his pads.

The India skipper once more discovered the deep square-leg area however this time for a boundary as he employed the sweep shot in opposition to Miraz.

Rohit then selected the off-side, slicing Mahmud alongside the bottom for a boundary after being given loads of width.

It was then the flip of Virat Kohli to select the deep square-leg area as the previous captain swept Miraz for a 4.

Litton made one other bowling change, summoning the seasoned Shakib, and once more he was immediately rewarded due to a superb supply by the star all-rounder.

Having received a begin, Rohit (27 off 31 balls) went for the flip however the ball didn’t, and as a substitute, went previous the within edge earlier than disturbing the center and leg stumps.

There was extra pleasure in retailer for the host as, two balls later, the left-arm spinner despatched again Kohli (9) after Litton pulled off an unimaginable catch at cowl after diving full-length to his proper, leaving Kohli surprised and the group on the Shere Bangla Nationwide Stadium elated.

At 49 for 3 within the eleventh over, India wanted a partnership. Rahul joined Shreyas Iyer (24) within the center however the latter was dismissed by Ebadot Hossain (4 for 47), who was rewarded for bowling to a plan that works finest in opposition to Iyer – short-pitched stuff.

With the small 43-run stand coming to an finish, Washington Sundar (19) walked in and appeared to assist Rahul in constructing a partnership. Nevertheless, the duo might add not more than 60 runs as, shortly after Rahul reached his half-century, Washington picked a fielder whereas attempting to play the reverse-sweep in opposition to Shakib.

Within the subsequent over, Ebadot despatched again Shahbaz Ahmed and Shakib then dismissed Thakur and Chahar to depart India tottering at 156 for eight.

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