Absolute dramatic scenes in Mirpur as Bangladesh won a nail-biting match against India. After losing the toss India dished out a below-par batting display to be bowled out for 186 against Bangladesh in the opening ODI of the three-match series on Sunday.
Sent into bat, Bangladesh bowlers were disciplined from the word as they picked up wickets at regular intervals to dismiss India in 41.2 overs. KL Rahul (73 off 70 balls) played a lone hand for the visitors. Left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan (5/36) was the star of Bangladesh bowling while Ebadat Hossain (4/47) also chipped in with a few wickets.
Brilliant comeback by the Indian bowlers
However, Indian bowlers did a great job and didn’t let the game slip away from their hands. Seamers Deepak Chahar and Mohammad Siraj picked up one wicket each to give Bangladesh some early blows. Off-spinner Washington Sundar also made full use of the slow pitch and picked up two wickets which included the priceless scalp of Shakib-al-Hasan courtesy of a brilliant catch by Virat Kohli.
Shardul Thakur breaks the crucial 33-run partnership. Traps Mahmudullah right in front of the stumps. Mohammed Siraj got rid of Mushfiqur Rahim for 18 as Team India hit back with two quick wickets. Kuldeep also got a wicket as his first in the format, dismissing Afif Hossain, he got another wicket as Ebadot Hossain was hit-wicket off his bowling. After that Mohammed Siraj grabs his third wicket as Hasan Mahmud is trapped in front for a two-ball duck
In the 43rd over of the innings, Mehidy Hasan Miraz went for the wild slog against Shardul Thakur and the top edge takes it back past the keeper Rahul didn’t give up and got under it but dropped it. It was decided as a costly drop as Mehidy took the responsibility and became the hero for the Tigers. He hits the winning run and remains unbeaten on 38. The last wicket partnership is worth 51. Truly a memorable win by the home team.
Here’s how fans reacted :
Haha… Jeeta hua match haar rahe hai 😁😁😁— DemoCrazy (@roflpatra007) December 4, 2022
Isse acha field school ki team kar le #INDvsBAN
Ye KL Rahul ka kaun sa jugad hai bhai board me ?#INDvsBAN— raj (@technoraj) December 4, 2022
#INDvsBAN— Raju singh chauhan (@RajucSDb) December 4, 2022
केएल तेरे चक्कर में मेरे मुंह से गाली नीकल गई
India in 2022:— S A T H I S H 🤍✨ (@Rsx45boy) December 4, 2022
– Lost the Test series in SA.
– Lost the ODI series in SA.
– Lost the 5th Test in ENG.
– Couldn't qualify into Asia Cup final.
– Lost in the Semi-final of T20 WC.
– Lost an ODI match in BAN.
One of the forgettable years for India in recent times.💔🇮🇳#INDvsBAN pic.twitter.com/WPdHCO5q9t
Just a reminder to all the haters if not KL Rahul india would have not been in this position with bangladesh and wud have lost way earlier. #indvsban— gαנαℓ (@Gajal_Dalmia) December 4, 2022
Its a captain and bowler error— Pandit Pradeep Mishra Sehore vale (@PunditPradeepJi) December 4, 2022
No strategy in last shown by players,earlier dhoni used to tell and got to the bowler for bringing up the plan to handle the situation #INDvsBAN