Ban v Ind: Mehidy Hasan and Mustafizur Rehman stich crucial partnership to inch past India in 1st ODI

Mehidy Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman strike an undefeated record-breaking partnership as Bangladesh defeats India in the first One Day International.

Ban v Ind: Mehdi Hasan and Mustafizur Rehman stich crucial partnership to inch past India in 1st ODI

An incredible, undefeated last-wicket stand of 51 between Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Mustafizur Rahman stole victory from India in a low-scoring thriller of never-ending narrative turns at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, giving Bangladesh a 1-0 lead in the three-match One-Day International series.

Bangladesh controlled considerable portions of the match. They bowled India out for 186 on a challenging surface with to Shakib Al Hasan’s cleverness and Ebadot Hossain’s short ball, which combined for nine wickets after Litton Das elected to bowl on a pitch that he thought would be “a little sticky.”

The stickiness lasted throughout the chase, but Bangladesh was on track in the 35th over, needing 59 off 91 balls with six wickets in hand and Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah at the crease.

Bangladesh survive a collapse of gigantic proportion

Bangladesh had dominated up to that point, but they had no chance of winning as Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, and debutant Kuldeep Sen combined to transform 128 for 4 to 136 for 9 in 26 balls.

But Mehidy, their last known batter, remained at the crease, and Mustafizur, their No. 11, demonstrated he’s a much-improved presence in the lower order.

KL In Rishabh Pant’s absence went all the way to deep backward square leg and dropped a top-edged hook. At deep third, Washington Sundar lost any sense of a miscued uppercut and watched it fall harmlessly to the ground. 

Bangladesh just required 14 by the time India had Mustafizur on strike for the opening delivery of an over, and Thakur couldn’t move him, gifting a neatly tickled boundary to fine leg in the process.

The pair puffed and puffled their way closer to the target, and with a boundary over cover, Mehidy wrote history and clinched a record-breaking innings that propelled them to victory.

Did Rohit miss a trick?

Hindsight is the greatest criketer of all time as he has all the answers, but do you think he could had gone for Kuldeep Sen and Washi Sundar?


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