Bangladesh defeated India by one wicket in the first ODI, Rahul dropped Mehidy Hasan Miraz’s catch and Washington Sundar didn’t even attempt one.
The Indian cricket team got off to a disappointing start on their tour of Bangladesh, losing the first one-day international by one wicket. The game may have easily ended in India’s favor if the squad hadn’t blown a handful of late catching chances. KL Rahul was the first to dismiss Mehidy Hasan Miraz in the 43rd over. Later, Washington Sundar failed to go for the catch on a similar occasion, infuriating skipper Rohit Sharma.
India appeared to have regained control of the game after taking three quick wickets in the 39th and 40th overs of Afif Hossain, Ebadot Hossain, and Hasan Mahmud. Mehidy Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman, on the other hand, remained unbeaten, engineering a superb partnership that propelled Bangladesh past India’s total of 186 runs.
While Bangladesh deserves credit for its fighting spirit, India had several opportunities to win the game. However, we were let down on the field.
Watch: Rohit Sharma lose his cool on Washington Sundar
KL Rahul was the first to drop the catch. Then Washington Sundar didn’t even try, leaving Rohit enraged. The videos are as continues to follow:
During the post-match presentation ceremony, Rohit admitted that the team should have performed better in the final few overs and should have taken all ten wickets.
“It was a very close game. We did pretty well to come back 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. If you look back how we bowled right from ball one – of course, we would have loved to bowl better at the end – but we bowled pretty well for 40 overs and took wickets,” he said.
With two more ODIs remaining in the series, the Indian squad still has time to make reparations.