Mushfiqur Rahim stars as Bangladesh defeats India

1st T20I, Bangladesh vs India:

India: 148/6

Bangladesh: 154/3 (19.3/20 overs, target 149)

Bangladesh won the match by 7 wickets with 3 balls remaining.

Bangladesh defeated India in the 1st T20I of their tour of India in Delhi. India, while batting first, scored 148 runs at the cost of 6 wickets after 20 overs. Bangladesh chased the target for 3 wickets in 19.3 overs, owing to Mushfiqur Rahim’s world-class innings. Shivam Dube made his debut for India, while Mohammad Naim played his first match for Bangladesh.

Mushfiqur Rahim stars as Bangladesh defeats India 2

Shikar Dhawan scores 41 for India against Bangladesh:

Bangladesh won the toss and elected to ball first. Rohit Sharma, who had been leading India’s side in Virat Kohli’s absence, along with Shikar Dhawan, opened the innings for India. Rohit Sharma scored 9 runs before getting lbw by Shafiul Islam. Shikar Dhawan contributed 41 runs from 42 deliveries with a six and 3 fours.

India started slow but Krunal Pandya and Washington Sundar made up for it towards the end. Krunal Pandya scored 15 runs from 8 balls while Washington Sundar scored an unbeaten 14 runs from 5 deliveries.

India finished their innings on 148 runs at the loss of 6 wickets from 20 overs. Shafiul Islam and Aminul Islam claimed 2 wickets each for their team. Afif Hossain bowled 3 overs and took 1 wicket after conceding 11 runs.

Mushfiqur Rahim’s heroics secure the match for Bangladesh:

Bangladesh required 149 runs from 120 balls to win the first T20I of the series in Delhi. Liton Dass and debutant Mohammad Naim opened the innings for their team. Deepak Chahar dismissed Liton Das in the first over of the innings for just 7 runs.

Debutant Mohammad Naim scored 26 runs from 28 balls with the help of 2 fours and a six. Debutant Mohammad Naim got caught at long-on by Shikar Dhawan on Yuzvendra Chahal’s delivery in the eighth over of the innings. Soumya Sarkar got bowled by Khaleel Ahmed after adding 39 runs from 35 deliveries.

The visitors required 35 runs from 18 deliveries. Mushfiqur Rahim, the star of the day, held his nerves and showed everyone how great and experienced player he is. Mushfiqur Rahim carried the team on his back as he scored an unbeaten 60 runs from 43 deliveries. His fifth T20I fifty came from 41 balls and he struck 8 fours and a six during his innings. Mushfiqur Rahim struck 4 consecutive fours to Khaleel Ahmed in the 19th over of the match to bring the required amount of runs to just 4 from 6 deliveries.

Bangladesh’s T20I captain Mahmudullah take it from there to hit the last shot of the match out of the ground for a huge six as he scored an undefeated 15 runs from 7 balls.

Bangladesh finished on 154/3 after 19.3 overs and Mushfiqur Rahim was awarded the “Player of the Match” for his outstanding performance with the bat, where he singlehandedly carried the entire team on his back and smashed some much-required shots towards the end of the game to secure the win for his team.


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