Mushfiqur Rahim's unbeaten half-century takes Bangladesh to first-ever T20I win over India
Mushfiqur Rahim looked a bit scratchy to begin with but made full use of the fortune on offer to score an unbeaten 43-ball 62.
India 148-6 (20 Overs; Dhawan41(42), Pant(wk)27(26); Aminul Islam2/22, Shafiul2/36)
Bangladesh 154-3 (19.3 Overs; Rahim(wk)60(43), Soumya Sarkar39(35); Chahal1/24, Chahar1/24)
Result- Bangladesh won by 7 wickets
India gave all-rounder Shivam Dube an opportunity to debut in this match. Yuzvendra Chahal also returned to the playing XI after a long time. Bangladesh did not opt for any left-arm spinner and instead went in with Afif Hossain and Al-Amin Hossain.
Bangladesh won the toss and put India to bat first in the first T20I played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. Rohit Sharma showed promise with a boundary but was soon dismissed by Shafiul Islam.
Shikhar Dhawan then played the anchor's role and kept scoring singles and doubles. Shreyas Iyer tried to provide the impetus but was dismissed in the process.
Bangladesh have won the toss and have chosen to bowl first.— ICC (@ICC) November 3, 2019
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Afif Hossain turned out to be brilliant for Bangladesh and gave away runs at less than 4 runs per over. Aminul Islam and Shafiul Islam picked up two wickets each to restrict India under 150.
In reply, Liton Das was dismissed early. Soumya Sarkar and Mohammad Naim then laid the foundation. After Naim miscued one off Chahal, who stood out for India, Mushfiqur Rahim looked a bit scratchy to begin with.
India did not go for a couple of lbw appeals upstairs and dropped one catch off him in the deep which cost them the match essentially. Rahim scored an unbeaten 43-ball 62 to help Bangladesh win their first ever T20I against India.
India- Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Krunal Pandya, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar, K Khaleel Ahmed
Bangladesh- Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Naim, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Aminul Islam, Shafiul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain