India vs Bangladesh 2019 1st T20 Highlights – The Indian spectators at the national capital were left shell shocked because of the great batting display from the visitors. Bangladesh chased the modest total with ease and registered their first-ever T20 International win against India.
Mushfiqur Rahim was the one who took Bangladesh to the finishing line. Rahim held on to his chances and stayed unbeaten till the end and that gave Bangladesh a win by 7 wickets. The visitors are now 1-0 up in the three-match T20 International series.
India vs Bangladesh 2019 1st T20 Highlights – Team India Batting
This was a very poor batting display from the home team. That too after winning the toss and opting to bat first. The openers didn’t look too comfortable but India started off in an aggressive fashion.
Skipper Rohit Sharma started off the innings in a positive way. He hit 2 boundaries in the very first over but couldn’t carry the innings along nicely. He faced 5 balls to score 9 runs and was caught plumb in front by Shafiul Islam.
The wicket of Rohit Sharma dented the innings for India. Then came KL Rahul, but he added just 26 runs for the next wicket with Dhawan. Rahul too couldn’t get going and was out for 15 runs only. India had already lost two-wickets inside the first six overs.
Then, Shreyas Iyer and Shikhar Dhawan consolidated the innings for a bit. The Delhi Capitals duo made India reach the fifty run mark without any further hiccups. For four overs India didn’t lose a wicket.
Shreyas Iyer got off to a good start and looked good for more. But Iyer didn’t choose to convert this innings as Animul Islam ended Iyer’s knack for just 22 runs.
India vs Bangladesh 2019 1st T20 Highlights – Shikhar Dhawan also looked a little rusty in this innings. He wasn’t comfortable but still, he hung in there despite the uncomfortableness. Just before India reached its 100th run mark, Dhawan misjudged a single run and was run out for 41 runs.
After the wicket of Dhawan, India lost the momentum as the hosts lost two crucial wickets in the span of 4 overs. Shivam Dube didn’t have a debut good enough to remember. The debutant was out due to a perfect return catch by Afif Hossain. Dube scored just 1 run.
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Later Rishabh Pant too perished after his slow knock. Pant played unusual innings. He also got to start but he threw his wicket away.
Little cameos were played by Washington Sundar and Krunal Pandya, the spin bowling all-rounders. Their knocks helped India in posting 148 runs in their 20 overs. Sundar was not out on 14 runs while Krunal was unbeaten on 15 runs. These two gave India a finishing kick which was needed for them at that hour.
India vs Bangladesh 2019 1st T20 Highlights – Bangladesh’s Bowling
The Bangladeshi bowlers were right on the money. They used the surface well and restricted the Indian batting powerhouse to a modest score of 148 runs.
All the bowlers bowled well but only two of them completed their quota of 4 overs. Shafiul Islam was the bowler who completed his quota of four overs and got 2 wickets. With Shafiul, Animul Islam also got 2 wickets to his name, while Afif Hossain took 1 wicket to his name.
India vs Bangladesh 2019 1st T20 Highlights – Bangladesh’s Batting
It was a terrific batting display from the Bangla Tigers. This batting heroics gave them their first-ever T20 International victory against India and that too in India.
Bangladesh also lost a wicket early. Liton Das was out to Deepak Chachar for just 8 runs. Which shifted the momentum back to India after scoring just 148 runs in their innings.
But the Bangladeshi middle-order batsmen stood tall as Mohd Naim and Soumya Sarkar took Bangladesh over the fifty run mark which kept the game in the balance.
But when Mohd Naim was out for 26 runs, the momentum again shifted to India’s favor and then Bangladesh never gave the momentum to the Indian team. Sarkar and Rahim, Bangladesh’s two experienced players brought the team very close to the modest target.
India vs Bangladesh 2019 1st T20 Highlights – Bangladesh crossed the hundred run mark as the two senior campaigners allowed Bangladesh to be in the game with their partnership. But a slower delivery from Khaleel Ahmed gave India the much-needed breakthrough. Soumya Sarkar was out after he played a good hand. He was out for 39 runs.
Then, in the next over of Yuzvendra Chahal, India missed a very big opportunity which could have won them this encounter. Krunal Pandya was the culprit who brought an important catch of Mushfiqur Rahim.
Rahim was batting on in his 30s when Krunal dropped a crucial catch. Earlier Rahim also survived a couple of LBWs of Chahal. But fortune favored Rahim. He along with skipper Mahmudullah steered the Tigers home comfortably.
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Bangladesh needed 22 of the last two overs. The Bangladeshi keeper-batsman hit 3 lovely boundaries and took 16 runs from that over.
India vs Bangladesh 2019 1st T20 Highlights – Shivam Dube who was not given a single over was called to bowl the last over with just 4 runs to defend. This was the toughest task for any debutant as he failed to deliver. India lost the match by 7 wickets and three balls to spare.
Mushfiqur Rahim played a gem of a knock. He was there in the two instances where Bangladesh drove close, but this time he finished the match himself. Rahim was a star for Bangladesh in this chase. He was unbeaten on 60 runs and also won the man of the match award for his gusty knock.
The Indian bowlers tried a lot but could only pick up 3 wickets. Khaleel, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Deepak Chahar picked up 1 wicket each to their name.
The next match will be played on Thursday 7th November 2019 at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot.