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Nw : IND vs BAN 1st ODI: Bangladesh stun India with closing-wicket stand

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Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Mustafizur Rahman held their nerve to stitch an unbeaten closing-wicket stand of 51 off 41 balls to stun India and abet Bangladesh elevate by one wicket in their ODI series opener at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS) in Mirpur, Dhaka, on Sunday.

In a match that ebbed and flowed the final time, Bangladesh perceived to be on their technique to chasing 187 after Shakib Al Hasan’s fifer and Ebadot Hossain’s four-fer bowled out India for a paltry 186 in 41.2 overs. However the Indian bowlers, led by Mohammed Siraj and Washington Sundar, did correctly as Bangladesh collapsed from 95/3 to 136/9 in 39.3 overs.

With the hosts’ having a take into myth down and out, the end result seemed a foregone conclusion. But Mehidy had assorted options — slicing speedy balls from debutant Kuldeep Sen over the third man for a brace of sixes in the 41st over. He had excellent fortune on his facet in the next over as K.L Rahul dropped his settle on at 15 off Shardul Thakur and Sundar did not toddle for a settle on at third man on the very subsequent ball.

Deepak Chahar’s introduction in the 44th over did not alternate India’s fortunes as Mehidy scooped past the keeper and flayed over trace hit support-to-support boundaries. India had fielding lapses in the closing two balls as they conceded an additional bustle to build it a brace and a misfield by Sundar at the deep gave Mehidy a boundary.

Mustafizur, who became as soon as off the impress with a punch thru off-facet, glanced Thakur thru aesthetic-leg for four in the 45th over because the equation for the elevate came the final type down to 10. Mehidy took Bangladesh to striking distance of a victory by slicing a speedy ball from Chahar in the 46th over past the third man.

A no-ball while taking a single and a upright bustle later, Mehidy done off the bound with a punch thru quilt on the closing ball of the over to supply Bangladesh an unforgettable arrive-from-at the support of elevate, being unbeaten at 38, with Mustafizur being 10 not out as India wilted under tension in the closing six overs.

Brief ratings: India 186 all out in 41.2 overs (K.L Rahul 73, Rohit Sharma 27; Shakib Al Hasan 5-36, Ebadot Hossain 4-47) misplaced to Bangladesh 187/9 in 46 overs (Litton Das 41, Mehidy Hasan Miraz 38 not out; Mohammed Siraj 3-32, Washington Sundar 2-17) by one wicket.


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