Twitter Reacts As Bangladesh Pull Off A Stunning Victory Against India



Author 2019-11-03 16:56:16


Bangladesh pulled off a stunning victory against India in the first T20I at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. Mushfiqur Rahim played a gem of a knock to take his side home hitting 18 runs off the penultimate over off Khaleel Ahmed to shift the face of the game. Notably, this is the first time Bangladesh have defeated India in a T20I game.

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Chasing a modest total considering the dew factor, Bangladesh got off to a swift start despite losing Liton Das in the first over. Debutant Mohammad Naim took the attack to India with good support from Soumya Sarkar. Indian bowlers found it hard to grip the ball as the cherry raced off to the boundary once it beats the 30-yard circle.

But Yuzvendra Chahal used his experience to good effect to bring back the game in their favour. He removed Naim to have Bangladesh at 54 for two in seven overs. But Soumya Sarkar and Mushfiqur Rahim batted well to keep Indian bowlers at bay.

imgSoumya Sarkar. Credit: BCCI

The duo added 60 runs for the second wicket to keep Bangladesh floating in the game. Although Soumya Sarkar got out after a valiant knock but Mushfiqur Rahim played a match-winning knock to seal the game in their favour.

Previously barring the last couple of overs, it was an innings that never got going for India. On a two-paced pitch, they struggled for timing, Rohit Sharma got out early. KL Rahul looked good but was the first batsman to be done in by the slowness of the pitch.

Shreyas Iyer decided to play his shots and the fun lasted for a while, but it was only a cameo and nothing more. Rishabh Pant struggled to get going while Shikhar Dhawan had dropped anchor before he got out to a dummy by his partner.

imgBangladesh celebrate a wicket. Credit: BCCI

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At 118 for 6 after 18 overs, it looked like India would be at least 30 runs short of a competitive score. The last couple of overs shifted the momentum slightly in their favour. However, Bangladesh – who bowled and fielded superbly – went back with a good chance of winning.

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