Well done Bangladesh: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly congratulates visitors after Delhi T20I win
The Delhi T20I was played under heavily polluted air (AP)
- India were beaten by Bangladesh in the 1st T20I on Sunday
- The match was played under hazardous levels of air-pollution
- The teams will play the 2nd ODI in Rajkot on November 7
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly on Saturday thanked both India and Bangladesh cricket teams for playing the first T20I game in Delhi, which is facing challenging weather conditions.
Despite high levels of pollution in the national capital, both the cricket teams played the match and the visitors turned out in large numbers to witness a massive seven-wicket victory over India after successfully chasing down the target of 148 runs.
Taking to Twitter, Ganguly said, "Thank u to both the teams to play this game @ImRo45 @BCBtigers under tuff conditions .. well done Bangladesh .."
Thank u to both the teams to play this game @ImRo45@BCBtigers under tuff conditions .. well done bangladesh ..Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) November 3, 2019
Bangladesh managed to pull off a big victory because of Mushfiqur Rahim's unbeaten knock of 60 runs. Also, this was their first victory over India in the shortest format of the game.
With this victory, Bangladesh has taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series. The second T20I between both teams will be played on November 7.
Air pollution levels in the national capital escalated to hazardous and visibility dropped significantly as a thick blanket of smog engulfed several parts of the city on Sunday morning.