Bangladesh pulls off another thrilling win against India

Well, India needs to learn from these losses as bowlers twice failed to restrict a bowling all-rounder Mehidy Hasan Miraz with bat and he took his team to famous series victory against India.

Bangladesh completes 2-0 series win
Bangladesh completes 2-0 series win

Bangladesh pulled off a huge win against India in the first game, thanks to Mehidy Hasan Miraz, heroics after his team lost 9 wickets with 50 runs still to get. Now, Bangladesh elected to bat first after winning the toss and India had them at 69/6. Again Mehidy Hasan Miraz came together with Mahmudullah to save his team from humiliating loss. They both have put on 148 runs in their partnership from 69/6 in 19 overs to make it 217/7 in 46.1 overs.

Mahmadullah saved his team from humiliation of 69_6 to help them win
Mahmadullah saved his team from humiliation of 69_6 to help them win

India bowlers again gave away massive amount of runs in last 4 overs to Mehidy Hasan Miraz helping to complete his 100. He scored 100 off 83 balls and put on 54 runs for 8th wicket along with Nasum Ahmed (18) to take Bangladesh to 271/7 in 50 overs. Washington Sundar (3/37), Umran Mallik (2/58), Mohammad Siraj (2/73) got wickets but failed to restrict Bangladesh against India.

India lost captain Rohit Sharma, while fielding as he hurt his thumb finger. He had to be rushed to hospital and take scans. Rohit Sharma couldn’t open and hence, Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan opened. Virat Kohli (5), Shikhar Dhawan (8), Washington Sundar (11), KL Rahul (14) failed reducing Indian to 65/4 in 18.3 overs.

Shreyas Iyer and Axar Patel put on 107 run partnership for India
Shreyas Iyer and Axar Patel put on 107 run partnership for India

Axar Patel joined in-form Shreyas Iyer and both went on to put on 107 runs for 5th wicket. Shreyas Iyer scored 82 runs off 102 balls and got out in 35th over at 172/5. Axar Patel completed his half-century 56 off 56 and got out at 189/6. Shardul Thakur fell shortly and Rohit Sharma came to bat with injured finger with score at 207/7 in 42.2 overs. India team needed their captain to play well with Tail-enders and fit fence often to guarantee win.

Rohit Sharma went on Bangladesh bowlers to put India on the path for a famous recovery win. But Mohammad Siraj played a maiden over in the 48th over against Mustafizur Rehman when India needed 40 runs from 18 balls. He got out at 252/9 in 49th over. Rohit Sharma took it upon himself and scored 51 runs off 28 balls to take India to 266/9. He had to hit last ball for six to win the match but Mustafizur Rehman’s Yorker guaranteed Bangladesh series victory with 2-0 in ODI Series with one more match to go.

Rohit Sharma with 51 off 28 balls tried his best to chase down
Rohit Sharma with 51 off 28 balls tried his best to chase down

India never lost bilateral series to Bangladesh and the frustration has been evident in Rohit Sharma’s tone. Rohit Sharma, Captain of India Team said, “Honestly, the thumb is not too great. Some dislocation on the finger, but not a fracture, which is why I could come and bat. I think when you lose a game, there are positives and negatives… From 70 for 6 to allowing them to 270-odd was not a great effort from the bowlers. The middle overs and back end are hurting us – it hurt us in the first game as well. We need to focus on what we need to do as individuals but not taking anything away from Mehidy and Mahmudullah.”

Rohit Sharma continued, “But we need to learn how to break partnerships and that’s something that will hold you in good stead. In one-day cricket, it’s all about partnerships like those guys did it. When you get 50, 70-run partnerships, you should make it 100-120 partnership. Having said that, we have a lot of things to look at and we need to be a bit brave and take more chances. Few injury concerns and we need to get to the bottom of it; maybe they’re playing too much cricket. It’s something we have to sit down with our team at NCA and try and monitor their workload. Can’t afford to have half-fit players representing India.”

Mehidy Hasan Miraz scored his 100 against India in a rescue act again
Mehidy Hasan Miraz scored his 100 against India in a rescue act again

Mehidy Hasan Miraz, player of the Match, said, “Last few years I’ve worked hard and I need to focus on particular areas. The coach gives me lots of information as to how to play in international cricket. He [Mahmudullah] is a senior guy and we just wanted to build a partnership. It was a great moment for me and while bowling I just tried the good areas.” Well, India needs to learn from these losses as bowlers twice failed to restrict a bowling all-rounder Mehidy Hasan Miraz with bat and he took his team to famous series victory against India.

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