Match Report
Twitterati Erupts As India Lost To Bangladesh In Delhi
By CricShots - Nov 3, 2019 11:14 pm
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Team India locked horns with Bangladesh in the first T20I of the three-match series at the Arjun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. After winning the toss, the visiting skipper Mahmudullah decided to bowl first citing a heavy dew in the latter half of the innings. India’s stand-in skipper, Rohit Sharma also would’ve preferred the same. India only managed to reach a total of 148/6 in their quota of 20 overs and the visitors chased it down with 7 wickets in hand and 3 balls to spare.

Mushfiqur Rahim

Bangladesh has outplayed India by seven wickets to go 1-0 up in the three-match T20I series. Mushfiqur Rahim helped the Tigers to register their maiden victory over the Men in Blue in the shortest format. Mahmdullah and Soumya Sarkar also supported Rahim well as the visiting team finally managed to defeat India.

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Deepak Chahar got the better of Liton Das in the first over of the innings. The debutant Mohammad Naim then attacked the bowlers as he added 46 runs with Soumya Sarkar for the second wicket. But, Yuzvendra Chahal dismissed Naim by building pressure with dot balls and then kept a check on the run-scoring as well. Even Mushfiqur Rahim couldn’t get him away and the required run-rate started going up. At the other end, Sarkar looked good only for a bit but he too was struggling to play big shots.

The required run-rate soared up to 12 even as Bangladesh had eight wickets in hand. Meanwhile, Rahim got lucky as India did not review a couple of lbw decisions and was also almost run-out at the start of the innings. Krunal Pandya dropped Rahim as well which turned out to be crucial and eventually the dropped catch hurt India.

Team India lost to Bangladesh

The equation had come down 25 runs off 12 balls. But Khaleel gave away as many as 21 runs in the over by conceding four boundaries off the last four balls and the game was done and dusted there itself. Bangladesh sealed the game in the final over without much fuss to take a lead in the three-match series.

Earlier, Rohit in the very first over of the innings. However, KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan couldn’t up the ante and the hosts failed to score at a fair clip in the powerplay. The leggie Aminul Islam then struck in his first over to send back Rahul. Shreyas Iyer threw his hand at almost everything and looked impressive as well. But he played one shot too many off Aminul and was caught in the deep to leave India reeling at 70/3 in the 11th over.

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Meanwhile, Dhawan was not having a great time in the middle and Rishabh Pant walked in at a crunch situation but the duo struggled to up the scoring rate. Just when the left-hander was looking good to up the ante, he had to go back to the dressing room and soon Pant followed him as well. In the end, But Krunal Pandya and Washington Sundar added 28 runs only in 10 deliveries to propel the team to 148 runs for the loss of six wickets.

Brief Scores:

Bangladesh 154/3 in 19.3 overs (M Rahim: 60*, S Sarkar: 39; Y Chahal: 1/24) defeated India 148/6 in 20 overs (S Dhawan: 41; A Islam: 2./22, S Islam: 2/36) by 7 wickets and 3 balls to spare

Here is how Twitter reacted to India’s loss: