Has get back from the dead to prearrange momentous rebound prevail upon India in first ODI. A collective sigh of relief gave way to a loud roar as Mehidy Hasan Miraz lofted the final ball of the 46th over for a single at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur.
Before, Bangladesh had a few heartbreaking moments against India when they thought they had the game under control, but emotions and pressure got the better of them. They were cruising in pursuit of 187 at 128/4 in the 35th over with Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah in the middle, but a sudden collapse left them reeling at 136/9 in the 40th over.
In order to get home in time for the FIFA World Cup match between France and Poland, the home fans had already begun to leave the stadium. They were about to lose yet another match against India. In the Bangladesh burrow there were a few recognizable scenes, every player shell-stunned and the care staff, drove by lead trainer Russell Domingo, looking exasperated.
One could tell that Nazmul Hassan, president of the Bangladesh Cricket Board, was going to have another meltdown as the cameras panted to him. Bangladesh operates this way. Disaster often occurs as a result of overflowing emotions. Sunday, however, was different.
They had a cool head in Mehidy Hasan who was willing to take some calculated risks.It was India’s match to lose, with just one wicket remaining and 51 runs remaining. As a matter of fact, India were not even expected to be there. However, they were successful largely because of KL Rahul, who top-scored with a 73 off 70 balls to further establish his credentials as a middle-order batsman, as well as timely strikes from the disciplined bowling unit.
Boundaries rolled in thick and fast as Mehidy took a calculated risk and pursued anything that offered width. In the 43rd over, India had a chance to win the game, but Rahul, who was keeping wicket in the absence of injured Rishabh Pant, missed the opportunity.
Rahul settled under after making good ground by running as far as the fine leg, but Mehidy missed the opportunity. After that, nothing worked in India’s favor. The hosts’ momentum changed with each passing delivery and over, and for the first time, they didn’t let their emotions take over.
Even though this would have appeared to be a game that the bowlers failed to win, India lost with the bat. The batting performance was subpar for a team that began preparations for the 2023 World Cup on home soil. Maybe it was because the regulars were playing ODIs for the first time in a long time and were a little rusty.
Additionally, there were never a lot of runs to be scored on the pitch.
This was, if anything, a typical pitch for this region. A pitch made of black soil in which the ball holds a little to accommodate the Bangladesh spinners and becomes slower as the game goes on.
This was, in many ways, a throwback to the circumstances in India in the 1990s, when it was difficult to chase scores between 230 and 240. Yet, this is the thing one expects against Bangladesh, a group that isn’t only skilled in these circumstances, yet can beat any side on some random day.
They are expected to win when they play in ODIs at home. They are currently in fifth place in the ODI Super League, even ahead of Pakistan, and have already secured their place in the World Cup next year, ahead of Sri Lanka and South Africa. Bangladesh feels completely at home in this format.
They’re not going anywhere under Tamim Iqbal, and they want to finish in the top four at the World Cup in India. And if the situation in India remained the same, they would unquestionably believe they could succeed. Bangladesh has spinners who are as capable of tying up opponents as few other teams do.
The tweakers in Shakib Al Hasan and Mehidy Hasan can be difficult for batsmen to penetrate.Additionally, slower pitches can not only be difficult to play against but can also cause havoc, as India discovered.
A full-strength Indian batting unit should have taken a more calculated approach given the wicket’s low scoring potential. They did what was expected of them in terms of intent, but this was never a wicket where a team could accelerate to fifth gear. They attempted to accelerate and were unsuccessful.
Shakib took five wickets, including those of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, and Deepak Chahar, to end India’s innings. Mehidy, an offspinner, started the game by dismissing Shikhar Dhawan. Rahul was the only Indian batsman who got going.
The Karnataka batsman has been effective in the middle order ever since he moved down the order. He demonstrated on Sunday what he can do if the top three don’t start. He didn’t let the pressure slow him down; rather, he went for the boundary and was laying the groundwork for the middle and lower ranks. Rahul’s innings gave the bowlers something to work with, despite the fact that Bangladesh kept putting India behind with wickets at regular intervals. If only additional batsmen had stayed a little longer.
186 for India (Rahul 73;Bangladesh won by 187/9 in 46 overs (Liton 41, Mehidy 38*; Shakib 5/36, Ebadot 4/47)Siraj scored 3/32) by one run.
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