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Bad batting, lack of 30-40 runs, pressure… what else did Rohit Sharma say on India’s defeat in the first ODI

Mirpur. Host Bangladesh took the lead in the series by defeating Team India by one wicket in a thrilling match in the first ODI. Captain Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and many of the batsmen of the Indian team failed completely. Lokesh Rahul saved the team’s shame by scoring a half-century and the Indian team was reduced to 186 runs. Rahul played an inning of 73 runs. For Bangladesh, left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan took five for 36 while Ibadat Hossain took four for 47. The result of the brilliant bowling done by Bangladesh was that the Indian team was reduced to 41.2 overs. In reply, chasing the target of 187 runs, Bangladesh started off badly. Opener Shanto returned to the pavilion without opening an account. Opener Liton Das tried to handle the team a bit by playing an inning of 43 runs in 63 balls. Indian bowlers definitely dominated Bangladesh in the middle overs.

Mehdi Hasan Miraj, who came on the field in the 36th over, turned the tide of the match with his unbeaten 38-run miracle. He gave the team an incredible victory by making an unbeaten 51-run unbeaten partnership for the 10th wicket with Musfizur Rahman.

After the match, Indian captain Rohit Sharma said, ‘It was a very close match. We made a great effort to come back in the match. Our batting was poor but the bowling was excellent. We kept the pressure on Bangladesh players till the end. If you see, you will find that we have taken wickets in the end in the last few overs. Could not score much runs. Had 30-40 more runs been scored, it would have definitely made a difference. Both KL Rahul and Washington Sundar played brilliantly.

The ‘hit man’ further said, ‘Unfortunately we lost wickets in the middle overs, then it was difficult to come back. It was challenging to bat on the pitch. You have to understand how to bat. No excuses, we are used to playing in these conditions. We need to see how to bat against spinners in such conditions. All fellow players have progressed by playing in such conditions. It is all about handling the pressure. Once you know how to handle pressure, it gives you confidence. In such a situation, it is very important to cope with the pressure. Hopefully there will be improvement in the next game.

Tags: India vs Bangladesh, Rohit sharma, Shakib Al Hasan

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