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The ax was hit on its own leg… the turning point of the match, from where India could have won the lost game

Dhaka: The first match of the three-match ODI series between hosts Bangladesh and India crossed all limits of excitement. Batting first, the Indian team was able to score only 186 runs. In reply, Bangladesh posted a thrilling one-wicket win for 187 runs. Mehdi Hasan Miraj, coming in at number eight, scored an unbeaten 38 off 39 balls and single-handedly powered Bangladesh to a one-wicket win. Mustafizur Rahman also supported him well. There was a lot of drama in this match even in the 39th over.

hit wicket out prayer

Debutant Kuldeep Sen was responsible for the 39th over. The match seemed to be in the hands of Bangladesh, but Sen tried his best to turn the game around by taking not one but two wickets in this over. Atif Hussain was dismissed on the second ball, then Ibadat Hussain was dealt with on the fifth ball. Ibadat was unlucky as he hit the stumps. Ibadat was standing deep in the crease. Length ball clipped slightly across the leg stump. The bat collided with the ball, but the leg also hit the stumps. Ibadat, playing his third ball, could not even open the account.

Mehdi Hasan won the match
Bangladesh lost their ninth wicket in the 40th over in the form of Hasan Mahmood (0) for 136 runs, but the Indian team could not take the last wicket in the next six overs. In this, the 51-run partnership for the last wicket between Mehdi Hasan (39 balls, four fours, two sixes) and Mustafizur Rahman (10 not out) played an important role. The Indian bowlers performed well and took nine wickets for 136 runs in the 40th over, otherwise the Indian team would have lost the match earlier.

India was limited to only 186 runs
Shakib Al Hasan’s (5 for 36) five-wicket haul helped Bangladesh bundle out India for 186 despite a fighting half-century from Lokesh Rahul (73). Rahul scored 73 runs in 70 balls with the help of five fours and four sixes, but the rest of India’s batsmen struggled to score runs. Apart from him, only captain Rohit Sharma (27) and Shreyas Iyer (24) could cross the 20-run mark. Apart from Shakib, Ibadat Hossain also took four wickets for 47 runs as the Indian team returned to the pavilion in 41.2 overs.

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