Bangladesh in India, 3 T20I Series, 2019
Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Date & Time: 03 November 2019
RR: 7.89 | Bangladesh beat India by 7 wickets
Okay. 1-0 up go Bangladesh. Who would have thought that? Not many. Can they double their series lead and wrap it up? Or will India bounce back? The second T20I will be played in Rajkot on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 7 pm local (1330 GMT). ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
MUSHFIQUR RAHIM HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. On him loving India as an opposition more than any other, Rahim just puts it down to playing well when the team requires it. Says that it is an honour to play against India in India. On the plan to play the middle overs, Rahim says that he and Sarkar chatted about playing the spinners carefully and waiting for one big over, which came towards the end. Praises the bowlers for setting up the win. On his form improving, Mushy smiles and says that there is a lot left in him and he wants to improve as a cricketer all the time.
Victorious Bangladesh skipper, Mahmudullah, praises his bowlers for tying India down. Is really happy with the way his team fielded. On his captaincy, the skipper says that his team made it easier for him. On Rahim, who played another match-winning knock, Mahmudullah praises his brother-in-law and Soumya Sarkar for their partnership but does not miss out to name Mohammad Naim who too, played a crucial innings at the top, in his debut match.
Indian captain, Rohit Sharma, does not want to take any credit away from Bangladesh. Praises them for playing well, putting India under pressure with the ball and then with the bat, played smartly by not playing too many risky shots. However, he also admits that India are inexperienced and hopes that his young unit learns from the mistakes committed here and does not repeat them. On the missed LBW reviews of Mushfiqur Rahim, Rohit smiles and says that in the heat of the moment, they forgot to discuss about the review as a run out was also happening in the middle. Bluntly says that fielding was not good at all, neither were the decisions made in the field. Praises Yuzvendra Chahal for coming back strongly into the side, showing his importance in the middle overs. Says further that it does not matter to Chahal whether a batsman is set or not, just focussing on his variations.
One of the stars with the bat, Soumya Sarkar is having a chat with Sanjay Manjrekar. Sarkar says they are all happy with the win. Tells they came here and were positive in their approach. Adds the bowlers are bowling well and that helped them. Tells the previous games did not have any affect on them as they all were cool and calm and did not panic. On being asked how he is feeling winning against a strong Indian side with a few senior players missing, Sarkar tells that Tamim and Shakib are the senior players and they are missing them as they are not here.
Cannot blame India much with the bowling. Had the Krunal catch been taken, things could have been much different. They probably bowled just 2 bad overs in the entire inning but that was enough to change the complexion of the match. Washington Sundar and Yuzvendra Chahal bowled with precision and control.
It was not an easy deck to bat on and Bangladesh certainly struggled. They lost Liton Das early and even though Naim and Sarkar staged a partnership, it was not too quick. The next stand came between Rahim and Sarkar, whose partnership of 60 seemed like it was helping India more but then Rahim was dropped on 38 by Krunal Pandya and the game turned. Rahim then scored four successive boundaries in the next over and that was it.
It has come at last. A win after 8 encounters. They came, they threatened, but could never pull it off. Finally, in November 2019, against a fairly weak Indian bowling line-up, Bangladesh have a win to show now against India in T20Is.
Deepak Chahar to bowl the final over. Wait. It is Shivam Dube. Inspirational gamble from Rohit? Just 3 to defend.
Chahal is back too. He is going to bowl out. 3-0-11-1, his figures so far.
Mahmudullah is the new man in.
Something has gone into Shikhar Dhawan's eyes again. The batsmen take a break as Dhawan gets the dirt removed.
Stumping appeal! Referred upstairs. Sarkar looks to be safe to the naked eye. And replays confirm the same.
Khaleel Ahmed is back on. 1-0-7-0 so far.
Change of ends for Krunal Pandya.
Washington Sundar is back. 3-0-21-0 so far.
Review time! It is for a catch. Sarkar is the man in question.
Krunal Pandya is into the attack.
Mushfiqur Rahim walks in at number 5, replacing Naim.
A break in play. Mohammad Naim is getting some stretching. The umpires want things to speeden up. Yuzvendra Chahal comes on to bowl as well.
Khaleel Ahmed now.
Washington Sundar to share the new ball with Deepak Chahar.
Soumya Sarkar walks in at number 3, replacing Das.
The players are back out in the middle. Liton Das and Mohammad Naim are the openers for Bangladesh. Deepak Chahar will bowl with the new ball first yup.