Bangladesh in India, 3 T20I Series, 2019

India vs Bangladesh - 1st T20I

Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi

Date & Time: 03 November 2019

Bangladesh 154/3

RR: 7.89 | Bangladesh beat India by 7 wickets

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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.

19.3
6
S Dube to Mahmudullah, SIX! Bangladesh creates history! They get into the history books in style. The young Dube cannot produce a miracle on his debut. Maybe it was asking too much from him. Length ball on off, Mahmudullah comes down the track and whacks his pull over the wide long on fence for a maximum. Bangladesh end their T20I rut against India, WIN BY 7 WICKETS!
19.3
0
S Dube to Mahmudullah, WIDE! Dube misses his line and bowls one down the leg side. Mahmudullah looks to flick but misses. Just a run needed now.
19.2
2
S Dube to Mahmudullah, Good length ball on off, Mahmudullah pulls it wide of deep mid-wicket and looks for two. The throw from the fielder is a poor one and they get the second with ease.
19.1
0
S Dube to Mahmudullah, Slower ball on top of middle and leg, Mahmudullah looks to flick but misses. He looks to steal a bye but misses.

Deepak Chahar to bowl the final over. Wait. It is Shivam Dube. Inspirational gamble from Rohit? Just 3 to defend.

18.6
4
K Ahmed to M Rahim, FOUR! Just 4 needed off the last over now. Take a bow, Mushfiqur. The pocket sized dynamo has blasted so hard that it has put the Delhi crowd on the silent mood. Length ball on off, Rahim looks to defend but gets a thick outside edge. It goes wide of backward point and beats him away to the fence. The over has killed the game. 18 from the over.
18.5
4
K Ahmed to M Rahim, FOUR! Hat-trick of boundaries. Bad ball from Khaleel. Pressure seems to be getting the better of him here. He serves a full toss outside off, Rahim drives it through point and has completely changed the tide of the game.
18.4
4
K Ahmed to M Rahim, FOUR! Rahim gets to his fifty in style. Subdued celebration, maybe a lesson he has learnt from the past. The job is near done but not done yet. He gets to his milestone in a brilliant fashion. Full on middle and leg, Rahim manages to ramp it over on the leg side for a boundary.
18.3
4
K Ahmed to M Rahim, FOUR! Rahim picks the slower ball well and manages to fetch himself a boundary. It is on a length, Mushfiqur waits and then picks his pull behind square on the leg side for a boundary. 16 needed now from 9.
18.2
0
K Ahmed to Mahmudullah, Nicely bowled. Slower ball on the pads, Mahmudullah looks to flick but misses. The ball gets stuck on his pad and then falls out. Rahim looks for a quick run and he gets it as Khaleel fails to gather the ball cleanly.
18.1
1
K Ahmed to M Rahim, Length ball around off, Mushfiqur dabs it towards short third man and gets to the other end.
17.6
4
Y Chahal to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Fine way to end the over! Landed outside off, a fraction too short, Mahmudullah backs away and punches it wide of long off. Substitute Manish Pandey gives it a good chase from long off and dives to his left, almost pulling it back in but misses. 13 from the over, one which started brilliantly for Chahal but then ended horribly.
17.5
2
Y Chahal to Mahmudullah, Full and outside off, Mahmudullah looks to go inside out, but slices it wide of long off. Two runs taken.
17.4
1
Y Chahal to M Rahim, Full and outside off, reverse swept through cover for a run. Looks like it hit the toe end of the bat.
17.3
4
Y Chahal to M Rahim, DROPPED, FOUR! Oh dear... Krunal Pandya has made an absolute mess of a sitter here. Full and outside off, Rahim gets down and plays a slog sweep. But there is not much elevation and the ball goes straight to Krunal Pandya at deep mid-wicket. For some reason, Pandya leaps and the ball bursts through his hands. Bounces just in front of the boundary.
17.2
1
Y Chahal to Mahmudullah, The googly, around leg, Mahmudullah goes back to flick but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads. The ball goes to mid-wicket and a single is taken.
17.1
1
Y Chahal to M Rahim, Backs a long way down the leg side, Chahal bowls it on the stumps, tossing it up nicely, Rahim crashes it through the covers for a single.

Chahal is back too. He is going to bowl out. 3-0-11-1, his figures so far.

Mahmudullah is the new man in.

16.6
0
K Ahmed to S Sarkar, OUT! Bowled! The over started against Khaleel but it has ended in Khaleel's favour. A much, much needed wicket for India. The off-cutter does the trick. It is on a length and it comes in off the deck too. Sarkar looks to dab it down to third man. Not an ideal shot considering how close the ball was to the stumps. He misses and the ball goes onto hit off and middle. 35 needed off last 3.
16.5
2
K Ahmed to S Sarkar, In the air but safe! Length ball on middle and off, Sarkar comes down the track and looks to go over cow corner. He does not time it well and it falls away from deep mid-wicket and long on. They look for two and get it as Rohit Sharma sends a wild throw.

Something has gone into Shikhar Dhawan's eyes again. The batsmen take a break as Dhawan gets the dirt removed.

16.4
1
K Ahmed to M Rahim, This time Mushfiqur manages to play it to point for a single.
16.3
0
K Ahmed to M Rahim, Slower ball outside off, Rahim looks to play it on the off side but misses.
16.2
0
K Ahmed to M Rahim, Length ball outside off, Rahim cuts it to the man at point.
16.1
6
K Ahmed to M Rahim, SIX! Mushfiqur plays the pull shot well and he has done exactly the same here. Back of a length ball around off, Rahim gets on his back foot and pulls it with authority over fine leg for a maximum. The man in the deep can just watch it sail over.
15.6
0
K Pandya to S Sarkar, NOT OUT! Sarkar's foot went nowhere. Flighted outside off, Sarkar swings his bat at it but misses. Pant removes the bails in a flash. The square leg umpire goes upstairs to check. Replay rolls and it shows that Sarkar was well in.

Stumping appeal! Referred upstairs. Sarkar looks to be safe to the naked eye. And replays confirm the same.

15.5
2
K Pandya to S Sarkar, Fumble but good recovery from Chahar. Flatter on off, Sarkar drags his sweep wide of deep mid-wicket. Deepak moves to his left and gets to the ball. He though overruns a bit and the ball goes behind off his hand. Two taken. That also brings up the 50-run stand.
15.4
1
K Pandya to M Rahim, Another reverse sweep from Rahim. Around the pads, Mushfiqur brings out the reverse sweep and gets a single towards third man.
15.4
0
K Pandya to M Rahim, WIDE! Tries to do the same thing again but this one is way outside off, on the wrong side of the tramline.
15.3
0
K Pandya to M Rahim, Smart bowling. Krunal sees Rahim make room by moving away from his off stump so he bowls a full toss outside off. Mushfiqur throws his bat at it but misses.
15.2
1
K Pandya to S Sarkar, Excellent stop from the skipper! Flighted on off, Sarkar drives it with power towards cover. Rohit Sharma there dives to his right and saves a certain boundary. Saving three for his side.
15.1
1
K Pandya to M Rahim, Mushfiqur brings out the reverse sweep now. Flatter around the pads, Rahim gets down on one knee and hits the reverse sweep towards short third man for a single.
14.6
1
K Ahmed to M Rahim, Length ball outside off, Mushfiqur cuts it but there is a man at deep point so just a single. End of a very good over from Khaleel. Just 5 off it.
14.5
0
K Ahmed to S Sarkar, On the pads, Sarkar looks to glance it but the ball goes off his thigh pad. They take a leg bye.
14.4
1
K Ahmed to M Rahim, Khaleel bangs another one short. This is around the body, Mushfiqur plays the no-look pull towards fine leg for a single.
14.3
0
K Ahmed to M Rahim, Back of a length ball outside off, Mushfiqur looks to play the upper cut but misses.
14.2
0
K Ahmed to S Sarkar, Appeal but a hopeful one. Good length ball way outside off, Sarkar comes in and looks to ramp it over fine leg. The ball hits him on the pads and rolls over to the off side. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. Had he hit Sarkar would have been in trouble.
14.1
1
K Ahmed to M Rahim, Good length ball around off, Mushfiqur dabs it towards third man for a single.

Khaleel Ahmed is back on. 1-0-7-0 so far.

13.6
1
K Pandya to M Rahim, Quicker on off, Mushfiqur squeezes it to point and keeps the strike.
13.5
1
K Pandya to S Sarkar, Flatter on off, Sarkar follows the maximum with a single towards sweeper cover.
13.4
6
K Pandya to S Sarkar, SIX! High and handsome! Flighted on off, Sarkar comes down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and demolishes it over mid-wicket for a maximum!
13.3
1
K Pandya to M Rahim, In the air but safe! Floated on middle and leg, Mushfiqur comes down the track and looks to clear long on. He does not time it well and luckily for him the ball falls short of long on.
13.2
1
K Pandya to S Sarkar, Short on off, Sarkar pulls it uppishly towards mid-wicket for a single.
13.1
2
K Pandya to S Sarkar, Very good fielding. Floated around off, Sarkar hits it hard wide of long off. Shivam Dube standing at wide long off manages to keep it away from the ropes with a good dive. Two taken.

Change of ends for Krunal Pandya.

12.6
1
W Sundar to S Sarkar, Shorter on off, Sarkar pulls it towards mid-wicket for a single.
12.5
0
W Sundar to S Sarkar, Nicely bowled! Slower through the air on off, Sarkar looks to defend but misses as the ball spins away.
12.4
1
W Sundar to M Rahim, Flatter and fuller outside off, Mushfiqur strokes it to point for one.
12.3
1
W Sundar to S Sarkar, Smart bowling this. Sundar sees Sarkar make room by moving away from the stumps. So he fires one close to his body. Soumya manages to squeeze it towards point and take a single.
12.2
0
W Sundar to S Sarkar, Shorter on off, Sarkar cuts it but straight to Dhawan at point.
12.1
1
W Sundar to M Rahim, Floated on off, Mushfiqur dabs it to short third man for a single.

Washington Sundar is back. 3-0-21-0 so far.

11.6
1
Y Chahal to M Rahim, Milks this to long on and keeps the strike.
11.5
0
Y Chahal to M Rahim, Floated on off, Rahim looks to defend but the ball spins away.
11.4
2
Y Chahal to M Rahim, On the pads, Mushfiqur flicks it through mid-wicket for a couple.
11.3
1
Y Chahal to S Sarkar, Floated delivery on off, Sarkar comes down the track and looks to flick but the ball goes towards third man off the outside edge for a single.
11.2
1
Y Chahal to M Rahim, On the pads, Mushfiqur flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
11.1
4
Y Chahal to M Rahim, FOUR! Mushfiqur goes after Chahal straightaway in this over. Flatter on middle and leg, Rahim gets down on one knee and sweeps it over short fine leg for a boundary.
10.6
1
K Pandya to M Rahim, Shorter on off, Rahim punches it towards cover and keeps the strike.
10.5
0
K Pandya to M Rahim, Flighted on off, Mushfiqur keeps it out.
10.4
4
K Pandya to M Rahim, FOUR! Swept and swept fine. Flighted on middle and leg, Mushfiqur gets down on one knee and sweeps it fine down the leg side for a boundary.
10.3
1
K Pandya to S Sarkar, In the air but safe. Floated on off, Sarkar comes down the track and looks to go over long off. He does not time it well and luckily for him it falls well short of the man coming from long off.
10.2
1
K Pandya to M Rahim, Shorter on off, Mushfiqur runs it down to third man for one.
10.1
0
K Pandya to M Rahim, Flatter on middle and leg, Mushfiqur pushes it to cover.
9.6
0
Y Chahal to S Sarkar, NOT OUT! Nothing on the Ultra Edge and India lose their sole review. Quicker and wide outside off, Sarkar looks to play but misses. Pant takes the ball behind the stumps and goes up in a very loud and confident appeal. Chahal is not as sure as Pant. Rishabh convinces Rohit to go upstairs. Replay rolls in and Ultra Edge shows no spike.

Review time! It is for a catch. Sarkar is the man in question.

9.5
1
Y Chahal to M Rahim, Googly on leg, Mushfiqur looks to defend but the ball lobs behind and he takes a single.
9.4
0
Y Chahal to M Rahim, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
9.3
0
Y Chahal to M Rahim, On the pads, Mushfiqur looks to turn it to the on side but it hits him on the pads.
9.2
0
Y Chahal to M Rahim, Appeal for an LBW followed by a hesistation but Mushfiqur survives both. Flatter on the pads, Rahim looks to flick but misses. The ball goes to the on side and Mushfiqur comes out for a run. Sarkar sends him back. Rishabh Pant removes his glove and gets to the ball. He sends a flat and quick throw but misses. Rohit is unhappy. India have missed a trick here as Ball Tracker later on shows that the ball would hit the leg stump.
9.1
0
Y Chahal to M Rahim, Beauty! Chahal gives this one air and bowls a delightful leg spinner. Rahim looks to defend but gets squared up.
8.6
1
K Pandya to M Rahim, Punched off the back foot towards cover for a single.
8.5
0
K Pandya to M Rahim, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
8.4
4
K Pandya to M Rahim, FOUR! Excellent batting. Full and outside off, Rahim gets out the reverse sweep and makes good connection. The ball flies over short third man.
8.3
0
K Pandya to M Rahim, Full and around off, watchfully defended.
8.2
1
K Pandya to S Sarkar, Around middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.
8.1
1
K Pandya to M Rahim, Around middle, worked through mid on for a single.

Krunal Pandya is into the attack.

7.6
0
Y Chahal to S Sarkar, Outside off, pushed straight to cover.

Mushfiqur Rahim walks in at number 5, replacing Naim.

7.5
0
Y Chahal to M Naim, OUT! Caught! Pressure. Three dot balls and that brought about this shot. Full and around off, nicely tossed up, Naim looks to play the slog sweep but skies this miles in the air. Shikhar Dhawan at long on and someone from mid-wicket come for the catch but Gabbar calls for it and takes it nicely. Then does the Gabbar celebration, patting his left leg. The well-set Naim is gone. 94 more needed from 73 balls.
7.4
0
Y Chahal to M Naim, Full on middle, pushed back to the bowler.
7.3
0
Y Chahal to M Naim, Outside off, a slash and a miss.
7.2
0
Y Chahal to M Naim, The batsman fails to put bat on ball.
7.1
1
Y Chahal to S Sarkar, Around middle, worked through mid-wicket for a single.

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.

6.6
1
K Ahmed to S Sarkar, Good running. Sarkar plays it with soft hands towards cover and sets off for a single. Rohit Sharma comes charging in from short extra cover and has an under-arm shy at the striker's end but misses. Naim looks for the overthrow but good backing up is done at short fine leg.
6.5
1
K Ahmed to M Naim, Down the leg side, helped behind square leg for one.
6.4
1
K Ahmed to S Sarkar, Full on middle, pushed down to long on for a run.
6.4
0
K Ahmed to S Sarkar, WIDE. Slower ball gone awry, down the leg side, flick shot missed. 99 more needed from 80 balls.
6.3
0
K Ahmed to S Sarkar, A length ball, outside off, SS looks to play a wild pull but misses.
6.2
0
K Ahmed to S Sarkar, Smart from Soumya. He is expecting a retort from the fast bowler, having stepped out on the previous ball and does not jump out this time. As he expects, Khaleel bowls a bouncer and Sarkar ducks.
6.1
4
K Ahmed to S Sarkar, FOUR! MURDERED! What a way to greet a new bowler. Soumya jumps out of his crease gets to the pitch of the length ball and crashes it through the covers. Rohit Sharma at short extra cover dives to his left but the ball is too quick for him.

Khaleel Ahmed now.

5.6
0
W Sundar to M Naim, Short and wide outside off, spinning away, Naim looks to punch hard but has to check his shot as the ball turns away. Almost spoons a catch to point. 45/1 for Bangladesh in the Powerplay, 10 more than India. The last 2 overs have yielded 25 runs.
5.5
4
W Sundar to M Naim, EDGED, FOUR! Full and outside off, Naim swings hard but the ball spins away, takes the outside edge and flies wide of first slip and short third man!
5.4
1
W Sundar to S Sarkar, Landed outside off, dabbed towards short third man for one more.
5.3
1
W Sundar to M Naim, Outside off, punched off the back foot for a run towards long on. 109 more needed from 87 balls.
5.2
1
W Sundar to S Sarkar, Full and around off, Soumya pushes it to the off side, has a look at his partner and takes a quick single. Pant gets across to fire a throw but then slips. Fires it well wide of the stumps at the bowler's end.
5.1
6
W Sundar to S Sarkar, SIX! Innovative. Full and around middle, Sarkar brings out his reverse sweep and gets it miles over backward point!
4.6
0
D Chahar to M Naim, A short ball, outside off, slower in pace, MN looks to pull but misses. 12 from the over, time to take Deepak out of the attack?
4.5
4
D Chahar to M Naim, FOUR! MARVELLOUS! Half volley, too wide outside off, Naim reaches out and plays a full-blooded drive but with grace, wide of mid off and to the left of cover. 117 more needed from 91 balls now.
4.4
0
D Chahar to M Naim, Outside off, punched straight to cover.
4.3
2
D Chahar to M Naim, A short ball, pulled through square leg for a couple.
4.2
0
D Chahar to M Naim, Outside off, on a length, MN looks to punch but the ball stays low and ekes out a bottom edge.
4.1
6
D Chahar to M Naim, SIX! Nicely done. Full and around middle, Naim flicks it casually over mid-wicket and the ball travels the distance.
3.6
0
W Sundar to S Sarkar, Full and down the leg side, Sarkar misses his flick and the ball goes to first slip. Sundar appeals for LBW but it is not given. Replays detect an outside edge, onto the pads but falling short of a diving Rohit.
3.5
1
W Sundar to M Naim, Full and outside off, driven through mid off for a single.
3.4
0
W Sundar to M Naim, Short and outside off, cut straight to backward point.
3.3
0
W Sundar to M Naim, Down the leg side, Naim misses his flick and the ball goes off his pads to short third man. Sarkar charges down for the single but is sent back. Chahal at short third man looks to throw but Rohit Sharma at first slip comes in his way, who ducks just in time. Sundar then signals to Chahal to just calm down and not throw. Everyone is smiling.
3.2
2
W Sundar to M Naim, Poor from India. Naim tucks it towards short mid-wicket and sets off for a quick single. Shivam Dube charges in from square leg and fires a throw towards the bowler. But Sundar takes his eyes off and the ball hits the stumps. It ricochets away towards mid-wicket and Sundar himself has to go after it. The batsmen take the second.
3.1
1
W Sundar to S Sarkar, Full and outside off, Sarkar pushes this towards covers for a single.
2.6
0
D Chahar to M Naim, Full and around middle, Naim looks to flick but the ball swings in like a banana, takes the inside edge and hits the pads.
2.5
0
D Chahar to M Naim, That ball has taken the inside edge onto the pads.
2.4
0
D Chahar to M Naim, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot.
2.3
1
D Chahar to S Sarkar, Outside off, punched with soft hands towards cover for a single.
2.2
1
D Chahar to M Naim, Full and outside off, Naim looks to drive but gets an outside edge towards third man. A run taken.
2.1
1
D Chahar to S Sarkar, Down the leg side, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
1.6
0
W Sundar to M Naim, Full and outside off, Naim swings hard but misses.
1.5
2
W Sundar to M Naim, In the air, but safe! Outside off, turning away, Naim looks to punch but is not in control. The ball goes between cover and point and the batsmen take a couple.
1.4
0
W Sundar to M Naim, Fired in the blockhole, dug out back to the bowler.
1.3
1
W Sundar to S Sarkar, The batsman has punched that ball through the off side. They pick up a single.
1.2
1
W Sundar to M Naim, A short ball, around off, pulled to deep mid on for a single.
1.1
0
W Sundar to M Naim, Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.

Washington Sundar to share the new ball with Deepak Chahar.

0.6
0
D Chahar to S Sarkar, Down the leg side, moving down, Sarkar misses his flick and is hit on the pads. A wicket-taking opening over from Deepak.
0.6
0
D Chahar to S Sarkar, WIDE. Full and miles outside off, left alone.

Soumya Sarkar walks in at number 3, replacing Das.

0.5
0
D Chahar to L Das, OUT! Caught! India get the first wicket in the first over, just like Bangladesh. A bit of an indecision for Liton. A length ball outside off, Das looks to punch, but is not sure whether to go aerial or play it along the ground. In the end, just plays tame chip shot which finds KL moving to his left from cover. 141 needed from 115 balls.
0.4
1
D Chahar to M Naim, Around middle, worked wide of mid on for a run.
0.3
1
D Chahar to L Das, Full again, on middle, flicked towards mid-wicket for a single.
0.2
4
D Chahar to L Das, FOUR! Nicely done. Full and on middle, Das flicks it through mid-wicket and the outfield does the rest.
0.1
2
D Chahar to L Das, Full and outside off, swinging away, Das reaches out and drives it between cover and mid off for a couple. Bangladesh are underway.

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.