Bangladesh cricketer Taskin Ahmed (R) reacts after the dismissal of the Indian cricketer Virat Kohli (L) during the first One Day International (ODI) cricket match between Bangladesh and India at The Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on June 18, 2015. AFP PHOTO/Munir uz ZAMAN
Bangladesh cricketer Taskin Ahmed (R) reacts after the dismissal of the Indian cricketer Virat Kohli (L) during the first One Day International (ODI) cricket match between Bangladesh and India at The Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on June 18, 2015. AFP PHOTO/Munir uz ZAMAN

Hosts hand India shock defeat to go one up in three-match ODI series

Mirpur : High-flying India was brought down to earth by a spirited Bangladesh who pulled off an upset 79- run victory in the first cricket one-dayer to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series on Thursday.

Bangladesh outsmarted India in all departments of the game and extracted a sweet revenge for their their quarterfinal loss at the hands of the same opponents in the World Cup earlier this year.

Chasing an imposing 308 for win, the Indians made a steady start before losing wickets at heap to be bundled out for 228 with four overs to spare.

Openers Rohit Sharma (63 off 68) and Shikhar Dhawan (30 off 38) stitched a 95-run stand for the first wicket, while Suresh Raina — with a run-a-ball 40 — and Ravindra Jadeja (32 off 42) also tried their bit to save

the day for India, which was not to be. Debutant Mustafizur Rahman (5/50) turned out to be the star performer for Bangladesh with the ball, picking up a fifer in his first international match. He was supported well by pace partner Taskin Ahmed (2/21) and Shakib al Hasan (2/33).

Earlier, Indian bowlers were taken to task by some fantastic batting by Bangladesh top-order as the home team posted a challenging score of 307 all out in 49.4 overs, their highest score against India in ODIs, surpassing the previous best of 296 for six at the same venue in 2010.

Openers Soumya Sarkar (54 off 40 balls) and Tamim Iqbal (60 off 62 balls) added 102 runs for the opening stand in only 13.4 overs to lay a solid foundation.

Shakib (52 off 68 balls), Sabbir Rahaman (41 off 44 balls) and Nasir Hossain (34) batted well to take Bangladesh to a substantial total. While Ravichandran Ashwin (3/51 in 10 overs) was the most successful bowler for India, Umesh Yadav (2/58 in 8 overs) and Mohit Sharma (1/53 in 4.3 overs) were especially taken apart by the Bangladeshi batsmen. Ravindra Jadeja (1/48) was good in patches and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2/37 in 7 overs) ended with a decent outing.

Later, as the target suggested it was bound to be a tough chase for the Indians and it turned out to be so.

Bangladesh’s pace combination of Mustafizur and Taskin bowled a prodding line and length.

The duo’s disciplined bowling didn’t allow the Indian openers to free their arms as the hosts scripted  a famous win. —PTI

Bangladesh
T Iqbal c R Sharma b Ashwin………60
S Sarkar run out……………………….54
L Das lbw b Ashwin…………………….8
M Rahim c Rohit b Ashwin…………14
Shakib c Jadeja b Yadav……………..52
S Rahman b Jadeja…………………..41
N Hossain c Jadeja b Yadav…………34
M Mortaza c Rohit b Mohit………..21
R Hossain c M Sharma b Kumar…….4
T Ahmed c Kohli b Kumar…………….2
M Rahman not out……………………..0
Extras: b2, lb6, wd6, nb3…………17
Total: All-out in 49.4 ovrs……….307
FoW: 1-102, 2-123, 3-129, 4-146, 5-229, 6-267, 7-282, 8-286, 9-298.
Bowling: B Kumar 7-0-37-2, U Yadav 8-0-58-2, R Ashwin 10-0-51-3, M Sharma 4.4-0-53-1, S Raina 10-0-40-0, R Jadeja 8-0-48-1, V Kohli 2-0-12-0.

India
Rohit c Mortaza b Mustafizur……..63
S Dhawan c Mushfiqur b Taskin…..30
V Kohli c Mushfiqur b Taskin………..1
A Rahane c Hossain b Mustafizur….9
S Raina b Mustafizur…………………40
MS Dhoni c Mushfiqur b Shakib……5
R Jadeja c Soumya b Mustafizur….32
R Ashwin c Mushfiqur b Mustafizur.0
B Kumar not out………………………25
Mohit c Mushfiqur b Mashrafe……11
Umesh lbw b Shakib…………………..2
Extras: lb4, w6……………………….10
Total: All-out in 46 overs………..228
FoW: 1-95, 2-101, 3-105, 4-115, 5-128, 6-188, 7-188, 8-195, 9-219, 10-228
Bowling: Mustafizur 9.2-1-50-5, Taskin 6-1-21-2, Mashrafe 10-0-53-1, Rubel 6-0-36-0, Hossain 6.4-0-31-0, Shakib 8-0-33-2.

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