India Struggled Against Bangladesh’s Bowling Attack; Bangladesh Need 187
The 1st ODI between India and Bangladesh was held on 4 December 2022 at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.
Bangladesh won the toss and opted to field first. The first inning started with Rohit and Dhawan on the field, and Mustafizur opened the attack. In the first 5 overs, India scored 23 runs without losing a single wicket. Bangladesh got their first wicket in the 6th over when Mehidey Hasan Miraz dimmed Dhawan. After the powerplay, 48 runs with a loss of 1 wicket. India was playing safely till the powerplay.
Rohit and Koli were gone in the 11th over. Shakib took their wickets. India reached only 71/3 after 15 overs. Shreyas Iyer also lost his wicket earlier in today’s match. Ebadot Hossain’s thrown short ball has become an Achilles heel for Shreyas Iyer. Ebadot Hossain is rewarded for his persistence.
KL Rahul played well today as he weathered through the challenging phases and completed his fifty in 31.5 overs. The 72 runs partnership of KL Rahul and Washington ended when Shakib dismissed Washington in 32.3 overs. Washington scored 19 runs in 43 balls. India was able to chase only 158 runs in 35 overs with a massive loss of 8 wickets.
Ebadot Hossain credited the important wicket of KL Rahul in 39.5 overs with a full toss, but it wasn’t high enough to duck. KL Rahul was gone after 73 runs in 70 balls.
What a day it has been for Bangladesh. They won the toss, requested India to bat with considerable tackiness, and the spinners soon wiped off the top three. On this pitch, Ebadot used pace and bounce to join Shakib’s party, and the pair shared 9 wickets.
Indian Team finished the first inning scoring only 186 in 41.2 overs.