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First T20 : Mushfiqur Rahim The Star As Bangladesh Stun India By 7 Wickets

Picture : Twitter / ICC
Picture : Twitter / ICC

Bangladesh stunned India in the first T20 of the series in the pollution hit Delhi’s Arun jaitley stadium by 7 wickets. Bangladesh won the toss and elected to field. Their bowlers restricted the Indian batting line- up to 148-6 in 20 overs .

Skipper Rohit Sharma leading the side in place of rested Virat Kohli fell for 9, Shikhar Dhawan ( 41), K L Rahul ( 15), Shreyas Iyer ( 22), Rishabh Pant ( 27) , Krunal Pandya ( 15) and Washington Sundar ( 14) were the scorers.

For Bangladesh Aminul Islam took 2/22 ( 3 overs) , Shafiul Islam 2/ 36 ( 4 overs)

In reply, Bangladesh , stunned India with their positive batting display. Though they lost Liton Das ( 7) cheaply , Mohammad Naim ( 26), Soumya Sarkar ( 39) kept them in the hunt . Mushfiqur Rahim anchored the chase brilliantly with an unbeaten 60 ( 43 balls)  and along with new skipper Mahmudullah ( 15) who remained unbeaten saw Bangladesh home by 7 wickets . Rahim was dropped by Krunal Pandya and this drop cost India heavily. Bangladesh reached 154-3 in 19.3 overs.

For India Deepak Chahar 1/24( 3 overs), Khaleel Ahmed 1/37( 4 0vers), Yuzvendra Chahal 1 / 24 ( 4 overs)

The loss will certainly not please new BCCI president Sourav Ganguly.

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