The Indian cricket team’s tour of Bangladesh got off to a dreadful start as they were defeated in the opening one-day international match of the series by an extremely narrow margin of one wicket. If India’s team hadn’t dropped a few of catches at crucial moments late in the game, the outcome of the match might have been very different KL Rahul was the one who first bowled Mehidy Hasan Miraz, which occurred in the 43rd over of the match. After that, Washington Sundar didn’t even bother to go for the catch on a similar occasion, which enraged Rohit Sharma, who was the captain of the team.
In the 39th and 40th overs, India took three wickets in quick succession, including those of Afif Hossain, Ebadot Hossain, and Hasan Mahmud. This gave the impression that India had gained control of the game.
However, Mehidy Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman both remained unbeaten, and they put together an outstanding partnership that allowed Bangladesh to surpass India’s total of 186 runs.
India had a couple chances to seal the deal and win the game, despite the fact that Bangladesh should be commended for the fighting spirit they displayed throughout the game. However, we suffered a defeat in the field.
First, it was K.L. Rahul who failed to catch the ball. After that, Washington Sundar didn’t even make an attempt at it, which left Rohit Sharma irate.
During the post-match presentation ceremony, Rohit admitted that the team might have played better in the final few overs and should have gotten all 10 wickets. He was speaking about the team’s performance after the match.
“The game was decided by a single point. To get back into that position was a fairly good accomplishment on our part. We didn’t bat well. Even though our score of 184 wasn’t good enough, we bowled very well, and they were able to keep their composure until the very end.
“We bowled fairly well for 40 overs and took wickets,” he added. “If you look back at how we bowled right from ball one – of course, we would have loved to bowl better at the end – but we bowled pretty well for the majority of the game.”
The One-Day International series still has two more matches to play, so there is still time for the Indian team to make amends.