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Brave Miraz brings unbelievable victory for Bangladesh

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 4th December, 2022 07:53:17 PM
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Impressive batting by Mehidy Hasan Miraz in the 10th wicket partnership with Mustafizur Rahman brought an unbelievable victory for Bangladesh against India in the opening one-day international in Dhaka on Sunday.

Shakib Al Hasan spearheaded an inspired Bangladesh bowling attack with five wickets to knock over India for 186.

Chasing 187 for victory, the hosts fell to 136-9 before Mehidy and Mustafizur Rahman put together a 51 run partnership -- Bangladesh's best ever for the final wicket -- to achieve their target with 24 balls to spare in Dhaka.

Mehidy, coming in to bat at number eight, hit four fours and two sixes and survived a dropped catch by wicketkeeper KL Rahul on 17 to turn the match on its head.

Mehidy hit the winning runs in his 38 off 39-ball knock to trigger wild celebrations as the players came running onto the field and the home crowd erupted.

Mustafizur scored 10 off 11 balls as he and Mehidy stood firm to record a memorable win.

KL Rahul managed to keep the visitors in the game, scoring 73 off 70 balls, while his teammates fell at regular intervals at the other end after Bangladesh elected to field to start the three-match series.

Pace bowler Ebadot Hossain played the main supporting role to take four wickets and wrap up the Indian innings in 41.2 overs.

Bangladesh lead the three-match series 1-0 with the second match on Wednesday at the same venue.