India set Bangladesh 149-run target

November 3, 2019

Leg-spinner Aminul Islam and pacer Shafiul Islam claimed two wickets each as Bangladesh restricted India to 148-6 in the first of three Twenty20 international series at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Sunday.
Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan top-scored with 41 off 42 balls while Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer made 27 and 22 runs respectively but Bangladeshi bowlers took regular wickets and at one stage they reduced the hosts to 120-6 in the 19th over.
However, Krunal Pandya (15 not out) and Washington Sundar (14 not out) hit some late blitz and put up an unbroken 28-run stand off just 10 balls, helping India to reach close to 150-run mark.
Shafiul earlier gave Bangladesh the first breakthrough in the last ball of first over by trapping Indian skipper Rohit Sharma in front for 9.
Aminul dismissed Lokesh Rahul for 15 in the third ball of his first over while he also got rid of Shreyas Iyer for 22, helping Bangladesh stay in control after skipper Mahmudullah won the toss and elected to field first.
Dhawan was next man to be dismissed as he was run out by Mahmudullah while part-timer Afif Hossain took a spectacular one-hand catch of his own bowling to dismiss debutant Shivam Dube for one and firmed Bangladesh’s chances in the match.
Top-order batsman Mohammad Naim is making his debut for Bangladesh while India also handed debut to all-rounder Shivam Dube in the first match of the series.
This is the ninth time both the teams met in a Twenty20 international with India winning all the previous eight matches. This is also the 1000th Twenty20 international match.

-With New Age input

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