The Bangladesh cricket team shocked the ‘Men in Blue’ with a 7-wicket win in the opening T20I of the series. The Mahmudullah-led side now leads the three-match T20I series 1-0 with two games to go. The T20I action will now shift to Rajkot for the second game of the series. The fixture at Rajkot on November 7 is also a must-win game for the Indian team to stay alive in the limited-overs series.
The tour kicked off with the opening game in Delhi on November 3. Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah won the toss and decided to field first. Team India lost skipper Rohit Sharma in the first over of the innings itself. With crucial contributions from Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant along with Shikhar Dhawan’s 41, the Indian team posted 148-6 in their 20 overs. Bangladesh responded their chase by losing star batsman Liton Das for just 7 in their first over. However, Mushfiqur Rahim’s unbeaten knock of 60 runs off just 43 balls saw the visitors cross the finish line with three balls to spare. Rahim’s innings included eight boundaries and one six as he smashed the Indian bowlers all over the Arun Jaitley Stadium in front of a packed crowd.
The match is scheduled to start at 7:00 PM IST and will be played at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. For live updates and highlights, visit the official BCCI website – www.bcci.tv. You can also view live score updates at the official BCCI Twitter handle, i.e. https://twitter.com/BCCI.