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Shafiul removes Rohit early

  • Published at 11:45 pm November 3rd, 2019
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Bangladesh's Shafiul Islam celebrates dismissing India's Rohit Sharma in the first T20I in New Delhi Sunday AFP

Bangladesh off to a good start as veteran pacer Shaiful Islam took the important wicket of Rohit in the very first over

Bangladesh stand-in captain Mahmudullah elected to field first as India have a good record chasing, and that perhaps was in the mind of the Tigers team management while determining what to do if they won the toss. 

India started their innings with two of their most experienced batsmen, skipper Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan. 

All eyes were on Rohit particularly as the right-hander is in a great run of form. 

But Bangladesh off to a good start as veteran pacer Shaiful Islam took the important wicket of Rohit in the very first over. 

Rohit became the highest capped player for India (99) in this T20I, crossing MS Dhoni (98). 

But the interim captain scored just nine before being trapped in front by Shafiul Islam in the last ball of the over. 

Shafiul bowled a good in-cutter and struck the pads before the umpire raised the dreaded finger. The Indian skipper took the review, challenging the umpire’s on-field decision, but there was no ultra edge and hawk-eye showed the ball clipping the top of the bails. 

As it happened, the on-field call remained. A good start for Bangladesh as they held the strong Indian batting at bay.

1ST T20I

INDIA INNINGS            R    B

Rohit lbw b Shafiul             9    5

Dhawan run out (Mahmudullah)    41    42

Rahul c Mahmudullah b Aminul     15    17

Iyer c Naim b Aminul             22    13

Pant c Naim b Shafiul             27    26

Dube c & b Afif             1    4

Krunal not out                15    8

Sundar not out            14    5

Extras (lb 3, w 1)            4 

Total (20 Overs)            148/6 

Fall Of Wickets

1-10 (Rohit), 2-36 (Rahul), 3-70 (Iyer), 4-95 (Dhawan), 5-102 (Dube), 6-120 (Pant)

Bowling

Shafiul 4-0-36-2, Al-Amin 4-0-27-0, Mustafizur 2-0-15-0, Aminul 3-0-22-2, Soumya 2-0-16-0, Afif 3-0-11-1, Mosaddek 1-0-8-0, Mahmudullah 1-0-10-0

BANGLADESH INNINGS    R    B

Liton c Rahul b Chahar    7    4

Naim c Dhawan b Chahal    26    28

Soumya b Ahmed        39    35

Mushfiq not out        60    43

Mahmudullah not out        15    7

Extras (lb 3, w 4)        7 

Total (19.3 Overs)        154/3 

Fall Of Wickets

1-8 (Liton), 2-54 (Naim), 3-114 (Soumya)

Bowling

Chahar 3-0-24-1, Sundar 4-0-25-0, Khaleel 4-0-37-1, Chahal 4-0-24-1, Krunal 4-0-32-0, Dube 0.3-0-9-0

Bangladesh won by seven wickets

MoM: Mushfiqur Rahim