India vs Bangladesh, 1st ODI - As it happened...
Zee Media Bureau/Chaitan Papnai
Over 24.5 || Score 153/3
7 runs needed off 12 balls. Mahmudullah is set to bowl the over. Two runs came in the first three balls. Then skipper Raina collected two consecutive boundaries to seal the match for India. India beat Bangladesh by 7 wickets to win the first ODI of the three-match series.
Over 24 || Score 143/3
13 runs needed off 18 balls.Al-Amin Hossain is the bowler. Raina collected a boundary through an an inside edge off the second ball. Then came a single the next four deliveries. Six runs came from the over.
Over 23 || Score 137/3
15 runs needed off 24 balls. Speedster Mortaza has been brought back into the attack. Rahane Out!The opener tried to smash the bowler towards extra covers but got the top edge and slip fielder took a sharp catch to send him back to the hut. Skipper Suresh Raina is the new man in. Tight over by the fast bowler as two runs came from it.
AM Rahane c Ziaur Rahman b Mashrafe Mortaza 64 (70b)
Over 22 || Score 135/2
26 runs needed off 30 balls. Shakib Al Hasan to bowl the over. Off the second ball, Rahane launched the spinner for a maximum over mid-wicket. After the gap of two balls, Rayudu collected a boundary towards mid-on. Another good over for India as 11 runs came from it.
Over 21 || Score 124/2
38 runs needed from 36 balls. Mahmudullah to continue. Off the second ball Rayudu played a cracking cover drive to get a boundary. After one ball, Rahane came down the ground to play the shot over cover fielder for another boundary. Good over for India as 12 runs came in the over.
Over 20 || Score 112/2
Abdur Razzak with his fifth over. Four runs came from the first four balls. Then came another single in the last two balls. Another tight over by the left-arm spinner.
Over 19 || Score 107/2
Ambati Rayudu is the new man in after the fall of India's second wicket. Mahmudullah and
Abdur Razzak are bowling in tandem, it means spin attack from both the ends. Spinners are bowling well at the moment. India need 43 runs off 42 balls.
Over 17 || Score 100/2
Shakib Al Hasan to bowl two more balls to complete his over. Pujara Out! The ball turned a bit, Pujara missed the line completely and umpire gave him LBW. Though in the replay it was clear that the ball hit his thigh pad and it was going over the stumps.
CA Pujara lbw b Shakib Al Hasan 0 (5b)
Good work by the ground staff as the match is about to start in five minutes.According to the revised target India have to score 150 runs in 26 overs.
Finally a good news, rain has stopped. But it's still unclear how much time the ground staff will take to make the ground ready.
Bad news for cricket lovers, as due to heavy rain the match has been stopped.
Over 16.4 || Score 100/1
Immediately after completing his fifty, Uthappa was given LBW by the umpire in the 17th over bowled by Shakib Al Hasan. But it was poor decision by the field umpire, as in the replay, it was clearly visible that the ball hit Uthappa's bat first and then the front pad. Cheteshwar Pujara is the new man in after the fall of Uthappa's wicket. Meanwhile, India touched the mark of hundred runs.
RV Uthappa lbw b Shakib Al Hasan 50 (44b)
Over 13 || Score 77/ 0
In the 13th over bowled by Shakib Al Hasan, Uthappa came down the wicket to hit the bowler over extra covers for a six. 18 runs came in the last three overs. The home team has to do something special to get a wicket or two soon, otherwise the match will slip out of their hands.
Over 10 || Score 59/0
In the ninth over Bangladesh introduced Shakib Al Hasan as a first change bowler. In the same over India touched the mark of fifty runs. In the next over Abdur Razzak has been given the ball and he conceded nine runs. So at the moment India are right at the top of the game.
Over 7 || Score 41/0
First ball of the seventh over by Mashrafe Mortaza, and Rahane smacked it for six over extra covers. After two balls, he pulled the bowler for a boundary towards mid-wicket. Rahane is looking solid in the middle. 12 runs came in the over. Bangladesh is still searching for their first wicket.
Over 4 || Score 19/0
Al-Amin Hossain is sharing the new ball with Mortaza. In the last three overs came fourteen runs without any loss. In the fourth over bowled by Hossain, Uthappa smashed two boundaries. Both the Indian openers are looking comfortable in the middle at the moment.
Over 1 || Score 4/0
Robin Uthappa and Ajinkya Rahane are opening the innings for India, whereas, Mashrafe Mortaza is opening the bowling proceedings for the home side. Uthappa placed the first ball towards third man to open his account. The next five balls in the over were excellently bowled by the speedster. Four runs came in the opening over.
Over 50 || Score 272/9
Akshar Patel leaked nine runs in the penultimate over and took a wicket of Mortaza. It's the first international wicket for the left arm spinner. Raina gave the ball to Amit Mishra to bowl the last over and the leggie gave mere five runs. But the home team managed to put up a fighting total in front of India.
Mashrafe Mortaza b Patel 18 (10b)
Over 48|| Score 258/8
Another Bangladesh wicket falls and this time its Nasir Hossain who mistimes a slog shot straight to long off. Nine runs came from the Mishra over that included a boundary. Umesh Yadav conceded 14 runs in the 48th over as the hosts complete the 250-run mark. Moshrafe Mortaza and Abdur Razzak adding some vital runs here.
Nasir Hossain c Rahane b Mishra 22 (20b)
Over 46|| Score 235/7
Speedster Yadav has been brought back into the attack to bowl in the death overs. And Yadav gave India another breakthrough. Ziaur Rahman tried to smack the bowler towards long -off but Raina took an amazing catch to perish the right-hander. Six runs came in the over.
Ziaur Rahman c Raina b Yadav 2 (3b)
Over 45 || Score 229/6
Nasir Hossain the new man in for Bangladesh has started scoring runs freely. In the 44th over, bowled by the debutante Akshar Patel, he collected two boundaries off the second and fifth balls to collect ten runs from the over. In the next over by Mishra, Hossain once again collected two boundaries, this time off consecutive balls. But in the last ball of the over Mishra bowled a straighter one to get the better of Mahmudullah, who got out after scoring 41 runs.
Mahmudullah b Mishra 41 (44b)
Over 42 || Score 204/5
Shakib's knock finally came to end as he gave a simple catch back to the bowler, Suresh Raina. But before getting out he played a responsible knock of 52 runs for his team. Meanwhile, the homes side crossed the mark of 200 runs in the 42nd over. Mahmudullah is still in the middle and playing on 35 runs off 39 balls.
Shakib Al Hasan c & b Raina 52 (58)
Over 36 || Score 165/4
The veteran Bangladeshi batsman, Shakib Al Hasan is playing a responsible knock for his country, as he has reached the 40-run mark in no time with the help of three boundaries and one six. Along with him Mahmudullah is batting on 11 off eight balls. The home team is scoring runs at a run-rate of 4.58 runs per over. From here on Bangladesh must be eyeing for a sore somewhere near 250 runs.
Over 32 || Score 145/4
Mushfiqur Rahim Out! At a time when the Bangladeshi skipper was looking dangerous, he committed a mistake and lost his wicket. Trying to launch Rasool, he came down the ground but got a top edge of his bat and Rahane took a simple catch in the end, inside the circle. Mahmudullah is the new man in after the fall of Rahim's wicket.
Mushfiqur Rahim c Rahane b Parvez Rasool 59 (63b)
Over 30 || Score 134/3
Mushfiqur Rahim is playing a captain's knock here. In the 27th over with the help of a single he completed his half-century. It's his 15th ODI fifty for him. Indian skipper Suresh Raina and Parveez Rasool are bowling in tandem at the moment, it means spin attack from both the ends. Now the Rahim is breaking the shackles and looking for some big hits.
Over 25 || Score 108/3
Parvez Rasool finally got his first international wicket in the form of Haque in the 23rd over. Haque went for a big hit over mid-wicket, but couldn't connect it well and eventually Rayudu took a sharp catch at deep. Shakib Al Hasan is the new man in after the fall of third wicket. Meanwhile, the home team has crossed the mark of hundred runs.
Anamul Haque c Rayudu b Parvez Rasool 44 (60b)
Over 20|| Score 76/2
Parvez Rasool, the debutante has been introduced into the attack in the 19th over. After giving four singles in the first four balls, Anamul Haque collected a boundary towards mid-off. J&K spinner conceded seven runs in his first over. Indian spinners are still looking for a wicket in the match.
Over 18 || Score 67/2
In the 15th over, the home team touched the mark of fifty runs. Anamul Haque and Mushfiqur Rahim are in the middle for Bangladesh. Both are experienced campaigners and now the onus is on them to stitch a solid partnership for the third wicket.
Over 13 || Score 40/2
Haque Out!Chasing a wide ball by Yadav, Haque only managed to get the outside edge and Saha took the second catch of the day. So far, Yadav has provided India both the breakthroughs. Meanwhile, Amit Mishra has been introduced into the attack in the 13th over.
Mominul Haque c Saha b Yadav 6 (17b)
Over 10 || Score 34/1
So, in the first ten overs India have bowled really well. Indian speedsters – Yadav and Sharma didn't give the batsmen much room to free their arms. And after loosing an early wicket in the form of Tamim the Bangladesh batsmen have gone to the back-foot.
Over 8 || Score 23/1
Mohit Sharma left the field due to some unknown reasons. Akshar Patel, the debutant has been introduced into the attack as the first change in the eighth over. And the left arm spinner conceded mere five runs in his over. It's a big day for the spinner.
Over 4 || Score 5/1
Out! Star opener of Bangladesh team Tamim Iqbal perished for a duck as he got an outside edge of his bat and Saha took a low catch behind the stumps to dismiss the southpaw. Poor start by the home team.
Tamim Iqbal c Saha b Yadav 0 (11b )
Over 2 || Score 2/0
Umesh Yadav is sharing the new ball with Mohit Sharma. He has been the key figure for KKR franchise during the recently concluded IPL 7. Two runs came from the first over bowled by Yadav.
Over 1 || Score 0/0
Mohit Sharma has the new ball in hand, whereas, Tamim Iqbal and Anamul Haque are in the middle to open the innings for the home team. Maiden over first up by the Indian speedster.
Toss: So the news from the center is that Bangladesh have won the toss and decided to bat first. Parvez Rasool, Cheteshwar Pujara and Akshar Patel are among the lucky ones who got the chance to play in the first ODI. And mind it it's a debut match for two Indian players -- Rasool and Akshar.
Within minutes from now, India will lock horns with Bangladesh in the first ODI of the three-match series at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur. The Indian cricket team will get an opportunity to test its bench strength in the absence of senior players. Suresh Raina is leading the Indian side for the series. And it’s a golden opportunity for Indian fringe players to take the centre stage. For Bangladesh team, under their new coach Chandika Hathurasinghe, it will be redemption time after their inglorious exit from the group league stage of the ICC World T20 in their homeland.
Consistency has been their bane for the better part of the last decade and they will again depend on their seasoned trio of Rahim, all-rounder Shakib-al Hasan and opener Tamim Iqbal to guide the team against the Indians. It will be a series where even if the Indian team wins 3-0, it won`t count for much with the big ticket series against England coming up in four weeks time.