Ajinkya Rahane anchored his innings to perfection in the company of comeback man Robin Uthappa and guided India to a comfortable seven-wicket victory in a rain-truncated first ODI against Bangladesh here Sunday.
Senior Bangladesh pacer Mashrafe Mortaza on Thursday said they deserve the criticism for the manner they suffered defeats against Hong Kong and West Indies but vowed to play good cricket to turn things around.
Bangladesh`s premier pacer Mashrafe Mortaza today said that beating a heavyweight Indian cricket team is no longer considered as an "upset" as the hosts have defeated them on a few occasions in the near past including the last edition of Asia Cup.
Trouble seemed to be brewing in the Bangladesh team when skipper Mushfiqur Rahim criticised selection for the Asia Cup but senior pacer Mashrafe Mortaza sought to douse the controversy ahead of their tournament-opener against India by stating that the side is united.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has banned former cricketer Shariful Haque for indefinite period for his role in the spot-fixing allegations made against him by Mashrafe Mortaza ahead of the Bangladesh Premier League, BCB president said on Tuesday
The Bangladesh Premier League has got its first dose of controversy as Mashrafe Mortaza reported to his franchise, Dhaka Gladiators, an approach from a fellow cricketer to indulge in spot-fixing during the tournament.