Watch: KL Rahul drops Mehidy Hasan Miraz's catch, who wins Bangladesh 1st ODI; Rohit Sharma losing his cool
An unbeaten 51-run partnership for the 10th wicket for the hosts sealed the deal for Bangladesh. From 136/9, the hosts went on to win the game with four overs to spare. With this victory, Bangladesh has also taken a 1-0 lead in the series.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz along with Mustafizur Rahman (11) added the match-winning partnership in the end, which was the highest 10th wicket partnership against India in ODIs. Miraz kept his cool and scored an unbeaten 38 runs off 39 balls, with four boundaries and two sixes.
India bowled well at the start but leaked runs in the end. However, apart from bowling, India also made mistakes in the fielding department that cost them the game. The biggest moment came in the 43rd over when Shardul Thakur came out to bowl.
On the third ball of the 43rd, Miraj tried to pull the ball for a big shot, but it took the edge and went high in the air. Rahul, who was keeping, went running towards the third man and settled himself the ball, but he couldn't grab it as the ball bounced from his gloves and Miraz survived a big chance.
We lost here..#KLRahul #INDvsBANpic.twitter.com/Qfr5Os4PbM— Tanay Vasu (@tanayvasu) December 4, 2022
However, on the very next ball, Miraz once again miscued a ball, which went to third man, and it was Washington Sundar who was fielding there. But he couldn't figure out the ball and was not able to run towards it. It was another chance for India to get Miraz out and win the game.
This so called cool captain once again abu$ed his own teammate— A (@MCG82_) December 4, 2022
This time sundar
No words 👎
Shameless captain @ImRo45 pic.twitter.com/juqc5ozRjS
But it also went in vain. After seeing this, the Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma, was also seen losing his cool. In the end, these mistakes hurt India. Earlier, batting first, India only managed 186 all out in 41.3 overs.
KL Rahul scored 73 off 70, while Shakib Al Hasan picked up his fourth ODI five-wicket haul. He ended up taking 5/36 in his ten overs. Now both teams will lock horns in the second ODI game on Wednesday, December 7 at the same venue.