"Who is India's death bowler in pressure?"- Ex-IND star slams Rohit and team after shocking defeat vs BAN
Bangladesh stunned Team India with a low-scoring thriller at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka, on Sunday. The hosts pulled off an incredible one-wicket win when it was the Indian team that was dominating the game. Chasing the target of 187, Bangladesh lost their nine wickets for just 136 in 39.3 overs.
But still, after that, they reached the target with four overs to spare. The last pair for Bangladesh added an unbeaten 51 runs off just 39 balls to shock the Indian team. It was also the highest 10th wicket partnership against India in ODIs.
Earlier, the entire Indian team surrendered to the Bangladeshi bowling attack in the first innings. They got dismissed for 186 runs in 41.2 overs. Shakib Al Hasan picked up 5/36, and pacer Ebadot Hossain took 4/47.
Only KL Rahul was the lone survivor, who made his 11th ODI fifty and scored 73 runs off 70 balls, with five boundaries and four sixes. However, the Indian bowler did really well to restrict the host in the second innings, taking nine wickets early.
But then, India couldn't finish off the game, and the last pair for the hosts sealed the deal for them. It would not be incorrect to say that Indian death bowling was once again the cause of yet another white-ball defeat.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz scored 38 off 39, while Mustafizur Rahman made 10 not out. India made some mistakes in the field as well, which included a dropped catch from KL Rahul and a no-attempt from Washington Sundar at the third man.
Former Indian cricketer Mohammed Kaif also shared the same perspective after the game. In a discussion on Star Sports, Kaif also questioned India's death bowling and highlighted the fielding error India made.
He said, "The bowling covered up for that until the 40th over, but the last 10 overs, who is our death bowler? Is it Deepak Chahar or Kuldeep Sen? I am disappointed that we are crumbling under pressure. You can talk about captaincy or bowling changes. We made mistakes under pressure. You have to overcome pressure if you have to win the World Cup."