Mushfiqur Rahim’s perfectly paced, unbeaten 60 guided Bangladesh to a seven-wicket win over India, their first against the Men in Blue in nine attempts.
Mushfiqur’s late charge against Khaleel Ahmed completely changed the game in Delhi. The Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman smacked Khaleel for four consecutive boundaries in the penultimate over and made the last over look-like a formality.
Earlier, India was restricted to 148 for six after being asked to bat in the first T20I at the Arun Jaitley stadium by Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah.
The visiting team’s bowlers used the conditions superbly to keep Rohit Sharma & Co. in check. The captain himself flopped with the bat, scoring just nine runs.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Bangladesh’s win over India:
— Reema Malhotra (@ReemaMalhotra8) November 3, 2019
Many narratives in that matchwining knock from Mushfiqur Rahim. Amongst other things, it will help him to somewhat exorcise the ghost of 2016👏👏👏👏. Congrats @BCBtigers .
— Ian bishop (@irbishi) November 3, 2019
Shocking result for us tonight against d bangladesh team. It does happen in d game but there r so many areas to look into nd improve on. Today’s game was an eye opener 4 d people who all thinks experiences can be bought in the market 👍 #INDvBAN
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) November 3, 2019
Another defeat batting first. I think India tend to be too conservative upfront, something they cannot afford to be in a run chase.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 3, 2019
Excellent chase by @BCBtigers. At one stage looked like they were being choked by India’s bowlers, but Mushfiqur’s experience and class came thru. Big win in shadow of Sakib controversy. India below par in batting, bowing and fielding today.
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) November 3, 2019
From hiss-tory to history. Very well played, Bangladesh! #WhistlePodu 🦁💛
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) November 3, 2019
Bangladesh beat India for the first time in T20Is! (In their 9th attempt)
Wonderful moment for @BCBtigers
Mushfiqur Rahim — the hero tonight.
Rode his luck but stayed till the end.
New captain Mahmudullah finished the game with a six#INDvBAN
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) November 3, 2019
— The Cricket Times (@CricketTimesHQ) November 3, 2019
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) November 3, 2019
First T20I win for Bangladesh without Shakib and Tamim in the playing XI. Lost the previous three without them!#IndvBan
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) November 3, 2019
Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah may have exorcised the ghosts of Bengaluru with that performance. Sets it up for a cracking two games. #INDvBAN
— Shashank Kishore (@captainshanky) November 3, 2019
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) November 3, 2019