Mehidy’s ‘Memorable’ Knock Leads Bangladesh to Exciting ODI 2022 Victory

Mehidy’s ‘Memorable’ Knock Leads Bangladesh to Exciting ODI 2022 Victory

Mehidy Hassan Miraz he hit an unbeaten 38 and put up a record tenth wicket stand as Bangladesh beat India by a wicket in a thrilling one day international opener on Sunday.

Chasing 187 for victory, the hosts fell to 136-9 before Mehidy and Mustafizur Rahman put together a 51-run partnership – Bangladesh’s best ever for the final wicket in a successful run chase – to reach the their goal with 24 balls to spare in Dhaka.

Bangladesh lead the three-match series 1-0 with the second game on Wednesday at the same venue.

Mehidy’s legendary skills

Mehidy, coming to bat at number eight, hit four fours and two sixes and survived a lost catch by wicketkeeper KL Rahul off 15 to turn the match around.

Mehidy scored the winning runs with his 39-ball stroke to spark wild celebrations as players rushed onto the pitch and the home crowd erupted.

“This performance is very memorable for me,” said man of the match Mehidy.

Skipper Liton Das said he had “no words to describe this feeling” and congratulated Mehidy after making a winning debut as ODI captain in the absence of the injured Tamim Iqbal.

Mustafizur scored 10 off 11 balls as he and Mehidy stalled in the fourth highest tenth wicket partnership in a successful ODI chase to record a famous win.

Shakib Al Hasan claimed victory after his impressive bowling figures of 5-36 helped beat India for 186 in 41.2 overs despite Rahul’s 73 after Bangladesh were elected first in the field.

“The genes are there”

Bangladesh collapsed after some good partnerships including a 48 run stand between Das and Shakib.

Washington spinner Sundar bowled out Das for 41 and then Shakib for a stunning one-handed catch off Virat Kohli’s extra cover.

Bangladesh suffered a double whammy in consecutive balls as Mahmudullah Riyad and Mushfiqur Rahim fell after a 33-run stand for the fifth wicket.

Bangladesh looked to be cruising at 128-4 in the 35th over but lost their way after Mahmudullah fell to Shardul Thakur and then Mohammed Siraj bowled Mushfiqur.

Debut fast bowler Kuldeep Sen returned to pick up two wickets in the first over of his second spell to send back Afif Hossain and Ebadot Hossain.

Siraj took Hasan Mahmud for his third wicket but Mehidy, who also got a wicket with his out spin, did the unthinkable with Mustafizur for company.

“We played quite well and kept them under pressure until the end. They kept their nerve in the backend,” said Indian skipper Rohit Sharma.

“The genes are there, these guys grew up playing in these conditions. It’s about managing the pressure. We hope to change things in the next match.”

Rahul excelled for India with his 70 ball hit but the rest of the tourists batted in disappointment.

Rahul, who came in as wicketkeeper-batsman after regular glover Rishabh Pant was ruled out of the series with injury, hit five fours and four sixes.

Pace bowler Ebadot claimed four wickets including Rahul and the last wicket to end the opponents innings in 41.2 overs.

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