Athletic

Mehidy, Fizz carry Bangladesh to nailbiting win over India

Bangladesh pulled off an incredible one-wicket victory over India in Mirpur on Sunday. The outcome was sealed by a remarkable 51-run partnership between Mehidy Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman for the last wicket, propelling the hosts forward in the series.

 

Despite a dismal batting performance that saw Bangladesh lose five wickets for eight runs in the span of 27 balls – from 128/4 to 136/9 -, a win was unexpected for the Tigers. But Mehidy and Mustafizur led the hosts to a memorable victory against the odds.

 

Mehidy remained unbeaten with 38 runs off 39 balls, featuring four fours and two sixes. Mustafizur also remained not out after scoring 10 runs off 11 balls.

 

In pursuit of 187, Bangladesh got off to a slow start as they lost four wickets within 95 runs. Liton Das top-scored among the top-order batters with 41 runs off 63 balls, while Najmul Hossain Shanto was dismissed off the first ball, prodding a Dipak Chahar delivery towards the first slip.

 

Liton and Anamaul Haque Bijoy managed to steady the ship with a 26-run partnership before Anamul had a close call when the umpire overturned a lbw call after the third umpire determined the ball was missing the leg-stump.

 

Source: United News of Bangladesh