Bangladesh cricket team thanks to Mashfiqur Rahim's brilliant batting, India beat the hosts by 7 wickets in the first match of the Twenty20 series at home ground, as well as the first victory from the hosts in short-form cricket. Summit. Bangladesh won the toss and decided to field first in the first T20 match of the three-match series in Delhi.
The Bangladeshi bowlers, who lost star all-rounder Shakib-ul-Hassan, did well and kept India's strong batting line limited to the small score. Shafi-ul-Islam and Amin-ul-Islam took two wickets each and put the hosts in trouble. Rohit Sharma, who led the team in the absence of Virat Kohli, scored only 9 runs and became Shafiul Islam's wicket.
Shakir Dhawan played a responsible innings of 41 but Bangladesh skipper and wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim were knocked out. Rahul I, Sharia Iyer scored 22 and Rishabh Pant scored 27 runs to extend the team's score. India scored 148 for 6 in the stipulated overs, giving Bangladesh an easy target.
Bangladesh chased the target poorly when Lutton Das came out with just 7 runs on an aggregate score of 8, followed by Mohammad Nasim and Somia Sarkar to score 54 runs. Mohammad Nasim was dismissed for 26, while Soumya Sarkar played an innings of 39 runs.
Mushfiqur Rahim took the wicket after falling 3 wickets for 114 runs and remained unbeaten on 60, including 8 fours and a six. Captain Mahmudullah scored 15 runs. Bangladesh completed the target of 149 runs in the third over of the last over to take a 1-0 lead in the series. Mushfiqur Rahim was named the best player of the match.
It is believed that Bangladesh won the first Twenty20 cricket match against India in all the eight matches they had played before.