Young India began the series with a win in the first ODI. After a decent performance from the bowlers, the batsmen got up to the challenge after target was reduced according to D/L method in 26 overs after a big rain as India won by 7 wickets with 7 ablls to spare.
The way Bangladesh picked up pace & got to 272 especially after the slow start they had was a brilliant display. Their middle order had the biggest contribution to this total with Captain Rahim and Shakib getting up with fifties and some good work in the end from Mahmadullah, Nasir, Mortaza and Razzak powered them to 272/9 in alloted 50 overs.
Some fantastic bowling by Umesh Yadav who picked 3 wickets gave a good start for India. The 1st player from Kashmir to play International Cricket, Parvez Rasool picked up 2 wickets & impressed everyone by Tossing the ball well. Akshar Patel done well but not that much what was expected.
Rain reduced the match to 26 overs & target to 150.
Wagon Wheel of Mushfiqur Rahim:
In the chase, Uthappa & Rahane added 99 runs to the 1st wicket partnership in 16 overs & provided just the start what was expected.
Uthappa, who made a comeback after 6 years & continuing his consistency from IPL scored a 50 and Rahane continued almost till the end playing some brilliant cricket. Soon after Uthappa dismissed to a poor decision, Rain began to pour down but the excellent efforts from Ground Staff made the game to produce result.
Indian Target was reduced to 150 from 26 overs. Soon after the Rain interval another poor decision, the same over Uthappa fell, Pujara gone for Duck. Rayudu was promoted and both Rahane & Rayudu ensured steps towards the target rotating strikes and hitting an odd boundary and took close to the target. Even after Rahane departed, Captain Raina ended hitting consecutive boundaries in penultimate over.
Wagon Wheel of Ajinkya Rahane (Man Of the Match):
India: 153/3 in 24.5 overs (Rahane 64, Uthappa 50, Shakib 2/27) beat Bangladesh: 272/9 in 50 overs (Mushfiqur 59, Shakib 52, Yadav 3/48) by seven wickets (D/L method)
Note: Wagon Wheels have been extracted from ESPNcricinfo.com
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