After an impressive play Bangladesh moves ahead by 1-0 in the series

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Finally after an all-round performance by the Bangladeshi team, team India fell short of the target by 79 runs and lost thier 1st ODI to the home side while chasing a target of 308 runs.

Bangladesh produced some fantastic batting to score their highest total against India in ODIs – 307 and got all out in 49.4 overs — and then bundled India out for 228 with four overs to spare to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series.

Initially winning the toss Bangladesh decided to field first and got massive total of 308 runs. After India started to bat. Rohit Sharma (63) and Shikhar Dhawan (30) shared 95 runs for the opening partnership to give India a rock solid start but they suffered a mini-collapse, losing four wickets for 20 runs, and could not recover there after.

“Whenever you are chasing 300, the key is partnerships. The bigger the partnerships, the easier it becomes for the middle order, the lower-order batsmen to score the remaining number of runs,” Dhoni said.

“I felt we kept losing wickets in the middle. We were not able to get big partnerships which I feel is crucial when you’re looking to chase 300 or 305. Especially on wickets that turn out to be on the slower side because at times you have to take those calculated risk shots which I feel is important.”

“They are supported by Shakib who is their leading left-arm spinner and they have also got part-timers who can bowl off-spin if needed. Bangladesh picked four fast bowlers, including debutant Mustafizur Rahman — who returned with a five-wicket haul giving away just 50 runs in his quota.

 

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