Bangladesh pulled off a remarkable victory against India on Thursday after a splendid bowling performance by Mustafizur Rahman, who became the second Bangladeshi bowler to take five-wicket haul on debut.
Batting first in Mirpur, the hosts put up their highest ever total against India-307 runs. Bangladesh scored their first 100 off only 79 balls; their fastest against a top-eight team with three of their batsmen scoring impressive fifties (Tamim 60, Sarkar 54, Shakib 52).
In reply India were bowled out for 228 with Rohit Sharma fighting the lone battle. The Mumbai boy scored 60,
19-yer-old Mustafizur, who finished the day with an impressive spell (9.2-1-50-5), could have become only the second bowler in the history of the game to take six wickets on debut had he not dropped a return catch off his own bowling.
Indian skipper MS Dhoni attributed this shock defeat to lack of partnerships.
He said,”I think the variations that they used were pretty impressive, They mixed up the pace well and also they had more bowlers who got more bounce compared to our fast bowlers. Bounce, at times on slow wicket, is a harder thing to negotiate because it climbs onto you and still you don’t have enough pace to work around. I felt they used the variations well.”