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Shakib's whirlwind magic all out India before two hundred

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  • 04 December, 2022 18:37:41

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Sports Desk: Shakib Al Hasan showed whirlwind magic on his return to the team. Ebadat Hossain also made a storm with speed. India's strong batting lineup collapsed due to the great bowling of this duo. 

Bangladesh bowled out India for 186 runs in the first ODI of the series at Mirpur. In other words, the Tigers need only 187 runs to take the lead to win the series. 

In the absence of Tamim Iqbal, captain Liton Das invited India to bat after winning the toss at the Shere Bangla Cricket Stadium. He opened the bowling with Mustafizur Rahman. The cutter master gave only 1 run in the first over.

Then Hasan Mahmud, Mehdi Hasan Miraj also came to the bowling and kept the pressure. As a result, Bangladesh got a wicket in the sixth over of the innings.

Shikhar Dhawan misses the line while reverse sweeping Mirage, the ball hits the bat on the stumps. The bell falls. India's opening pair broke.

Dhawan took the path to Sajghar with only 7 runs. India lost their first wicket by 23 runs. After that, Kohli and Rohit took the team a little further. India scored 48 runs for 1 wicket in 10 overs.

In the eleventh over, Shakib put India under pressure again by chasing a pair. The world's best all-rounder sent the two pillars of Indian batting Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli home within three balls.

Shakib bowled Rohit (27 off 31 balls) by melting the bat-pad gap in the second ball of the over. Kohli returned with one ball break.

Litton's contribution to that wicket should be said more. Lytton took an incredible catch by jumping like a hawk at extra cover. Kohli (9) could not believe his eyes.

Shreyas Iyer and Lokesh Rahul were leading the team that lost 3 wickets for 49 runs. Their 56-ball 43-run pair was finally broken by Ebadat Hossain.

In the last ball of the 20th over, while pulling Ebadat's short delivery, Iyer (24) threw the ball straight into the sky.
Wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim took an easy catch. India lost 4 wickets for 92 runs.

Lokesh Rahul and Washington Sundar were pulling the team that had lost 4 wickets before the hundred. When they added 60 runs off 75 balls, India turned around a lot.

However, the tourists were again cornered by Shakib's whirlwind. The left-handed spinner broke the pair by returning Sundar to the dressing room. Sundar (19) was caught by Ebadat at point while reverse sweeping him.

Ebadat struck himself in the next over. This time Shakib helped him. Shahbaz's (0) palmed the catch at cover with great skill. In the next over, Shakib bowled back Shardul Thakur (2).

After two balls in that over, Shakib trapped Chahal LBW and filled the Fifer. Losing 8 wickets for 156 runs, Lokesh Rahul was India's last hope.

He was also caught in the trap of Ibadat's short ball. Enamul Vijay took a simple catch at third man. Rahul's innings of 73 runs off 70 balls had 5 boundaries and 4 sixes.


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