Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-Bangladesh thrashed cricket powerhouse India by 79 runs in the first ODI of three-match series at Mirpur in Dhaka Thursday night.
With the triumph, Bangladesh moved ahead of West Indies in seventh spot in ICC ODI rankings.
Earlier, the hosts have set 308-run target, their best total, for India to chase.
But, India could not reached the target and lost all the wickets scoring 228 runs in 46 overs at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.
The victory is Bangladesh’s joint-second-largest win against a Test team and their ninth straight win at home.
Debutant Mustafizur Rahman picked up a five-wicket haul on debut to set up Bangladesh’s win.
19 year old Mustafizur awarded the Man of the Match.
In the first innings, Bangladesh reached the total losing all wicket in 49.4 overs in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.
Earlier, Sabbir and Shakib’s partnership helped Bangladesh to build a platform after the flurry fall of wickets.
Within a span of few overs before and after rain, Bangladesh lost four potential wickets.
Bangladesh scored 245 for five in 40.1 overs at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.
Earlier when the hosts scored 119 for 1 in 15.4 overs, rain halted the play.
The rain started immediately after Soumya Sarkar’s left the crease after a half-century stand.
As the rain-hit play resumed, the hosts lost three more wickets.
At the beginning of the day’s play, both the openers – Soumya and Tamim – made Bangladesh steady with a flurry mood.
Soumya was removed for 54, Tamim for 60, debutant Litton Das for 8 and Mushfiqur Rahim for 14.
Earlier, Bangladesh Captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza won the toss and elected to bat first.
The play began at 3:00pm with an impending rain.
The rest two ODIs will be played on June 21 and 24 at the same venue.
Tigers’ decision to bat first means they are trusting the weather to not interfere when they are bowling.
Bangladesh confirmed that Litton Das and Mustafizur Rahman are debuting.
India are happy to chase because of the rain forecast.
They continue with the three-seamer-two-spinner combination
Though, rain threat is looming large over the ODIs, Bangladesh need to win at least one of the three games to remain in the top eight in the ODI rankings so that the Tigers could qualify for the Champions Trophy.
After the gain, the hosts will have to wait for the outcome of the upcoming series against South Africa and the Pakistan-Sri Lanka ODIs to change things again.
Earlier on June 14, the lone Test match between Bangladesh and India came to a conclusion with a draw after the each and every day play of the five-day game was affected by rain in Fatullah.
The situation that Bangladesh and India faced during the lone Test is likely to repeat in the three ODIs game as latest weather report forecasts heavy rain in Dhaka.
The forecast is not good till June 24 when the last match is to be played.
Experts said they might see shortened games instead of full 50-over contests due to impending rain.
Sources said, for the first time in the country’s history, a Test match was played in the month of June which is rainy season.
All three ODIs however have reserve days considering monsoon season.
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Litton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim†, Shakib Al Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza*, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed
India: S Dhawan, RG Sharma, V Kohli, AM Rahane, SK Raina, MS Dhoni*†, RA Jadeja, R Ashwin, B Kumar, UT Yadav, MM Sharma