Rohit Sharma, the India captain:
It was a very close game. We did very well to come back into the game. We did not bat well. We bowled pretty well and kept them under pressure till the end. They held their nerves in the back end. If you look back at how we bowled, of course, in the last few overs, we would have liked to get a wicket. We kept taking wickets all through. It wasn’t enough runs. Another 30-40 runs would have made a difference. With KL and Washy, we could have got there.
Unfortunately, we lost wickets in the middle, and it is not easy to come back. The pitch was a bit challenging, the odd ball was turning. You have to understand how to play. There are no excuses, we are used to such types of conditions. We need to look at how to bat against their spinners in these conditions. The genes are there, these guys grew up playing in such conditions. It is all about handling pressure. Once you do, it gives you confidence. It is important to learn how to handle those pressure situations. Hopefully, we change things around in the next game.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz is the Player of the Match:
Thanks to Allah. I am really excited. Mustafizur and I just thought that we need to believe. I just told him to stay calm and play 20 balls. I am really enjoying bowling. The wicket in the morning was a bit tricky, and I enjoyed bowling. This performance is really memorable for me.
Litton Das, the winning captain:
Very happy. When I was in the dressing room, I was really nervous, but the way Fizz and Miraz batted, I enjoyed it a lot. The bowlers bowled really well at the start. When I and Shakib were batting, we thought we could chase it easily. But when we got out, it got tricky. I had faith in others but I have no words to describe this feeling. Congratulations to Miraz.
Bangladesh vs India Highlights today. 1st ODI, Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Sunday 4-12-2022, India tour of Bangladesh 2022.
Bangladesh have won the toss and will bowl first!
Litton says it “looks sticky”, as he plays three seamers and two spinners. Rohit says he wasn’t sure of what he would have done but was inclined towards bowling too. Washington, Shahbaz, Thakur, and Chahar are all playing due to injuries in the camp, with Kuldeep Sen on debut. KL Rahul is to keep the wicket today.
Bangladesh team: 1 Litton Das (capt), 2 Anamul Haque, 3 Najmul Hossain Shanto, 4 Shakib Al Hasan, 5 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 6 Mahmudullah, 7 Afif Hossain, 8 Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 9 Hasan Mahmud, 10 Mustafizur Rahman, 11 Ebadot Hossain
India team: 1 Rohit Sharma (capt), 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Shreyas Iyer, 5 KL Rahul (wk), 6 Washington Sundar, 7 Shahbaz Ahmed, 8 Shardul Thakur, 9 Deepak Chahar, 10 Mohammed Siraj, 11 Kuldeep Sen
Head to Head In ODI’s: 36
Bangladesh Won: 5
India Won: 30
Bangladesh ODI Rankings: 7th
India ODI Rankings: 4th
(Last five completed matches, most recent first)
Match Timings: 6:00 AM GMT | 12:00 PM Local
Umpires – Michael Gough, Tanvir Ahmed
TV Umpire – Sharfuddoula
Match Referee – Ranjan Madugalle
Reserve Umpire – Gazi Sohel
Match number – ODI no. 4493