The Indian team lost the low-scoring encounter against Bangladesh by one wicket, and now Bangladesh has been leading the three-match ODIs series by 1-0. The batters of the blue men kneeled down in front of veteran all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who took 5, whereas Ebadot Hossian grabbed four wickets and restricted the star-studded Indian side to just 186 runs.
In response, the Indian bowler had bowled well to tie down the Bangla tigers batters and almost reduced them to 139/9 in 39.3 overs, but Mehidy Hasan became the fork in the road to win the clash, took the victory from the jaw of the Indian team.
Veteran batter KL Rahul, who was also the wicketkeeper in that match, and young spinner Washington Sundar had the chance to end the clash early in favor of the Indian side, but they failed and had blamed as the villain of the match.
Looking at the loss, former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif pointed a big question on Rohit Sharma & Co. and answered where India lost the contest.
“It was India’s game, and they had taken nine wickets. The bowling was excellent, and they got India back into the game after the batters had a bad day. The bowling covered up for that until the 40th over, but in the last 10 overs, who is our death bowler? Is it Deepak Chahar or Kuldeep Sen? We dropped catches. KL Rahul doesn’t keep that often. He is a good fielder, and he ran out of Litton Das with a direct hit from the deep in the T20 World Cup. Sundar didn’t dive to try and take the catch,” said Kaif.
Furthermore, he described that the Indian crumbled under pressure, made some mistakes on the field, and slammed the skipper for bowling changes and fielding strategy.
“The fielders were seen under pressure. We made mistakes under pressure. We bowled wide balls and no-balls. You have to overcome pressure if you have to win the World Cup. That is how a team emerges, whether you talk about New Zealand or England, who are at the top in white-ball cricket. I am disappointed that we are crumbling under pressure. You can talk about captaincy or bowling changes. The game went well until the 40th over, but then came Mehidy Hasan Miraz and showed the Bangladesh batters how to play. But I feel the young bowlers couldn’t finish the game in the last 10 overs.”
The second series match will be on 7th December at the same stadium, and now team India will try their best to win the clash and level the series; otherwise, they will be lost another ODIs after the New-Zealand series.