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Bangladesh has put up a total team effort in the batting to collect a mass of 307 runs in the rain disturbed first one day match of the three match ODI series at the Mirpur Sher – E – Bangla National stadium


Every other batsmen of the team exhibited their best possible performance and helped Bangladesh cross 300 run marks.

After throwing the coin into his favor, skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza decided to bat first and Bangladeshi openers stood on the field and delivered ravishingly right from the first ball.

Soumya Sarkar opened up the innings with Tamim Iqbal Khan; both were competitive in their run score which eventually guided them to build up the best opening partnership for Bangladesh against India.

Together they stood for 102 runs – this is the first time Bangladeshi openers build up a hundred run opening partnership against India. The previous best was 80 runs made by Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes in 2010.

Soumya savored a fluent knock of fifty before he was unfortunately run out by a direct throw from Suresh Raina while he was trying to venture an impossible run. Soumya’s 54 run came from 40 balls with 8 boundaries and one lofted six over the mid – off.

Tamim Iqbal’s seemed lost his concentration in the rain break as his lively show came to an end when the play resumed; he played 60 balls to score 62, amid them there were 7 fours and 1 six hit in typical Tamim style.

Wicket keeper batsman Litton Kumar Das (8 in 13 balls) made his debut and filled up the one down position of injured middle order batsman Mahmudullah Riyad, became leg before wicket off the delivery of Ashwin right after the rain break.

Mushfiqur Rahim’s bad patch continues to flow on, lost his wicket at 14 (19 balls, 4×1). Bangladesh startled for a while at that period of time but Sabbir Rahman Rummon and Shakib Al Hasan rescued the team with an 83 run fifth wicket partnership.

Sabbir Rahman blasted things off from the beginning of his innings, scored a fiery knock of 41 off 44 balls with 5 eye catching shot of four along with a six while world class all rounder Shakib Al Hasan completed yet another fifty in his one day career. He scored 52 (68 balls, 4×3) before losing his wicket to Yadav.

Stylish finisher Nasir Hossain put up his cameo knock of 34 runs in style; he knocked over 27 deliveries with 3 fours and one six. Skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza also flicked 21 runs in 18 balls as dislodged as the last wicket of Bangladesh.

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