On 4 December 2022, the three-match ODI series between India and Bangladesh began. India recently played a three-match T20I and ODI series respectively in New Zealand. After the 20-20 World Cup, all senior players like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma took a rest from that tour. Now, all of them made a comeback in this series.
In the context of the upcoming 2023 World Cup, this series is a big test for Rohit Sharma and his men. Before the beginning of this series, Tamim Iqbal got injured and ruled out. So, Litton Das got the captaincy responsibilities. Speaking of the match, Litton Das won the toss and asked India to bat first.
Bangladesh defeated India by one wicket in the first ODI
For India, the skipper Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan came out to open the innings. Rohit scored 27 runs off 31 balls, including four boundaries and one six. Dhawan managed only seven runs off 17 balls while Virat Kohli also scored nine runs off 15 balls. Then, Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul managed a partnership before Iyer got out for 24 runs off 39 balls. But, Rahul managed to score 73 runs off 70 balls, including five fours and four sixes. Apart from him, all batters failed miserably as India scored only 186 runs in 41.2 overs by losing all of their wickets. For Bangladesh, Shakib Al Hasan was the star with the ball as he took five wickets for 36 runs in his 10 overs.
In reply, the Bangladesh skipper Litton Das and Najmul Hossain Shanto came out to bat. However, it was a great start for the Indian bowlers as Deepak Chahar took the wicket of Shanto in the first delivery of the innings. Then, all batters came up with some small contributions as Bangladesh were struggling at 154 runs for nine wickets in 41 overs. Litton Das was the highest scorer with 41 runs off 63 balls, including three fours and one six. Then, Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Mustafizur Rahman came up with a heroic effort to chase down the target in 46 overs.
Here is how fans have reacted to the loss of team India against Bangladesh in the first ODI:
Jazbaaton ke saath kya khel diye hain aaj 😒 #BANvIND
— Garima Srivastava (@Gameera_) December 4, 2022
India is the worst fielding side in world cricket currently 😐 #BANvIND
— Omkar sakhare (@sakhare_omkar) December 4, 2022
Deepak Chaher bhai Yorker ka naam suna hai?#BANvIND
— Abhay (@abhaysrivastavv) December 4, 2022
Both teams tried alot to lose. India was successful!#BANvIND
— Hariharan Durairaj 🦁🐿️ (@hariharan_draj) December 4, 2022
Bangla Fans "Black Magic" is working on Team India !!#BANvIND
— Vinay Kalra (@vinaykalra3) December 4, 2022
— Kasi (@Kasi_ghostlife) December 4, 2022
Now, these missed chances at a crucial stage. Not looking good for India. #BANvIND
— Anshul Chugh (@Terrible_Liar) December 4, 2022
Scripted Match Or What? #BANvIND
— Oggy (@SirOggyBilla) December 4, 2022