Watch: Shakib Al Hasan became the first Bangladesh spinner to pick up a five-for against India, achieving the feat during his team’s memorable win against the neighbours during the first ODI.
The highlight was the dismissal of Rohit Sharma, off just the second ball that he bowled in the innings. Coming on to bowl the 11th over of the innings, Shakib started with a dot before sending down a slider, bamboozling the India opener with the skiddy delivery. Thinking that the ball might turn, Rohit played outside the line, but the ball snuck past his inside edge before crashing onto the stumps. The India skipper now averages 32 since 2021 to continue his poor run of form in the format.
Shakib was unstoppable thereafter, picking up the scalp of Virat Kohli two deliveries later. Liton Das grabbed a stunner, plucking the ball out of thin air, to leave Kohli astonished. He came back to take out India’s lower middle order, dismissing Washinton Sundar with a flighted delivery and then rattled Shardul Thakur’s stumps, turning the ball past his outside edge to leave India reeling. His last wicket of the day was that of Deepak Chahar, getting him lbw with a straighter delivery. He picked up his last three wickets over the space of eight balls and ended with 5-36 as India were all out for 186.
Bangladesh were led by the gritty knock of an unbeaten 38 in 39 deliveries by Mehidy Hasan Miraz, winning the game with a wicket to spare.