The first ODI between India and Bangladesh will go in cricketing history as an instant classic. The game saw a star-studded Indian team being reduced to just 186 runs in the first innings and then despite a comeback by the Men in Blue, Bangladesh prevailed to register a one-wicket win.
The star of this game was the all-rounder Mehidy Hasan Miraz, who scored a brilliant 38 in 39 balls and also picked up a wicket in the first innings. He carried the Bangla Tigers when they were reduced to nine wickets. He opted for an aggressive approach and went on to finish the game with a boundary. The entire Bangladeshi team burst into joy as they rushed to the middle to celebrate a famous win.
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Going back to Mehidy Hasan Miraz’s knock, the all-rounder hit two sixes and four fours and batted at the strike rate of 97.44. After the game, Hasan was also named the Player of the match for his noteworthy contributions in both innings. As the 25-year-old received the award he talked about his strategy to focus on one specific area to hit.
While speaking during the presentation ceremony, Mehidy Hasan Miraz said, " I am really happy and excited. I was only thinking about focusing on one area and believing in that strategy and I knew I only needed to bat about 20 balls to get going. I tried to bowl wicket to wicket with the ball. It is a memorable performance for me.