India Vs Bangladesh One Day Series 2014: Easy Win for India in First ODI
Young players of Team India proved that though there are no seniors in the team, there is no dearth of talent. The team easily won the first one day match in the series in Bangladesh tour. Raina team defeated Bangladesh by 7 wickets. The match was stopped due to rain and Duckworth-Lewis method was used to find the winner.
Mirpur: Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bat first. Team India bowlers restricted the score to 272 for nine. Umesh Yadav, Amit Mishra, Parvez Rasool claimed two wickets each. Umesh claimed two wickets in the early overs of Bangladesh innings and gave good start to the team top scorers for Bangladesh team was Anamal Huq, Rahim, Hassan and Mahmadullah. Tamir Iqbal was out without making any runs.
Indian innings was opened by Robin Uthappa and Rahane. Both gave good start to the innings. Uthappa score d 50 runs and Rahane scored 64. Both added valuable 99 runs to the first wicket. When Uthappa and Pujara were in the crease it started raining and the match was stopped for nearly two hours. Later the target was revised to 156 runs from 26 overs. Team India chased this target easily. It scored 153 runs with 7 balls to spare. Raina team lost three wickets and defeated Bangladesh by 7 wickets. Rayudu and Raina remained not out on 16 and 15 respectively. Ajinkya Rahane was announced man of the match. He scored 64 runs in 70 balls with five fours and two sixes. Other top scorer for India was Robin Uthappa who scored 59 runs in 44 balls with three fours and three sixes.
This was the first international match for Indian spinners Akshar Patel and Parvez Rasool. Rasool created history as the first cricketer to represent India from Jammu and Kashmir state. Robin Uthappa is back into Team India after six years.
This was a comfortable win for India. Bangladesh scored more than 272 runs and they must be very disappointed due to rain. Duckworth-Lewis method always favors the side batting second. However Rahim, Bangladesh skipper said that they should have made another twenty runs to increase pressure on Indian batsmen who were very good. He hoped that they will come back strong. Suresh Raina, Indian captain said that it was a treat to watch Uthappa bat and hoped Rahane and Uthappa continue to bat like this.