Shock as Bangladesh defeat India by 79 runs

It was the Bangladesh tigers who emerged victorious against their rivals India. The result comes in a bit of a shock to the cricketing world considering the difference in the star power of the two teams. This was fourth time in their history that Bangladesh had emerged victorious against their neighbors . In a packed Shere Bangla Stadium, Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat on what looked like a good batting surface.

The decision seemed to be a correct one as openers Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar shared a century stand between them. Both batsmen in the process scored their respective half centuries. The fall of first wicket lead to a sort of collapse of the tigers as they lost 4 wickets in a span of forty four runs.
From 0-102 the score now read 4-146. It seemed that Bangladesh were in the verge to waste their perfect start until an 83 run stand between Shakib al Hasan and Shabbir Rahman for the 5th wicket brought them back in the match. Healthy contributions from Nasir Hossain and Captain Mashrafe Mortaza meant Bangladesh finished with a total of 307 before being bowled out with just 2 bowls to spare.
Opener Tamim Iqbal plays a shot while
 Suresh Raina attempts to feild
It was a rather forgettable evening for the Indian bowler as none of them could really influence the match. So much so that four of their five specialist bowler did not complete their quota of 10 overs.
Ashwin remained the pick of the bowlers for his 3-51 while Mohit Sharma delivered a disappointing performance as he conceded 53 runs in just 4.4 overs.
Indian celebrate the dismissal of Bangladesh's Litton Das
In reply, Indians started well. Adding 95 runs for the first wicket before losing Shikhar Dhawan for 30. This wicket marked the downfall of innings as they lost 5 wickets in space of 33 runs. From here on, it was always an up hill task, even for the mighty Indian batting lineup. Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja fought to make a comeback with their 60 runs stand among them but in vain. As Bangladesh kept chipping away with regular wickets marking an end to the innings in 46th over dismissing India for just 228.
Mustafizur Rahman celebrates the wicket of
Suresh Raina
Debutante Mustafizur Rahman was no doubt the best bowler for Bangladesh with his 5-wicket haul. But it was Taskin Ahmed's 2 quick wickets that set the tone of thier bowling attack. Steady bowling from then on meant Bangladesh never lost control of the match and completed a well deserved victory.
Bangladesh celebrate their victory after the fall of last wicket.

Here are the match highlights..

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