Bangladesh sneaked past India with a 7-wicket win in the Delhi T20I to take a 1-0 lead in the 3-match T20I series. After losing the toss, the Indian team failed to get going with the bat. Shikhar Dhawan batted 42 deliveries for his 41 as India finished with 148/6 thanks to some efforts down the order. The Indian spinners put on their best of efforts to make Bangladesh work for the runs. The equation came down to 33 from 16 balls before Mushfiqur Rahim finished the game with his unbeaten 43-ball 60 with 9 boundaries.
All the statistical highlights from Bangladesh’s maiden T20I win against Team India:
A first for Bangladesh:
1 – Bangladesh has defeated India for the first time in the T20I format. They lost all their previous 8 T20I games against the Indian team.
1 – This was also Bangladesh’s maiden win against India in International cricket on Indian soil. India won all the five Internationals they played at home against Bangladesh. Coming into this game, Bangladesh lost each of their last 8 International matches in India including seven T20Is.
A tough year at home for India:
1-4 – India’s win-loss record at home in the T20I format this year; the most number of T20I game India has lost at home in a calendar year. All the four times India batted first while they won only time where they were the chasing team.
Rohit goes past Dhoni:
99 – This was Rohit Sharma’s 99th appearance in the T20I format; the most by any player for the Indian team in Men’s T20I cricket. He went past MS Dhoni’s 98 games and stands only behind Shoaib Malik (111) in the overall list of Men’s T20I cricket.
Rohit surpasses Kohli:
2452 – Runs Rohit Sharma has amassed in his T20I career; the most by any player. He surpassed Virat Kohli’s tally of 2450 runs. Rohit was seven runs behind Kohli and scored nine runs during the first T20I in Delhi.
Slow efforts with the bat:
1 – Shikhar Dhawan is the first Indian to score more than 40 runs in a T20I game while batting first at a strike below 100. Gautam Gambhir (56* off 60 @ 93.33 SR) and Virat Kohli (49 off 51 @ 96.07) also had 40+ scores in T20Is under 100 strike rate but during successful chases of low targets.
6.54 – The run rate of Mushfiqur Rahim and Soumya Sarkar’s partnership; the 2nd lowest in a 50-run stand for Bangladesh in the T20I format. Mahmudullah and Nasir Hossain added 50 runs in 7.4 overs at 6.52 in the 2012 WT20 against New Zealand. The Bangla team were 37/4 before the stand between Mahmudullah and Nasir.
A first for Bangladesh without top stars:
1 – This is the first time that Bangladesh has won a T20I game without both Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal in the playing XI. Bangladesh played three T20I matches without the duo in the past. They recorded scores over 180 in all the three matches but lost all those.
A game of milestones:
1000 – This T20I between India and Bangladesh in Delhi was the 1000th International Twenty20 game in Men’s cricket. India alone hosted 78 of those; the 4th most number of T20Is in a country.
100 – Ranjan Madugalle became only the 2nd match official to officiate in 100 T20I matches. Jeff Crowe leads the list with 119 games as match referee. Madugalle already holds the record for officiating in most ODI games (359) and most Test matches (189).
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