Mushfiqur Rahim hit an undefeated 60 off 43 balls as Bangladesh beat India in the Twenty20 cricket format for the first-ever time on Sunday, 3 November.
The Tigers had not won in their previous eight T20 meetings with India.
Chasing 149 to win, Rahim played some exquisite strokes as he scored a fourth T20 half-century to help his team reach 154-3 with three balls to spare in the series opener at Delhi.
Rahim smacked eight fours and a six, adding 60 runs for the third wicket with Soumya Sarkar (39) to guide the chase after India, which was put into bat, reached 148-6.
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly thanked both the sides for playing the match in the smog-hit national capital. “Thank u to both the teams to play this game under tuff conditions.. well done Bangladesh,” he wrote.
Others on the internet praised Bangladesh’s performance, congratulating the visiting team for their historic win over the Men in Blue.
Excellent chase by @BCBtigers. At one stage looked like they were being choked by India’s bowlers, but Mushfiqur’s experience and class came thru. Big win in shadow of Sakib controversy. India below par in batting, bowing and fielding today.— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) November 3, 2019
Another defeat batting first. I think India tend to be too conservative upfront, something they cannot afford to be in a run chase.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 3, 2019
Bangladesh hammer India to win historical 1000th T20I. came into this T20I with player strike, Shakib suspension & had to deal with Delhi air pollution & Bangladesh win against all odds. Rahim is an underrated batsman. Played Bangladesh ?. ? #SuperSunday @mushfiqur15 @BCBtigers— Daniel Alexander (@daniel86cricket) November 3, 2019
Bangladesh create history by registering first ever T20I win over India???— Domestic Cricket of Bangladesh (@thedcblive) November 3, 2019
Great efforts boys?
And more over, this is the #1000thT20I which makes it more special for Bangladesh??
A bit disappointed with the performance of my team. But got to give credit the way Bangladesh played throughout the match. Deserving win for them. Congrats on winning against India for the very first time in T20. #IndvsBan#Mustafa pic.twitter.com/6kdACNdD56— ❤Mustafa Arsalan❤ (@ImMustafa27) November 3, 2019
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