With the help of Mushfiqur Rahim's (60 not out) half-century Bangladesh defeated hosts India by seven wickets in the first T20 match played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium on Sunday. This was the ninth international T20 match between the two teams so far, in which Bangladesh defeated India for the first time and take a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20 series.
The match played between the two teams was the 1000th international match of the T20 format so far. Batting first, India scored 148 runs for six wickets, which Bangladesh achieved by losing three wickets in 19.3 overs.
Bangladesh started off chasing the target of 149 runs from India and the team lost the wicket of Litton Das (7) on the score of eight runs. After this, Soumya Sarkar (39) and Mohammad Naeem (26) shared 46 runs for the second wicket and lifted the team from crisis.
Naeem hit two fours and a six off 28 balls. After Naeem's dismissal, the Sarkar shared a 60-run 55-ball partnership for the third wicket with Mushfiqur to bring Bangladesh closer to victory.
The Sarkar hit one four and two sixes in 35 balls. At the time when Sarkar was out, Bangladesh had to score 35 runs to win the last three overs and the team achieved the target by losing three wickets in 19.3 overs.
Mushfiqur hit eight fours and a six off 43 balls. This is Mushfiqur's fifth half-century in T20. Captain Mahmudullah scored an unbeaten 15 off seven balls with the help of a four and a six. Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal and Khalil Ahmed took one wicket each from India.