India’s lead-off batsman Shikhar Dhawan believes his side will bounce back in the three-day one-day international series against Bangladesh despite a shock defeat in the opening game. “We are very confident in tomorrow’s game. This is not the first time we have lost the first game in a series. It is very normal, so we know how to recover from these situations,” said Dhawan in Dhaka prior to the second game. game on Wednesday. Tail-ender Mehidy Hasan Miraz hit an unbeaten 38 to take a record tenth wicket stand as Bangladesh beat India by one wicket to take a 1-0 lead in Sunday’s thriller match in Dhaka.
Chasing 187 for the win, the hosts fell to 136-9 before Mehidy and Mustafizur Rahman formed a 51-run partnership – Bangladesh’s best ever for the last wicket in a successful run chase – to reach their target by 24 balls about.
“It was a low total and at the end they pulled the game back from us, which doesn’t happen very often. They played really well, so give them credit,” said Dhawan.
“Where we need improvements were analyzed and corrected in a meeting and will certainly have much more impact in the upcoming game as well,” he added.
Dhawan said bowling all-rounder Shardul Thakur, who was uneasy in the first match, will be available for Wednesday’s match at the same venue in Dhaka.
“He had a cramp, but it was nothing serious,” he said.
Bangladesh national coach Russell Domingo said they were unlikely to risk pacer Taskin Ahmed, despite him returning to training after recovering from a back injury.
“I’m not sure yet if we want to risk playing against him. There’s a lot of cricket to be played, there are a few test matches and also (we want) the opportunity to continue to develop the other fast bowlers,” said Domingo. said.
The South African added that they were aware of the backlash they could face in the second game against India.
“There is also a feeling that India will come back strong. We need to play better cricket than the first game, especially with the bat. We can’t get away with it again,” he said.
A win in Wednesday’s match will give Bangladesh their second consecutive ODI series victory over India, having won the honor 2-1 on India’s last visit to Dhaka in 2015.
The third and final match will be held in Chittagong on December 10, followed by two tests in Chittagong and Dhaka respectively.
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