Bangladesh came from behind to eke out a slender one-wicket win over India in a nail-biting encounter in Mirpur to go 1-nil up in the three-match series.
Defending a paltry 186, Indian bowlers put up a brave effort on a slow surface at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium but they failed to get the final wicket as the last pair of Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Mustafizur Rahman shared a stand of 50-plus runs to deny Indians the last laugh.
Credit goes to Mehidy Hasan Miraz as the all-rounder scored a 39-ball 38 and ensured the hosts secured a sensational win in front of a hysteric crowd.
Indian bowlers triggered a collapse of Bangladesh after picking up the wicket of a set Litton Das. The hosts thus lost 7 wickets for 62 runs since then but the pair of Mehidy Hasan and Rahman ensured their team reached home.
Earlier in the day, Put in to bat first, India were bundled out for a paltry 186 in 41.2 overs. KL Rahul (73) top-scored for the visitors and anchored their innings after the top-order collapsed.
Except for Rahul, no Indian batter lived up to the expectations as they failed to post a decent total on the board.
Indian batters have a lot to ponder upon in the next game for a loss will mean a series defeat.