Indian skipper Rohit Sharma’s sizzling knock of 51 went in vain as India went down by 5 runs in the second one day international against Bangladesh in Mirpur on Wednesday.
After winning the toss and electing to bat first, Anamul Haque got a reprieve in the second over off Mohammed Siraj, when Rohit dropped a catch at slip. The MI star had to leave the field due to injury in his left thumb.
However Haque (11) failed to cash in, as he was trapped leg before wicket by Siraj off the very next delivery that nipped back sharply.
The Indian pacer also cleaned up Bangladesh skipper Litton Das for a 23 ball-27. Young sensation Umran Malik then got into the act by cleaning up Najmul Hossain Shanto for 21.
Washington Sundar pegged the hosts back with wickets of Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Afif Hossain leaving them in deep trouble at 69/6.
The pair of Mehidy Hasan Miraz featured in a valuable 148 run stand for the seventh wicket alongside Mahmudullah before the latter (77) fell to a stunning one handed catch by wicket keeper KL Rahul off Umran Malik.
However Mehidy reached his maiden hundred to take Bangladesh to a challenging score of 271/7 in their allotted 50 overs. His knock came off just 83 balls with 8 fours and 4 sixes.
Washington Sundar was the pick of the bowlers for India with figures of 3/37.
Chasing 272, Virat Kohli who opened the innings in place of injured Rohit fell cheaply, dragging at an attempting pull off Ebadot Hossain onto his stumps for 5.
Shikhar Dhawan (8) then fell to a peach of a delivery from Mustafizur that bounced and lobbed to Mehidy at point. Shreyas Iyer along with Washington Sundar added 26 runs for the third wicket before the latter (11) chipped a delivery from Shakib Al Hasan to Litton Das at midwicket.
Mehidy then got into the act by trapping KL Rahul (14) leg before wicket while trying to paddle. Shreyas Iyer and Axar Patel brought the innings back on track with a 107 run stand for the fifth wicket before the former (82) skied a catch to Afif at deep midwicket boundary.
Axar (56) fell soon after slicing a catch to Shakib at extra cover. Rohit who came into bat at No 9 provided a glimmer of hope with some lusty hits.
With 12 needed off 2 balls the Indian skipper slammed a six off Mustafizur, but failed to connect the final delivery as the Tigers pulled off a thrilling 6 run win.