Bangladesh opting to bat first scored 272-9 in their allotted 50 overs. The wicket at Dhaka is expected to slow down as the game progress and seems a fighting total on board. At the innings break as India get ready for their chase we take a look at top performers from both the camps in first half.
Umesh Yadav (3/48): He did exactly what a fast bowler is expected to do, make early in-roads. Umesh Yadav struck early on to remove left handers Tamim Iqbal (0) and Mominul Haq (6) and left Bangladesh reeling on 35/2 in 10.2 overs. Yadav could have had his third wicket early but Suresh Raina grassed an opportunity to catch Anamul Haque. He then came back in his last spell to dismiss Ziaur Rehman as his third victim and finished with 3/48 in nine overs.
Mushfiqur Rahim (59): Captain Mushfiqur Rahim after two early wickets then led the batting charge and batted Bangladesh out of trouble. He kept attacking and made sure no further damage was done. Mushfiqur who scored his 15th ODI fifty, shared two half-century stands first with Anamul Haque and then with Shakib Al Hassan to provide his team with a momentum.
Parvez Rasool (2/60): Jammu and Kashmir skipper Parvez Rasool finally got the India cap and he made full use of it. Parvez early in his spell scalped well set Anamul Haque (44) to fetch his maiden international wicket. He then had Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim who was looking threatening to provide India with a much needed breakthrough. Even though the off- break bowler was touch expensive but he was impressive and did not mind tossing the ball up. He finished with figures of 2/60 in his 10 overs
Shakib Al Hassan (52): Another senior player for Bangladesh stood up and delivered to see his team move to a decent total. Shakib Al Hassan notched his 26th ODI fifty and shared two productive partnerships with Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah. Looking to up the ante Shakib against the run of play handed Raina a return catch.