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Shakib strangles India with fifer

Staff Correspondent
04 Dec 2022 14:49:10 | Update: 04 Dec 2022 16:43:58
Shakib strangles India with fifer
Shakib Al Hasan celebrates the wicket of Rohit Sharma - BCB Photo

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was on a roll in their first One-Day International against India as the left-arm spinner picked off one Indian batter after another to get his first-ever five-wicket haul against the visitors in the format.

This is Shakib’s fourth five-wicket haul in ODIs overall.

His figures meant India were on 168-8 after 37 overs.

India could not figure out Shakib at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium as he ran riot throughout their batting order.

His first wicket was of India skipper Rohit Sharma, who played all over a brilliant arm ball to see his stumps rattled in the 11th over.

One ball later, Virat Kohli tried to play a flighted delivery from Shakib away from his body and ended up airing the shot, which skipper Liton Das took brilliantly at short extra cover.

India seemed to come back from that initial strike as KL Rahul picked up a fifty to steady the Indian ship, and put together a 60-run stand with Washington Sundar.

But Shakib came back, and Washington tried to reverse sweep him but only found Ebadot Hossain to go back for 19.

It seemed like the ball followed Shakib as Shahbaz Ahmed’s dismissal came off Ebadot Hossain’s bowling, but it was the all-rounder who took a good catch at short extra cover.

Shakib then foxed Shardul Thakur with a brilliant drifter to rattle his stumps, before another of his arm balls saw Deepak Chahar trapped LBW.