The series is already confirmed. A golden opportunity lay ahead to whitewash India for the first time. The stage was ready. However, due to the failure of bat and ball in such a match, Bangladesh’s “let me cry and cry”. After lifeless bowling, the Litton’s fell in front of India with shaky batting. The red-green army finished with a 2-1 lead in the three-match ODI series.
On Saturday (December 10), Bangladesh was bowled out for just 182 runs chasing the daunting target of 410 runs set by India at the Zahoor Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong. Team Tigers lost by a huge margin of 227 runs. This record is one of the biggest margins of defeat in ODI history.
After losing the series by losing two matches, Ishan Kishan’s record-breaking double century and Virat Kohli’s one-day century after losing the toss to bat in the match avoided the shame of a whitewash, and India set the record for the fourth-highest collection in one-day matches in their history. The visitors made a mountain of 409 runs after losing 8 wickets.
Bangladesh had to do the impossible to beat India’s mountain run. However, the start was not bad in the run chase. The two openers collected 33 runs in the first four overs. But then the Indian captain got success by changing the strategy. Maybe Rahul brought the spinner after seeing the pacers playing easily. Wicket on the first ball.
Enamul Haque returned to Sajghar after scoring 8 runs in 7 balls with Akshar Patel’s catch. Successive failed victories are still disappointing today. He also questioned his place on the team. Earlier against India, he was dismissed for 14 runs in the first match and 11 runs in the second match. This time he got out for 8 runs in the course of a gradual decline. Liton did not last long after the victory. Mohammad Siraj was cut by the ball while attacking the bowlers. Liton scored 29 runs off 29 balls with a four and a six before being caught by Shardul.
Experienced middle-order batsman Mushfiqur Rahim seems to be looking for himself. Akshar Patel’s ball went outside the off stump and allowed the sweep. He got out after playing 13 balls for 7 runs.
Along with losing wickets at regular intervals, the pace is also slow in scoring runs. Bangladesh did not get the start they needed to chase the four hundred runs. The hosts crossed the hundred in the 19th over.
Shakib was keeping one edge in the procession of his teammates. Supporters’ hopes were growing around him. However, he also had to return after being a victim of Kuldeep Yadav. Shakib scored 43 runs off 50 balls with four fours.
Mehdi Hasan Miraj pulled Bangladesh out of the disaster in the previous two matches. He could not pull the team that was in fear of a big defeat today. He was caught by Mohammad Siraj at extra cover off Shardul Thakur. He was dismissed for the first time in the series. All hope was lost on his departure. It was waiting to see how much the margin of loss would be.
All the Indian bowlers have turned the baton. Shardul Thakur got a maximum of three wickets for the team. Besides, two wickets each were taken by Umran Malik and Akshar Patel.
Before batting, only Kohli-Kisan collected 323 runs from 222 balls in India’s record-setting innings of 409 runs. The remaining 6 batters scored 86 runs.
At the beginning of the Indian innings, Dhawan’s departure saw Bangladesh hoping to defeat India once again. Devastating batsman Virat Kohli also had a chance to make a quick comeback. Liton Das dropped his easy catch off Mirage after 1 run. After getting a new life, Kohli did not forget to use it. After a three-year wait, the world’s best batsman scored an ODI century. Kohli scored 113 runs off 91 balls with 2 sixes and 11 fours before returning to the dug-out bowled by Shakib.
The Kishan-Kohli duo took India to yet another height. To be specific, the bowling lineup of Bangladesh was disoriented by Kisan’s batting rampage. These two batsmen continued to spin the wheel of runs with four sixes one after the other. Kishan and Kohli made a partnership of 290 runs.
Kishan broke many records before returning to Sajghar by scoring 210 runs off 131 balls. The first century of an international career. He made it a double century. That too is only 126 words. This is now the fastest double century in ODI history.
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The previous record for the fastest double century was held by Caribbean batting giant Chris Gayle, who scored a 138-ball double century against Zimbabwe in 2015. Kishan had a chance to surpass Rohit Sharma’s personal best of 264 runs in ODIs.
Kishan scored the ninth double-century as the seventh batsman in ODIs. His double century was composed of 24 fours and 10 sixes. Besides, he became the first batsman to score a double century against Bangladesh. Zimbabwe’s Charles Coventry had the highest innings in ODIs against Bangladesh. He played an unbeaten inning of 194 runs in Bulawayo in 2009.
After the departure of Kishan-Kohli, Washington Sundar and Akshar Patel scored four hundred in India’s innings. India’s highest collection in ODIs is 418 runs. The Indians played the fourth-best innings even though they could not top it that day.
Taskin Ahmed, Shakib Al Hasan, and Ebadat Hossain took two wickets each for Bangladesh.