Bangladesh’s left-arm fast-bowler Mustafizur Rahman picked up five wickets on his ODI debut against India during the first game of the 3-match series at Mirpur today.
Mustafizur grabbed five wickets for 50 runs in 9.2 overs.
The best bowling on debut for Bangladesh belongs to Taskin Ahmed who picked up 5 for 28 in 2014.
Bowling over the wicket with the awkward angle across the stumps, Mustafizur outsmarted opposing batters with brilliant off-cutters time and time again.
Rohit Sharma was the first victim of Mustafizur as the Indian batsman was fooled by a slower off-cutter and was caught at mid-off for 63.
Ajinkya Rahane went for his shot too early to a slower ball and ended up being caught by Nasir Hossain at cover. Rahane scored nine runs.
Mustafizur was on fire in his seventh over when he sent back Suresh Raina and Ravichandran Ashwin in two consecutive deliveries.
Raina was bowled neck and croft for 40 while Ashwin was caught behind for a duck.
Mustafizur completed his fantastic five-for when Ravindra Jadeja was undone by a slower off-cutter and holed out to long-on for 32.
The left-armer could’ve picked up his sixth victim of the match had he held on to a caught-bowled chance of Mohit Sharma.
That wicket would’ve given Mustafizur the best bowling performance for Bangladesh in ODI debut.