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India beat Bangladesh by 7 wickets in 1st ODI

June 15, 2014

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (AP) — Ajinkya Rahane and Robin Uthappa struck half-centuries to lead India to a seven-wicket victory over Bangladesh by D/L method in the first one-day International on Sunday.

Rahane made 64 while Uthappa marked his return to the national team after six years with a fluent 50 runs.

India reached the target by making 153 in 24.5 overs after the revised target was set 150 in 26 overs.

Ambati Rayudu was not out on 16 while Suresh Raina who confirmed the victory with a boundary remained unbeaten on 15.

Shakib Al Hasan claimed 2-27 and Mashrafe Mortaza took 1-25.

Earlier, Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan hat hit half-centuries to lead Bangladesh to 272-9.

Rahim struck 59 while Shakib carried over his IPL form to the national side, hitting 52.

Rahim settled the innings with 52-run partnership with Anamul Haque after India had Bangladesh wobbling at 35-2. Haque hit 44.

Mahmudullah scored 41off 44 with six fours to accelerate the innings in the later part. Nasir Hossain was the other notable contributor with 22.

Mashrafe Mortaza and Abdur Razzak also played their part to give the Bangladesh bowlers a reasonable total to defend.

Umesh Yadav who tormented the Bangladeshi batsmen with his pace, returned figures of 3-48. Amit Mishra ended with 2-55 while debutant Parvez Rasool claimed 2-60. Another debutant Akshar Patel finished with 1-59.

Bangladesh had won the toss and opted to bat first.

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