Bangladesh have restricted India to 148-6 in the first innings of the first T20I at Delhi after a good display of using the pitch.
Aminul Islam and Shafiul Islam picked up a couple of wickets each, whereas Afif Hossain picked up one wicket. Shikhar Dhawan top-scored for India with 41.
Winning the toss, Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah Riyad elected to field first. Bangladesh named Nayeem Sheikh in the starting lineup for his debut, with Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Afif Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mosaddek Hossain, Aminul Islam, Al-Amin Hossain, Shafiul Islam and Mustafizur Rahman completing the eleven. India also named a debutant in their side in Shivam Dube with Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar and Khaleel Ahmed making up their lineup.
Bangladesh started the game well as they sent back Indian skipper Rohit Sharma in the very first over of the game. Rohit became the highest run-scorer in T20Is with a couple of boundaries in the first over off Shafiul but was beaten by a slower and trapped LBW in the last delivery of the over. The Indian captain reviewed, but hawkeye showed that the ball was clipping the stumps and he had to go back.
Bangladesh bowlers put a hold to the boisterous Indian batting lineup as the hosts managed to score only 35 in the powerplay.
Aminul Islam came into the attack in the seventh over and struck immediately to send back KL Rahul. The Indian batsman went back to the pavilion by giving Mahmudullah some catching practise at short extra cover and the young leggie Aminul was full of delight.
Shreyas Iyer broke the shackles with a couple of sixes off Aminul as the Indian run-rate slowly climbed up to over six. But his cameo was short-lived as he top-edged an Aminul delivery to Naim Sheikh at long-off for the leggie's second wicket of the match.
Shikhar Dhawan tried to kick start things with a six off Mahmudullah but was sold down the river in the penultimate delivery of the over by Rishabh Pant as the Indian opener went back for an uncharacteristic 41 off 42 deliveries as India were reduced to 95-4.
Afif Hossain was brilliant with the ball as he produced 10 dot balls in his three overs and was rewarded in the final delivery of his third over. Afif himself sent Dube back with a brilliant one-handed catch off his own bowling as India plummeted to 102-6.
Rishabh Pant tried to make amends for his mistake but failed to as he was caught at long-on off Shafiul Islam in the 19th over. But a four and a six in that over made sure that it was a costly one as India looked to cross the 140-mark.
16 runs came from the last over as Al-Amin conceded two sixes in the last over for India to reach 148.
It was a surprising decision from Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah to not hand Mustafizur any of the last two overs as 'The Fizz' ended the innings with two overs still in the bag. This decision might come back to haunt Bangladesh as India scored 30 off the last two overs.
Aminul was the pick of the bowlers for Bangladesh as he picked up two wickets for 22. Shafiul also picked up a couple of wickets whereas Afif was the cheapest bowler around, conceding only 11 in his three overs and picking up a wicket.
Shikhar Dhawan top-scored for India with 41 with no other batsman in their batting lineup finding their feet.