Bangladesh stunned India in the first T20 international at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi amid toxic and testing conditions. Bangladesh won by 7 wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series where Mushfiqur Rahim was the man of the moment for Bangladesh as he struck an unbeaten 60 off 43 balls. This was Bangladesh's first win against India in nine T20Is
However, the Tigers will have another big record at stake when they take the field on Thursday. Bangladesh, already leading 1-0, will become the first side to beat India in a three-match bilateral series at home if they manage to win at Rajkot.
Rohit Sharma, who could muster only nine runs in the first match, has a chance to surpass Suresh Raina in the list of most T20 runs scored by an Indian. Regular skipper Virat Kohli leads the chart with 8556 runs while Suresh Raina currently takes the second spot with 8392 runs. If Rohit scores more than 72 runs in Rajkot, he will go past Raina and take the second spot behind Kohli.
Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah is also within touching distance of etching his name in history books as he is just two sixes away from completing a half-century of maximums in T20Is. He will become the first cricketer from his nation to achieve this feat. The Bangladesh skipper is known to clear the park at will and he showed his hitting prowess during his short stint in the middle in the first T20I where he clubbed a six and four to play a role in his team's victory.
After the Delhi T20I, a piece of concerning news was reported by ESPN Cricinfo. It was said that Soumya Sarkar and one more player had vomited during the first game of the three-match series. The conditions weren't conducive for a match and this report further put an eyelid on BCCI's scheduling of the event in Delhi after Diwali.