Ind vs Ban, Delhi

Bangladesh won by 7 wkts

Ban - 154/3 (19.3 Ovs)
Ind - 148/6 (20 Ovs)

A historic win for Bangladesh at the Kotla, breaking one of the most talked-about hoodoos in the modern age, as they trounce India for the first time in T20Is. The series is still wide open though, with two more games to go. However, despite all the on-field drama today, a sobering fact looms. Above and beyond the game of cricket, it is perhaps playing in such conditions that should be subjected to an ethical review, rather than the integrity of Rahul Dravid. That no figures of authority had anything but a blind eye is appalling. On that morbid note, it's Rishi Roy bidding you goodbye, on behalf of Pradeep Krishnamurthy, Akshay Maanay, Nikhil Jadhav and Praveen. Here's hoping for a rise from this tragic scheduling nadir: that Delhi hosted its first international fixture of the year right after an event that escalates its pollution levels to an annual maxima...

Perhaps this is what passes for cricket at the highest level these days: adaptability to conditions, the pitch, the ball, the boundaries. Claustrophobia under the helmet, particularly for the wicketkeepers and the batsmen, is perhaps stretching it a tad in the name of adaptability. Yep, they'll need to get themselves checked after all this - particularly Pant, who was coughing and didn't look particularly comfortable out there. Yeah, the cliche of challenging yourself should perhaps be limited to the field, in a way that it doesn't threaten life...

Mushfiqur Rahim | Man of the Match | 60*(43): When we were playing in front of a huge crowd, and when the team needs it, nothing like playing an innings like that. Nothing like beating India in India, so this means a lot to me. Soumya and I had a chat, and we thought of dragging the game deep, and any of the quicks could have been targeted for 15-20 in an over because the spinners got a lot of assistance so it was hard to hit them. Naim also played really well at the start. I'm trying my best to evolve as a cricketer, and I will try to perform in each and every game for Bangladesh.

Mahmudullah | Bangaldesh captain: I think it was all based on how we started. The bowlers did a great job, everyone chipped in. I think we fielded really well and that gave us momentum going into our batting. I think captaincy is made easy because of the boys who have performed really well. I know the Fizz is one of our key bowlers but I think the other bowlers were needed according to the conditions. Mushy was really good and Soumya had a good partnership with him. I think Naim deserves a mention as well. He played really well on debut.

Rohit Sharma | India captain: Not to take credit away from Bangladesh. They put us under pressure right from the start when we were batting. It was a defendable score, and we made mistakes on the field. The guys are a bit inexperienced, and they can learn from that, perhaps not make them the next time. The reviews were a mistake from our side, not to talk about it at least, and the first ball he played on the back foot, we thought it was going down leg, and the next one on the front foot, but we forgot how short he is! We weren't up to the mark on the field, but batting-wise I think we put up a competitive score. Chahal was always welcomed into this format. He's crucial to this team, and he showed how important he is in the middle overs, when the batsmen are set. He completely understands what he needs to execute, and that makes it a little easier for the captain as well.

Soumya Sarkar: We are all happy as it our first T20I win against India. 140 was a good total and they bowled well, but we managed to get over the line. We were not nervous. We were cool, calm and positive of chasing the target down. We miss Tamim and Shakib but the rest of the XI had a positive mindset.

Last two T20Is in Delhi
2017: India's first win in six games vs NZ
2019: India's first loss in nine games vs Ban

First win for Bangladesh against India in nine T20Is. Only one other team took as many matches before registering their maiden T20I win against an opponent - Zimbabwe against Afghanistan

22:27 Local Time: The Tigers roar at last, after a host of soul-crushing defeats over the years. India have made them smell rare meat, made them salivate, only to deny them the juicy steak in the end. Blood, sweat, tears, and possibly some lung damage: that's been the cost of this landmark victory at the Kotla. There were early wickets, but overall, the partnership between the Sarkar (of Nidahas infamy) and Mushfiqur that laid the platform, before the skipper joined the latter at the crease to fittingly redeem the brainfreeze of Bangalore 2016 - not to mention, minus Tamim and Shakib. Mushfiqur's dropped catch by Krunal, Khaleel's boundary hemorrhage in the penultimate over, and several other factors to look at for India, who have perhaps taken their neighbours a little too lightly today. Here's Soumya Sarkar, having a chat with Star Sports...

19.3 Shivam Dube to Mahmudullah, SIX, that's it, Bangladesh record their first ever T20I win against India! Banged in short by Dube, Mahmudullah charges down, smokes that over wide long-on for six, and lets out an almighty roar! At last, at long last, Bangladesh have downed their neighbours and gotten the monkey off their back...

Scores level. 1 off 4.

19.3 Shivam Dube to Mahmudullah, wide, wide down the leg-side, as anti-climactic as you could possibly get.

19.2 Shivam Dube to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, short and into the gut, a mistimed pull towards wide long-on, lots of Bangla screaming and they've finally run across for two! 2 to win off 4. Surely, it won't be 2 off 3...

19.1 Shivam Dube to Mahmudullah, no run, he's walked across, back of a length ball on leg-stump, Mahmudullah misses the glance, and that's through to Pant. A back-handed flick back to the stumps, and he misses. Mahmudullah would've been short of his ground

Shivam Dube, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

18 off the penultimate over, and just four to win off the last one. Now, some pace from Dube! Interesting move. Clearly a gamble from Rohit Sharma. Here goes...

18.6 Khaleel Ahmed to Rahim, FOUR, grips on the wicket, on a length, leading edge, and that's serendipitously bisected backward point and short third man to run away for four! That should be the game...

18.5 Khaleel Ahmed to Rahim, FOUR, India's perfect record may be smeared tonight! Wide full-toss, and he's sliced it away to the deep backward point fence for four!

18.4 Khaleel Ahmed to Rahim, FOUR, surely Bangladesh can't lose it from here! A very full one on off, and Rahim shuffles across to scoop it away towards the fine leg fence for four! Fifty for Rahim. No chest-thumping this time, but he looks at the skies. Don't think he can see the moon...

18.3 Khaleel Ahmed to Rahim, FOUR, short ball, and he's pulled it away to the deep backward square leg fence for four! That releases the pressure! Advantage Bangladesh! India's bench-strength under the pump...