After masterminding two consecutive victories for Bangladesh against India and securing an ODI series win, Mehidy Hasan Miraz expressed his newfound confidence as a batter.
In the second match of the series, Bangladesh beat India by five runs. Mehidy was the cornerstone of this win, as he struck his maiden ODI ton batting at number eight.
Mehidy and Mahmudullah Riyad's 148-run seventh-wicket partnership enabled Bangladesh to post a challenging total of 271 runs.
"It was an amazing moment for me. I never thought I would hit a century in this match, but I did it," Mehidy said.
"I always work with our batting coach. And before getting into the national team, I was a batter during my age-level cricket and got guidance from our local coaches. I feel that the team management now trusts me as a batter."
Bangladesh were stuttering at 69/6 before Mehidy and Mahmudullah put on a resilient 148-run partnership.
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"We didn't have much in our mind," Mehidy said. "We wanted to stay calm and strict on our plan, and it helped us post a big total."
It was Bangladesh's second ODI series win over India after 2015.
The final match of the ODI series is scheduled for December 10 also at Chattogram.
Both teams will then shift their focus to the two-match Test series, with the first match starting on December 14 in Chattogram and the second Test on December 22 in Dhaka.
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