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Bangladesh survived a late blitz from an injured Rohit Sharma to secure a narrow five-run win to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series at the Shere Bangla National Stadium here on Wednesday
"Both sides highlighted the excellent bilateral relations between the two countries and reiterated their commitment to deepen further and strengthen mutual cooperation in the security and border-related issues," a Home Ministry statement said.
Bilateral issues such as border fencing and developmental works within 150 yards of the International Border, illegal crossing, bilateral cooperation in checking insurgency, combating terrorism, organized crimes and smuggling etc were discussed at the meeting.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz had a great match with the bat and was also effective with the ball picking up the wicket of Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan giving Bangladesh the opening and from there on hosts bowled out the famed Indian batting line-up for a meagre 186 in just 41.2 overs.
Bangladesh team were doing well at one stage when there was a partnership between captain Litton Das and Shakib Al Hasan. When these two were batting then Bangladesh were 95/3 but after Shakib's wicket the hosts' batting fell like nine pins reducing them to 136/9 from there on Miraz played an unbelievable knock of 38 off 39 balls and remaining unbeaten right till the end hitting four boundaries and two sixes.
India suffered their first ODI defeat against Bangladesh after seven years since 2015 and are now trailing 0-1 in three-match series. The second ODI will be a must-win game for Rohit Sharma and company to remain alive in the series.