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As Bangladesh cricket team began their journey by beating India by seven wickets in the first T20 International to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series, Mushfiqur Rahim scored an unbeaten half-century in the match. Mushfique even led the team to chase down the total with three balls to spare. This Bangladeshi wicketkeeper scored 60 runs off 43 balls, including eight boundaries and a six, while captain Mahmudullah was not out on 15 after he hit the winning six for Bangladesh. This veteran player of Bangladeshi team was adjudged player of the match. Mushfiqur dedicated his stunning half-century and bangladesh’s first-ever T20 International win against India to his two-and-a-half-year old boy Shahrooz Rahim Mayan, reports Daily Sun. Mushfiqur told to a National Bangla Daily that, “I would like to dedicate the innings to my son. I miss him a lot when I am away from home. he can recognise me now watching me on Television (TV), since he is growing fast. This moment is very special to me. I want to dedicate the fifty as well as the victory of the team to him”. Mushfiq managed to cross the line without a stumbling which leads Tigers to not only take a 1-nil lead in the series, at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Sunday. This also registered the historic win of the 1000th T20 International.