India vs Bangladesh Second ODI at Mirpur

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India vs Bangladesh Second ODI at Mirpur

India Bangladesh Second ODI: India beat Bangladesh to win first away series in a year

India won its first series on a foreign soil in a year when it defeated Bangladesh by 46 runs in their second one day international at Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Mirpur on Saturday. For India, Gautam Gambhir led the batting attack with an extraordinary knock of 101 runs.
For Bangladesh, Mashrafe Mortaza reduced the run margin considerably with a blistering knock of 42 runs of 22 balls. His innings included 5 sixes and a four with a strike rate of 190 runs per over Blazing innings of Mashrafe Mortaza came to an end as he gave a catch straight into the hands of Virender Sehwag. Mortaza who could not do much with the ball hammered Indian bowlers and made 42 runs in 22 balls. In an over against Mongia, he went for four sixes in a row thereby considerably reducing the winning margin. Reported Earlier: Playing in tough conditions and against an upbeat team like Bangladesh, India made 284 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in their stipulated innings of 49 overs. Gautam Gambhir who used to give away his wicket early made an astonishing 101 runs to give India the fuel to reach 284.
Indian skipper Rahul Dravid won the toss and elected to bat in the rain-reduced second one-dayer against Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur on Saturday. Rain delayed the start of the match by half an hour. The match was reduced to 49 overs a side. India team: Rahul Dravid (Captain), Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Gautam Gambhir, Dinesh Karthik, Zaheer Khan, Dinesh Mongia, Munaf Patel, Ramesh Powar, Virender Sehwag, Piyush Chawla Yuvraj Singh.
Bangladesh team: Habibul Bashar (Captain), Abdur Razzak, Aftab Ahmed, Javed Omar, Mohammad Ashraful, Mohammad Rafique, Mushfiqur Rahim, Saqibul Hasan, Shahadat Hossain, Syed Rasel, Tamim Iqbal
Second one-day international, Dhaka: 284 for 8 (49.0 overs) bt Bangladesh 238 for 9 (49.0 overs) by 46 runs

India Bangladesh Second ODI: India hope to pocket the series

After Thursday's scrappy yet morale-boosting win, India will be looking to plug the loopholes and pocket the three-match One-day cricket series against Bangladesh in the second ODI in Dhaka on Saturday.
The five-wicket win may have helped the team in leaving behind the stunning loss to the neighbouring nation in the World Cup, but the stiff competition put up by the hosts at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium on Thursday is yet another confirmation that Rahul Dravid's team have a battle at hand during the remainder of the tour. Besides, the team management needs to take a long, hard look at what Dravid and stop-gap cricket manager Ravi Shastri have themselves described as 'grey areas'.
In Thursday's match, the top-order floundered, fielding looked sloppy and the pace bowlers wayward. "There is work to be done in a couple of areas," Shastri said.
Openers Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag needlessly went out to soft dismissals, as did Dinesh Mongia. Yuvraj Singh committed himself too early to an aggressive shot, while Dravid failed to build upon the start he got. "We need to bat a little well at the top. We should not have lost as many wickets as we did, but I am quite happy and I am sure as the games go on, the top-order will fire", said Dravid, who has always found his bat refusing to do the talking against Bangladesh.
Despite his overall career average nearing 40, Dravid's figures hover in the mid-20s against Bangladesh, and he would be keen to improve upon that in the coming engagements. The below-par ground fielding is also causing concern to the team, and new fielding coach Robin Singh needs to work on that area.
Dravid conceded the fielding lapses and said, "We can do better in that department and we expect to better in that department irrespective of the conditions."
The Indian pacers also failed to find their rhythm in the series opener and sent down very ordinary stuff providing the Bangladesh batsmen an easy time. The most experienced pacer, Zaheer Khan, went for about eight runs an over and this should be a cause of worry for the Indian team management.
On the positive side are M S Dhoni, playing a matured knock of 91 in trying conditions despite cramps, and Dinesh Karthik, delivering again at a moment of crisis. Part-time bowler Dinesh Mongia also came good with his left-arm spin to pick up three wickets, while offie Ramesh Power, another comeback man, also bowled decently.
Bangladesh, on the other hand, should be ruing their missed chances. They set India a challenging total and proceeded to put them on the mat but eventually failed to pin them down. "We were in the match for most of the time. We were waiting for one wicket when Dhoni and Karthik were batting and we felt that we had a chance right till the end if we got that wicket," said a dejected Habibul Bashar, whose lean patch has stretched to the series.
The hosts did not field well either, missing a crucial opportunity to run out Karthik in the 40th over. "I think our excitement of being so close to victory made us miss the run out chance," Bashar said.
However, Bangladesh can take heart from the form of openers Javed Omar and Tamim Iqbal, and the all-round show of Saqibul Hasan. India team (from): Rahul Dravid (c), Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Dinesh Kaarthick, Dinesh Mongia, Ramesh Powar, S Sreesanth, Munaf Patel, Zaheer Khan. Bangladesh team (from): Habibul Bashar (c), Mohammad Ashraful (vice-captain), Javed Omar, Tamim Iqbal, Shahriar Nafees, Aftab Ahmed, Saqibul Hasan, Musfiqur Rahim, Mashrafe Mortaza, Syed Russel, Abdur Razzak, Shahadat Hossain, Mohammad Rafique and Farhad Reza.

India vs Bangladesh Second ODI at Mirpur


India won the toss and decided to bat
284 for 8 (49.0 overs)
238 for 9 (49.0 overs)

India Innings
V Sehwag c Javed Omar b Syed Rasel
26 1 1
G Gambhir
b Syed Rasel
113 11 0
M S Dhoni c Mushfiqur Rahim b Mohammad Rafique
54 4 0
Yuvraj Singh c and b Mohammad Rafique
22 2 2
R Dravid not out
47 1 0
D Mongia c Mohammad Rafique b Abdur Razzak
16 2 0
K D Karthik lbw b Mohammad Rafique
4 1 0
P Chawla st Mushfiqur Rahim b Abdur Razzak
2 0 0
R R Powar lbw b Mashrafe Mortaza
11 0 0
Z Khan not out
4 2 0
5nb 9w 1b 7lb 22
for 8 284 (49.0 ovs)

Mashrafe Mortaza 10.0 0 57 1
Syed Rasel 10.0 1 49 2
Abdur Razzak 10.0 0 59 2
Saqibul Hasan 7.0 0 40 0
Mohammad Rafique 10.0 0 59 3
Aftab Ahmed 2.0 0 12 0
Fall of wicket
43 V Sehwag
130 M S Dhoni
174 Yuvraj Singh
210 G Gambhir
239 D Mongia
251 K D Karthik
258 P Chawla
273 R R Powar

Bangladesh Innings
Javed Omar c K D Karthik b Z Khan
33 1 0
Tamim Iqbal run out
12 1 0
Aftab Ahmed
b R R Powar
41 5 1
Saqibul Hasan c M S Dhoni b Z Khan
8 1 0
Mohammad Ashraful
b P Chawla
13 1 0
Habibul Bashar st M S Dhoni b P Chawla
88 0 2
Mushfiqur Rahim c K D Karthik b Yuvraj Singh
43 3 1
Mashrafe Mortaza c V Sehwag b Yuvraj Singh
22 1 5
Mohammad Rafique c sub b P Chawla
19 0 1
Abdur Razzak not out
11 1 0
Syed Rasel not out
7 0 0
3nb 8w 4b 2lb 17
for 9 238 (49.0 ovs)

Z Khan 7.0 0 32 2
M M Patel 7.0 0 34 0
P Chawla 10.0 0 37 3
R R Powar 10.0 1 32 1
D Mongia 8.0 0 57 0
Yuvraj Singh 7.0 0 40 2
Fall of wicket
18 Tamim Iqbal
51 Javed Omar
60 Saqibul Hasan
86 Mohammad Ashraful
92 Aftab Ahmed
151 Mushfiqur Rahim
176 Habibul Bashar
192 Mohammad Rafique
230 Mashrafe Mortaza

Umpires: E A R de Silva, Enamul Haque
Bangladesh: Javed Omar, Tamim Iqbal, Aftab Ahmed, Mohammad Ashraful, Habibul Bashar, Saqibul Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Rafique, Abdur Razzak, Mashrafe Mortaza, Syed Rasel
India: V Sehwag, G Gambhir, R Dravid, Yuvraj Singh, D Mongia, M S Dhoni, K D Karthik, R R Powar, P Chawla, Z Khan, M M Patel

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Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.