Defended 105, India bowled out Bangladesh for 58 with Stuart Binny taking six wickets. Just two days back Bangladesh played good with the bat and scored 272 with the half centuries of captain Rahim and all-rounder Shakib-ul-hasan, with this total Bangladeshi captain was not satisfied and he said in the last that ”total was not good enough because Indian cricket team is so strong is batting department”. Well, he was right India chased that target easily and won the match. So in the second ODI Indian team was batting first and no body was expecting men in blue to out under 200, in fact Indian team all out on just 105. I should give credit to Mortaza who create the pressure early on the day and the young bowler Taskin Ahmad who was really bang on in this match. He got five wickets with some magical deliveries. So when Indian team was all out on 105, everybody was expecting Bangladesh team to chase it easily but what should I about Tigers batting? Tigers? Well no, that word is not suitable for them they were even bad to cats.
Bangladesh all out on just 58. Stuart Binny who made the day for India and along with him was Mohit Sharma who got 4 wickets, Binny was so bang on with the bowl. I am sure he has impressed MS. Dhoni back home. He gives the signal to the captain that I can play The Big Test match series against England next month. Binny was really seaming the bowl he can be ideal in English conditions like James Anderson.
Well, Binny got 6 wickets for 4 runs in this match. Bangladesh team could chase that target easily but I do not understand what is wrong with their battings. I am wonder to see Shakib-ul-Hasan’s batting the way he started he was looking good, he was attacking the men in blue but in last, in vain. He could play with some calmness because when he came Bangladesh needed just 60 runs.
Well all I can say, God Bless Bangladesh team. As a follower of cricket I want to see some good cricket from the top 10 teams of ICC.
Bangladeshi Captain: “The way our batsmen played embarrassed the country in front of the whole world. Nothing’s going right for Tamim but hopefully he will come back [to form]. Still one more game to go, hopefully we’ll play better. It was doing a bit for the quicks but if you came in and spent some time 106 was chase-able. The way some of our batsmen selected their shots was not good enough. Taskin and Mashrafe bowled really well.”
Indian Captain: “The debutant bowled really well, I thought we needed to score 180 at least, but the way they bowled, especially Stuart Binny and Mohit Sharma, was unbelievable. This performance will definitely help Binny when he plays Test cricket in England. I knew I have to keep faith in the bowlers.”
Man of the match Stuart Binny: “Plan was to come out hard, wicket was doing a bit, we just wanted to put pressure on them by not bowling boundary balls. We started believing as soon as we got a couple of wickets. At the break we just spoke of bowling in good areas and coming hard at them. I’d love to bowl on this wicket every day.”
”It was a difficult pitch to bat on, and by the time Bangladesh were batting the ball was beginning to bounce up awkwardly in addition to moving around all over the place. Still, you wonder why some of the batsmen played the shots they played. It started with Tamim Iqbal’s terrible slash in the first over, and the batsmen kept up his example right through the chase. This is the lowest number of runs scored in any ODI in which all 20 wickets have fallen”.
India 105 (25.3/41 ov)
Bangladesh 58 (17.4/41 ov, target 106)
India won by 47 runs (D/L method)
By: Mohammad FurQan Bhatti
Writer is University Student and Sports Journalist based in Pakistan