India-Bangla ODI series: Sensational Stuart Binny overshadows debutant Taskin to seal series
Teenage paceman Taskin Ahmed picked a five-wicket haul on debut, but it was in vain as medium pacer Stuart Binny produced the best bowling figures by an Indian in ODIs to help the visitors win by 47 runs
DHAKA: Teenage paceman Taskin Ahmed picked a five-wicket haul on debut, but it was in vain as medium pacer Stuart Binny produced the best bowling figures by an Indian in ODIs to help the visitors win by 47 runs.
India defeated Bangladesh via the Duckworth-Lewis method in the rain-curtailed second ODI to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Tuesday.
After making 105 all out, India rode on Stuart Binny's six for 4 off just 4.4 overs to bundle out Bangladesh for 58 runs in 17.4 overs to win the three-match series with one game to go. India won the opening game on Sunday by seven wickets.
Mohit Sharma took 4 for 22 as he and Binny took all 10 Bangladesh wickets to fall.
Stuart Binny (2nd R) celebrates after winning the 2nd ODI against Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on Tueday. Pic/AFP
If India's 105 was much less than their previous low of 191 in Port of Spain during the 2007 World Cup then Bangladesh also sank to a new low as their previous lowest against the Men in Blue was 76 in 2003 at Dhaka.
Binny, whose figures are best by any Indian bowler in ODI's bettering Anil Kumble's 6-12 against West Indies in 1993, was ably supported by medium pacer Mohit from the other end.
Mohit, who was the proud owner of the 'Purple Cap' in the recently concluded IPL for Chennai Super Kings, started the rot for Bangladesh after sending openers Tamim Iqbal for 4 and Anamul Haque for nought.
Binny soon joined forces to send innings top-scorer Mithun Ali back in the pavilion for 26 and skipper Mushfiqur Rahim for 11. The rest of the batting fell like a pack of cards as Binny and Mohit had little time to celebrate between wickets.
Earlier, teenage paceman Taskin Ahmed picked a five-wicket haul on debut as India were skittled out for 105 off 25.3 overs in the second one-day international against Bangladesh on Tuesday.
Taskin, 19, finished with 5-28 -- the best figures by any Bangladesh bowler on debut -- after India were put in to bat in the clash at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Dhaka.
The match was reduced to 41-overs-a-side with heavy rains interrupted for close to three hours after just 5.2 overs had been bowled.
Taskin wreaked havoc with his pace and bounce in overcast conditions, dismissing Robin Uthappa (14), Cheteshwar Pujara (11) and Ambati Rayudu (1) in his fiery first spell.
Taskin picked his first international wicket when opener Robin Uthappa, who made a fine half-century in the opening game, top-edged the paceman to mid-off where Ziaur Rahman took an easy catch.
The bowler had the visitors reeling at 55-4 after he sent back Rayudu and Pujara in the 14th over.
Debutant Taskin Ahmed (L) reacts after the dismissal of Amit Mishra during the 2nd ODI against India at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on Tueday. Pic/AFP
Captain Suresh Raina fought back briefly, making 27 off 23 balls with three fours when he was run out as he tried to go for a second run.
Only four batsmen managed to score in double figures with India crashing to their worst total against Bangladesh in one-dayers.
Taskin returned in his second spell to send back Stuart Binny and Amit Mishra in a space of five balls.
His effort bettered that of off-spinner Sohag Gazi who had taken 4-29 against West Indies in 2012.
India, who won the opening game on Sunday by seven wickets, brought in all-rounder Stuart Binny in place of off-spinner Parvez Rasool.
For Bangladesh, Mithun Ali came in for Mominul Haque and Taskin replaced Abdur Razzak.
The third and final game of the short series will be played on Thursday.