India vs Bangladesh 2nd ODI at Dhaka: Bad weather likely to delay start
Robin Uthappa scored a half-century in India’s win © AFP
Jun 17, 2014
The start of the second One-Day International between India and Bangladesh at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka due to bad weather. India lead the three-match series 1-0, having won the first match by a margin of seven wickets via the Duckworth-Lewis method.
Bangladesh’s star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and cricket statistician Mohandas Menon informed about the situation in the country’s capital on the social networking website Twitter.
Shakib wrote, “Not sure we will be able to get a chance to play full 50 over!!!!”.
Despite the hosts putting up a competitive total of 272 for six in the first clash, India were able to clinch the game in their favour as their batsmen came to the party with emphatic performances. While Robin Uthappa and Ajinkya Rahane slammed half-centuries, captain Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu guided India to a win in the rain-affected match.
India may have been able to make a winning start on this short tour, but there are areas where they need to address. The bowlers weren’t as impressive as they were in the start of the Bangladesh innings. The hosts were kept quite till the 10th over as they had lost two wickets and did not have a good score on the board. But Bangladesh’s middle-order did well not only to help their side revive, but also provided a strong platform for a strong first innings total.