Mushfiqur Rahim and Mithun Ali steady the ship for Bangladesh against India in 2nd ODI at Dhaka
Mushfiqur Rahim © AFP
Jun 17, 2014
Mithun Ali and Mushfiqur Rahim steadied the ship for the hosts in the second One-Day International (ODI) between India and Bangladesh at Dhaka. They survived some probing bowling from the Indian opening bowlers Umesh Yadav and Mohit Sharma.
The opening bowlers Mohit and Yadav kept things tight and got good movement off the pitch to keep the Bangladeshi batsmen quiet. Yadav especially was getting the ball to move at good pace. Mohit continued his good IPL form, and was economical. Mohit had impressive figures of two for 13 after five overs.
The batsmen, Rahim and Mithun, were circumspect initially, but opened up once they got set. Mithun Ali struck five boundaries, and Mushfiqur one as Bangladesh got to 39 for two after 10 overs.
Earlier, Mohit Sharma struck early, getting rid of Tamim Iqbal off the second delivery off the innings to put Bangladesh on the back foot early on. Mohit was hit for a four first ball, but got his revenge immediately. He got rid of Anamul Haque, caught at point, soon after. Umesh Yadav continued, bowling quick but straying on the leg stump a little too often. The pair helped India reduce Bangladesh to 19 for two after five overs.
Earlier, Debutant Taskin Ahmed was the star for the hosts in the second One-Day International (ODI) between India and Bangladesh at Dhaka. The 19-year-old snared five wickets for just 22 runs in his maiden appearance in ODIs to cripple India completely. India were in trouble of being bowled out for less than 100 for the first time against Bangladesh, but a few late strikes from Umesh Yadav helped avert that embarrassment as India managed to get to 105.
Earlier, Bangladesh won the toss and chose to field. Parvez Rasool made way for Stuart Binny in the Indian team, while Bangladesh made two changes with Mithun Ali and Taskin Ahmed making their debuts.
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