Record-breaker Binny helps India defend 105 to beat Bangladesh by 47 runs.
Sent in to bat, Indian batsmen produced a below-par performance to be bowled out for a paltry 105 runs in rain-truncated game. The stunning Indian collapse was triggered by Taskin, who returned with figures of 5 for 28, making it the best debut bowling performance by a Bangladesh player on his debut to bowl India out for 105 in 25.3 overs..Skipper Suresh Raina’s 23-ball 27, laced with three fours, was the best that an Indian batsman could manage under overcast conditions.
A dream debut for 19-year-old fast bowler Taskin Ahmed was undone by Bangladesh batsmen who failed to chase a paltry total of 105 after Stuart Binny’s record-breaking spell of 6 for 4 sparked a collapse that kept Bangladesh from winning their first ODI of 2014. In the end, the hosts were bowled out for an embarrassing 58, conceding the match by 47 runs and the three-match series 2-0.
Stuart Binny, who recorded the best ever figures by an Indian in ODIs, came on to bowl when Bangladesh were 44/2 and looked settled, but from that point on, Binny and Mohit Sharma combined to pack up the hosts in 17.4 overs after rain during India’s innings reduced the match to a 41-overs-a-side affair. Binny’s figures were the best by any Indian bowler in the 50-over game, surpassing Anil Kumble’s 21-year-old ODI record with a stunning 4.4-2-4-6 spell. Kumble had taken 6 for 12 against the West Indies at Eden Gardens in 1993.
Indian skipper Suresh Raina said he was blown away by the match-winning performance of all-rounder Stuart Binny, whose six wickets for four runs against Bangladesh here today became the best ODI bowling figures by an Indian. “The pitch was doing something but credit must go to the bowlers, Mohit (Sharma) and Binny were unbelievable. Though I have seen Mohit play a lot in the IPL and domestic cricket, I never knew Binny could bowl this way. This performance will give him confidence for the upcoming England tour,” said Raina after India defended a paltry 105 to take an unassailable 2-0 lead against Bangladesh in the three-match series. The performance comes as a timely boost for the all-rounder who is just three matches old into his ODI career.
“I think you wait for an opportunity when you’re on top and you try to take it as far as you can. I got that opportunity today and made the most of it. It is a very happy moment,” said Binny after his Man of the Match showing.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim said it was embarrassing to be bowled out for 58.
“The way our batsmen played embarrassed the country in front of the whole world,” said Rahim.
India won the series 2-0,with the third and last match at the same Sher-e-Bangla National cricket on thursday.
MATCH FACTS :
INDIA– Over 25.3 || Score 105/10
BANGLADESH– Over 17.4 || Score 58/10
PLAYER OF THE MATCH : STUART BINNY
17 JUNE 2014 AT Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur