Having won the series 2-0, a third stoppage due to heavy downpour during the Indian innings ensured there was no chance of a clean sweep for the Men in Blue. Weather had played spoilsport in all the matches but today it became the decisive factor as even an efficient drainage system couldn’t ensure the start of the proceedings after India were reeling at 119 for nine in 34.2 overs with the match being reduced to 40 overs a side after a second stoppage.A third spell of shower was enough for the umpires to call off the match.
Raina: ‘The wicket was doing something, but I am very happy with the side, especially Binny. Mohit bowled very well as well. Taskin, the young guy, has done very well. He used to bowl at the nets when we came here for Asia Cup. A lot of youngsters in our side showed great character. When we came here, Duncan had a meeting with the young players and I am very happy that we have done well in the series.’
Rahim: ‘I thought our bowling was very good in the last two matches. Unfortunately the rain came down tonight, could have been a different ball game if we completed the match. Taskin bowled very well. He has been improving a lot, hopefully he will get better. When you are not winning it is difficult to get that motivation but we have good support staff with us. Congrats to India for winning the series.’
Binny: ‘It’s been a good series for me, I must thank Suresh for the opportunity. I think the wickets weren’t too good to bat on. We were a young side and we proved a point. We were looking to get 130-140 today so that we have something to bowl at.’
Taskin: ‘I enjoyed my first series. I will try to do well in the future as well. I was a bit nervous but I was just trying to do the basics.’
MATCH FACTS– Brief scores: India 119/9 in 34.2 overs (Pujara 27, Binny 25*; Shakib 3/27, Taskin 2/15) vs Bangladesh.
Man of the series-Stuart Binny
19 JUNE 2014 AT Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur