India lost to Bangladesh by 5 runs in the second ODI despite captain Rohit Sharma’s unbeaten 51 off 28 balls. Chasing a target of 272 runs, India scored 260 runs for 9 wickets in 49.4 overs. Two sixes were needed off the last two balls for the win. Rohit hit a six on the 5th ball, but he could not do so on the last ball. With this, Bangladesh has taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.
This is India’s second consecutive series defeat in the ODI series in Bangladesh. Earlier in 2015, Bangladesh defeated India 2-1 in the ODI series.
Sundar took 2 wickets in one over, missed a hat-trick
Washington Sundar took 2 wickets in 2 balls. He got Mushfiqur Rahim (12) caught by Dhawan on the 5th ball of the 19th over and Afif Hussain (0) was bowled on the last ball.
Although Sundar could not complete his hat trick, he took 3 wickets. Earlier he had Shakib Al Hasan (8) caught by Dhawan.
40 runs were needed in the last 3 overs
Rohit Sharma could not open in this match due to a thumb injury. He landed as the number 9 batsman. India needed 40 runs in the last three overs of the game. Mohammad Siraj was on strike in the 48th over and Rohit was on non-strike. Mustafizur Rahman did not allow Siraj to take even 1 run in this over.
Now in the last two overs, India needed 40 runs to win. Mahmudullah got 20 runs in this over. Rohit hit a six on the first and third ball of this over. Apart from this, he also took two doubles and a single. Three runs were found as wide.
A century partnership between Iyer-Patel
Shreyas Iyer, who came to play at number 3 in place of Virat Kohli, and Akshar Patel, who landed at number four, shared a partnership of 107 runs in 101 balls for the 5th wicket. Both scored half-centuries. First Shreyas completed his half-century off 69 balls.
He scored 82 runs on 102 balls. This inning included 6 fours and 3 sixes. This is Iyer’s 14th ODI fifty. Iyer has scored 6 half-centuries and a century in the last 11 matches of this format. After Shreyas, Akshar completed his third ODI half-century in 50 balls. He got out after scoring 56 runs.
Now see how the wickets of Team India fell
Virat Kohli: Bowled by Ibadat Hussain.
Shikhar Dhawan: Rahman caught by Mehdi Hasan Miraj.
Washington Sundar: Shakib caught by Liton Das.
KL Rahul: Mehdi Hasan bowls a slower ball, Rahul misses the ball in front of the wicket and becomes LBW.
Shreyas Iyer: Wanted to play a big shot off Mehdi Hasan. Caught by Afif at deep mid-wicket.
Akshar Patel: Shakib was caught at the extra cover on the ball of Ibadat Hussain.
Shardul Thakur: Caught by Mushfiqur Rahim behind the stumps on the ball of Shakib Al Hasan.
Deepak Chahar: Nazmul Hussain was caught by Ibadat Hussain.
Bangladesh’s biggest partnership against India
Mahmudullah got out after scoring 77 runs. He was caught by Umran Malik behind the wicket by KL Rahul. Umran broke the partnership of 148 runs.
This is the highest partnership for any wicket by Bangladesh against India in ODIs. The previous record was 133 runs. Anamul Haque and Mushfiqur Rahim did that partnership in 2014.
Mehdi Hasan again became a problem for Team India
Mehdi Hasan once again became a problem for Team India. He scored a century. Chasing a target of 187 in the last match, Bangladesh lost six wickets for 128.
Mehdi Hasan, who came to play after that, had crossed the sinking ship of his team by playing an unbeaten inning of 38 runs. He forged fruitful partnerships with Afif Hussain, Ibadat Hussain, and Hasan Mahmood.
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