India’s shoddy batting show and the shortcoming to land the killer blow contributed to its second successive collection loss in Bangladesh after the diminutive Mehidy Hasan Miraz led the host to a five-run win within the second ODI with a memorable hundred in Mirpur on Wednesday.
Miraz tormented the Indian bowlers on technique to his maiden century as Bangladesh staged a outstanding restoration to achieve 271 for seven.
India’s problem appeared throughout at 207 for seven however skipper Rohit Sharma’s (51 not out off 28 balls) valiant effort went in useless as he almost took his crew house whereas batting with a break up left webbing.
India wanted a six off the ultimate ball of the sport however Mustafizur did nicely to good the yorker underneath stress after bowling a slew of gradual leg-breaks within the forty eighth over forcing Mohammed Siraj to play out a maiden.
Bangladesh had additionally received its final ODI collection at house again in 2015 when Mashrafe Mortaza’s males obtained the higher of MS Dhoni and Co.
The collection loss additionally forces India to return to the drafting board with the World Cup lower than 12 months away.
At 65 for 4, India was in dire straits within the run chase earlier than a spirited 101-ball 107-run between Shreyas Iyer (82 off 102) and Axar Patel (56 off 56) introduced them again into the competition.
Captain Rohit didn’t come out to open after hurting his elbow whereas fielding in Bangladesh’s innings. It was solely after the autumn of seventh wicket, he determined to stroll into the center however clearly appeared in discomfort.
It was a brave name to return out with a closely taped left thumb and Rohit did present a ray of hope by gathering couple of sixes and 4 from Ebadot Hussain within the forty sixth over.
Then two sixes off Mahmudullah within the forty ninth over introduced the equation down to twenty from the ultimate six balls. The wily Mustafizur was in a position to defend that after conceding two fours and a six. India’s top-order struggled once more with Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli, who got here out to open in Rohit’s absence, falling cheaply. Whereas Kohli performed an tried pull on to his stumps with the ball not bouncing as per his expectations, Dhawan fell to a snorter from Mustafzur Rahman.
Each Washington Sundar (11 off 19) and Okay L Rahul (14 of 28) fell to poor shot choice.
Earlier, India had Bangladesh on the mat at 69 for six earlier than final match’s hero Miraz (100 off 83 balls) stitched an epic 148-run partnership off 165 balls with Mahmudullah (77 off 96) to assist the house crew put up a combating whole.
It was the best ever seventh-wicket stand in opposition to India.
Miraz saved his finest for the fiftieth over when he smashed Shardul Thakur for couple of sixes, together with a sweetly timed choose up shot, earlier than reaching three figure-mark within the ultimate ball of the innings.
The customer had struggled to take the decisive final wicket within the collection opener and ran out of concepts on Wednesday as nicely after greater than half of the Bangladesh line-up was despatched again to the dressing room by the nineteenth over.
Miraz obtained a number of his runs sq. of the wicket as his picked his gaps, particularly in opposition to the spinners. He ended up with eight boundaries and 4 sixes. Mahmudullah too grew in confidence as his innings progressed. It took a superb one-handed catch from Okay L Rahul to dismiss him and finish a memorable stand.
After Bangladesh opted to bat, Mohammad Siraj (2/73) troubled the batters along with his incoming deliveries, Umran Malik (2/58) used his specific tempo to good impact whereas offie Washington Sundar (3/37) had them in discomfort with the additional bounce.
Siraj obtained his revenge in the identical over he was hit for back-to-back boundaries by Anamul Haque (11 off 9). The Indian pacer arrange Haque with a few outswingers earlier than bringing one again in to entice him in entrance of the stumps.
Siraj’s subsequent wicket got here within the tenth over when the harmful Litton Das (7 off 23) had no clue about his in-swinger from a superb size.
Malik, coming into the aspect rather than injured Kuldeep Sen, examined the seasoned Shakib Al Hasan (8 off 20) with a barrage of brief balls. It was an uncomfortable keep within the center for Shakib who finally fell to a spinner as he mistimed a slog sweep off Sundar.
Like Shakib, Najmul Hossan Shanto too was anticipating some chin music however Malik bowled one at 151kmph on size and the southpaw was late on the ball to see his off-stump cartwheeling.
Mehidy and Mahumudullah obtained collectively in twentieth over and alter the course of the innings.
Rohit Sharma suffered a nasty blow to his thumb early within the innings.
Standing at second slip, Rohit was left with a bloodied left-hand when he dropped Haque off Siraj within the fourth ball of the second over. He didn’t take the sphere after that and KL Rahul led the aspect in his absence.