Zaheer Khan Sets Up Ten-Wicket India Win
India 544-8 dec. (Tendulkar 143, Dravid 111ret) & 2-0 beat
Bangladesh 233 & 312 (Tamim Iqbal 151, Khan 7-87) by ten wickets
Second Test, Dhaka
Zaheer Khan returned figures of seven for 87 in Bangladesh's second innings to set up a ten-wicket victory for India in the second and final Test in Dhaka.
Resuming day four 83 runs behind, Bangladesh lost their last eight wickets for 84 runs, left-arm fast bowler Khan carving through the line-up as the other batsmen failed to build on innings of 151 from Tamim Iqbal and 55 from Junaid Siddique on day three.
It was nightwatchman Shahadat Hossain who top scored on the day with 40 in 74 balls; Mohammad Ashraful, with 25, and Mushfiqur Rahim, with an unbeaten ten, were the only other two players to reach double figures.
After left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha picked up the wickets of Ashraful and Shakib Al Hasan (7), Khan finished things off by blowing away the tail, dismissing Mahmudullah, Shafiul Islam and Rubel Hossain, all without scoring.
That ensured that India needed two runs to win the game and those arrived courtesy of two byes as Shakib's second ball was not taken by Rahim behind the stumps.
The win completed a 2-0 series win for India after a 113-run win in Chittagong.
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