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by Alastair Symondson & Cricket World Friday 17 April 2020
In our new feature series - Who would have predicted that? – we are looking back at matches where there were big upsets or extraordinary individual performances that turned matches on their head.
Like most things on the India tour of Bangladesh in 2014, the second ODI was peculiar. After India were bowled out for 105 due to the brilliance of debutant Taskin Ahmed, Bangladesh imploded for just 58 amid frequent rain stoppages.
The match saw India's lowest ever total against Bangladesh in ODIs, the joint second lowest total for Bangladesh in ODIs, a fifer on debut for a Bangladesh pacer and the best ODI figures for India.
India 105(25.3 Overs) - Suresh Raina27 (23), Umesh Yadav17 (13); Mashrafe Mortaza2/35 (9), Taskin Ahmed5/28 (8)
Bangladesh 58(17.4 Overs) - Mushfiqur Rahim11 (24), Mohammad Mithun26 (39); Stuart Binny6/4 (4.4), Mohit Sharma4/22 (8)
Result - India won by 47 runs (D/L method)
At the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka, the Indian batsmen found the conditions too hot to handle. With Suresh Raina as skipper, India had basically sent an A side and the lack of application and technique in the batsmen was visible.
As India got bowled out for 105, they registered their lowest ever total against Bangladesh in ODIs - their previous lowest was 191 in the 2007 World Cup. Debutant Taskin Ahmed made the ball talk as he finished with a fifer. He kept it simple, bowled straight, used whatever assistance he could get from the wicket and kept hitting the pads.
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Ajinkya Rahane, 0.2 ov), 2-26 (Robin Uthappa, 7.4 ov), 3-28 (Ambati Rayudu, 9.1 ov), 4-55 (Cheteshwar Pujara, 13.4 ov), 5-65 (Wriddhiman Saha, 16.5 ov), 6-66 (Suresh Raina, 16.6 ov), 7-75 (Axar Patel, 17.5 ov), 8-81 (Stuart Binny, 20.5 ov), 9-86 (Amit Mishra, 22.1 ov), 10-105 (Umesh Yadav, 25.3 ov)
After Bangladesh were reduced to 13-2 by Mohit Sharma, Mohammad Mithun and Mushfiqur Rahim steadied the ship for a while before Binny was introduced into the attack. He got Rahim in his second over and since then, Bangladesh never got going as he ran through their batting line-up. With exceptional figures of 4.4-2-4-6, the all-rounder recorded the best ODI figures for India.
Sharma too did his part by keeping it tight and extracted some extra bounce as well. In the end, the duo shared all 10 wickets between them to help India clinch the 3-match series with one game to go. This was the joint second lowest total for Bangladesh in ODIs.
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Tamim Iqbal, 0.2 ov), 2-13 (Anamul Haque, 2.6 ov), 3-44 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 11.4 ov), 4-50 (Mohammad Mithun, 13.2 ov), 5-50 (Mahmudullah, 13.3 ov), 6-52 (Shakib Al Hasan, 14.1 ov), 7-52 (Ziaur Rahman, 14.3 ov), 8-56 (Mashrafe Mortaza, 15.5 ov), 9-58 (Nasir Hossain, 17.2 ov), 10-58 (Al-Amin Hossain, 17.4 ov)
The third and the final match of the series was rained out as India won 2-0.
Bangladesh - Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim (c & wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Ziaur Rahman, Mashrafe Mortaza, Taskin Ahmed, Al-Amin Hossain
India - Robin Uthappa, Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Suresh Raina (c), Ambati Rayudu, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Stuart Binny, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Umesh Yadav, Mohit Sharma
Match: Bangladesh v India, 2nd ODI, India tour of Bangladesh, 2014
Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Toss: Bangladesh won the toss and opt to bowl
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka Umpires Kumar Dharmasena, Sharfuddoula
Third Umpire: Anisur Rahman
Match Referee: Roshan Mahanama
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