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Bangladesh were left humiliated and embarrassed when they were bowled out for their joint-lowest ODI total of 58 in the second ODI against India in Dhaka.
Bangladesh’s 19-year-old debutant Taskin Ahmed took his first five-wicket haul as India were bowled out for 105. With Bangladesh looking firmly in control at the innings break, things started to go wrong right from the beginning and Binny ended up ripping through more than half of Bangladesh’s batting line-up.
Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim would have been ecstatic with his decision to bowl first after India opener Ajinkya Rahane was given out lbw for a golden duck on the second ball of the match, which was bowled by Mashrafe Mortaza.
However, just a few overs later, the heavens parted and the players were rushed off the field.
After a two and a half hour delay, the match finally resumed, but it was cut down to 41 overs per side.
Robin Uthappa scored 14 runs before he was caught by Ziaur Rahman at mid-off off the bowling of debutant Taskin Ahmed.
Ambati Rayudu only made one run before he was given out lbw off the bowling of Ahmed.
Cheteshwar Pujara managed to score 11 runs before he was also given out lbw off the bowling of Ahmed.
Wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha mustered five runs before he was given out lbw off the bowling of Mortaza.
India captain Suresh Raina was the top-scorer as he made 27 runs before he was run out by Mortaza.
Akshar Patel accumulated eight runs before he was clean bowled by Al-Amin Hossain.
Following Patel’s wicket, Ahmed returned and continued to wreak havoc on the Indian batsmen as he picked up the wickets of Stuart Binny and Amit Mishra to complete a five-wicket haul on debut.
India were bowled out for an embarrassing score of 105 after Umesh Yadav was caught by Nasir Hossain off the bowling of Shakib Al Hasan for 17.
Ahmed was not only the eighth bowler to take a five-wicket haul on debut in an ODI, but he was also the first player in ODI history to take a five-wicket haul before the age of 20.
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Mortaza supported Ahmed with two wickets, while Hossain and Al Hasan chipped in with one wicket apiece.
This was also the first time in India’s ODI history that five of their batsmen have been dismissed lbw.
Chasing 106 to win, Bangladesh got off to an awful start as opening batsman Tamim Iqbal was caught behind off the bowling of Mohit Sharma for four runs.
Anamul Haque failed to trouble the scorers as he was caught by Rahane at point off the bowling of Sharma.
Rahim made 11 runs before he was caught behind to give Stuart Binny his first ODI wicket.
Debutant Mithun Ali scored 26 runs before he was caught by Patel at square leg off the bowling of Binny.
Binny struck again the very next delivery when Mahmudullah was caught by Rayudu at gully for a golden duck.
Al Hasan only made four runs before he was caught behind off the bowling of Sharma.
Just two balls later, Bangladesh lost another wicket when Rahman was caught by Patel at square leg.
Mortaza mustered two runs before he was caught behind off the bowling of Binny.
Nasir Hossain accumulated five runs before he was clean bowled to give Binny his maiden five-wicket haul.
Bangladesh were put out of their misery on 58, which is tied with their lowest total in ODIs, when Hossain was cleaned up for a duck.
Binny ended up recording figures of 6-4, which is best bowling figures for an Indian bowler in ODIs.
While Binny dismissed six of Bangladesh’s batsmen, Sharma took care of the other four.
Rahim was disgusted with his team’s performance, and said: “The way our batsmen played embarrassed the country in front of the whole world. Nothing’s going right for Tamim but hopefully he will come back [to form]. Still one more game to go, hopefully we’ll play better. It was doing a bit for the quicks but if you came in and spent some time 106 was chaseable. The way some of our batsmen selected their shots was not good enough. Taskin and Mashrafe bowled really well.”
Raina was overjoyed that his team had managed to defend 105, and said: “The debutant bowled really well, I thought we needed to score 180 at least, but the way they bowled, especially Stuart Binny and Mohit Sharma, was unbelievable. This performance will definitely help Binny when he plays Test cricket in England. I knew I have to keep faith in the bowlers.”
Binny was named Man of the Match for his record-breaking bowling figures, and said: “I think you wait for an opportunity when you’re on top and you try to take it as far as you can. I got that opportunity today and made the most of it.”