Bangladesh v India, 3rd ODI, Mirpur June 19, 2014

Washout after India collapse

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India 119 for 9 (Shakib 3-27, Taskin 2-15) v Bangladesh
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

The Mirpur track continued to play havoc in the mind of the batsmen, but it was rain that had the final say in the series, forcing play to be abandoned in the third ODI with India stuttering at 119 for 9 after a start-stop innings. The match was officially called off at 8.10pm, India keeping their 2-0 lead.

India had travelled with a group of in-form, if not quite experienced, batsmen but they failed for a second time in two games. Their 119 for 9 had come in 34.2 overs after the spells of rain shortened the game to 40 overs a side, with the Bangladesh pace attack dictating terms once again.

Mashrafe Mortaza and Al-Amin Hossain started where they left off in the second ODI, regularly beating the bat and restricting the free-flowing and predominantly front-foot batsmen. Taskin Ahmed too was accurate, picking up a wicket off his first ball and generally ensuring proper support to more experienced bowlers.

The trio shared five wickets with Mashrafe picking up 1 for 25 in eight overs, Al-Amin taking 2 for 23 in six and Taskin claiming 2 for 15 in eight - one of the most miserly spells by a Bangladesh pace bowler. Shakib Al Hasan was his usual dependable self, picking up three wickets. Al-Amin however was the best of the lot, ensuring very little space for the batsmen to open up their arms, and bowling some unplayable deliveries.

India hardly got off the blocks even though Suresh Raina decided to bat first after winning his first toss in the series. Openers Robin Uthappa and Ajinkya Rahane left more than they played. Uthappa, ever eager to drive anything remotely close to a drivable length, was given few opportunities in his 21-minute stay. He took one boundary but the extra bounce kept him in check until Mashrafe Mortaza drew him wide and found him edging to first slip where Nasir Hossain took an easy catch.

Three balls later, Al-Amin Hossain was rewarded for his persistence against Rahane. He had bowled him two full overs without giving away much, and then had him edging a beautiful delivery, short of length and rearing on the batsman. For a moment Rahane had looked to work that ball towards midwicket but before he could turn, the ball had taken a high edge on his bat and looped to Nasir at first slip.

Taskin Ahmed, fresh off a five-wicket haul in his debut ODI on Tuesday, had Ambati Rayudu edging to wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim after he planted his front foot to the short of a length delivery, backed away slightly to work it through third man and was beaten by the bounce.

A short rain break followed. Play resumed twenty-five minutes later, but the situation worsened for India. Manoj Tiwary, playing his first ODI in almost two years, lasted just six balls. He was beaten by Al-Amin's length, as he followed the ball, edging it to Anamul Haque at second slip.

A very large band of cloud gathered over the stadium by this time and at 2.30pm, the players went off as it rained heavier than in the first break. The match was stopped for two and a half hours, after which overs were reduced.

Shakib took over the wicket-taking once play restarted, with his controlled left-arm spin. As if holding the ball on a string, he made the batsmen play almost every delivery and was rewarded with the wickets of Suresh Raina, Wriddhiman Saha and Pujara.

Pujara batted better than the rest of the India batsmen, holding up one end when the top order and the likes of Raina and Saha attacked but didn't last long.

Interestingly, captain Mushfiqur Rahim didn't use Sohag Gazi until the 32nd over although he was the only change in the team for this game, replacing Ziaur Rahman. He took one wicket, but rain returned soon after, for the third time, this time more damagingly, denying the Bangladesh batsmen the chance to show they had learned their lessons from the second match.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84

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  • POSTED BY on | June 20, 2014, 17:25 GMT

    @soumyas.............club level 35 over games

  • POSTED BY on | June 20, 2014, 13:43 GMT

    Indian selectors should now realize that Uthappa & Raydu is unfit to be a Part of Indian Team. Look at the Guy Binny he is the find for India. Axar lacks experience, but he is a good prospect. Overall i am not impressed with indian batting despite it was sluggish they should have scored 150+. Highlight Players 1. Pujara - He lacks taking single at tough conditions. 2. Uthappa - He should learn to play cricket with some good foot work not moving around. 3. Raydu - This guy s kept in team for his WK skills, he is not even a good club player except in IPL. He cant play Short ball, He can play quality spinners, he cant sweep, he cant play cricket. Neither a extraordinary fielder.No skill in any of the department. 4. Axar - Good find, need to improve on length. He cant keep bowling same length as this is ODI not T20. 5. Binny, Mohit, Umesh - Hard work paid for these guys. Excellent performance. 6. Tiwary - Skill there but he is in two minds. He should go back andperform at Ranji again.

  • POSTED BY ramz30380 on | June 20, 2014, 8:14 GMT

    @ Ahmad Uetian - Get ur facts right & plz dont pass comments just for the sake of it!

    BD did not score 300+ in the WC match! The WC inaugral match at Dhaka was played in a belter of a wicket where Sehwag made 175 and Kohli made 100 to pose a total of 370 & BD replied with 283 & India won by 87 runs!

    The 2nd match ur referring to is the lone Asia Cup match tht India lost! One-off losses like tht do happen but tht is not the platform to judge the best captain in limited overs cricket at the moment!

    It is clear tht u dont watch matches apart from the ones tht BD plays - if u have, u wud know who is the best in the business! With his limited bowling options, MSD has pulled off some amazing victories for India! Champions Trophy finals with a meagre score, is a perfect example!

    MSD has been lauded as the best in the business in limited overs even by ex-cricketers - even McGrath recently had said tht he was baffled at how much of criticims he gets inspite of being the best!

  • POSTED BY on | June 20, 2014, 6:57 GMT

    Bangladeshi Fast Bowler wow amazing......Mashrafee, Taskin and Al Amin this trio made excellent.

  • POSTED BY on | June 20, 2014, 6:34 GMT

    As expected India won the series. Except rain washed out the 3rd ODI, 1st and 2nd ODIs were very close. Raina led a team of mixture of emerging talents and experienced ones. We should have beaten B'desh convincingly.Lack of temperament amongst B'desh men helped India win series 2-0. They still have to go a long way. They have to perform consistently. Victory over more fancied teams needs to be a regular affair. The series was a very sedate due to WC Football in Brazil. Raina and his youngsters did a splendid job and win a series is always appreciating. Congrats.

    WAZIR

  • POSTED BY TennisBounce on | June 20, 2014, 6:31 GMT

    This series gained unwanted attention to the result of the series,due to off-field statements, from Indian perspective. Indians shouldn't be too proud or belittle BD team for this series win. Instead the reality is the youngsters have pathetically squandered opportunities to apply themselves in difficult situations and guts it out to show their talent.

    Seems like most of these young players are not rising up to international standard. They are taking their place for granted even if this is tour of BD. Just pains to see Utthapa, Tiwari, Saha, Rayudu throw their wickets. They need to learn from Virat to see how much importance he gives for his wicket and learn to build mental strength to battle touch conditions/oppositions.

  • POSTED BY on | June 20, 2014, 6:25 GMT

    @Chennai Cricket ..........no doubt Dhoni a Great cricketer & arguably best WK batsman of all time butby no means his captaincy good.

    He is is terrible overly defensive test captain who always settles for a draw despite having opposition on mat. He is mediocre ODI captain. Look with very limited resources Raina won series comprehensively in BD whereas Dhoni leaked 300 runs in WC match to Ban and in Asia cup due to poor strategies & poor field placements

  • POSTED BY soumyas on | June 20, 2014, 6:18 GMT

    @Ahmad Uetian... At what level are you playing the hard ball ?

  • POSTED BY vkumar_086 on | June 20, 2014, 6:11 GMT

    @Sunil_Canada..even im also hardcore Indian fan....but i feel when we consider the nature of pitch, playing conditions and inexperience of our players, INDIA quite have done well....give time to settle this new look Indian team....many players debuted in this series and have bright future....one cant grow to legend level very quickly, you have to gain experience, learn new things, adjust to various situations, and master over these all to grow to a certain level

  • POSTED BY vkumar_086 on | June 20, 2014, 5:57 GMT

    @Lion83, @Jose Puliampatta....the current Indian team is very inexperienced and the skipper Raina is the only fellow played more than 100 matches, other 14 players did not even crossed 50 matches, somebody not even played 5-10 matches....but still we won comprehensively when compared to full strength SL team (had players of loads of experience) that played against the same BD...and we saw many matches finished in last over and last balls...the same INDIAN TEAM is not going for england tour and TEAM INDIA wont all out for 67 runs in England tour

  • POSTED BY on | June 20, 2014, 17:25 GMT

    @soumyas.............club level 35 over games

  • POSTED BY on | June 20, 2014, 13:43 GMT

    Indian selectors should now realize that Uthappa & Raydu is unfit to be a Part of Indian Team. Look at the Guy Binny he is the find for India. Axar lacks experience, but he is a good prospect. Overall i am not impressed with indian batting despite it was sluggish they should have scored 150+. Highlight Players 1. Pujara - He lacks taking single at tough conditions. 2. Uthappa - He should learn to play cricket with some good foot work not moving around. 3. Raydu - This guy s kept in team for his WK skills, he is not even a good club player except in IPL. He cant play Short ball, He can play quality spinners, he cant sweep, he cant play cricket. Neither a extraordinary fielder.No skill in any of the department. 4. Axar - Good find, need to improve on length. He cant keep bowling same length as this is ODI not T20. 5. Binny, Mohit, Umesh - Hard work paid for these guys. Excellent performance. 6. Tiwary - Skill there but he is in two minds. He should go back andperform at Ranji again.

  • POSTED BY ramz30380 on | June 20, 2014, 8:14 GMT

    @ Ahmad Uetian - Get ur facts right & plz dont pass comments just for the sake of it!

    BD did not score 300+ in the WC match! The WC inaugral match at Dhaka was played in a belter of a wicket where Sehwag made 175 and Kohli made 100 to pose a total of 370 & BD replied with 283 & India won by 87 runs!

    The 2nd match ur referring to is the lone Asia Cup match tht India lost! One-off losses like tht do happen but tht is not the platform to judge the best captain in limited overs cricket at the moment!

    It is clear tht u dont watch matches apart from the ones tht BD plays - if u have, u wud know who is the best in the business! With his limited bowling options, MSD has pulled off some amazing victories for India! Champions Trophy finals with a meagre score, is a perfect example!

    MSD has been lauded as the best in the business in limited overs even by ex-cricketers - even McGrath recently had said tht he was baffled at how much of criticims he gets inspite of being the best!

  • POSTED BY on | June 20, 2014, 6:57 GMT

    Bangladeshi Fast Bowler wow amazing......Mashrafee, Taskin and Al Amin this trio made excellent.

  • POSTED BY on | June 20, 2014, 6:34 GMT

    As expected India won the series. Except rain washed out the 3rd ODI, 1st and 2nd ODIs were very close. Raina led a team of mixture of emerging talents and experienced ones. We should have beaten B'desh convincingly.Lack of temperament amongst B'desh men helped India win series 2-0. They still have to go a long way. They have to perform consistently. Victory over more fancied teams needs to be a regular affair. The series was a very sedate due to WC Football in Brazil. Raina and his youngsters did a splendid job and win a series is always appreciating. Congrats.

    WAZIR

  • POSTED BY TennisBounce on | June 20, 2014, 6:31 GMT

    This series gained unwanted attention to the result of the series,due to off-field statements, from Indian perspective. Indians shouldn't be too proud or belittle BD team for this series win. Instead the reality is the youngsters have pathetically squandered opportunities to apply themselves in difficult situations and guts it out to show their talent.

    Seems like most of these young players are not rising up to international standard. They are taking their place for granted even if this is tour of BD. Just pains to see Utthapa, Tiwari, Saha, Rayudu throw their wickets. They need to learn from Virat to see how much importance he gives for his wicket and learn to build mental strength to battle touch conditions/oppositions.

  • POSTED BY on | June 20, 2014, 6:25 GMT

    @Chennai Cricket ..........no doubt Dhoni a Great cricketer & arguably best WK batsman of all time butby no means his captaincy good.

    He is is terrible overly defensive test captain who always settles for a draw despite having opposition on mat. He is mediocre ODI captain. Look with very limited resources Raina won series comprehensively in BD whereas Dhoni leaked 300 runs in WC match to Ban and in Asia cup due to poor strategies & poor field placements

  • POSTED BY soumyas on | June 20, 2014, 6:18 GMT

    @Ahmad Uetian... At what level are you playing the hard ball ?

  • POSTED BY vkumar_086 on | June 20, 2014, 6:11 GMT

    @Sunil_Canada..even im also hardcore Indian fan....but i feel when we consider the nature of pitch, playing conditions and inexperience of our players, INDIA quite have done well....give time to settle this new look Indian team....many players debuted in this series and have bright future....one cant grow to legend level very quickly, you have to gain experience, learn new things, adjust to various situations, and master over these all to grow to a certain level

  • POSTED BY vkumar_086 on | June 20, 2014, 5:57 GMT

    @Lion83, @Jose Puliampatta....the current Indian team is very inexperienced and the skipper Raina is the only fellow played more than 100 matches, other 14 players did not even crossed 50 matches, somebody not even played 5-10 matches....but still we won comprehensively when compared to full strength SL team (had players of loads of experience) that played against the same BD...and we saw many matches finished in last over and last balls...the same INDIAN TEAM is not going for england tour and TEAM INDIA wont all out for 67 runs in England tour

  • POSTED BY vkumar_086 on | June 20, 2014, 5:32 GMT

    @Lion83, @Jose Puliampatta....the current Indian team is very inexperienced and the skipper Raina is the only fellow played more than 100 matches, other 14 players did not even crossed 50 matches, somebody not even played 5-10 matches....but still we won comprehensively when compared to full strength SL team (had players of loads of experience) that played against the same BD...and we saw many matches finished in last over and last balls...the same INDIAN TEAM is not going for england tour and TEAM INDIA wont all out for 67 runs in England tour

  • POSTED BY agarkarno1 on | June 20, 2014, 4:50 GMT

    It was an important series for India to explore the skills of youngsters. Binny is the standout performer among the youngsters who are given opportunities.

  • POSTED BY Fast_Track_Bully on | June 20, 2014, 4:13 GMT

    Some people are eager to criticize Indian team based on performance of these youngsters!!. lol. Only Raina is in the ODI team and Rahane and Pujara are in Test teams. For Pujara, he is not an ODI player. So, based on performances of 2 batsmen in this series they are criticizing Indian team. lolz

  • POSTED BY Fast_Track_Bully on | June 20, 2014, 4:09 GMT

    @Kasun_Karunathilake. lol. There is no chance for IFs and BUTs...The result will be different in the last SL tour to BD IF BD able to handle pressure situations. Got it?

  • POSTED BY Don5515 on | June 20, 2014, 3:58 GMT

    There is a lot of criticism against the batsmen. I feel they should have applied themself a litter better than what they did. We need to understand that these players have been playing tirelessly on a batsman friendly pitch all this while & on top of this they had the pressure of playing out of their skin for a place in the main Indian team. Pressure & Seaming conditions will always play a huge amount on any batsman.I feel they tried their best & will now understand what it takes to be an International player. All these should have many more tours to SA, Australia, NZ & Eng to learn the art on bowler friendly pitches.

  • POSTED BY Ain_EL_Sabet on | June 20, 2014, 3:50 GMT

    BD seriously needs to change its captaincy.

  • POSTED BY siddhartha87 on | June 20, 2014, 3:29 GMT

    Bangladesh escaped another humiliation

  • POSTED BY on | June 20, 2014, 3:14 GMT

    Useless series with an equally useless result!

    When will the Indian management start to realize that giving opportunity for the youngsters outside the subcontinent may help them improve their capabilities. What has this Bangladesh series provided? Batsmen are making a fool out of themselves by trying to hit every ball.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 20, 2014, 3:14 GMT

    Bangladesh side was too weak to beat Indian B team ..

  • POSTED BY on | June 20, 2014, 2:42 GMT

    A trailer to indicate what is in store for many India players in England; especially if cloudy and/or rainy conditions prevail. Raina was a pleasant surprise, though.

    I do appreciate the selectors preferring Binny over Umesh for the English conditions. As many others had been saying, would like to see a bit more of Binny. Even this bit of cameo from him, we could see because of the temporary captain Raina!

    Dhawan, Uthappa, Rayudu, and Tiwari do not have the techniques to survive in heavily seaming and swinging conditions. Even technically adequate Pujara & Rahane need a bit more exposure to survive there. There are serious concerns about the batting; the much lauded half of the India team. It is the seam bowlers who are going to give us a pleasant surprise. Even spiners of the record of Aswhin & Mishra are likely to struggle. Perveez & Axar are still raw for the highest level. There is a lot of work to do.

  • POSTED BY Lakpj on | June 20, 2014, 2:36 GMT

    I don't think any team can take a lot out of this series apart from couple of bowling spells from Tuskin and Binny. Bangladesh fans should not get carried away for restricting India twice, because this is not a regular Indian squad and some of these guys were lucky be there and may not be selected again. For India they would have loved to win games with lot more conviction.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 20, 2014, 2:18 GMT

    in all honesty, this has to be the perfect pitch, wasnt bad in unplayable or dangerous, it made the batsman work for their runs 20/20 has diluted real talent, IPL pitches have and always will be Batsman friendly, its about time more countries deliver these pitched

  • POSTED BY pandian_ikku on | June 20, 2014, 2:12 GMT

    Thanks to rain India could won the series. Otherwise Bangladesh will be the winners.

  • POSTED BY Sunil_Canada on | June 20, 2014, 1:42 GMT

    I am a hardcore Indian fan. After the 2nd ODI all the Indian fans were so happy that our A team defeated BD. It's sad. If BD had shown a little more matuirity, they could have won 2nd ODI, India got lucky. And if there was no rain BD could have won 3rd ODI. The result coould have been 2-1 in fav of BD. Some of these India A players will go to England also. Hello India, are you not concerned about India's batting. How can you only make 100 runs in ODI (even with reduced overs) twice in a row. Wake up, India.

  • POSTED BY Chennai_Cricket on | June 20, 2014, 1:15 GMT

    Dhoni haters now you know the value of dhoni. Most of them said saha is the very good technique batsman than dhoni so he need to select for england tour. See this last 2 match he not able to survive for 20 balls. In this situation atleast dhoni will score 50 runs. He is the best intelligent batsman he don't have correct technique but he play according to the situation, thinking cricketer, living legend. MSD you are a great.

  • POSTED BY Ms.Cricket on | June 20, 2014, 1:07 GMT

    India should have declared when they were 60 and bowled Bangladesh out easily for 40.

  • POSTED BY Chennai_Cricket on | June 20, 2014, 1:06 GMT

    Bangladesh luckily escaped because of rain otherwise the 3-0 is sure.

    Pujara you have a good temperament but you having only temperament no aggressive at all. You are a real test player but in limited overs will not suit this kind of batting. Previously dravid batted like this but time the average odi score is 250 now average score is 350 so it will not suit now.

  • POSTED BY on | June 19, 2014, 23:16 GMT

    @scarrule - it is not the 1970s bro... "seaming pitches in NZ"? What!? Nearly all our pitches are 300+ belters.... Along with SA and Australia, we produce big scores! FACT. You either do not watch games played here or you are living in the past - or both. In the recent India series there was a 317-all draw and then we thrashed India in the four other one-dayers... also scoring 327 in another and chasing down 270-odd easily.... fast outfields (considering it is not dried mud) and true, quick pitches. Not green, crazy, unplayable pitches.. this is in your imagination. FYI - In the Quenstown game versus West Indies the game was reduced to 21 overs each way... we got 277 batting first... Corey Anderson hitting a 36-ball hundred and Ryder a 48-ball one too. Must have just fluked those what with all that unplayable seam!! Lolz!! Hamilton = belter; Auckland 50/50 = but often a belter; Wellington = belter; Queenstown Events Centre and Dunedin University Ova = Belters!! Christchurch = belter!l

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | June 19, 2014, 20:44 GMT

    It is surely a bad performance by Indian batsmans.As it was bad performance by Bangladesh batsman in ODI 2.Anyone can understand that.No matter to accept the truth.The pitch was not like typical subcontinent pitch,it was fast.Indian batsman have no habit of playing on pitches like this.Thats why even though after winning WC they broke down in England.And recently in NZ after great series with AUS.They play good in slow wicket only.I recommend Indian fans to accept the truth and help to make playing habit in fast wickets.And about BD-players have shown their potential individualy,though match result was negetive.But Indian players have failed to show that also.

  • POSTED BY JustIPL on | June 19, 2014, 19:55 GMT

    Everyone was jumping to conclusions based on IPL results which were due to extreme batting conditions. No doubt it gives an opportunity to the batsmen to hit through and that momentum successfully carried through ICC champions trophy and through the first game of this series as well but then it was a usual story. Raina had to take a leaf from dhoni's book by always trying to chase and then fly the helicopter. India now seriously need four or five of the players dropped for this series. I will drop pujara but let binny go.

  • POSTED BY manishleo on | June 19, 2014, 19:28 GMT

    despite of the result BD has so many positives n learnings to take away from the tournament.debut for young Taskin was sensational,Mithun was decent.i even want to commend Rahim's captainincy easpecially last 2 games. same goes withh the young n inexperienced Indian side.you might be performers in domestic cricket(including IPL which is indian domestic t20 series) but intenational games are different league altogether. hope both the teams take positives n make themselves better cricketers

  • POSTED BY NP_NY on | June 19, 2014, 19:02 GMT

    The rain has spoiled another golden opportunity for India where they make it look like BD can easily win the match and then bowl BD out for less than 100 :).

  • POSTED BY vkumar_086 on | June 19, 2014, 18:18 GMT

    @S_M_G....in fact BD escaped this time from bold out within 60 runs...should say thanx to rain gods....nobody can bat properly on this kind of pitches, uneven bounce, skiddy surface, suddenly coming onto bat....considering the experience, playing conditions and the age of this new Indian team, they have done well by preventing BD to win single match....real test is in England tour....All the best TEAM INDIA

  • POSTED BY Dhutugemunu on | June 19, 2014, 18:15 GMT

    Seems like the BD team was a little unfortunate too. At least they could have win a single game. In the 1st ODI BD scored 272/9 (50). That might be a competitive score against the second string Ind. But IPL players are better in reduced over innings. Ind won. In the 2nd ODI Ind 105 all out. Achievable target for BD but they messed up. Ind won. In the 3rd ODI once again Ind struggled 119/9. Rain washed up the game. No result and Ind won the series 2-0. Even Ind team can't get the credit for winning the series. In three games their scores were 153/3 (24.5), 105/10 (25.3) and 119/9 (34.2).

    Anyway people forget who were in the squad. Doesn't matter it's a weakened side or a strongest side or rain affected series or not or a D/L result or pure match result. Only the win and loss counts. Yet again BD lost 2-0 in an ODI series at home. That hurts. But that's the bitter truth.

  • POSTED BY Rohit... on | June 19, 2014, 17:59 GMT

    IPL Heroes humbled???? Dis you see how Binny and Mohit Sharma flourished...

  • POSTED BY Manoj1234 on | June 19, 2014, 17:56 GMT

    This series just shows bangla is still a B side and India was justified in sending the B team , or the lowest common denominator that could compete with the Bangladesh level.

  • POSTED BY CJ_R on | June 19, 2014, 17:55 GMT

    @Lion83 what you didnt realise is that our top batsmen were rested in this series.

  • POSTED BY on | June 19, 2014, 17:44 GMT

    As Mr Isam said, many Indian batsmen do NOT have a solid back-foot game. Even the greats like Sunny Gavaskar, if I remember right, had mentioned the same point, on a few occasions in the past.

  • POSTED BY wapuser on | June 19, 2014, 16:47 GMT

    Many of you are comparing this pitch with those of England..if you had watched the post match conversation, you would have known than these are not the type of pitches that are offered at england,Sa or aus..yes,its true that this pitch offered a seam movement like those of england,bt the ball in English tracks slows a bit after pitching..whearase in this pitch the ball skidded giving no time to the batsman to adjust..essentially this was a bad wicket with a skiddy surface and uneven bounce...else pujara,who stood like a wall in front of south african bowling attack, and rahane who scored a ton in an unlikely condition in new Zealand, wouldn't have been found dancing in front of this Bangladeshi attack..

  • POSTED BY Nampally on | June 19, 2014, 16:03 GMT

    It was a very disappointing batting by the entire Indian team. Given that the pitch had bounce & bit of seam- the Indian team will have to play under the same conditions in England with more pacy bowlers. Pujara, Rahane & Binny are the only 3 batsmen who are in the England squad. Pujara & Binny batted better than the rest of the team. That is the only good outcome from today's batting. But all the so called contenders in batting like Uthappa, Rayudu, Tiwary were dismissed cheaply today. Unless India has the capability to play big innings under adverse conditions, Indian batting will only prosper on the Indian pitches. Mohit & Binny at least bowled well in ODI #2 to give some punch to the bowling. Kumar, Shami & Mohit/Ishant are the likely 3 pace bowlers for India in the Tests. Only thing that emerged from this BD ODI series is that Binny did well as an All rounder & his performances showed it. Whether he be in XI & do well at the higher Test level in England is anybody's guess!

  • POSTED BY on | June 19, 2014, 15:52 GMT

    @soumyas..............don't agree at all................For in coming delivery yes u have to play inside the line but with open face not like what Indians did. Indians were just being greedy for singles & that hurt them.............For spinners the bounce is always low on all world pitches with the exception of Aus and u have to always play them of front foot no matter how short they pitch..As a batsman u should never play for out going delivery bcz in that case indipper is gonna get u but playing for indipper is fine bcz u will miss outgoing one so doesn't matter..................NOW HOW U SHOULD SCORE RUNS. the tip is to play close to your body your bat should never be ahead of your head. So if u play close to body ball will automatically get manoeuverer towards wid wicket, sq leg & third man without even opening or closing the face. Play hard ball & u will figure what I mean.

  • POSTED BY on | June 19, 2014, 15:41 GMT

    First, I would like to congratulate BCB for making a pacer's wicket. They revealed the weakness of our batsmen and the potential of our pace bowlers. After BD batmen get used to playing in these conditions, we will be able to pose some challenge to subcontinent teams. Now we need these wickets in domestic games.

  • POSTED BY Herath-UK on | June 19, 2014, 15:33 GMT

    It will be hard work to Hathurusinghe to turn this team around completely. At least if he gets them to win a few ODIs initially it will be a great boost. I see Hathurusinghe as the silver lining in the gloom.

  • POSTED BY on | June 19, 2014, 15:32 GMT

    I think it should be end of Rayudu's brief international carrier

  • POSTED BY scarrule on | June 19, 2014, 15:31 GMT

    All of u criticising indian batsmen must remember its almost impossible to make shift from flat track one day to extra-ordingly seaming test track next day. Give any recent example of such pitch in NZ or even in ENG in ODI's. All of you forgot what 80's australian team when they played in india for 2-3 mnths tour and than went to SA ''i guess'' they failed very badly.

  • POSTED BY on | June 19, 2014, 15:29 GMT

    I don't get it. Is this a bad performance from the Batsmen or is it the pitch and conditions favouring the bowlers?

  • POSTED BY soumyas on | June 19, 2014, 15:26 GMT

    @ Ashik Imran... As u said 220 should be a good total, I agree for such pitches, but on this kind of pitch 120 is more than enough. this is a real bad pitch for batting, one cud never predict the ball, interestingly raina's cross batted style suited on this pitch for a little while and he threw his wicket both the times. but for those who play straight bat and go by the rule book it is not the pitch, one needed to do lot of adjustments till the last moment by playing it on back foot as late as possible, but some skidded and kept low to trap lbw, only player like dravid can survive 50 overs on such pitch, pujara in that mould cud survive 63 balls.

  • POSTED BY Ramansilva on | June 19, 2014, 15:22 GMT

    IPL heroes were humbled in two consecutive matches by a mediocre set of bowlers.

  • POSTED BY ramz30380 on | June 19, 2014, 15:12 GMT

    The only positive to have come out of this series for Ind is the return of Suresh Raina's form apart from Mohit's bowling! Binny's 6-fer was commendable but on tht pitch, I dont think its fair to make judgments abt both batsmen and bowlers - the reason why I picked Raina was bcoz, he was the only one, who was at ease in his stroke play.

    Observations - Rayudu - no good; Uthappa, Rahane, Raina, Mohit & Binny have greater possibility of traveling to England for the ODIs. These 5 have a realistic chance of finding a spot for the ODI WC in Aus. Others, need more time! Yadav may get one more look-in.

  • POSTED BY Lion83 on | June 19, 2014, 15:12 GMT

    Cant imagine how India will face England in this kind of pitches in english conditions when they struggle for get 100 against Bangladesh.

  • POSTED BY on | June 19, 2014, 14:44 GMT

    I think this was an atypical pitch for subcontinent. But noway u can call it a bad pitch for ODI..... u have to remember, cricket is not a baseball game nor it's a batsman's game........ flows of boundaries and overboundaries make people nauseous sometimes, monotonous.... IT can be bowlers' game too. And sometimes batsmen need to occupy the 22 yard for a certain time to be accustomed with. A batsman with a good technique would still score century on this pitch. A target of around 200 would be a good score and 220 would be a very good score on this pitch......... a dear pitch where even 350 is not a safe score, is there any joy really to watch that kind of a match ?

  • POSTED BY SaiKrishna09 on | June 19, 2014, 14:31 GMT

    Agree that the pitch was indeed a tough one to bat on for the last 2 ODI's, but it was by no means an unplayable pitch as many are saying here. That can very well be seen by the way Raina played on both occasions. he looked real comfortable until he decided to throw his wicket away. This indeed is a good reflection of the real technique and temperament of some of our batting prospects. Not a single batsman made this tour really count.

    Hence, this now is a really good opportunity for the likes of Kedar Jadhav, Karun Nair, Sanju Samson and Manish Pandey to have their go at the Indian middle order slots during the India A tour to Australia. Hope the selectors watch those guys who will be having their first serious opportunity and they definitely deserve it.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 19, 2014, 14:27 GMT

    pujara should select for next series too. bcoz he was too class act as dravid. pls remember how many chance rohit has got. rayudu should not select for future. Sanga also got too many chances in his early career. taskin is big find for bangla

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | June 19, 2014, 14:20 GMT

    As a neutral onlooker , wonder why Mushy continues to slight pacers even on helpful conditions such as these ? Ban have good faster bowler who should be persisted with for long term success

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 19, 2014, 14:12 GMT

    very bad pitch and bad conditions to play 50ovr game. don't believe in IPL performers

  • POSTED BY S_M_G on | June 19, 2014, 13:53 GMT

    Binny batted well. Need to play 10-15 deliveris for settling down. Akshar disappointed. Lost great oppertunity. He could have gone back to Ranji 4 day mode and made name for him self. Every oppertunity counts.

  • POSTED BY soumyas on | June 19, 2014, 13:38 GMT

    Again they have choosen same worst pitch for batting, If u play the ball for incoming delivery it bounces and edges the glows, when u try to defend a spinner it keeps low and traps u lbw, if u play for outswing it comes in after pitching, u can't predict the ball on this pitch. but Pujara's batting and the his partnership with multiple batsmen reminds me of Dravid. He is slowly stepping into Dravid's shoes. Binny is proving his all round ability.

  • POSTED BY mfislam on | June 19, 2014, 13:19 GMT

    I promised yesterday I would never watch our home cricket again. bt u did well today. don break our heart again pls..

  • POSTED BY on | June 19, 2014, 13:04 GMT

    I m Really Missing Yuvi In This Tour He Really Deserve Chace Ahead Of Manoj Tiwari,Rayudu or Binny.

  • POSTED BY Oracle_Magus on | June 19, 2014, 13:01 GMT

    Raina had the right intentions when he opted for only 4 bowlers. He required only 3 for the previous match so the fourth one seemed like a luxury before the match started. Going with 6 specialist batsmen, one WK batsmen and an all rounder, a team can surely fancy their chances to make a huge total batting first. But our batsmen has yet again stumbled to another below par total . Which shows that they have not applied themselves after the eventful 2nd match. They knew the wicket and had to play positively which they didn't . But Hats off to the BD bowlers to achieve this feat of bowling out the opposition cheaply yet again. Now the Onus Is on their batsmen, and hope they don't make the same mess as last time. At least hope one team has learned from their mistakes. Hope the rain does not play spoil sport this time and allow us to have atleast a 40 over match.

  • POSTED BY IndianCoolGuy on | June 19, 2014, 12:58 GMT

    @S_M_G: No escape for India ? your words sounds like as if India is escaping from losing every time.

  • POSTED BY addy_fan on | June 19, 2014, 12:57 GMT

    if india innings is over then what would be the target for bangladesh ?

  • POSTED BY HateCritics on | June 19, 2014, 12:02 GMT

    i really dont like the idea of bowling offbreak to lefty and left armer to right hand batsmen only.mushy should come out from this idea.A good bowler should be capable of taking anyones wicket.

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | June 19, 2014, 11:44 GMT

    chance for pujara ,saha and binny to show their batting skills.....

  • POSTED BY on | June 19, 2014, 11:42 GMT

    One thing I really liked about this tournament is the fact that both these teams got 2 opportunities to play on this pitch. We all know both India and Bangladesh needs to play more on such pitch to improve their overseas records! Look at the main tournament happening in the world now and see how many teams participate! We need lots of countries to make this game truly global. The few victories for BD means a lot to them and u got to smile even if the fans go crazy. Help the sport, be the bigger man. One day BD fans will be bored of such victories and would then aim for bigger longer streaks! and theyd stop the huge hurrahs for 1-2victories..until then smile as all the other countries

  • POSTED BY S_M_G on | June 19, 2014, 11:29 GMT

    Where are Banga supporters. Come on guyes, your team is doing good and lightining don't strike twice.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 19, 2014, 11:03 GMT

    100% agreed with GRVJPR... Every batsman have to play his role and show his potential at difficult times. Blaming captain for not performing genuine batsmen is really foolish thing.

  • POSTED BY S_M_G on | June 19, 2014, 10:54 GMT

    Pujara is the key after break. If he stays till end then India will go over 150 otherwise around 100 again.

  • POSTED BY S_M_G on | June 19, 2014, 10:52 GMT

    No escape for team India this time.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 19, 2014, 10:50 GMT

    How much India scores Bangladesh will still surrender. Don't know why every Asian team struggles a lot when ball moves in air.

  • POSTED BY GRVJPR on | June 19, 2014, 10:31 GMT

    Why everyone is blaming Raina?? Why should raina come in batting above pujara and rahane. On flat wickets no one gives chance to raina to bat up the order and on tough wickets everyone want to see him bat at number 2, Why? Why not pujara and rahane show their techniques now? They are going to england and not raina, now why don't they show what theyare made of rather than hiding behind raina. It's not his fault that some of the batsmen, like rahane, pujara, who suppose to have better technique than raina against short pitch bowling. Raina has no problems playing on this pitch. He didn't knew that some of these players who are selected for england in place of him are so overrated. In south africa wickets were flat this time and hence PUJARA managed to score runs. He was brutally exposed in New Zealand. Still credit to raina to give these batsmen opportunity because he knows they are going to england.

  • POSTED BY on | June 19, 2014, 10:15 GMT

    Tamim in the team? Again!!!!!!!?

  • POSTED BY Riffat on | June 19, 2014, 9:49 GMT

    I don't understand why the selectors are not "resting" some players like Tamim, Mahmudullah and Nasir and try some 'technically' sound players? Why bring Gazi (off-spinner) on this track? Were the BNG players prepared for this type of track? Did they practice on flat tracks? I mean, if you prepare this sort of track, you (host) should have been told and prepared accordingly. This seems to be missing. I am happy to see the seaming, pacy and bouncy track ahead of the 2015 WC in Aus. The only thing lacks is the batting technique / application of the BNG batsmen (and some Indian batsmen too). The body language and approach of some BNG batsmen are also shocking. Hope the BNG players will adopt the art of rock solid batting and seam / swing bowling with the help of the new coaches.

  • POSTED BY wapuser on | June 19, 2014, 9:42 GMT

    Why was the selection so unfair today ? Didnt any of coaching staff or captain thought of playing jadhav he's such a promising talent to watch out for and don't understand why rayudu is getting selected to play for India he hasent got anything at all to get a spot someone like jadhav deserves.....

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | June 19, 2014, 9:35 GMT

    Whats the weather condition now in bangladesh ???

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 19, 2014, 9:33 GMT

    robin played 1 good mach and 2 plop ..its very bad pitch and also this is nt right time to play in bd ..every mach intrepted ..players constratete going ..thats why may be robin and rahane strugling..lets hope robin do well in austrlia a side and 2cenchury 2 fiftys will sequre place in team india otherwise its int carear over..fr robin...

  • POSTED BY on | June 19, 2014, 9:12 GMT

    Y dnt u guys think like the Team management must have asked Raina to give these players ample opportunity to prove. Else, I don't think anything else would have stopped raina from batting at Number 3 or even 4. The series simply don't matter to Indian management staff. They just want to know who can be picked apart from raina from this team and hence such Bizarre selections for this match. :)

  • POSTED BY Sheikasif on | June 19, 2014, 8:29 GMT

    Pathetic decision by Raina to Include non-performers like Rayudu and Yadav. Should have given chance to Jahadev and Vinay in this match also as this is a dead rubber anyway. Raina is not captain material. Kholi and Rohit are better options.

  • POSTED BY Kashi0127 on | June 19, 2014, 8:09 GMT

    IPL is going to KILL Indian cricket. Rayudu and likes are all IPL heroes and chicken in the Real World. He keeps getting chance after chance. Where are Jadav and Vinay?

  • POSTED BY CricLover316 on | June 19, 2014, 7:53 GMT

    I knew this was coming. Playing Rayadu at No.4 or any place is disastrous. What a waste he has been. Still India persisting to play him. He should play just on the Wankhede pitch and feel good about it. He has got a horrible technique to play against any bowling. He has never delivered when India needed it or "try" to play a long innings. How many more chances ? Give him a Wankhede pitch,may be he"ll score a 40.

    And Mishra was the last person you'd want to drop Raina. If you wanted to bat 1st, Mishra was Ace spinner to defend it. Who"ll be the 5th Main bowler ? Rahane ? Horrible decisions.

  • POSTED BY on | June 19, 2014, 7:44 GMT

    very wrong selection by raina....pujara was struggling score a single in the previous match then y should u select him for this match...why u didnt drop raydu he not even playing confidently in indian team bt he can play in ipl only...thn why should u select him in this match....

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | June 19, 2014, 7:32 GMT

    I don't understand why Raina is not worried about fifth bowler he what if he fails to deliver with the ball, BD captain was right if India loose it's India's defeat not India A's .

  • POSTED BY karthik_ig on | June 19, 2014, 7:30 GMT

    there are only 4 bowlers playing today for india.today all must bowl full quota of overs including part timer raina..Tiwary may be tried I think..

  • POSTED BY Herath-UK on | June 19, 2014, 7:12 GMT

    To break the streak of continuing losses the best intelligent step for the BD board is to organise a few games against Zim, Afg or Ireland & not to ask big games, the result of which is now obvious. Now all the Test teams will start to do what India did, playing their A teams against BD. All the stars will find to take breaks when their BD series is on.

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  • POSTED BY Herath-UK on | June 19, 2014, 7:12 GMT

    To break the streak of continuing losses the best intelligent step for the BD board is to organise a few games against Zim, Afg or Ireland & not to ask big games, the result of which is now obvious. Now all the Test teams will start to do what India did, playing their A teams against BD. All the stars will find to take breaks when their BD series is on.

  • POSTED BY karthik_ig on | June 19, 2014, 7:30 GMT

    there are only 4 bowlers playing today for india.today all must bowl full quota of overs including part timer raina..Tiwary may be tried I think..

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | June 19, 2014, 7:32 GMT

    I don't understand why Raina is not worried about fifth bowler he what if he fails to deliver with the ball, BD captain was right if India loose it's India's defeat not India A's .

  • POSTED BY on | June 19, 2014, 7:44 GMT

    very wrong selection by raina....pujara was struggling score a single in the previous match then y should u select him for this match...why u didnt drop raydu he not even playing confidently in indian team bt he can play in ipl only...thn why should u select him in this match....

  • POSTED BY CricLover316 on | June 19, 2014, 7:53 GMT

    I knew this was coming. Playing Rayadu at No.4 or any place is disastrous. What a waste he has been. Still India persisting to play him. He should play just on the Wankhede pitch and feel good about it. He has got a horrible technique to play against any bowling. He has never delivered when India needed it or "try" to play a long innings. How many more chances ? Give him a Wankhede pitch,may be he"ll score a 40.

    And Mishra was the last person you'd want to drop Raina. If you wanted to bat 1st, Mishra was Ace spinner to defend it. Who"ll be the 5th Main bowler ? Rahane ? Horrible decisions.

  • POSTED BY Kashi0127 on | June 19, 2014, 8:09 GMT

    IPL is going to KILL Indian cricket. Rayudu and likes are all IPL heroes and chicken in the Real World. He keeps getting chance after chance. Where are Jadav and Vinay?

  • POSTED BY Sheikasif on | June 19, 2014, 8:29 GMT

    Pathetic decision by Raina to Include non-performers like Rayudu and Yadav. Should have given chance to Jahadev and Vinay in this match also as this is a dead rubber anyway. Raina is not captain material. Kholi and Rohit are better options.

  • POSTED BY on | June 19, 2014, 9:12 GMT

    Y dnt u guys think like the Team management must have asked Raina to give these players ample opportunity to prove. Else, I don't think anything else would have stopped raina from batting at Number 3 or even 4. The series simply don't matter to Indian management staff. They just want to know who can be picked apart from raina from this team and hence such Bizarre selections for this match. :)

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 19, 2014, 9:33 GMT

    robin played 1 good mach and 2 plop ..its very bad pitch and also this is nt right time to play in bd ..every mach intrepted ..players constratete going ..thats why may be robin and rahane strugling..lets hope robin do well in austrlia a side and 2cenchury 2 fiftys will sequre place in team india otherwise its int carear over..fr robin...

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | June 19, 2014, 9:35 GMT

    Whats the weather condition now in bangladesh ???