India in Bangladesh ODI Series - 2nd ODI

Bangladesh v India

India won by 47 runs (D/L method)

1.00pm And here come India's openers, Robin Uthappa and Ajinkya Rahane. Mashrafe Mortaza will bowl the first over. Starts with two slips.

12.55pm According to Athar Ali Khan, there's some live grass on the pitch. I suppose this is why both India and Bangladesh bolstered their seam attack at the expense of a spinner each. Also, here's an update from Alagappan Muthu: "Ominous thunder in the distance." And Isam adds that they're turning the lights on already.

Tareq: "Mushi's captaincy has been mostly reactive these days. Batting first in the previous ODI didn't work, so he choose to field first today. His predictable captaincy is one of the reason of BD's slump" I think his decision today might have had more to do with the weather, and the distinct possibility that Duckworth-Lewis will have a big say in today's game.

Qasim: "How can they drop parvez rasool after he picked up two crucial wickets in last match..??"

Rita Gupta : "Play cricket here in San Diego, where it almost never rains! Perfect weather - all year round!"

Sohrab: "Dear Cricinfo staff, My android app says "Mostly cloudy" and it detects 3-4 km away from the stadium. Fingers crossed." The pictures from the stadium don't look encouraging. Dark, forbidding clouds hang over Arun Lal.

12.30pm Okay. We have news for you. Bangladesh have won the toss and chosen to field. Stuart Binny is in for Parvez Rasool, for India. Two debutants for Bangladesh, meanwhile. Mithun Ali comes in for Mominul Haque, and Taskin Ahmed replaces Abdur Razzak. Mithun and Taskin are the 111th and 112th players to play ODIs for Bangladesh.

12.25pm According to Mohammad Isam, one of our two men at the ground, there is rain all around Dhaka, even down the road from the stadium, but not at the stadium itself. Bangladesh, he adds, handed a cap to someone, so either Mithun Ali or Taskin Ahmed will be making his debut today. We'll confirm who it is very soon.

12.20pm Good afternoon (or slightly-before-noon, where I am). The news from Dhaka is there are clouds around the Shere Bangla National Stadium but play is likely to start on time. This is your commentator for the second Bangladesh-India ODI, Karthik Krishnaswamy.

0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Uthappa, 1 leg bye, bit of inswing, was that? Medium-paced delivery, and it's signalled leg-byes after he gets his front foot across and misses as he tries to play around the ball. Trickles down towards fine leg. That was extremely close. Looked to be heading towards leg stump.

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Rahane, OUT, this one's definitely out. Nice and full, and there's that inswing again. Rahane's front pad is planted right in front of middle stump, and the ball thuds into it nice and low as he tries to work the ball across the line. Umpire Dharmasena immediately raises his finger.

AM Rahane lbw b Mashrafe Mortaza 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Here's Pujara

0.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Pujara, 3 runs, and he gets off the mark with a lovely shot, driven to the left of mid-off after taking a confident stride forward

0.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Uthappa, 4 leg byes, again his front leg comes right across the crease, and again he misses the flick, and again it goes off his pad. This one was definitely angling down leg, and it runs away to the fine leg boundary

0.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Uthappa, no run, this one straightens and beats Uthappa's prod outside off. Lovely bowling, this

0.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Uthappa, no run, again that front-and-across stride. More across than forward, and he defends this back of a length ball, which comes in a touch from outside off, with a straight bat into the leg side

End of over 1 (8 runs) India 8/1 (RR: 8.00)
RV Uthappa    0* (4b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-3-1
CA Pujara    3* (1b)     

Al-Amin Hossain has the other new ball

1.1

Al-Amin Hossain to Pujara, no run, that's back of a length, wide outside off, and Pujara lets it go as it moves away a touch off the seam

Sriram: "Rahane's moment of 'Steven Finn inswing'. Unless he sorts this out his time in England will be tormenting"

1.2

Al-Amin Hossain to Pujara, no run, bit of away movement again and lots of bounce, from wide outside off. Pujara's bat is drawn to it for a moment, but he lets it go quite easily in the end

1.3

Al-Amin Hossain to Pujara, no run, ooh. That was angled in, and Pujara played for the angle, but it straightened just a touch and beat his defensive shot

1.4

Al-Amin Hossain to Pujara, no run, this one also straightened a little bit, but Pujara was aware it might happen and poked it into the off side with nice soft hands

1.5

Al-Amin Hossain to Pujara, no run, soft hands again, and that saved Pujara. It was a strange sort of attempted dab to third man, and he gets an outside edge that falls well short of first slip

1.6

Al-Amin Hossain to Pujara, no run, onto the pads this time, and a nice bit of fielding at square leg, a dive to the right (I'm not sure who the fielder is) denies him the single after he plays the flick

End of over 2 (maiden) India 8/1 (RR: 4.00)
CA Pujara    3* (7b)      Al-Amin Hossain    1-1-0-0
RV Uthappa    0* (4b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-3-1

2.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Uthappa, no run, this is fullish, outside off, and he comes nicely forward to drive to cover

2.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Uthappa, no run, bit of inswing again, from back of a length, but it's quite a bit wide of off and Uthappa lets it go

2.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Uthappa, no run, that leaves him from a fullish length outside off and he leaves again

2.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Uthappa, 1 run, angled in towards off, and he comes forward and drops it down in front of point and sets off for a quick single. Pujara has to dive into the crease in the end but he's safe

2.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Pujara, no run, angled in from wide of the crease, and he defends back to the bowler

2.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Pujara, no run, cut in off the seam a bit, and Pujara, who is on the jump, inside-edges it onto his pads

End of over 3 (1 run) India 9/1 (RR: 3.00)
CA Pujara    3* (9b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-4-1
RV Uthappa    1* (8b)      Al-Amin Hossain    1-1-0-0

Isam has just tweeted: @Isam84 There's lightning around. Should the players be out there?

3.1

Al-Amin Hossain to Uthappa, no run, back of a length, wide of off, and Uthappa leaves it alone

3.2

Al-Amin Hossain to Uthappa, no run, comes in a touch from back of a length, and it's pretty close to off. Uthappa leaves again

3.3

Al-Amin Hossain to Uthappa, FOUR, that's too full and on the pads, and he gets his bat down in front of that front pad and glances it neatly to the fine leg boundary. That went very fine

3.4

Al-Amin Hossain to Uthappa, 1 run, Whoa. That was a short ball that Uthappa looked to duck under and ended up periscoping it, off the back of his bat, towards fine leg after it came in off the seam

3.5

Al-Amin Hossain to Pujara, no run, short ball, not too wide though, and Pujara can't get his cut away. Drops it down into the off side

3.6

Al-Amin Hossain to Pujara, no run, angled in from back of a length, and Pujara defends off the back foot

End of over 4 (5 runs) India 14/1 (RR: 3.50)
CA Pujara    3* (11b)      Al-Amin Hossain    2-1-5-0
RV Uthappa    6* (12b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-4-1

It's begun drizzling in Mirpur

4.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Uthappa, no run, back of a length, and he's punched it into the covers

4.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Uthappa, no run, angled in again, and a bit of movement in as well, and Uthappa removes his bottom hand to poke it away into the leg side

4.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Uthappa, no run, short, wide outside off, and dies on its way to the keeper after Uthappa leaves it

4.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Uthappa, no run, wide outside off again and Uthappa leaves again

4.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Uthappa, no run, a bit fuller, a bit closer to off, but not close enough to tempt Uthappa into a shot

4.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Uthappa, no run, beaten! Kept low again and went on the bounce to the keeper after it beat Uthappa's outside edge as he prodded outside off after shuffling across the crease

End of over 5 (maiden) India 14/1 (RR: 2.80)
RV Uthappa    6* (18b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-1-4-1
CA Pujara    3* (11b)      Al-Amin Hossain    2-1-5-0

First over for Taskin Ahmed. The drizzle has become heavier

5.1

Taskin Ahmed to Pujara, no run, starts with a bouncer, and Pujara doesn't really have to duck or sway to let it go over his head

5.2

Taskin Ahmed to Pujara, no run, short again, outside off this time, and Pujara leaned back to let it go. Two for the over, the umpire signals

3.40pm We have news. The match will resume at 4 pm. it will be 41 overs a side, with a 30-minute innings break. The mandatory powerplay will be eight overs long, and the batting powerplay will last four overs. One bowler can bowl nine overs, and four can bowl eight each.

3.30pm The inspection is on, and the umpires are having a look at the outfield. Chandika Hathurusingha and Heath Streak, Bangladesh's head coach and bowling coach, are pitchside.

Tom_Aus: "Can't wait to see Taskin again! This guy has come back after a lengthy rehab program due to his injury. Hope he still clocks 145kph+"

Rajan: "@ dhananjoy: Have you forgotten, the States of Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur, Meghalaya is also part of India?" They aren't represented in the Ranji Trophy (or the other domestic competitions).

Abhay: "What time do we start losing overs???" We've already lost close to two hours, so I assume they'll definitely chop overs when they decide they can resume play.

3.15pm An inspection is scheduled at 3.30 pm., says Alagappan. "The ground, like in the last game, displays almost no sign of having been assaulted by rain."

dhananjoy: "Of states who play in Ranji Trophy, Goa, Tripura, Assam, Himachal Pradesh still remain unrepresented in the Indian team."

3.10pm "Both umpires out on the field now," Alagappan says. "Might be the inspection. Talking to the groundsman now. The other staff are busy pulling the rest of the covers off and getting rid of all the water."

3.00pm Most encouraging bit of news in a while, from Alagappan. "Another roar as the groundsmen pull the cover off the square."

2.55pm Alagappan says the rain's down to a trickle now. "The crowd has noticed it and sent out a cheer." Twenty seconds later: "Et voila, rain's stopped."

rasool: "You know when people are bored when they start talking about the weather. Hopefully the wait won't be for too much longer. I am actually in the stadium and the rain has now stopped." Is that you, Parvez?

Aditya Pidapart, who may or may not be a meteorologist: "To put the whole temperature debate to rest. Meteorological offices measure temperature (the one reported) in very controlled conditions. In the shade, still air, away from any reflecting surfaces, or concrete structures etc. Temperature measured inside concrete structures (whether in shade or sun) will definitely be higher but are non-standard."

Ekamra: "So its a great honour for Rasool to be the 1st J&K player to represent India. And my question is among the 29 states, player from which state(s) have never represented India in cricket?"

2.35pm Alagappan again, and it isn't good news this time. "Must have angered the rain gods with that last update," he says. "It's started to pick up again. Ump and groundsman have been in constant conversation."

Greg: "@Ashish, I remember a Test match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand in Dunedin that was bitterly cold. Bryan Young got 267* but the freezing wind made everyone very uncomfortable."

Basava Kanapart: "It is definitely the case of your memory playing tricks. The highest ever recorded temperature in Gwalior is 48 C. For that matter highest ever recorded in India is 'arguably' 55 C in Orissa during 2005."

But then, there's this comment to sort of back me up:

Aditya Pidapart: "You are correct the figure of 57 centigrade was mentioned. But one has to keep in mind that is not the city temperature. It has to do with the temperature measured in the sun inside a concrete structure which increases the temperature drastically. A bit like the elevated temperature found inside a car left in the sun. Similarly high temperatures are also observed during Australian Open. Ambient City temperatures are not measured in the sun." Yup. I also remember him mentioning it was (I think) 49 degrees in the shade.

2.20pm Alagappan has this update: "Seems a touch brighter. Rain has noticeably lessened. One of the umps is having a walk around the boundary. Dunno if it's an inspection, though. Ground still fully covered." Aaand, five minutes later, he adds: "Two super soppers are out"

It might be a small crowd at the stadium, but they're definitely diehard cricket fans. "I must say that the spectators who turned up today, particularly those sitting in the unshaded eastern gallery, are just amazing," Isam says. "It was boiling hot when they came in, and now its raining. And they're still around."

Ashish: "Talking about weather.. does ESPNCricinfo record the temperatures during which a match was played ? If yes, what was the min and max temperature in which a Test or ODI was played ? When, where, which were the teams and how cold / hot it was ?" I don't think we have weather data for matches, but there was this ODI in Gwalior in 1998, when Kenya beat India. When Sanjay Manjrekar did the pitch report, I remember him saying it was 57 degrees celsius. Or my memory's playing tricks on me.

Azweer: ""A DECADE AGO" - it was the series when the legendary "MS Dhoni" (The Forbes Icon) made his DEBUT with his '07 WC lucky charm (Joginder)." Yup!

1.55pm Loads of people asking for weather updates. Isam says it's still drizzling at the ground. It's not as heavy, he says, but it hasn't improved that much. We'll keep bringing you more news as we keep getting it. Till then, why not watch the CricIQ final? Or, if you haven't done so already, there's Andy Zaltzman wondering how to solve the over-rate issue.

fush_montor: "i think the empty stands has more to do with the fifa world cup than lack of enthusiasm.. people are too exhausted from watching the late night football matches to watch cricket in the day...football is insanely popular there, especially the world cup."

Prashanth Mural: "who has scored highest number of runs between India n Bangla in test and odi's ??? also who has taken most wickets between the 2 teams in test n odi's ????" Tests - Sachin Tendulkar (runs) and Zaheer Khan (wickets). ODIs - Gautam Gambhir and Mohammad Rafique.

Rahim: "On the corner of this page it shows that A Decade Ago stats about Sehwag's duck. I was in Bangladesh then. People were real excited about that game. It was a big moment, one of the very few in B'desh cricket. Even a less talented team, with less hope, Bangladesh had much more love, compassion and support. This team may be talented by a 100 degrees, but the lack of passion and heart is clear. Hence the empty stands (I tell you even if BCCI sent a first squad, it'd have been the same story). I think people are tired of hearing excuses. End rain-delay rant."

Prashanth BM: "The change for the day is bringing in Binny to replace one of the spinners. India needs that third seam-up bowler... there is no point in going with three frontline spinners along with Raina. But Binny should have replaced Mishra rather than Rasool."

Naveen: "Isn't India doing the same mistake which Bangladesh did in the last match? No rotation of strike." Well, it's been moving around quite a lot, and the batsmen have actually had to defend and leave balls outside off, so you can't really compare.

1.25pm Off they go, and on come the covers. It looks pretty heavy now. Pity. There's been some help for the seamers, and it would have been interesting to see Taskin bowl. He definitely looks brisk. We may yet see more of him, and we may yet have a cricket match. Stay tuned for updates.

4.00pm The players are out on the field now. Taskin will resume, and Pujara is on strike.

5.3

Taskin Ahmed to Pujara, 1 wide, short, way outside off, and the umpire calls it wide as Pujara lets it go

5.3

Taskin Ahmed to Pujara, no run, back of a length, and Pujara punches it back to the bowler off the back foot

5.4

Taskin Ahmed to Pujara, 1 run, waits on this one and opens his bat face to run it down to third man

5.5

Taskin Ahmed to Uthappa, 1 run, back of a length, outside off, and he opens his face and guides it to the right of third man

5.6

Taskin Ahmed to Pujara, 1 run, comes in a bit off the pitch, and he tucks it into the leg side off his waist

End of over 6 (4 runs) India 18/1 (RR: 3.00)
CA Pujara    5* (16b)      Taskin Ahmed    1-0-4-0
RV Uthappa    7* (19b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-1-4-1

6.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Pujara, 1 run, straightens a touch, and Pujara edges it, prodding from the crease, but plays late and it drops in front of second slip, diving to his right

6.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Uthappa, 1 run, lets this back of a length ball come on to him and dinks it into the off side and sets off immediately

6.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Pujara, no run, strangled appeal as Pujara is hit high on the pads after a half stride forward. It was angling down the leg side and going over too

6.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Pujara, no run, full, just outside off, and he drives with a closed face towards mid-on

6.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Pujara, no run, angled in and nips away late, and Pujara is beaten, his bat is left hanging forlornly outside off stump

6.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Pujara, no run, short, wide, and Pujara cuts but can't beat Shakib, who dives to his right to stop this at point

End of over 7 (2 runs) India 20/1 (RR: 2.85)
CA Pujara    6* (21b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-1-6-1
RV Uthappa    8* (20b 1x4)      Taskin Ahmed    1-0-4-0

7.1

Taskin Ahmed to Uthappa, FOUR, that's full, outside off, and he takes a big stride across and drives, with a slightly slicing motion, through squarish cover. It went just in front of point, actually

7.2

Taskin Ahmed to Uthappa, 2 runs, back of a length, and he's timed this punch very nicely in the gap between point and cover

7.3

Taskin Ahmed to Uthappa, no run, bit of inward movement off the pitch, and he's hit on the midriff as he presses half-forward to it

7.4

Taskin Ahmed to Uthappa, OUT, short, outside off, and moving away a touch. Why exactly was he looking to pull that? He goes for it, and top-edges it high up and down into the hands of mid-off. First ODI wicket for Taskin

RV Uthappa c Ziaur Rahman b Taskin Ahmed 14 (37m 24b 2x4 0x6) SR: 58.33

Ambati Rayudu comes in now

7.5

Taskin Ahmed to Rayudu, no run, that's just back of a length and moving away a touch from outside off. Rayudu leaves it alone

7.6

Taskin Ahmed to Rayudu, no run, back of a length outside off again, and Rayudu lets it go again

End of over 8 (6 runs) India 26/2 (RR: 3.25)
AT Rayudu    0* (2b)      Taskin Ahmed    2-0-10-1
CA Pujara    6* (21b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-1-6-1

8.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Pujara, no run, unplayable! That was angling in from fairly wide of the crease, pitching on off, and Pujara had to play at it. He did, and it cut away and beat his outside edge and went screaming over off stump

8.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Pujara, 1 run, waits on it this time, opens his face a touch, and dabs it behind square for a quick single

8.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Rayudu, no run, back of a length outside off and he's deep in his crease to poke it towards point

8.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Rayudu, no run, whoa! Rayudu is squared up and beaten as this seams away sharply from back of a length after angling in towards off stump

8.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Rayudu, no run, bit of bounce after angling in, and Rayudu drops his bottom hand to defend this

8.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Rayudu, 1 run, on the pads this time, and he tucks it towards midwicket

End of over 9 (2 runs) India 28/2 (RR: 3.11)
AT Rayudu    1* (6b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-1-8-1
CA Pujara    7* (23b)      Taskin Ahmed    2-0-10-1

9.1

Taskin Ahmed to Rayudu, OUT, given! That looked out for sure as he prodded forward, but not a long way forward, and the ball seamed in and hit his pad in front of middle-and-off, and the umpire doesn't hesitate at all

AT Rayudu lbw b Taskin Ahmed 1 (7m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

Suresh Raina, the captain

9.2

Taskin Ahmed to Raina, 1 run, back of a length, and too straight. Raina gets off his toes and tucks it off his hip to get off the mark

9.3

Taskin Ahmed to Pujara, no run, shortish ball, loads of carry and Mushfiq takes that high above his head after Pujara lets it go

9.4

Taskin Ahmed to Pujara, no run, not as much bounce this time, but similar line and Pujara leaves again

9.5

Taskin Ahmed to Pujara, no run, bangs this in, and he ducks into a low crouch to let that pass over his head

9.6

Taskin Ahmed to Pujara, no run, back of a length outside off and Pujara leaves again

End of over 10 (1 run) India 29/3 (RR: 2.90)
CA Pujara    7* (27b)      Taskin Ahmed    3-0-11-2
SK Raina    1* (1b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-1-8-1

10.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, no run, angled across, starts from just outside off, and Raina leaves it alone

Zeeshan: "If Taskin gets more than one or two wickets than is he.....multi-taskin'?"

10.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, FOUR, short, wide, and he punches that sweetly past point

10.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, 1 run, straighter now, angling towards off, and he goes back in his crease and tucks the ball down to deep backward square leg

10.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Pujara, 1 run, waits on this one, and flicks it with a lot of bottom hand, from off stump, towards square leg

10.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, no run, keeps a touch low from just back of a length, and Raina defends into the off side with a straight bat

10.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, 1 run, squared up a little by the angle, and by the extra bounce, and he edges this down to third man, on the hop

End of over 11 (7 runs) India 36/3 (RR: 3.27)
SK Raina    7* (6b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-1-15-1
CA Pujara    8* (28b)      Taskin Ahmed    3-0-11-2

11.1

Taskin Ahmed to Raina, FOUR, short, sits up chest high, and Raina pulls confidently past square leg

11.2

Taskin Ahmed to Raina, 1 run, back of a length, and Raina shuffles across and tucks it off his pads towards fine leg

Lakshman Kumar: "@ Zeeshan: You call call him multi-Taskin if he scores few runs with the bat and grabs a catch or two..! :P"

11.3

Taskin Ahmed to Pujara, 1 run, too straight now, and he clips it off his pads towards deep square leg

11.4

Taskin Ahmed to Raina, no run, short, and it sails way over Raina's head as he ducks under it

11.5

Taskin Ahmed to Raina, 1 run, onto Raina's pads once more, and he clips it just behind square leg

11.6

Taskin Ahmed to Pujara, no run, muted appeal for lbw, as the ball angles into Pujara and he defends down the wrong line, off the back foot, but it struck him way too high to be given, and it was angling down the leg side

End of over 12 (7 runs) India 43/3 (RR: 3.58)
CA Pujara    9* (30b)      Taskin Ahmed    4-0-18-2
SK Raina    13* (10b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-1-15-1

12.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, no run, bit of extra bounce, was there? Raina takes his bottom hand off his handle to defend into the off side

12.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, FOUR, top-edges this attempted pull as he swivels round to this shortish ball, and it goes way over the keeper's head and bounces down to the boundary

12.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, 5 runs, fuller this time, but he's still deep in his crease, shuffling across to tuck it into the on side. Dives into the crease as Mortaza chases, turns around, and hits the stumps direct at the bowler's end. Goes up to the third umpire but he's well in. Runs away for four overthrows

bit of a delay as Raina changes the grip on his bat

12.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Pujara, no run, back of a length, angling in, and keeps a touch low. Pujara defends off the back foot

12.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Pujara, 1 run, onto the pads now, but that's because Pujara has shuffled across. Tucks this down to fine leg

12.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, no run, back of a length, angling across with some extra bounce. Raina is hit high on the bat, on the sticker, but he plays with soft hands down into the slips

End of over 13 (10 runs) India 53/3 (RR: 4.07)
SK Raina    22* (14b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    7-1-25-1
CA Pujara    10* (32b)      Taskin Ahmed    4-0-18-2

13.1

Taskin Ahmed to Pujara, 1 run, short and wide and he cuts it uppishly but safely, bounces down to third man

13.2

Taskin Ahmed to Raina, no run, onto the pads, and Raina falls over as he tries to take off for a quick single after shuffling across and clipping it towards midwicket

13.3

Taskin Ahmed to Raina, 1 run, angled across, and he goes deep in his crease, opens his bat face, and dabs it down behind square

13.4

Taskin Ahmed to Pujara, OUT, gone! that came back in, and Pujara was hit on the back pad, in front of the stumps, as he tried to defend from halfway forward. Ball went between bat and pad. He didn't bring his bat down quick enough, and it came down from around second slip

CA Pujara lbw b Taskin Ahmed 11 (66m 34b 0x4 0x6) SR: 32.35

Here comes Wriddhiman

13.5

Taskin Ahmed to Saha, no run, angled in towards middle, and straightens just a touch from a pretty full length. Saha blocks it with a nice straight bat

13.6

Taskin Ahmed to Saha, no run, length ball outside off, and he comes forward to defend into the off side

End of over 14 (2 runs) India 55/4 (RR: 3.92)
WP Saha    0* (2b)      Taskin Ahmed    5-0-20-3
SK Raina    23* (16b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    7-1-25-1

14.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, no run, angled across, and Raina defends towards cover off the back foot

14.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, 2 runs, short, sits up, and he pulls it from just outside off towards deep square leg

14.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, 1 run, a touch too straight, and he works this off his pads, wide of mid-on

14.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Saha, no run, angled in, and a bit of bounce as Saha comes forward. Takes his bottom hand off and the ball hits him precisely on that bottom glove

14.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Saha, 1 run, pokes forward outside off, one-handed, no bottom hand again, and manages to get it down despite the ball hitting the bat near its shoulder

14.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, no run, goes back and waits on this to dab it towards point

End of over 15 (4 runs) India 59/4 (RR: 3.93)
SK Raina    26* (20b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    8-1-29-1
WP Saha    1* (4b)      Taskin Ahmed    5-0-20-3

sad.about.che: "I'm quite disappointed with Pujara's show here - figured this type of pitch would be where he showed the value of his technique. It's hard to see him getting another shot at the regular ODI squad given the limited chances he'll get after this series. Plus now everyone will remember this innings when his name's brought up for limited overs contention." This has been a really challenging pitch to bat on. Movement off the seam, and some inconsistent bounce as well.

15.1

Taskin Ahmed to Saha, no run, shortish ball, and he gets off the ground to cut that towards point

15.2

Taskin Ahmed to Saha, no run, full, on off stump, and he closes his bat face to play a checked drive towards mid-on

15.3

Taskin Ahmed to Saha, 1 wide, short, and angling well down the leg side as Saha ducks under it

15.3

Taskin Ahmed to Saha, no run, short, wide, and he cuts from a strange, closed position and hits it straight to point

15.4

Taskin Ahmed to Saha, no run, beauty! He came forward to that, and it cut back sharply off the pitch, bounced, and went between bat, pad, and missed everything

15.5

Taskin Ahmed to Saha, no run, wide outside off this time, and Saha lets it go

15.6

Taskin Ahmed to Saha, no run, angled in, straightened a tiny bit, and he gets behind the line to defend off the back foot

End of over 16 (1 run) India 60/4 (RR: 3.75)
WP Saha    1* (10b)      Taskin Ahmed    6-0-21-3
SK Raina    26* (20b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    8-1-29-1

16.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, no run, Shakib dives to his right at point and stops this, after Raina goes back to this ball angled across him and steers it with an open face

16.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, no run, shuffles across and is in front of off stump to tuck this from outside off towards midwicket

16.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, 1 run, shortish, straightish, and he shuffles across and works it past square leg off his hip

16.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Saha, FOUR, full, on off, and he drives this wristily over the umpire's head for four! He was too early into his shot, actually, and was initially looking to drive through mid-off

16.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Saha, OUT, got him! that's very full, and he's pinged him in front of off, on the toes, and it's angled towards the stumps. He was batting outside his crease, but there wasn't too much doubt about that

WP Saha lbw b Mashrafe Mortaza 5 (17m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 41.66

Here now is Binny

16.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Binny, 1 run, OUT, that's too straight, angled onto the pads, and he tucks it down to deep square leg. Oh, hang on, there's a run-out here! The throw, wisely, is to the bowler's end after Raina turns blind, without changing his hands, at the striker's end. He had taken his gloves off and was holding them in his hands while he ran. He's well outside the crease as Mashrafe removes the bails. The ball's slipped out of his hands and hit the stumps, actually. And on comes the red light!

SK Raina run out 27 (44m 23b 3x4 0x6) SR: 117.39

End of over 17 (6 runs) India 66/6 (RR: 3.88)
STR Binny    1* (1b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    9-1-35-2
     Taskin Ahmed    6-0-21-3

Here now is Akshar. Two inexperienced allrounders. Can they steer India out of what is a very deep hole?

17.1

Al-Amin Hossain to Patel, FOUR, that's on the stumps, and he's flicked it nonchalantly over mid-on's head

17.2

Al-Amin Hossain to Patel, no run, back of a length, angled across, and he gets behind the line to defend off the back foot

17.3

Al-Amin Hossain to Patel, FOUR, back of a length, and he's punched that sweetly through square-ish cover. Top shot!

17.4

Al-Amin Hossain to Patel, 1 wide, back of a length, way down the leg side, and he shuffles across to let it go

17.4

Al-Amin Hossain to Patel, no run, angled across, a touch fuller and outside off, and Akshar is drawn out to it and is beaten by the angle as he pokes at it

Rahman: "Almost reminds me of the Germany-Portugal match last night..." Not Netherlands-Spain?

17.5

Al-Amin Hossain to Patel, OUT, Akshar's supremely confident innings comes to an early close, he was looking to work this one to the leg side, he misses and the ball crashes into the stumps

AR Patel b Al-Amin Hossain 8 (5m 5b 2x4 0x6) SR: 160.00

17.6

Al-Amin Hossain to Mishra, no run, short, angling in from just outside off, and Mishra drops his gloves out of the way in ungainly but effective fashion

End of over 18 (9 runs) India 75/7 (RR: 4.16)
A Mishra    0* (1b)      Al-Amin Hossain    3-1-14-1
STR Binny    1* (1b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    9-1-35-2

Ziaur Rahman comes on now

18.1

Ziaur Rahman to Binny, 1 run, full, on the stumps, and midwicket fumbles a touch as he flicks it towards him

18.2

Ziaur Rahman to Mishra, no run, short of a length, held its line just outside off, defended off a half-forward-press

18.3

Ziaur Rahman to Mishra, 1 wide, full, but slides this way down the leg side

18.3

Ziaur Rahman to Mishra, no run, full, outside off, and Mishra's feet don't move as he tries to drive it, and it beats his outside edge. Don't think that moved away too much

18.4

Ziaur Rahman to Mishra, no run, length ball, outside off, and he comes forward to defend towards cover

18.5

Ziaur Rahman to Mishra, no run, shortish, angling in towards off stump, and he goes back to defend into the off side

18.6

Ziaur Rahman to Mishra, no run, back of a length again, angled towards middle, and he defends into the on side without really getting behind the line

End of over 19 (2 runs) India 77/7 (RR: 4.05)
A Mishra    0* (6b)      Ziaur Rahman    1-0-2-0
STR Binny    2* (2b)      Al-Amin Hossain    3-1-14-1

19.1

Al-Amin Hossain to Binny, no run, that's angled sharply in from wide of the crease, and he's struck on the front pad mid-shuffle, but it's definitely going down leg

19.2

Al-Amin Hossain to Binny, 1 wide, this time, he overdoes the angle and it slips down the leg side for a wide

19.2

Al-Amin Hossain to Binny, no run, angled in, towards off, and he's struck on the front pad but he'd gotten a good stride that took him outside the line, and he got an inside edge on it as well

19.3

Al-Amin Hossain to Binny, no run, back of a length outside off and he defends this towards point

19.4

Al-Amin Hossain to Binny, 1 run, that's a dangerous looking front-and-across step, but he manages to bring his bat down in time and clip this fullish ball down towards fine leg

19.5

Al-Amin Hossain to Mishra, no run, comes forward to drive this full ball outside off, and hits it to mid-off off the inside half of the bat

19.6

Al-Amin Hossain to Mishra, 1 leg bye, angled down the leg side again, and he shuffles across and tucks it off his hip to fine leg. Oh, wait, the umpire's signalled leg byes, so he might not have gotten any bat on it

End of over 20 (3 runs) India 80/7 (RR: 4.00)
A Mishra    0* (8b)      Al-Amin Hossain    4-1-16-1
STR Binny    3* (6b)      Ziaur Rahman    1-0-2-0

Taskin returns now

Jeevan: "This is a bit like Costa Rica beating Uruguay in fact!"

Jacob: "Nah, Netherlands-Spain was an amazing comeback after being down 1-0 close to half time, whereas Germany-Portugal was one way traffic throughout the match. At the moment this looks closer to Germany-Portugal because India was backs against the wall from the start"

20.1

Taskin Ahmed to Mishra, no run, back of a length outside off, and he defends towards cover off the back foot

20.2

Taskin Ahmed to Mishra, no run, shortish ball, and Mishra tries to steer it wide of point but hits it straight towards him instead

20.3

Taskin Ahmed to Mishra, 1 run, full this time and he drives it to the left of cover. Doesn't quite time it like he would have wanted to

20.4

Taskin Ahmed to Binny, no run, short, wide, and Binny slashes and misses

20.5

Taskin Ahmed to Binny, OUT, gives him width again, and he attempts to play a weird-looking slice from halfway forward. Gets a healthy edge through to the keeper. I guess he was looking to hit it behind point

STR Binny c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Taskin Ahmed 3 (29m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

Mohit Sharma now

20.6

Taskin Ahmed to Sharma, no run, angled in and straightens from a fullish length, and Mohit is beaten as he tries to drive on the up through the off side

End of over 21 (1 run) India 81/8 (RR: 3.85)
MM Sharma    0* (1b)      Taskin Ahmed    7-0-22-4
A Mishra    1* (11b)      Al-Amin Hossain    4-1-16-1

"Taskin Ahmed becomes third Bangladeshi bowler to take four wickets on debut," says Isam. "Sohag Gazi and Rubel Hossain are other two."

Here's spin for the first time. Shakib.

21.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Mishra, no run, full, angling in, and Mishra defends towards short leg

21.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Mishra, no run, that's wide outside off and he drives to cover

21.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Mishra, 2 runs, goes with the arm from outside off and he waits on it to play a late cut behind point

21.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Mishra, 1 run, full, flighted ball on off stump, and he pokes it towards mid-on for the quick single

21.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Sharma, 2 runs, comes forward to this one, pushes his hands out, and steers it past slip off the outside half of his bat. Or it was simply an outside edge, high up the bat

second slip comes in

21.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Sharma, no run, soft hands now, and the edge drops short of second slip

End of over 22 (5 runs) India 86/8 (RR: 3.90)
MM Sharma    2* (3b)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-5-0
A Mishra    4* (15b)      Taskin Ahmed    7-0-22-4

22.1

Taskin Ahmed to Mishra, OUT, that's a five-for on debut! that's full, on the stumps, and he tried to flick it square, across the line. Hit him on the back pad, but he was deep in his crease, so I guess that would have hit leg stump

A Mishra lbw b Taskin Ahmed 4 (27m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Umesh Yadav is India's No. 11

22.2

Taskin Ahmed to Yadav, no run, that's full, and he's driven it confidently to mid-off

22.3

Taskin Ahmed to Yadav, no run, ho ho! He's gone after that, slogging across the line after clearing his front leg. Doesn't quite get hold of it and it goes down to mid-on, all along the ground

22.4

Taskin Ahmed to Yadav, no run, angled in, jagged away off the pitch, and he poked and missed with no footwork

22.5

Taskin Ahmed to Yadav, 2 runs, short, wide outside off, and he tries to pull but hits it off the bottom of his bat, to the right of mid-off

22.6

Taskin Ahmed to Yadav, FOUR, what a shot! That's full, and he's driven that sweetly, with a straight bat, over the bowler's head and well wide of mid-off

End of over 23 (6 runs) India 92/9 (RR: 4.00)
UT Yadav    6* (5b 1x4)      Taskin Ahmed    8-0-28-5
MM Sharma    2* (3b)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-5-0

23.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Sharma, 1 run, angled in, turns away from just outside off, and he gets a thickish outside edge down past point as he comes forward to defend

23.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Yadav, 1 run, it's slower and wider, and he prods forward and gets another outside edge, past the diving Mortaza at slip

23.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Sharma, no run, tries to steer this towards third man after pressing forward, ends up inside-edging it onto his pads

23.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Sharma, no run, tossed up, outside off, and he leaves it alone

23.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Sharma, no run, this one goes with the angle, and he defends into the on side off the inside half of his bat

23.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Sharma, no run, short, but it doesn't come on, and he slaps it to mid-off after initially looking to cut

End of over 24 (2 runs) India 94/9 (RR: 3.91)
MM Sharma    3* (8b)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-7-0
UT Yadav    7* (6b 1x4)      Taskin Ahmed    8-0-28-5

Al-Amin now

24.1

Al-Amin Hossain to Yadav, no run, that's full, angling in, and straightens off the pitch. Defends it back to the bowler

24.2

Al-Amin Hossain to Yadav, no run, shortish ball, angled towards middle, and he's punched it towards point

24.3

Al-Amin Hossain to Yadav, no run, shortish rising ball, and he jumps up to defend this down towards the bowler

24.4

Al-Amin Hossain to Yadav, no run, shortish again. He seemed to shape for the pull but decided against it and blocked it back to the bowler

24.5

Al-Amin Hossain to Yadav, FOUR, another short ball, more of an effort ball this time, and it follows Umesh as he tries to sway out of line. Doesn't drop his hands, and it goes off his outside edge, over first slip, and runs away to the boundary

24.6

Al-Amin Hossain to Yadav, SIX, whoa! that's short, and he went for the pull without any hesitation, and smacked it high over the wide long on boundary

End of over 25 (10 runs) India 104/9 (RR: 4.16)
UT Yadav    17* (12b 2x4 1x6)      Al-Amin Hossain    5-1-26-1
MM Sharma    3* (8b)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-7-0

25.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Sharma, no run, back of a length, on off, and he defends into the off side off the back foot

25.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Sharma, 1 run, fuller now, and he drives it down to long-off

25.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Yadav, OUT, that's it! He slogs across the line, and gets a thick outside edge that ricochets off Mushfiq's thigh behind the wicket and loops into the hands of first slip

UT Yadav c Nasir Hossain b Shakib Al Hasan 17 (13m 13b 2x4 1x6) SR: 130.76

Taskin: "I tried to bowl fast and into the wickets. After bowling those two balls and going to the dressing room (at the rain interruption), I thought wicket is helping so I will just do the basics."

Taskin holds the ball up and waves it to the crowd as he leads his team off the ground. What a debut he's had! The conditions were completely loaded towards seam bowling, and there was seam movement and a bit of iffy bounce right through the innings. Still, was it a 105 all out pitch? You can't say India batted particularly well. Lots of batsmen planting their front feet halfway forward, right in front of the stumps, and playing across the line. You don't do that when it's moving around so much, and there were five lbws in all.

Anyway, Bangladesh's target won't necessarily be 106, since the rain interruption happened after India had begun their innings. Watch this space.

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Suresh Raina hugs Mohit Sharma, Bangladesh v India, 2nd ODI, Mirpur, June 17, 2014

Suresh Raina hugs Mohit Sharma

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Stuart Binny's 6 for 4 was the best ODI figures for India, Bangladesh v India, 2nd ODI, Mirpur, June 17, 2014

Stuart Binny's 6 for 4 was the best ODI figures for India

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