Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    2.3 Tamim's gone, superb stuff from Zaheer who gets it to nip back in after pitching it on a good length on the off, Tamim got forward, only just, and tried to close the face but was a little late in adjusting to the movement and it crashed into middle and off 4/2
    1.1 caught down the leg side, Ishant strikes with his first delivery, short outside leg and he tries to clip it fine, gets a feather to Dhoni who goes up immediately, Bowden has no problem with it, India hit early. 0/1
    4.2 another wicket down the leg side, short outside leg and he tries to help it on its away to fine leg, swivels and gets a glove to it, no doubts this time and it heads straight to Dhoni 13/3
    12.4 Stumped, Ashraful wanted to continue his attacking game, that didn't spin, tossed up outside off, came down the track and tried to smash it over the in-field on the leg side, missed, was way out of his crease and Dhoni did the rest 51/5
    11.6 four down, Raqibul, who was restrained upto this point, attempted a drive to a fullish delivery outside off that was angled in from slightly wide of the crease, got a thick outside edge straight to Dravid at second slip 44/4
    35.4 gone! A terrible shot, short and wide and moving away further, reaches out to play the cut, has to stretch, gets a thick edge straight to Dhoni 127/7
    31.5 trapped in front, got it to nip back in, short of a good length, forced him on the back foot, moved in and beat his attempted defence to trap him in line with middle and leg, looked plumb 106/6
    not out
    43.6 stumped, flighted it again and drew him forward, tried to defend it into the off side, it turned away to beat the outside edge and Dhoni reacted quickly to take off the bails with Shahadat's foot still on the line, the third umpire's taking his time but I can't see any part of the foot inside the crease, he's given him 155/8
    63.5 and the gets the breakthrough! Short of a length on the off and angling away from the right hander, Shafiul makes the fatal error, opting to play at it, guides it straight into the palms of Dravid at second slip 213/9
    73.5 bowled'im! Through the gate, tossed it up outside off and got him to prod forward, tried to defend it towards cover, it spun in to miss the bat and slid through the gap onto the stumps 233/10
    2 (lb 2)
    233 all out (73.5 Overs, RR: 3.15)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Imrul Kayes, 1.1 ov), 2-4 (Tamim Iqbal, 2.3 ov), 3-13 (Junaid Siddique, 4.2 ov), 4-44 (Raqibul Hasan, 11.6 ov), 5-51 (Mohammad Ashraful, 12.4 ov), 6-106 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 31.5 ov), 7-127 (Shakib Al Hasan, 35.4 ov), 8-155 (Shahadat Hossain, 43.6 ov), 9-213 (Shafiul Islam, 63.5 ov), 10-233 (Rubel Hossain, 73.5 ov)
    Z Khan1936233.2600
    I Sharma1836643.6600
    PP Ojha1614923.0600
    Harbhajan Singh18.534812.5400
    Yuvraj Singh20603.0000
    29.5 no century for Gambhir, undone by a superb short ball from Shafiul, similar manner of dismissal as Sehwag, Gambhir was surprised by that well-directed bouncer, he jumps and fends at it just outside off, and the resulting edge loops towards the keeper, who collects a simple catch 146/2
    19.6 gone! Superbly bowled, some extra pace on that one and he bowls it short on the off, shot off the pitch and Sehwag didn't expect that, was late in trying to back away away from it, it caught the glove and went through to the keeper 103/1
    retired hurt
    91.4 gone! A tame dismissal, it was bowled full on the pads, came down the track and chipped it straight to Imrul Kayes at midwicket 421/3
    95.5 comes round the wicket and bowls it on middle, comes down the track and tries to clear mid-on but can't get it past Mahmudullah who takes a simple catch 436/4
    132.6 Dhoni stretches forward to defend a short of length ball, which turns past his bat, Mushfiqur has the bails off in a jiffy, did Dhoni get his back leg into the crease in time? Nope, it was on the line, Dhoni is gone for 89 544/8
    102.5 at the fag end of the day! Shafiul bowls it wide outside the off stump and invites the wild slash, Harbhajan obliges and the thick edge is snapped up by Mushfiqur 459/5
    106.2 bangs it in short and Zaheer goes for the bait, the ball rises towards his face and he can't resist the hook, the top edge swirls to Shahadat at fine leg who falls and takes it well, credit to Shafiul for setting it up 467/6
    123.6 Ishant is gone, big air from Ashraful, pitching on a length, Ishant looks to defend but gets the outside edge, ball hits the keeper on his right shoulder and pops up, Mushfiqur then pouches it 518/7
    not out
    20 (b 3, lb 6, nb 10, w 1)
    544/8d (133 Overs, RR: 4.09)
    Did not bat: Yuvraj Singh
    Fall of wickets: 1-103 (Virender Sehwag, 19.6 ov), 2-146 (Gautam Gambhir, 29.5 ov), 2-368* (Rahul Dravid, retired not out ), 3-421 (Sachin Tendulkar, 91.4 ov), 4-436 (Murali Vijay, 95.5 ov), 5-459 (Harbhajan Singh, 102.5 ov), 6-467 (Zaheer Khan, 106.2 ov), 7-518 (Ishant Sharma, 123.6 ov), 8-544 (MS Dhoni, 132.6 ov)
    Shafiul Islam2318633.7310
    Shahadat Hossain2229114.1302
    Rubel Hossain28111504.1008
    Shakib Al Hasan34311823.4700
    Mohammad Ashraful903814.2200
    Junaid Siddique10909.0000
    Raqibul Hasan11010.0000
    58.1 Zaheer's double-strike adds a big twist here, he gets the ball to reverse swing from over the wicket, induces Tamim to get forward to drive and the ball brushes the edge and Dhoni and the rest know they've got him 222/3
    4.5 Zaheer strikes, Kayes was perhaps unsettled by the previous delivery, he checks his drive to a short of length ball outside off, it pops towards Karthik at cover, he dives forward to latch on to the ball 19/1
    56.4 thin edge! Zaheer tempts him with width and pitches it up, Siddique chases it and looks back after snicking it, Zaheer looks back for confirmation, Bowden gives him 219/2
    79.2 and there's the breakthrough India were searching for, Amit Mishra gets a chance to make amends for his horror drop and he does, Shahadat charges out of the crease and looks to loft over long-on, where Mishra gleefully accepts the catch 290/4
    80.5 oh dear, that's two in two overs now, lovely delivery from Ojha ends Ashraful's stay, gets the ball to grip and turn across the batsman who was on the backfoot as he looked to play that one, gets an outside edge to Dhoni, Ojha gets that to bounce extra as well 291/5
    88.2 Bangladesh slide towards defeat, Raqibul shoulders arms to be bowled, that's not a replay he will want to see, Zaheer bowled that from the edge of the crease and the angle takes the ball through to offstump, hits him on the front pad along the way 304/7
    82.3 Shakib is gone, are Bangladesh heading for another of their familiar implosions? Shakib powerfully swats a length delivery only to see Gambhir pluck it overhead at square leg, it went straight at him 301/6
    not out
    88.4 this match is heading to an early finish, a blinder from Murali Vijay at slip gives Zaheer his second wicket of the over, the ball moved away after pitching on a back of a length, just enough to attract the outside edge, Vijay throws himself to his left from second slip to latch onto a low one-handed effort, a stunner 304/8
    88.5 ho ho ho, Zaheer is on a hat-trick, again bowling from wide of the crease and cuts through the batsman, strikes offstump as the batsman looks to defend, that's No. 6 for Zaheer 304/9
    90.3 that's it, India need two to win, Zaheer gets ten in a match, the batsman plays down the wrong line to a length delivery which knocks over offstump 312/10
    14 (b 7, lb 5, w 2)
    312 all out (90.3 Overs, RR: 3.44)
    Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Imrul Kayes, 4.5 ov), 2-219 (Junaid Siddique, 56.4 ov), 3-222 (Tamim Iqbal, 58.1 ov), 4-290 (Shahadat Hossain, 79.2 ov), 5-291 (Mohammad Ashraful, 80.5 ov), 6-301 (Shakib Al Hasan, 82.3 ov), 7-304 (Raqibul Hasan, 88.2 ov), 8-304 (Mahmudullah, 88.4 ov), 9-304 (Shafiul Islam, 88.5 ov), 10-312 (Rubel Hossain, 90.3 ov)
    Z Khan20.328774.2410
    I Sharma1525003.3300
    Harbhajan Singh2677512.8800
    PP Ojha2247723.5000
    V Sehwag721101.5710

Match Details


Bangladesh , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

India won the 2-match series 2-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30

Match days

24,25,26,27 January 2010 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Sun, 24 Jan - day 1 - India 1st innings 69/0 (G Gambhir 26*, V Sehwag 41*, 12.5 ov)
  • Mon, 25 Jan - day 2 - India 1st innings 459/5 (MS Dhoni 22*, 102.5 ov)
  • Tue, 26 Jan - day 3 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 228/3 (Shahadat Hossain 2*, Mohammad Ashraful 2*, 60 ov)
  • Wed, 27 Jan - day 4 - India 2nd innings 2/0 (0.2 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • Glimmers of hope in the gloom

    If Bangladesh view this series as an opportunity lost, then there is hope for progress. They stood up to India on a few occasions but lost the plot under pressure, and were let down by their own weakness

  • Ishant outscores Sreesanth, while Zaheer dominates

    A series between the top-rankers and the wooden-spoon holders of Test cricket was not expected to set the pulse racing, but India did their bit to spark some interest into a series that they ultimately won convincingly

  • 'We may have relaxed' - Shakib

    Reflecting on his team's sensational collapse on the fourth day, the Bangladesh captain believes that his side paid the price for relaxing during the Mohammad Ashraful-Shahadat Hossain partnership

  • Zaheer walks the talk to swing it for India

    To say Zaheer Khan was all over Bangladesh would be an understatement - he owned them today

  • Dhoni salutes bowlers' effort

    MS Dhoni has credited Zaheer Khan and the other bowlers for the thumping ten-wicket victory over Bangladesh that secured a clean sweep