fires a yorker, and Bangladesh win! Rohit was left with no room to have a swing, and all he could do was have a swish irrespective of the length. They didn't run - it wouldn't have made a difference anyway - as Fizz nailed a yorker exactly when it was most important. Rohit is left frustrated
8.30pm Cheers Himanshu. Another cracking finish in Mirpur. Mehidy and Mahmudullah set it up, dragging Bangladesh up to 271 for 7 from the pits of 69 for 6. India, powered by an injured Rohit, took the game down to the final ball, but Mutafizur nervelessly closed it out. Can Bangladesh press onto whitewash India 3-0, in Chattogram? I'll bring you the presentation shortly. Do stick with us.
Rohit, India captain: Honestly, the thumb is not too great. Some dislocation on the finger, but not a fracture, which is why I could come and bat. I think when you lose a game, there are positives and negatives... From 70 for 6 to allowing them to 270-odd was not a great effort from the bowlers. The middle overs and back end are hurting us - it hurt us in the first game as well. We need to focus on what we need to do as individuals but not taking anything away from Mehidy and Mahmudullah. But we need to learn how to break partnerships and that's something that will hold you in good stead. In one-day cricket, it's all about partnerships like those guys did it. When you get 50, 70-run partnerships, you should make it 100-120 partnership. Having said that, we have a lot of things to look at and we need to be a bit brave and take more chances. Few injury concerns and we need to get to the bottom of it; maybe they're playing too much cricket. It's something we have to sit down with our team at NCA and try and monitor their workload. Can't afford to have half-fit players representing India.
Mehidy, Player of the Match: Last few years I've worked hard and I need to focus on particular areas. The coach gives me lots of information as to how to play in international cricket. He [Mahmudullah] is a senior guy and we just wanted to build a partnership. It was a great moment for me and while bowling I just tried the good areas.
Litton, Bangladesh captain: Feeling very happy. Winning the series as captain - it's a dream come true. I decided that 240 would be enough in Mirpur. We lost six wickets but the way Miraz and Riyad bhai played was outstanding. The wicket played well in the second half and I just changed the bowlers. We are going for winning the match [in Chattogram].
That's all we have for you. Thanks for tuning in. Until next time, this is Deivarayan Muthu signing off on the behalf of Himanshu Agrawal and Chandan Duorah. Take care and good night.
Mustafa Moudi: "Mehidy will be taking away 2 PTOM awards in 2 games. Guess the Player of the Series award is already in his kitty!!
Afeef: "Took me back to a decade ago when Rohit used to bat in the middle order and finish games sometimes "
Khurram: "Credit to Bangladesh, the way they have taken the game away from India..Considering the class of Rohit, KL amd Kohli, India should have won the series..But Mehidy Miraz made a big difference in both the games.."
Kamesh: "Rohit's innings an example of what the Indian top order can achieve if they play fearlessly! "
Nishant : "Wake up calls for India. We have to get our strategy and team selection right. Shows that we're dependent on a few names to win. "
Akhil: "Luck is finally out for India against Bangladesh, having snatched wins from the jaws of defeat in a few important matches in the recent past. Looks like luck is favouring Bangla now and it is only a reprieve for their fans."
Makarand: "No intent shown by Thakur in his 22 ball 7. That proved very costly at the end. If he has to cement his place, need to be little better in approach."
Tushar Sem: "Not to be too harsh on Siraj but in the modern game you need to be able to put bat to ball at least. See what Fizz did in the first game. "
A heroic performance of 100* from 81 balls from Mehidy led the way for the hosts, as he added 148 with Mahmudullah after Bangladesh were 69 for 6 at one stage. They took the momentum into the dressing room after the first half, but who knew they would have to give it away so often, with Iyer and Axar quickly adding 107, and Rohit thrashing a rapid fifty. Deiva will bring the presentation to you.
Mk: "48th over maiden hurts"
Aditi: "Well done Rohit. You did what you could."
8.20pm Another thriller in Mirpur. This game swung one way and the other, and it wasn't until the final delivery of the allotted overs that we knew who the winner would be. Rohit cracked 51* off 28 balls from No. 9 - an injured left thumb forced him to bat there - as the match, which was all but Bangladesh's until a few overs back, abruptly seemed to have been snatched away from them.
6 off 1
swatted down the ground! Rohit reaches 50 off 27 balls, but all that is secondary. He has suddenly pumped life into the game. Fizz went short, and a bit wide of off, and Rohit flashed with a horizontal bat
tries to swipe, but is beaten. Dot ball. Gold for Bangladesh. Fizz goes back to the good length ball, which is a slower delivery angling across off
slashed between point and short third! Rohit not only providing late entertainment, but also some nerves depending on which camp you belong to. Shortish and a bit wide of off, and he hacked at that late
sliced to deep third! Rohit skipped down, and made room. He reached out for this full and wide-ish ball, and lost his bottom hand. The ball went over short third
dot ball to start. On a good length, and angling across to end just past off stump after Rohit attempts a swat
20 to get. Fizz to Rohit.
bowled him! Fullish and quick, and on middle and off. Siraj aims for the Padma, and ends up getting beaten. The middle and off stumps are struck, and India lose their ninth. Mahmudullah strikes, but gets probably the wrong man
dropped at fine leg! This time it was Anamul, and the crowd is stunned. Someone there even advises what he should have done, as he went low but the ball dribbled out. Full toss to Rohit on middle, and he heaved at it again
Abhishek Mukher: "BD panicking"
skips down, and simply chips this full and flat ball to long-on. They nab two in quick time
Rohit keeps striking freely! Short delivery on middle and off, as he made room and swiped at it
dropped by Ebadot! He was at short fine leg, and was moving to his left, but the ball popped between his hands. Full ball from Mahmudullah, and another slog sweep by Rohit but gets a top edge
wide outside leg, and they run two more. So that's three runs. Full ball pitching outside leg, and turning down, as Mushi also missed after Rohit let it go. A late pick from close to the rope, and that keeps it to two
flung over deep midwicket! Pretty full on off, and Rohit clears his front leg to send that sailing over the longer boundary
maiden over. When he finally gets bat on ball - on his sixth attempt - he slices this very full ball around off to deep point, but of course Rohit refuses the single
1, 2, 3, 4, 5. No bat on ball again. Slower ball, and good length on middle. Darts away to end outside off as he misses his swipe
four in a row. This time Siraj attempts a slog for the on side, as Fizz bowls a near yorker length ball angling across to end just outside off
another miss after a poke. Fuller length, and angling away again to just end outside off
keeps low, and just beats the off stump. Fullish length outside leg, and darting away sharply to end outside off and beat Siraj's whip
slower ball, and full and angling across off. Ends wide of off, as Siraj's attempted drive is in vain
Fizz back from over the wicket
Tariq: "@Sukh you jinxed him already."
off the leading edge and back to the bowler, as Rohit goes deep in the crease to flick this fullish ball heading down leg
|Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur|
|Toss||Bangladesh, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
Mehidy Hasan Miraz
|Series result||Bangladesh led the 3-match series 2-0|
|Match number||ODI no. 4496|
|Match days||7 December 2022 - daynight (50-over match)|