result
2nd Test, Dhaka, May 25 - 27 2007, India tour of Bangladesh
610/3d
(f/o) 118 & 253
India won by an innings and 239 runs
Player Of The Match
5/34 & 2/54
zaheer-khan
Player Of The Series
254 runs • 3 wkts
sachin-tendulkar

Zaheer Khan rocked Bangladesh in both the innings to lead India to a facile win. Mohammad Ashraful and Mashrafe Mortaza hit attacking half centuries to expose some weak links in the India bowling, but could only delay the inevitable. It was a comprehensive victory no doubt, but there are aspects of the game on which India will have to work hard, especially fielding. Batting looked solid and the bowling had the intensity. As far as Bangladesh are concerned, there is lot to be looked into. They have developed as a ODI unit in the recent times but they are yet to set the world on fire as far as Tests are concerned.

Man of the Match - Zaheer Khan

Man of the series - Sachin Tendulkar

That's all for now. Hop over, if you wish, to the England v West Indies game and don't forget to bring your rain coats.

57.3
W
Tendulkar to Mortaza, OUT

there it is! tossed up on the stumps, Mortaza goes down on one knee and sweeps across the line, ball clips the top edge and balloons up behind the stumps on the leg side, Dhoni calls for it and safely pouches it - India win by and Innings and 239 runs

Mashrafe Mortaza c †Dhoni b Tendulkar 70 (102m 68b 8x4 3x6) SR: 102.94
57.2
Tendulkar to Mortaza, no run

swept down to fine leg, they decide not to go for the single

57.1
4
Tendulkar to Mortaza, FOUR runs

tossed up outside the off stump, Mortaza hits straight, one bounce and over the long-off fence she goes.

end of over 577 runs
BAN: 249/9CRR: 4.36 
Syed Rasel1 (7)
Mashrafe Mortaza66 (65)
Anil Kumble 15-1-72-2
Sachin Tendulkar 6-1-31-1
56.6
Kumble to Syed Rasel, no run

frustration continues for India. full and on the stumps, defended watchfully

56.5
Kumble to Syed Rasel, no run

on the middle and off stump line, drifting in. Rasel gets behind the line and defends it well.

56.4
1
Kumble to Mortaza, 1 run

worked away through the vacant midwicket region for an easy single

56.3
Kumble to Mortaza, no run

quicker delivery outside the off stump, Mortaza pushes forward to defend and the ball rolls away off the inner half of the bat

56.2
6
Kumble to Mortaza, SIX runs

short and drifting down the leg side, too slow a delivery and Mortaza dismisses it over the fine leg fence.

56.1
Kumble to Mortaza, no run

leg break on the middle and off stump line, defended stretching well forward

end of over 5611 runs
BAN: 242/9CRR: 4.32 
Mashrafe Mortaza59 (61)
Syed Rasel1 (5)
Sachin Tendulkar 6-1-31-1
Anil Kumble 14-1-65-2
55.6
1
Tendulkar to Mortaza, 1 run

comes down the track and is almost beaten, ball clips the outside edge and rolls away towards short third man

55.5
4
Tendulkar to Mortaza, FOUR runs

four more. another fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Mortaza gets a good stride in and drives it away to the cover fence, nicely opened the face of the bat at the point of impact to get the placement right

55.4
Tendulkar to Mortaza, no run

pitched close to the off stump line and turning away. Mortaza gets well forward and taps it away towards gully

55.3
4
Tendulkar to Mortaza, FOUR runs

in the slot outside the off stump and Mortaza hammers it through extra cover

55.2
1
Tendulkar to Syed Rasel, 1 run

flat delivery otuside the off stump and Rasel drives it straight to the fielder at mid-off

55.1
1
Tendulkar to Mortaza, 1 run

Dropped! tossed up outside the off stump and Mortaza lofts it down to long-off. Powar runs in from the deep and dives forward but fell well short of the ball. That's his fifty - well played

end of over 558 runs
BAN: 231/9CRR: 4.20 
Syed Rasel0 (4)
Mashrafe Mortaza49 (56)
Anil Kumble 14-1-65-2
Sachin Tendulkar 5-1-20-1
54.6
Kumble to Syed Rasel, no run

full and on the stumps, defended stretching well forward. Another over safely negotiated

54.5
Kumble to Syed Rasel, no run

bit of extra bounce and the edge is produced but the ball falls well short of the fielder at slip

54.4
1
Kumble to Mortaza, 1 run

worked away towards midwicket, Rasel calls for the single and sprints across, Mortaza had no option but to oblige

54.3
Kumble to Mortaza, no run

full and on the middle and leg stump line, Mortaza presents the full face of the bat and the ball rolls back to the bowler

54.3
1nb
Kumble to Mortaza, (no ball)

quicker delivery outside the off stump and Mortaza is beaten outside the off stump

54.2
6
Kumble to Mortaza, SIX runs

short ball and Mortaza pulls it away over the backward square leg fence

54.1
Kumble to Mortaza, no run

defended outside the off stump