2nd Test, Dhaka, Jan 24 - 27 2010, India tour of Bangladesh
233 & 312
(0.2 ov, target 2)544/8d & 2/0
India won by 10 wickets
player of the match
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• The Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran

Zaheer burst sets up 2-0 victory

From a position of relative strength to utter disarray in the space of half an hour - that was Bangladesh's story on the final day of the series in Mirpur

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Scorecard summary
Bangladesh233/10(73.5 overs)1st INNINGS
India544/8(133 overs)1st INNINGS
Bangladesh312/10(90.3 overs)2nd INNINGS
Tamim Iqbal151 (183)
Zaheer Khan7/87(20.3)
Pragyan Ojha2/77(22)
India2/0(0.2 overs)2nd INNINGS

Handshakes all round, Bangladesh will be gutted after they collapsed spectacularly before lunch.

Job done for India, who will now focus on the series against South Africa, which will be a battle for the No. 1 ranking.

Breaking news: South Africa have sacked their selection panel, a day after Mickey Arthur stepped down from the coaching job.

Trivia This isn't the first time a team has chased down a target without any of their batsmen scoring a run. It has happened at least once before, when a no-ball from Syed Kirmani gave West Indies a win in Barbados in 1983.

Post-match presentation: Sachin Tendulkar gets a memento for becoming the first batsman to score 13,000 Test runs.

Zaheer is the Man of the Match for his ten-wicket haul.

Shakib: "We didn't bat two hours well, that's why we lost - first hour in the first innings, and an hour before lunch today. Everytime someone is getting runs, but we need two or three guys to score in each innings, that's something that we have to improve."

Zaheer is also the Man of the Series. "Particularly this match it was tough for the bowlers as the pitch kept getting slow and low, but once it started to reverse there was something in it for the bowlers.

"Still long way to go (to reach his best), still working on my fitness, this particular spell is a confidence-booster for me."

MS Dhoni collects the series trophy. "It was a difficult task to get 10 wickets in the second innings as there was nothing in the pitch to help either the fast bowlers or the spinners, that's one of the reasons we were keen to bowl first.

Zaheer's spell was remarkable as I feel it was a fantastic wicket to bat on.

"We were looking for the new ball, but with the ball keeping low we wanted to see what the fast bowlers could do with the ball reversing, credit goes to Ojha as well as he got the wicket of Ashraful after which we decided to not go for the new ball."

Dhoni's record of never losing a Test as captain remains, but it is something that will be tested in the matches against South Africa next month.

If you missed seeing today's play (or even otherwise), click here for Dileep Premachandran's bulletin.

That's it from us for this series, thank for all the mails. This is Siddarth Ravindran signing out.

Shakib to Sehwag, 2 byes

and that one has kept real low outside off, sneaked past the batsman and through the keeper's legs, that will be byes and the two runs India need to seal a 2-0 victory

Shakib to Sehwag, no run

Sehwag wants to finish it off in a hurry, attempts an almighty heave through the off side but misses

Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir walk out

Bangladesh's final seven wickets went down for 22 runs, undoing all the good work of the top order. India, though, will be thrilled their injury-riddled batting line-up hasn't be asked to do much in the final innings. Zaheer becomes the fourth Indian fast bowler to take ten wickets in a match away from home.

Khan to Rubel, OUT

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

Rubel Hossain b Khan 0 (7m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Khan to Rubel, no run

shortish ball, just outside off, batsman sways outside the line

Khan to Rubel, no run

starts with a delivery bowled from wide of the crease, on the pads and rolls towards the leg side

end of over 908 runs
BDESH: 312/9CRR: 3.46 
Mushfiqur Rahim10 (26)
Rubel Hossain0 (1)
Harbhajan Singh26-7-75-1
Zaheer Khan20-2-87-6

Zaheer's career-best effort has put Bangladesh on the brink of a heavy defeat. It was all so different at the drinks break, when Mohammad Ashraful and Shahadat Hossain made India toil and Bangladesh were looking to set a tall target. It was the Indian spinners who started the collapse, slowing their pace and giving the ball more air, to take three quick wickets.

Join us at 12.10 to see whether Zaheer can complete his ten-wicket haul.

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Harbhajan to Mushfiqur, FOUR runs

and India will have bat again, Mushfiqur gets on his knee and slaps that legstump delivery for four taking Bangladesh to 312, and that's lunch

Harbhajan to Mushfiqur, no run
Harbhajan to Mushfiqur, no run

tossed up delivery, bounces sharply after pitching on a length on leg stump, takes the thigh pad through to leg slip, India thought it's game over, the umpire didn't

Harbhajan to Mushfiqur, no run

more defence from Mushfiqur

Harbhajan to Mushfiqur, no run

on the pads, blocked towards short leg

From round the wicket

Harbhajan to Mushfiqur, FOUR runs

short and wide, cracked in front of point for four

Last over before lunch

end of over 89Wicket maiden
BDESH: 304/9CRR: 3.41 
Rubel Hossain0 (1)
Mushfiqur Rahim2 (20)
Zaheer Khan20-2-87-6
Harbhajan Singh25-7-67-1
Khan to Rubel, no run

no hat-trick for Zaheer as a fullish ball on the pads is steered behind square leg

Khan to Shafiul, OUT

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

Shafiul Islam b Khan 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Khan to Mahmudullah, OUT

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

Mahmudullah c Vijay b Khan 0 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Khan to Mahmudullah, no run

down the leg side, left alone by the batsman

Khan to Raqibul, OUT

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

Raqibul Hasan b Khan 5 (31m 23b 0x4 0x6) SR: 21.73
Khan to Raqibul, no run

length ball is tapped back to the bowler

Zaheer is back, from round the wicket

end of over 883 runs
BDESH: 304/6CRR: 3.45 
Mushfiqur Rahim2 (20)
Raqibul Hasan5 (21)
Harbhajan Singh25-7-67-1
Pragyan Ojha22-4-77-2
Harbhajan to Mushfiqur, no run

full and on the pads, tapped to forward short leg

Harbhajan to Mushfiqur, no run

keeps bat and pad close together as he defends

Harbhajan to Mushfiqur, no run

fullish ball pitching outside off, blocked to the off side

Harbhajan from round the wicket

Best performances - batters
Tamim Iqbal portrait
Tamim Iqbal
151 runs (183)
18 fours
3 sixes
Productive shot
leg glance
36 runs
3 fours
1 six
Sachin Tendulkar
SR Tendulkar
143 runs (182)
13 fours
1 six
Productive shot
leg glance
36 runs
1 four
0 six
Best performances - bowlers
Zaheer Khan player pic
Z Khan
Ishant Sharma portrait
I Sharma
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
TossBangladesh, elected to bat first
SeriesIndia tour of Bangladesh
Player Of The Match
Zaheer Khan
Zaheer Khan
Player Of The Series
Zaheer Khan
Zaheer Khan
Series resultIndia won the 2-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 1950
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30
Match days24,25,26,27 January 2010 - day(5-day match)
New Zealand Image
Billy Bowden
South Africa Image
Marais Erasmus
TV Umpire
Bangladesh Image
Reserve Umpire
Bangladesh Image
Enamul Haque
Match Referee
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Andy Pycroft