gets extra bounce, runs it down to third man to win the series. That's 10 home matches in a ow. That's Champions Trophy spot sealed. No crazy celebration. Just a matter-of-fact look. These are no crazy upsets. This is a better team in the conditions and on the days dominating the other
Bangladesh won by 6 wickets (with 54 balls remaining) (D/L method)
11.30pm It's half an hour to midnight. Tomorrow is a working day. But knowing Dhaka there will be a party on the streets well into the morning. They have won a series against India, they have notched 10 straight home wins, and they are into the Champions Trophy. India need a lot of looking into the mirror. To take out into those celebrations on the streets or into what India see in the mirror will be exceeding the brief of this commentary. So we bid you farewell to join you again in three days. This is Sidharth Monga saying goodbye
"That was great moment for us," says Mashrafe Mortaza. "To be playing in the Champions Trophy is a big achievement for us. Every time we were shaken someone took over. That is a big thing. The way Mustafiz is bowling he has become the big fish. It has been very significant, and many series coming up, hopefully we can keep on performing like this."
"It's pretty simple to see what went wrong," says MS Dhoni. "We need to put runs on the board. We didn't get to a good start, and whenever there was a partnership we lost two wickets together. You have to take risks in such a game, but if you keep losing two wickets in a row, it becomes difficult to do so. If you have 200 on the board, it is quite easy for the other teams to chase so I won't blame the bowlers for this game. We as batsmen got starts, but we didn't make it big. Where we lacked was the fact that we lost wickets. Most of them played two or three deliveries. They are bowling well as a unit. You can't really on just one or two bowlers. That is what they are doing well. Even when they didn't get a wicket,. they kept things tight. They got a bit of reverse but their lines and lengths were good. We will come and enjoy, maybe play a bit more freely. Won't think too much about the result. Will be the last match of the season, it has been a hectic season, and we are looking forward to it."
"Very happy," says Mustafizur Rahman, the Man of the Match. "My team-mates helped me a lot to help me do well. Thanks to the crowd too for turning up despite the rain. I want to bowl even better in the third ODI."
11.07pm Bachcha re bachcha [hey kid, you kid], mocked the Indian TV. Bangladesh didn't like it. They have waited with the audio ready, they have waited for the series win to be accomplished, and have started playing the song on the PA. The man in charge of PA then says, "We are not kids, we are tigers."
What a great result. It is indeed the rise of the tigers. They have won 10 home ODIs in a row. They have beaten India in a series for the first time. Their next target should be to do well away from home, but right now they have earned celebrations. They have brought India down with a plan and a ruthless execution of it. This is a night - a week and a half - Dhaka and Bangladesh and all Bangladeshis away from home won't forget in a hurry. And why should they?
Mustafizur Rahman, he of the lethal cutter, began the ascension today. If it was Taskin Ahmed supporting him the other night, today support came from an unexpected quarter: Nasir Hossain's part-time offspin went for just 10-0-33-2. MS Dhoni looked to weather the storm and open up in the end, but in the end there was Mustafizur, whose cutters cut through India once again. The chase was a little nervous, but the shots kept coming off, with India - with the exception of Ashwin - lacking the teeth to defend 200
Richly deserved celebrations. They have just dominated India, the WC semi-finalists, the current Champions Trophy champions, and they are all out on the field. Now they get into the huddle. Some of them are carrying souvenir stumps. I think I have heard playing on the PA the song that the Indian broadcaster used to promote the series, which was a touch offensive. So if that was the case, the broadcaster has deserved it
"One of the greatest moments, really." says Mushfiqur Rahim. "The way Mustafiz bowled was the gamechanger. The way he is bowling in the nets even we are struggling to pick his slower ball. How can the opposition pick it then? And Mashrafe has led us superbly. Thanks to the crowd, and hopefully we will win the next one too."
down the wicket, the crowd roars, but he gets just the single to long-on
The rest of the team has reached the boundary rope
pushed to mid-on
fired into the pads, defended to leg
Jadeja drops short, and he pulls it through midwicket for four to bring up a fifty. Another reason to celebrate in Dhaka
The crowd noise has reached a crescendo. The team in the gallery has lined up and is waiting to celebrate
short again, pulled away for a single to deep midwicket. One shot to go now
wide down the leg side. The bouncer but inaccurate
Junaid: "Bangladesh have not only won but dominated their last 5 ODIs."
short again, this time pulled to fine leg for one
dismissed out of his sight. He is waiting for another short ball with the front leg out of the way, and he pulls it between mid-on and midwicket for four
Round the wicket he goes
nearly hit wicket. This is into the ribs, he looks to tuck it away, but it has pushed him way back in the crease. In fact he has landed behind the stumps but just outside off. He somehow manages to acrobatically avoid the stumps as he falls down the leg side
short, wide, backs away to cut it in front of square, past the diving Dhawan at cover. Even closer. The party is about to begin
short of a length, outside leg, easy single for Shakib
breaks the maiden by working this to long leg for one
stays back to defend a flat delivery
turning into the pads, defended to short leg
fired in, Shakib is caught in a shimmy down the wicket, but defends it well
gets this to jump at him, but Shakib does well to keep the defensive shot down
short of a length, turning in, defended to leg
Powerplay to make things worse for India
slower short ball, punched to third man. Target under 20 now
Thank you, Mustafizur
Rahane needs more versatility in ODIs
'One of our biggest achievements' - Mashrafe
|Mushfiqur Rahim||run out||31||34|
|Shakib Al Hasan||not out||51||62|
|Sabbir Rahman||not out||22||23|
|Extras||(lb 4, w 9)|
|Total||200(4 wkts; 38 ovs)|