Mustafizur Rahman bowls Bangladesh to a series win over India

Vicky / 21 June 2015

Bangladesh created history as they beat India by 6 wickets in the second ODI at Mirpur and with that, they took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three match ODI series. Once again Mustafizur Rahman is the star for the hosts as he bettered his debut performance by ending his spell with six wickets, which was key in dismissing India for just 200. Chasing 200 to victory courtesy Duckworth-Lewis adjustment, Bangladeshi batsmen had no difficulties in doing so. With this win, Bangladesh also qualified for the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy

Chasing 200, once again Bangladesh openers Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar got their team off to a good sat before Dhawal Kulkarni had Tamim caught by Shikhar Dhawan in the slips. Litton Das joined Sarkar and the duo looked threatening as they scored some quick runs in the middle overs. When it all looked like Soumya Sarkar will score his second consecutive 50 in ODIs, R Ashwin trapped him plumb in front for 34. Soon after Litton Das was dismissed by Axar Patel for 36.

All Rounder Shakib Al Hasan walked in and took the attack to the opposition as he along with Mushfiqur Rahim scored some quick runs and put on 50 run partnership between them. The 54 run fourth wicket partnership was ended courtesy a brilliance from MS Dhoni to run Rahim out for 31. Shakib held his nerves and crossed his 36th ODI fifty, which steered his side home in the company of Sabbir Rahman. R Ashwin was the pick of the Indian bowlers with figures of 1-32 in 10 overs.

Earlier choosing to bat, Indian innings got off to a disastrous start as opener Rohit Sharma was dismissed for a second ball duck. India stabilized their innings through Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli, who stitched together a 74 run partnership. Dhawan reached his fifty before he was dismissed by Nasir Hossain, who also accounted for Virat Kohli few overs earlier. MS Dhoni walked in at number 4 and played a steady innings before Mustafizur came back and triggered a collapse which helped Bangladesh to restrict India for just 200. Mustafizur picked his second fifer in as many ODIs and ended with figures of 6-43.

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