The Mirpur wicket was still with bowlers who were swinging the bowl so bang on. Rain was the main factor in this ODI series, which stopped the 2nd ODI many times but in the last ODI rain won when Team India was in trouble with the score of 119/9. It was India, who chose to bat first in the 3rd ODI against Bangladesh. Mostly in Asian tracks Indian team is well known because of his big scoring but in Bangladesh the story is totally different as they are facing trouble in batting department. In the 1st ODI they chased 272 runs total very easily but in 2nd ODI India all out on just 105, that is other matter Bangladesh could not chased. Well, in the 3rd ODI Indian batsmen was not looking in good form. The player who was in good form in IPL 7 ”Robin Uthappa” went to pavilion on just 5 runs and his partner AM Rahane went back on just 3 runs. Even 7 Indian batsmen could not enter into double fixture. The top scorer was CA Pujara who scored 27 in 63 bowls, but in vain.
In bowling for Bangladesh, Taskin Ahmed is the name who is very important to discuss might be Tigers got a good bowler as he started his international career. He got 5 wickets in debut and now 2 wickets while bowl 8 overs, giving 15 runs. He was impressive again. Along with him Taskin, Al-Amin Hossain is also very talented find for Bangladesh. He also got 2 wickets in todays match. Shakib-ul-Hasan now has experience of Indian mind level may be that is why he is so good against India. He is doing good for Bangladesh against Indian with some consistency. He got 3 wickets while giving only 27 runs. Well, it was rain which stopped the game while India was on 119/9 but I am not sure about the cats in the dress of Tiger who could not chase 105 runs in the previous match.
Remember, India is going to England now for playing the big test match series. You can read my article on this website by searching ”The Big Test Match 2014”
Mushfiqur Rahim: “The wicket was helping but you still have to bowl in good areas, so credit goes to our pace bowlers, specially Taskin and Al Amin. When the win is not coming it is difficult to motivate the others but there are a few positives, and we have a new coaching staff, and we will work together and look to improve.”
Suresh Raina: “Very happy with the side, especially Stuart Binny, who bowled really well alongside Mohit Sharma and Umesh Yadav. When we came here for Asia Cup, Taskin used to bowl to us in the nets, so really happy to see him do well. We played good cricket, especially when you know World Cup is coming up, a lot of youngsters showed their character.”
Series -India won the 3-match series 2-0
Player of the series -STR Binny (India)
By: Mohammad FurQan Bhatti