Bangladesh vs India, Final ODI Highlights: India Crush Bangladesh to Avoid Humiliating Series Whitewash
After Shikhar Dhawan and MS Dhoni's exploits with the bat, India bowlers restricted Bangladesh to salvage pride and avoid a series whitewash. Bangladesh win series 2-1.
22.02: All over! India beat Bangladesh by 77 runs to avoid series whitewash.
21.50: Another wicket falls!Rubel Hossain hits one straight to Axar Patel at long-on. Third wicket for Raina. Bangladesh 222/9 (43.2 overs).
21.48:Ashwin finishes with a fantastic spell of 2/35.
21.38: Another wicket for Ashwin!He has unleashed the carrom ball after a very long time and got a wicket off it. A leading edge off Nasir Hossain's bat goes to Ambati Rayudu at covers. Bangladesh 216/8 (39.1 overs)
21.22: Ravichandran Ashwin strikes!A classic off-spinner's wicket. Ashwin tosses one up and entices Mortaza to charge him. Mortaza takes the bait, dances down, attempts a big heave and misses. The ball turns in sharply to crash onto the stumps. Bangladesh 205/7 (35.4 overs)
21.08: BOWLED HIM!Stuart Binny bowls a superb leg-cutter to knock back Sabbir Rahman's leg-stump. End game for Bangladesh? 197/6 (32.5 ovs), need 121 off 103 balls.
20.57: Superb fielding effort by Virat Kohli!He picks up a loose ball on the run and throws the stumps down but Sabbir is saved by a frame.Bangladesh 179/5 (31 overs), need 139 off 114 balls
20.39:Raina strikes again! Shakib al Hasan perishes for 20 off just 21. He attempts a slog sweep but the ball is too full and a leading edge goes up high in the air. Dhawal Kulkarni completes a fabulous diving catch at long-on. Bangladesh 148/5 (26.3 overs)
20.33:At the halfway stage, Bangladesh reach 136/4 (25 overs) with Shakib (14) and Sabbir (8) in the middle. Need 182 off 150 balls.
20.24: Axar Patel strikes! The left-arm spinner slides a quicker one through and Litton Das is slow to bring his bat down to it. Bangladesh 118/4 (21.5), need 200 off 169 balls.
20.10: WICKET!Raina provides a vital breakthrough! Mushfiqur nicks a straight, flat delivery, falls for 24. Bangladesh 112/3 (19 overs), need 206 off 186 balls.
19.59: Despite Sarkar's departure, Bangladesh have not lifted their foot off the pedal. Litton Das (22) and Mushfiqur Rahim (18) have kept the run-rate going. Bangladesh 96/2 (15 overs)
19.48: Mushfiqur gives Ashwin the charge, reaches the pitch of a flighted ball and smashes it for a six over long-on. Bangladesh 82/2 (12.2 overs)
19.37: Soumya Sarkar is gone!He mistimes a Dhawal Kulkarni delivery and hits one to Ravichandran Ashwin at mid-on. Sarkar falls for 40. Bangladesh 62/2 (9.2 overs)
Â 19.34:Soumya Sarkar the dangerman?
Soumya Sarkar (44.18*) is the only Bangladeshi batsman in ODIs with a 40+ batting average, among batsmen with 5 or more innings #BanvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) June 24, 2015
19..21:Umesh Yadav is into the attack but struggling with line and length. Sarkar has taken him to the cleaners, hitting him for two fours. Yadav has also conceded four wides. Superb start for Bangladesh in a massive chase, 56/1 in 7 overs.
19.11:Soumya Sarkar takes on India bowlers, races away to the 20s. Bangladesh 34/1 (5 overs)
19.00:Â OUT! Tamim Iqbal is gone! Looks a tricky decision here! Dhawal bowled from round the stumps and a good length ball strikes the top of the front pad in line. The third umpire was referred to check for an overstepping and Dhawal just about did fine. The ball however, looked like it was going down the leg as well as above the stumps. Unlucky Tamim. Bangladesh 8/1 (2 overs)Â
18.55: Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar have started solidly against India's new-ball pace attack of Dhawal Kulkarni and Stuart Binny.
18.20: India finish on 317/6 in 50 oversas Binny and Axar Patel fetch 11 runs in the final over. Shikhar Dhawan (75) gave India a solid start and looked very fluent throughout. MS Dhoni took over from him and weathered the middle-overs storm for an excellent knock of 69. Ambati Rayudu kept his captain good company with 44 and Suresh Raina, batting at no. 6, provided the much-needed late-blitz. Can Bangladesh chase this down to complete a series whitewash?
18.13: OUT!Suresh Raina goes for another big shot and misses. Another slower one from Mustafizur that has got rid of an Indian batsman. Raina is bowled for 38.Â India 301/6 (48.4)
18.07:Suresh Raina and Stuart Binny have gone after the Bangladesh bowlers after Dhoni's dismissal. They've added 30 off 17 balls with two overs to go.
17.56: Dhoni is gone!There is no way to keep Mustafizur out of the game! While he isn't bowling the Indian batsmen over, he is taken splendid catches in the deep. Mortaza bowls a leg-cutter and Dhoni mistimes his flick. Mustafizur runs in from deep mid-wicket and takes a superb diving catch. Dhoni is gone for 69. India 268/5 (45.2 overs)
17.49: Rayudu doesn't look happy! He has been given out caught behind after an attempted scoop shot has gone to the keeper. Replays showed that the ball went off his thigh pad. He reacted on umpire's call and is likely to lose some match fee. He goes for 44. India 251/4 (43.3 overs)
17.29:MS Dhoni is back?
High ODI ave batg positions: from 3 to 6 59.96 AB deV 53.96 M Bevan 53.80* MS Dhoni 52.78 V Kohli 49.26 J Trott 48.07 K Williamson #BanvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) June 24, 2015
17.20:Â FIFTY for MS Dhoni! It's his 59th in ODIs off 58 balls. India 218/3 (38.5 overs)
17.13:Fifty-run stand between Dhoni and Rayudu for the fourth wicket.India 210/3 (37.2 overs)
17.05:200 comes up for India in the 36th over. Can they go past 300?
17.02: TIme for his second spell then?
Mustafizur Rahman - 12 wickets - now already has the most wickets by a bowler in his first three ODI games! #BanvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) June 24, 2015
16.52:Dhoni continues to throw his bat around. He is on 35 off 43. India 190/3 (33.4 overs)
16.28: GONE! Shikhar Dhawan has perished on 75 off 73 balls.He pulls a short ball from Mortaza and Nasir Hossain takes a stunner at mid-wicket. India 158/3 (26.5 overs)
16.25: Dhawan moves on to 70, India 152/2 in 26 overs.
16.10: Dhoni goes big! He smashes Nasir Hossain for a big six over long on. India 127/2 (22.4 overs)
16.05:MS Dhoni walks out at no. 4 again.
16.04: WICKET! Shakib has removed Virat Kohli! The Indian Test skipper has thrown away a good start. It was slow and straight delivery pitching on leg-stump and Kohli went for the jugular -attempting a slow sweep and missing. The ball crashed onto the stumps and Kohli walked back for 25 off 34 balls. India 114/2 (19.5 overs)
15.55: Back-to-back FOUR! And that's a fifty for Shikhar Dhawan! A stroke-filled half-century for the left-handed opener. He gets there off 50 deliveries. India 107/1 (18 overs)
15.52: FOUR! Down comes Virat and smacks Nasir Hossain for a one-bounce four over mid-wicket. India 97/1 (17 overs)
15.51: Both players have got their caps on for helmets as spinners operate from both ends.
Â© Getty Imagesohli and Dhawan have added 50 runs off as many deliveries for the second wicket.
15.42: Dhawan (41), Virat Kohli (14) add 50-run stand for the second wicket. India 89/1 (15 overs)
15.41: While Kohli and Dhawan are forging a solid partnership, here's an iconic partnership in a coffee shop!
15.38: Another full ball, another punch through the covers. Rubel's off-cutter has been spotted and duly sent to the boundary. India 85/1 (13.4 overs)
15.36: Dhawan has grown in confidence through this innings but Kohli has looked a bit scratchy. This a good chance for him to get his eye in and play a long innings. India 78/1 (13 overs)
15.19: Dhawan's timing has been sublime today. He dispatches a short of length delivery from Rubel Hossain to the cover fence. India reach 61/1 (10 overs)
15.13: What a shot!Full from Mustafizur and Dhawan sees it well. The left-handed opener stands tall and drives it superbly through covers.India 48/1 (8.4 overs)
15.13: Just one century (against Pakistan in the World Cup 2015) for Virat Kohli in the last 10 innings - 107, 46, 33*, 33, 44*, 38, 3, 1, 1, 23. Good time to sign off the season with a good knock!
15.10: Virat Kohli is the new man in. He hasn't been in the best of forms. The Indian deputy skipper had spoken a lot about the team's "failure to express themselves in the series." Can he do that today?
15.09: Rohit Sharma has now given his wicket away to Mustafizur in all three ODIs.
15.07: Mustafizur strikes!Indian batsmen just can't defy this exceptional youngster. Rohit Sharma was looking in good touch until he chased a cutter going away from him and nicked it to the keeper. Rohit falls for 29, India 39/1 (7 overs)
15.03: FOUR! Short and wide delivery and Rohit quickly latches onto it! Sublime cut through the off-side off Mustafizur. India 39/0 (6.4 overs)
14.58: SIX! Rohit is starting to find his rhythm. He smacks Sunny for a six over long on. India 32/0 (5.2 overs)
14.57: Left-arm spinner Arafat Sunny is into the attack.
14.55:Rohit goes aerial again! He picks up a full ball from Mustafizur and lofts it over mid-off. But he did not get the middle of his bat on it so it falls short of the boundary and is cut off by the fielder. Three runs taken. India 26/0 (5 overs)
14.48: Vociferous appeal from Mortaza!He seems certain that Dhawan has nicked his delivery! Umpire is unmoved and Mortaza is furious at his wicketkeeper for a half-hearted appeal. Replays show why that did not excite Litton Das as much as it fired up the bowler. India 19/0 (3.4 overs)
14.47: FOUR! Dhawan gets off the mark with a well-timed gentle push through covers off Mortaza. India 19/0 (3.3 overs)
14.41:Mustafizur continues his fine form! Starts his second over with a stunning in-swinging yorker which Rohit manages to play out. He follows it up with a couple of cutters. What a fine young bowler!
14.39:Rohit goes aerial but doesn't get enough weight behind it. The ball falls in an empty deep mid-wicket area and the batsmen pick up two.India 11/0 (2 overs)
14.38:Shikhar Dhawan is getting anxious at the non-striker's end. He has started off for a run and been sent back (rightly) on two occasions.
14.36: FOUR!Rohit takes small steps down the track and hits Mortaza over covers for a boundary. India 7/0 (1.3 overs)
14.36:With Taskin Ahmed out due to injury, Mashrafe Mortaza shares the new ball from the other end.
14.23: Mustafizur starts with another excellent over! Back of length, slower one and full deliveries - a great mix first up. Just three runs off it. India 3/0 (1 over)
14.30: Mustafizur Rahman - with 11 wickets in two ODIs - starts the proceedings. He has Rohit Sharma to bowl to.
14.23: Stuart Binny is back in the side and gets to play at the venue where he bagged career-best figures of 6/4!
14.14: Some strong words from MS Dhoni at the toss: We were looking to bowl first as well. We thought if it rains, the spinners would find it hard to bowl later. It is a big disappointment for us, otherwise we have had a good season. Our performance has been really good overall this season. The busy schedule has taken a lot off the guys. You want to do well in the ICC tournaments. You feel bad whenever you lose a series where you are expected to do well. Hopefully, the guys can do well today.
14.10: Home skipper Mashrafe Mortaza at the toss: Â 'We will like to bowl first. We want to bowl because of the rain that has been around, there might be something for the bowlers there. Last two games we have played really well, hopefully we can do even better today. Taskin misses out as he is not fit, Arafat Sunny comes in.
14.07: Bangladesh win toss, opt to bowl vs India. The hosts include spinner Arafat Sunny for injured Taskin Ahmed. India make two changes: Ravindra Jadeja and Bhuvneshwar Kumar make way for Stuart Binny and Umesh Yadav.
Bangladesh showcased excellent cricket in the first two ODIs. Known to battle hard at home, the team did just that and walked away with impressive wins. While India lost the first match by 79 runs, the second was surrendered by six wickets. It may have done wonders to the Bangladeshi morale but the tourists are left shamefully exposed - and floundering for excuses. (Live Scorecard | Match Preview | Series Recap)