Bangladesh vs India, 3rd ODI, Highlights: Final Match Abandoned After Persistent Rain, India Take Series 2-0
The third ODI between Bangladesh and India has been abandoned after incessant rain in Dhaka. However, India won the series 2-0, thanks to Ajinkya Rahane in the first match and Stuary Binny's haul of 6/4 in the second. Catch all the highlights from the final ODI here.
The final ODI between Bangladesh and India has been abandoned. India won the series 2-0. Catch the highlights here: (Scorecard)
19:45 IST: Match has been abandoned. After persistent rain, the umpires spoke with the two captains and decided to call the match off. The two previous games were rain-truncated too. The series, a low-key one by all means, will only be remembered, for Stuart Binny's exploits (6/4), Bangladesh's abysmal batting performance (58 all out chasing 106) and Taskin Ahmed's sensational debut (7 wickets in two matches, including a fifer on debut.)
19:33 IST: At last some information. What we can tell you is that the covers are starting to come off and the umpires are on the field, possibly for an inspection. If play does start in the next 22 minutes, Bangladesh might have to get 80 from 20 overs. We are awaiting confirmation on that.
18:12 IST: And again, rain has stopped play. India are 119/9 off 34.2 overs.
18:04 IST: WICKET! Sohag Gazi gets his first wicket; removes Mohit Sharma as India slip to 119/9 off 33.4 overs.
18:03 IST: Stuart Binny has looked uncertain and fidgety but to his credit, he has hung in there to see India past 100. They are 118/8 after 33 overs with Binny on 24 from 32 balls. He has got good support from Mohit Sharma, who has not tried to be heroic with the bat.
17:44 IST: WICKET! Akshar Patel plays a lose shot as Taskin Ahmed gets his second wicket. India are 97/8 in 27.2 overs.
17:37 IST: WICKET! Shakib has removed a solid Pujara and that's the last of India's hope gone as far as a strong total was concerned. An unsure Binny has been joined by an inexperienced Akshar Patel with India on 90/7 off 26.1 overs. (Bangladesh Man Arrested for Harassing Shakib's Wife)
17:24 IST: WICKET! Shakib al Hasan has got his second scalp of the match and that's an important breakthrough. He has removed Saha, who was looking dangerous. India 89/6 off 24.4 overs.
17:21 IST: This Nasir Hossain experiment could come back to haunt Bangladesh; it's bound to be another low-scoring match and every run from now is worth its weight in gold. Saha gets two boundaries as India reach 85/5 off 24 overs.
17:12 IST: FOUR! Short and wide from Nasir Hossain and Pujara, who has taken his time today, was ready for it. He dispatches it to the fence and both him and India add some much needed runs on the board. India are 73/5 off 22 overs.
17:02 IST: WICKET! Suresh Raina departs after scoring run-a-ball 25. Raina attempts to sweep Shakib but gloves it behind to keeper Mushfiqur Rahim. Big blow for India as the visitors lose their fifth. Saha joins Pujara at the crease.
16:38 IST: India will be hard-pressed to score a few quick runs after the break. Pujara will need to help Raina as he accelerates to ensure Bangladesh are faced with a stiff chase on what is clearly a difficult pitch to bat on.
16:18 IST: So it will be a 40-over game with a 20-minute innings break. Revised playing conditions: Five bowlers can bowl a maximum of eight overs each. The first powerplay will be of eight overs while the batting powerplay has been reduced to four overs.
16:00 IST: The match will resume at 4:30 PM IST provided there is no more rain.
15:42 IST: Finally some update. The covers are coming off and the groundstaff are getting busy trying to get the field ready for play. We will soon know when the match would begin again and how many overs will be reduced.
14:48 IST: Things are not looking very bright in Mirpur. The rain has been fluctuating and the covers are still on. Still not very certain about how and when the game would commence. If it does get abandoned, India might well be saved the blushes.
14:40 IST: The rain has let up a little but resumption could still be a while away.
14:02 IST: Rain stops play. For the second time today, the players have been forced off the field as a heavier shower lashes Mirpur. India are 37/4 off 12.3 overs with Pujara on 7 and Raina on 15.
13:55 IST: Al-Amin Hossain has been brilliant today but he bowled one loose delivery and Suresh Raina was quick to pounce on him; in fact he slammed him for three boundaries in his sixth over as India move to 33/4 off 11.4 overs.
13:45 IST: WICKET! And almost immediately, India lose another one. They are now reeling at 16/4 off 9.3 overs as Al-Amin Hossain cuts short Manoj Tiwary's comeback. The Bengal lad walks back to the pavilion for a mere two.
13:40 IST: Play resumes after a rain break.
13:15 IST: Rain stops play as Manoj Tiwary joins Pujara in the middle. India are in early trouble after Mortaza, Al-Amin and Taskin struck in rapid succession. The visitors are 13/3 off 8.3 overs.
13:12 IST: WICKET! Taskin Ahmed comes on and strikes off his first ball. His dream initiation into international cricket continues as he sees off Rayudu. After taking a fifer on debut, he has struck off his first ball to leave India in tatters here. The world champions are 13/3 off 8.1 overs.
12:59 IST: WICKET! Al-Amin Hossain has struck this time as he removes Rahane; he squared him up with a peach and the batsman edged it to first slip Nasir Hossain. This is another horrible start for India. India are 8/2 in 5.2 overs.
12:55 IST: WICKET! Mortaza has struck after a sustained period of pressure. Uthappa has been lured into a false shot and edged it to Nasir Hossain at first slip. Pujara joins Rahane in the middle as Mortaza completes a wicket-maiden as Pujara joins Rahane in the middle.
12:50 IST: Conditions have not been any easier for the batsmen today either. Both Mortaza and Hossain have got the ball to do a lot even today; while Mortaza has made it move off the seam, Hossain has been fast and furious, putting the Indian openers under a lot of pressure. Survival instincts have taken over for both Uthappa and Rahane, two otherwise free-flowing batsmen.
12:45 IST: After a golden duck and nine balls of no scoring today, Rahane finally managed to get off the mark in the 10th delivery he faced; he must be a lot more relaxed now. India might just be biding time to try and bat 50 overs and set Bangladesh a big score.
12:41 IST: Al-Amin Hossain starts off really well. He had Ajinkya Rahane in a bit of a spot with the ball moving in and away; good movement of the seam as well. After his man-of-the-match winning show in the first ODI, life has been rather difficult for Rahane in Bangladesh. A maiden and India are still 4/0 after 2 overs.
12:36 IST: FOUR! Uthappa gets that one away from Mortaza; even though he was a little circumspect with the shot, the timing was good. India are 4/0 after the first over.
12:31 IST: As Robin Uthappa takes strike to Mashrafe Mortaza, he will be wary of what happened in the previous game on the same ground. Rahane at the other end, would be watching the pitch closely as well. But after the first couple of deliveries it is clear that the surface is a lot more settled than Tuesday.
12:28 IST: Bangladesh have only pride to play for as the third ODI gets underway in Mirpur. India have an unbeatable 2-0 series lead.
12:14 IST: Here are the playing XIs:
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Mithun Ali, Mushfiqur Rahim (Captain & WK), Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Sohag Gazi, Mashrafe Mortaza, Taskin Ahmed, Al-Amin Hossain
India: RV Uthappa, AM Rahane, CA Pujara, AT Rayudu, SK Raina (Captain), MK Tiwary, WP Saha (WK), STR Binny, AR Patel, MM Sharma, UT Yadav
12:00 IST: India have won the toss and decided to bat. Bangladesh have brought in Sohag Gazi in place of Ziaur Rahman while India have replaced Amit Mishra with Manoj Tiwary.
Indian batting suffered a great humiliation in the previous match when the side scored 105. That the tourists still managed to win the match was all thanks to an even worse batting display from Bangladesh. (India beat Bangladesh by 47 runs)
Stuart Binny emerged as the hero in a field full of fallen warriors. The all-rounder claimed 6 for 4, leaving Bangladesh in absolute tatters. (Also read: "We have shamed Bangladesh in front of the world")
Rain has played a huge role in the short series so far with both ODIs having prolonged delays. The forecast for the final ODI though is bright, literally. The temperature is likely to be a scorching 40C and humidity will continue to be the most formidable foe for both sides.