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Historic win for Bangladesh

Published:Monday | June 22, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Bangladesh’s players lift Mustafizur Rahman (centre) as they celebrated their win over India during the second one-day international cricket match in Dhaka, Bangladesh, yesterday.

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP):

Bangladesh secured their first ever series win against India yesterday and a berth in the 2017 Champions Trophy with a comfortable six-wicket victory in the second one-day international.

Left arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman returned figures of 6-43, his second consecutive five-for, as India were bowled out for 200 in 45 overs.

The match was reduced to 47 overs after a two-hour rain delay with Bangladesh set a winning total of 200 under the Duckworth-Lewis calculation. Shakib Al Hasan smashed 51 not out to help Bangladesh reach 200-4 in just 38 overs. Litton Das made 36, while Soumya Sarkar scored 34.

unassailable 2-0 lead

With an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series, Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza said it was a "great moment," adding that "to be playing in the Champions Trophy is a big achievement for us."

For India, who won the toss and chose to bat, opener Shikhar Dhawan top-scored with 53 and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni struggled on his way to a valuable 47.

Mustafizur, who claimed 5-50 on debut for Bangladesh in its 79-run win in the first ODI, again surprised the Indian batsmen with his lethal off-cutter.

He became only the second ODI bowler after Zimbabwe's Brian Vitori to claim five-for in his first two matches.

Rubel Hossain had 2-26 and part-time offspinner Nasir Hossain claimed 2-33.

Mustafizur dismissed Rohit Sharma in just the second ball of the innings to leave India 0-1.

Virat Kohli (23) shared a 74-run partnership with Dhawan for the second wicket before falling to Nasir Hossain's delivery that didn't turn as Kohli expected.

The situation worsened when Dhawan and Ambati Rayudu (0) were dismissed in the space of just one run to leave India reeling on 110-4.

Suresh Raina and Dhoni briefly resisted before Mustafizur got both of them to damage India's chances of making a big score.

Rain halted the match for two hours with India at 196-8 in 43.5 overs. With the match reduced to 47 overs, Bangladesh needed just seven balls to wrap up the innings after the game restarted.

"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," India captain Dhoni said. "We as batsmen got starts, but we didn't make it big."