Bangladesh win ODI series against India
Dhaka, December 8: Mehdi Hasan Miraj's maiden century sealed Bangladesh's ODI series against India with one match to spare. Bangladesh beat India by 5 runs in the second ODI of the series on Wednesday. Bangladesh took a 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. At the same time, the Tigers won the second consecutive ODI series against India. First and last in 2015, Bangladesh won the three-match ODI series against India at home by 2-1.
Batting first in the second ODI, Bangladesh scored 271 runs for 7 wickets in 50 overs thanks to Miraj's unbeaten 100 and Mahmudullah Riyad's 77 runs. In response, India lost by scoring 266 runs for 9 wickets in 50 overs. After a great innings in batting, Mirage took 2 wickets with the ball.
Bangladesh captain Liton Das won the toss like in the first match at Mirpur Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium. Liton decided to bat first. One change from the previous match – Bangladesh fielded the XI with spinner Nasoom Ahmed in place of pacer Hasan Mahmood.
In the first two balls of the second over, Enamul Haque Bijoy, who came in as the opener, hit two fours. He got life by catching Rohit Sharma at slip in the fourth ball of the over. Besides missing Vijay's catch, Rohit left the field with a finger injury. Bijoy got out leg before the very next ball of the pacer Mohammad Siraj. 11 runs off 9 balls ended Bijoy's innings as he could not survive the review.
After Bijoy's departure, Liton tried to form a pair with Nazmul Hossain Shanto, who came down to number three. They were moving forward by watching and playing. Siraj broke the Liton-Santor pair in the tenth over. Playing in Test mood, Liton scored 7 runs off 23 balls with 1 four before being bowled out by Siraj.
After a while after the captain's return, Shanto also took the path to the pavilion. Indian pacer Umran Malik's off-stamp delivery bowled Shanto without stepping on the line of the ball. He scored 21 runs off 35 balls with 3 fours.
The third and last ODI of the series will be played at Zahoor Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on December 10.