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Stuart Binny swings it around for India

Stuart Binny took six wickets for only four runs (Source: AP) Stuart Binny took six wickets for only four runs (Source: AP)
Associated Press | Mirpur | Posted: June 18, 2014 1:15 am | Updated: June 18, 2014 11:17 am

Bangladesh plumbed new depths of embarrassment when they were dismissed for a record-tying 58 while chasing 106 to beat India in their second ODI on Tuesday. After routing India for 105 in 26 overs, India’s lowest score against their neighbour, Bangladesh were confident of squaring the three-match ODI series.

Bangladesh were cruising at 50-3, when it sensationally collapsed. The hosts lost seven wickets for eight runs, and were all out for 58 in 17.4 overs, matching their worst ODI score, against the West Indies at the 2011 World Cup.

India seamer Stuart Binny, playing his third ODI, recorded figures of 6-4 off 4.4 overs, the best by an Indian in an ODI. Mohit Sharma also took a career-best 4-22.

“I’d love to bowl on this wicket every day,” Binny said.

India won the series 2-0, with the third and last match at the same Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Thursday.

Debutant Mithun Ali was the top scorer for Bangladesh with 26. His was the first wicket for Binny and sparked the remarkable revolving door of Bangladesh batsmen.

Mushfiqur Rahim was the only other Bangladeshi in double figures, with 11.

The final blow for Bangladesh came when Sharma took out Shakib Al Hasan, who nicked a gem of a fast ball on 4.

For Bangladesh, the day began almost perfectly. Teenage fast bowler Taskin Ahmed took 5-28 on debut to help Bangladesh shoot India out for a record-low 105. It eclipsed India’s previous lowest total against Bangladesh of 191. He was supported by senior pacer Mashrafe Mortaza, who returned 2-35.

Ideal start

In overcast conditions ideal for the seam bowlers, Bangladesh had India wobbling right from the start with Mortaza trapping Ajinkya Rahane leg before off the second ball.

The match was halted in the sixth over for 2 1/2 hours because of rain, after which it was reduced to 41 overs per side. Soon after play resumed, Ahmed claimed Robin Uthappa for 14 and Ambati Rayudu on 1 in quick succession.

India skipper Suresh Raina resisted for the top score of 27 off 23 balls before he was run out at 66-6. Only three others, including Uthappa, reached double digits.

Brief scores: India 105 all out in 25.3 overs (S Raina 27; T Ahmed 5/28, M Mortaza 2/35) bt Bangladesh 58 all out in 17.4 overs (M Ali 26; S Binny 6/4, M Sharma 4/22) by 47 runs.

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