Bangladesh bowl out India for 200 in second ODI 

ArrayMirpur (Bangladesh), (IANS) Bangladesh skittled out India for a mere 200 runs in 45 overs in a rain-hit 47-overs-a-side match in their second One-Day International (ODI) at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here on Sunday.

Bangladesh left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman (6-43) was the pick of the bowlers picking up a back-to-back five-wicket haul after his 5-50 in the first ODI. Rahman was supported by right-arm quickie Rubel Hossain (2-26) and spinner Nasir Hossain (2-33).

For India, Shikhar Dhawan top scored with 53.

Opting to bat first, the visitors got off to a sorry start, losing opener Rohit Sharma without scoring on the very second ball.

Incoming batsman Virat Kohli (23), who was looking to get back into runs, was given leg before wicket off the bowling of Nasir Hossain.

With the dismissal of India’s vice-captain, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni made a surprising entry at number four with his team at 74/2 in 12.3 overs.

Opener Dhawan was looking good to cash in when it mattered most, but was caught behind while trying to step out after giving a sharp edge to the wicket-keeper off the bowling of spinner Hossain.

Next batsman Ambati Rayudu also gave his wicket away without scoring as India reeled at 110/4 in 21.4 overs.

Suresh Raina (34) and Dhoni held for a 50-run partnership but the left-hander too fell in the third ball of the 36th over.

Dhoni (47), Axar Patel (0) and Ravichandran Ashwin (4) then fell in quick succession after rain interrupted play.

The match was stopped for one hour 45 minutes due to heavy showers.

When play resumed, it took the hosts barely two overs to round off the visitors’ innings. Ravindra Jadeja (19) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3) fell to pacers as India were bowled out for a mere 200.

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