⏩ Bangladesh beat India by five runs in the second ODI to win the series
⏩ Rohit Sharma said – my thumb injury is not deep, there is no fracture
Mirpur. Bangladesh defeated India by five runs in the second ODI and took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Bangladesh, deciding to bat first, scored a score of 271 runs for seven wickets. In response, the Indian team was able to score only 266 runs for nine wickets. India needed sixes to win the last two balls but captain Rohit Sharma could collect only one six. Although Sharma played an unbeaten inning of 51 runs off 28 balls but could not win the team. After losing the series, Rohit Sharma said that what hurt him the most is the ineffective bowling in the middle and final overs.
India has lost the series for the second time in a row in the ODI series in Bangladesh. Earlier in 2015, Bangladesh defeated India 2-1 in the ODI series. Rohit Sharma could not open the innings for India today due to a thumb injury. Later came to batting on the field as the number nine batsman. Despite being injured, Rohit Sharma played a mighty inning.
Bangladesh’s start was very poor. Had lost six wickets for 69 runs in the 19th over but Mehdi Hasan once again played a charismatic inning. Hasan scored an unbeaten 100 off 83 balls with eight fours and four sixes and added 148 runs for the seventh wicket with Mahmudullah (77 off 96 balls, seven fours). India’s top order once again disintegrated in front of a challenging target. At one time, India’s four wickets had fallen for 65 runs, then Shreyas Iyer (82 runs from 102 balls, six fours, three sixes) and Akshar Patel (56 runs from 56 balls, two fours, three sixes) took the wicket for the fifth wicket. They Shared 107 runs. Rohit scored an unbeaten 51 off 28 balls with the help of three fours and five sixes. India needed 20 runs in the last over but Rohit could muster only 14 runs with the help of two fours and a six off Mustafizur Rahman. In this way, India lost the match by 5 runs.
After the match, Rohit Sharma said in his reaction, ‘To be honest, my thumb injury is not deep. There is no fracture, that’s why I could come on the field to bat. I think when you lose a match there are many positive and negative aspects. Six wickets had fallen for Bangladesh’s 70 runs, so if they scored 270 runs, then the effort of our bowlers could not be called better. The middle over and the last over are proving to be very troublesome for us. A similar problem happened in the first match as well. We have to learn to break partnerships.
Rohit further said, ‘We need to pay attention to many things. We have to show some courage and take advantage of the opportunities. The player’s injury is certainly going to raise concerns. Maybe this is happening because of playing more cricket. We have to monitor the workload of the players. It is not fair to enter the field with half-fit players.