Binny's record 6/4 gives India series win against Bangladesh
Posted on Jun 17 2014 | IANS
Mirpur, June 17 : Medium pacer Stuart Binny's record six wickets for four runs gave India a 47-run win via the Duckworth Lewis Method against Bangladesh and also an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here Tuesday.
Chasing a paltry target of India's 106, Bangladesh lost six wickets for four runs and were skittled out for 58 runs in 17.4 overs, their lowest total in ODIs for the second time.
The match was reduced to 41 overs a side due to rain but it finished off in a total of little over 41 overs.
Seamer Binny ran through Bangladesh's batting line-up with a career-best 6 for 4 -- the best figures by an Indian bowler in ODIs.
At one point, it appeared Bangladesh could easily win the match to draw level with plenty of overs to spare.
Debutant Mithun Ali (26) and Mushfiqur Rahim (11) steadied the innings for a while after the hosts lost the openers.
It was a rash stroke from Tamim Iqbal (4) in the first over that gave India some hope. He tried to hit Mohit Sharma over the covers, having hit a boundary off the previous ball and got a thick edge through to the wicket-keeper.
Anamul Haque went back for a duck when he poked at a short Sharma delivery and hit it straight to point.
Binny got the Bangladesh skipper in his second over with one that straightened from leg stump.
Sharma also bowled tight and got some extra bounce and the duo shared all 10 wickets between them.
Earlier on a tough wicket, India put on one of their worst batting performance against their Asian rivals and were bowled out for a mere 105 in 25.3 overs.
Opting to bowl, Bangladesh put on a spirited show, thanks to debutant pacer Taskin Ahmed's five for 28. India skipper Suresh Raina was the top scorer with 27 while last-man Umesh Yadav made 17.