Bangladesh (271/7) defeat India (266/9) to win 2nd ODI by 5 runs

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It's easy to view the opening game as an upset. India are ranked fourth and Bangladesh seventh after all, and the visitors have a history of superlative performances in the format; they, in fact, have won 30 of the 37 ODIs between the sides. But look closer and you will see why Bangladesh winning the first ODI wasn't as unprecedented as it seems.

The hosts haven't lost an ODI series at home since October 2016. They have comfortably defeated the likes of Zimbabwe, West Indies, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan in the meanwhile, and looked increasingly comfortable in a format they enjoy playing. Like head coach Russell Domingo said, "There is confidence in this format." It was evident in how they bowled against India the other night and then found a hero in Mehidy Hasan to snatch the game from the jaws of defeat, but truth be told, they would like a less nerve-wracking win this time around.

For India, a defeat in the second ODI could mean back-to-back series losses in Bangladesh, the last one coming back in 2015. The first thing they would want to get right is their game plan against left-arm spin. It wasn't the first time that Shakib Al Hasan left India bamboozled by the arm-ball. Runs against him were hard to come by even on their last tour, but Mustafizur Rahman stole the thunder then with the sheer number of wickets on that occasion. This time, Shakib is all over the charts and will pose questions for India once again.

The visitors, though, can take heart from the bowling of Mohammed Siraj in the opening ODI. Their problems scaled up only when Siraj was done with his spell, with the other bowlers finding it difficult to polish the tail off. Can the unit conjure up an all-round performance and take the series to a decider?

When: Wednesday, December 7 at 12:00 PM Local Time (11:30 AM IST)

Where: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka

What to expect: Another evening of boisterous crowd support for the home side. Spinners will have a say once again and the side which bats better against them will once again call the shots. The captain who wins the toss might want to bowl first again to take advantage of the "sticky" nature of the pitch in those early overs.

Team News:

Bangladesh: The hosts are likely to stick with the winning combination.

Probable XI: Litton Das (c), Anamul Haque, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Ebadot Hossain

India: Axar Patel, if fit, could come in for Shahbaz Ahmed to strengthen the batting. Kuldeep Sen, although expensive, was impressive in patches and is likely to get another game. Shardul Thakur suffered a cramp in the last game but has been cleared to play, Shikhar Dhawan said.

Probable XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed/Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Sen

What they said:

"I have been involved in some amazing games with Bangladesh. We've had some narrow wins and losses, but that (win in the first ODI) was as close as they come. It shouldn't have been that tight. When we needed 59 runs with four wickets down, we were in a pretty good position. By far, not the perfect performance. There's a lot of work still to be done but to be able to win from that situation, says a lot about the team's character." - Russell Domingo

"We need to learn and understand how to play on such wickets. No excuses for us because we are used to these wickets. I don't really know how much they can improve in a couple of practice sessions. I feel the genes are there and it's only about handling pressure. I am sure these guys will learn and we look forward to the next game." - Rohit Sharma

Squads:
India Squad: Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Sen, Umran Malik, Rajat Patidar, Ishan Kishan, Rahul Tripathi, Axar Patel

Bangladesh Squad: Najmul Hossain Shanto, Litton Das(c), Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Ebadot Hossain, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Yasir Ali, Taskin Ahmed, Nasum Ahmed, Nurul Hasan
 
India should play the same top order again if they are set on having Dhawan open in the 2023 WC. The selection committee has made some bizarre decisions. E.g. dropping SKY after a few games, dropping Sanju Samson for Hooda, etc. I’m all for stability now till the 2023 WC.
 
In an ideal world, this team would be better, imho:

1) Rohit
2) Kohli
3) Shreyas
4) KL
5) SKY
6) Pandya
7) Jadeja
8) Washi
9) Yuzi / Shami depending on the pitch
10) Arshdeep
11) Bumrah

5 proper batsmen, 3 all rounders, 3 wicket taking bowlers

Bumrah, Shami, and Arshdeep are wicket takers up front and can bowl in the death

Yuzi is the wicket taker in the middle overs. Jadeja and Pandya can do the containing job.

In terms of batting, we will have enough depth as Washi at no. 8 is very capable. Jadu and Washi can also play the role of floaters if we need a L-R combination.
 
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^ Ofc one of Shami / Yuzi play. So middle overs could get tricky if we go for Shami and death over could get tricky if we go for Yuzi
 
Bangladesh will win this one as well. Advanced congratulations. Their supporters are so thrilled to watch the series. Don't have plans to watch this snoozefest from Rohit/Dhawan
 
BD have the momentum. Can they win the series? It is not impossible.

BD need to continue the good work instead of getting carried away (like they often do).
 
Backing India to comeback strongly and beating us. They are a much more professional unit than us.

I am going to the stadium to watch the game today.
 
Bangladesh have won the toss and have opted to bat

Teams:

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik

Bangladesh (Playing XI): Najmul Hossain Shanto, Litton Das(c), Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nasum Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman

Rohit Sharma: We have to play good cricket and I hope bowling first now, we can restrict them to a decent score and bat well. We have two changes. Axar Patel is back and he replaces Shahbaz Ahmed. Kuldeep Sen is not available for selection, so we have got Umran Malik in place of him. Going back to the drawing board and understanding how we need to play on this conditions, just the basic talk about what we need to do with the bat and how to handle certain bowlers. Had good training session yesterday, and hopefully we can come out and replicate those learnings.

Litton Das: We would like to bat first. Looks a good wicket, last game we saw it was difficult to bat in the second innings. We have one change. Nasum is playing and Hasan Mahmud is not playing. The boys are pumped up for this contest.
 
From BCCI:

Kuldeep Sen complained of back stiffness following the first ODI on Sunday. The BCCI Medical Team assessed him and has advised him rest. He was not available for selection for the 2nd ODI.
 
Siraj has got 2 wickets.

Good addition to our ODI squad.
 
Umran has bowled with good pace on slow wicket. Removed Shanto with 151kph ripper.
 
Sundar takes out Shakib.

Another good addition to the ODI squad.
 
I fully expect India to win today.

Question is, in how many overs we will chase the total?
 
Highest 7th wicket partnership vs India in ODIs:

148 - Mahmudullah & Mehidy Hasan Miraz vs India in 2022
126* - Upul Chanadana & Mahela Jayawarnde in 2005
114 - Mark Boucher & Lance Klusener in 2000
 
Only God can save the Indian team from these incompetent Eahuls , Vadapav Rohit , useless dhawn
With virat as captain we are so used to see our team with full of energy and fight ,all have completely destroyed by Dravid and rohit ,they have taken our ODI team to 90s and mark my words next target is test team
 
Mehidy is a confident cricketer

Good find for BD
 
Only God can save the Indian team from these incompetent Eahuls , Vadapav Rohit , useless dhawn
With virat as captain we are so used to see our team with full of energy and fight ,all have completely destroyed by Dravid and rohit ,they have taken our ODI team to 90s and mark my words next target is test team

The signs in the last South Africa tour and last test match against England!
 
Good contest between evenly matched sides.
Mehidy scores a hundred off 82 balls. Before this game he averaged 20 at SR of 75.
 
What a fight back. Reminds me of when Azhar had NZ at 80-5 or 80-6 or something in an ODI in NZ and they ended up with 280 odd at the end.

Let’s see if India bounce back or if this has demoralized them.
 
Bangladesh making merry of the distorted Indian Team!
 
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ODI Centuries while batting at 8 or below

100 - Mehidy Hasan Miraz vs IND (today)*
100 - Simi Singh vs SA (2021)

#BANvIND
 
Regardless of fightback , Umran and Siraj are bringing good energy to indian team. They should be marked as new core for future indain squad and need to be persisted even after bad outings.
 
Kohli showed his last presence in WC I guess! Time to move away from him (Kohli, Dhawan, Rohit, Rahul-The Opener, etc)
 
Kohli is just embarrassing himself with each passing day and outing.
 
When will be Indian cricket be free from tentacles of these leeches?
 
Dhawan is 37, and hand-eye coordination isn't the same as it was before, esp for someone who banked on being the "aggressive opener", you can always fight biology that long so he should perhaps aim for a graceful retirement.
 
Seems like India's selection issues are bigger than Pakistan's.
Rohit and dhawan have no business playing for India. Kohli too is a mere shadow of his old self
 
Sundar playing at No. 4 for a team that thinks we can play 3 teams and still win, sums up India's arrogance and denial.
 
Fascination with maintaining a left right combo. Still think KL should have been sent
I agree. For all his pea sized heart and brain, Rahul is still a proper bat which Sundar isn't.
 
Sundar playing at No. 4 for a team that thinks we can play 3 teams and still win, sums up India's arrogance and denial.
True. Our administrators have become way too arrogant. No wonder, we are having such a wretched year!
 
Seems like India's selection issues are bigger than Pakistan's.
Rohit and dhawan have no business playing for India. Kohli too is a mere shadow of his old self
Except from that innings against you guys in WT20, Kohli hasn't done anything for so long now in any format.

Did you know that Kohli's strike rate in T20s is worst amongst all Indian T20 bats?
 
We've become minnows of cricket. It's official now.

Can't even beat Bangladesh.
 
We've become minnows of cricket. It's official now.

Can't even beat Bangladesh.

To be fair in the last 8 years Bangladesh have lost only one bilateral series at home and that too was against England which we should have won.

ODI is our best format and we are playing at home. That is perhaps our best chance of winning a game. Other formats and different conditions would mean otherwise
 
The Indian team has regressed a lot in LOIs as evident from their recent performance. Dhawan and Rohit have no business being in the ODI team anymore, and the team management should consider grooming new players and build a team for the future.

Another pertinent point that deserves mention is that the Indian team has forgotten the art of playing spin bowlers. Whereas the Indian Team even a decade back used to murder spin bowling in both Tests and ODIs, the current team has regressed beyond repairs. This is very surprising given the fact that the likes of Kohli and Sharma grew up playing against some great spinners in Murali, Mendis, Swann and Herath. To watch them struggle against the SENA team leggies is a sheer travesty.
 
True. Our administrators have become way too arrogant. No wonder, we are having such a wretched year!

Mate I'm telling you all these lower ranked teams and associates have improved A LOT. There is a reason why we saw so many upsets in T20 WC. If we continue to think we can simply walk onto the field and win then we are headed for disaster.
 
Rohit Sharma should take a leaf out of his predecessor Mumbaikar SRT, who managed to stay fit over a long career and even dominate the 2011 WC at the fag end of his career.
 
KL Rahul is a mental midget who has 0 captaincy skills and should never have been made even as stand in captain. His clueless captaincy has allowed BD to score that much on this uneven surface. Got whitewashed even against bavuma led side under his captaincy. Heck, he can't even catch a ball under pressure!
 
We've become minnows of cricket. It's official now.

Can't even beat Bangladesh.

Comfortably the worlds best test side.

Decent in T20's ( not the best but top 4 for sure)

ODI 2nd XI beat SA first XI.

India has underperformed given its resources but is nowhere near a minnow.
 
I would drop KL Rahul for playing that shot on a pitch that is keeping up and down.
Indian LOI cricket has gone to the dogs
 
I would drop KL Rahul for playing that shot on a pitch that is keeping up and down.
Indian LOI cricket has gone to the dogs
It first went to Kohli and then to Rohit with sprinkling of Ganguly.
 
Not that bad at all., It is India's B team, with Sky, Gill, Pandya, Bumrah, Jadeja missing

SKY and Gill are not ODI first choice players. Only Jadeja and Bumrah are missing

Sanju Samson has been harshly treated by the selectors.
 
Also Pandya is missing still they should have won the series. Really poor from India

Dhawan should be dropped, he is a liability
 
Axar showing his caliber with bat as he did in WI.
 
Shreyas Iyer is the right candidate to lead Indian ODI team (and bunch of young players replace the oldies under him), this is the way to go for India if they have any chance of competing in the world cup! This is how they should go about in next 10 months...

If Pandya is unfit to play ODIs he should stick to T20s and develop effectiveness there. Similarly Pant should stick to Tests. Iyer only for ODIs. Sky only for T20s. I think Gill is another guy who can stick to only ODIs (and Tests middle order). This is how we should dynamically form/build the teams... Rohit & Kohli should forget LOIs and see if they can contribute in Tests by completely concentrating in that format...
 
Jadeja can keep campaigning for his wife. That's more important for him than representing India.
 
Axar is out. Blow for India.

Bangladesh should win it now. Losing from here would be disappointing.
 
India need 83 runs from 70 balls. 4 wickets in hand. All set batters are gone.

Advantage Bangladesh.
 
Will be great if we lose this series. Hopefully, the useless oldies will be booted out, along with 'young' Rahul.
 
Axar got out only because Thakur played out that maiden. So many passengers we are playing.
 
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