Indian victory: Finally India did it what it said earlier. India wrapped-up a victory over Bangladesh by 10 wickets in its earlier overs. This victory means something for Indian cricket team and provide psychological boost for M. S. Dhoni and its men ahead of the series with South Africa. The continue fall of the wicket of the host team make them confused and disappointed. The situation is so worst that the scorecard read 312/9 at the time of lunch. Today on the starting of the match, the batting of Bangladesh team was so amateur that they gave away the match in hands of India in just a few minutes. All the efforts made by them on yesterday were ruined with this kind of play. The combined effort of Shahadat Hossain (40), Mohammad Ashraful (25) and Shakib Al Hasan (7) failed to build a good score for Indians to chase.
Although, the duo of Ashraful and Shahadat had helped the team to reach to 250-runs, but all their efforts were of no use.
Zaheer Khan sizzles in the series: Zaheer Khan had ended day 3 by taking couple of wickets before lunch. Zaheer Khan played so well and with his bowling it shattered the dreams of Bangladesh and also made career-best seven for 87. With his achievement, India won two-match series 2-0 here today. No doubt, first victory over Bangladesh was earned by Harbhajan Singh and he was able to send back the overnight batsman Shahadat Hossain but it was Zaheer Khan, who broke the back of the Bangladesh by claiming three wickets in fours balls. For Bangladeshi team, it was an awkward situation that they lost final seven wickets for just 22 runs. Needing just two runs to complete the formality for a facile win, neither Virender Sehwag not Gautam Gambhir could open their account as Bangladesh conceded two bye runs to lose the Test with more than four sessions to spare. It was already expected that due to his excellent performance in the entire series, Zaheer Khan was adjudged both Man of the Match and Man of the Series. With this, he became the fourth Indian fast bowler to take 10 wickets in an away Test. With three wickets in Bangladesh first innings, Zaheer Khan ended the match with career-best figures of 10 for 149.
Indian team performance: Earlier, in the beginning of the day, after the drink break, Harbhajan Singh drew first wicket of Bangladesh when Amit Mishra caught Shahadat (40). Before this Amit Mishra already missed the chance by dropping the catch of batsman when he was on 33 and after Shahadat fall, this series continued. With the gap of nine balls Mohammad Ashraful (25) went out. After two overs captain Shakib Al Hasan (7) went back to pavillion as he holed out to Gautam Gambhir at square leg while trying to clear the boundary off Ojha. The first wicket for the Zaheer Khan was Raqibul Hasan. He was crashed at stumps by the superb delivery of Zaheer Khan. And just after two balls, Murali Vijay took a fabulous catch and helped the team to remove Mahmadullah Riyad at the score of zero and not only this, on the very next ball Shafiul Islam’s stumps cartwheeling for a first ball duck. It is the fact that Zaheer Khan was not made hi hat trick, Rubel Hossain denied Zaheer Khan a hat-trick even though he fell to the left-arm seamer in his next over to complete Bangladesh’s collapse. India’s victory after this game of Bangladesh was not far. They required just two runs to win the second innings. And the victory of India came with the second ball of their second innings when Shakib Al Hasan, the bowler of Bangladesh team passed a ball to Virender Sehwag and the ball passed through Mushfiqur Rahim’s (the stumper) legs and Virendra Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir ran two to complete the win. Although Virendra Sehwag was willing to finish these two runs formality in his first delivery, but he could not made it possible. Finally we can say that this was not the first time for the Indian team that it has chased down a winning target without any of their batsman scoring a run off their bat.Share