Binny’s record 6/4 helps India clinch ODI series
Medium-pacer Stuart Binny’s stunning performance with the ball gave India a sensational 47-run win against Bangladesh
Mirpur: Medium-pacer Stuart Binny’s stunning performance with the ball, bagging six wickets for four runs, the best by any Indian in ODIs, gave India a sensational 47-run win against Bangladesh in a low scoring rain-curtailed game to clinch the three-match series 2-0 here.
Sent into bat, Indian batsmen produced a below-par performance to be humiliatingly bowled out for a paltry 105 in rain-truncated 41 overs-a-side game.
But the pace combination of Binny (6-4) and Mohit Sharma (4-22) saved India from any blushes as they bundled out
Bangladesh for 58 runs in 17.4 overs in the Duckworth-Lewis method to help the visitors defend their lowest score against the hosts.
The Binny heroics, surpassing Anil Kumble’s record of 6/12 against the West Indies in 1993 in Kolkata, came after
Bangladesh pacer Taskin Ahmed scalped five wickets for 28 runs on his debut to bowl India out for 105 in 25.3 overs.
But if India’s 105 was lower than their previous low of 191 in Port of Spain during the 2007 World Cup then Bangladesh also sank to a new low as their previous lowest against the Men in Blue was 76 in 2003 at Dhaka.
Binny was ably supported by medium pacer Mohit from the other end.
Mohit, who was the proud owner of the ‘Purple Cap’ in the recently concluded IPL for Chennai Super Kings, started the rot for Bangladesh after sending openers Tamim Iqbal for 4 and Anamul Haque for nought.
Binny soon joined forces to send innings top-scorer Mithun Ali back in the pavilion for 26 and skipper Mushfiqur Rahim for 11.
The rest of the batting fell like a pack of cards as Binny and Mohit had little time to celebrate between wickets.
Earlier put into bat, the stunning Indian collapse was triggered by Taskin, who returned with figures of 5-28, making it the best debut bowling performance by a Bangladesh player.