Team India wins Bangladesh series 2-0

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

MIRPUR - Some splendid batting and bowling performances fetched Team India a 10 wicket victory in the Mirpur Test that was played against Bangladesh. Team India won the series 2-0.

After winning the series, skipper Dhoni said, “It was a difficult task to get 10 wickets in the second innings as there was nothing in the pitch to help either the fast bowlers or the spinners. That’s one of the reasons we were keen to bowl first. Zaheer’s spell was remarkable as I feel it was a fantastic wicket to bat on.”

“We were looking for the new ball, but with the ball keeping low we wanted to see what the fast bowlers could do with the ball reversing, credit goes to Ojha as well as he got the wicket of Ashraful after which we decided to not go for the new ball,” added Dhoni.

Zaheer Khan, who was adjudged the Man of the Match for his ten-wicket haul said, “Particularly this match it was tough for the bowlers as the pitch kept getting slow and low, but once it started to reverse there was something in it for the bowlers.”Still long way to go, still working on my fitness, this particular spell is a confidence-booster for me,” he added.

Zaheer claimed seven wickets in the second innings and gave away just eighty-seven runs. Bangladesh were bowled out for 312, thus leaving India just two runs to get for a series victory.

Bangladesh skipper Shakib said, “We didn’t bat two hours well, that’s why we lost - first hour in the first innings, and an hour before lunch today. Every time someone is getting runs, but we need two or three guys to score in each innings, that’s something that we have to improve.”

Replying to India’s total of 544 for eight declared; Bangladesh could manage 233/10 in the first innings and 312/10 in the second innings.

Tendulkar was also given a memento for becoming the first batsman to score 13,000 Test runs. (ANI)

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