Bangladesh bowl out India for 105

Bangladesh bowl out India for 105

A shambolic India were bowled out for their lowest ODI total against Bangladesh after debutant medium-pacer Taskin Ahmed ripped through the visiting line-up with an impressive five-wicket haul in the rain-truncated second one-dayer here today.

The Indians were skittled out for 105 runs in 25.3 overs in the 41-overs-a-side match, much less than their previous low of 191 in Port of Spain during the 2007 World Cup.

The stunning collapse was triggered by Taskin, who returned figures of 5/28, making it the best debut bowling performance by a Bangladesh player.

Skipper Suresh Raina's 23-ball 27, laced with three fours, was the best that an Indian batsman could manage under overcast conditions.

Put into bat, India lost Ajinkya Rahane for nought off Mashrafe Mortaza but rain soon halted play after 5.1 overs.

The resumption of play after three hours did not help matters for the visitors as Robin Uthappa (14) top-edged a skier to give Taskin, 19, his debut wicket in overcast conditions.

The lanky pacer continued to trouble the inexperienced Indian batsmen in conditions conducive to swing bowling. Cheteshwar Pujara (11) and Ambati Rayudu (1) were trapped lbw off Taskin.

Raina tried to counter-attack with three boundaries but an Al-Amin Hossain-Mortaza combination ran him out.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha (5) was soon trapped LBW off Mortaza and Akshar Patel was cleaned up by Al-Amin as India looked straight down the barrel.

All-rounder Stuart Binny (3) failed to justify his selection and was caught behind chasing a wide delivery from Taskin.

The procession back to the pavillion continued as Amit Mishra was trapped LBW and Taskin's joy knew no bounds after he picked up his fifth wicket and became the eighth bowler in the history of ODIs to bag a fifer in his maiden match.

Taskin also became the first Bangladesh bowler to bag five wickets on debut.

The previous best by a Bangladeshi was achieved by Sohag Gazi and Rubel Hossain both of whom scalped four wickets on debut.

The Men in Blue laboured hard to cross the three figure mark but the formalities were completed after Shakib Al Hasan scalped Umesh Yadav (17) to bring an end to India's misery.

In fact, had it not been for the 13-ball cameo by Yadav, India could well have folded inside the 100-run mark.

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