Bangladesh defeated India by five runs in the second One-Day International to grab a commanding 2-0 series lead.
At the Sher-e-Bangla International Stadium in Mirpur, Bangladesh won the second ODI by 5 runs despite Rohit Sharma’s quickfire knock of 51 not out. Rohit entered the batting order at position nine after suffering a thumb injury during fielding and having scans done. After losing the wickets of Shreyas Iyer (82) and Axar Patel (56), India appeared to be in trouble. However, Rohit played a captain’s innings, coming close to giving Team India a historic victory. Rohit’s late blitz helped the visitors, who needed 40 runs off the final 12 balls, move within striking distance. With this victory, Bangladesh won their second straight ODI series against India at home. Before, As Bangladesh bounced back from a top-order collapse to reach a score of 271/7 against India in the second ODI, Mehidy Hasan Miraz hit an unbroken 100. Before Mehidy Hasan and Mahmudullah added 148 runs for the seventh wicket, the hosts were once 69 for six. On the last pitch of the game, Mehidy Hasan achieved the triple digits, while Mahmudullah went out after 77 balls. With three wickets under his belt, Washington was India’s top bowler, while Mohammed Siraj and Umran Malik both claimed two. On Saturday, the same location will host the third and final game.