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Mirpur ODI Live! Match abandoned due to rain, India win series

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June 19, 2014


India: 119-8 (34.2 overs)

With rain showing no signs of abating the umpires have been forced to take a final decision. 

The match has been abandoned. 

India win the series 2-0 though Bangladesh will feel hard done by. They were in control in the third game. The loss in the second defintely hurt them.

India: 119-8 (34.2 overs)

Umesh Yadav is the last man in. And before he can open his account the covers have come on again. 

It's raining heavily now. We are set for another lengthy delay.

Watch this space for updates.

India: 119-9 (34 overs)

In his fifth over, Shakib strikes for a third time, having Pujara (27) out leg before. Pujara's painstaking 63-ball ordeal ends. He never looked convincing, to be honest.

Akshar Patel is the new man in. He doesn't last long, Taskin having him caught behind for one. 

Mohit Sharma is the new man in. A boundary over cover by Binny, off Shakib, helps India get past the 100-run mark, in the 29th over. 

Sohag Gazi and Mahmudullah are introduced late and Binny hits a boundary each in their respective first overs. However, Gazi strikes in his second over, having Mohit (1) out leg before.

India: 89-6 (25 overs)

Raina's wicket happened at the worst possible time for India. He had added 41 runs for the fifth wicket with Pujara. The latter gets his first boundary, off Mortaza, after having faced 44 balls.  

Nasir Hossain replaces Mortaza (8-1-25-1) in the attack in the 22nd over. Pujara cuts his second ball for a boundary as six runs come off his over. However, in his second over Saha cuts loose, hitting successive boundaries.

But Shakib accounts for Saha (16) in the next over. In comes Stuart Binny and he survives a chance first ball. 

India: 59-5 (19 overs)

A wide by Mortaza, into his sixth over, ensures India reach the 50-run mark. 

The Indian innings is progressing at a snail's pace but Raina and Pujara are putting together a good little partnership fro the fifth wicket. 

Shakib Al Hasan replaces Taskin (5-0-13-1) in the attack in the 19th over. He strikes with his second ball, having Raina (25) caught behind down the leg side.

Wriddhiman Saha replaces his captain at the crease.  

India: 37-4 (13 overs)

Al-Amin Hossain has remarkable figures in his first five overs (5-1-7-2). So his captain decides to give him an extra over. 

The decision backfires as Raina cuts loose, hitting three boundaries in that over.

The covers come again with India at 37 for four after 12.3 overs. This time it is heavier, the rain I mean.

The match resumes after a two and half hour delay. It's now a 40-over a side game, with a 20-minute break.

India: 17-4 (10 overs)

That was a passing shower. The players are back on the pitch again. 

And in the sixth ball after resumption it is Manoj Tiwary's (2) turn to get out, Al-Amin Hossain having him caught by Anamul Haque at second slip. 

Captain Suresh Raina joins Pujara at the crease with India in doldrums.

India: 13-3 (8.3 overs)

Taskin Ahmed replaces Mortaza (4-1-7-1) in the attack in the ninth over and strikes first ball, having Rayudu (1) caught behind. 

Manoj Tiwary is the new man in. He is playing in his first match of the tour. 

However, after he has faced just two balls, heavy rains force the groundstaff to rush out with the covers.

India: 13-2 (8 overs)

Rahane (3) doesn't survive for long either, Al-Amin Hossain having him caught by Nasir Hossain at slip. 

Cheteshwar Pujara and Ambati Rayudu are the two new batsmen at the crease, the latter in serious need to score a few. 

Both the Banglades bowlers have done a terrific job early on, like they did in the last match. 

India: 8-1 (5 overs)

India has won the toss and elected to bat first. 

Ajinkya Rahane and Robin Uthappa open the batting while it is Mashrafe Mortaza first up for the hosts. He gives away just four runs first up, a fifth ball boundary to Uthappa. 

Al-Amin Hossain to bowl with the second new ball. He starts off with a maiden. 

India have got off to a slow start and their worries are compunded when Mortaza has Uthappa (5) caught by Nasir Hossain at slip in his third over.