Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman, who played the key role in Bangladesh’s win over India in the first ODI, today became the second bowler in cricketing history to take five-fors in his first two ODIs.
His offcutter in the last ball of the 42nd over earned him the back-to-back five-wickets in the first two of the three-match one-day international series against India. While trying to push at it in front of his body, Ashwin gave an edge to the keeper and went back for 4.
In celebration, the Bangladesh players rushed to congratulate the young bowler from Satkhira who is just playing his second ODI match.
Moreover, the young Tiger from Satkhira took the milestone one step ahead taking his sixth wicket in the match on the last ball of his 10 overs, giving away 43 runs.
Before Mustafizur, Brian Vittori of Zimbabwe was the only bowler to take five-fors in his first two ODIs.
Mustafizur’s five wicket haul in the first match at Mirpur gave Bangladesh a “World Cup revenge” against India.
In the first match, the just 19-year-old pacer sent back Rohit Sharma, Rahane, Raina, Jadeja and Ashwin to gift Bangladesh a huge 79-run win over their Asian rival on Thursday.
On the other hand, the Bangladeshi southpaw bagged the wickets of Rohit Sharma, Raina and Ashwin again along with Indian “captain cool” MS Dhoni, Axar Patel and Jadeja to cripple the Indian side.
India, one of the strongest batting sides in the world, managed to put just 200 runs in the scoreboard before being all out in the rain interrupted match.