Indian media hail Tigers' feat
The Indian media have praised Bangladesh cricket team for their brilliant performance during the second game to clinch their first bilateral series win over the Men in Blue.
The media focused mostly on the brilliance of the Tigers' batting and bowling -- particularly of Mustafizur Rahman's magnificent performance.
Chasing a meek total of 200 in a rain-hit 47-overs-a-side match posted by the visitors, Bangladesh scored 200/4 in 38 overs at Mirpur. Mustafizur followed up his brilliant five-for on debut with a six-for against India in Mirpur yesterday.
''BANGLADESH produced a clinical performance with the ball and then backed it up with the bat to claim a remarkable six-wicket victory against India in the second One-Day International (ODI) and thus clinch the three-match series 2-0 here on Sunday,'' reports NDTV.
This media also highly praised young paceman Mustafizur Rahman saying, ''Bangladesh's left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman (6-43) was the star of the match. ''
Sunil Gavaskar, in an interview with NDTV, praised the tigers' historical series win, saying, ''The baccha of world cricket have now grown up''.
He said the Bangla tigers played much superior cricket than India, who struggled to put on a show with the bat.
Praising the young tigers, Indian English daily The Times of India reports, ''They [Tigers] dominated India in both the matches of the series… 19-year-old Mustafizur Rahman was the architect of another Bangladesh win …''
Press Trust of India's website this morning had the lead photo of Bangladesh team's celebration.
Anandabazar Patrika hinted that Dhoni's team is now under threat of a "Banglawash" – a clean sweep in the series 3-0.
The Hindu credited 19-year-old left-arm seamer Mustafizur Rahman for a win over India.
"The cub roared like a full-grown tiger as he had Ashwin at his wit's end and became only the second bowler after Zimbabwean Brian Vitori to record five-for performances in his first two ODIs," it said on Mustafizur.