Indian beat Bangladesh, avoids ‘Banglawash’


Indian cricket team beat Bangladesh in the third and final One Day International by 77 runs on Thursday.

Having already lost the first two matches, India ended the series 1-2.

Batting firs, India put up a respectable total of 317 for 6 with Shikhar Dhawan scoring 73-ball 75 . Skipper MS Dhoni too rose to the occasion and made 69 crucial runs.

With 3 for 76,  Bangladeshi captain Mashrafe Murtaza was the pick of the bowler for the hosts. The new bowling sensation Mustafizur scalped two wickets and finished the series with 13, the most by any bowler in a three-match ODI series.

In response Bangladesh were bundled out for 240 with none of their batsmen being able to score even a fifty. Suresh Raina returned home with respectable figure of 3 for 45.

India had suffered shock defeats in the first two matches. Their below performance at the hands of a relatively weak team had earned them widespread criticism back home.

Commenting on today’s win, the former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar told NDTV channel, Indian team played as well as we all know they are capable of playing. Sometimes the (negative) headlines like this can be an incentive.”