Second One-Day International

Bangladesh v India, 2007

Utpal Shuvro

At Mirpur, May 12, 2007. India won by 46 runs. Toss: India. One-day international debut: P. P. Chawla.

India's manager Ravi Shastri annoyed the local media with his chest-beating after the match, but it showed their relief at clinching the series. Their innings was indebted to Gambhir, who struck his second one-day international century, with the help of a runner and two dropped catches; the next best was Dravid's 42. Bangladesh's pursuit of an imposing 285 began disastrously, when the hard-hitting Tamim Iqbal was run out as his partner Javed Omar watched the ball. Aftab Ahmed blazed a run-a-ball 40 before Powar's off-spin bowled him, but the task was too difficult, even when Mashrafe bin Mortaza hit 42 in 22 balls, including four consecutive sixes off slow leftarmer Mongia in an over costing 26.

Man of the Match: G. Gambhir.

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