Mustafizur Rahman sets world record against India

Mirpur (Bangladesh), June 21: Bangladesh's young left-arm paceman Mustafizur Rahman created history against India here at Sher-e-Bangla Stadium on Sunday. With 11 wickets in 2 games he set a world record in ODIs. (Kohli unhappy after catch controversy)

Scorecard; Dhoni pushes Mustafizur; Series guide; Match report

During the 2nd ODI today in Mirpur, 19-year-old Mustafizur continued from where he left off in his debut game on Thursday (June 18). After his match-winning 5/50 in 10 overs, Mustafizur was back again to torment the Indians. (Rain rules for the series)

Mustafizur Rahman bowls as captain MS Dhoni watches during 2nd ODI

Today, at the same ground, he had figures of 6/43 in 10 overs as India were bowled out for 200 in 45 overs. Bangladesh cantered home by 6 wickets (Duckworth/Lewis method) for their first-ever series win over India. Mustafizur won the Man-of-the-match award again.

He is the first bowler in history to take 11 wickets in opening 2 ODIs. The match was reduced to 47 overs per side due to rain. (Dhoni, Mustafizur fined)

Also, Mustafizur is only the 2nd bowler in ODI history to take 5 or more wickets in the opening 2 games of their careers. The other bowler being Zimbabwe's Brian Vitori (5/30 and 5/20 against Bangladesh in August 2011 in Harare).

Mustafizur dismissed Rohit Sharma for a two-ball duck in the opening over of the match after India captain MS Dhoni won the toss and opted to take first strike.

After 1/32 in his 5-over first spell, Mustafizur returned to send back Suresh Raina, Dhoni, Axar Patel, R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja to set the record.

As in the 1st ODI, here too he had 2 wickets in 2 balls, getting Dhoni and Patel off successive deliveries in the 40th over. Ashwin kept out the hat-trick ball.

In the 1st game of the 3-match series, he had Raina and Ashwin off consecutive balls. Bhuvneshwar Kumar had averted the hat-trick.

Some of the tweets in praise of Mustafizur

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