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)
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)
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).
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
2 five wicket hauls in his 1st two matches on 2 flat pitches. Brilliant stuff from Mustafizur! A 19 yr old with the accuracy of a veteran— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) June 21, 2015
This is unbelievable stuff...really believed that Indian batsmen will decipher Mustafizur's slower-ones this time around. How wrong was I?— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) June 21, 2015
This is a sensational debut for Mustafizur. And he's taken big wickets.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 21, 2015
Mustafizur Rahman and Zimbabwean Brain Vitori are only two bowlers to take two 5-wkt hauls in their first two ODI games#BanvInd— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) June 21, 2015