India opt to bat against Bangla in second ODI

Published: Saturday, May 12, 2007, 23:53 [IST]
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Dhaka:India captain Rahul Dravid won the toss and elected to bat in the second one-day international against Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla national stadium here on Saturday.

Both sides made one change each from Thursday's first one-dayer which India won by five wickets to take the lead in the three-match series.

Leg-spinner Piyush Chawla, aged 18, was set to play his first one-day international for India in place of seamer Shanthakumaran Sreesanth.

Bangladesh were boosted by the return of pace spearhead Mashrafe Mortaza, who missed the previous match with a back strain. He replaced seamer Shahadat Hossain.

The match was reduced to 49-overs-a-side after play was delayed by 30 minutes due to light morning showers.

Sehwag fails to deliver: Sehwag failed once again and was out caught by Javed Omar at mid-off off the left-arm seamer Rasel after scoring 21 runs. The Indian opener yet again failed to convert the start into a big one. His innings was studded with a boundary and six in 26 balls.

Dhoni, who played a brave match winning innings in the previous game, joined Gambhir (16*).


India: Rahul Dravid (capt), Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Dinesh Mongia, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Dinesh Karthick, Piyush Chawla, Munaf Patel, Zaheer Khan, Ramesh Powar.

Bangladesh: Habibul Bashar (capt), Mohammad Ashraful, Javed Omar, Tamim Iqbal, Aftab Ahmed, Saqibul Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mashrafe Mortaza, Syed Rasel, Abdur Razzak, Mohammad Rafique.

Umpires: Asoka De Silva (SL) and Enamul Haque (Ban).

Match referee: Roshan Mahanama (SL)

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