Bangladesh fight back against India

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Published: Saturday, February 19, 2011, 20:08 [IST]
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Bangladesh fight back against India

Bangladesh have launched something of a fight back, reaching 145/2 in 26 overs with Imrul Kayes making a cameo 34 off 29 before getting bowled by Munaf and Junnaid Siddique scoring 37 off 52 before Harbhajan Singh had him stumped. As of last count, Tamim Iqbal was 47 off 64 and Shakib Al Hasan was keeping him company with 10 off 12.

As Bangladesh began their chase, there was already drama in the first over. Sreesanth appealed for an lbw against Tamim Iqbal which was turned down by the umpire and captain M S Dhoni called for the decison review which upheld the official's decision. 4 byes came off each the first and second overs. Then Imrul Kayes smacked Sreesanth for two boundary in the 3rd over, the second shot a little streaky.

In the 5th over, Kayes went after Sreeanth again, clobbering him for four fours, including one off a no-ball, before the bowler bowled 5 wides. 24 runs came off that over as Sreesanth returned to his fielding position scratching his head. But in the 6th over, Munaf Patel got the opening breakthrough when he had Kayes chop the ball onto his stumps for 34 off 29 balls.

Then Junaid Siddique settled in with a six off Munaf in the 9th over. Bangladesh scaled to 68/1 in 10 overs. Iqbal who was playing the watching game, loosened up with a couple of fours off Munaf in 11th over. In the 13th over, the bowler would have had his second wicket if Yusuf hadn't put down a tough catch off Siddique, running in from mid-off.

In the 17th over, Iqbal took a single off Pathan to bring up the Bangladeshi 100. Then in the 24th over, Harbhajan struck to have Siddique stumped for 37 off 52 as Bangladesh were 129/2. The news batsmen Shakib Al Hasan picked Yuvraj for 7 runs in the bowler's first over to take B'desh to 137/2 in 25 overs.

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