Bangladesh- India Series

Tigers hunting wounded India for historic clean-sweep

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প্রকাশের তারিখ: 16:41 শুক্রবার, 09 ডিসেম্বর, 2022

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Bangladesh are looking to make history, believing that this is their best chance to complete a clean sweep of India, who are dealing with a number of injuries, including captain Rohit Sharma, heading into the third ODI.

Bangladesh continued their dominance at home, having now won 17 out of their last 20 ODIs, as they recorded a second bilateral ODI series win against India after 2015.

The victory was also Bangladesh's sixth win from their last seven bilateral series in the 50-over format.

However, Bangladesh fielding coach Shane McDermott said on Friday in the pre-match press conference that the job is yet to be done and their goal is take the series against the wounded India.

"The job is never done. We don't take international matches lightly. This team has never beaten India 3-0, that's a massive goal for us. When we don't win 3-0, we really pride ourselves on being hard to beat. We have come close against Pakistan in New Zealand. We came close to potentially making it to the T20 World Cup semifinals. We have been competitive and we are in pressure moments more often than not. I know that after the series win, the boys have one eye on one more win in this ODI series," McDermott said.

All-rounder Mehidy Hasan Miraz’s heroics with the bat helped the hosts cross the finish line and take the series 2-0 as McDermott added that, despite winning the series, the top order remains a concern for them.

"It has been a common concern for us [top-order batting]. It will be a better wicket here, with more value for shots. It would have a bit more consistent bounce. From a batting point of view it is to have one of our top five batters around till the 40th over, to take the game as deep as we can," he added.

India has an advantage over Bangladesh in one-day internationals, having won 30 of 38 games, while Bangladesh has only won seven so far.