Binny: Conditions were ideal

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Seamer Stuart Binny delighted in a remarkable Man of the Match performance, after India screamed to a 47-run victory – and two-nil series win – over Bangladesh in Tuesday's second ODI in Mirpur, Dhaka.

Seamer Stuart Binny delighted in a remarkable Man of the Match performance, after India screamed to a 47-run victory – and two-nil series win – over Bangladesh in Tuesday's second ODI in Mirpur, Dhaka.

Chasing a modest target of 106, the hosts slipped to a mere 58 all out in the wake of Binny's record-breaking figures of six for four at the Shere Bangla National Stadium.

Largely responsible for the lowest ODI score in Bangladesh's history, the talented Binny recorded the best match figures by an Indian, beating the six for 12 achieved by spinner Anil Kumble against the West Indies in Kolkata in 1993.

"My strength is to bowl wicket to wicket and swing the ball. The conditions were ideal to bowl so I don't think I surprised myself, but to be in the top 10 in the world is surprising," enthused Binny.

"We never thought we were out of the game. When we went into the break we were disappointed with the way we batted. But it's important that we had a good chat during the break and went out and bowled in good areas.

"I think it was going to be difficult for them as well. We just knew if we got a few wickets up front and if they were three down in the first seven or eight overs, we could go through and push and get a victory."

The visitors had earlier slumped to a disappointing 105 all out, as debutant fast bowler Taskin Ahmed rattled through a fragile order minus the services of the rested Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja.

India's total would have read considerably worse, too, had captain Suresh Raina and tail-ender Umesh Yadav not orchestrated a fighting 27 and 17 respectively.

"From a batsman's perspective, it was a wicket where you needed to be a bit positive. The ball was seaming a bit. It was under the covers during the rain delay and there was sweating. It was a bit damp," added Binny.

"The spikes were getting stuck, so we knew it was going to do a bit. But again to score runs on a wicket like this, you have to play shots and take a chance somewhere. Even Umesh's runs were crucial."

The third and final ODI will be played at the same venue on Thursday.

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