Bangladesh consolation thwarted by washout

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Bangladesh's pursuit of a consolation win was ultimately thwarted by inclement weather across the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka, on Thursday.

Bangladesh's pursuit of a consolation win was ultimately thwarted by inclement weather across the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka.

Outgunned in the series opener and humiliated in the second fixture, the hosts sported high hopes of outgunning an understrength opposition unit on Thursday.

Sans the services of the rested Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja, the Indians slipped to a precarious 119 for nine in 34.2 overs amid several rain delays.

Seamer Taskin Ahmed, who earlier this week recorded a record five-wicket haul on debut, was again the pick of the home bowlers. The 19-year-old completed telling figures of two for 15 in eight overs.

Determined to cement a permanent berth in the limited-overs unit before the first-choice players return for an important series against England, the inexperienced Cheteshwar Pujara, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu and Manoj Tiwary failed.

The quartet managed a mere 35 runs – and the total would have read considerably poorer had all-rounder Stuart Binny not complemented Suresh Raina's commanding 25 with a promising 25 not out.

Umpires Kumar Dharmasena and Enamul Haque eventually declared a washout at 20:10 local time (14:10 GMT).

Earlier, Bangladesh replaced all-rounder Ziaur Rahman with spinner Sohag Gazi, while the Indians opted for seamer Vinay Kumar and Tiwary instead of leg-spinner Amit Mishra and fast bowler Umesh Yadav.

Binny was named Player of the Series, after snaring largely unprecedented figures of six for four in the second match. The record beat former spinner Anil Kumble's six for 12, achieved against the West Indies in Kolkata in 1993.

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