Taskin Ahmed the Only Positive for Bangladesh in Series Defeat to India

Bangladesh went down to India in a rain-truncated series but it is not all gloom for them with rookie seamer Taskin Ahmed giving his country several reasons to cheer.

updated: June 19, 2014 23:11 IST
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After a disappointing series against India, when Bangladesh take stock, they will find only one silver lining - the emergence of young fast bowler Taskin Ahmed. After taking five wickets on debut, the 19-year-old seamer was on the top of his game in the third and final ODI too, snaring 2/15 from his eight overs.

After the final match was abandoned, Bangladesh lost the chance to salvage some pride, especially after they were wounded following the disastrous collapse in the second game. Chasing 105, the hosts were shot out for 58. But Taskin's impressive bowling, albeit in helpful conditions stood out. The young pacer even drew praise from Indian captain Suresh Raina, who recalled facing Taskin in the nets during the Asia Cup in February.

"When we came here for the Asia Cup, Taskin used to bowl to us in the nets. That's why I am really happy to see the young man do so well," said Raina at the end of a rain-truncated series.

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