by Rhythm Sethi June 22, 2015
Once minnows, now India beaters. The Bangladesh Tigers are coming into their own (much to the regret of many, many Indian fans). After going down in the first ODI to Bangladesh, we've now lost the second one to them on the trot. For everyone who's been taken by shock, you shouldn't. Bangladesh is fast emerging as a cricketing nation of repute and these two wins against India are by no means the only feathers in their caps. Here's a history of the matches they've beaten India in.
#1 December 26, 2004 – Bangladesh beat India by 15 runs
It was a historic win for Bangladesh as it was their first win against India, and their third against a test playing nation. Bangladesh were down to 88 for 5, but thanks to a powerful 67 from Aftab Ahmed, they managed to put up a respectable 229 on the score board. India missed Sachin Tendulkar and Dravid, but were expected to do much better than the 213 runs they managed. This game was the dawn of a new era in Bangladeshi cricket.
Man Of The Match : Mushrafe Bin Mortaza (2 wickets)
#2 March 17, 2007 – Bangladesh beat India by 5 wickets
Man Of The Match: Mushrafe Mortaza (4 wickets)
#3 March 16,2012 – Bangladesh beat India by 5 wickets
This time it was a win at the Asia Cup. Bangladesh had won the toss and asked India to bat first. Sachin Tendulkar finally got the chance to hit the most awaited 100th century, but as luck would have it, it wasn’t enough to help India win. India put up 289 on the board, which was easily chased down by Bangladesh. They won this match by 5 wickets. It is also said that this was the series that the battle between Rubel Hossain and Virat Kohli began.
Man Of The Match: Shakib-Al-Hasan (49 runs)
#4 June 18, 2015 - Bangladesh beat India by 79 runs
The 3-match ODI series began on a sad note for India fans. Team Bangladesh had a tremendous World Cup down under, so no one was writing them off entirely, but even then such a big win was unexpected. Electing to bat first, they put a total of 308 runs, thanks to half-centuries scored by Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar and Shakib-Al-Hasan. India could rack up a mere 228. The match however will equally be known for M.S Dhoni, otherwise known as ‘Captain Cool’ losing it and having an elbow match with debutant Mustafizur Rahman, the star of this match after taking a 5 wicket haul. Dhoni was later fined 75% of his match fees for his conduct, Rahman too was fined.
Man Of The Match: Mustafizur Rahman (5 wickets)
#June 21, 2015 - Bangladesh beat India by 6 wickets
India were bundled out for 200 in 45 overs, despite opting to bat first, courtesy Mustafizur's terrific spell and Bangladesh came out all guns blazing in the chase to leave India gobsmacked. Tamim and Saoumya Sarkar provided a speedy start and even though Tamim departed edging a wide delivery towards slips for 13, young wicketkeeper-batsman Litton Das (36) and opener Soumya Sarkar (34) carried forward the momentum taking 52 runs in just 10.2 overs.