India and Bangladesh have been intricately intertwined with each other in international cricket, for the last couple of decades. Geographical neighbours in the sub continent, these two countries have shared a cordial but not-so-eventful relationship in the sphere of the cricket, over the years. We take a look at the Top 5 India v Bangladesh ODI matches.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 : 2nd Quarter Final, Melbourne, Mar 19
Qualifying for the quarter final stages of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 was one of the watershed moments in the history of Bangladesh cricket. They had made it possible by beating England in a closely fought game during the group stages. India, on the other hand, were unbeaten in the group stages and fans expected the Bangladeshi Tigers to put up a tough fight in this match. However, The Men In Blue eventually came out on top quite easily in what turned out to be a lop sided contest. Rohit Sharma bagged a memorable century at the top of the order, and helped India to a mammoth 302/6 in 50 overs. Bangladesh were shut out of the game by the Indian pacers, who managed to secure a 109 run win for the Indians.
India’s tour of Bangladesh 2014, 2nd ODI, Dhaka, June 17
This was expected to be one of the many inconsequential India v Bangladesh contests, which have been played over the years. It turned out to be low scoring alright, but a certain Stuart Binny made sure that the match remained etched in the memory of cricket fans ! Batting first, India were bowled out for a paltry 105 in 25.3 overs. The chase looked pretty straightforward for the hosts, who were cruising at 44/2 in the 12th over. Then came the dream spell of Stuart Binny, in which he registered record breaking figures of 4.4-2-4-6. Bangladesh crashed to a 47 run defeat in no time!
Asia Cup 2012, 4th Match, Dhaka, Mar 16 2012
Cricket fans are likely to remember this day forever! It was the day Sachin Tendulkar, then in the twilight phase of his career, scored his 100th international ton. However, this India v Bangladesh match ultimately went on to become memorable for a different reason altogether. For it was only the third time that Bangladesh had managed to come out on top, against India in an ODI. The Tigers chased down a stiff target of 290 with 4 balls to spare, and put India’s hopes of qualifying for the Final in that tournament in jeopardy.
Tri-Nation Tournament in Bangladesh, Match 3, Dhaka, Jan 7, 2010
This match was a part of the ‘phase’ that had slowly built the credentials of the present-day star Virat Kohli. Batting first, the home team had managed to put up a massive 296 on the board in 50 overs. In reply, India were tottering at 51/3 in the 9th over, with the big guns – Sehwag, Gambhir and Yuvraj – back in the hut. It was then that the world took note of the 21 year old youngster who, along with his skipper MS Dhoni, took India to a famous win. Kohli’s 91 far outweighed the importance of Dhoni’s unbeaten century and clearly exhibited his skills in chasing down big totals under all kinds of circumstances.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2007, Group B, Port of Spain, Mar 17
Most Indians can still feel the pain that the result of this Indian v Bangladesh game inflicted on them 8 years ago! A star studded Indian team, with its sight set on the ultimate glory in the World Cup, crashed to a shocking 5 wicket defeat to Bangladesh in their very first game of the tournament. Choosing to bat first, India were bundled out for 191 in 49.3 overs, courtesy some accurate bowling by the Bangladeshis. The Indian bowlers tried hard to come up with a fitting reply, but half centuries from Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan left them with nothing but despair and very soon the Indians were packing their bags, due to an early exit from the World Cup.