Bangladesh v India, Asia Cup, Mirpur March 16, 2012

Jubilant Bangladesh revel in team effort

Bangladesh cricket had reason to rejoice for their biggest worry, the batting, was their strength on the day
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After Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah were mobbed by team-mates and staff on their way to the dressing room after completing the five-wicket win over India, there was a small discussion about a lap of honour as they neared the viewing area. Somebody within the huddle, made entirely of the playing XI, thought it was not necessary and they all headed indoors.

The result was finally sinking in as the players went out for the presentation ceremony. Shafiul Islam was walking gingerly with his right arm in a sling but enjoying the moment as much as the rest. Everyone was smiling. Mashrafe Mortaza was gesturing at his family in the grandstand, a beaming Jahurul Islam was speaking to an elderly journalist, Tamim Iqbal was urging a close friend to come and hug him, while Nasir Hossain was quipping that since he hadn't danced in a long time, this was a good time to shake a leg.

Bangladesh cricket had reason to rejoice for their biggest worry, the batting, was their strength on the day. Tamim and Jahurul added 113 runs for the second wicket, a solid foundation for a stiff target. Even after they fell in the space five overs, there was Nasir to support Shakib, and later Mushfiqur. They played innings that changed the game and won it for Bangladesh.

"It was the team's win. Four or five players have to perform for us to win and that's exactly what happened," Shakib said after the game. "We have to increase the number of contributors from one or two to four or five regularly. If we can improve these small things, we can get much better in the days to come.

"We have to win games regularly and not occasionally. Then everyone will rate us properly. If we don't win, we are not counted. If we can win big games, our playing quality will improve."

Mushfiqur credited his bowlers for performing during a crucial phase in the first innings, when they did not let India get away to an insurmountable total. "If Raj bhai [Abdur Razzak] and Mashrafe bhai didn't bowl so well at that stage and conceded another 20 runs, we were gone. But hats off to them," Mushfiqur said. "It might not sound too big for others but it was important for us. 300 to 320 would have been difficult to chase for us."

Despite the bowlers keeping calm at the death, especially with MS Dhoni posing a threat, the real test was going to be the batting. But Tamim fired for the second game in a row, Jahurul found peace at the crease, while Nasir got another opportunity to win a game for his country. Before Nasir holed out with the game almost won, Shakib and Mushfiqur had found hitting easy because of his presence at the other end.

Sachin Tendulkar also had some kind words for Bangladesh's young cricketers. "I feel it is a good team, an underrated team," Tendulkar said. "People still talk of Bangladesh as if they don't know how to play cricket. They have a good side; even against Pakistan the match got close. So that is proof of them being a better side.

"They've played international cricket for quite some time now; not that they just started. They've got some good players. I felt Shakib changed the momentum."

Mohammad Isam is senior sports reporter at the Daily Star in Dhaka

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  • POSTED BY rivernile on | March 19, 2012, 17:46 GMT

    Wohoo Tigers!!! This certainly was a collective effort and I think that the 'man of the match' should have been given to team Bangladesh. Reading Sachin's comment makes one relaize the difference between him and Sehwag. India is a better team than Bangladesh, no doubt, but you don't have to berate them. I am glad that Sehwag did not come. I hope his cricket and attitude are things of the past. I hope that we can stay consistent and beat SL to reach the finals!

  • POSTED BY Balumekka on | March 18, 2012, 5:21 GMT

    Well done Bangladesh. You guys played superbly. It was treat to watch Mushfiqr's batting. Sachin's 100th ton concern cost the Indians! I think this match clearly showed the results of a Personal goal vs spirited team effort!!!!!

  • POSTED BY Quddus-Mamu on | March 18, 2012, 2:01 GMT

    @ibbani: Bangladesh is not number 10, they are number 9. By the way, India is number 3 now. Only 6 numbers difference.

  • POSTED BY Quddus-Mamu on | March 18, 2012, 1:57 GMT

    @ Ravinder Singh: Do you really watch cricket regularly? Cricinfo has the records of all matches of Bangladesh, you can check it out.

  • POSTED BY Happy_AusBang on | March 17, 2012, 21:50 GMT

    I think it is unfair to blame Sachin for the loss. Raina and Dhoni were more than making up for his slow scoring so it did not affect the score too much. Also, note Bangladesh bowled some poort balls to Raina and Dhoni too and the score could have been even less. Another fact is that Kohli was incorrectly given not out when he was on nought (0) and Shakib was wrongly given out when on 49. Imagine what it would have been like if those two decisions were correct? Bangladesh were destined to win.

  • POSTED BY oddpotency on | March 17, 2012, 21:28 GMT

    It's really quite funny how so many Indians were talking so much negative talk towards Bangladesh before the match, and now they are nowhere to be seen. India is a better team than Bangladesh many times over, but it doesn't mean you can disrespect the opponent. This brilliant win by our Tigers proves it. Take the opponent lightly, and pay the price.

  • POSTED BY Amansharief on | March 17, 2012, 20:35 GMT

    This match was completely miscalculated by Sachin and Co. Sachin must have thought by scoring his so called 100th 100 and a score of 290 would be more than enough for the team to defend however the entire nation of over a billing cricket lovers came to a stand still when the result came. surely you BD's have rocked the show. I'd never considered BD to be in Final's reckoning but i guess its time to change my thinking and consider BD to be in the finals as well...Pak is for sure and if India looses to pak which is i guess is most definite the the pool will be open...

  • POSTED BY on | March 17, 2012, 20:30 GMT

    @Ravinder: first win for Bangladesh in the last 5YEARs???? :-O.. Surely someone needs to know the stats? In the last 2years, Bangladesh won matches against Sri Lanka, West Indies, England, New Zealand(5-0) and most recently India. And if you had followed BD cricket recently you would also have seen all those close matches against good oppositions. In the last 2years BD came close to win against Pakistan(twice) and Australia. They just lacked the finishing touch. I personally see Bangladesh improving really fast in the last couple of years. And their attitude in the match against India was the proof. They looked like a hungry pack of wolves hunting victory. I say more wins to come for Bangladesh in the recent years InshaAllah.

  • POSTED BY mukesh_LOVE.cricket on | March 17, 2012, 19:56 GMT

    really poor performance by Indians , club level bowling and sachin's slow scoring cost India the match.. whats even more pathetic is some Indian fans still claiming 'we are world champions' , i am an Indian but bragging about world cup even after 2 4-0 whitewashes in tests and so many losses in recent odi's is too much to take even for me , if not for some fireworks by dhoni and raina at the end BD would have won even more comfortably

  • POSTED BY on | March 17, 2012, 19:41 GMT

    Some Indians are always quick to point out that Bangladesh cannot even beat Ireland, Holland, Afghanistan, etc, etc. Well, sure looks like they can THUMP India! So what does that make the so-called world champions India? Bangladesh finally have team that can compete and beat the likes of India and England on a regular basis!

  • POSTED BY rivernile on | March 19, 2012, 17:46 GMT

    Wohoo Tigers!!! This certainly was a collective effort and I think that the 'man of the match' should have been given to team Bangladesh. Reading Sachin's comment makes one relaize the difference between him and Sehwag. India is a better team than Bangladesh, no doubt, but you don't have to berate them. I am glad that Sehwag did not come. I hope his cricket and attitude are things of the past. I hope that we can stay consistent and beat SL to reach the finals!

  • POSTED BY Balumekka on | March 18, 2012, 5:21 GMT

    Well done Bangladesh. You guys played superbly. It was treat to watch Mushfiqr's batting. Sachin's 100th ton concern cost the Indians! I think this match clearly showed the results of a Personal goal vs spirited team effort!!!!!

  • POSTED BY Quddus-Mamu on | March 18, 2012, 2:01 GMT

    @ibbani: Bangladesh is not number 10, they are number 9. By the way, India is number 3 now. Only 6 numbers difference.

  • POSTED BY Quddus-Mamu on | March 18, 2012, 1:57 GMT

    @ Ravinder Singh: Do you really watch cricket regularly? Cricinfo has the records of all matches of Bangladesh, you can check it out.

  • POSTED BY Happy_AusBang on | March 17, 2012, 21:50 GMT

    I think it is unfair to blame Sachin for the loss. Raina and Dhoni were more than making up for his slow scoring so it did not affect the score too much. Also, note Bangladesh bowled some poort balls to Raina and Dhoni too and the score could have been even less. Another fact is that Kohli was incorrectly given not out when he was on nought (0) and Shakib was wrongly given out when on 49. Imagine what it would have been like if those two decisions were correct? Bangladesh were destined to win.

  • POSTED BY oddpotency on | March 17, 2012, 21:28 GMT

    It's really quite funny how so many Indians were talking so much negative talk towards Bangladesh before the match, and now they are nowhere to be seen. India is a better team than Bangladesh many times over, but it doesn't mean you can disrespect the opponent. This brilliant win by our Tigers proves it. Take the opponent lightly, and pay the price.

  • POSTED BY Amansharief on | March 17, 2012, 20:35 GMT

    This match was completely miscalculated by Sachin and Co. Sachin must have thought by scoring his so called 100th 100 and a score of 290 would be more than enough for the team to defend however the entire nation of over a billing cricket lovers came to a stand still when the result came. surely you BD's have rocked the show. I'd never considered BD to be in Final's reckoning but i guess its time to change my thinking and consider BD to be in the finals as well...Pak is for sure and if India looses to pak which is i guess is most definite the the pool will be open...

  • POSTED BY on | March 17, 2012, 20:30 GMT

    @Ravinder: first win for Bangladesh in the last 5YEARs???? :-O.. Surely someone needs to know the stats? In the last 2years, Bangladesh won matches against Sri Lanka, West Indies, England, New Zealand(5-0) and most recently India. And if you had followed BD cricket recently you would also have seen all those close matches against good oppositions. In the last 2years BD came close to win against Pakistan(twice) and Australia. They just lacked the finishing touch. I personally see Bangladesh improving really fast in the last couple of years. And their attitude in the match against India was the proof. They looked like a hungry pack of wolves hunting victory. I say more wins to come for Bangladesh in the recent years InshaAllah.

  • POSTED BY mukesh_LOVE.cricket on | March 17, 2012, 19:56 GMT

    really poor performance by Indians , club level bowling and sachin's slow scoring cost India the match.. whats even more pathetic is some Indian fans still claiming 'we are world champions' , i am an Indian but bragging about world cup even after 2 4-0 whitewashes in tests and so many losses in recent odi's is too much to take even for me , if not for some fireworks by dhoni and raina at the end BD would have won even more comfortably

  • POSTED BY on | March 17, 2012, 19:41 GMT

    Some Indians are always quick to point out that Bangladesh cannot even beat Ireland, Holland, Afghanistan, etc, etc. Well, sure looks like they can THUMP India! So what does that make the so-called world champions India? Bangladesh finally have team that can compete and beat the likes of India and England on a regular basis!

  • POSTED BY longandshort on | March 17, 2012, 18:58 GMT

    Was cheering for BD towards the end especially after the bad third umpire decision on the stumping. Whoever gets to the final, I hope BD gets there and takes the cup. Its about time one of the smaller teams wins tournaments. Am fed up of the ICC discriminating between test nations and non test nations. Anybody who plays cricket should be able to participate. Thats the only way these teams can up their game.

  • POSTED BY on | March 17, 2012, 17:50 GMT

    India has players like Sachin who can score 100th 100, but bangladesh has players like shakib who can win a match!

  • POSTED BY Major_Hammad on | March 17, 2012, 17:37 GMT

    Congrates to Tendulkar on personal Milestone/Record but always Remember My 6 Points: 1: Tendulkar scored 100th Hundred after struggle of 1+ year. 2: He scored 100th Hundred after 33 International Innings. 3: His 100th Hundred was his 2nd lowest strike rate in ODI Hundred by him. 4: He finally did it on Asian/subcontinent pitches, after failed to do it in England, Austrailia long tours. 5: He did it against weak team ( Anyhow at End of Day Stronger team than India) Bangladesh. 6: And India Lost the Match due to his slow Batting as he played maiden over (34th over) but at opposite scene Shakib made 18 runs in 37th over.

  • POSTED BY on | March 17, 2012, 16:34 GMT

    Well done BD tigers. Hope this performance to be continued against SL. Also, thanks to the reporter for very nice report. @jugadu: you are telling about BD performance in test? Tell me your countrys performance in test in the last series. I know you will be ashamed to tell anything about that series. So, better think about yourself, not for other.

  • POSTED BY Bang_La on | March 17, 2012, 16:09 GMT

    @nickcarter80, beautifully said, ah such whipping with words!

  • POSTED BY sinchl on | March 17, 2012, 15:43 GMT

    India gave away the match for Sachin's 100

  • POSTED BY Bubun80 on | March 17, 2012, 15:37 GMT

    There is no doubt India's bowling is a weakness and they should work on it. We just have a new bowling coach and ironically this was his first match as the coach. He knows he has a tough job in hand. Bangladesh won and they deserved it, however they need win way more matches. They have a win % of only 20% (2 wins every 10 matches) in ODI's against test playing nations. That is an absolute shame considering they have been playing ODI's for more than 15 years. No doubt a single victory like this one for the fans is like wining the world cup final. I sympathize with the BD fans as they are starved to see the team win, no matter whoever the opposition, even Ireland. Please grow up. I have not even talked about Bangladesh's Test Prospect which is an absolute joke.

  • POSTED BY sifat08 on | March 17, 2012, 15:31 GMT

    @ibbani Bangladesh is No.09 in ICC ranking.You should check the ICC ODI ranking before you comment with a wrong info.

  • POSTED BY sja_edinburgh on | March 17, 2012, 15:30 GMT

    Well done BD team...love the way you win...BUT enough celebration done...lets take the positives to the next match with SL...we should win if we can play the way we did..hopefully umpires will take us more seriously and wont give away crucial decisions at crucial times against us...waiting to see the final against PAK...

  • POSTED BY on | March 17, 2012, 15:28 GMT

    Handsome win by bangladesh , bravo. Also congratulation to suchein but its a shame he played for himself not for his country. Bangladesh batting is improved becuz they recently added some new young batsman (nasir hossain, nazimuddin etc) , so now they need couple of new young good ballers to win against big teams consistently . Nasir hossain looks very very impressive , I think this young man will become a world-class batsman soon.

  • POSTED BY on | March 17, 2012, 15:23 GMT

    Congratulations to BD and Stuart Law. India got beaten by minnows in their own backyard.You may now need a favor from Mahela in order to get to the final. I can remember once Ian Chappel said a Championship team can easily beat a team full of champions.Who are the chokers now? Love to see a PAK/BD final.

  • POSTED BY shikari_pk on | March 17, 2012, 15:08 GMT

    I'm a Pakistani supporter, many congrats to Bangladesh on an epic performance, if you guys play with the same spirit you showed here, you will certainly be amongst the best ... best wishes.

  • POSTED BY on | March 17, 2012, 15:04 GMT

    Well played Bangladeshi players,you did not only won but won with style and flair.The performance was full of self-believe,mature and convincing.I also have noted the brilliant performance by Bangladesh against Pakistan in which we narrowly lost and at last we are learning to exploit the opposition's weaknesses.Our fortune is changing through hard work and very good coaching staff led by Stuart Law.We are beginning to learn from our mistakes and we need to improve more by teaching the raw young talents we have out there.Fantastic prospect for the future in Bangladeshi cricket.

  • POSTED BY vmanbalaji on | March 17, 2012, 14:39 GMT

    Bangladesh players were battle hard after their premier league and had nothing to lose. Batting second with due certainly helped them in both matches. It was very ordinary or poor bowling performance by India bowlers where fast bowlers and spinners are now chopped and changed, Where is Munaf, Sreesanth who are accurate & wicket taking bowlers. Wrong policy to rest Umesh who has got pace, is he preserved for IPL workload? Sachin anchored the innings, which is expected from his batting position where as Raina went for bowling. Overall runrate built up was quite rational. In future matches Sachin or Gautam should anchor and rest should play strokes. You cannot go bang bang and get broke, even in T20 matches, definitely not in ODIs. Last but not least, who says 100th 100 is only individual records. Sachin is representing India and every Indian should be and is proud of this achievement, rather most in the world. Sourav is right, Sachin is a gem and has right to go on his own.

  • POSTED BY on | March 17, 2012, 14:37 GMT

    @Abdulla Kunhi and @others you make an excuse for the lost and blame Sachin. If he did try to score quicker he could have gotten out and India might have made lower score than that. Anyhow it was a fun game to watch both agaisnt Pakistan and India. Both games were competitive and fun from beginning to end.

  • POSTED BY jugadu on | March 17, 2012, 14:25 GMT

    @MrFlintoff - to be fair to Viru, he was talking about the Bangladesh test side. His statement may still be true.

  • POSTED BY sa1chin on | March 17, 2012, 14:23 GMT

    Forget about bashing Sachin. We wouldn't have got to even 289 without him. What is Dhoni doing with his selfish selection policy. What is Jadeja doing? He is terribly out of form and we have a speciist in Rahul Sharma waiting and being wasted.

  • POSTED BY Hindh on | March 17, 2012, 14:05 GMT

    In India actually nobody watched the second innings and everybody were delirious after Sachin century and cared less who won or lost. Even in Times of India newspaper Paper is full Sachin records over the years and no mention of the match itself.... But Anyway SACHIN you are the GOD of Cricket............

  • POSTED BY on | March 17, 2012, 13:49 GMT

    Bangladesh won even after having two very controversial decisions handed out to them. The Leg before decision for Kohli and the stumping decision against Shakib.Well done.

  • POSTED BY on | March 17, 2012, 13:43 GMT

    Not matter of strike rate, Sachin is the person who responsible to defeat, He sacrificed Country for his personnel record. what shame. If dhoni comes before sachin, India would have been taken easily 320 Runs. Now all has gone to books. any way at least Sachin should learn from dhoni that country before personnel records. There is no much Records in front of dhoni's name, but you check when dhoni batted, how many times india has won.

  • POSTED BY WickyRoy.paklover on | March 17, 2012, 13:27 GMT

    India has the worst bowling attack top 6 cric.nations.They are lions of their dens.Same z true about all othr teams ,so nobody z a real cricktng giant and its open field for every team.I am stil vry astonished to see that no team has scored 400 pls against india bcoz the bowling line up they have ovr the years,they should have been thrashed apart in every series or tournament they play.India were lucky to have negihbor like pak who made realy sure that india might not lose semifinal of wc2011

  • POSTED BY Nutcutlet on | March 17, 2012, 13:22 GMT

    I wrote somewhere else on this site yesterday that a century scored when the side loses devalues the century - because cricket is a team game and the success of the team comes first. I am absolutely sure that the gentlemanly Tendulkar would endorse this statement in full. What a pity it is that others who are Indian and purport to love cricket don't (or won't) understand this basic truth about cricket. If you identify with one individual and not with his team, then you are following the wrong sport. Tennis (singles, not doubles!) or traditional golf would suit your mindset & temperament better. In the meantime, I congratulate SRT on his long-awaited century and wish him others, but played in matches that are not lost. I am absolutely certain that he would concur!

  • POSTED BY on | March 17, 2012, 12:40 GMT

    @brittop Sachin's selfishness cost his team the match. He scored his 100 off 138 balls !!! He wasted so many deliveries during the batting power play (overs 35 - 40) !! If India have utilized their batting power smartly they would have scored excessive 320 !! I admire sachin for been the master he is. But country comes 1st. It was so evidential that he was biting his time and deliveries for his hundred.

  • POSTED BY on | March 17, 2012, 12:30 GMT

    Amazing. What i feel BPL delivered them some positive results. Hope Bangladesh will be more consistent than one off win

  • POSTED BY Dalajit on | March 17, 2012, 12:12 GMT

    India should focus on IPL only now, don't even bother to win matches in ODIs. How pathetic, still Dhoni is playing all his favourites, what he is waiting for, let all the world defeat India in their all ODIs & Test and then probably he will think about changing few players like Jadeja, Rohit etc. Why the selectors are selecting other players, let select only 11 players of Dhoni and play them in all games. Hats off to BD for their team spirit and believe in themselves to beat India in a batsman paradise wicket. Following is my team for Pak match (Drop Rohit and Jadeja) 1. Gautam 2. Sachin, 3. Kohli, 4. Raina, 5. Dhoni, 6. Yusuf/Manoj, 7. Irfan, 8. Ashwin, 9. Rahul Sharma 10. Vinay 11. Praveen

  • POSTED BY dmqi on | March 17, 2012, 12:03 GMT

    BOTH TENDULKER AND DHONI ARE CORRECT- A FEW MORE RUNS WOULD BE RIGHT FOR INDIA-DHONI; BANGLADESH IS AN UNDERRATED TEAM, THEY ARE PLAYING FOR QUITE SOMETIME-TENDULKAR. The truth is Tendulkar's 100th costed India the match. He took more than 30 balls to score last 18 runs for his century.But Rina and dhoni scored almost 2 runs/ball. Is Tendulkar retiring now?

  • POSTED BY BCCI007 on | March 17, 2012, 11:41 GMT

    DHONI's tactics with bowlers not good. In last match when there was swing in the pitch, Dhoni suddenly removed both of his fast bowlers and started bowling with part timers. This settled the Bangla batsmen.. He never set up aggressive field. He was always defensive..

  • POSTED BY on | March 17, 2012, 11:41 GMT

    I am from Pakistan!! many many congrats to BD for this great success!! they played amazing cricket. Tendulkar played for himself than for the team. he just wasted too many balls for his hundred. his first priority should have been his country than his personal achievement.

  • POSTED BY priceless1 on | March 17, 2012, 11:14 GMT

    Bangladeshi team is better than India ..

  • POSTED BY MrFlintoff on | March 17, 2012, 11:00 GMT

    "Bangladesh are an ordinary side" - Virender Sehwag's remark made on January 16 2010, on the eve of the First Test between Bangladesh and India.

    Message to Sehwag: Let the action on the cricket turf do the talking, not your mouth. That's the real reason for your nation's defeat yesterday by the Tigers. Coming from an England Cricket Team supporter with a Bangladeshi background.

  • POSTED BY on | March 17, 2012, 10:53 GMT

    I was checking many Indian news paper, it was never mentioned in any news paper about one of their greatest loss against BD. What a shame! come on.....tell the truth......

  • POSTED BY Sports4Youth on | March 17, 2012, 10:50 GMT

    so finally the 100th came, but the celebrations had to be toned down because india lost the match. when srt got his 98th against england, the match was tied. when srt got his 99th against south africa india lost the match. now srt got his 100th exactly after one year and four days and india lost to bangladesh. banglades !!! yes, yes even bangladesh. need i say anything more about the so-called combined record, (if it can be called a record).

  • POSTED BY Siva-The-Human on | March 17, 2012, 10:09 GMT

    Sachin you are God of cricket. Whoever whatever to criticis u.we are don't mind that and u r our all time hero ever. Congrats BD u were played vry well and outstanding performance by shakip and rahim the way u played defenatly u will win asia cup. From proudly Indian fan.

  • POSTED BY ian_ghose on | March 17, 2012, 10:01 GMT

    "Sachin Tendulkar also had some kind words for Bangladesh" - someone needs to tell him that his team was beaten by Bangladesh. Never seen anyone get so much hype for being beaten by Bangladesh!!

  • POSTED BY Empty-Sequence on | March 17, 2012, 9:41 GMT

    Congratulations Bangladesh!! Simply Deserved it. They thrashed our popgun attack to bits & pieces like rest of the world did. Anyhow quite sure Dhoni and Selectors will be keeping theirs eyes closed believing All is Well.

  • POSTED BY on | March 17, 2012, 9:30 GMT

    brother ibbani....you are right...Bangladesh in no. 10 team... they beat India who are the current world champion... just give them few credit....it will not pays money...it is a kind of respect to little brother...nothing else...come on ..they played well...may be you will win next 10 games....be wide man....

  • POSTED BY balajik1968 on | March 17, 2012, 9:29 GMT

    Well done Bangladesh, but some awful bowling by India, especially Irfan Pathan. For all those Pathan fans out there, the man played like a rookie, not the seniormost bowler in the side. I also still don't understand what Jadeja is doing in the side. Is the fact that he was signed up by CSK keeping him in the team? Can't bowl 10 overs;can't hit big, decent fielder but by no means an international cricketer. I have seen quite a few strange selections and omissions in this Indian team over the years. Jadeja is one. RP Singh was another during the England tour. As for the omissions the strange ones in the last few years were Nehra, Munaf Patel and Agarkar. None of them have that bad a record and yet have suffered because of a lack of glamour content, whereas quite a few mediocrities flourish. Murali Karthik and Pragyan Ojha are 2 more bowlers who have suffered at the hands of the selectors.

  • POSTED BY pitch_curator on | March 17, 2012, 9:06 GMT

    @Nickcarter and RandyOZ - Who cares ?? India is still world champions.Live with it ...

  • POSTED BY brittop on | March 17, 2012, 8:53 GMT

    @Praveen Shavindra Muthuthanthri: and how is that Tendulkar's fault? (his ODI strike rate is better than Jayawardena's).

  • POSTED BY Faizan_Bahadur on | March 17, 2012, 8:52 GMT

    Shame on Dhoni for saying "little more runs on the board wud have helped"..by that he means that little master was too slow for his century and cost India the match...You know what if 290 is not enough for his bowlers to defend against a team like Bangladesh then go and find good bowlers instead of blaming the Champion

  • POSTED BY kumara307 on | March 17, 2012, 8:44 GMT

    Oh Indians....... Don't expect century from Sachin in crucial games.He gain his records but India surely sunken in to ground with another unlucky century. lolz

  • POSTED BY Q72941 on | March 17, 2012, 8:39 GMT

    Seems like Bangladesh played with the flair of old West indies or Pakistan. Congrats boys keep it up.

  • POSTED BY Sheela on | March 17, 2012, 8:34 GMT

    It is really surprising to note that not one critic has pointed out either in the past or now, about Dhoni's defensive field settings whih has neither captured wickets nor slowed down the rte of scoring overall - both in Tests and 1 dayers. Theperson or persons who had recommened Dinda should be taken to task and their opinions never sought again. All the Indian bowlers were either incapabe of taking wickets or nor biwing economically. This has not been the first time for such a performance.

  • POSTED BY SHAHBAZKHALID on | March 17, 2012, 8:26 GMT

    Loved the way Bangladeshi boys put up one brilliant show. I am a Pakistani but the excitement in the match kept me and others on their seats till the very end. Thankyou Balgladesh team for all the entertainment and surely they will be a huge force in the near future just like Pakistan, India and Srilanka. I am expecting them to beat srilanka and to be in the final against Pakistan. Best of Luck Bangladesh Team!

  • POSTED BY on | March 17, 2012, 8:17 GMT

    Well Played Bangladesh Team but i dont understand why BANGLADESH TEAM celebrated so much they are in International cricket for long time and this was their win after 5yrs that too in thier home which shows they shouldnt be allowed to pay with International Teams, as far India is concern it was one of those off days where cathes fall short of the fielders and yorkers slipped and ended up full tosses. you will see the world class performance tommorow against the Pakisthan. watch out ..

  • POSTED BY Bijit_BD on | March 17, 2012, 8:04 GMT

    Well deserved win ! Sabash Bangladesh !! Hope indians will show the minimum respect after this defeat !!!

  • POSTED BY A_Vacant_Slip on | March 17, 2012, 7:48 GMT

    India is like dropping like stone down a well - nobody heard the splash yet, and nobody care. Interesting that not much has been posted here India fans have gone VERY quiet now. Good thing hope it stays that way.

  • POSTED BY Major_Hammad on | March 17, 2012, 7:47 GMT

    Congratulation to Bangladesh team and players from Pakistan. Excellent, Top Class and Superb performance by Bngladesh batsmen, 10/10 to Bangladesh performance. My one of most Favourite Players Shakib Al Hassan also Played superb. Enjoy the win, I am expecting Pak vs Bng Final.

  • POSTED BY M_Rakibul_Islam on | March 17, 2012, 7:39 GMT

    India lost because their per4mance was based on Sachin's individual show for 100th 100. But BD played 4 only win & no milestone. So Sachin's milestone remained personal & BD's achievement turned to a national effort.

  • POSTED BY RandyOZ on | March 17, 2012, 7:16 GMT

    Excellent work Bangladesh, showed that India is the real minnow!

  • POSTED BY on | March 17, 2012, 7:01 GMT

    Little master made his 100's 100 and another little master Musfiqur did a great job as a captain.

  • POSTED BY smalishah84 on | March 17, 2012, 6:45 GMT

    well played bangaldesh. Fantastic win.

  • POSTED BY sanjay37b on | March 17, 2012, 6:35 GMT

    Congratulations Bangladesh.That's called a performance.A team effort to win rather than concentrating on individual records.Team and Nation comes first, a lesson to be learned by Indians.

  • POSTED BY on | March 17, 2012, 6:30 GMT

    Congratulations to the Bangladesh Team, played with a lot courage. To be honest, this is a great win but we need to be consistent, there is no value for a win today if we loose very badly tomorrow. So, we wish Bangladesh good luck and may they take from this momentum and perform consistently from now onward. All the Best against Sri Lanka, we all know you can do it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • POSTED BY Faizul.Hasan on | March 17, 2012, 6:30 GMT

    Great Job done. Dear respected Indian Fans Enjoy the Sachins' Hundred as I did but bear with loosing to a great team. but Here I Enjoyed most.....

    More is coming up...

  • POSTED BY on | March 17, 2012, 6:27 GMT

    Brilliantly written piece, Isam bhai! Specially the quote from SRT at the end!

  • POSTED BY ibbani on | March 17, 2012, 6:27 GMT

    Still the no 10 team in ICC will not make any good progress in the Asia cup. They are the still te nut team.

  • POSTED BY avani on | March 17, 2012, 6:09 GMT

    Where are those who are asking continuously where is Irfan, where is Irfan? Here he is, with no idea what he is bowling and where he is bowling.Absolutely no control over his bowling. While I congratulate Sachin for his achievement, I suggest he shoudl retire soon to allow India to progress with new talents. Or does he want to achieve 50th ODI century now?

  • POSTED BY on | March 17, 2012, 6:04 GMT

    i M iNDIAN BUT I CONGRAJULATE BANGLADESH FOR THEIR EPIC VICTORY OVER INDIA,INDIAN BOWLING EXPOSED AS THEY ARE JUSAT ACLUB LVEVEL BOWLERS

  • POSTED BY on | March 17, 2012, 5:50 GMT

    HHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH at last bangala done a good mouth sheeting victory ,,,, they slaped in INDIANS faces i loveeee dis

  • POSTED BY on | March 17, 2012, 5:47 GMT

    Awesome writing! The blogger has plotted the tiny glorious event very smoothly. Interesting.

  • POSTED BY Hasan-Shahid on | March 17, 2012, 5:45 GMT

    A real good team effort. A real good one by Bangladesh. Most importantly they have put two back to back good shows and won it in the second one. It proves that if you try once and fail it doesn't matter, if you keep trying the fruit comes along. Thouroughly enjoyable match, amazing night of cricket.Take THAT India!

  • POSTED BY on | March 17, 2012, 5:44 GMT

    The win of the Bangladesh has to be attributed to the slow scoring of Sachin Tendulkar. When Sachin took 138 balls to complete his 100th century the scoring rate dipped and latter batsmen had not enough balls to hit and make a formidable total beyond 300. Had Sachin scored faster his team would have been benefited. . When his long cherished dream bloomed to reality his team had to pay the price for it.

  • POSTED BY sylvester.stallone on | March 17, 2012, 5:37 GMT

    poor sachin, this is not how he imagined his 100th century would be set up

  • POSTED BY Mayan_Mahbub on | March 17, 2012, 5:33 GMT

    Its not an upset....Its a win by a quality team.Its slap to some Indians of low mentality.....

  • POSTED BY PTtheAxis on | March 17, 2012, 5:07 GMT

    bangladesh played well and deserved to win. after a moderate score of less than 290 to chase courtesy tendulkar's slow effort they must have been smiling inside. and looking at the post match analysis most indians still cannot get themselves to call a lemon a lemon. it is this attitude of utter denial which hurts india as a country in everything not just sports. it is a way of being which cannot face reality. here the reality was that tendulkars selfish quest for the ton cost india the match. people are blaming the pitch. raina made 50 of 30 odd balls in the same pitch. winning in not important just records are - not just for tendulkar but for a wider majority in india. so no surprise here !

  • POSTED BY on | March 17, 2012, 5:03 GMT

    Wts a great comments from shachin , sakib change the momentum ,

  • POSTED BY puntertakeson on | March 17, 2012, 5:00 GMT

    Sachin's ton cost India a match. How egregious when people like Sachin plays for himself not for team. Congrats Sachin for taking almost 50 ball to score 16 runs (84 - 100). There is any shame inside him, he should retire from ODI. India lost the match rather than Bangladesh win. Cricinfo pls publish this comment

  • POSTED BY joynal693 on | March 17, 2012, 4:51 GMT

    This is right team effort that we the fan of BD CRICKET TEAM was waiting for long. There are some critics who are always following you so that you people could not put up your strength. Any way we are with you. PLZ GO AHEAD............. We have now SHAKIB, TAMIM, NASIR, MUSHFIQ, MORTAZA, the real match winner.

  • POSTED BY on | March 17, 2012, 4:49 GMT

    To be honest, the better team won last night!

  • POSTED BY KingofRedLions on | March 17, 2012, 4:40 GMT

    India would do well to remember what a team effort is.

  • POSTED BY ICET on | March 17, 2012, 4:33 GMT

    What an impressive win. All cricket lovers must have enjoyed this game. We all know Bangladesh have the talent, it was a matter of time, when they put most things right. Shakib a true genuine all rounder. I think India have to look at thier bowling options. Great knock by Sachin, but think his ime is up, also maybe Dhoni need a new captain Kholi perfect man for the job. India have to produce a genuine fats bolwer, and a class spiner. What a win, and this is coming from a PAK supporter.

  • POSTED BY on | March 17, 2012, 4:31 GMT

    ????????????????????:))))))):((((((((

  • POSTED BY jmcilhinney on | March 17, 2012, 4:26 GMT

    That's an impressive win for Bangladesh. I didn't follow the commentary for the whole match but I figured that they were always in with a chance with wickets in hand, despite the asking rate climbing. I thought that they might struggle once Tamim went but they showed real resolve and skill in the middle order. There have been some poor displays of death bowling from various teams lately and this was another by India, but Bangladesh still had to score the runs, which they did handsomely. They also had to put themselves in a position to take advantage of the poor death bowling and put enough pressure on the bowlers to induce the poor death bowling. All credit to them. They have definitely proven that, on their day, they can be a match for anyone. The challenge is to have more such days. The batting really clicked as a unit today, but too often it just one or two who stand up. Every team has that problem but the best teams are the ones that have it less often.

  • POSTED BY on | March 17, 2012, 4:19 GMT

    A speechless Win by BD team , Congrats to all team players, specially Shakib, Nasir & Mushfiq. A win against India always make us very proud ! Congrats to Sachin also , he is second to none.

  • POSTED BY HongKongSam on | March 17, 2012, 4:16 GMT

    Well done brave Bengal Tigers and go and beat us (Sri Lanka) on the 20th. Lift the Asia Cup. Good luck !!!

  • POSTED BY on | March 17, 2012, 4:11 GMT

    Sanath Jayasuriya has score 28 ODI hundreds, and Sri Lanka have won 25 of the matches. Thats is a match winner my friends (90% win ration when Sanath scores a hundred). Sachin 71% win ratio. Mahela Jayawardena has a 93 % win ration when he scores a hundred. (14 out of 15 hundreds)

  • POSTED BY praveen4honestremark on | March 17, 2012, 4:10 GMT

    Congratulations Bangladesh!, good win. Hope you continue this effort and win more matches in future too. Having said this i feel Indians were 20 runs short , even before our innings ended i felt Sachin played little slower, may be the Bangladesh bowling was too good. Whatever reason may be there were plenty of dot balls in Indian innings, and from Sachin it was 30 balls. So it matters some times how it happened today. Nevertheless, i am proud Indian to see Sachin reach greatest heights. Salute him. Indian bowling was poor with no variations except from Praveen. Irfan and Dinda are poor.33 runs from 17 ball, i fancied India to win, but Irfan leaked runs with some full tosses and easy balls, that why i always backed Dhoni when he kept Irfan out becoz now as he was out of international circuit he need time to come and cope with pressure, so i always was against Nampally's remarks .

  • POSTED BY on | March 17, 2012, 4:10 GMT

    this is exactly what Shoab Akhthar said in his book "Controversially Yours". Most of the hundreds Tendulkar made, it resulted the lost for india. Great for Bangladesh all the best

  • POSTED BY on | March 17, 2012, 4:01 GMT

    Good job guys! We can play similar type of game against Srilanka.

  • POSTED BY nickcarter80 on | March 17, 2012, 3:45 GMT

    Congratulations to Bangladesh for bulldozing the so called world champions. Can someone tell me was there any side in cricket history, which was humiliated this much during their first year after winning the world cup, than this current Indian side? This is what happens when you claim for something which is actually not belonging to you.

  • POSTED BY landl47 on | March 17, 2012, 3:35 GMT

    Great win for Bangladesh. It's true that they only beat India, who have lost to everyone recently, but they had to start somewhere. Well done, boys!

  • POSTED BY on | March 17, 2012, 3:23 GMT

    Bangladesh was a deserving winner. Congrats!!

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  • POSTED BY on | March 17, 2012, 3:23 GMT

    Bangladesh was a deserving winner. Congrats!!

  • POSTED BY landl47 on | March 17, 2012, 3:35 GMT

    Great win for Bangladesh. It's true that they only beat India, who have lost to everyone recently, but they had to start somewhere. Well done, boys!

  • POSTED BY nickcarter80 on | March 17, 2012, 3:45 GMT

    Congratulations to Bangladesh for bulldozing the so called world champions. Can someone tell me was there any side in cricket history, which was humiliated this much during their first year after winning the world cup, than this current Indian side? This is what happens when you claim for something which is actually not belonging to you.

  • POSTED BY on | March 17, 2012, 4:01 GMT

    Good job guys! We can play similar type of game against Srilanka.

  • POSTED BY on | March 17, 2012, 4:10 GMT

    this is exactly what Shoab Akhthar said in his book "Controversially Yours". Most of the hundreds Tendulkar made, it resulted the lost for india. Great for Bangladesh all the best

  • POSTED BY praveen4honestremark on | March 17, 2012, 4:10 GMT

    Congratulations Bangladesh!, good win. Hope you continue this effort and win more matches in future too. Having said this i feel Indians were 20 runs short , even before our innings ended i felt Sachin played little slower, may be the Bangladesh bowling was too good. Whatever reason may be there were plenty of dot balls in Indian innings, and from Sachin it was 30 balls. So it matters some times how it happened today. Nevertheless, i am proud Indian to see Sachin reach greatest heights. Salute him. Indian bowling was poor with no variations except from Praveen. Irfan and Dinda are poor.33 runs from 17 ball, i fancied India to win, but Irfan leaked runs with some full tosses and easy balls, that why i always backed Dhoni when he kept Irfan out becoz now as he was out of international circuit he need time to come and cope with pressure, so i always was against Nampally's remarks .

  • POSTED BY on | March 17, 2012, 4:11 GMT

    Sanath Jayasuriya has score 28 ODI hundreds, and Sri Lanka have won 25 of the matches. Thats is a match winner my friends (90% win ration when Sanath scores a hundred). Sachin 71% win ratio. Mahela Jayawardena has a 93 % win ration when he scores a hundred. (14 out of 15 hundreds)

  • POSTED BY HongKongSam on | March 17, 2012, 4:16 GMT

    Well done brave Bengal Tigers and go and beat us (Sri Lanka) on the 20th. Lift the Asia Cup. Good luck !!!

  • POSTED BY on | March 17, 2012, 4:19 GMT

    A speechless Win by BD team , Congrats to all team players, specially Shakib, Nasir & Mushfiq. A win against India always make us very proud ! Congrats to Sachin also , he is second to none.

  • POSTED BY jmcilhinney on | March 17, 2012, 4:26 GMT

    That's an impressive win for Bangladesh. I didn't follow the commentary for the whole match but I figured that they were always in with a chance with wickets in hand, despite the asking rate climbing. I thought that they might struggle once Tamim went but they showed real resolve and skill in the middle order. There have been some poor displays of death bowling from various teams lately and this was another by India, but Bangladesh still had to score the runs, which they did handsomely. They also had to put themselves in a position to take advantage of the poor death bowling and put enough pressure on the bowlers to induce the poor death bowling. All credit to them. They have definitely proven that, on their day, they can be a match for anyone. The challenge is to have more such days. The batting really clicked as a unit today, but too often it just one or two who stand up. Every team has that problem but the best teams are the ones that have it less often.