Bangladesh v India, 2nd ODI, Mirpur

Worst collapses, and more wickets than runs conceded

Stats highlights from a wicket-fest in Mirpur

S Rajesh

June 17, 2014

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Stuart Binny's 6 for 4 was the best ODI figures for India, Bangladesh v India, 2nd ODI, Mirpur, June 17, 2014
Stuart Binny became only the third bowler to take more wickets than runs conceded for a haul of four or more wickets in ODIs © AFP
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  • Twenty wickets fell for 163 runs in the match, an average of 8.15 runs per wicket - the seventh-lowest average in any completed ODI. The lowest is 6.63, in a 2003 World Cup game between Sri Lanka and Canada: Canada were bowled out for 36, and Sri Lanka chased it down for the loss of one wicket.

  • The aggregate of 163 is the lowest, by some distance, in an ODI in which 20 wickets fell; the previous lowest was 203, in a match between Kenya and Zimbabwe in Harare in 2006 - Kenya scored 134 and bowled Zimbabwe out for 69.

  • Bangladesh's total of 58 equals their lowest ODI score - they had also made 58 in the 2011 World Cup match against West Indies. This was the 14th instance of Bangladesh getting bowled out for less than 100 in an ODI - seven of those have been in home games. It is also the lowest total for any team against India, seven runs fewer than what Zimbabwe had managed in Harare in 2005.

  • Before this game, the lowest total India had successfully defended was 119, against Sri Lanka in Port of Spain last year, but that was in a 29-overs-per-side game. Against Pakistan in Sharjah in 1985, they defended 125 in a 50-over game. This is also the lowest score successfully defended by any team after being bowled out.

  • Stuart Binny's 6 for 4 is the best bowling figures by an Indian in ODIs, bettering Anil Kumble's 6 for 12 against West Indies in the final of the Hero Cup in 1993. It is also the least runs conceded by a bowler for a haul of six or more wickets in ODIs. This is only the third instance of a bowler taking more wickets than runs conceded for a haul of four or more wickets: Phil Simmons had taken 4 for 3 against Pakistan in the 1992-93 Benson & Hedges World Series*, while Courtney Walsh had a haul of 5 for 1 against Sri Lanka in Sharjah in 1986. (Click here for the list of four or more wickets taken with least runs conceded.)

  • From 44 for 2, Bangladesh lost eight wickets for 14, which is the third-lowest runs scored for an eight-wicket collapse in ODIs. The two instances of fewer runs being scored were by England in the 1979 World Cup final, when they collapsed from 183 for 2 to 194 all out, and Sri Lanka against West Indies in Sharjah in 1986, when they lost 8 for 10 (45 for 2 to 55 all out).

  • The abject collapse by Bangladesh completely overshadowed a fine bowling performance by their debutant. Taskin Ahmed's 5 for 28 is the best bowling analysis by a Bangladesh bowler on ODI debut, improving upon Sohag Gazi's 4 for 29 against West Indies in Khulna in 2012. He joins seven others who have started their ODI careers with a haul of five or more wickets, including Fidel Edwards (6 for 22), Allan Donald (5 for 29), Zimbabwe's Brian Vitori and Canada's Austin Codrington. However, at 19 years and 75 days, Taskin is the youngest among the eight to take five on debut; the record was previously held by Sri Lanka's Charitha Buddhika, who was 21 years and 65 days old when he took 5 for 67 against Zimbabwe in Sharjah in 2001.

  • India's total of 105 is easily their lowest in an ODI against Bangladesh; their previous lowest was 191 in the 2007 World Cup in Port-of-Spain, a match they lost by five wickets. In all ODIs, they've been bowled out for a lower score only ten times, of which four were in the first innings.

  • The last time a completed Indian innings lasted fewer than 25.3 overs in an ODI was 12 years ago, against West Indies in Port-of-Spain in June 2002, when they were bowled out for 123 in 25, in what was a 25-overs-per-side game. The other instance was against Sri Lanka in Kanpur in 1986, when they were bowled out for 78 in 24.1, chasing 196 in 46. (Click here for all instances when India were bowled out in less than 30 overs.)

*0730GMT, June 18: This was earlier mentioned as 1992 World Cup, but has been corrected.

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Posted by Kausthub on (June 19, 2014, 0:29 GMT)

Great stuff from India! Chasing 350+ and also defending just above 100 just in the span of one year. Champions can surely do whatever they can!!!!

Posted by Kausthub on (June 19, 2014, 0:27 GMT)

This is surely the least defended score in a completed ODI (don't mention that match reduced to 41 overs since no one batted to that much extent) by India. The second lowest defended score is 20 runs more. So, India suddenly turned up to be the BEST BOWLERS. Great job by Mohit and Binny. If these type of performances are repeated, India can surely improve on their Test skills as you can win a match only by bowling. You can just draw a match with your batting skills.

Posted by   on (June 18, 2014, 7:58 GMT)

@Warm Coffee - Every nation has their own type of pitches, AUS & SA have fast and bouncy, ENG have seaming etc. So the subcontinent have flat tracks. It's up to the batsmen how to prepare them for certain kind of pitch. Barring from lat ENG tor of India, other teams have struggled to some extent here in India to play in flat and spinning pitches. Do you expect them to prepare Spinning tracks in their countries, then?

Posted by   on (June 18, 2014, 7:41 GMT)

Stop selecting and suggesting teams. Don't act as a selector. Just give your comments. I feel tired of seeing people give their opinion on selection....

Posted by Warm_Coffee on (June 18, 2014, 7:20 GMT)

@Lahori: What I meant was that due to the pitches played on these days including many tests, runs are becoming a habit for batsman. But if most batsman especially the asian ones right now was given a surface like that bizarre game of Ban-Ind yesterday then they most likely would've been exposed. I'm not saying they don't have the ability to play on such tracks but due to play so many games on those batting surfaces we see these days, the batsman would suffer on these very greenish surfaces. That Ban-Ind game pitch not only had good bounce and carry but was seaming a lot and all these batsman had no clue how to play on it. Can you imagine a test match on such surface? - no doubt will be extremely challenging for the batsman especially for the asian teams. That's why I strongly advise for domestic games of all subcontinent team to have many green lively pitches because its the only way to seriously improve their batting. If BD can make a surface like that than so can the likes of India.

Posted by wapuser on (June 18, 2014, 7:02 GMT)

This is what happens when someone is over confident in this case it was the the whole Bangladesh team thinking India is weaker series bringing there downfall and 9th straight loss.

Posted by AshwinMS on (June 18, 2014, 6:02 GMT)

Good work by Binny,but I still consider Bhuvaneswar Kumar as the best Indian fast bowler.

Posted by   on (June 18, 2014, 5:47 GMT)

Phil Simmons had taken 4 for 3 against Pakistan in the 1992 World Cup!!! I think it has been mentioned wrongly... It was not during Worldcup but it was in a triseries in Australia after Worldcup in 92-93 season....

Posted by Fast_Track_Bully on (June 18, 2014, 4:20 GMT)

It is good to see Indian A (or B) team creating history and records. Lets compare this young team with the team who visited BD last time with all senior players and escaped with last over wins all the time. Now we will get an idea what these guys did.Bravo India!. All the best for the next game...

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