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

Partnerships the key to Bangladesh's win

Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan
Stats from a game dominated initially by Tendulkar, and later by the hosts' exceptional fightback
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Despite facing a challenging target after Sachin Tendulkar's record achievement, Bangladesh kept faith, and a brilliant chase kept them in the tournament. Here are the stats highlights from the game.

  • Bangladesh's chase of 290 is their highest in home ODIs and their second-highest overall. It is also the third-highest target successfully chased in Bangladesh. The previous highest target chased by Bangladesh in Mirpur was 220, against Zimbabwe in 2009. There have been only eight previous occasions when teams have chased a higher target successfully against India.
  • Although Tendulkar achieved the milestone of hundred international centuries, this was his second-lowest strike-rate for an ODI century. The only time he has had a lower strike-rate was against Sri Lanka in Sharjah in 2000 (completed innings only). There have been only four occasions when he has faced more deliveries than he did in this innings (147). The previous time he faced 147 deliveries, he scored the first double-century in ODIs. The century is Tendulkar's 14th in a loss and puts him well ahead of Chris Gayle (9 hundreds), who is second on the list of batsmen with the most centuries in losses.
  • This is the first time that five Bangladesh batsmen have scored 40 or more runs in an innings. Overall, there has not been a single instance when more than five batsmen have scored 40-plus runs in an innings.
  • The run-rate during the 64-run stand between Mushfiqur Rahim and Nasir Hossain (9.14) is the highest for a fifty-plus fifth-wicket stand for Bangladesh in ODIs. Bangladesh also had a 68-run fourth-wicket stand at a run-rate of 8.50. This run-rate is the second-highest for a fourth-wicket partnership for Bangladesh (fifty-plus stands only).
  • This is the eighth time overall and the third time against India that Bangladesh have managed three fifty-plus stands in a single innings. The last occasion this happened against India was in the opening game of the 2011 World Cup. The 113-run stand between Tamim Iqbal and Jahurul Islam is the seventh century partnership for the second wicket for Bangladesh in ODIs and their first against India.
  • The strike-rates of Mushfiqur (184.00) and Shakib (158.06) are second and third respectively on the list of best strike-rates for a 40-plus score for Bangladesh batsmen against India. Mashrafe Mortaza is on top, with 40 off 22 balls in Dhaka in 2007.
  • The 148-run stand between Tendulkar and Virat Kohli is the second-highest second-wicket stand for India in ODIs against Bangladesh. Kohli, who had scored centuries in his previous two innings, missed out on becoming only the fifth batsman to score a century in three consecutive matches.

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  • 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.

  • Hindh on March 17, 2012, 14:07 GMT

    @kevinSL Still SL is a far worse team than India and they have been beaten by India even with a weak bowling.... Proud to be an Indian.........

  • saq_iqbal on March 17, 2012, 11:33 GMT

    Now all eyes on Indo-Pak match. One again Sachin made a century and once again India ended up in a loss. Congrats Bangladesh! you really played well

  • on March 17, 2012, 10:05 GMT

    The picture being painted in the media is that "India lost despite Tendulkar's Heroics". I disagree with this forced perception. Tendulkar was a major culprit in the loss.

    He scored 114 off 147 deliveries. As a batsman who batted for half the Indian innings, Tendulkar should have scored around half the India total. The rest of the team scored 175 off 155 deliveries with a strike rate of almost 113%. Had Tendulkar batted with only a 95% strike rate he should have scored 140 runs off the 147 balls that he faced. Which shows he scored at least 26 runs short of what his team would have expected of him. Had he scored 26 more runs, India's total would have been 315 which would have been much more competitive.

    Hence his scoring a century wasn't actually a jinx for the team. It was simply a liability.

    I think this effort is comparable to David Warner's recent snail-paced century (100 off 140 balls) against SL in the CB series. As you might recall, Australia lost that game comfortably.

  • hani2 on March 17, 2012, 9:48 GMT

    BPL really helpful for team. all players feels no pressure and fear at all.good luck for future. Congratulation to Bangladesh team and players from Pakistan.

  • on March 17, 2012, 9:47 GMT

    I don't know why some people blame Sachin's century as the reason for India's loss. Why can't people admit that Bangladesh played really well and Indian bowlers were very very ordinary.

  • True_Warrior on March 17, 2012, 8:10 GMT

    a great fight by Ban .... hope they have a bright future

  • on March 17, 2012, 7:58 GMT

    Yes.. Partnerships did the job for us Alhamdulillah. As a Bangladeshi cricket follower, I believe I have rarely seen this sort of die hard attitude from Bangladesh cricketers. I always believed, Bangladesh's failure were never because of their abilities or efforts. They lacked courage. And MashaAllah what great courage has been shown in the last 2matches. And it was especially nice to see other players joining the party with Shakib. All the best to Bangladesh for the next matches. Nothing to lose now guys. InshaAllah ekhon shudhu egiye chola.

  • johnathonjosephs on March 17, 2012, 6:37 GMT

    And the Tendulkar curse continues.

  • KEVINSL on March 17, 2012, 4:17 GMT

    Congrats bangladesh!!!!! you beat all the proud words of indians.. u answered to all the jokers.. u got up "home champions" from the dream world.. AND U SHOW THE HIDDEN HOLE OF INDIAN CRICKET TO THE WHOLE WORLD.. Congratulations Bangladesh.. from SRI LANKA..

  • 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.

  • Hindh on March 17, 2012, 14:07 GMT

    @kevinSL Still SL is a far worse team than India and they have been beaten by India even with a weak bowling.... Proud to be an Indian.........

  • saq_iqbal on March 17, 2012, 11:33 GMT

    Now all eyes on Indo-Pak match. One again Sachin made a century and once again India ended up in a loss. Congrats Bangladesh! you really played well

  • on March 17, 2012, 10:05 GMT

    The picture being painted in the media is that "India lost despite Tendulkar's Heroics". I disagree with this forced perception. Tendulkar was a major culprit in the loss.

    He scored 114 off 147 deliveries. As a batsman who batted for half the Indian innings, Tendulkar should have scored around half the India total. The rest of the team scored 175 off 155 deliveries with a strike rate of almost 113%. Had Tendulkar batted with only a 95% strike rate he should have scored 140 runs off the 147 balls that he faced. Which shows he scored at least 26 runs short of what his team would have expected of him. Had he scored 26 more runs, India's total would have been 315 which would have been much more competitive.

    Hence his scoring a century wasn't actually a jinx for the team. It was simply a liability.

    I think this effort is comparable to David Warner's recent snail-paced century (100 off 140 balls) against SL in the CB series. As you might recall, Australia lost that game comfortably.

  • hani2 on March 17, 2012, 9:48 GMT

    BPL really helpful for team. all players feels no pressure and fear at all.good luck for future. Congratulation to Bangladesh team and players from Pakistan.

  • on March 17, 2012, 9:47 GMT

    I don't know why some people blame Sachin's century as the reason for India's loss. Why can't people admit that Bangladesh played really well and Indian bowlers were very very ordinary.

  • True_Warrior on March 17, 2012, 8:10 GMT

    a great fight by Ban .... hope they have a bright future

  • on March 17, 2012, 7:58 GMT

    Yes.. Partnerships did the job for us Alhamdulillah. As a Bangladeshi cricket follower, I believe I have rarely seen this sort of die hard attitude from Bangladesh cricketers. I always believed, Bangladesh's failure were never because of their abilities or efforts. They lacked courage. And MashaAllah what great courage has been shown in the last 2matches. And it was especially nice to see other players joining the party with Shakib. All the best to Bangladesh for the next matches. Nothing to lose now guys. InshaAllah ekhon shudhu egiye chola.

  • johnathonjosephs on March 17, 2012, 6:37 GMT

    And the Tendulkar curse continues.

  • KEVINSL on March 17, 2012, 4:17 GMT

    Congrats bangladesh!!!!! you beat all the proud words of indians.. u answered to all the jokers.. u got up "home champions" from the dream world.. AND U SHOW THE HIDDEN HOLE OF INDIAN CRICKET TO THE WHOLE WORLD.. Congratulations Bangladesh.. from SRI LANKA..

  • armanigeorge2 on March 17, 2012, 4:15 GMT

    bangladesh team plays team work awesome match...sachin 100th 100 not usefull to win the match.

  • on March 17, 2012, 3:03 GMT

    many many congrats brothers.

  • on March 17, 2012, 3:00 GMT

    Once again Tendulkar prove that hiis achievmeent is biger then teams,every time this man score century we end up on losing side,not for Raina we wouldn't even have reached 289,Tendukar i think is most selfish player in the team and now that he has achieved his personal goal,i think he personally should retire and play sport that is not a team sport.

  • on March 17, 2012, 2:55 GMT

    It means that Pakistan and Bangladesh may play the FINAL, you never know.

  • on March 17, 2012, 2:42 GMT

    lol sachins hundreth hudred made my day.its become 0 when u got bang by bungladesh...sacthin said ..he didnt think about personel milstone..then why did he spend so many balls to score is 100 th 100..if sacthin got out early ..then inda score a better score than this..poor sacthin .ha ha ha

  • Siyal on March 17, 2012, 2:42 GMT

    Bangla Desh made us happy, Thanks. PK.

  • Rashedulwings on March 17, 2012, 2:19 GMT

    Congrats!Bangladesh.We are really proud of our country.

  • on March 17, 2012, 2:15 GMT

    What a match.I can't beleave this..........

  • srisri on March 17, 2012, 2:08 GMT

    Ok..back to the if business..lets start ...if we loose to Pak and if Lanka beats Bangla and if the points tie and if runrate matches bla bla bla....... why we never reach final straight?

  • Kumar_sachin on March 17, 2012, 1:57 GMT

    @Major_Hammad: I agree that yesterday Bangladesh played well..But it is once for a year or so.. For that u can dream in the night but not day dream(Expecting PAK VS BAN final is too much).. Sure India going to beat pak and PAK VS Ind is the final.. Asia cup will be India's for sure..

  • on March 17, 2012, 1:16 GMT

    Great great performance by bangladesh

  • ecricl on March 17, 2012, 1:15 GMT

    E=MC2, and SRT x 100= a loosing match for India. guys how many times it need to be mentioned............and Indians are finding their usual form in subcontinental pitch.......2 years ahead no outside visit..........they will be no-1.......lol

  • on March 17, 2012, 1:15 GMT

    fromthis performance it's pretty clear that bangladesh indeed DO have the talent to compete with a lot of the better teams. They DO have the skill and ability.

    However, for whatever reason, they always come up lazy/complacent the moment they win. If they do little things positive they take it as a chance to slack off, very similar to pakistani mentality. Shakib is the only mentally strong one in bangla side, and misbah the only strength in Pakistan.

    They need to stop excusing themselves from duty and start striving to perform in just about every match. THey always show some promise...then slack off.

  • on March 17, 2012, 1:07 GMT

    india usually dont have a quality fast bowler tat will happen only in rare occassion, but India missing a quality spinner is something to worry!!!!!!!! i dono why dhoni is backing ashwin who bowls poorly,harbajan singh had enough punishment, he shud be bak , on his day he is supposed to be the best offspinner

  • orangtan on March 17, 2012, 0:54 GMT

    Once again, India lost because of individual greed. For Tendulkar to play out so many dot balls when he was in his 80s shows that he was greedy for his 100th ton not caring about getting the score up to 300. Beautiful Bangladesh were brilliant. This was Tendulkar's second slowest ODI century, need I say more ? Please take your 100 tons and go drive your fast cars, SRT

  • sabee66 on March 17, 2012, 0:39 GMT

    Tendulkar cost them a match along with other 14matches first Australia, then srilanka and now Bengladesh , whats next...........Afghanistan or Holland India should really think where they are wrong they will do anything to win against Green shirts but we know what will happen

  • bbumbum on March 17, 2012, 0:22 GMT

    Congratulations Bdesh. Great batting by Shakib and Mushfiq. I feel for MS Dhoni, Given the toothless bowlers he has got, he is doing an awesome job keeping the Indian team as competitive as humanly possible. Now that Tendulkar's most important milestone has been achieved, all Indian fans are waiting to see his next milestone ...to become the super star ESPN commentator ...hope he starts early as he did with his playing career.

  • SomeoneStoleMyLungi on March 16, 2012, 23:44 GMT

    WHERE ARE ALL THE INDIAN SUPPORTERS THAT ALWAYS COMMENT ON CRICINFO ABOUT HOW BAD BANGLADESH ARE !?!?! JOY BANGLA!!

  • Deepfreezed on March 16, 2012, 22:36 GMT

    Tendulkar scores 100 and India looses. When have I seen that before? I cannot say I can remember it being the other way around for a long time.

  • nimantha.wijesinghe on March 16, 2012, 22:02 GMT

    come on home champs go home plz

  • on March 16, 2012, 21:47 GMT

    Bangladesh proved today that they can do anything and they can beat any time in world. Last match with Pakistan they just lost it for not finishing the game. I would say that last match with Pakistan was much more easier target than today with India. Its a bad luck for tigers or we could see them in Final now. I like to congratulate Sachin for his century too. I think that Bangladesh gave him opportunity to do so by picking the field first. Good Luck Bangladesh.

  • Fogu on March 16, 2012, 21:14 GMT

    Congratulations Bangladesh. Let's do it again next game!

  • moon_ssmc on March 16, 2012, 20:40 GMT

    Hope bangladesh remain same hungry against SL too...

  • rohittttt on March 16, 2012, 19:33 GMT

    Outstanding victory by bangadesh, they proved that they can be upset to any team when they play according to their potentiel, good job done by their coaching staff also to improve their preformance.

  • on March 16, 2012, 19:16 GMT

    What to say. I dont know whether we have a bowling coach. If we have one then he needs to be packed up through the nxt flight. Its a shame to go down like this after seeing Sachin milestone today. Even a street cricketer would ve bowled better in the final overs. Pathan ! my god twas attrocius to watch him bowling so ordinary at this level.

  • HassunCheema on March 16, 2012, 19:08 GMT

    Divine Technology secret lies in unity, faith and discipline of heart and mind. We are thankful to Allah. He is The Master of every thing. Bangladesh team played with great courage. I as Pakistani congratulate on this great success and wish Bangladesh to always play in this style. It gives us a very healthy pleasure. Well played Bangladesh especially Shakib and Nasser.

  • on March 16, 2012, 19:07 GMT

    Congratulations Bangladesh.

  • RottPhiler on March 16, 2012, 19:05 GMT

    The penultimate stat should be Mashrafe Mortaza is on top with 42 off 22 balls. 40 is the minutes he was at the crease as per your query link, and 40 off 22 is a lower strike rate than Mushfiqur, hence clearly erroneous.

  • HardHitrz on March 16, 2012, 19:02 GMT

    Really indian have to learn from bangladesh they are real heros

  • on March 16, 2012, 18:57 GMT

    Bangladesh, Bangladesh, Bangladesh,

  • HopefulIndianCricFan2 on March 16, 2012, 18:46 GMT

    I am so gutted by these words "Although Tendulkar achieved the milestone of hundred international centuries, this was his second-lowest strike-rate for an ODI century.".... he made sure India lost. I am sure we could have reached at least 320. Thank you Sachin

  • Perera32 on March 16, 2012, 18:45 GMT

    I came onto cricinfo to see the asia cup rankings, and then saw Bangladesh won by 5 wickets on the top right of screen. OMG Hahahahahaha INDIA, where are the indian fans gone????. Cannot win in England, Australia and now cannot win in the sub continent. I dont care about Tendulkars 100th 100, took him more than a year to get to it, couldn't get it in england and australia. Then he got it in the flattest pitch in the world vs one of the worst bowling attacks. They wouldn't of won the world cup if it wasnt in their own backyard. India face it you guys are overrated!!.

  • on March 16, 2012, 18:40 GMT

    Where are the Indians the world champions?

  • Joby_George on March 16, 2012, 18:33 GMT

    Sachins century caused india lose this game. He played for his century only. Indian should have easily made 325+ after batting first. Sachin was under huge pressure and wasted lot of balls by scoring slowly.

  • on March 16, 2012, 18:28 GMT

    well done..well done.. well done..well done..well done..well done.. well done..well done..well done..well done..well done..well done..

  • on March 16, 2012, 18:26 GMT

    TENDULKAR'S CENTURY GAVE BANGLADESH REAL HOPE ABOUT THEIR WIN IN THIS MATCH...

  • rivernile on March 16, 2012, 18:24 GMT

    Congratulations Bangladesh. It was unfortunate that Shakib was given the stumping. Mushfiq played beautifully. I admit that I was worried when the Indian bowlers were getting their way towards the end. All is well that ends well!

  • Sports4Youth on March 16, 2012, 18:21 GMT

    So finally my worst fears have come true. Tendulkar gets century and india looses. In his 98th match drawn with england. In his 99th we lost to south africa, now on his 100th india lost to BANGLADESH. Even Bangladesh will win if SRT scores a century.

  • JoyBangladesh71 on March 16, 2012, 18:21 GMT

    Congratulations Bangladesh....we are very proud of you guys.

  • Major_Hammad on March 16, 2012, 18:17 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.

  • on March 16, 2012, 18:03 GMT

    The statistic wasn't a myth, man scores and team loses - the perennial story.

  • Nadeem1976 on March 16, 2012, 18:03 GMT

    Great great performance by bangladesh and tendulkar. This way we have Asia cup wide open again. Finally the bangalies shows us some steel. Finally. Great great job.

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  • Nadeem1976 on March 16, 2012, 18:03 GMT

    Great great performance by bangladesh and tendulkar. This way we have Asia cup wide open again. Finally the bangalies shows us some steel. Finally. Great great job.

  • on March 16, 2012, 18:03 GMT

    The statistic wasn't a myth, man scores and team loses - the perennial story.

  • Major_Hammad on March 16, 2012, 18:17 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.

  • JoyBangladesh71 on March 16, 2012, 18:21 GMT

    Congratulations Bangladesh....we are very proud of you guys.

  • Sports4Youth on March 16, 2012, 18:21 GMT

    So finally my worst fears have come true. Tendulkar gets century and india looses. In his 98th match drawn with england. In his 99th we lost to south africa, now on his 100th india lost to BANGLADESH. Even Bangladesh will win if SRT scores a century.

  • rivernile on March 16, 2012, 18:24 GMT

    Congratulations Bangladesh. It was unfortunate that Shakib was given the stumping. Mushfiq played beautifully. I admit that I was worried when the Indian bowlers were getting their way towards the end. All is well that ends well!

  • on March 16, 2012, 18:26 GMT

    TENDULKAR'S CENTURY GAVE BANGLADESH REAL HOPE ABOUT THEIR WIN IN THIS MATCH...

  • on March 16, 2012, 18:28 GMT

    well done..well done.. well done..well done..well done..well done.. well done..well done..well done..well done..well done..well done..

  • Joby_George on March 16, 2012, 18:33 GMT

    Sachins century caused india lose this game. He played for his century only. Indian should have easily made 325+ after batting first. Sachin was under huge pressure and wasted lot of balls by scoring slowly.

  • on March 16, 2012, 18:40 GMT

    Where are the Indians the world champions?