Bangladesh v India, Asia Cup, Mirpur

Partnerships the key to Bangladesh's win

Stats from a game dominated initially by Tendulkar, and later by the hosts' exceptional fightback

Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan

March 16, 2012

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Mushfiqur Rahim leaps for joy after Bangladesh win, Bangladesh v India, Asia Cup, Mirpur, March 16, 2012
Mushfiqur Rahim made one of the five 40-plus scores in Bangladesh's excellent chase of 290 © AFP
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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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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 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.........

Posted by 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

Posted by   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.

Posted by 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.

Posted by   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.

Posted by True_Warrior on (March 17, 2012, 8:10 GMT)

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

Posted by   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.

Posted by johnathonjosephs on (March 17, 2012, 6:37 GMT)

And the Tendulkar curse continues.

Posted by 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..

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