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Second Test

Bangladesh v India

2005: The Indians in Bangladesh, 2004-05

Amit Varma

First Test

Bangladesh v India

2005: The Indians in Bangladesh, 2004-05

Amit Varma

Bangladesh v India, 2nd test, Chittagong, 4th day

'Ashraful played the best innings of the series' - Ganguly

Dec 20, 2004: Sourav Ganguly, Dav Whatmore and Pathan spoke to the press

Anand Vasu in Chittagong

Bangladesh v India, 2nd Test, Chittagong, 4th day

India wrap up series win

Dec 20, 2004: It took just four balls for India to snap up the final wicket and seal a series whitewash in the second Test at Chittagong

The Bulletin by Rahul Bhatia

Bangladesh v India, 2nd Test, Chittagong, 3rd day

'I'm disappointed that I could not save my team' - Ashraful

Dec 19, 2004: Quotes from Mohammad Ashraful and Irfan Pathan

Anand Vasu in Chittagong

Bangladesh v India, 2nd Test, Chittagong, 3rd day

Blossom in a bed of weeds

Dec 19, 2004: Mohammad Ashraful's rousing knock, easily the best of the series, beat back the ghosts that have haunted Bangladesh, but coult not do anything to alter the result

The Wisden Verdict by Anand Vasu in Chittagong

Bangladesh v India, 2nd Test, Chittagong, 3rd day

India on the threshold of victory despite Ashraful heroics

Dec 19, 2004: Bangladesh scored 397 runs in the day, yet found themselves facing certain defeat after Irfan Pathan ripped through the top order in the second innings

The Bulletin by Rahul Bhatia

Bangladesh v India, 2nd Test, Chittagong, 2nd day

Little sparks in the darkness

Dec 18, 2004: Few things are more heartening on a cricket field than a fightback from the underdog and for two hours this morning, Bangladesh fought spiritedly to hold back the might of the Indian batting

The Wisden Verdict by Sambit Bal

Bangladesh v India, 2nd Test, Chittagong, 2nd day

The difference a day makes

Dec 18, 2004: If you're in Bangladesh for just one day, make sure it's a Friday

Roving Reporter by Anand Vasu in Chittagong

Bangladesh v India, 2nd Test, Chittagong, 2nd day

India in command after making 540

Dec 18, 2004: India piled on a mammoth 540, thanks to Sourav Ganguly and the lower order, and tightened their stranglehold by snapping up three Bangladesh wickets late in the day

The Bulletin by Rahul Bhatia

Bangladesh v India, 2nd Test, Chittagong, 1st day

Toddler's candy and the Ugly Sister

Dec 17, 2004: To say that taking runs off Bangladesh is as facile as misappropriating a toddler's candy is to seriously underestimate a little one's resolve

The Wisden Verdict by Dileep Premachandran

Bangladesh v India, 2nd Test, Chittagong, 1st day

Gambhir and Dravid pile on hundreds

Dec 17, 2004: Rahul Dravid became the first player to score hundreds in all Test-playing countries while Gautam Gambhir notched up his maiden century as India made merry on the first day at Chittagong

The Bulletin by Rahul Bhatia

Bangladesh v India, 1st Test, Dhaka, 4th day

'Pathan is getting better with every game'

Dec 13, 2004: Sourav Ganguly, on the road to recovery from the fever that kept him off the field for the whole of the third day of the first Test, spoke to the media after India's emphatic win at Dhaka

Anand Vasu in Dhaka

Bangladesh v India, 1st Test, Dhaka, 4th day

Pathan wraps up comprehensive win

Dec 13, 2004: After valiant hitting by Manjural Islam (69) and Tapash Baisya, Irfan Pathan and Zaheer Khan struck to dismiss Bangladesh for 202, giving India victory by an innings and 140 runs

The Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Bangladesh v India, 1st Test, Dhaka, 3rd day

Zaheer's day out

Dec 12, 2004: Zaheer Khan scaled a few batting peaks on the third day at Dhaka and broke the world record for the highest score by a No

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bangladesh v India, 1st Test, Dhaka, 3rd day

'The ball swings more here' - Pathan

Dec 12, 2004: Irfan Pathan completed his first ten-wicket haul in Tests against Bangaldesh on the third day at Dhaka

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bangladesh v India, 1st Test, Dhaka, 3rd day

Disenchanting the Dhaka crowd

Dec 12, 2004: Tendulkar scoring a century and more, reprieves notwithstanding, is bearable, but Zaheer Khan clattering the ball around the park merrily, and realistically harbouring ambitions of reaching three figures was too much for the Dhaka crowd to take

Roving Reporter by Anand Vasu in Dhaka

Bangladesh v India, 1st Test, Dhaka, 3rd day

Learning disability

Dec 12, 2004: There's a macabre inevitability to the Bangladeshi batting that reminds you of the trashy tomato-ketchup-and-spray-paint Friday the 13th movies

The Wisden Verdict by Dileep Premachandran

Bangladesh v India, 1st Test, Dhaka, 3rd day

Tendulkar and Pathan put India on the brink

Dec 12, 2004: Fighting half-centuries by Nafis Iqbal and Manjural Islam Rana saved Bangladesh from acute embarrassment, but India's continued to push for an inevitable innings victory

The Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Bangladesh v India, 1st Test, Dhaka, 2nd day

Setting the tone in the field

Dec 11, 2004: With player of the class of Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly, often one chance is all it takes to swing the momentum of the game; Bangladesh generously offered three, and now can only pray that the defeat which will inevitably come their way is an

The Wisden Verdict by S Rajesh
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Series Results
Bangladesh v India at Chittagong - Dec 17-20, 2004
India won by an innings and 83 runs
Bangladesh v India at Dhaka - Dec 10-13, 2004
India won by an innings and 140 runs
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