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Bangladesh v India

2005: The Indians in Bangladesh, 2004-05

Amit Varma

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

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

Tendulkar mauls Bangladesh

Dec 11, 2004: It was another day at Dhaka when history, rather than competition, was the talk of the town

The Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

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

Memories of a Dhaka hero

Dec 10, 2004: Anand Vasu on the sad events of February 1998 when Raman Lamba, the former India opener, was killed in a freak accident at the Bangabandhu Stadium

Roving Reporter by Anand Vasu in Dhaka

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

Pathan takes five as Bangladesh fold for 184

Dec 10, 2004: History was made at the Bangabandhu Stadium at Dhaka as Anil Kumble scaled Indian bowling's Mount Everest on a day when Bangladesh staggered against incisive left-arm swing

The Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan
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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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