ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 / Features

Bangladesh v West Indies, Group B, World Cup 2011, Mirpur

Nothing short of a rout

Bangladesh broke a few dubious records during the course of their mauling at the hands of West Indies in Mirpur, one of the most one-sided games so far in the World Cup

Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan

March 4, 2011

Comments: 29 | Text size: A | A

Chris Gayle and Sulieman Benn celebrate the wicket of Jacques Kallis, West Indies v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Dominica, May 28, 2010
Sulieman Benn: picked up his best ODI figures © Associated Press
Related Links

The match between West Indies and Bangladesh was expected to be a close contest, and one that would provide a huge boost to the winning team's chances of making the quarter-finals. Instead, West Indies made sure that the match was a completely one-sided affair. Bangladesh's inept batting performance coupled with a disciplined bowling display by West Indies meant that the hosts' score in the end was one of the lowest in World Cups. Quite a few records were set during the course of the low-scoring first innings. Here is a look at a few of them.

Fourth-lowest total in World Cups
Bangladesh's 58 is the second total below 100 in the 2011 World Cup after Kenya's 69 against New Zealand. Overall, it is the fourth-lowest in World Cups and Bangladesh's lowest ever in ODIs.

Lowest total against West Indies in World Cups
Bangladesh's 58 is the lowest total by any team against West Indies in World Cups. The previous lowest was Scotland's 68 in the 1999 World Cup. The lowest total in all ODIs against West Indies is Pakistan's 43 in Cape Town in 1993.

Fewest overs played
The entire Bangladesh innings lasted just 18.5 overs making it the fourth-lowest on the list of least overs faced in a team innings in World Cups. The least number of overs faced by any team is 14 by Namibia against Australia in the 2003 World Cup. The total of 31.1 overs played in the match is the second-lowest aggregate number of overs in a World Cup match. The record is 140 balls in the match between Canada and Sri Lanka in the 2003 World Cup.

Most deliveries remaining after the chase
West Indies won by nine wickets with 226 balls to spare. This is in eighth position on the list of matches won with most deliveries to spare. The record is 277 balls, when England beat Canada in the 1979 World Cup.

Victory margin
The nine-wicket win is the fifth time West Indies have won by a margin of nine wickets or more in World Cups. Their two ten-wicket wins have come against Zimbabwe and Pakistan. It is also the second-largest margin of victory in chases for West Indies in matches against Bangladesh.

Benn's best bowling
Sulieman Benn's 4 for 18 is his second four-wicket haul and his best bowling figures in ODIs. He has 25 wickets at an average of 31.32 from 22 ODIs.


Comments: 29 
Posted by Fast_Track_Bully on (March 7, 2011, 12:24 GMT)

@r0ketman. I am not a in that group. But I have few things to say. First, BD got test status after 1 or 2 wins over test playing nations. In that case, Ireland is ready for it. BD did clean sweep against NZ. But that's not because of high standards of BD cricket, just because NZs standards are went down for the last few years! If BD were playing good cricket, they could beat India in the opening match. And a commanding win over Ireland too was possible. Also, there was no fight against WI too. BD fans forgot that they beat an ' A team' of WI earlier!

Posted by r0ketman on (March 7, 2011, 1:27 GMT)

While this is a horrible loss for BD, fans claiming that BD's test status should be taken away should first answer these questions: 1. India was bowled out for 42 by England in a TEST match in 1974 after playing test cricket for over 42 years, why did ICC not take away India's test status in 1974? 2. BD has won more than 50% of their ODI matches in last 12 months, including a sweep of NZ, something that Ireland can not claim. 3. Pakistan was bowled out for far less by WI in 1993, the year they won the WC, why did ICC not take away their test status? India started competing only in the last 8 or 10 years, and they have been playing Cricket as a test playing nation since 1932. Please please read history first before talking trash. I am positive this will not get posted after the biased moderators review my post.

Posted by Fast_Track_Bully on (March 5, 2011, 10:27 GMT)

@udca. what happened to India? they lost all the games??? dude, India won the first one and second one was a draw. Comment once India lose(if you get a chance to do so) :P

Posted by Mushtanda on (March 5, 2011, 5:26 GMT)

Azilur: it looks like BD has bad days a bit too often for their own liking, considering their success record since WC 2007.

Posted by udca on (March 4, 2011, 15:16 GMT)

half empty pots make da largest noise...... India, England and Bangladesh have proved that

Posted by   on (March 4, 2011, 15:15 GMT)

Wake up call for ICC. Ireland is better side ,very compact compared to bangladesh.. Atleast now Icc need to do favour to ireland ,instead of giving useless test status like bangladesh team.. It has become the habit for top teams to score Maximum runs and increasing their average against minnows like bangladesh ..It will be better If icc dismiss the test status for bangladesh.

Posted by Zohaib_Hidayat on (March 4, 2011, 15:15 GMT)

Can someone plz take test status back from them???

Posted by Built_4_the_Kill on (March 4, 2011, 15:13 GMT)

Bangladesh is a team of 11 very very excitedly curious players. Always try to find ways to get out.... rather than staying in. Teams playing against them in any format usually don't carryout catching practices before the game...... because they know BD players will provide them enough practice during the game. This (BD) is one team which has not changed (batting approach) since day 1.

Posted by   on (March 4, 2011, 14:56 GMT)

Great show by WI against BAN

Posted by mrgupta on (March 4, 2011, 14:18 GMT)

@Ska.: Too late BD fans, its too late for you. Its already all over in 31.1 overs...

Comments have now been closed for this article

Email Feedback Print

Does the modern cricket fan get a good deal?

Andrew Hughes: The cricket-watching experience varies in India, England and Australia, as do the fans' problems

    'There's an emphasis on changing perception'

Sambit Bal, Jayaditya Gupta, Sharda Ugra and Gaurav Kalra discuss the challenges facing the new BCCI president

    'How long did it take you to get to 300, Stuart?'

Stuart MacGill on his favourite cricketer, Dennis Lillee, who was also a family friend

    The making of a sporting icon lies in the timing

Ed Smith: The legend of great sportsmen like WG Grace, Babe Ruth and Tendulkar is partly to do with the eras they lived in

Rear-ended in Hambantota

Tour diary: Another eventful stint in the province

News | Features Last 3 days

What you need to know about the Cairns perjury trial

Background to the Chris Cairns perjury case and what to expect over the coming weeks

'Show some respect to your players'

The cricket world reacts to the incidents of bottle-throwing during the second India-South Africa T20 in Cuttack that caused two interruptions in play

The makeshift opener who batted and batted

Thrust into the job in Kanpur in 2004, Andrew Hall gave an underachieving South Africa side belief that they could wear India down at home

Steyn v Anderson in Asia

Who is the better bowler in challenging conditions?

The Azhar Ali answer to Pakistan's top-order woes

In Pakistan's Test history, no player batting in the top three positions has scored 4500 runs; Azhar Ali is well on course to becoming the first

News | Features Last 3 days
  • ESPN Cricinfo

World Cup Videos