Bangladesh v India, Group B, Trinidad March 17, 2007

Razzak's peach and Tamim's blitz

The hits and misses in Bangladesh's victory over India



Virender Sehwag literally runs into Aftab Ahmed © AFP

Collision of the day
Off the very second ball of the match, Sourav Ganguly and Virender Sehwag found their paths intercepted. Ganguly dropped the ball in front of him in the off side and they set off for a run. Sehwag responded and rushed across, only to meet Aftab Ahmed running in from cover. Sehwag, in trying to avoid him, came close to being run-out - just making it by virtue of a jump - while Ganguly barged into the bowler at the other end. Ouch.

Ball of the day
There were a few jaffas from the Bangladesh new-ball bowlers early on but none more lethal than Abdur Razzak's peach of an arm-ball, to flummox Sachin Tendulkar. In the last ball of the 15th over, after firing a few faster ones through, he slipped in an arm-ball that looped and turned into Tendulkar. . His bat came down outside the line, the ball deflected off the inside-edge, ricochet off his pads and bobbed up to the wicketkeeper. It was deception of the highest class.

Shot of the day
Undoubtedly the six that Tamim Iqbal walloped off Zaheer Khan in the 11th over. He charged down the track, as if possessed, and pulled a short-of-a-length delivery over long-on. It was a statement of intent, and the manner in which the ball crashed into the first tier balcony was simply stunning.

Drop of the day
It happened in the 16th over of Bangladesh's innings when Mushfiqur Rahim, who went on to a half-century, was on 8. It pitched on off stump and jagged back. Mushfiqur fended at it and got a thick outside edge that flew low to Mahendra Singh Dhoni's right. He dived for it with one hand and got a glove to it, which popped in and popped out.

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan is staff writer of Cricinfo