Result
8th Match, Port of Spain, Mar 17 2007, Group B, ICC World Cup
(48.3/50 ov, target 192)
192/5
Bangladesh won by 5 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
BDESH Innings
Full commentary

Bangladesh have caused the tournament's first upset. India have been thoroughly outplayed in all departments. Their batsmen struggled against the new ball and Bangladesh's battery of left-arm spinners and crumbled for 191. When it was Bangladesh's turn to chase, three teenagers - Tamim Iqbal, Saqibul Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim - scored fifties on World Cup debut to steer Bangladesh to a splendid victory. India's heavyweight batsmen were outperformed by the freshness of youth.

Bangladesh have a real chance of qualifying for the Super Eights now. Remember they even beat New Zealand in the warm-ups. India, on the other hand, must win both of their remaining matches - against Bermuda and Sri Lanka - to keep a billion hopes alive.

Rahul Dravid: "Quite a disappointing day. We didn't bat well. 240 would have been a good score. They bowled well, spinners bowled really well. We lost a few quick wickets in the end and that hurt us. Credit to them. They came in and got off to a good start. We have our backs to the wall and need to fight really hard."

Habibul Bashar: " The boys did a good job. We would have bowled first if we had won the toss. Mashrafee did a brilliant job and Rasel did a great job too. The spinners came on and did a terrific job. Tamim Iqbal batted really well. Hope he continues like this. Rahim did a brilliant job. He has a good technique and plays the new ball well. This win has given a fair chance to qualify to second round. This is a great day for Bangladesh cricket. We would like to dedicate this win to our friend Manjural Islam."

Man of the Match: Mashrafee Mortaza

Congrats Bangladesh on a great win. A day to remember. That's it for the day. This is George Binoy and Sriram Veera, signing off. Join us tomorrow for more live coverage.

48.3
1
Patel to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run
and that's that! Rahim drives elegantly through covers to seal the victory, it's been as emphatic as you could have imagined!
48.2
Patel to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run
good length ball on off and middle, defended on the back foot towards the off side
48.1
Patel to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run
fuller length on off stump, defended back to the bowler on the front foot

Rahim has a chance to strike the winning runs. The Indian fans look miserable, the Bangladesh fans are dancing in the stands.

end of over 481 runs
BDESH: 191/5CRR: 3.97 • RRR: 0.50 • Need 1 run from 12b
Mohammad Ashraful8 (23)
Mushfiqur Rahim55 (104)
Zaheer Khan9-2-41-1
Virender Sehwag5-0-17-2
47.6
Khan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run
slower ball on middle stump, Ashraful defends back to the bowler
47.5
Khan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run
fuller length from Zaheer on off stump, Ashraful plays back and defends
47.4
Khan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run
once again, Ashraful gets behind the line and pushes it towards cover
47.3
Khan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run
Ashraful shows unusual restraint and defends another good length ball to the leg side
47.2
1
Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run
Rahim runs it down to third man for a single, the scores are tied!
47.1
Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run
good length ball on middle and off stump, defended on the off side

Zaheer Khan comes back into the attack.

end of over 473 runs
BDESH: 190/5CRR: 4.04 • RRR: 0.66 • Need 2 runs from 18b
Mohammad Ashraful8 (19)
Mushfiqur Rahim54 (102)
Virender Sehwag5-0-17-2
Ajit Agarkar10-0-41-0
46.6
Sehwag to Mohammad Ashraful, no run
defended on the back foot to the off side

Dravid stands disconsolate at slip, watching India's chances of qualifying for the Super Eights become that much harder.

46.5
Sehwag to Mohammad Ashraful, no run
defended watchfully on the front foot
46.4
2
Sehwag to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs
fuller ball on middle and leg, Ashraful moves across and plays the paddle sweep to fine leg, two more to win
46.3
Sehwag to Mohammad Ashraful, no run
he gets a long stride in this time and blocks
46.2
Sehwag to Mohammad Ashraful, no run
tossed up on off stump, Ashraful goes right back and defends back to the bowler

Can Ashraful finish in style?

46.1
1
Sehwag to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run
pushed down to long on off the back foot for a single

Just five needed now. Sehwag to bowl.

end of over 463 runs
BDESH: 187/5CRR: 4.06 • RRR: 1.25 • Need 5 runs from 24b
Mushfiqur Rahim53 (101)
Mohammad Ashraful6 (14)
Ajit Agarkar10-0-41-0
Virender Sehwag4-0-14-2
45.6
1
Agarkar to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run
short of a length outside off stump, Rahim plays back and cuts it down to deep point
45.5
Agarkar to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run
Agarkar looks for the blockhole once more but bowls a full toss, Rahim plays it to Dravid at mid-on
45.4
Agarkar to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run
Agarkar bowls the yorker and Rahim digs it out easily
45.3
Agarkar to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run
defended on the leg side
45.2
1
Agarkar to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run
dropped! Ashraful mis-timed the pull, Harbhajan came charging in from deep square leg and dived forward but couldn't cling on, it's been that sort of day for India
45.1
1
Agarkar to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run
short and wide outside off, Rahim cuts to third man to take them one run closer

India have been outplayed with bat, ball and in the field. Bangladesh deserve this resounding victory.

end of over 457 runs
BDESH: 184/5CRR: 4.08 • RRR: 1.60 • Need 8 runs from 30b
Mohammad Ashraful5 (13)
Mushfiqur Rahim51 (96)
Virender Sehwag4-0-14-2
Ajit Agarkar9-0-38-0
44.6
Sehwag to Mohammad Ashraful, no run
driven to mid-off on the front foot
44.5
1
Sehwag to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run
defended on the front foot, the inside edge goes past the man at forward short leg, 8 needed now
44.4
1
Sehwag to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run
turned off his pads to fine leg for one more