result
8th Match, Group B, Port of Spain, Mar 17 2007, ICC World Cup
(48.3/50 ov)192/5
Bangladesh won by 5 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
player of the match
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• The Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Brilliant Bangladesh stun India

Bangladesh administered the first big upset of the tournament, beating - not trouncing - India by five wickets

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Scorecard summary
India191/10(49.3 overs)
Bangladesh192/5(48.3 overs)

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, 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, no run

good length ball on off and middle, defended on the back foot towards the off side

48.1
Patel to Mushfiqur, 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 run
BDESH: 191/5CRR: 3.97 • RRR: 0.50 • Need 1 from 12b
Mohammad Ashraful8 (23)
Mushfiqur Rahim55 (104)
Zaheer Khan9-2-41-1
Virender Sehwag5-0-17-2
47.6
Khan to Ashraful, no run

slower ball on middle stump, Ashraful defends back to the bowler

47.5
Khan to Ashraful, no run

fuller length from Zaheer on off stump, Ashraful plays back and defends

47.4
Khan to Ashraful, no run

once again, Ashraful gets behind the line and pushes it towards cover

47.3
Khan to Ashraful, no run

Ashraful shows unusual restraint and defends another good length ball to the leg side

47.2
1
Khan to Mushfiqur, 1 run

Rahim runs it down to third man for a single, the scores are tied!

47.1
Khan to Mushfiqur, 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: 0.67 • Need 2 from 18b
Mohammad Ashraful8 (19)
Mushfiqur Rahim54 (102)
Virender Sehwag5-0-17-2
Ajit Agarkar10-0-41-0
46.6
Sehwag to 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 Ashraful, no run

defended watchfully on the front foot

46.4
2
Sehwag to 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 Ashraful, no run

he gets a long stride in this time and blocks

46.2
Sehwag to 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, 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 from 24b
Mushfiqur Rahim53 (101)
Mohammad Ashraful6 (14)
Ajit Agarkar10-0-41-0
Virender Sehwag4-0-14-2
45.6
1
Agarkar to Mushfiqur, 1 run

short of a length outside off stump, Rahim plays back and cuts it down to deep point

45.5
Agarkar to Mushfiqur, 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, no run

Agarkar bowls the yorker and Rahim digs it out easily

45.3
Agarkar to Mushfiqur, no run

defended on the leg side

45.2
1
Agarkar to 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

Best performances - batsmen
Sourav Ganguly portrait
SC Ganguly
66 runs (129)
4 fours
0 sixes
Control88%
Productive shot
leg glance
19 runs
0 fours
0 sixes
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Mushfiqur Rahim portrait
Mushfiqur Rahim
56 runs (107)
3 fours
2 sixes
Control89%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
14 runs
1 four
0 sixes
5251654712
Best performances - bowlers
Mashrafe Mortaza portrait
Mashrafe Mortaza
O
9.3
M
2
R
38
W
4
ECO
4
Mohammad Rafique portrait
Mohammad Rafique
O
10
M
2
R
35
W
3
ECO
3.5
Match details
Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
TossIndia, elected to bat first
SeriesICC World Cup
Season2006/07
Player Of The Match
Mashrafe Mortaza
Mashrafe Mortaza
Match numberODI no. 2538
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00. Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15
Match days17 March 2007 - day match (50-over match)
Umpires
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Aleem Dar
Australia Image
Steve Davis
TV Umpire
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Ian Howell
Reserve Umpire
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Daryl Harper
Match Referee
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Alan Hurst
PointsBangladesh 2, India 0