Bangladesh CricketersAftab Ahmed | Alok Kapali | Enamul Haque jnr | Habibul Basher | Javed Omar | Khaled Mashud | Mashrafe Mortaza | Mohammad Ashraful | Mohammad Rafique | Nafeez Iqbal | Rajin Saleh | Shahadat Hossain | Shahriar Nafees
Bangladesh Cricket News August 2006
Bangladesh in Kenya 2006
Bangladesh won the series 3-0
August 15, 2006Mashrafe Mortaza produced the best performance by a Bangladesh bowler in one-day internationals as the Tigers finished their tour of Kenya in style.
He claimed 6-26 as the hosts were skittled for 118 in 41.2 overs.
Only Thomas Odoyo (29) put up much resistance and Bangladesh had few problems in getting home with 23 overs to spare thanks to Farhad Reza (41no).
Victory sealed a 3-0 sweep for the visitors, who bounced back from their 3-2 defeat in the series in Zimbabwe.
Mortaza was named man of the match and series after a virtuoso display which surpassed the 5-31 Aftab Ahmed took against New Zealand in Dhaka in November 2004.
He finished with 12 wickets in three games and ripped the hosts apart in overcast conditions after Syed Rasel trapped the out-of-form Kennedy Otieno lbw with the game's first ball and Mohammad Rafique bowled Morris Ouma.
Bangladesh also endured some anxious moments, slipping to 55-4 before youngsters Saqibul Hasan and Reza put on an unbroken 65 to wipe away any doubts.
Bangladesh's 2005 India Tour
Cancelled/postponed/scrapped!!Bangladesh's proposed tour of India in April next year for a full Test and one-day series has been scrapped with cricket boards in both the countries finding it tough to squeeze it in an already crammed itinerary.
Though Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary S K Nair said an offical confirmation could be made in this regard only after ''some more communication'' between the cricket boards of both the countries, he admitted ''Postponing the tour was on the cards since we were hard pressed for time.'' '' It was always an option and I'm also aware that Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Ali Asghar has already made an announcement that the tour has been deferred,'' he said. Under the ICC Future Test Programme (FTP), India would have to host Bangladesh next year.
Earlier, news reports in Dhaka quoted the BCB chief as saying, ''I have had talks with the officials of the BCCI...and it has been decided that we will not tour India in April. It is mainly because both the sides (are) pressed for time.'' India is scheduled to host Pakistan in March-April for three Test and five one-dayer matches. Bangladesh, on the other hand, will tour England in May.
BCCI has the option of hosting Bangladesh in June-July. Earlier last year, India had deferred its tour of Bangladesh to December because of the Pakistan tour.
India - Bangladesh One Day Internationals 2004-2005 Series
Rollercoaster ride for India, as Bangladesh records first win at home.India went on a batting blitz to make amends for Sundays shock defeat, trouncing Bangladesh by 91 runs in the third and final one-day international to clinch the series 2-1 on Monday (Dec 27th).
Opener Virender Sehwag hit an explosive 70, Rahul Dravid struck a breezy 60, Saurav Ganguly added 55 and Yuvraj Singh blasted a 32-ball 69 as the visitors racked up 348 for five. It was Indias highest total against Bangladesh and their sixth-best ever in one-dayers. The visiting bowlers then restricted Bangladesh to 257 for nine, only Rajin Saleh putting up any resistance with a career-best 82 off 114 deliveries. Sachin Tendulkar finished with four for 54 with his occasional spin.
India, who won the series opener by 11 runs in Chittagong, lost by 15 runs on Sunday (Dec 26th) after being bowled out for 214. In the decider, however, India launched their assault immediately with Sehwag reaching 50 from just 36 balls with consecutive boundaries. The opening stand was worth 106 when Tendulkar fell for 47, caught behind while trying to cut seamer Khaled Mahmud. Sehwag was then caught at long-on also by Mahmud. The scoring rate slowed after the openers departed, but Ganguly and Dravid hit some lusty blows after settling down and went on to share in a stand of 98 for the third wicket.
The Bangladeshi players who came good in the final ODI were Rajin Saleh, who struck a stroke-filled 82 (8x4, 1x6) off 114 balls, and Mashrafe Mortaza, who followed his Sunday's Man of the Match award-winning performance with another scintillating knock of 39 (3x4, 3x6) off 20 balls
Sachin Tendulkar once again showed what a complete cricketer he is, for not only did he lay the foundation of the imposing Indian total with a 106-run partnership with Virender Sehwag but he also ended up as the most successful Indian bowler with figures of 4-54 from nine overs.
Virendra Sehwag, who blasted 70 runs from 52 balls, was adjudged Man of the Match while Mohammed Kaif, who scored 80, 50 and 29 in the three games, was declared Man of the Series.
All photos ESPN
India - Bangladesh Test Cricket Series 2004-2005
Two Innings defeats for Bangla and India keeps the cup!India thrashed minnows Bangladesh by an innings and 83 runs on the fourth day of the second and final Test in Chittagong to complete a 2-0 sweep.
India, who won the opening Test at Dhaka by an innings and 140 runs, required just four balls to grab the last Bangladeshi wicket and complete the demolition in a one-sided series.
This was Bangladesh's 20th defeat by an innings margin and 31st overall in 34 matches since they gained Test status in 2000.
For India, Sachin Tendulkar , who had seven single-digit scores against his name in the last 10 innings before the tour, returned to his big-scoring ways against a mediocre Bangladeshi attack. He scored a career-best 248 not out in the opening Test to equal compatriot Sunil Gavaskar's world record of 34 Test centuries. Left-handed opener Gautam Gambhir and Rahul Dravid also made merry with centuries in the second Test to virtually bat Bangladesh out of the match and series, which was contested between two unevenly-matched teams. India's paceman Pathan, who took 18 wickets in the two-Test series was named man of the series.
In Picture: Top Left: Mohammad Ashraful will be remembered for his unbeaten 60 in the opening Test at Dhaka and 158 not out in the second. He is seen with the man of the match trophy in the Chittagong test.
Top Right: Ganguly with the test series trophy.
In Picture: The victorious Indian Cricket team with the Videocon Trophy at Chittagong
At the start of the Series..
India's first Cricket Series against BangladeshCricket authorities on Friday confirmed the Indian cricket team will tour Bangladesh in December for the first formal Test series between the south Asian neighbours. The Indian team is due to arrive on December 7 to play two Tests and three limited-overs internationals, said a Bangladesh Cricket Board media statement. The first Test is scheduled to be held at the capital Dhaka from December 9, with the second slated for Chittagong, starting on December 16. The first one-day match will be played in Chittagong on December 23. The two other one-dayers will be played in Dhaka on December 25 and December 27.
Bangladesh has yet to win a Test match since becoming a Test playing nation in 2000. Although Bangladesh played its inaugural Test match against India in December 2000, the upcoming tour will be the first series between the two. Bangladesh lost that initial Test match to India by 9 wickets.
Bangladesh have lost 29 of their 32 Tests, sparking a debate whether they gained the Test status prematurely. The remaining three matches, two against Zimbabwe and one against the West Indies, were drawn.
In Picture: Top Left: Bangladesh Cricket team is yet to win a test match after gaining test status in 2000.
Top Right: Ganguly and Bashar with the Videocon test series trophy.
Left: Following the threat, bangladesh security forces guarding the BCB HQ. Bangladesh responded to the threat in a serious manner..
One-off Test: Bangladesh v India 2000
Sudden Bangladesh collapse leaves India easy winners
November 10-14, Nov 2000
Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka.
Shahriar Hossain, Mehrab Hossain, Habibul Bashar, Aminul Islam,
Akram Khan, Al Sahariar, Naimur Rahman, Khaled Mashud, Mohammad
Rafique, Hasibul Hossain, Ranjan Das.
SS Das, S Ramesh, M Kartik, R Dravid, SR Tendulkar, SC Ganguly,
SS Karim, SB Joshi, AB Agarkar, J Srinath, Z Khan.
Close of Play
Day 1: Bangladesh 239/6 (Aminul Islam 70*, Khaled Mashud 3*,
Day 2: Bangladesh 400, India 81/1 (Ramesh 40*, Kartik 7*, 26
Day 3: India 366/7 (Joshi 71*, Agarkar 5*, 116 overs)
Day 4: India 429 (141.3 overs) Bangladesh 91 (46.3 overs)
BAN 1st inngs: Aminul Islam 145 (380) Habibul Bashar 71 (112)
Joshi 45.3- 8-142- 5
IND 1st inngs: Ganguly 84 (153) Joshi 92 (180) Naimur Rahman
BAN 2nd inngs: Srinath 11-3-19-3 Joshi 18-5-27-3
IND 2nd inngs: R Dravid 41*
Result: India won by
Series: India wins the one-off Test
In Picture: Ganguly with the winners trophy.
One Day Matches between Bangladesh and India
Bangladesh yet to win a One Dayer against India
1988-2004The Bangladeshis, the 10th addition to the test-playing nations, Beat Pakistan and Scotland in the 1999 World Cup but then crashed to a 60-run defeat against Canada in the very next World Cup. Asked the whether it was the greatest cricketing embarrassment ever experienced by Bangladesh, captain Khaled Mashud replyed "Cricket is a funny game and anything can happen"
In 1999, the Asian side produced one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history with their 62-run victory over Pakistan but questions were raised over the commitment of Pakistan's effort, the side having already qualified for the next phase.
In Picture: Bangladesh players during the course of the biggest ODI upset ever. They went on to beat Pakistan in this inconsequential World Cup Match.
India have maintained a clean record against Bangladesh in 11 ODI matches winning all of them. 10 of the wins have come when India batted second and one when India batted first.
Summary of Results:
|27-10-1988||Asia Cup||Chittagong||By 9 wickets||Ban 99-8||Ind 100-1|
|25-12-1990||Asia Cup||Chandigarh||By 9 wickets||Ban 170-6||Ind 171-1|
|04-05-1995||Asia Cup||Sharjah||By 9 wickets||Ban 163||Ind 164-1|
|24-07-1997||Asia Cup||Colombo (SSC)||By 9 wickets||Ban 130-8||Ind 132-1|
|10-01-1998||Independence Cup||Dhaka||By 4 wickets||Ban 190||Ind 191-6|
|14-05-1998||Coca Cola Series||Mohali||By 5 wickets||Ban 184-9||Ind 185-5|
|25-05-1998||Coca Cola Series||Mumbai (WS)||By 5 wickets||Ban 115||Ind 116-5|
|30-05-2000||Asia Cup||Dhaka||By 8 wickets||Ban 249-6||Ind 252-2|
|11-04-2003||TVS Cup||Dhaka||By 200 runs||Ind 276||Ban 76|
|16-04-2003||TVS Cup||Dhaka||By 4 wickets||Ban 207||Ind 208-6|
|21-07-2004||Asia Cup||Colombo (SSC)||By 8 wickets||Ban 177||Ind 178-2|
Highest Innings Total:
India: 276 (49.3 overs) at Dhaka on 11-04-2003
Bangladesh: 249-6 (50 overs) at Dhaka on 30-05-2000
Lowest Innings Total:
India: 276 (49.3 overs) at Dhaka on 11-04-2003 (this was the only occasion when India were bowled out in a match v Bangladesh. In all other matches India romped home successfully chasing the victory target)
Bangladesh : 76 (27.3 overs) at Dhaka on 11-04-2003