Bangladesh vs. India, cricket
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1988-2014: an overview of India-Bangladesh cricket matches
Mar 17 2015
CLASH OF NEIGHBOURS
I t was baptism by fire for Bangladesh when they met India for the first time in the Wills Asia Cup in 1988-89. The fledgling team was shot out for 99 and India romped home by losing just one wicket. Since then, India have dominated to pile up a formidable track record. However, Bangladesh pulled off one of their biggest-ever wins against India in the 2007 World Cup, and won another one recently too. They will hope for an encore.
India, ranked second in the ICC ODI rankings will of course go into the match as the overwhelming favourites. But they would not want to take the Bangla Tigers, who are ranked five places below them lightly. Bangladesh are coming off a morale shattering loss vs Afghanistan and they will be itching to pull off an upset win. The statistics though favour Rohit Sharma and his team.
Here's a quick look at how the two teams stack up against each other in ODI cricket:
Overall ODI Head to Head:
Won by India: 27
Won by Bangladesh: 5
No result: 1
ICC ODI Rank:
India: Rohit Sharma
Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza
Unpleasantness among brotherly nations
Bangladesh fans attempted to provoke Indian supporters on social media with an image of a tiger draped in a Bangladesh flag pouncing upon a dog wearing an India flag. This image went viral and led to a war of words...
NOT THE FIRST INSTANCE...
Two years ago, after Mustafizur Rahman skittled the Indian batting line-up in an ODI series, a Bangladesh newspaper showed the pacer brandishing a cutter (intended to be a barber's knife) in the same frame with Indian cricketers with half-shaven heads. Ahead of the 2016 Asia Cup final, a photoshopped image showed Taskin Ahmed holding Dhoni's severed head, causing anger among Indian fans.
MEMORIES OF 2015 WC QUARTERFINAL...
Bangladesh fans are yet to come to terms with two umpiring decisions that went against them in the last-8 clash against India. Batting at 90, Rohit Sharma hit a full toss from Rubel Hossain to be caught at deep midwicket. Umpire Ian Gould adjudged Rubel's full-toss as a waist high `no-ball' but TV replays showed it could have gone either way. Rohit went on to slam 137 and take India to a commanding 3026. Later, Shikhar Dhawan seemed to touch the boundary rope while taking a catch to dismiss Mohammad Mahmudullah. Even though replays were inconclusive, the third umpire gave the decision in India's favour.
RUBEL vs KOHLI:
The image of Rubel Hossain's ecstatic celebration (below) after dismissing Virat Kohli early in the 2015 World Cup quarterfinal launched countless memes and went viral in Bangladesh. The Bangla pacer later revealed that his rivalry with the Indian skipper went back to their U-19 days in 2008. “I won't say he is a bunny but yes, I am confident against him,“ the pacer told TOI back then. With Kohli in top form, will Rubel get his man again?