A second-string Indian side, led by the recalled Suresh Raina, are set for a three-ODI series against Bangladesh. India’s ODI record against Bangladesh in Bangladesh is quite impressive, with 14 wins and just two losses. Here, gocricket.com looks the ODIs played between the two teams from 1988 to 2014.
October 27, 1988, Chittagong (Asia Cup): The match turned out to be a one-sided affair with India chasing down 100 with 114 balls remaining. While spinner Arshad Ayub picked up 3 for 20 in a 45-overs-a-side contest due to rain, Man-of-the-Match Navjot Sidhu provided the finishing touches with an unbeaten 50. India eventually won the tournament, beating Sri Lanka in the final.
January 10, 1998, Dhaka (Silver Jubilee Independence Cup): India returned to Bangladesh after a gap of 10 years and this time the hosts were a much better team. After the match was reduced to 48 overs-a-side and India chose to field, Bangladesh were bowled out for 198 with Aminul Islam top-scoring with 69* and Man-of-the-Match Javagal Srinath returning 5 for 23. The Indians won the match by six wickets but took 46.2 overs. Mohammad Azharuddin (84) and Sachin Tendulkar (54) played crucial hands. India went on to win the tournament.
May 30, 2000, Dhaka (Asia Cup): Electing to bat, Bangladesh posted 249 for 6, thanks to Habibul Basher (57), captain Aminul (47) and Akram Khan (64). India captain Sourav Ganguly made 135 not out to take India over the line with eight wickets in hand and 59 balls to spare. Pakistan won the tournament.
April 11, 2003, Dhaka (TVS Cup): It was a one-sided affair. Electing to bat, India put 276 on the board thanks to Yuvraj Singh’s 102*. The Bangladeshi response was a meek one, the hosts being bowled out for 76 in 27.3 overs. Zaheer Khan (4 for 19) and Ajit Agarkar (3 for 18) turned in good performances with the ball.
April 16, 2003, Dhaka (TVS Cup): Batting first, the hosts were bowled out for 207 in 49.4 overs with Habibul Bashar scoring 50. Agarkar took 3 for 36. Gautam Gambhir (71) and Virender Sehwag (43) added a quickfire 69 to set the tone for a four-wicket win in 42.5 overs. The tournament final between India and South Africa was washed out.
December 23, 2004, Chittagong (1st ODI): In the first bilateral series, India took the opening encounter by 11 runs. After being put in to bat, India made 245 for 8 thanks to fifties from Rahul Dravid (53) and Man-of-the-Match Mohammad Kaif (80). Basher (65) and Khaled Mashud (50 not out) put up a big fight but failed to take the team over the line. MS Dhoni made his ODI debut in this match. Sridharan Sriram took 3 for 43.
December 26, 2004, Dhaka (2nd ODI): Bangladesh registered their first-ever win against India. Batting first, the hosts scored 229 for 9 thanks to Aftab Ahmed’s 67. Sriram (57) and Kaif (49) did their best but their efforts were not enough as India lost the match by 15 runs. Masrafe Mortaza was chosen Man of the Match for figures of 2 for 36.
December 27, 2004, Dhaka (3rd ODI): India avenged themselves very well in the next match, posting a mammoth 348 for 5 thanks to Sehwag (70), Ganguly (55), Rahul Dravid (55) and Yuvraj (69). Rajin Saleh top-scored with 82 in the team’s 91-run defeat. Tendulkar picked up 4 for 54. India took the series 2-1.
May 10, 2007, Mirpur (1st ODI): Electing to bat in a 47-overs-a-side contest, Bangladesh posted 250 for 7 by means of Javed Omar (80) and Shakib Al Hasan (50). In India’s five-wicket win, two wicketkeeper batsmen – Dhoni (91) and Dinesh Karthik (58) – added an unbeaten 107 to do the job with six balls to go.
May 12, 2007, Mirput (2nd ODI): Batting first in a 49-overs-a-side a contest, India posted 284 for 8 thanks to Gambhir’s 101. Bangladesh gave a poor account of themselves in the chase, falling short by 46 runs. Debutant legspinper Piyush Chawla took 3 for 37 to be the best India bowler.
May 15, 2007, Chittagong (3rd ODI): The match was washed out without a ball being bowled and India clinched the series 2-0.
June 12, 2008, Dhaka (Kitply Cup): Electing to bat, Bangladesh were bowled out for 222 off the penultimate ball of the innings. Except Raqibul Hasan (89) and Mohammad Ashraful (36), the rest of the batsmen weren’t up to scratch. India ran away to a seven-wicket victory in 35.1 overs with Gambhir scoring 107 not out. Sehwag chipped in with 59.
January 7, 2010, Mirpur (Tri-nation Tournament): Batting first, Bangladesh posted 296 for 6 thanks to Tamim Iqbal (60), Imrul Kayes (70) and Mahmudullah (60*). India’s chase was a in a big spot of bother with Sehwag and Gambhir got back in the hut and just 49 runs on the board but Virat Kohli (91), Dhoni (101 not out) and Raina (51*) came to the team’s rescue as Dhoni’s men chased down the target in 47.3 overs with six wickets in hand.
January 11, 2010, Mirpur (Tri-nation Tournament): After being put in to bat, Bangladesh’s innings looked in trouble at one time at 67 for 4 but Shakib (85) and Mahmudullah (64 not out) added 106 to help the team reach a respectable 247 for 6. India got to the target in 43 overs with six wickets in hand thanks largely to Kohli, who smashed a 95-ball 102*.
February 19, 2011, Mirpur (2011 World Cup): In the tournament opener, Sehwag stole the show with a 140-ball 175. Kohli provided a perfect foil with 100*. Chasing 371 to win, Bangladesh got off a great start but faltered in middle overs, finally managing only 283 for 9. Other than Tamim Iqbal (70) and Shakib (55), none of the Bangladeshi batsmen could come up with a significant contribution.
March 16, 2012, Mirpur (Asia Cup): Bangladesh registered their second home win against India. In a match that saw Tendulkar scoring his 100th international ton, India posted 289 for 5 on a batting-friendly wicket. Tamim (70), Jahurul Islam (53), Nasir Hossain (54), Shakib (49), Mushfiqur Rahim (46*) combined to fashion a five-wicket win in 49.2 overs. Pakistan eventually won the tournament.
February 26, 2014, Fatullah (Asia Cup): Chasing Bangladesh’s 279 for 6 fuelled by Mushfiqur’s 117, India got over the line on a canter thanks to Kohli’s 136 and Ajinkya Rahane’s 73. Sri Lanka were the eventual winners.