Bangladesh win despite Tendulkar ton

Bangladesh achieved the stiff 290-run target with four balls to spare.

Afp March 16, 2012
Bangladesh win despite Tendulkar ton

DHAKA: Bangladesh posted a shock five-wicket victory over World champions India in the Asia Cup one-day tournament in Dhaka on Friday, despite Sachin Tendulkar's 100th international century.

Bangladesh achieved the stiff 290-run target with four balls to spare in the day-night match to keep alive their hopes of reaching the final.

India rode on Tendulkar's unprecedented 100th international century to post a challenging 289-5 against Bangladesh.

The master batsman, who now has 51 hundreds in Tests and 49 in one-day internationals, cracked one six and 12 fours in his 147-ball knock to boost his team's chances of making it to the final.

Tendulkar added 148 runs for the second wicket with Virat Kohli (66) and 86 for the next with Suresh Raina (51) in the day-night match at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium.

India, who beat Sri Lanka by 50 runs in their opening match, need a win to qualify for the final.

But Bangladeshi batsmen were more than up for the challenge. Despite losing Nazimuddin early on in the innings, Tamim Iqbal (70) and Jahurul Islam (53) gave Bangladesh hope. Strong displays from Nasir Hosain (54) and Shakib Al Hasan (49) ensured that India had a match on their hands. In the end, captain Mushfiqur Rehman (46) ensured that victory was achieved with relative ease.

This victory means that India will have to win its match against Pakistan on Sunday March 18 to book its place in the final.


Khaksar | 12 years ago | Reply

@Fahad @Hush we told ya :)

LIAQAT ALI | 12 years ago | Reply

Should'nt the headline say; BanglaDesh wins beacsue of tedultar's Ton (not despite).It was clear that India wanted him to complete century at all costs including a slower run rate which could have been improved by SACHIN HIMSLEF IF HE DIDNT PLAY THAT DEFENSIVELY TO MAKE HIS COVETED 100.o

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