Bangladesh beat India by 5 wickets despite Sachin's record century

It was a bitter-sweet symphony at the Shere-Bangla stadium on Friday as despite a valiant century from Sachin Tendulkar - his 100th international ton - Bangladesh orchestrated a scintillating fightback to chase the target of 290 with 4 balls and 5 wickets to spare.

updated: March 16, 2012 22:56 IST
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Mirpur: Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan delivered an improbable win for Bangladesh that left Sachin Tendulkar's record 100th international century in the shade and threw the Asia Cup wide open. As the focus remained on Tendulkar's achievement for most of the match, Bangladesh did what they had threatened to do in the tournament opener against Pakistan - they showed that they could chase big totals under pressure against Test opposition.


Bangladesh had asked India to bat knowing that chasing has been easier on the Mirpur pitch in this tournament than batting first. Though the strategy had not worked, just about, against Pakistan, India did not have an Umar Gul or a Saeed Ajmal to stop a side hungrier than they were for success.

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