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BD's long history of WC giant killings

June 20, 2019 00:00:00

Clockwise: Waqar Younis is bowled out by Mohammed Raffique as Bangladesh win in 1999, Bangladesh beat India in 2007, Tigers held their nerve when they snuck against England in 2011, Shakib Al Hasan shaked hands with West Indies' Jason Holder after beating them, Bangladesh rejoiced after beating South Africa in 2019, Bangladesh beat England in 2015

Bangladesh are no strangers to upsetting the apple cart at the World Cup, which could worry an Australian side yet to fire on all cylinders reports https://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket.

Ahead of today's (Thursday) match, take a look at Bangladesh's biggest World Cup win:

First big scalp, Pakistan 1999

Bangladesh had beaten Scotland earlier in the tournament but Pakistan became their first big World Cup scalp at Northampton.

Seamer Khaled Mahmud ran through Pakistan's top order to leave them reeling at 5-42 in pursuit of 224, before they came out 62-run victors.

Running through the big guns, India 2007

Arguably Bangladesh's biggest World Cup win. Against an Indian team that included the might of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid, they rolled through them for just 191 at Port of Spain.

The Tigers got the total with just five wickets down, ultimately knocking India out of the tournament.

The thriller in Chittagong, England 2011

The Tigers held their nerve when they snuck home against England despite a mid-order collapse in Chittagong. Chasing 226 for victory, Bangladesh looked shot when they lost 5-14 midway through the innings to be 8-169 in the 40th over.

But Mahmudullah and Shafiul Islam held their nerve, putting on 58 for the ninth wicket and taking them to victory with an over to spare.

BD through as England exit, 2015

After hitting 7-275 to set up a difficult chase, the second innings ebbed and flowed until England needed 16 from 12 with two wickets in hand. The favourites had the momentum, but Rubel Hossain bowled both Stuart Broad and James Anderson in three balls to end the match.

Statement made, SA 2019

Batting first, Shakib Al Hasan hit his first of four straight 50-plus scores to help Bangladesh to 6-330.

South Africa were always behind the rate and lost wickets at regular intervals. Bangladesh beat them.

BD chase 322 to beat West Indies

Bangladesh came out with a commanding performance in their last game against the West Indies as they comfortably chased down 322-run target in Taunton. Shakib's sublime unbeaten 124 helped Bangladesh pull off the second highest chase in World Cup history with a dominant 7-wicket win over West Indies at Taunton.

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