With each passing day and match, the cricket fraternity’s expectations and brimming hopes from the Bangla tigers were climbing up the ladder. As and when we got into the zone of thinking, that now they are going to arrive as the giants than the so called minnows. Then we suddenly witnessed that their planes crashed in just before arriving at the destination, which had earlier flocked the hearts of fans with hopes of some superlative stuff on the 22 yards.
But, now cometh the 2015 cricket season, the Bangla tigers are finally roaring and deflating the opponents with their fairytale arrival and emergence. Now, they have finally landed and have announced their emphatic rise in style after years of turmoil. The talent of their players was never a doubt, but it was always about the consistency which was hindered by the self-belief factor. But, now they are brimming with belief which is ever so evident in all the departments of their game.
On the eve of this occasion, CricMatez makes a list of Top 10 Greatest ODI victories of Bangladesh:
10. Bangladesh vs India, Asia Cup, March 16, 2012
This match is historical in every sense possible and Dhaka will be remembered in minds of millions for centuries to come. This match witnessed the most humongous moment of the cricket history when Sachin Tendulkar became the first man on the planet to score 100 international centuries.
In this match on back of Sachin Tendulkar’s 114 runs and half-centuries from Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina, India posted an improbable target of 290 for the home side. But, the Bangla tigers stunned the world when they chased down this gigantic total.
The pair of Tamim Iqbal and Jahurul Islam added 113 runs for the second wicket and laid down a solid platform upfront. Then the heroics of Nasir Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib-al-Hasan proved too hot to handle for the Indian bowlers. The home side rallied to a 5-wicket win with 4 balls to spare.