(Updates with result)
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, March 17 Bangladesh
produced one of the biggest shocks in World Cup history with a
five-wicket victory over India in a Group B game on Saturday.
The unfancied team bowled out India's formidable line-up for
191 on a good batting pitch -- their lowest one-day total
against Bangladesh -- before romping to victory.
Left-handed opener Tamim Iqbal smashed 51 for his maiden
half-century in only his fifth one-dayer before Bangladesh
reached the target in 48.3 overs.
Fellow left-hander Saqibul Hasan (53) put on 84 runs for the
fourth wicket with Mushfiqur Rahim, who was 56 not out, helping
Bangladesh achieve only their second win over India in 15
Bangladesh emulated their famous victory over Pakistan in
the 1999 World Cup, underlining their progress after failing to
win a single game in South Africa four years ago where India
It was their third victory in World Cups having also beaten
Scotland in 1999.
The defeat plunged Indian hopes into disarray from the
toughest group which 1996 champions Sri Lanka are favoured to
top after crushing debutants Bermuda in their first game.
Bangladesh paceman Mashrafe Mortaza struck two early blows
to claim four for 38 before left-arm spinners Mohammad Rafique
and Abdur Razzak left Indian batsmen parched for runs to take
three wickets apiece in their superb team effort.