Top 10 Greatest Moments in Bangladesh Cricket 2023
Although Bangladesh has not won a trophy in the prestigious ICC Trophy, the team has improved significantly since it first appeared on the cricketing field.
The entire Bangladesh cricket community has been elevated because they are acknowledged as a team and produce some outstanding cricketers.
Despite its short history, there have been some outstanding moments in Bangladesh’s cricketing history. Here are the top 10 greatest moments in the history of Bangladesh Cricket 2023.
- Beating Pakistan in 1999
Bangladeshi cricket fans will surely recall this match: Bangladesh startled a formidable Pakistani team by 62 runs. Bangladesh scored 223 runs while batting against the best bowling attack of the era; Pakistan’s batting collapsed to 161 runs. Bangla Tigers eliminated the tournament’s favorites and distinguished themselves as a team.
- Beating Australia in NatWest Tri-Series in 2005
In 2005, Bangladesh’s victory over Australia in Cardiff was one of the sport’s crowning achievements. Australia scored 295, which appeared to be sufficient against the meek Bangladeshi side; however, they had no idea that Ashraful would pulverize a match-winning century and the team would pursue it. Australia was stunned by Bangladesh’s comprehensive team performance.
- Attaining Test Status in 2000
Bangladesh was granted test status on June 26, 2000. They hosted the first encounter against India but were unable to prevail. Despite their defeat, cricket enthusiasts celebrated this auspicious occasion. In addition, it was believed that the Tigers were too inexperienced for red-ball cricket and that Kenya deserved to ascend the elites’ stone.
- Knocking India Out of the 2007 World Cup
India was one of the favourites to win the World Cup, but Bangladesh proved to be an obstacle. From bowling India out for 191 to inexperienced players pursuing the target easily, the Tigers were on fire that day. They gave India a lifetime of nightmares; Indian cricketers had to endure their supporters’ wrath and the media’s scrutiny. However, the Tigers struggled in their subsequent encounters.
- Dauntless’s Performance in 2012 ASIA CUP
Bangladesh was one of the tournament’s underrated teams that displayed a heroic performance. They were consistent throughout the tournament; after losing their first game to Pakistan, they displayed a stunning performance in the remaining games and were among the leading contenders for the trophy. However, they fell short by two runs in the final against Pakistan, and their affliction of losing crucial games continued.
- The Banglawash
In 2010, New Zealand considered the superior team, was routed by Bangladesh. With players such as Vettori, Ross Taylor, and McCullum, New Zealand was expected to win the series; however, Bangladesh’s solid performance turned the game on its head, and they went on to win every match, giving the visitors a difficult time. Rubell Hossain, an exceptional bowler, was discovered by Bangladesh in this game.
- Whitewashing Pakistan in 2015
In 2015, Bangladesh defeated Pakistan for the first time in ODIs. The first game was won by 79 runs, the second by seven wickets, and the third by eight.
Bangladesh, headed by Mortaza, dominated the hosts in the three-match series, with Soumya Sarkar and Tamim Iqbal scoring run, spinners being economical, and batters being controlled from the very beginning.
- Entering the SEMI-FINAL of Champions Trophy 2017
After a successful cricket season in 2015, Bangladesh was well-positioned. They were one of the least popular. After losing their first game to the English team, Bangladesh went on to win several nail-biting contests.
Bangladesh qualified for their first-ever Champions Trophy Final thanks to the formidable partnership of Shakib Al Hassan and Mahmudullah, who brought New Zealand to its knees and helped Bangladesh reach its first-ever Champions Trophy Final.
Even though they lost in the semi-finals to India, it is still regarded as one of their most illustrious moments because they have come so far since then.
- Winning Asia Cup in 2018
The women’s team was responsible for ending the trophy hiatus in Bangladesh’s Trophy Cabinet in 2018 when they defeated India to win the Asia Cup. Following victories over Sri Lanka and Pakistan, which appeared more substantial than Bangladesh, India defeated them. In the final, their bowling kept the Indian team in check, allowing only 112 runs.
However, Bangladesh lost wickets early on, and the unpredictable nature of the match made it even more captivating. Jahnara Alam tallied the decisive runs and orchestrated an apocalyptic victory.
- Beating the English side in a Test in 2016
The year 2016 was a remarkable one for the Bangladesh Cricket Team. After losing several series, they embarked on a home series against England. They lost the first match by a narrow margin, but they returned it to England in the second match. Bangladesh scored 220 runs, while England was dismissed for 244.
In their second innings, the batters contributed modestly and established a target of 273 runs for the visitors. In response, the English batters threw down their swords and succumbed to 164. Mehedi Hasan of Bangladesh was named hero of the match for his lethal bowling.
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