India vs Bangladesh, World Cup Quarter-final: 7 things you must know

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March 18, 2015

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – Bangladesh haven't played any bigger match their entire career. It's their first ever World Cup quarter-final. To add to the fun, it will be against one of tournaments two unbeaten teams and defending champions India at one of the most iconic stadiums in the world – the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

March 18, 2015

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – Bangladesh haven't played any bigger match their entire career. It's their first ever World Cup quarter-final. To add to the fun, it will be against one of tournaments two unbeaten teams and defending champions India at one of the most iconic stadiums in the world – the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

India, according to many, have the most easiest of the four quarter-finals. But that's only when your hear India vs Bangladesh. On the field, the pressure of a knockout presents itself as a different beast altogether, and that's where matches are won or lost.

Just to whet your appetite little further, here are seven things you must know ahead of Wednesday's Melbourne Mania:

  1. Eight of the last completed 10 one-day internationals between these teams have been won by the chasing team. However, the most recent clash, at Dhaka in June 2014, saw India successfully defend a total of 105, bowling Bangladesh out for 58.
  2. All six of the ODIs between these teams at neutral venues have been won by the team that batted second.
  3. Virat Kohli (506) needs 87 runs to pass Gautam Gambhir (592) as the leading run-scorer in ODIs between these teams.
  4. Kohli has reached 50 in five of his six innings against Bangladesh (three of which have been converted into centuries), averaging 126.5 with a strike rate of exactly 100. This average of 126.5 is the highest any player holds against an opponent, minimum 500 runs scored. India have won five of these contests, Bangladesh's victory coming at the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup – the only World Cup meeting.
  5. Since falling for a first-ball duck in his first World Cup innings when batting second in 2007, MS Dhoni has hit 281 runs (two dismissals) in six knocks when chasing – India have won all six games.
  6. No Bangladesh batsman hit a century in any of the team's first 28 matches at World Cups – there have been two in the last two, both recorded by Mahmudullah.
  7. Since the start of the 2007 World Cup, MS Dhoni has been dismissed once by bowlers in the Bangladesh squad, scoring 142 runs from 155 balls faced.

Courtesy: ICC