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3 instances when an underdog team stunned India in the World Cup

Dhruvo Das
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#3 Bangladesh - 2007 World Cup

Mushfiqur Rahim (left) and Mohammad Ashraful (right)
Mushfiqur Rahim (left) and Mohammad Ashraful (right)

India were playing Bangladesh in their first match of the World Cup. Captain Rahul Dravid won the toss and chose to bat first.

Mashrafe Mortaza dismissed Virender Sehwag with only six runs on the board. Robin Uthappa was his next victim as he slashed at a ball outside off stump and was caught at point. Sachin Tendulkar failed to make much of an impact as he too was dismissed early with only seven runs to his name.

Mohammad Rafique got rid of the Indian skipper and India were in serious trouble at 72 for 4. Sourav Ganguly was then joined by Yuvraj Singh at the crease and the pair put on 85 runs for the fifth wicket.

Abdur Razzak dismissed Yuvraj for 47, and Ganguly's defiant knock of 66 came to an end soon too.

India collapsed after that as MS Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh and Ajit Agarkar all got out for a duck. Munaf Patel and Zaheer Khan scored some handy runs towards the end and took the score to 191.

Bangladesh were always in control of the chase. Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan scored a fifty each and Bangladesh won the match with 5 wickets remaining.

The underdogs had managed to defeat a team filled with superstars, making it a truly memorable victory for them.

India: 191 all out (49.3 overs), Bangladesh: 192 for 5 (48.3 overs) (CWC 2007)