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India vs Bangladesh: Head-to-Head in ODI World Cup

The rivalry between India and Bangladesh in the World Cup began in 2007. The 2007 ICC World Cup was already a tragedy for India, but Bangladesh knocked them out of the competition to add salt to the wound. Nobody could have anticipated this outcome, not even Bangladesh. After the ICC World Cup, India and Bangladesh engaged in a number of violent altercations.

This article covers all the head-to-head encounters between India and Bangladesh in ODI World Cup history.

India and Bangladesh have faced each other four times so far. Bangladesh has won once, and India has won three times.

India vs Bangladesh: All Results in ODI World Cup

March 17, 2007Bangladesh won by 5 wicketsPort of Spain
February 19, 2011India won by 87 runsDhaka
March 19, 2015India won by 109 runsMelbourne
July 2, 2019India won by 28 runsEdgbaston
October 19, 2023India won by 7 wicketsPune

2007: Port of Spain

On March 17, 2007, in Port of Spain, India and Bangladesh had their first encounter. India decided to bat first, but things didn’t go well, and Bangladesh bowled out India on 191 runs. To everyone’s surprise, Bangladesh triumphed by 5 wickets, eliminating India from the tournament.

2011: Dhaka

India and Bangladesh met for the second time in Dhaka in the opening match of the 2011 World Cup on February 19, 2011. India posted a huge total of 370 runs thanks to centuries from Virender Sehwag (175) and Virat Kohli (100).

In reply, Bangladesh got off to a good start, but they couldn’t sustain the momentum towards the end overs. Indian bowlers restricted the Bangla Tigers to 283/9, and India won the match by a margin of 87 runs this time.

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2015: Melbourne

The third Cricket World Cup match between India and Bangladesh took place on March 19, 2015, in the quarter-finals of the 2015 edition. The match was held at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

Batting first, India posted 302 runs on the board, riding on the back of Rohit Sharma’s 137 and Suresh Raina’s 65. While chasing the target, Bangladesh lost a couple of wickets early on and couldn’t gather the momentum as they were dismissed for 193 runs. India trounced Bangladesh by 109 runs in that match.

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2019: Edgbaston

India and Bangladesh once again met in the middle of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma provided a solid opening partnership of 180, and India scored 314 runs. And in response, Bangladesh could only make 286 and get all out in 48 overs, making India win by 28 runs.

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2023: Pune

On a batting paradise, Bangladesh got off to a good start, scoring 93 runs for the first wicket. But the middle order couldn’t capitalise on that start, and Bangladesh could only muster 256 runs. In response, the opening duo of Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill provided India with a quick start, and then Virat Kohli’s splendid 103* took India home with 7 wickets in hand.

Final Thoughts

There have been many memorable matches and important turning points in the history of the rivalry between India and Bangladesh in the ODI World Cup. In terms of head-to-head victories and total tournament performances, India has typically had the advantage. Bangladesh has, however, demonstrated great development and tenacity, occasionally springing surprises that have increased the thrill of this cricket rivalry.

Regardless of the results, these contests have always served as examples of cricket’s passion, talent, and sportsmanship. Fans anxiously anticipate further matches as both teams develop, anticipating more exciting moments and competitive cricket on the grand stage of ODI World Cups.

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