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Bangladesh shock India

Bangladesh shock India Bangladesh beat India this morning in the 2007 ICC World Cup by five wickets after an excellent bowling performance.

Bangladesh managed to restrict India to just 191 runs in 49.3 overs and then reached the target with 9 balls to spare. In my preview of the World Cup, I said this was a group were a seeded team was likely to miss out on the Super 8 stage and this looks like a possibility now.

The fact that only one Indian player Sourav Ganguly managed to score a half century tells the whole story about India's batting on the day. On the Bangladesh side, three teenagers Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim and Saqibul Hasan scored half centuries to help Bangladesh reach the 191 target.

At the moment the advantage is with Bangladesh with their next match being against Sri Lanka and the last match against Bermuda. So Bangladesh are most likely going to finish with a minimum of four points and everything being equal what could stop them from qualifying for the Super 8 stage would be the run rate.

India on the other hand can expect a maximum of four points now and their next match is an easy one against Bermuda but it is the final group match against Sri Lanka that's going to be pivotal. Lose that and they will be heading home.

Yesterday New Zealand easily dismissed England after another less than convincing display by England. What got me thinking is the possibility of England losing to Kenya. Will that be possible or will England rise and get the all important two points?

The other match between South Africa and the Netherlands will be remembered as a match in which Herschelle Gibbs scored six sixes in one over. This is the first time this has ever happened in international cricket.

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