On June 17, 2014, former Indian all-rounder, Stuart Binny bowled a famous spell where he managed to scalp 6 wickets while giving away just 4 runs in a One-Day International against Bangladesh. Binny still holds the record for the best-ever figures in an ODI match by an Indian bowler, courtesy of the same game.
The winning-spell match by the Karnataka-born all-rounder is being celebrated by the cricketing world today. The spell by the right-arm seamer was highly celebrated as he bowled it when the visitors were defending a low score of 105. The match was a must-win second encounter of the ODI series which was being played at the Mirpur cricket ground.
However, Binny failed to capitalize and continue the momentum after an unbelievable performance as he was no longer in contention for the national team and in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as well for several years. The right-arm pacer announced his retirement in the last year itself (30 august 2021).
It was a difficult pitch to bat on, and by the time Bangladesh was batting the ball was beginning to bounce up awkwardly in addition to moving around all over the place. Still, the fans had wondered why some of the batsmen played the shots they played. It started with Tamim Iqbal’s terrible slash in the first over, and the batsmen kept up his example right through the chase. This is the lowest number of runs scored in an ODI in which all 20 wickets fell.
Meanwhile, Mayanti Langer, the famous television presenter and the wife of Stuart Binny, recalled the magical spell with a tweet from her official twitter handle. The tweet has gone viral and has been liked by more than 12,000 twitter users and fans. She tweeted: “On this day 6/4 💙”
Here is the tweet shared by Mayanti Langer:
On this day 6/4 💙 pic.twitter.com/NCZbY1eryL
— Mayanti Langer Binny (@MayantiLanger_B) June 17, 2022
Here is how the fans reacted:
— ³ 🇿🇦 (@Legspiner3) June 17, 2022
Greatest spell in the history, never thought India is gonna win that match after getting bundled out on 103 in ODI but then binni's ultimate spell arrived. 🔥
— Paritosh Kumar 🏏 (@Paritosh_2016) June 17, 2022
I had switched off the TV in disappointment after India were bowler out for 104,but when I sAw the score after the match,I couldn't believe my eyes.
— Delhi Capitals Fan (@pantiyerfc) June 17, 2022
Kya bowling ki ya tha binny bhai ne ..God.. that was a scary spell.
— Sagar Kumar Bal (@IamSagarBal11) June 17, 2022
Best ODI bowling figure 👏
— Mr.Rong 🦁 (@wrong_huihui) June 17, 2022
I didn't watch bangladesh innings bcoz India had only scored 105 but rest is the history
— मलखान (@KatwaLiyaFirSe) June 17, 2022